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Actions for Supporting the district criminal court

Supporting the district criminal court

Justice
Community Services

Recent years have seen a growth in the size of the backlog of pending cases in the District criminal court. To try to deal with the backlog and to speed up the court process, the New South Wales Government has implemented several interventions, including introducing reforms to try to encourage appropriate people to plead guilty earlier in the court process to free up court resources. This audit will assess how effectively the Department is supporting an

In progress

Actions for Government Advertising 2018-19

Government Advertising 2018-19

Premier and Cabinet
Compliance
Regulation
Service delivery

Under the NSW Government Advertising Act 2011, the Auditor General is required to undertake a performance audit on government advertising activities annually.

In progress

Actions for Financial arrangements and management practices of integrity agencies

Financial arrangements and management practices of integrity agencies

Premier and Cabinet
Management and administration

This audit will assess the effectiveness of the financial arrangements and management practices in four integrity agencies: the Independent Commission Against Corruption, the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission, the NSW Ombudsman, and the NSW Electoral Commission. It will also consider the roles of the Department of Premier and Cabinet and NSW Treasury in these processes. This will include assessing: how the integrity agencies assess the funding requir

In progress

Actions for Local government 2019

Local government 2019

Local Government
Asset valuation
Cyber security
Financial reporting
Information technology
Infrastructure
Internal controls and governance
Management and administration
Procurement
Project management
Service delivery
Shared services and collaboration
Workforce and capability

This report will bring together findings and recommendations from our 2018–19 financial audits of local councils and will comment on financial reporting and sustainability, internal controls and governance, and areas of interest that are in focus during the conduct of our audits.

In progress

Actions for Universities 2019 audits

Universities 2019 audits

Universities
Cyber security
Financial reporting
Information technology
Internal controls and governance

This report will analyse the results of the financial statement audits of the ten NSW universities and their controlled entities for the year ended 31 December 2019. It will comment on financial reporting and performance, internal controls and governance, and areas of interest that are in focus during the conduct of our audits.

In progress

Actions for Support for nurses and junior doctors in high-pressure, high-demand hospital environments

Support for nurses and junior doctors in high-pressure, high-demand hospital environments

Health
Management and administration
Risk
Service delivery
Workforce and capability

Under the Workplace Health and Safety Act 2011, health is defined as including both physical and mental health. Nurses and junior doctors may be exposed to situational stressors (i.e. risks associated with the tasks they perform and the workplace environment) and conditional stressors (i.e. shift work and work culture). These factors can affect the health, safety and wellbeing of staff and impact on their ability to perform their role. This audit will as

Planned

Actions for A compliance review

A compliance review

Whole of Government
Asset valuation
Compliance
Cyber security
Financial reporting
Fraud
Information technology
Infrastructure
Internal controls and governance
Management and administration
Procurement
Project management
Regulation
Risk
Service delivery
Shared services and collaboration
Workforce and capability

We will conduct at least one compliance review to confirm that specific legislation, directions and regulations have been adhered to.

Planned

Actions for Health capital works

Health capital works

Health
Asset valuation
Financial reporting
Infrastructure
Management and administration
Project management
Regulation
Service delivery

According to the 2018 Auditor-General’s Report to Parliament on Health, the value of assets held by NSW Health increased from $18.6 billion at 30 June 2017 to $20.1 billion at 30 June 2018. Most of this increase is attributed to capital expenditure on new facilities, upgrades and redevelopments. The same report also notes that two capital projects were completed on time and under budget in the same financial year. Completion dates were revised for ten ot

Planned

Actions for Accessing legal aid and community legal services

Accessing legal aid and community legal services

Justice
Compliance
Internal controls and governance
Management and administration
Service delivery
Workforce and capability

Legal Aid NSW and non-government community legal services (CLCs) provide legal assistance services across New South Wales to socially and economically disadvantaged people to improve access to justice and help people break the cycle of disadvantage. Legal Aid NSW operates through a network of 24 offices and 235 regular outreach locations. In August 2018, the NSW Government announced an increase in funding available for CLCs, with annual contributions exp

Planned

Actions for Water security: supply and conservation

Water security: supply and conservation

Whole of Government
Compliance
Infrastructure
Internal controls and governance
Management and administration
Regulation
Service delivery

Safe and secure water is essential to the social and economic health of communities, and to protect environmental and cultural heritage. The climate in NSW is predicted to become hotter and drier, and population will continue to grow. It will become even more critical that we secure water supplies and make the best use of the water we share. These audits will assess: how effectively water for regional NSW towns and cities has been secured through infras