Today the ACT Auditor-General Tu Pham has delivered her Annual Report which contains the sad new that she’s passing the baton.
Looking ahead, the Audit Office will continue to work hard to meet the high expectations of the Legislative Assembly and community, deliver its planned audit programs within budget constraints, and maintain its capacity to independently promote accountability and scrutinise the spending of public money.
My term as Auditor-General ends in March 2011. As this is my last annual report, I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank the people I have been fortunate to work with, including my management team and all of the great staff at the Audit Office, Chief Executives and staff from the various agencies, Members of the Legislative Assembly and my colleagues in other Audit Offices.
I believe that my work over the last seven years has built a strong foundation for the Audit Office to discharge its functions efficiently and effectively and to earn the confidence of the Legislative Assembly and the general community. The Audit Office should be justifiably proud of its performance and I believe that it is well positioned to move forward under the new leadership of the next Auditor-General.
As I leave this position, I will take many fond memories with me. I am grateful and honoured to have had the privilege of serving the Legislative Assembly and the ACT community. I extend my very best wishes to all staff in the Office and the next Auditor-General for many successful and rewarding years ahead.