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Controller Update And Other Announcements Published

Tuesday, 30 March 2021, 2:07 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

We’ve published our latest Controller update . This update covers the period July to December 2020. Most government spending for the first six months of 2020/21 has been properly authorised and was within the law. The only incidence of unappropriated ... More >>

Our Intentions: Looking At The Covid-19 Vaccine Roll-out

Monday, 1 March 2021, 2:05 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

The Auditor-General has decided to carry out a review of the Covid-19 vaccination programme while it is being planned and through the early stages of roll-out. We want to provide an independent view to the public and Parliament about how the Government ... More >>

Auditor-General Calls For Special, Regular Reporting On Covid-19 Expenditure

Wednesday, 10 February 2021, 2:13 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

The Auditor-General, John Ryan, is urging the Government to improve its reporting on Covid-19 expenditure. In a report published today, Update on the Government’s Covid-19 expenditure , the Auditor-General says the financial reporting required ... More >>

Inquiry Into Aspects Of The Strategic Tourism Assets Protection Programme

Friday, 5 February 2021, 11:12 am | Office of the Auditor-General

The Auditor-General, John Ryan, has decided to carry out an inquiry into aspects of the Government’s Strategic Tourism Assets Protection Programme. Concerns about the Programme have been raised in the media and with our office. Tourism businesses ... More >>

Submission On The Protected Disclosures Bill

Friday, 29 January 2021, 12:09 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

The Education and Workforce Committee is seeking submissions on the Protected Disclosures (Protection of Whistleblowers) Bill. This Bill proposes to strengthen whistleblowing processes for encouraging and protecting staff who speak up about wrongdoing. We've ... More >>

Tertiary Education Institutions: 2019 Audit Results And What We Saw In 2020

Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 2:25 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

Our report Tertiary education institutions: 2019 audit results and what we saw in 2020 was presented to the House of Representatives today. Covid-19 was a sudden and significant shock to the operations of all tertiary education institutions (TEIs). ... More >>

Accident Compensation Corporation Case Management: Progress On Recommendations Made In 2014

Thursday, 3 December 2020, 2:12 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

Our report Accident Compensation Corporation case management: Progress on recommendations made in 2014 was presented to the House of Representatives today. In 2014, we looked at how well the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) used a case management approach ... More >>

Inquiry Into The University Of Auckland’s Decision To Purchase A House In Parnell

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 2:05 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

In November 2019, the University of Auckland purchased a house in Parnell in Auckland. The University said the house would be used for accommodation by the Vice-Chancellor, business-related operations, and functions. The house cost about $5 million, and ... More >>

Results Of The 2019 School Audits

Monday, 30 November 2020, 2:05 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

We’ve published the Results of the 2019 school audits . This year our school audits were significantly disrupted by Covid-19. Although this affected the timeliness of reporting, we continue to see improvements in school financial reporting. The Ministry ... More >>

Auckland Light Rail City Centre To Māngere Project

Thursday, 26 November 2020, 1:59 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

I refer to the various meetings and correspondence between our two offices over the past few months in which we have discussed the Auckland light rail City Centre to Māngere project (the project). My Office has an interest in this project because ... More >>

Two Statements Published On Auditor-General's Website

Monday, 9 November 2020, 2:31 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

We’ve published two statements on our website. Transmission Gully settlement agreement We have responded to correspondence we received about the Transmission Gully settlement agreement and concerns about a possible conflict of interest. You can read our statement ... More >>

Sensitive Expenditure: Auditor-General's Good Practice Guide Updated

Thursday, 29 October 2020, 2:38 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

We’ve updated our good practice guide on controlling sensitive expenditure . Our guide provides practical guidance on specific types of sensitive expenditure, outlines the principles for making decisions about sensitive expenditure, and emphasises the ... More >>

Auditor-General's Annual Report 2019/20 Published

Thursday, 15 October 2020, 3:14 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

We’ve published our Annual report 2019/20 on our website. It has been a challenging year for the country, the public sector, and the Office. We have all been deeply affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. In times of crisis, public trust and confidence ... More >>

Legislation Passed To Extend Reporting Time Frames

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 12:36 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

6 August 2020: We have written to the chief executives of public organisations with 30 June balance dates about the extended reporting time frames for 2020. Kia ora koutou katoa As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the amount of work that will be ... More >>

Auditor-General Publishes Four Reports - PGF, NZTA, Inland Revenue, Public Housing

Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 2:38 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

Today the Auditor-General published four reports, which are all available on our website: · Managing the Provincial Growth Fund · New Zealand Transport Agency: Maintaining state highways through Network Outcomes Contracts · Inland Revenue Department: ... More >>

Looking At How Effectively A Joint Venture Has Been Set Up To Reduce Family Violence

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 2:13 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

The Government’s efforts to reduce family violence and sexual violence draws on people and resources in many organisations. Separately, those efforts are not proving as effective as they could be. The Government has created the Family Violence and ... More >>

Auditor-General's Controller Update; Information About Auckland City Rail Link Performance Audit

Monday, 27 July 2020, 2:07 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

Controller update We’ve published our latest Controller update on Government spending on Covid-19 on our website. This update covers the Government’s financial records for spending approved and incurred for the 11 months ended 31 May 2020. We have examined ... More >>

New Good Practice Resources On Managing Conflicts Of Interest

Friday, 3 July 2020, 10:18 am | Office of the Auditor-General

No matter what your role is or how senior you are, there’s a good chance you will have a conflict of interest at some point in your working life. Managing conflicts of interest – both financial and non-financial – helps to maintain trust and ... More >>

Annual Plan 2020/21 Published

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 2:12 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

The Office’s Annual plan 2020/21 was presented to the House of Representatives today. Our purpose is improving trust and promoting value in the public sector. Ensuring trust and confidence in the public sector has never been more critical than now, ... More >>

Auditor-General Supports Proposal To Extend Statutory Reporting Time Frames

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 2:22 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

We’ve published a statement on our website about a proposed amendment to legislation to extend the 30 June 2020 statutory reporting time frames by up to two months for public organisations. This proposal depends on the legislation being passed before ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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