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Actions for The coordination of bushfire fighting activities

The coordination of bushfire fighting activities

Justice
Management and administration
Service delivery
Shared services and collaboration
Workforce and capability

The NSW model of rural fire fighting is complex, and requires an extensive amount of coordination and cooperation to function properly. This has inherent risks. In general, the model has been made to work quite well and much improvement in rural fire fighting has been achieved over the past decade. The efforts of all concerned should be recognised and applauded especially since any change must be developed cooperatively between a number of agencies and g

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Actions for Planning statewide services

Planning statewide services

Health
Information technology
Management and administration
Service delivery
Shared services and collaboration

The Audit Office is of the view that: there is no system wide plan for the location of emergency departments. This function is undertaken by each Area Health Service coordination between the Department and the NSW Ambulance Service could be improved in aspects such as the collocation of facilities and direct communications between ambulances and emergency departments there is no policy framework that recognises the increasing role and impact

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Actions for Police response to fraud

Police response to fraud

Justice
Fraud
Information technology
Management and administration
Service delivery
Workforce and capability

This audit was initiated following concerns expressed by the Department of Agriculture about the Police’s handling of a suspected fraud that it had first reported in 1996. The Department’s main concern related to the long delays before a full Police investigation took place. Nevertheless, the current review highlighted a number of areas that, in the opinion of The Audit Office, require closer examination and resolution by the Police Service in implement

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Actions for Management of sickness absence NSW public sector volume 1

Management of sickness absence NSW public sector volume 1

Whole of Government
Management and administration
Service delivery
Workforce and capability

Information relating to the NSW public sector wide sickness absence levels, unlike in some other states, are presently not maintained or monitored centrally. The salaries and wages paid to individuals whilst on sickness absence on a public sector wide basis in 1996-97 was estimated to be $368.3m. This estimate does not take into account any flow -on effect resulting from sickness absence, eg overtime or other replacement cost. Improved management of sic

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Actions for Management of sickness absence NSW Public Sector: Volume Two, The Survey - Detailed findings

Management of sickness absence NSW Public Sector: Volume Two, The Survey - Detailed findings

Whole of Government
Management and administration
Service delivery
Workforce and capability

This Volume, Volume Two: The Survey - Detailed Findings, is the second of a two part Performance Audit Report on Management of Sickness Absence New South Wales Public Sector. The first volume, Volume One: Executive Briefing, identifies the main issues of sickness absenteeism identified during the audit. This Report Volume, Volume Two: The Survey - Detailed Findings, presents the more detailed findings of the audit which were gathered from: the review

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Actions for The levying and collection of Land Tax

The levying and collection of Land Tax

Treasury
Information technology
Management and administration
Service delivery

Land tax has a significantly higher cost to collection ratio than other State taxes. In part this is because of its design. But there are opportunities to reduce collection costs within current policy constraints. The Office of State Revenue (OSR) has been actively pursuing better practice initiatives for some time and a substantial range of improvements has been made. OSR is continuing these efforts. However, inadequate systems and continued difficultie

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Actions for Police response to calls for assistance

Police response to calls for assistance

Justice
Internal controls and governance
Management and administration
Service delivery

While central communications units are responsible for broadcasting calls from the public for assistance to police cars; these units have no authority over those police cars. And while local police commands are responsible for police deployment, they have no ready capability to communicate with their police cars. The report also found that Local police management have limited contemporaneous knowledge of what their response resources are doing, and littl

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Actions for Redevelopment proposal for East Fairfield (Villawood) Estate

Redevelopment proposal for East Fairfield (Villawood) Estate

Community Services
Infrastructure
Management and administration
Procurement
Project management
Service delivery

This audit examines the processes which led to the Government’s decision to demolish and sell the East Fairfield (Villawood) housing estate at a cost of nearly $32m gross ($17m net). In doing so, the audit focuses on whether the decision process demonstrates that it is an efficient and effective use of government funds. The audit raises a number of concerns about the decision-making process. Although demolition and redevelopment may have been the most e