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Victorian Auditor-General's Office

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Victorian Auditor-General's Office

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VAGO

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15 Nov 2017

The Treasurer tabled the 2016–17 Annual Financial Report of the State of Victoria (AFR) in Parliament on 21 September 2017. The AFR includes the financial statements of the State of Victoria (the State) and the general government sector (GGS).

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18 Oct 2017

Demand for surgery is rising in response to a growing and ageing population. Health services need to run their operating theatres as efficiently as possible if they are to meet this rising demand, and reduce waiting lists, with their current resources. They also need to balance competing demands...

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23 Aug 2017

Victoria has experienced strong population growth since 2011, with the population forecast to grow from 6.1 million in 2016 to 7.7 million by 2031. Rapid growth is creating unprecedented challenges for infrastructure and service delivery, especially in growth areas where services are limited and...

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09 Aug 2017

Internal audit is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an agency’s operations. It is an important part of the internal control framework and helps an agency accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to...

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09 Aug 2017

V/Line offers an important service to regional communities - it provides access to services, education and employment across the state. V/Line operates and maintains a fleet of 372 passenger trains and carriages, and 3 520 kilometres of rail track used by passenger and freight services. More...

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22 Jun 2017

We rely on roads for access to work, schools, shops, recreational activities, health care and other services. Roads also play a critical role in the movement of freight and goods across Victoria. VicRoads manages about 24 000 kilometres of arterial roads.

Road networks in poor condition...

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21 Jun 2017

Housing is important for all Victorians. Without access to affordable and secure housing, people are exposed to increased risk of homelessness, mental illness and an inability to meet living costs.

Public housing is an important means of assisting those in greatest need of affordable and...

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08 Jun 2017

 

Impartiality, professionalism and integrity are important foundations for the public sector. Public sector staff must act with these values in mind, to ensure the use of public funds is as effective and efficient as possible, to meet community needs and to maintain public trust....

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07 Jun 2017

There are eight public universities in Victoria, which control a further 51 entities. We conduct the financial audits of all of these 59 entities. This report outlines the results of, and our observations from, these financial audits for the year ended 31 December 2016. We also discuss the...

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24 May 2017

Information and communications technology (ICT) is a critical enabler and transformative agent in the delivery of government services. It entails considerable investment.

ICT strategic planning plays a critical role in managing ICT investments and aligning ICT activities with strategic...

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Technical report

22 Mar 2017

The property industry is the largest sector in the Victorian economy. In 2015– 16, more than 57 000 planning permit applications were approved through the planning system, providing for an estimated 46 000 new dwellings and 62 000 new lots. This created about $25 billion of proposed economic...

Annual Report

12 Oct 2016

The main body of the Annual Report contains our office’s report of operations and financial statements (including the opinion of the independent external auditor appointed by the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee). It also reports on:

  • our output performance measures as set out
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Research report

11 Feb 2015

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The audit objective was to assess whether Department of Education and Training and government schools are managing parent education costs economically, efficiently and effectively and in accordance with legislation and policies. It examined funding for the...

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Research report

15 Oct 2014

This audit finds that there is currently no overarching strategy or leadership in Victoria for mental health and the justice system that focuses on improving outcomes for people with a mental illness.

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The increasing incidence of people living with mental...

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Research report

15 Oct 2014

This audit found that three Victorian government departments are not effectively applying the performance measurement and reporting system.

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An effective system of performance measurement and reporting is critical if government is to achieve its policy...

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14 Oct 2014

This audit found shortcomings in the Victorian Department of Health's heatwave framework that need to be addressed as a matter of urgency if Victoria is to be adequately prepared for a prolonged heatwave.

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Heatwaves pose a significant risk to public health...

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