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Contracting non-government organisations

The Auditor-General for New South Wales, Margaret Crawford, today released a report on how the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) is contracting non-government organisations (NGOs) to deliver community services in the Permanency Support Program (a component of out-of-home-care services) and Specialist Homelessness Services.

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Family and Community Services 2018

The Auditor-General for New South Wales, Margaret Crawford released her report today on the Family and Community Services cluster. The report focuses on key observations and findings from the most recent financial audits of agencies in the cluster.

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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 antisocial behaviour in public housing

The Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) has not adequately supported or resourced its staff to manage antisocial behaviour in public housing according to a report released today by the Deputy Auditor-General for New South Wales, Ian Goodwin. FACS is effectively managing known incidents of serious and severe illegal behaviours in public housing. However, its management of minor and moderate antisocial behaviour is poor and there is uneven application of FACS’ antisocial behaviour policy across the State.

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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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Family and Community Services 2017

The Acting Auditor-General, Ian Goodwin, released the report today on the Family and Community Services cluster. The report focuses on key observations and findings from the most recent audits of agencies in the cluster.

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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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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.