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Media release: Delivering school infrastructure

The Auditor-General for New South Wales, Margaret Crawford, released a report today examining the planning and delivery of new, redeveloped and upgraded public schools. School Infrastructure NSW has identified the need to accommodate an additional 180,000 enrolments in public schools by 2039 with a large portion of this growth expected in metropolitan Sydney. It has also identified that around 34,000 teaching spaces will require upgrading to be fit-for-purpose.

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Media release: Service NSW’s handling of personal information

The Auditor-General for New South Wales, Margaret Crawford, released a report today examining the effectiveness of Service NSW’s handling of customers’ personal information to ensure its privacy.

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Media release: One TAFE NSW modernisation program

The Auditor-General for New South Wales, Margaret Crawford, released a report today examining the management of the One TAFE NSW modernisation program. In 2016, the Government released 'A Vision for TAFE NSW' which stated that TAFE NSW needed to become more flexible, efficient and competitive. It set out the need to progressively reduce significant cost inefficiencies, including by moving away from separate institutes to a single institute model. TAFE NSW established the One TAFE NSW modernisation program to deliver on that vision.

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Media release: Procurement management in Local Government

The Auditor‑General for New South Wales, Margaret Crawford, released a report today examining procurement management in Local Government. The audit assessed the effectiveness of procurement management practices in six councils. All six councils had procurement management policies that were consistent with legislative requirements, but the audit found compliance gaps in some councils. The audit also identified opportunities for councils to address risks to transparency and accountability, and to ensure value for money is achieved when undertaking procurement.

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Media release: Members' additional entitlements 2020

The Auditor-General for New South Wales, Margaret Crawford, released a report today reviewing the additional entitlements claimed by Members of the New South Wales Parliament (Members) under the Parliamentary Remuneration Tribunal’s Determination (the Determination). The Auditor-General found three material instances of Member non-compliance with the Determination. The Department of Parliamentary Services has subsequently requested the three Members repay amounts incorrectly claimed.

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Media release: Reports tabled to Parliament

The Auditor-General for New South Wales, Margaret Crawford today released the following reports focusing on the outcomes of financial audits of Departments and agencies in their clusters:

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Media release: Managing the health, safety and wellbeing of nurses and junior doctors in high demand hospital environments

The Auditor-General for New South Wales, Margaret Crawford, released a report today examining NSW Health’s management of health and safety risks to nurses and junior doctors in high demand hospital wards over the past five years, including during the first six months of the 2020 COVID-19 health emergency.

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Media release: Education 2020

The Auditor-General for New South Wales, Margaret Crawford released a report today titled Education 2020. This report focuses on key observations and findings from the most recent audits of agencies in the Education cluster. Unqualified audit opinions were issued for all cluster agencies’ financial statements. However, internal control deficiencies were identified across the cluster agencies, including deficiencies in the management of purchasing cards and 15 internal control issues that were repeated from the previous year.

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Media release: Waste levy and grants for waste infrastructure

The Auditor-General for New South Wales, Margaret Crawford released a report today that examined the effectiveness of the waste levy and grants for waste infrastructure in minimising the amount of waste sent to landfill and increasing recycling rates.  

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Media release: Internal controls and governance 2020

The Auditor-General for New South Wales, Margaret Crawford today released her report on the findings and recommendations from the 2019–20 financial audits that relate to internal controls and governance at 40 of the largest agencies in the NSW public sector.