Auditor-General's Reports to Parliament

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    Performance
    Efficiency and effectiveness in tax collection
    25 Jun 2015
    While there is performance data and qualitative information that enables assessment of some aspects of the Office of State Revenue’s (OSR) tax collection activities, it is difficult to make a confident overall assessment of efficiency and effectiveness. This is not a problem unique to OSR, as rev ...
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    Financial
    Volume Three 2015 Additional Entitlements for Members of Parliament
    24 Jun 2015
    The aim of this audit was to assess agency processes for implementing performance audit recommendations. We used key elements of the Audit Office’s ‘Better Practice Checklist for Monitoring and Reporting on Performance Audit Recommendations’ to assess agencies’ performance. We also sought to identif ...
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    Performance
    Implementing performance audit recommendations
    24 Jun 2015
    The aim of this audit was to assess agency processes for implementing performance audit recommendations. We used key elements of the Audit Office’s ‘Better Practice Checklist for Monitoring and Reporting on Performance Audit Recommendations’ to assess agencies’ performance. We also sought to identif ...
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    Performance
    Government Advertising 2015
    22 Jun 2015
    This audit assessed how well government advertising and other communication activities are being managed. Our report answers two questions - 1. Did Destination NSW (DNSW) and the Sydney Opera House (SOH) carry out their government advertising activities, in relation to selected advertising campaig ...
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    Financial
    Volume Two 2015 focusing on Universities
    28 May 2015
    Generally, NSW universities are in a sound financial position, but average operating margins are falling and operating expenditure is growing faster than operative revenue. The university sector’s average operating margin fell from 6.6 per cent in 2013 to 4.8 per cent in 2014 and combined operating ...
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    Performance
    Large Construction Projects
    7 May 2015
    The independent assurance given to the NSW government and sponsor agencies on the viability of large capital projects throughout their lifecycle is inadequate. Government policy is regularly not followed and not properly communicated to those responsible for implementing such policy.
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    Performance
    Country Towns Water Supply and Sewerage Program
    4 May 2015
    The country towns water supply and sewerage program has effectively promoted adoption of better management practices by local water utilities but will not achieve its objective of eliminating the water supply and supply sewerage infrastructure backlog in urban areas of country New South Wales.
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    Performance
    Managing length of stay and unplanned readmissions in NSW public hospitals
    23 Apr 2015
    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......
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    Financial
    Volume One focusing on themes from 2014
    20 Feb 2015
    This report focuses on key observations and recommendations from financial and performance audits in 2014. The observations and recommendations have been reported to Parliament and other stakeholders, including relevant Ministers and those charged with the governance of individual agencies. The find ...
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