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Parliament requires reliable information on the operation of NSW government entities, and the use of public money. We provide Parliament with independent audit opinions on NSW public sector financial statements, increasing confidence in their reliability. We also conduct performance audits that provide information to the Parliament about how well government programs and services are delivered.

We report directly to Parliament through the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) holds the entities we audit to account for implementing the recommendations in our reports. It does so through follow-up inquiries conducted a year after the reports are tabled. The PAC may hold a public inquiry to seek further information from agencies regarding our reports and can make further recommendations for action when it considers them necessary.

Every four years the PAC reviews the performance and operation of the Audit Office of New South Wales.