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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.


Volume Eight 2015 Family and Community Services
Placement reviews are not undertaken for all children and young people in statutory care. Caseworkers are required to review placements annually to assess the health, wellbeing, education and social life of the child. Over three-quarters of children and young people received placement reviews in 20 ...
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Volume Seven 2015 Part Two Emergency Services
Demand for emergency services increased by eight per cent, in response to 187,282 incidents during 2014-15. Total volunteer numbers have risen over the last three years by 2.4 per cent to 98,536, improving capacity to deal with such incidents. NSW Rural Fire Service had only five emergency declarati ...
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Volume Seven 2015 Part One Law and Order
Many factors are contributing to the overcrowding of the NSW prison system. This is in turn putting pressure on operations in the courts, and could ultimately impact rates of reoffending.
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Volume Six 2015 Transport
Public transport revenue decreased by 2.7 per cent despite a fare increase and increased patronage. Twenty-five per cent of all Opal trips (over 74 million) were free, including 47 per cent of trips on ferries, according to a report released today by the New South Wales Acting Auditor-General, Tony ...
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Volume Five 2015 Premier and Cabinet
The Department of Premier and Cabinet needs to update the NSW Public Sector Governance Framework to improve clarity over cluster governance arrangements and to incorporate legislative and policy changes since its February 2013 release, according to a report released today by the New South Wales Acti ...
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