This audit will assess the effectiveness of the financial arrangements and management practices in four integrity agencies: the Independent Commission Against Corruption, the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission, the NSW Ombudsman, and the NSW Electoral Commission.
It will also consider the roles of the Department of Premier and Cabinet and NSW Treasury in these processes.
This will include assessing:
- how the integrity agencies assess the funding requirements for meeting their legislative mandate
- whether the existing funding mechanisms effectively support integrity agencies to achieve their legislative mandate
- whether integrity agencies monitor the efficiency of their operations.
This audit is being conducted in response to a request from the Hon Don Harwin, Special Minister of State and Minister for the Public Service and Employee Relations, Aboriginal Affairs and the Arts, under section 27B(3)(c) of the Public Finance and Audit Act 1983.
The Auditor-General is required to act on requests made under this section of the Act.