Watchdog looks at the ways in which the government has kept its promises to get the job done
A watchdog is reviewing the way the government kept its promise to deliver on the promise to get jobs back on the books by the end of the financial year.
The Auditor-General is currently examining whether the Government is keeping its promises in its budget, with an audit into the work of the Government’s economic advisory body set to begin soon.
A review of the work being done by the body is being undertaken by the auditor-general’s office, the auditor general said.
“The Government is committed to delivering a fairer and more prosperous country,” said the Auditor-Generals Office (AGO).
“The report will show the Government has delivered on its promise of jobs and growth.”
A review is being conducted to assess whether the government’s actions and decisions have met the Government of Queensland’s objectives, which include: the delivery of jobs, income and tax certainty; reducing the number of jobs lost; and increasing the level of investment in the economy.
In a statement the AGO said it would provide a detailed report to the Government and the public by the middle of April.
It said the audit would not be completed before the end-of-financial year deadline of March 31, 2020.
It also said it will be publishing a comprehensive review of its work over the past six years into the financial years from the time the election was announced in October 2018 until the end date of March 2020.
The review of government’s work will focus on areas including: the adequacy of Government’s response to a series of significant events, including the financial crisis, the economic downturn and the impact of climate change; the adequacies of the Department of Human Services response to job creation and job loss; the role of the Commonwealth Government in improving the economy; the development of the economic and social impacts of climate-change mitigation measures; and the Government response to the impact on communities and the environment.
The AGO’s work has also been looking at the Government on its policies to address the impact that climate change has on the economy and on jobs.