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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.

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.

Monitoring and reporting performance (Report 18: 2013-14)

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

Public sector entities must report publicly on their performance. Part of their accountability obligations it demonstrates their effective stewardship and responsible use of taxpayer-funded resources.

This audit examined how well the 20 core Queensland departments measure, monitor and publicly report on their non-financial performance.

We assessed the performance information in their Service Delivery Statements from the 2013–14 State Budget papers.

Results of audit: Education sector entities 2013 (Report 16: 2013-14)

Education and Housing

For universities and grammar schools, the annual report is the primary accountability document to their stakeholders, other funders and users of their services.

In 2013, seven universities, eight grammar schools and 20 university-controlled entities were required to prepare financial statements. This report summarises the results of these financial audits.

Environmental regulation of the resources and waste industries (Report 15: 2013-14)

Energy and Natural Resources

The Queensland Government has identified the sectors of tourism, agriculture, resources and construction as key elements of the state’s ‘four pillar economy’.

The Auditor-General's report to Parliament Regulating waste: protecting the environment (No. 10 of 2011), noted that Queensland was one of Australia’s largest generators of waste and found opportunities to improve the monitoring and enforcement of environmental compliance in the waste industry.

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