Local Government: Results of the 2011–12 Audits

Tabled: 28 November 2012


This report covers the results of our financial audits of 103 entities within the local government sector, consisting 79 councils, 11 regional library corporations and 13 companies, trusts and joint ventures. It informs Parliament about significant issues arising from the audits of financial, standard and performance statements for 2011–12, and augments the assurance provided through audit opinions included in the entities’ annual reports.

This report comments on the quality and timeliness of financial reporting, the financial sustainability of councils, general internal controls, controls over budget management and development and outsourcing activities of councils.

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