Many people worked from home on a full-time basis due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and are now able to start returning to their workplaces.
Appointing the right members to a council’s audit committee allows for informed, effective oversight.
For many entities, disclosure about the impacts of COVID-19 in this year’s financial report and annual report will be a key point of difference compared to previous years.
Health service planning aims to improve service delivery to better meet the health needs of the population. It is future orientated and usually adopts a medium- to long-term (10–15 years) perspective.
Improving housing affordability, reducing homelessness, and assisting Queenslanders to access the private housing market remain key priorities of the Queensland Government.
Responsibility for the management of taxation and royalties within Queensland Treasury rests with the Office of State Revenue. For the 2017–18 financial year, Queensland Treasury recognised revenue of $10.8 billion from taxation and $4.3 billion from royalties.
Audit committees are an important part of the governance framework of public sector entities. They are mandatory for all government departments and are encouraged for other public sector entities.
Over the past few years, there have been several changes to the legislative framework that underpins the development application and approval process.