The Queensland Audit Office (QAO) has the privilege of auditing all Queensland public sector entities and local governments, meaning our work extends well into the state’s regions.

For International Women’s Day this year, we share how women’s rights and gender equality have progressed at the Queensland Audit Office (QAO) over time.

I began my journey at the Queensland Audit Office (QAO) in February 2021, in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Knowing how public sector and local government entities are progressing in implementing audit recommendations gives us, parliament, audit clients, and the wider community important information on the improvement of public service delivery.

In some shape or form, a belief in better public services has been a cornerstone for QAO over the past 160 years. In recent times, it’s been an articulated part of our vision. And I’ve been proud to be part of that for the past 40 years.

John Hanwright tells us about his unique career journey that took him from teaching to our team, and gives us some real insight on what it’s like working in assurance auditing.