Bimonthly Report Update – January 2007

Hawker Britton’s Bimonthly Report Update presents the latest audits from the NSW Auditor-General and developments in NSW Parliamentary Committees.

NSW Audit-General Reports to Parliament

Performance Audits
Report No Date Agency or Issue Examined Title
163 13 December 2006 Legal Aid Commission of NSW Distributing Legal Aid In NSW
162 12 December 2006 NSW Health Attracting, Retaining and Managing Nurses in NSW Hospitals
161 6 December 2006 Follow-up of 2003 Performance Audit The Police Assistance Line
160 5 December 2006 NSW Health Helping Older People Access a Residential Aged Care Facility
159 22 November 2006 NSW Health Major Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Readiness to Respond
Performance Audits in Progress
Title Planned Tabling Date
Managing Young Offenders 1st quarter of 2007
Dealing with Break and Entry 2nd quarter of 2007
Services for the Homeless 2nd quarter of 2007
Readiness to Respond, Ambulance Service of NSW: Follow-up of Performance Audit 2nd quarter of 2007
Using Computers in Schools for Teaching and Learning: Follow-up of 2000 Performance Audit 2nd quarter of 2007
Signals and Points Failures on the CityRail Network 2nd quarter of 2007
Connecting with Public Transport 3rd quarter of 2007
Waste Reduction and Recycling Efforts in Government Agencies 3rd quarter of 2007


NSW Parliamentary Committee Inquiries and Reports

Current Inquiries
Committee Inquiry Interim Report Due Final Report Due
Public Accounts Home and Community Care Program Inquiry TBA
Staysafe (Road Safety) Inquiry into the road safety situation in NSW over the period 2000-2005- Mid-term Review of Road Safety 2010 Strategic Plan TBA
Staysafe (Road Safety) Insurance Australia Group (NRMA Insurance) Preferred Repairer Scheme and the motor vehicle smash repair industry: Safety, roadworthiness and crashworthiness issues TBA
Staysafe (Road Safety) Review of Road Safety Administration in NSW TBA
GPSC 4 Operations of the Home Building Service 22 February 2007
Reports Tabled
Committee Report Date Tabled
Law and Justice Impact of the Family Law Amendment (Shared Parental Responsibility) Act 2006 (Cth) 28 November 2006
GPSC 3 Budget Estimates 2006-2007 23 November 2006
ICAC Committee Review of the Protected Disclosures Act 1994 23 November 2006
Law and Justice Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts 23 November 2006
GPSC 2 Budget Estimates 2006-2007 23 November 2006
Social Issues Impact of the WorkChoices Legislation 23 November 2006
GPSC 4 Budget Estimates 2006-2007 23 November 2006
Health Care Complaints Inquiry into Internal Complaint Handling in Private Health Practices 23 November 2006
Public Accounts Annual Review 2005-2006 22 November 2006
Ombudsman and Police Integrity Report on the Inquiry into Scrutiny of NSW Police Counter-Terrorism and Other Powers 21 November 2006
GPSC 2 Review of Inquiry into complaints handling within NSW Health 21 November 2006
Ombudsman and Police Integrity Ten Year Review of the Police Oversight System in NSW 21 November 2006
GPSC 2 Health Impacts of Air Pollution in the Sydney Basin 16 November 2006
Public Works Sportsground Management in NSW 16 November 2006
GPSC 5 Budget Estimates 2006-2007 16 November 2006
GPSC 1 Budget Estimates 2006-2007 27 October 2006
Snowy Hydro Continued Public Ownership Continued Public Ownership of Snowy Hydro Ltd 26 October 2006
Public Bodies Review Report on the Inquiry into the Allocation of Social Housing 26 October 2006
Children and Young People Inquiry into Children, Young People and the Built Environment 26 October 2006
Public Works Inquiry into Municipal Waste Management in NSW 18 October 2006
Legislation Review Strict and Absolute Liability: Responses to the Discussion Paper 17 October 2006