Auditor-General’s reports highlight issues of
importance, and their tabling in Parliament generates considerable
Parliamentary and community debate.
The Auditor-General cannot direct agencies to implement any
changes—that is the role of government.
The Auditor-General may, however, make
recommendations. Recommendations suggest a course of action to
address a finding. If adopted, they can lead to savings,
efficiencies and improvements within the public sector.
Recommendations are a key tool for Members of
Parliament, as they can help focus inquiries into action taken.
VAGO recommendations are directed only at public sector agencies
and not associated entities.
Last updated on 15/07/2016