This report helps to achieve our objective to strengthen the accountability of the public sector and help it improve performance. We discuss the status and nature of the audit opinions we issue, comment on the timeliness and quality of financial reporting, and explain how we assessed the key audit matters disclosed by state public sector entities.
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.
This report summarises the results of our financial audits which includes:
- timeliness and quality of financial reporting,
- financial performance
- and sustainability
We also explored how hospital and health services can maximise the revenue streams available to them and assessed how effectively they are managing their costs.
This report assessed the effectiveness of the Royalties for the Regions program in contributing to regional economic sustainability and resilience. It looked at whether the government followed the grant eligibility and funding criteria in allocating the funds to councils.
This report examined how well the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries invests in and manages agricultural science research, development and extension projects and programs in order to meet its strategic objectives. The objectives being to support economic growth and contribute to a productive and prosperous agricultural sector.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads and the Queensland Police Service work together to combat speeding and disobeying traffic signals through the Camera Detected Offence Program (CDOP).
This audit examined the design, implementation and integrity of the CDOP. It also assessed its operational integrity to determine how effectively the program contributes to road safety outcomes.
This report summarises the results of our evaluation of the financial control systems and select internal controls that operated within the 21 government departments during the 2014–15 financial year.
Within the report, we provided entities with two better practice guides to assist them with the self-assessment of their disaster recovery planning and internal financial management reporting
This report sought to determine whether the adverse impact of broad scale land use on the quality of water entering the Great Barrier Reef was declining. To determine this we focused on:
- the efficacy of the activities undertaken or funded by Queensland Government agencies
- the effectiveness of monitoring of these activities
- the reliability of public reporting of outcomes, particularly the reporting on the achievement of the Reef Plan
This report examines whether government agencies are actively managing injured workers to achieve a safe and timely return to work. We focused in particular on the claims from Queensland Government Departments and compared them to selected private industry groups.
This report examines whether local government councils effectively manage the risk of fraud occurring and remaining undetected. We surveyed all 77 councils in Queensland.
This report examines the systems for managing sensitive information about children and young people who are under the care of the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disabilities Services.
We looked at whether child safety information is secure, yet available to authorised personnel who care for children and young people that have been harmed or at risk of harm.