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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 2015: New Royal Adelaide Hospital report: November 2015

The new RAH project is a generational project in terms of its scale, complexity, cost, the resources allocated and its importance in providing enhanced and sustainable health care services and outcomes to the public of South Australia. Audit’s review of aspects of the project has been ongoing and will continue throughout its lifecycle.

This phase of our review gave specific focus to project governance, management and reporting arrangements and reports on the project status and governance arrangements established by the State to enable the project to be delivered on time, within budget and with the intended benefits realised.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Supplementary Report for the year ended 30 June 2015: Government marketing communications report: November 2015

This Report provides the Auditor-General’s commentary on the review of marketing material and campaign advertising to:
  • follow up the status of actions taken in response to previous reviews
  • consider the processes adopted by a sample of individual government agencies
  • review certain marketing communications to determine if guidelines were appropriately applied
  • compare the adequacy of guidelines against those of other Australian jurisdictions
  • determine how cost saving measures set out in the 2014-15 Budget were being applied to government advertising.
Thursday, 19 November 2015

Report on the Operations of the Auditor-General's Department for the year ended 30 June 2015

This Report provides information on the Auditor-General’s Department’s activities and performance in 2014-15.
Thursday, 29 October 2015

Supplementary Report for the year ended 30 June 2015: Information and communications technology report: October 2015

This Report provides the Auditor-General’s commentary on the following ICT audit reviews of systems, projects and key developments we conducted in 2014-15:

  • Information and communications technology general control issues
  • Cyber security – Information Security Management
  • Cloud computing
  • Whole-of-government Distributed Computing Support Services
  • StateNet Active Directory
  • Website management and security
  • SA Health hospital activity – data integrity review
  • Enterprise Pathology Laboratory Information System
  • Pharmacy systems implementation at the new Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015


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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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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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