The Queensland Audit Office (QAO) welcomes information on public sector performance and requests for audits from the public, elected members, public sector employees, and other integrity offices. The information is a valuable input to our audit work.
To increase transparency, we publish summaries of the requests we receive from members of state parliament (MPs) and Queensland councillors on our website. Below, we share information on the requests we have received since 1 November 2020, including who submitted it, when we received it, and if and why we are conducting an audit in response.
You can find more information on this process in our requests for audits fact sheet. You are welcome to submit a request for audit via the contact us section of our website: www.qao.qld.gov.au/contact-us
You can filter the status of requests below to: any, in progress, upcoming audit – forward work plan, or completed. Please press the search button after making your selection.
The councillor requested an independent review of the administration of the School Transport Infrastructure Program (STIP) by the Department of Transport and Main Roads.
The member requested that QAO investigate whether Bundaberg Regional Council appropriately spent state government funding received under the Queensland Natural Disaster Resilience Programme.
The member provided information in relation to the Cross River Rail project and requested that QAO consider this information as part of our Major projects 2023 report.
The member requested that QAO prioritise an audit into the government’s current diversionary and early intervention programs designed to divert young offenders from crime and related matters.
The mayor requested that QAO conduct a forensic audit investigating Ipswich City Council’s financial practices, including those of wholly owned entities, from the 2009–10 financial year to the former council’s dismissal in 2018.
The member raised concerns in relation to 3 recent advertising campaigns conducted by the Queensland Government:
- Progressive coal royalty tiers
- Queensland Health and Hospital Plan
- New Economy minerals.
The councillor requested that the Auditor-General investigate the allocation of public funding for suburban and multi-cultural festivals in Brisbane City Council’s (council) 2021–22 Budget.
The member requested that QAO audit the Queensland Regional Accommodation Centre (Wellcamp) project (including lease and operation costs) to determine:
- the complete cost of the project
- if the procurement methodology (direct sourcing) has delivered best value
- whether the government had acted in accordance with the Use and disclosure of confidentiality provisions in government contracts policy
- whether the recommendations in QAO’s report Confidentiality and disclosure of government contracts (Report 8: 2017–18) were implemented and applied to this project.
The councillor requested QAO audit 2 matters. They are:
- the accuracy of Townsville City Council’s (council) public information about COVID-19 support package
- Townsville City Council’s administration of the Development Incentives Package 2019 – 2021.
The member requested that QAO review how the Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) is planning the Coomera Connector Project, including its land acquisition processes.
The member requested an audit of the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries’ administration of the fire ant eradication program.
The member requested the Auditor-General review the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS). The member asked us to consider the following points within the scope of our work:
- Data collection and dissemination
The member requested the Auditor-General’s advice on whether it was appropriate to implement the Best practice principles: Quality, safe workplaces (best practice principles) referenced in the Queensland Procurement Policy 2021 on the Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3A project.
The member requested QAO conduct a performance audit on state government funding to Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) and its controlled entities on North Stradbroke Island.
The councillor requested QAO conduct an audit of community facilities owned by Cassowary Coast Regional Council. The councillor would like the audit to identify and review the appropriateness of the levying and collection of income from council-owned facilities.