Culture is an integral part of any entity. A good culture can drive success. A poor culture can lead to failure. The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry highlighted that poor organisational culture can allow, and even drive, misconduct. 

Professor Coaldrake’s report, Let the sunshine in, highlighted several issues about the culture of Queensland’s public sector. This included a culture tolerant of bullying and a lack of transparency about government decisions and performance.

Audit Objective

This audit will assess the culture of selected public sector entities. It will examine how entities establish their culture, including how they set expectations and promote desired values and behaviours. It will look at how entities understand and assess their culture, and what they are doing to improve it. This audit will also assess the government’s progress in implementing recommendations and addressing findings from Professor Coaldrake’s review.

Who we might audit
  • Public Sector Commission
  • selected public sector entities.
Area of focus
Governance of government
Parliamentary Committee
Cost of Living and Economics Committee
Anticipated tabling: to be advised