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Media release: Central Agencies 2019

The Auditor-General for New South Wales, Margaret Crawford released her report today on the results of the financial audits of NSW Government central agencies, namely the Premier and Cabinet, Treasury and Customer Service clusters. There are 191 agencies in these clusters, including government financial, superannuation and insurance entities.

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Media release: Members' additional entitlements 2019

The Auditor-General for New South Wales, Margaret Crawford, today tabled her findings and recommendations from the annual review of the additional entitlements claimed by the Members of the New South Wales Parliament (Members) under the Parliamentary Remuneration Tribunal’s Determination (the Determination).

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Media release: Planning, Industry and Environment 2019

The Auditor-General, Margaret Crawford, released her report today on the results of audits of the financial statements of agencies now grouped in the NSW Planning, Industry and Environment cluster.  Unqualified audit opinions were issued for 56 of the 66 cluster agencies’ 30 June 2019 financial statements. Ten audits remain incomplete. The cluster agencies need to improve the timeliness of financial reporting.  

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Media release: Education 2019

The Auditor-General, Margaret Crawford released a report today titled Education 2019. This report focuses on key observations and findings from the most recent financial audits of agencies in the Education cluster. From 1 July 2019, the Technical and Further Education Commission, the NSW Skills Board and the functions and activities associated with vocational training and skills form part of the Education cluster.

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Media Release: Stronger Communities 2019

The Auditor-General, Margaret Crawford, released her report today on the NSW Stronger Communities cluster. From 1 July 2019, the functions of the former Department of Justice, the former Department of Family and Community Services and many of the cluster agencies moved to the new Stronger Communities cluster. The Department of Communities and Justice is the principal agency in the new Stronger Communities cluster. The report focuses on key observations and findings from the most recent financial audits of agencies in the Stronger Communities cluster.

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Media release: Transport 2019

The Auditor-General, Margaret Crawford released her report today on the results of the financial audits of NSW Government's Transport cluster for the financial year ended 30 June 2019. The report focuses on key observations and findings from the most recent financial statement audits of agencies in the Transport cluster.

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Media release: Health 2019

The Auditor-General, Margaret Crawford, released a report today on the New South Wales Health Cluster. The report focuses on key observations and findings from the most recent financial audits of the Ministry of Health, local health districts, specialty health networks, health corporations and independent health agencies in New South Wales. The report also summarises self-reported performance measures across the network.

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Media release: Internal controls and governance 2019

A report released today by the Auditor-General for New South Wales, Margaret Crawford, covers the findings and recommendations from the 2018–19 financial audits that relate to internal controls and governance at 40 of the largest agencies in the NSW public sector. The 40 agencies selected for this report constitute around 84 per cent of total expenditure for all NSW public sector agencies. 

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Media release: Ensuring contract management capability in government - HealthShare NSW

In a report released today, the Auditor-General for New South Wales, Margaret Crawford, examined whether HealthShare NSW, a part of NSW Health, has the required contract management capability to effectively manage goods and services contracts valued over $250,000. 

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Media release: State Finances 2019

The Auditor-General, Margaret Crawford, released her report today on the State Finances for the year ended 30 June 2019. ‘I am pleased to once again report that I issued an unmodified audit opinion on the State’s consolidated financial statements,’ the Auditor-General said.