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Government Campaign Advertising

In 2018–19, the Victorian government spent $88.5 million on campaign advertising. Every year, government departments must report on any campaigns they have run, for which they spent over $100 000 on purchasing media placements. 

Our dashboard brings together this information for all government departments for 2017–18, 2018–19 and 2019–20. It allows you to compare departments’ spending and conduct your own analysis.

Accessing Emergency Funding to Meet Urgent Claims

The Treasurer's Advance gives parliamentary and legal authority to the government to access funds to meet urgent expenditure claims.

By its nature, it is not aligned to any agency or output. Consequently, it is not subject to the parliamentary scrutiny that applies to the rest of the budget before it is spent.

Instead, Parliament can only authorise its use after any funds are spent. Due to this, there should be strong processes and controls over access to this funding and clear accountability to Parliament and the community on its use.

Responses to Performance Audit Recommendations 2015–16 to 2017–18

In our first Assurance Review, we looked at how public entities monitored and responded to performance audit recommendations made by VAGO between 2015-16 and 2017-18.

Nothing has come to our attention to indicate that overall, agencies are not effectively implementing past performance audit recommendations.

Most agencies report having governance arrangements that allow their senior management and audit committees to monitor progress in implementing our audit recommendations.

Auditor-General’s Report on the Annual Financial Report of the State of Victoria: 2017–18 - Water Entities

Our dashboard is an interactive visualisation tool summarising the financial statement data for all Victorian water entities in financial year 2017-2018.

Water entities provide a range of water distribution and sewage disposal services, including supplying water and sewerage services, managing bulk water storage and looking after specific recreational areas, such as caravan parks.