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.

Monitoring and managing ICT projects

(Report 1: 2018–19)

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

The Queensland Government plans to spend $2.6 billion on information and communication technology (ICT) projects over the next four years.

Managing local government rates and charges

(Report 17: 2017–18)

Local Government

Queensland’s 77 councils provide services to nearly five million people. In 2016–17, these councils generated more than $6.2 billion revenue in rates and levies. For many councils, rates, levies, fees and charges are their main source of revenue other than Queensland and Australian Government grant funding.

The objective of this audit was to examine whether councils set and administer rates and charges appropriately to support long-term financial sustainability.

We assessed whether a selection of councils:

Follow-up of Managing water quality in Great Barrier Reef catchments

(Report 16: 2017–18)

Water and Infrastructure
Community Services
Energy and Natural Resources

The Great Barrier Reef is vulnerable to threats that the Queensland Government cannot control or influence, such as extreme weather events. But it can influence other threats, such as the quality of water entering the reef from adjacent catchments—specifically agricultural run-off.

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)

Health
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
Health
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.

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