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Central Agencies 2018

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. 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.

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Internal Controls and Governance 2018

The Auditor-General for New South Wales Margaret Crawford found that as NSW state government agencies’ digital footprint increases they need to do more to address new and emerging information technology (IT) risks. This is one of the key findings to emerge from the second stand-alone report on internal controls and governance of the 40 largest NSW state government agencies, released today. 

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State Finances 2018

The Auditor-General, Margaret Crawford released her report today on the State Finances for the year ended 30 June 2018. ‘I am pleased to once again report that I issued a clear audit opinion on the state’s consolidated financial statements,’ the Auditor-General said. ‘This demonstrates the government’s focus on preparing high quality information on the state’s financial position and performance for use by stakeholders’.  

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Procurement and reporting of consultancy services 2018

Agencies need to improve their compliance with requirements governing the procurement of consultancy services. These requirements help agencies access procurement savings. Also, some agencies have under-reported consultancy fees in their annual reports for the 2016-17 financial year, according to a report released today by the Auditor-General for New South Wales, Margaret Crawford.

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Managing risks in the NSW public sector: risk culture and capability

The Ministry of Health, NSW Fair Trading, NSW Police Force, and NSW Treasury Corporation are taking steps to strengthen their risk culture, according to a report released today by the Auditor-General, Margaret Crawford. 'Senior management communicates the importance of managing risk to their staff, and there are many examples of risk management being integrated into daily activities', the Auditor-General said.

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Internal Controls and Governance 2017

Agencies need to do more to address risks posed by information technology (IT), NSW Auditor-General Margaret Crawford has found. 'IT control deficiencies were the most common source of internal control issues in our 2016-17 audits of NSW agencies', Ms Crawford said.

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Agency compliance with NSW Government travel policies

A report released today by the Auditor-General for New South Wales, Margaret Crawford, highlights that overall, agencies materially complied with NSW Government travel policies.

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State Finances 2017

The Auditor-General, Margaret Crawford released her report today on the State Finances for the year ended 30 June 2017.   ‘It is pleasing to report the Total State Sector Accounts received an unqualified audit opinion for the fifth consecutive year,’ the Auditor-General said. ‘This outcome demonstrates the Government’s continued focus on the quality of financial reporting across the NSW public sector’.   ‘High quality financial management and reporting are crucial to properly inform the public and build community confidence in our system of government’.  

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Northconnex

The processes used to assess NorthConnex adequately considered value for money for taxpayers, according to a report released today by the Auditor-General of NSW, Margaret Crawford. The report also found that the impact of tolling concessions on road users and the motorway network was consistent with policy objectives described in the 2012 NSW Long Term Transport Master Plan.

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2016 - An Overview

The Auditor-General, Margaret Crawford released her special report ‘2016 – An Overview’ today. The report focuses on key observations and findings from 2016 audits and highlights key areas of focus for financial and performance audits in 2017. The quality and timeliness of financial reporting continued to improve across the NSW public sector in 2016. Only one qualified audit opinion was issued and most agencies signed their financial statements on time.