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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: 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

Report on the Adelaide Oval redevelopment for the designated period 1 January 2016 to 30 June 2016

This Report provides an executive summary of the matters arising from the audit for the three reporting terms of reference provided for in the Adelaide Oval Redevelopment and Management Act 2011

This Report highlights that the majority of matters raised about the activities over a number of designated reporting periods remain unresolved, notwithstanding that the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure agreed with our recommendations and proposed actions to address the matters. In particular, the management of defects and the documents maintained to evidence the resolution of all defects identified, require attention. We also noted the need for more rigorous contract management arrangements for professional service providers.

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Thursday, 1 September 2016

Supplementary Report to Parliament for the year ended 30 June 2015 – Enterprise Patient Administration System: June 2016

The Enterprise Patient Administration System (EPAS) is intended to be a key platform for the achievement of the Department for Health and Ageing’s single state-wide electronic health record for each patient. This report provides an update of the progress of EPAS implementation and challenges since our previous commentary documented in a June 2015 Supplementary Report.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Supplementary Report to Parliament for the year ended 30 June 2015 - Department for Communities and Social Inclusion - Concessions: June 2016

The Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) administers a number of concession types offered by the SA Government. These include concessions for transport, energy, water, sewerage and the emergency services levy.

This report aimed to quantify the extent of potential control failures and to determine whether concessions were accurate and only applied to eligible recipients. We also sought to understand whether there were any trends in validation issues and analysed data for the six years up to 30 June 2015.

Tuesday, 5 July 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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