Actions for Thematic reports: COVID-19 Response, Recovery and Impact
A series of reports will have regard to COVID-19 by considering the financial implications and trends at the State sector level, and the delivery of new or expanded projects, programs, or services.
Actions for Virtual health care
Virtual health care, also known as telehealth, safely connects patients with health professionals to deliver care when and where it is needed. It complements face-to-face care. The COVID-19 Recovery Plan details a range of NSW Government recovery responses including a planned focus for NSW Health that involves a further rollout of digitization and virtual services across the state. Virtual health care services received a major boost during the 2020 COVID
Actions for Internal Controls and Governance 2021
This report will bring together the findings and recommendations from our 2020–21 financial audits that relate to the internal controls and governance of the largest NSW Government agencies. In 2021–22, this report will cover: Internal control trends Information technology controls Cyber security planning and governance arrangements Masterfile management Managing conflicts of interests Tracking and monitoring of the implementation of recommendation
Actions for Ambulance demand management
New South Wales has experienced periods of high demand for ambulance services in metropolitan areas and ambulance services have needed to meet surges in demand. New South Wales has implemented strategies to manage its emergency responses, including the Sydney Ambulance Metropolitan Infrastructure Strategy that aims to reshape operations in metropolitan Sydney, transforming the majority of the 43 ambulance stations in the area into a network of NSW Ambula
Actions for Report on State Finances 2021
This report will focus on the State’s 2020–21 consolidated financial statements. It will comment on the key matters that have been the focus of our audit and highlight significant factors that have contributed to the State’s financial results.
Actions for Managing information security risks in NSW Health
NSW Health, primarily through Local Health Districts, manages large volumes of patient information. Clinicians in busy hospital environments require timely access to data and systems to effectively treat patients. Increased accessibility may in turn increase the risk of poor data and system security practices. Recent experience in other jurisdictions has also demonstrated that operational assets that are controlled using technology may be targeted for cy
Actions for Use of data in transport
Planners and managers in NSW’s transport system rely on accurate data to ensure the system runs effectively and to the satisfaction of its customers. Good data is also important to citizens as it helps to drive accountability and transparency. Reliable data are also needed to ensure that future transport needs are identified, to ensure that infrastructure and service planning can take place. This audit may examine how effectively and efficiently Transpor
Actions for Unsolicited proposal for the Martin Place metro station
Sydney Metro is Australia’s biggest public transport project. From the north-west, metro rail is being extended under Sydney Harbour, through new underground city stations and beyond to the south-west. This audit may consider whether: the unsolicited proposal was effectively assessed, planned and managed (including benefits realisation) any land acquisitions relating to the project were managed effectively.
Actions for Road safety
In 2021, the NSW Government set a state priority target to reduce road fatalities by 30 per cent by 2021 (from 2008 to 2010 levels) and launched a new road safety plan ‘Toward Zero’. The plan features targeted initiatives intended to meet road safety goals, by addressing key trends, trauma risks and the types of crashes occurring on NSW roads. This audit may examine progress to date and review the effectiveness of the design and implementation of select
Actions for Transport 2021
This report will analyse the results of the 2020–21 financial statement audits of the transport cluster and comment on the quality and timeliness of financial statements, key accounting issues, and high risk observations from our audits.