State governments

Report

11 Dec 2018

In October 2016, the NSW government accepted an unsolicited proposal from IFM Investors and AustralianSuper to lease 50.4 per cent of Ausgrid for 99 years. The deal followed the federal government’s rejection of two bids from foreign investors, for national security reasons. This performance audit...

Report

29 Nov 2018

To assess Australia’s fiscal sustainability and budget challenges it is important to look at the budget position of not only the Commonwealth but also states and territories. This report examine the revenue, expenditure, net capital investment and the net debt position across all levels of...

Commentary

2 Nov 2018

The polls aren’t looking good for Matthew Guy’s Liberals in Victoria.

Report

30 Oct 2018

This report analyses the internal controls and governance of the forty largest agencies in the New South Wales public sector for the year ended 30 June 2018.

Report

28 Oct 2018

State and territory governments can do more to improve the lives of Australians. The State Orange Book 2018 shows that outcomes vary between states across a broad range of areas. In many cases, states are different because their governments adopted better policies.

Journal article

1 Oct 2018

Towards the end of its long term in office, the Labor-led Government of South Australia (2002–2018) embraced Mark Moore’s public value characterization of government’s role in society. This article reviews that unique effort to promote public value across the whole of government, in policy design...

Report

20 Sep 2018

This audit assessed whether government agencies realise financial and other benefits through their use of State Purchase Contracts (SPC).

Report

20 Sep 2018

This audit assessed whether DHHS has sufficient capability in managing service agreements to ensure funded organisations deliver agreed health and wellbeing supports and outcomes to clients.

Report

13 Sep 2018

This audit assessed how effectively the NSW government is progressing and reporting on the Premier's Priorities.

Report

5 Sep 2018

There are more 8 000 Victorians who make a substantial contribution to Victoria as part of a committee of management (CoM). Through their volunteer labour, they maintain and oversee almost 1 500 Crown land reserves.

Crown land reserves are areas of public land set...

Report

4 Sep 2018

This report recommends that NSW Procurement better understand agencies' business needs and assist them to improve capability and accountability for procurement.

Guide

23 Aug 2018

ICAC has released these guidelines to help NSW public sector agencies involved in direct negotiations with external parties to manage corruption risks, but recommends they avoid the practice if possible, due to the high level of those risks.

Report

23 Aug 2018

This report finds that the conduct of the Members in question does not constitute a contempt of Parliament, even though in some cases, the conduct was not up to the standard expected from Victorian MPs.

Report

30 Jul 2018

Previously, only government members could access public sector expertise and information for fiscal analysis. Now, all Members of Parliament can request the services of the PBO to understand the fiscal impact of their policies. This will ‘level the playing field’ for political parties, improving fairness...

Report

17 Jul 2018

This research paper analyses the results of the 2018 South Australian state election.

Report

4 Jul 2018

The Victorian Ombudsman, Deborah Glass, has tabled this second biennial report on the implementation of her investigations’ recommendations. The report covers the 125 recommendations made to state and local government bodies between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2018.

Discussion paper

29 Jun 2018

This document provides an overview of how a potential sale of the TAB could be structured to benefit the racing industry in Western Australia. Its purpose is to facilitate discussion and analysis of the key issues and enable the racing industry and other key stakeholders...

Report

20 Jun 2018

This audit examined whether transparency in government information and communications technology (ICT) investments has improved since the development of the Victorian government ICT dashboard.

Report

28 May 2018

This report showcases the BIU's major projects since the last report in 2016, and sets out some of the lessons learned along the way.

Report

24 May 2018

The objective of the audit was to examine the effectiveness of monitoring and payment arrangements under National Partnership Agreements.

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