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Welcome to the Auditor-General's Department

The Auditor-General is the independent auditor of the South Australian public sector.

The Auditor-General reports directly to Parliament on the audits and examinations of State and local government agencies covering financial reports and operations, controls and matters of public interest.

Auditors-General have been responsible for auditing South Australian Government finances, systems and processes since 1839.

The Auditor-General contributes to public sector financial accountability and performance for the benefit of all South Australians.

As one of the largest external auditing organisations in South Australia, the Auditor-General's Department highly values its independence.


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Supplementary Report for the year ended 30 June 2016: Health information technology systems: November 2016

This report provides details of the review of the following SA Health enterprise systems programs:

  • Oracle Corporate System (OCS) and associated One Procurement Solution (OPS) - the outcomes of the OPS Program closeout and operational system controls
  • Camden Park distribution centre - ongoing activities for the distribution centre and its impact on the new RAH
  • the Enterprise System for Medical Imaging (ESMI) - implementation status, budget and expenditure to date, key risks and the system's impact and readiness for the new RAH and details of any outstanding activities that will be transferred to business as usual at the conclusion of the Program
  • EPAS - operational testing including a number of usability aspects at selected Local Health Network sites and a follow up of previously raised identity access management issues.

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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Examination of the Brown Hill and Keswick Creeks Stormwater Management project: November 2016

This Report provides an executive summary of the matters arising from the Examination of the Brown Hill and Keswick Creeks Stormwater Management project

The examination identified areas in project governance and administrative arrangements that required improvement.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Supplementary Report for the year ended 30 June 2016: Security management of information systems: November 2016

This Report provides the Auditor-General's detailed commentary and audit observations on the review of key components of information security management at 10 SA Government agencies to determine whether the sampled agencies were effectively managing information security in the certain areas.
Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Supplementary Report for the year ended 30 June 2016: RevenueSA Information Online system: October 2016

This Report outlines the findings and remediation recommendations, and the Department of Treasury and Finance's planned remediation responses to a review conducted to assess the effectiveness of IT processes and security controls of the RevenueSA Information Online system.
Thursday, 20 October 2016

Annual Report of the Auditor-General for the year ended 30 June 2016

This Report is in three parts – Part A, Part B and the Appendix to the Annual Report.

Part A: Executive summary contains the opinions the Auditor-General is required to give under section 36 and identifies any examinations that have made under section 32 of the Public Finance and Audit Act 1987. It also summarises the main matters brought to the attention of the Parliament and the SA Government resulting from the 2015-16 audits of public sector agencies.

Part B: Agency audit reports contains a summary of the outcomes of the audit of each agency included in the 2015-16 Auditor-General’s Annual Report. It features a snapshot of key agency information covering functional responsibility, financial statistics, significant events and transactions, and whether the financial statement and financial controls opinions are unmodified or modified (qualified).

The Appendix to the Annual Report (Volumes 1 to 5) contains the Treasurer’s statements and scanned copies of the final audited financial reports of public sector agencies that were forwarded to me that are, in my opinion, of sufficient importance to warrant publication.

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Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Supplementary Report for the year ended 30 June 2016: State finances and related matters: October 2016

This Report provides the Auditor-General’s observations on the State’s finances covering:

  • an overview of matters currently relevant to the State’s public finances
  • the frameworks that exist for reporting on the State’s finances
  • a brief analysis of the financial performance of the State for the year. This primarily involves an examination of the results for the past year, and the Budget and forward projections included in the Budget Papers
  • a review of the financial position of the State, including understanding some of the major assets and liabilities, and the impact that they have on the State’s finances.

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Tuesday, 18 October 2016


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Reports to parliament

The Auditor-General produces several types of reports to Parliament. The main report is the Auditor General’s Annual Report which is required to be completed by 30 September each year.

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Our people

If you join our department you will become part of a friendly and supportive team committed to professional excellence. You will work collaboratively doing a variety of interesting and challenging work.

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