Country Queensland

Our vision is for better public services for Queenslanders.

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

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22 November 2022

Regulation is a core function of government, overseeing services that touch all our lives – from the safety of our drinking water, and rehabilitation of old mine sites, to the quality of our kinder

17 November 2022

Many organisations often underestimate the importance and value of a comprehensive contract register. 

7 November 2022

This is a common question about the work that we do at Queensland Audit Office (QAO).

6 October 2022

Financial loss is something entities clearly work hard to avoid, but if it does happen, entities can learn from their experiences and allow us to share common insights and advice with others.

Upcoming audits

Invasive species, including animals, plants, and diseases, have significant economic, environmental, and social impacts. They place considerable pressure on native wildlife and in some instances have contributed to the decline or extinction of native species.

Audit Status:
In progress

Local governments – councils – are responsible for maintaining and renewing an asset portfolio of around $112 billion, which they use to deliver community services.

Audit Status:
In progress

The government can help shape the future of the state and the community. Efficient and effective cross department and local government coordination and planning can ensure the right infrastructure investments are made where needed and at the right time.

Audit Status:
Planned

First Nations peoples, including children, face considerable disadvantages in health and wellbeing compared to non-First Nations peoples. The life expectancy gap between First Nations peoples and non-First Nations peoples is currently estimated at 7.8 years for males and 6.7 years for females.

Audit Status:
In progress

Cyber attacks result in significant cost and disruption to the delivery of critical public services. The Australian Cyber Security Centre reported that in 2020–21 there was an increase of 13 per cent in cyber crime reports, with organisations self-reporting a loss of $33 billion.

Audit Status:
In progress

Ecotourism is defined as responsible travel that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of local people, and educates travellers. Queensland provides many visitors with high-quality ecotourism experiences.

Audit Status:
In progress

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