Central Agencies 2017

The Auditor-General, Margaret Crawford, released her report today on the results of the financial audits of NSW Government central agencies. The report focuses on key observations and findings from the most recent financial statement audits of agencies in the Treasury, Premier and Cabinet, and Finance, Services and Innovation clusters.

'It is pleasing to report that the agencies financial statements received unqualified audit opinions', the Auditor-General said. 'The quality and timeliness of financial reporting remains strong'.

The report includes a range of findings in respect to service delivery. One repeat finding is that while the Government regularly reports on the 12 Premier's priorities, there is no comprehensive reporting on the 18 State priorities. 'A comprehensive report would ensure all State priorities are publicly reported, provide a single and easily accessible source of reference and improve transparency', said the Auditor-General.

Further information

Barry Underwood, Director, Office of the Auditor-General, on 9275 7220 or 0403 073 664 and email barry.underwood@audit.nsw.gov.au.