The Queensland Audit Office (QAO) is required to prepare and publish by 30 June each year a three-year strategic audit plan (SAP) which shapes and drives its program of performance audits.
Its 2018–21 SAP is the culmination of its ongoing efforts to understand the challenges, risks, and opportunities facing the Queensland public sector, and is a vehicle to communicate its future audit direction.
Importantly, the plan itself is not the end of the conversation, it is an output from ongoing conversation throughout the year.
This forward-work schedule allows it to engage early in conversations with its stakeholders so that it can refine and direct its efforts to the areas where it can have the greatest impact on better public services.
QAO welcomes suggestions from members of the public about its proposed or any new potential performance audit topics, as well as contributions to performance audits that are currently in progress. When suggesting new topics, or contributing to an open audit, the submissions need to relate to public sector entities or money being spent on public services. Any contribution can be made confidentially and personal information is protected by the Information Privacy Act 2009.