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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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.

27 September 2022

Legacy systems are the outdated technologies, hardware or software that organisations use even though they cannot be effectively maintained and no longer remain

28 September 2022

The Queensland Audit Office (QAO) has the privilege of auditing all Queensland public sector entities and local governments, meaning our work extends well into the state’s regions

20 September 2022

In its most recent Annual Cyber Threat Report (2021), the Australian Cyber Security Centre reported a 13 per cent increase in cybercrime reports over the previous year, with no sector of the Austra

Upcoming audits

Like most workplaces, the agility of Queensland’s public sector workforce is being rapidly impacted by a range of factors. This creates the need for a diverse workforce capable of agile, flexible, and innovative working practices.

Audit Status:
In progress

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

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

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:
Planned

The demand on the Queensland Police Service continues to increase, with more diversified services placing additional stress on resources. These services include support for COVID-19, mental health, domestic violence, drugs, and incident response.

Audit Status:
In progress

Domestic violence is a complex and growing problem that reaches every corner of our society.

Audit Status:
In progress

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