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Audit Office of
New South Wales

The Audit Office of New South Wales is the independent auditor of the New South Wales public sector.

The Audit Office reports directly to parliament on the New South Wales government’s financial statements and use of public money.

We help the New South Wales public sector improve its performance for the benefit of the community.


Managing length of stay and unplanned readmissions in NSW public hospitals
NSW Health has achieved considerable success over recent years in reducing average length of stay despite increasing pressure on hospital admissions by older and chronically ill patients. This success has been driven by changes in the way health services are delivered, such as the increasing use of ...
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Volume One 2015 Areas of focus from 2014, Governance Lighthouse and Fraud Control Improvement Kit
Today the Auditor-General of New South Wales, Grant Hehir, released his Volume One 2015 Report to Parliament focusing on key observations and recommendations from financial and performance audits released in 2014. The 2014 audits showed that the quality and timeliness of financial reporting have co ...
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Vocational Education and Training Reform
Vocational Education and Training (VET) is undergoing reform across Australia. The reforms aim to see more people trained while maximising the public value for the Government’s investment. New South Wales is the latest State to implement VET reform through its Smart and Skilled initiative which comm ...
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Security of Critical IT Infrastructure
Roads and Maritime Services and Transport for NSW have deployed many controls to protect traffic management systems but these would have been only partially effective in detecting and preventing incidents and unlikely to support a timely response. There was a potential for unauthorised access to sen ...
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WestConnex Assurance to the Government
This audit assesses the assurance provided to the NSW Government for the initial stages of the WestConnex project. The audit examined the WestConnex project from concept development to the pre-tender phase for Stage 1A – M4 (Parramatta to Homebush Bay). It did not examine the merit of the project or ...
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Auditor-General's Reports to Parliament

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