State governments

FAST Record ID: 
1131814

Report

23 Apr 2018

This report provides guidance, and includes recommendations to councils and the Office of Local Government, aimed at strengthening financial reporting, asset management and governance and internal controls.

Report

17 Apr 2018

The Northern Territory’s controversial lease of the strategically-important Port of Darwin to a Chinese company with People’s Liberation Army links, highlights the type of tensions that might increase between the federal government and the States and Territories over the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and...

Research report

12 Apr 2018

This research reveals how GST equalisation is creating a class of winners and losers among Australian states.

Report

29 Mar 2018

This audit examined the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority, Public Transport Victoria, and the now defunct Major Projects Victoria, and assessed whether their fraud and corruption controls were well designed and operating as intended.

Report

21 Mar 2018

Trust in our politicians is declining, and risks diminishing further with allegations of misuse of public funds. This investigation argues that the reputation of the Victorian Parliament would be greatly enhanced if an independent agency was clearly empowered to deal with such matters.

Report

8 Mar 2018

As the Victorian government introduced new policies for managing government land in 2015 and 2016, this audit focuses on surplus land sales conducted under the new policy framework.

Report

21 Feb 2018

This report examines the 2016–17 annual reports of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Commissioner, the Victorian Ombudsman and the Victorian Inspectorate.

Report

21 Feb 2018

This project summary provides information about the contractual and commercial aspects of the Melbourne Metro rail tunnel and stations Public Private Partnership (PPP).

Report

20 Feb 2018

This report examines a number of WA government programs and projects, in an attempt to provide a clear and concise explanation of the key drivers or failures in decision making that led to the state’s operating deficits and unsustainable debt position.

Report

15 Feb 2018

This inquiry aimed to rectify the lack of external oversight by assessing the adequacy of the Western Australian Electoral Commission's administration and management of the 2017 state general election.

Discussion paper

7 Feb 2018

This paper estimates the costs of gambling harm to the Tasmanian economy as $341.58 million, more than three times the total gambling tax revenue accrued by the state in 2016-17.

Report

7 Feb 2018

One focus of this paper is on the fiscal incentives faced by state governments and how these incentives cause regulatory problems. This suggests reforms to the federation, worthwhile for many reasons, will also assist in cutting back Australia’s red tape burden.

Statistics

5 Feb 2018

Presents a current snapshot of the NSW economy and provides relevant points of comparison with other Australian states and territories.

Research report

16 Jan 2018

This independent review of the social and economic impact of gambling in Tasmania examines he policy context and structure of the gambling industry, trends in gambling expenditure and government revenue, the economic footprint of the gambling industry, and reports on interviews with gamblers and affected...

Evaluation

20 Dec 2017

Effective internal controls and governance systems help agencies to operate efficiently and effectively and comply with relevant laws, standards and policies. This evaluation assesses how well agencies are implementing these systems, and highlights opportunities for improvement.

Research report

11 Dec 2017

This report reveals how GST equalisation is creating a class of winners and losers among the Australian states.

Submission

9 Dec 2017

At the root of the tens of thousands of stories that lead people to the door of the Salvos every year is the need for a stable home. This simple goal is foundational for family and community life. This submission explores how to make it...

Report

An investigation into allegations of serious corruption involving Victorian vocational education and training, and public transport sectors.
8 Dec 2017

This special report details the findings and recommendations of a major IBAC investigation, Operation Lansdowne, into allegations of serious corrupt conduct relating to South West Institute of TAFE and Bendigo Kangan Institute of TAFE.

Policy

7 Dec 2017

South Australian Liberal Steven Marshall MP has announced a policy of state funding for Regional Development Australia boards if elected in March 2018.

Report

Service priority review: final report to the West Australian government
5 Dec 2017

This report makes it clear that the Western Australian community wants higher quality services and greater involvement in service design. However, the challenge of tackling the state’s budget deficit means that better services must be delivered at a lower cost.