Auditor-General's Reports to Parliament
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    Managing demand for ambulance services 2017
    13 Dec 2017
    A report released today by the Acting Auditor-General of New South Wales, Ian Goodwin, found that NSW Ambulance has introduced several initiatives over the past decade to better manage the number of unnecessary ambulance responses and transports to hospital emergency departments. However, there is n ...
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    Government advertising campaigns for 2015-16 and 2016-17
    2 Nov 2017
    The 'Stronger Councils, Stronger Communities' and the 'Dogs deserve better' government advertising campaigns complied with the Government Advertising Act and most elements of the Government Advertising Guidelines according to a report released today by the NSW Auditor-General, Margaret Crawford. How ...
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    Sharing school and community facilities
    1 Nov 2017
    This audit assessed how effectively schools share facilities with each other, local councils and community groups. In making this assessment, the audit examined whether the Department of Education, has a clear policy to encourage and support facilities sharing, is implementing evidence-based stra ...
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    Energy Rebates
    19 Sep 2017
    The Department of Planning and Environment provides more than $245 million in energy rebates to around 27 per cent of NSW households.
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    Palliative Care
    17 Aug 2017
    NSW Health’s approach to planning and evaluating palliative care is not effectively coordinated. There is no overall policy framework for palliative and end-of-life care, nor is there comprehensive monitoring and reporting on services and outcomes. These are the main findings of a report released to ...
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    Office of Strategic Lands
    10 Aug 2017
    The Office of Strategic Lands effectively fulfils most aspects of its defined role, according to a report released today by the Acting Auditor General of New South Wales, Ian Goodwin. However, it could do more to support strategic land planning by identifying and acquiring land for future public use ...
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    ICT in schools for teaching and learning
    6 Jul 2017
    Information and communication technologies (ICT) are pervasive in modern life. Australian research has identified that the workforce demand for digital literacy and advanced digital skills is growing across most areas of work. There is broad agreement internationally and in Australian school systems ...
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    Sydney road maintenance contracts
    15 Jun 2017
    In November 2013, Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) outsourced the maintenance of State roads in the Sydney region south and west zones using an innovative contracting approach called the Stewardship Maintenance Contract (SMC). The SMC links risk to reward, and uses a performance framework where out ...
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    NorthConnex
    8 Jun 2017
    NorthConnex is a nine-kilometre tolled motorway tunnel between the M1 Pacific motorway at Wahroonga and the M2 Hills motorway at West Pennant Hills. Major construction work commenced in February 2015 and the tunnel is expected to open to traffic in late 2019. In March 2012, the M7 shareholders (al ...
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    Medical equipment management
    25 May 2017
    Medical equipment needs to be properly managed over its lifecycle, from planning to acquisition, operation and disposal, to ensure patient safety and quality of care. This audit assessed how well NSW hospitals managed medical equipment to meet the needs of patients.
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