Most public sector entities prepare annual financial statements and table these in parliament. Our reports summarise the results of audits of Queensland state government entities, including government departments. These reports will also analyse the Queensland Government’s financial performance and position and highlight the main transactions for the year.
In response to Professor Coaldrake’s recommendation that QAO regularly monitors the use of consultants and contractors by government entities, we will commence reporting on the extent to which consultants and contractors are used by government departments in this report. We will also provide a status update on the government’s implementation of Professor Coaldrake’s recommendations.
This report will also include commentary on our annual assessment of the quality and effectiveness of internal controls of key entities. This will include our assessment of general information technology controls.