Survey of Parliamentarians
Forty-seven Parliamentarians responded to our
survey in 2016. This response rate of 37 per cent is lower than the
2014–15 response rate of 55 per cent.
Eighty-six per cent of Parliamentarians
are satisfied overall with the Auditor-General’s reports and
services. This is a five per cent increase on the 2014–15
Overall satisfaction with the
Auditor-General’s reports and services
Figure 1: Response to 'Overall, how
satisfied are you with the Auditor-General's reports and
Reports to Parliament
- Seventy-six per
cent of Parliamentarians had referred to the Annual Plan during the
previous 12 months.
- Ninety-eight per
cent of respondents agreed that the Auditor-General’s reports and
services provide valuable information on public sector
- Ninety-one per
cent of respondents agreed that the Auditor-General’s reports
communicate issues clearly.
- All of the
surveyed Parliamentarians had referred to one or more performance
audit reports in the last 12 months with 55 per cent referring
often or very often to performance audit reports (up from 93
per cent 2015).
- Sixty-seven per
cent indicated the reports on performance audits were addressing
areas of significance to a high or very high extent.
- Half of the
surveyed Parliamentarians indicated that reports on performance
audits were addressing their key areas of interest to a high or
very high extent.
Parliamentarians had read some or all of the VAGO reports on the
results of financial statement audits in the prior 12 months with
32 per cent referring often or very often to financial audit
The Annual Plan
- Three in four (76 per
cent) of MPs indicated that they had read or used the
Auditor-General’s Annual Plan in the past 12 months. All of these
MPs reported that the Annual Plan was ‘moderately useful’ or
‘useful’ to them.
- Half of Parliamentarians
were aware that they could provide input on potential topics for
the annual plan.
|Figure 2: Response to 'Were you
aware that you could provide input in relation to potential topics
for the Annual Plan?'
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input in relation to potential topics for the Annual Plan.
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Last updated on 21/09/2016