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Digital Transformation in Government
Five years ago, we highlighted the importance of three major themes in tackling government’s challenges
Year Published: 2010
The people of NSW own the minerals on Crown land and private land. The Government allows mining companies, via leases, to extract and sell these minerals for a price. This price is known as a ‘royalty’.
Mining royalties are a source of significant revenue to NSW. In 2008-09, the Government received $1.28 billion in mining royalties representing about 2.6 per cent of the total revenue collected by the Government that year. Coal accounted for over 95 per cent of the royalties.
The revenue the Government receives from mining royalties has increased substantially in recent times. Royalty revenue increased by 123 per cent between 2007-08 and 2008-09 (from $573 million to $1.28 billion), largely due to a sharp rise in coal export prices and increases in royalty rates.
The Royalty and Statistics Branch of the NSW Department of Industry and
Investment (DII) administers the collection of mining royalties.
This audit examined how well DII ensures mining lease holders pay the royalties they owe the State on time. Specifically, the audit assessed
has complete, accurate, and up-to-date information on leases
has clear rules for calculating and collecting royalties
identifies late and inaccurate royalty returns
undertakes comprehensive quality audits to validate royalty payments
acts on late and inaccurate returns.
Year Published: 2017
Sector: All public sectors
Type of IT System(s): Procurement System
Procurement is a significant public sector activity worth $47.4 billion in 2016–17. This information report seeks to provide greater transparency on procurement activity in the Australian public sector. This information report is neither an audit nor an assurance review and presents no conclusions or opinions. The report presents in a variety of ways, including tables and figures, publicly available data from public sector procurement activity.
Year Published: 2018
Type of IT System(s): Automatic Data Processing System
The audit objective was to assess whether the Australian Electoral Commission appropriately established and managed the contracts for the transportation of completed ballot papers and the Senate scanning solution for the 2016 Federal Election.
Year Published: 2018
Sector: Revenue and Taxation
Type of IT System(s): Text box – Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
The objective of the audit was to assess whether the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has effectively responded to recent unscheduled information technology (IT) system outages.