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 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 Education 2021
This report will analyse the results of the 2020–21 financial statement audits of the education cluster and comment on the quality and timeliness of financial statements, key accounting issues, and high risk observations from our audits.
Actions for Health 2021
This report will analyse the results of the 2020–21 financial statement audits of the health cluster and comment on the quality and timeliness of financial statements, key accounting issues, and high risk observations from our audits.
Actions for Building regulation–responding to combustible external cladding
In July 2017, following the Grenfell Tower fire in London the previous month, the NSW Government announced a 10-point fire safety reform plan intended to be Australia’s most comprehensive response’ to that disaster. The NSW Government established an inter-departmental entity, the NSW Cladding Taskforce, to coordinate and roll out the reforms, including to identify and make safe any buildings in New South Wales that may be affected by combustible cladd
Actions for Security and privacy of patient information
Local Health Districts manage large volumes of private patient information and have their own systems for data management with differing approaches to data protection. 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 operationa
Actions for Compliance review: Cybersecurity
In February 2019 the Department of Finance, Services and Innovation launched the NSW Cyber Security Policy to ensure all NSW Government Departments and Public Service Agencies are managing cyber security risks to their information and systems. The policy mandates a number of requirements that are a minimum that all agencies must implement. In addition agencies must assess their level of cyber maturity. This audit will examine whether agencies are complyi
Actions for COVID Intensive Learning Support Program
In November 2020, the Government announced a $337 million program designed to support students whose learning was disrupted by COVID-19 during 2020. Beginning from Term 1, the COVID Intensive Learning Support Program (the program) provides small group tuition in all government schools and select non-government schools. The program offers schools flexibility in how they deliver small group tuition based on the needs of students and school circumstances.
Actions for Grants administration for disaster relief
What the report is about The report examined whether NSW Treasury, Service NSW and the Department of Customer Service effectively administered grants programs funded under the $750 million Small Business Support Fund, including: $10,000 Small Business Support Grant $3,000 Small Business Recovery Grant. What we found The agencies effectively implemented the grants within required timeframes, reflecting the NSW Government’s decision to deliver urgent f
Actions for Delivering school infrastructure
The Auditor-General for New South Wales, Margaret Crawford, released a report today examining the planning and delivery of new, redeveloped and upgraded public schools. School Infrastructure NSW has identified the need to accommodate an additional 180,000 enrolments in public schools by 2039 with a large portion of this growth expected in metropolitan Sydney. It has also identified that around 34,000 teaching spaces will require upgrading to be fit-for-p