Victoria’s $434m crime proceeds haul cops a caning

By Julian Bajkowski Victoria’s system of confiscating money and assets from the state’s organised criminals and drug dealers has been found sorely wanting by the state’s Auditor General after a new report highlighted a raft of operational and governance shortcomings. An audit of the state’s Asset Confiscation Scheme by the Victorian Auditor General’s Office released […]

Performance reporting has good practice

Key performance indicators of agencies are generally well managed and reported, but with room for improvement, according to the Western Australian Auditor General. The audit has covered the current government framework of 155 agencies with different roles and purposes, with personnel capacity of up to 20000 staff to those with only one employee. Acting Auditor […]

CCTV cameras get thumbs up from auditor general

In his report tabled in Parliament today, acting auditor general – Glen Clarke – found the use of closed circuit television cameras (CCTV) was having positive results but more could be done to fully benefit from the growing number of cameras across the state.   The audit examined the installation, management and use of CCTV […]

Committee recommends review of Auditor-General powers

The Public Accounts and Audit Committee has advised the Commonwealth to re-examine the role and powers of the Auditor-General. Committee chair, Rob Oakeshott, said it was “timely for the role and powers of the Auditor-General to be re-examined” to ensure they were adequate in the “modern public sector environment”. The Committee made 13 recommendations, including […]

ANAO investigates confidentiality in government contracts

The Australian National Audit Office has released its report on confidentiality in government contracts, recommending a review of procurement reporting requirements. The audit assess the appropriateness of the use and reporting of confidentiality provisions in Australian Government contracts. It included an assessment of compliance with the Senate Order and followed up on the implementation of […]

ANAO releases new guide to asset management

The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has released a new guide on asset management in public sector entities. The new report, Better Practice Guide on the Strategic and Operational Management of Assets by Public Sector Entities, is an update on previous guides. It aims to provide a practical asset management framework that can be adopted by […]

ANAO report ‘politically motivated’

By Angela Dorizas The independent audit into the Federal Government's regional and local community infrastructure program was "politically motivated", the head of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has said. ALGA president Geoff Lake slammed the report by the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) as lacking balance and objectivity. “I can’t understand why a report of […]

RLCIP grants skewed to Labor seats

By Angela Dorizas The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) today released its review of the Federal Government’s Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program (RLCIP). The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government introduced the RLCIP in late 2008 to stimulate the local economy in the wake of the global financial crisis. The purpose of the […]


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