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.

Racing Queensland Limited: Audit by arrangement (Report 1: 2012-13)

Central Agencies and Financial Services

Racing Queensland Limited (RQL) principal activities are to encourage, control, supervise and regulate the administration of thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing in Queensland.

On 26 March 2012, four key staff resigned as employees of RQL and were paid separation payments. These ‘redundancy’ payments were based on their length of service and statutory leave entitlements. The total cost to RQL of these separation payments was $1.858 million.

Results of audit: Internal control systems (Report 6: 2013-14)

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

This report to Parliament summarises results from the interim phase of the 2011-12 financial audits of departments, statutory bodies and government owned corporations. It contains the results of audits where areas of control were emphasised during the audit process, chiefly effectiveness of financial and fraud control strategies and IT governance.

Managing employee unplanned absence (Report 4: 2012)

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

This audit assessed whether public service departments are effectively managing unplanned absence such as sick leave. It reviewed the role of central agencies and examined more closely the Department of Community Safety and the former Departments of Education and Training, and Public Works.

Results of audits - Education sector financial statements for 2011 (Report 3: 2012)

Education and Housing

This report summarises the results of our 2011 financial audits of universities and grammar schools, and the entities they control.

The number and type of audit opinions issued; the timeliness and quality of financial reporting by the universities and grammar schools; and systemic issues with internal control identified during our financial audits are discussed.

We have also added an analysis of the indicators of financial sustainability that universities can be assessed under.

Results of audits - Local government financial statements for 2010-11 (Report 2: 2012)

Local Government

The annual report of a council is its primary accountability document to its ratepayers, residents, and other funders and users of council’s services.

This audit assesses council’s operational and financial performance and position. The number and type of audit opinions issued; the timeliness and quality of financial reporting by the local government sector; and systemic issues with internal control identified during our financial audits are also discussed in this report.

Improving student attendance (Report 1: 2012)

Education and Housing
Local Government

This audit determines how effectively the Department of Education and Training (DET) and schools manage student attendance and implement strategies to increase attendance.

It takes into account DET’s Every Day Counts approach as well as policy, guidance and support to schools, plus monitoring and reporting of student attendance by state schools and DET.

Results of audits at 31 October 2011 (Report 11: 2011)

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

Each year, Financial and Assurance audits are conducted to enable the Auditor-General to express an opinion as to whether the financial statements of public sector entities present a true and fair position and whether prescribed requirements have been complied with as required.

This report contains the results of audits from various parts of the Queensland Public sector during 2010-2011  completed as at 31 October 2011.

Acquisition and public access to the Museum, Art Gallery and Library collections (Report 9: 2011)

Community Services

This audit examined whether the Queensland Museum, Queensland Art Gallery and State Library of Queensland have adequate systems to efficiently, effectively and economically acquire and provide access to their collections. It also reviewed Arts Queensland regarding its overseeing, coordination and support roles.

Follow up of four audits completed in 2008 and 2009 (Report 8: 2011)

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

This report dealt with the follow-up of four audits conducted in 2008 and 2009:

1. Report to Parliament No.3 for 2008 Management of Rural Fire Services in Queensland.

2. Report to Parliament No.3 for 2009 – Transport Network Management and Urban Congestion in South East Queensland.

3. Report to Parliament No.5 for 2008 – Protecting Queensland’s Primary Industries and Environment from Pests and Disease.

4. Report to Parliament No. 6 for 2009 – Providing the Information Required to Make Good Regulation 

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