State governments

Research 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.

Report

17 May 2018

This audit assessed whether two NSW government programs, 'Resources for Regions' and 'Fixing Country Roads' were being effectively managed and achieving their objectives.

Report

3 May 2018

This report critically responds to the call for fiscal austerity and public sector downsizing, being made in response to the emergence of fiscal deficits in Western Australia.

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.

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