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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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Performance audit insights: key findings 2014-2018

A report released today by the Auditor-General for New South Wales, Margaret Crawford, presents key findings from four years of performance audits. The report findings are presented around six areas of government activity including planning for the future, meeting community expectations for key services, investment in infrastructure, managing natural resources, ensuring good governance and digital disruption.

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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.

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Fraud Survey

In a report released today, the NSW Auditor-General, Margaret Crawford provides a snapshot of reported fraud in the NSW public sector and an analysis of NSW Government agencies’ fraud controls based on a survey of 102 agencies. The survey found that: the total number of reported fraud cases is nearly double that of a similar survey conducted in 2012. Agencies reported 1,077 frauds in this survey compared to 562 in the previous survey, with a total reported value of $10 million. The largest frauds are in procurement

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Agency compliance with the GIPA Act

In a report released today, the NSW Auditor-General, Margaret Crawford found some NSW Government agencies were not publicly releasing all the required information on contracts with the private sector, nor were they publishing it in a timely manner. This report assessed whether 13 agencies were complying with Part 3 Division 5 of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act), relating to Government contracts with the private sector. All thirteen agencies had published an adequately designed Government contracts register, but:

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State Finances 2016

NSW public sector financial reporting continues to improve, according to the Auditor-General, Margaret Crawford, in her Report to Parliament on NSW State Finances. For the fourth consecutive year, the Total State Sector Accounts received an unqualified audit opinion following more than a decade of qualifications.

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Areas of focus in 2015

The quality and timeliness of financial reporting continued to improve across the NSW public sector in 2015, according to a report released today by the Acting Auditor-General of New South Wales, Tony Whitfield. The report focuses on key observations from the 2015 financial and performance audits.

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Realising the benefits of the Service NSW initiative

The current benefits realisation approach for Service NSW needs to improve so benefits and savings can be effectively measured, reported and realised, according to a report released today by the NSW Acting Auditor-General, Tony Whitfield. Customers are finding that Service NSW provides a convenient and practical way to access all government transaction services.

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Public sector management reforms

The Public Service Commission is making good progress with leading the implementation of public sector management reforms, according to a report released today by the Acting New South Wales Auditor-General, Tony Whitfield.