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Regulation is a core function of government, overseeing services that touch all our lives – from the safety of our drinking water, and rehabilitation of old mine sites, to the quality of our kinder
I began my journey at the Queensland Audit Office (QAO) in February 2021, in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It goes without saying that protecting important information assets with secure systems is critical to Queensland’s economic and security interests.
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.
Queenslanders may not be aware of the role or occurrence of government regulation in their day-to-day lives.
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.