This report follows up our performance audit Access to Public Dental Services in Victoria, tabled December 2016.
Performance audits focus on the efficiency, economy, effectiveness and legislative compliance of public sector agencies, and include recommendations to improve the management and delivery of public services.
Each year, we ask agencies to attest to their progress in addressing the recommendations that they accepted. Using these attestations―as well as our assessment of the public interest and materiality of audit topics―we selected Access to Public Dental Services in Victoria to follow up.
This audit examined whether the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) have effectively implemented the recommendations we made in that audit and addressed the underlying issues that led to them.