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 Stronger Communities 2021
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.
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 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 Responses to homelessness
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
Actions for Addressing public inquiry recommendations - Emergency response agencies
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
Actions for Service NSW's handling of personal information
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