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Actions for Internal Controls and Governance 2021

Internal Controls and Governance 2021

Education
Environment
Community Services
Finance
Health
Industry
Justice
Premier and Cabinet
Transport
Treasury
Compliance
Cyber security
Information technology
Internal controls and governance
Management and administration
Procurement

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

Planned

Actions for Report on State Finances 2021

Report on State Finances 2021

Education
Finance
Community Services
Health
Justice
Industry
Planning
Environment
Premier and Cabinet
Transport
Treasury
Whole of Government
Financial reporting

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.

Planned

Actions for Stronger Communities 2021

Stronger Communities 2021

Justice
Community Services
Asset valuation
Compliance
Financial reporting
Information technology
Internal controls and governance
Management and administration
Service delivery

This report will analyse the results of the 2020–21 financial statement audits of the stronger communities cluster and comment on the quality and timeliness of financial statements, key accounting issues, and high risk observations from our audits.

Planned

Actions for Health 2021

Health 2021

Health
Compliance
Financial reporting
Infrastructure
Internal controls and governance
Service delivery

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.

In progress

Actions for Building regulation–responding to combustible external cladding

Building regulation–responding to combustible external cladding

Finance
Compliance
Internal controls and governance
Management and administration
Project management
Regulation
Risk
Service delivery
Workforce and capability

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

In progress

Actions for Security and privacy of patient information

Security and privacy of patient information

Health
Cyber security
Information technology
Internal controls and governance
Management and administration
Risk

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

Published

Actions for Grants administration for disaster relief

Grants administration for disaster relief

Treasury
Finance
Compliance
Fraud
Management and administration
Project management

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

Published

Actions for Responses to homelessness

Responses to homelessness

Community Services
Justice
Management and administration
Project management
Service delivery

What the report is about The report assessed how effectively the Department of Communities and Justice is responding to homelessness through the NSW Government’s Homelessness Strategy. It also assessed the effectiveness of the department’s efforts to address street homelessness in its COVID-19 response. What we found The strategy was designed to build evidence to inform future state-wide action rather than to end homelessness. The department receive

Published

Actions for Addressing public inquiry recommendations - Emergency response agencies

Addressing public inquiry recommendations - Emergency response agencies

Community Services
Justice
Environment
Internal controls and governance

The Auditor-General for New South Wales, Margaret Crawford, released a report today examining how effectively NSW emergency response agencies address public inquiry recommendations. The audit found that agencies’ governance arrangements to address public inquiry recommendations have important and consistent gaps.  The agencies did not sufficiently verify that they had implemented accepted recommendations as intended, and in line with the outcomes sough

Published

Actions for Service NSW's handling of personal information

Service NSW's handling of personal information

Premier and Cabinet
Finance
Cyber security
Fraud
Information technology
Internal controls and governance
Management and administration
Risk
Service delivery

The Auditor-General for New South Wales, Margaret Crawford, released a report today examining the effectiveness of Service NSW’s handling of customers’ personal information to ensure its privacy. The audit found that Service NSW is not effectively handling personal customer and business information to ensure its privacy. Service NSW continues to use business processes that pose a risk to the privacy of personal information. This includes the routine ema