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Actions for Industry, Skills, Electricity and Water 2016

Industry, Skills, Electricity and Water 2016

Industry
Asset valuation
Compliance
Cyber security
Financial reporting
Fraud
Information technology
Internal controls and governance
Procurement
Project management

The Auditor-General, Margaret Crawford released a report today highlighting a decline in net profits of electricity agencies and the distributions the government received from these agencies. The report also details continuing issues in the management of Crown Land and TAFE NSW's student administration system.

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Actions for Planning and Environment 2016

Planning and Environment 2016

Planning
Environment
Asset valuation
Compliance
Financial reporting
Fraud
Information technology
Internal controls and governance
Project management

Auditor-General, Margaret Crawford released a report on the planning and environment cluster today, concluding that the quality of financial reporting is improving. However, the cluster can improve its financial controls and governance framework.

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Actions for Justice 2016

Justice 2016

Justice
Asset valuation
Compliance
Financial reporting
Fraud
Information technology
Internal controls and governance
Procurement
Project management
Risk

Overcrowding in the NSW prison system continues to worsen along with the backlog of cases in the District Court, according to a report released by the New South Wales Auditor-General, Margaret Crawford on the annual financial statements audits in the Justice cluster.

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Actions for Family and Community Services 2016

Family and Community Services 2016

Community Services
Asset valuation
Compliance
Financial reporting
Fraud
Information technology
Internal controls and governance
Project management
Risk

The Family and Community Services report was released today by the Acting Deputy Auditor-General. Financial reporting within the cluster continues to improve but there are opportunities to improve governance and performance reporting.

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Actions for Fraud Survey

Fraud Survey

Education
Community Services
Finance
Health
Industry
Justice
Local Government
Planning
Premier and Cabinet
Transport
Treasury
Universities
Whole of Government
Environment
Fraud
Information technology
Internal controls and governance
Procurement
Risk

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.

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Actions for Sale and lease of Crown land

Sale and lease of Crown land

Industry
Asset valuation
Compliance
Fraud
Internal controls and governance
Management and administration
Risk
Workforce and capability

The management of the sale and lease of Crown land is not effective because oversight of decision-making is inadequate and community involvement is limited, according to a report released today by NSW Auditor-General, Margaret Crawford.

The audit found limited oversight of sales and leases of Crown land by the Department of Industry - Lands. The Department has only just started monitoring whether tenants are complying with lease conditions, and does not have a clear view of what is happening on most leased Crown land. The majority of guidance provided to staff has not been updated in the past decade, contributing to staff not correctly implementing policies on rental rebates, unpaid rent, rent redeterminations and the direct negotiation of sales and leases on Crown land.

 

Parliamentary reference - Report number #273 - released 8 September 2016

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Actions for Volume Eight 2012 focusing on Transport and Ports

Volume Eight 2012 focusing on Transport and Ports

Transport
Industry
Compliance
Financial reporting
Fraud
Information technology
Infrastructure
Management and administration
Procurement
Project management
Regulation
Risk
Workforce and capability

We issued unqualified audit opinions on the transport entities’ 30 June 2012 financial statements.

Some of the findings of the report include:

  • government funding to the public transport operators totalled $4.4 billion in 2011-12 ($3.7 billion in 2010-11)

  • passenger services revenue only covered 20 per cent of RailCorp's operating costs

  • Transport for NSW has formalised a protocol to mitigate the risk of potential conflicts of interests

  • At present, no sustainability framework exists for the transport agencies around environment and sustainability. Transport for NSW should complete its Environment and Sustainability Policy Framework by June 2013 and should publicly report its results annually

  • Transport patronage continued to grow with 510 million journeys on train, bus and ferry services

  • CityRail had two peak hour periods where only 36 per cent and 39 per cent of services were on time

  • On-time running performance for Sydney Ferries was above the NSW 2021 plan target of 98.5 per cent for most routes in 2011-12

  • Customer surveys by transport agencies no longer specifically address crowding on public transport. Transport for NSW should observe and report on crowding on all transport modes

  • Over 2,500 transport staff, or 8.3 per cent of the workforce, have excessive leave balances. All transport entities should do more to reduce excessive annual leave balances to ensure they will comply with new targets set by the Premier.

 

Published

Actions for Volume Seven 2012 focusing on Law, Order and Emergency Services

Volume Seven 2012 focusing on Law, Order and Emergency Services

Justice
Compliance
Fraud
Internal controls and governance
Management and administration
Procurement
Project management
Workforce and capability

Since the Victims’ Compensation Scheme started in 1989, $1.6 billion has been paid to victims of crime, but only $57.4 million or nearly four per cent has been recovered from convicted offenders. The remaining 96 per cent has been funded by the taxpayer.

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Actions for Volume One 2012 focusing on themes from 2011

Volume One 2012 focusing on themes from 2011

Health
Industry
Premier and Cabinet
Asset valuation
Compliance
Financial reporting
Fraud
Information technology
Infrastructure
Internal controls and governance
Management and administration
Procurement
Project management
Regulation
Risk
Shared services and collaboration

The following overview of audits from 2011 found agency restructures significantly impacted agency financial reporting processes, agencies are having difficulty establishing and enforcing compliance with their own policies and procedures, agencies experienced problems complying with regulations and providing adequate documentation to support their financial statements, the poor quality of some financial statements with 1,256 misstatements identified, 540 so significant they had to be corrected, deficiencies in information security exist across many agencies, computer system disaster recovery plans for financial systems not existing or outdated, do not align with agencies’ business recovery requirements, do not properly identify and assess critical systems and processes and testing is incomplete.