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Media release: Destination NSW's support for major events

The Auditor-General for New South Wales, Margaret Crawford, released a report today on whether Destination NSW (DNSW) can demonstrate that its support for major events achieves value for money. The audit found that DNSW’s processes for assessing and evaluating the major events it funds are mostly effective, but its public reporting does not provide enough transparency.

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Media release - Local Schools, Local Decisions: needs-based equity funding

The Auditor-General for New South Wales, Margaret Crawford, released a report today examining the Department of Education’s (the department’s) support and oversight of school planning and use of needs-based funding under the Local Schools, Local Decisions reform. The report found the department has not had adequate oversight of how schools are using needs-based funding to improve student outcomes since it was introduced in 2014.

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Media release: Integrity of data in the Births, Deaths and Marriages Register

The Auditor-General for New South Wales, Margaret Crawford, released a report today on whether the Department of Customer Service (the department) has effective controls in place to ensure the integrity of data in the Births, Deaths and Marriages Register, and to prevent unauthorised access and misuse.

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Media release: Report on Local Government 2019

The Auditor-General for New South Wales, Margaret Crawford, released her report today on the Local Government sector. The report focuses on key observations and findings from the 2018-19 financial audits of councils and joint organisations. Unqualified audit opinions were issued on the financial statements for 134 councils and 11 joint organisations. The audit opinion for Bayside’s 2017-18 and 2018-19 financial statements were disclaimed. Three audits are still in progress and will be included in next year’s report.

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Media release: Supporting the District Criminal Court

The Auditor-General for New South Wales, Margaret Crawford, released a report today on whether the Department of Communities and Justice (the department) effectively supports

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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.