The Queensland Audit Office greatly values its relationship with elected members and we aim to ensure they benefit from the assurance services and insights we provide.

In addition to our reports to parliament, we provide support to parliament in a number of ways, including by briefing new members and parliamentary committees, and meeting with ministers and other members of parliament throughout the year. 

Below are some useful materials about our role and how we engage.

Members of parliament

Queensland Audit Office overview for members of parliament PDF

 

 

Councillors

Queensland Audit Office overview for local government PDF 

 

 

Requests for audits

We welcome information on public sector performance and requests for audits from members of the public, elected representatives, entity management, and from other integrity offices. To increase transparency, we publish summaries of the requests we receive from members of state parliament (MPs) and Queensland councillors on our website.

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

View current requests

The topics we plan on auditing can be found in our forward work plan on our audit program page.

 

Interactive data visualisations and dashboards

We prepare dashboards for some of our reports to parliament to illustrate the insights we collect from our work. Our dashboards are an interactive way for audiences to understand entities’ financial performance, explore the services they receive where they live, and view interesting demographic information. 

Our Status of Auditor-General's recommendations dashboard allows you to explore entities’ self-assessed progress in implementing the recommendations we make in our reports to parliament. 

We have also published an interactive Queensland dashboard that brings together important information about the services and finances of Queensland’s state and local government entities.

View our QAO Queensland dashboard

View our Status of Auditor-General's recommendations dashboard

View all our interactive dashboards

 

QAO insights

We provide a range of resources. Through our blog, we provide timely insights, advice, and technical information – below is a selection. We also offer fact sheets that explain and support our work. One example that may be of interest to you is on How we prepare our reports to parliament

Blog posts
Books, pen and files on a wooden desk

For a successful contract, planning is key!

 
Image of the walkway fence and sand to a Coolangatta beach

Better practices for regulators – taking action

 

Image of the walkway fence and sand to a Coolangatta beach
Better practices for regulators – reporting and continuous improvement
 
Glasshouse Mountains Sunshine Coast hinterland
Do entities implement our recommendations?

 

Image of Brisbane's Storey Bridge at sunset
Understanding general purpose
financial statements
 
cyber security key in lock
Increasing concerns around cyber security risks

 

Image of a dart hitting the bullseye on a target
Using risk appetite in the public sector
 
the importance of timely release of financial information
The importance of timely release of financial information 

 

View all of QAO's blogs