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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
Good internal controls provide reasonable assurance that an entity is achieving its operational, reporting, and compliance objectives. They also serve to protect an entity from fraud or error.
Knowing how entities are progressing in implementing our recommendations gives us, parliament, our clients, and the wider Queensland community important information.
As our 31 December year-end clients finalise their financial statements, it’s a timely reminder to not make immaterial changes.
Over time, the Queensland Audit Office (QAO) has shifted its profile of employees to become a more diverse organisation that recognises the unique experiences many bring to our team.
Machinery of government (MoG) changes occur when the government restructures the functions that government departments administer.
Use of digital technologies has increased the pace of disruption in every industry. The question now is whether the Queensland Government is keeping pace with this reality.
The Queensland Audit Office (QAO) welcomes information on public sector performance and requests for audits from our clients, parliament and the wider Queensland public.
Many public sector entities own and manage large asset portfolios amounting to many millions (or billions) of dollars. Management can make better decisions when they have good data about their assets.
In our recent Auditor-General’s insights report on audit committees in state government entities, we highlight the importance of audit committees and how they can catalyse better governance.