Auditing

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Guide

Designated auditing agency handbook

The purpose of this handbook is to state the Ministry of Health's requirements of designated auditing agencies (DAAs) for auditing and audit reporting for the certification of health care services under the Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001.
Report

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) - Independent Review: final report

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) commenced operations in March 2016, operating under the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Act 2015 (Cth). This review contends that the next phase for ASBFEO is one of consolidation and maturation of efforts and approach...
Report

Responding to our consultation: changes for more flexible and responsive regulation

The Care Quality Commission is currently in the process of developing a new five-year strategy, to run from 2021 – 2026. While it is carrying out a programme of engagement around the new strategy, CQC has also launched a consultation on proposals to make its...
Guide

Auditing risk culture: a practical guide

Specifically developed in the context of Australian financial services organisations for internal auditors, senior management, board audit committees and other assurance providers, this 40-page guide will be useful more broadly: in non-financial organisations and both within and outside Australia.
Report

Insights into local government: 2020

This report presents the main findings from the 2019/20 audits of New Zealand’s local councils and other local government work.
Report

Measuring and reporting on service delivery

This audit assesses if the way Victorian government departments measure and report on their service delivery supports accountability and good decision-making.
Briefing paper

Remaking audit: a plan for culture change and regulatory reform

This paper places a particular emphasis on culture change in the audit industry – an area that is under-studied and has not been sufficiently covered in the UK government’s reviews.
Briefing paper

The truth tellers: why we need profound audit sector reform now

In this first report of a three-part series, the authors provide an assessment of the core problems of the audit sector and their costs for society. They also show how a reformed audit sector could be boon for a productive economy.
Presentation

2020 client and stakeholder satisfaction research

​The results of the VRQA's 2020 client and stakeholder research are now available. Clients and stakeholders reported generally high levels of satisfaction with their performance in 2020, and continued to perceive them as a fair and effective regulator.
Report

Central government: results of the 2019/20 audits

This report summarises the New Zealand Government’s financial statements for 2019/20.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Anthony Albanese says the Coalition 'gutted' the Australian National Audit Office's budget by 20 per cent over the past seven years. Is he correct?

Federal Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese claimed the Australian National Audit Office's budget had been slashed by 20 per cent under the Coalition over the past seven years. Verdict: Mr Albanese's claim was overstated.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Anthony Albanese says the Coalition 'gutted' the Australian National Audit Office's budget by 20 per cent over the past seven years. Is he correct?

Leader of the opposition, Anthony Albanese, has claimed the Government has cut the National Audit Office's resources by 20 per cent over the last seven years. The verdict: Mr Albanese's claim is overstated.
Report

Implementation of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) property investment strategy

The objective of this audit was to assess whether the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) designed and is implementing its property investment strategy in a way that is delivering the intended benefits, and how any lessons learned are being reflected in a new...
Report

Investing in vocational education and training

This audit examined whether the Queensland Department of Employment, Small Business and Training is achieving successful learning and employment outcomes through its public and private providers.
Report

Farm Management Deposits Scheme

The objective of the audit was to assess whether the Australian Taxation Office and the Department of Agriculture have effectively administered the Farm Management Deposits (FMD) Scheme.
Journal article

Audit of economic security as an effective tool to prevent corruption in a construction company

The purpose of this study is to develop an audit mechanism for economic security, as a system to prevent internal and external threats and risks.
Report

Managing the municipal and industrial landfill levy

This audit provides an independent assessment of, and insights into, whether the landfill levy system is being managed transparently and is meeting its intended legislative objectives.
Report

The Victorian government ICT dashboard

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

Funding models for threatened species management

This audit assessed the effectiveness of the Department of the Environment and Energy’s design of the Threatened Species Prospectus.
Report

Design and governance of the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund

This audit examined the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund, assessing whether it has an appropriate design process and a sound governance framework.
Report

Unscheduled taxation system outages

This audit assessed whether the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has effectively responded to recent unscheduled information technology (IT) system outages.
Report

Defence’s procurement of fuels, petroleum, oils, lubricants, and card services

This audit assessed whether Defence achieves value for money in the procurement of fuels.
Report

2016-17 Major projects report

The objective of this report is to provide the Auditor‐General’s independent assurance over the status of the selected Major Projects carried out by the Department of Defence.
Report

Australian Electoral Commission’s procurement of services for the conduct of the 2016 federal election

This audit was conducted to assess whether the Australian Electoral Commission appropriately established and managed the contracts for the transportation of completed ballot papers and the Senate scanning solution for the 2016 federal election.
Report

The Australian Taxation Office’s use of settlements

This audit examined the effectiveness of the Australian Taxation Office’s use of settlements to resolve taxpayer disputes.