The Auditor-General’s office has itself been audited and the report is now available.
Considering the rubbishing the Auditor-General has had from certain Labor Ministers in recent times it’s worth repeating the opening of the executive summary:
Based on my Review, I believe that the ACT Audit Office is providing an important service in an efficient and effective manner, and the Legislative Assembly and people of the Australian Capital Territory are achieving good value from the Office’s use of the taxpayer’s dollar. It achieves this notwithstanding the relatively small size of the Office, the complexity of its role and the demands upon it.
In my view the Office has enthusiastically embraced the challenge of the tougher new auditing and quality control standards of recent years. It has invested considerable resources in ensuring it has the quality processes in place to guide its future operations.
Now how often can the same be said of anything administrated by Mr Stanhope’s crew?