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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.

Forecasting long-term sustainability of local government (Report 2: 2016–17)

Local Government

Queensland's 77 councils provide vital infrastructure services that help grow local economies. They deliver roads, water, and sewerage services to an estimated 4.8 million people. Many also provide their communities with public open space, cleaning services, and cultural facilities such as museums and libraries. A small number operate childcare centres and other businesses.

Strategic procurement (Report 1: 2016–17)

Energy and Natural Resources

Procurement of services and supplies makes up a significant proportion of expenditure for Queensland Government departments. During 2015–16, 21 government departments and 16 Hospital and Health Services made around 2.1 million separate payments to procure about $10 billion of supplies and services from 33 903 suppliers (excluding capital spend). This is about 18 per cent of their total expenditure.

Early childhood education (Report 19: 2015-16)

Education and Housing

Children can benefit in many ways by participating in a quality kindergarten program before starting formal schooling. The National Partnerships Agreement on Early Childhood Education was established in 2009 by Australian, state and territory governments in recognition of the importance of kindergarten. The Government is subsidising kindergarten programs through the Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme (QKFS). This report examines how well the QKFS supports universal access to quality kindergarten services for Queensland children.

Results of audit: education sector entities 2015 (Report 18: 2015-16)

Education and Housing

This report summarises the results of the seven Queensland public universities and their controlled entities; the eight grammar schools; and a small number of other education-specific entities that have a 31 December financial year end date.

This report also looks at an area of control focus - risk management - across the university sector, using our risk management and maturity model. The model can be found at Appendix H of the report, page 64.

Results of audit: local government entities 2014-15 (Report 17: 2015-16)

Local Government

This report summarises the results of our financial audits including the timeliness and quality of financial reporting, assessments of internal controls, and financial sustainability of the 77 Queensland local governments (councils). The report contains good practice guidance on related parties and audit committee work plans. It highlights asset management as a significant financial reporting issue.

Queensland public hospital operating theatre efficiency (Report 15: 2015-16)


This report examines how effectively 39 of Queensland's 51 public hospitals are managing their 221 public operating theatres to deliver emergency and elective surgical services. We analysed whether the systems and practices they use to manage, monitor and report on their theatre efficiency are effective.

Volume Two with report provides the metrics for each of the Hospital and Health Services. The metrics for each individual Hospital and Health Service is also provided.