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
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
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
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.
Better practices for regulators – reporting and continuous improvement
Do entities implement our recommendations?
Understanding general purpose
Increasing concerns around cyber security risks
Using risk appetite in the public sector
The importance of timely release of financial information