COVID-19 has affected the cash flows of many public sector entities. Their ability to earn revenue may have decreased, potentially permanently, and they are implementing cost reduction strategies.
We have experienced COVID-19 impacts on working arrangements, our community and the economy.
The Queensland Audit Office (QAO) continues to evolve its operations to focus more on meeting our clients’ and stakeholders’ needs.
Financial uncertainty, disrupted working arrangements, and health concerns are creating stress within workforces and impacting the future of organisations globally.
Health service planning aims to improve service delivery to better meet the health needs of the population. It is future orientated and usually adopts a medium- to long-term (10–15 years) perspective.
Audit committees are an important part of the governance framework of public sector entities. They are mandatory for all government departments and are encouraged for other public sector entities.
Improving housing affordability, reducing homelessness, and assisting Queenslanders to access the private housing market remain key priorities of the Queensland Government.
In response to the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry, the Queensland Government is implementing a new child and family support system over the next 10 years. It is intended to have a greater focus on supporting families in providing a safe and secure home for their children.