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Actions for State Finances 2023

State Finances 2023

Treasury
Whole of Government
Asset valuation
Compliance
Cyber security
Financial reporting
Infrastructure
Internal controls and governance
Management and administration
Regulation

What this report is aboutResults of the audit of the Consolidated State Financial Statements of the New South Wales General Government Sector (GGS) and Total State Sector (TSS) for the year ended 30 June 2023.FindingsThe audit opinion on the 2022–23 Consolidated State Financial Statements was qualified in relation to two issues and included an emphasis of matter.The first qualification matter is a continuation of the prior year limitation of scope on the

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Actions for Internal controls and governance 2023

Internal controls and governance 2023

Whole of Government
Compliance
Cyber security
Information technology
Internal controls and governance
Management and administration
Regulation
Workforce and capability

What this report is about This report analyses the internal controls and governance of the 25 largest agencies in the NSW public sector, excluding state owned corporations and public financial corporations, for the year ended 30 June 2023. Findings Internal control trends The proportion of control deficiencies identified as high-risk this year decreased to 4.5% (8.2% in 2022). Repeat findings of control deficiencies represent 38% of all findings (48

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Actions for Treasury 2023

Treasury 2023

Treasury
Compliance
Cyber security
Financial reporting
Information technology
Internal controls and governance
Management and administration
Procurement
Regulation
Risk
Service delivery
Shared services and collaboration

What this report is about Result of the Treasury portfolio of agencies’ financial statement audits for the year ended 30 June 2023. The results of the audit of the NSW Government’s consolidated Total State Sector Accounts (TSSA), which are prepared by NSW Treasury, will be reported separately in our report on ‘State Finances 2023’. The audit found Unqualified audit opinions were issued on all general purpose financial statement audits. Qualified aud

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Actions for Health 2023

Health 2023

Health
Whole of Government
Asset valuation
Compliance
Financial reporting
Information technology
Internal controls and governance
Project management
Regulation
Risk
Shared services and collaboration
Workforce and capability

What this report is about Results of the Health portfolio of agencies' financial statement audits for the year ended 30 June 2023. The audit found Unmodified audit opinions were issued for all Health portfolio agencies' financial statements.  The number of monetary misstatements increased in 2022–23, driven by key accounting issues, including the first-time recognition of paid parental leave and plant and equipment fair value adjustments. 

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Actions for Enterprise, Investment and Trade 2023

Enterprise, Investment and Trade 2023

Finance
Asset valuation
Compliance
Cyber security
Financial reporting
Information technology
Infrastructure
Internal controls and governance
Management and administration
Procurement
Project management
Regulation
Risk

What this report is about Results of the Enterprise, Investment and Trade portfolio of financial statement audits for the year ended 30 June 2023. What we found Unqualified audit opinions were issued for all completed Enterprise, Investment and Trade portfolio agencies. An 'other matter' paragraph was included in the Jobs for NSW Fund's 30 June 2022 independent auditor's report to reflect the non-compliance with the Jobs for NSW Act 2015 (t

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Actions for Regional NSW 2023

Regional NSW 2023

Industry
Environment
Planning
Whole of Government
Asset valuation
Compliance
Cyber security
Financial reporting
Fraud
Information technology
Infrastructure
Procurement
Regulation
Risk
Service delivery
Shared services and collaboration

What this report is about Results of the Regional NSW financial statements audits for the year ended 30 June 2023. What we found Unqualified audit opinions were issued on all completed audits in the Regional NSW portfolio agencies. The number of monetary misstatements identified in our audits increased from 28 in 2021–22 to 30 in 2022–23. What the key issues were Effective 1 July 2023, staff employed in the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporatio

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Actions for Premier and Cabinet 2023

Premier and Cabinet 2023

Premier and Cabinet
Whole of Government
Asset valuation
Compliance
Cyber security
Financial reporting
Fraud
Information technology
Procurement
Regulation
Risk
Workforce and capability

What this report is about Results of the Premier and Cabinet portfolio of agencies' financial statement audits for the year ended 30 June 2023. What we found Unqualified audit opinions were issued for all Premier and Cabinet portfolio agencies. What the key issues were The Administrative Arrangements Orders, effective 1 July 2023, changed the name of the Department of Premier and Cabinet to the Premier's Department and transferred parts of Departmen

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Actions for Customer Service 2023

Customer Service 2023

Finance
Asset valuation
Compliance
Financial reporting
Information technology
Internal controls and governance
Management and administration
Regulation
Risk
Service delivery
Shared services and collaboration

What this report is about Result of the Customer Service portfolio agencies' financial statement audits for the year ended 30 June 2023. What we found Unmodified audit opinions were issued for all completed 30 June 2023 financial statements audits of Customer Service portfolio agencies. Two audits are ongoing. What the key issues were The total number of misstatements in the financial statements and findings reported to management decreased compared

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Actions for State heritage assets

State heritage assets

Environment
Local Government
Planning
Compliance
Management and administration
Regulation
Risk

This audit assessed how effectively the Department of Planning and Environment (Heritage NSW) is overseeing and administering heritage assets of state significance. Heritage that is rare, exceptional or outstanding to New South Wales may be listed on the State Heritage Register under the Heritage Act 1977. This provides assets with legal recognition and protection. Places, buildings, works, relics, objects and precincts ca

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Actions for Regulation of public native forestry

Regulation of public native forestry

Environment
Industry
Compliance
Management and administration
Regulation
Risk

What this report is about The Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) is a state-owned corporation that manages over two million hectares of public native forests and plantations supplying timber to sawmills across NSW. The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is responsible for regulating the native forestry industry in NSW. FCNSW must comply with Integrated Forestry Operations Approvals (IFOAs), which set out rules for how timber harvesting may oc