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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.


15 Apr 2014 Management of volunteers - State Emergency Services
The SES needs to better understand the location, availability and skills of its volunteers so it can properly plan for emergency events. It needs to improve how it selects and retains the right volunteers and provide more up-to-date and focused training.
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1 Apr 2014 Fitness of firefighters
Fire and Rescue NSW do not know whether all its firefighters are fit to perform their full range of operational duties. Once they are employed, there are no formal checks on firefighters’ health and fitness during their career. Also, while a health standard for firefighters has been developed it has ...
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27 Mar 2014 Volume One 2014 - Areas of focus from 2013
Today the Auditor-General of New South Wales, Grant Hehir, released his Volume One Report to Parliament for 2014. The observations included in this report are designed to inform readers of common findings from the 2013 financial and performance audits so agencies and audit committees can use them to ...
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19 Dec 2013 Improving legal and safe driving among Aboriginal people
Government responses to improve legal and safe driving among Aboriginal people have had limited success reducing Aboriginal peoples’ over-representation in road accident fatalities, traffic-related offending and imprisonments.
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18 Dec 2013 Volume Ten 2013 focusing on Health - Most health entities did not meet budgets
In 2012-13, ten of the seventeen local health districts and specialty networks did not meet their net cost of services budgets. The largest overruns were recorded by Northern Sydney ($32.4 million), Western Sydney ($23.2 million), Western NSW ($18.9 million), South Eastern Sydney ($13.6 million) and ...
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