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Performance Audit Group

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What do we do?

The Performance Audit Group undertakes performance audits (which are non-financial audits) under section 16 of the Public Audit Act 2001. Section 16 provides that the Auditor-General may examine whether:

  • public entities are carrying out their activities effectively and efficiently;
  • public entities are complying with their statutory obligations;
  • any act or omission of a public entity has resulted or may have resulted or may result in waste; and
  • any act or omission shows, or appears to show, a lack of probity or financial prudence.

The Performance Audit Group prepares about 15 performance audit reports each year, which the Speaker tables in Parliament. These reports are available in the Publications section of our website.

Group structure

The Assistant Auditor-General for the Performance Audit Group is Mike Scott. There are 17 performance auditors in the Group, two managers, and one personal assistant.

Page last updated: 25 September 2015

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Mike Scott, Assistant Auditor-General, Performance Audit Group.

Mike Scott
Assistant Auditor-General, Performance Audit Group