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Queensland Commission of Audit

The Commission's Final Report was tabled in the Queensland Parliament by the Treasurer and Minister for Trade, the Honourable Tim Nicholls, MP on 30 April 2013.

30 April 2013 The complete Final Report and the Government’s response to the Commission’s recommendations were released publicly on 30 April 2013.
28 February 2013 In accordance with its Terms of Reference, the Queensland Commission of Audit's final report was provided to the Government on Thursday, 28 February 2013.

The Executive Summary of the Final Report was released publicly on Friday, 1 March 2013.
30 November 2012 Interim recommendations –
In accordance with its Terms of Reference, the Queensland Commission of Audit's interim recommendations were provided to the Government on Friday, 30 November 2012.
15 June 2012 Interim Report covering the state of the Government's financial position

 About the Commission of Audit

The Commission was established in 2012 to review the Queensland Government's financial position, and to make recommendations on: 

  • strengthening the Queensland economy
  • improving the State's financial position including regaining a AAA credit rating
  • ensuring value for money in the delivery of frontline services.

Premier Campbell Newman MP and Treasurer and Minister for Trade Tim Nicholls MP appointed three independent Commissioners to the Commission of Audit: the Honourable Peter Costello AC (Chairman), Dr Doug McTaggart and Professor Sandra Harding.

Mr Mark Gray was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Commission. Mr Gray was supported by a secretariat consisting of a small group of primarily public service officials.

Latest announcements

9 May 2013

In May 2013, COA chair Dr Doug McTaggart, Under Treasurer Helen Gluer and Public Sector Commissioner Ian Maynard briefed the Queensland public sector senior executive service on the implications of the Government's response to the COA recommendations. View the presentation slides (PDF 280 K) 

30 April 2013

The Commission’s complete Final Report and the Government’s response to the Commission’s recommendations were publicly released on Tuesday, 30 April 2013.

1 March 2013

The Executive Summary of the Final Report of the Commission of Audit was released publicly on Friday, 1 March 2013.

14 September 2012

The Commission of Audit has released a statement (PDF 65 K) in response to a briefing held with Leader of the Opposition, the Deputy Leader and the Shadow Treasurer.

7 September 2012

The Treasurer and Minister for Trade, The Honourable Tim Nicholls, has released a media statement welcoming today's response by the Independent Commission of Audit to a report prepared for the Queensland Council of Unions.

7 September 2012

The Queensland Commission of Audit has released a Response to Report of Queensland Council of Unions and Report by Professor John Quiggin (PDF 65 K).

11 July 2012

The Treasurer and Minister for Trade, the Honourable Tim Nicholls, tabled the Queensland Government's Interim Response to the Commission of Audit in State Parliament on 11 July 2012. Read the Treasurer's media statement.

15 June 2012

The Interim report covering the state of the Government’s financial position has now been released.

15 June 2012

The Treasurer and Minister for Trade, The Honourable Tim Nicholls, has released a media statement about the Independent Commission of Audit’s Interim Report.

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9 May 2013