Actions for WestInvest
Audit background WestInvest is a $5 billion funding program that was announced in September 2021. It provided funding for infrastructure projects that would 'improve the liveability of communities and support economic recovery' in the Western Sydney area. $2 billion in funding was allocated via a community projects stream and $3 billion was allocated to projects delivered by NSW government agencies. Audit objective The objective of the audit is to ass
Actions for Premier and Cabinet 2023
This report will analyse the results of the 2022–23 financial statement audits of the Premier and Cabinet cluster and group findings around key areas of service delivery. It will comment on financial reporting and performance, key accounting issues, and internal controls and governance findings.
Actions for Members Entitlements 2023
This report will analyse whether members of New South Wales Parliament complied with certain requirements outlined in the Parliamentary Remuneration Tribunal’s Determination.
Actions for Coordination of the response to COVID-19 (June to November 2021)
This audit assessed the effectiveness of NSW Government agencies’ coordination of the response to COVID-19, with a focus on the Delta variant outbreak in the Dubbo and Fairfield Local Government Areas (LGA) between June and November 2021. We audited five agencies - the Department of Premier and Cabinet, NSW Health, the NSW Police Force, Resilience NSW and the Department of Customer Service. The audit also considered relevant pl
Actions for Members' additional entitlements 2022
The Auditor-General's review analyses claims made by members of the NSW Parliament during the 2021–22 financial year by testing a sample of transactions. Our sample consisted of 63 claims submitted by 59 of the 142 members. What we found While we did not identify any instances of material non-compliance with the Parliamentary Remuneration Tribunal's Determination, we did identify 38 departures from the determination, which wer
Actions for Premier and Cabinet 2022
Result of the Premier and Cabinet cluster financial statement audits for the year ended 30 June 2022. What we found Unmodified audit opinions were issued for all Premier and Cabinet cluster agencies. The machinery of government changes within the Premier and Cabinet cluster resulted in the transfer of net assets of $1 billion from the Department of Premier and Cabinet. The Department of Premier and Cabinet, Public Service Com
Actions for Progress on the new National Agreement on Closing the Gap
The NSW Premier signed the new National Agreement on Closing the Gap on behalf of New South Wales in July 2020. The objective of the Agreement is to overcome the entrenched inequality faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples so that their life outcomes are equal to those of all Australians. The NSW Government and NSW Coalition of Aboriginal Peak Organisations developed an implementation plan for 2021–22 which sets out five 'priority reform
Actions for Digital Restart Fund
The Digital Restart Fund was established in 2019 to accelerate whole-of-government digital transformation and enable iterative, multidisciplinary approaches to digital or information and communications technology (ICT) planning, and development and service provision. In 2020, there was $1.6 billion available in the fund. This audit will assess the governance and administration arrangements for the fund and whether it will achieve its objectives.
Actions for Audit Insights 2018-2022
In this report, we have analysed the key findings and recommendations from our audit reports over the past four years. This analysis includes financial audits, performance audits, and compliance audits of state and local government entities that were tabled in NSW Parliament between July 2018 and February 2022. The report is framed by recognition that the past four years have seen significant challenges and emergency events.
Actions for COVID-19: response, recovery and impact
This report draws together the financial impact of COVID-19 on the agencies integral to responses across the state government sector of New South Wales. What we found Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit NSW in January 2020, and until 30 June 2021, $7.5 billion was spent by state government agencies for health and economic stimulus. The response was largely funded by borrowings. The key areas of spending since the start of COVID-1