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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.

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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. The performance audit assesses whether a government agency or agencies has carried out activities in relation to government advertising in an effective, economical and efficient manner and in compliance with the Act, the regulations, other laws and the Government Advertising Guidelines (the Guideli

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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

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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

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Actions for Place-based auditing

Place-based auditing

Whole of Government
Internal controls and governance
Management and administration
Project management
Service delivery
Shared services and collaboration

This audit will involve selecting a place and auditing various aspects of government interaction with that place. The issues covered could include: social disadvantage (e.g. looking at health, education and social outcomes in a socially disadvantaged community) planning coordination (e.g. looking at an urban planning precinct – such as Western Sydney or Parramatta, and determining whether government agencies are working well together in implementing po

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Actions for Advice on major decisions

Advice on major decisions

Premier and Cabinet
Compliance
Financial reporting
Internal controls and governance
Management and administration
Procurement
Risk

The public service is responsible for providing accurate, evidence-based, and impartial advice to government, and implementing government’s commitments in a responsive and professional manner. Quality advice from the public service is required to support good decision making. This audit may examine 2-3 major decisions to determine whether the advice provided meets good practice standards. It will also assess the effectiveness of the whole of government

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Actions for One TAFE

One TAFE

Education
Financial reporting
Internal controls and governance
Management and administration
Project management
Service delivery
Workforce and capability

TAFE NSW launched a series of modernisation initiatives in 2016 that aimed to transform the organisation into a contemporary and commercial government-owned business. These included transitioning to a single Registered Training Organisation. Other priority initiatives included introducing enterprise-wide business systems, implementing a co-ordinated approach for marketing and communications, and establishing Connected Learning Centres to enable greater r

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Actions for Elective surgery wait-times

Elective surgery wait-times

Health
Internal controls and governance
Management and administration
Service delivery

Elective surgery is non emergency, but essential surgery that can be provided in public hospitals under the principle of universal health care. Some hospitals manage elective surgery wait-times within expected benchmarks, while others do not with some wait-times being over one year. This audit may: examine how effectively Local Health Districts are managing elective surgery wait-times consider influencing factors such as operating theatre efficiency f

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Actions for Funding enhancements for police technology

Funding enhancements for police technology

Justice
Community Services
Asset valuation
Information technology
Internal controls and governance
Management and administration
Procurement
Service delivery

In 2015 the NSW Government announced funding of $100 million over four years to equip the NSW Police Force with new technology to respond to crime and enhance officer mobility. This investment established the ‘Policing for Tomorrow Fund’. Funded technologies have included body-worn video cameras, tablet computers, mobile fingerprint scanners and mobile drug detection devices. This audit will consider whether the fund and its resourced technologies were

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Actions for Their Futures Matter

Their Futures Matter

Community Services
Justice
Compliance
Internal controls and governance
Management and administration
Project management
Risk
Service delivery
Shared services and collaboration
Workforce and capability

In 2016, the NSW Government announced funding of $190 million over four years to support the establishment of Their Futures Matter (TFM). TFM is a whole-of-government reform to deliver improved outcomes for vulnerable children, young people and their families. TFM aims to achieve this by transforming the way Human Services agencies interact with each other and support vulnerable families. The reform is supported by the Stronger Communities Investment uni