Reports to parliament

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We produce reports to promote accountability and transparency in government. Our reports are tabled in parliament and contain the results of our financial and performance audits.

All of the reports we table are also available on the Queensland Parliament website. Please visit their website or contact us if you would like access to an earlier report.

Education: 2016–17 results of financial audits

(Report 15: 2017–18)

Education and Housing

Entities within the Queensland public education sector intend to deliver world class education and training services. Collectively, the sector aims to help individuals make positive transitions from early childhood through to all stages of schooling, providing them with the knowledge and skills to prepare them for future education, training, or the workforce. This sector provides a variety of services and uses substantial resources to deliver these services.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme

(Report 14: 2017–18)

Community Services

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is transforming the way Australians with disability obtain support services. It is a major national reform, jointly governed and funded through a partnership between the Commonwealth and the state and territory governments.

The NDIS intends to give people choice and control over the supports they need, including the ability to manage their own funding if they wish.

It is changing the way disability support services are delivered, as well as government services such as education, health, housing, justice and transport services.

Queensland state government: 2016–17 results of financial audits

(Report 11: 2017–18)

Education and Housing
Central Agencies and Financial Services
Water and Infrastructure
Community Services
Local Government
Energy and Natural Resources

We categorise these entities into three sectors. The general government sector provides public services for the collective benefit of the community. Public non-financial corporations provide goods and services that are trading, non-regulatory, or non-financial in nature. And public financial corporations provide financial services.

Each year, the Treasurer prepares the Queensland Government’s consolidated financial statements. These statements provide a complete view of the performance and position of the state government.

Finalising unpaid fines

(Report 10: 2017–18)

Community Services

Public sector entities issue fines to penalise people who have deliberately or inadvertently broken the law, and to deter them from committing similar offences.

The challenge for the issuing and collection entities is in efficiently and effectively finalising those fines that remain unpaid, particularly for those people who refuse to cooperate or pay. These people account for a significant amount of outstanding fines debt owed to the state, and enforcing this debt can be difficult and costly.

Confidentiality and disclosure of government contracts

(Report 8: 2017–18)

Central Agencies and Financial Services

The Queensland Government has adopted a model of openness through the routine release of information to the public. The government aims to make information available to the public as a matter of course, unless there are compelling reasons for keeping it confidential.

While confidentiality provisions are required for government to protect sensitive information for itself and its stakeholders, inappropriate use can reduce transparency and public trust in government. 

Fraud risk management

(Report 6: 2017–18)

Central Agencies and Financial Services

Recent fraud attempts in the Queensland public sector highlight the need for agencies to implement effective fraud control measures.

To effectively manage and identify fraud risks, agencies need to examine their business environments to understand its potential exposure to fraud. Agencies that do not dedicate sufficient time and resources to understanding their fraud risks, can be exposed without realising it.