Biosecurity risk management

A strong biosecurity system is vital for protecting our primary industries, our economy and our community. In 2013, the NSW Government released the NSW Biosecurity Strategy 2013 – 2021, that is based on the principle that biosecurity is a shared responsibility between governments, industries and individuals. The Strategy outlines how government, industry and the community need to work together to identify, prevent, eradicate, minimise, respond to and manage biosecurity risks.

This audit may examine how effectively the Department of Primary Industries has implemented the NSW Biosecurity Strategy 2013 – 2021 to prepare for, and respond to, biosecurity risks. 

Matching skills training with market need

The NSW Government recognises the need for an educated and skilled workforce to drive a productive economy, support workforce participation and grow industry and business. In 2015, the NSW Government implemented reforms in the vocational education and training sector aimed at getting more people trained while maximising public value for the government’s investment.

This audit may examine how well the vocational education and training system in NSW meets the skills and training needs of NSW individuals, industry, regions and the economy. 

NSW major event assessments

Destination NSW is the lead NSW Government agency for the tourism and major events sectors. Its role is to market Sydney and NSW as one of the world’s premier tourism and major events destinations; to secure major sporting and cultural events; to work in partnership with Business Events Sydney to win major international conventions and incentive travel reward programs; to develop and deliver initiatives that will drive visitor growth throughout the State; and to achieve the NSW Government’s goal of doubling expenditure within the State’s visitor economy by 2020.

This audit may examine how well Destination NSW assesses the costs and economic impacts of attracting major events to NSW to ensure it achieves value for money for taxpayers.