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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.

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.

Results of audit: Local government entities 2012-13 (Report 14: 2013-14)

Local Government

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.

Results of audit: State public sector entities for 2012-13 (Report 11: 2013-14)

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

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.

Results of audit: Queensland state government financial statements 2012-13 (Report 12: 2013-14)

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.

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