Progress and measurement of the Premier's Priorities

The Premier’s Implementation Unit uses a systematic approach to measuring and reporting progress towards the Premier’s Priorities performance targets, but public reporting needed to improve, according to a report released today by the Auditor-General of NSW, Margaret Crawford.

The data used to measure progress of the Premier’s Priorities came from a variety of government and external datasets, some of which have inherent limitations.

At the time of the audit, these limitations were not revealed in public reporting, and only some were revealed in progress reported to the Premier and ministers. This limited the transparency of reporting. 'I note that the Premier’s Implementation Unit has made a number of changes to their website in response to our report', said Ms Crawford. 

The report found that the Premier’s Implementation Unit was effective in assisting agencies to make progress against the Premier’s Priorities targets. The Department of Premier and Cabinet accepted all the report’s recommendations.

Further information

Barry Underwood, Director, Office of the Auditor-General, on 0403 073 664 and email