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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.

Confidentiality and disclosure of government contracts

(Report 8: 2017–18)

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)

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.

Water: 2016–17 results of financial audits

(Report 5: 2017–18)

Resources

In Queensland, water is primarily used by households, agriculture, mining, electricity generation, tourism, and manufacturing industries. Queensland’s state and local government owned water entities provide water throughout the state, and comprise bulk water suppliers, retailers, distributors, local governments, and smaller water boards.

Within South East Queensland, Seqwater sells treated bulk water to 12 local council regions, either directly to councils or through Distributor-Retailer Authorities (Unitywater and Queensland Urban Utilities).

Rail and ports: 2016–17 results of financial audits

(Report 3: 2017–18)

Infrastructure

The state’s six rail and port entities deliver a wide range of services, providing passenger and freight facilities to generate profit and benefit the public. These entities include the Queensland Rail Group (including Queensland Rail Transit Authority and Queensland Rail Limited), Far North Queensland Ports Corporation Limited, Port of Townsville Limited, North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation Limited, and Gladstone Ports Corporation Limited.

Managing the mental health of Queensland Police employees

(Report 2: 2017–18)

Health
Justice and Communities

Policing is a people service—it's about police interacting with the public, at times in emotive, tense, distressing, and challenging circumstances. Any one, or an accumulation of these interactions, can affect the mental health and wellbeing of police. This, coupled with the stressors that impact on the wider population, means police are considered more susceptible to mental illnesses, such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. 

Education and employment outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (Report 20: 2016–17)

Education

Relatively low rates of employment contribute to the poor economic and social outcomes experienced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Increasing economic opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people contributes to their improved health, education, and home ownership. This has a flow-on effect of promoting greater independence and improving life outcomes.

In 2007, the Commonwealth, states and territories agreed to a reform program to close the gap in various aspects of Indigenous disadvantage. Two targets in this national agreement are:

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