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.

General impressions

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 results.

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 services?'

Chart showing the survey response to the question 'Overall, how satisfied are you with the Auditor-General's reports and services?' between 2012-16.

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 performance.
  • 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.
  • All 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 reports.

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?'
Chart showing the response to 'Were you aware that you could provide input in relation to potential topics for the Annual Plan?'

Follow this link to provide input in relation to potential topics for the Annual Plan.

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Last updated on 21/09/2016