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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.

Maintenance of public schools (Report 11: 2014-15)

Education and Housing

The Department of Education, Training and Employment (DETE) is responsible for providing a safe working and learning environment for its staff and students in school campuses across Queensland. Well-maintained school buildings and grounds contribute to the safety of staff and students and to educational outcomes.

When funding is inadequate, asset maintenance backlogs occur. As a result, school buildings and school ground facilities can deteriorate much faster than intended.

Oversight of recurrent grants to non-state schools (Report 12: 2014-15)

Education and Housing

Non-state schools receive grants from the state and Australian governments – administered by the Department of Education, Training and Employment.

To qualify, these schools submit to the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board (the Board), which is a statutory body that reports directly to the Minister for Education.

This report assessed the effectiveness of the supervision of recurrent grant payments to non-state schools.

2018 Commonwealth Games progress (Report 9: 2014-15)

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

The Commonwealth Games is a major international sporting competition held every four years. In 2018, The Games will come to The City of Gold Coast.

We conducted this audit during 2014, while organisers were developing delivery plans and strategies for the 2018 Games. We examined the progress of preparations for hosting the Games in terms of governance, project planning, cost and delivering legacy benefits.

Bushfire prevention and preparedness (Report 10: 2014-15)

Community Services
Local Government
Energy and Natural Resources

While the scale of bushfire threat in Queensland is not as acute as that in the southern states, to prepare successfully for bushfires, Queensland must have an effective bushfire management system, which addresses prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.  

The objective of this audit was to determine if Queensland is better able to prevent and prepare for bushfires following the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission, the Malone Review into Rural Fire Services in Queensland 2013 and the Police and Community Safety Review 2013.

Results of audit: Public non-financial corporations (Report 6: 2014-15)

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

Public non-financial corporations (PNFCs) include government owned corporations and statutory bodies that operate primarily across the energy, water and transport sectors.

This report covers our 2013–14 financial and regulatory audit results for Queensland's PNFC entities. It provides a snapshot of PNFC finances at 30 June 2014 and investigates how industry-wide reforms and events have affected financial performance, sustainability and returns to government.

Results of audit: Queensland state government financial statements 2013-14 (Report 7: 2014-15)

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

Each year, the state prepares consolidated financial statements of the Government of Queensland (state government financial statements) which are accrual financial statements reporting how much the state has earned; what it cost to operate; and, together with the values of its assets, how it managed its liabilities. From this, a user can discern whether the state is spending more than it receives; how well it has managed its assets and liabilities; and what reserves it has to meet its future obligations.

Traveltrain renewal: Sunlander 14 (Report 8: 2014-15)

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

The Sunlander 14 project was initiated to replace the existing Sunlander diesel-hauled locomotive train with a new tilt train and to upgrade the two existing Cairns tilt trains.

This report examines the Traveltrain renewal program and focuses more specifically on the Sunlander 14 project.

It assesses the planning, governance and decision-making processes for both the original decision to replace the Sunlander rollingstock and the subsequent decision to de-scope the project.

Results of audit: State public sector entities for 2013-14 (Report 4: 2014-15)

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

In 2013–14, Queensland’s state public sector—comprising 21 portfolio departments and 464 agencies — delivered services and goods to benefit the public, including schools, hospitals, roads, parks and many more community initiatives.

To demonstrate their accountability in managing public money on behalf of the Queensland community, all state public sector entities must report on their finances and have them audited.

Results of audit: Hospital and Health Service entities 2013-14 (Report 5: 2014-15)

Health

Hospital and Health Services (HHSs) must include audited financial statements in their annual reports. Queensland’s Auditor-General, supported by the Queensland Audit Office, audits the annual financial statements of all public sector entities, including those of statutory bodies, and prepares an auditor’s report.

This report summarises the results of our 2013–14 financial audits of the state’s 17 HHSs.

Emergency department performance reporting (Report 3: 2014-15)

Health

In July 2011, the Australian states and territories signed the National Health Reform Agreement—National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services.  

This audit assessed the performance of Queensland’s public emergency departments in achieving targets under the National Emergency Access Target, with a particular focus on the reliability of the data being reported.

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