In August 2006, the then government made election commitments to build three tertiary hospitals - the Gold Coast University Hospital; Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital; and the Sunshine Coast Public University Hospital - at an estimated total cost of $2.87 billion.
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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 our evaluation results of the financial control systems and select internal controls that operated within the 21 government departments during the 2013–14 financial year.
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.
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.
This audit examined the operational effectiveness of the Queensland Ambulance Service. It focused on service access and responsiveness, cost effectiveness and performance monitoring and reporting systems.
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.
Local governments (councils) operate autonomously and are directly responsible to their communities.
This report summarises the results of our audits of the financial statements of the 73 local councils and of the entities they control. It also summarises factors affecting their financial performance, position and sustainability.
This report, prepared under section 62 of the Auditor General Act 2009, is the second of two reports dealing with our performance audit of the right of private practice arrangements in the public health system.
In conducting the audit, we pursued three lines of inquiry to determine if:
The focus of this report is the results of the 2012-13 financial statement audits on state government departments, statutory bodies, government owned corporations and the entities they control in the general government sector. The majority of these bodies are typically not for profit and rely principally on budget appropriations.
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.