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Our vision is for better public services for Queenslanders.

Our purpose is to provide valued, independent assurance and insights.

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11 November 2021

Internal controls are the people, systems, and processes that ensure an entity can achieve its objectives, prepare reliable financial reports, and comply with applicable laws.

28 October 2021

In some shape or form, a belief in better public services has been a cornerstone for QAO over the past 160 years. In recent times, it’s been an articulated part of our vision.

1 October 2021

Our Annual report 2020–21 tabled in parliament yesterday, on 30 September 2021.

26 August 2021

John Hanwright tells us about his unique career journey that took him from teaching to our team, and gives us some real insight on what it’s like working in assurance auditing. 

Upcoming audits

Contracting in many public sector entities involves a significant level of expenditure and resources.

Audit Status:
In progress

Since 2015–16, the government has invested $554.75 million in a suite of domestic and family violence initiatives.

Audit Status:
In progress

Deploying police resources efficiently and effectively means using the most appropriate types and number of resources in the right place at the right time. This audit will examine how efficiently and effectively the Queensland Police Service deploys its resources to maximise public safety.

Audit Status:
Planned

The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries administers the Animal Care and Protection Act 2001.

Audit Status:
To be tabled

The owner of a dam is responsible for its safety. Having a dam safety management program in place can minimise the risk of its failure, and the potential impact on human life and property. This audit will provide insights on the dam regulator’s framework for ensuring dams are managed safely.

Audit Status:
To be tabled

Government boards play an integral role in setting the strategic direction for an entity, ensuring corporate compliance and management accountability. In many cases, they are responsible for spending taxpayers' money and the custody and control of public assets.

Audit Status:
In progress

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