The Audit Act 2008, S44, requires the Tasmanian Audit Office to be subject to a review of the efficiency, effectiveness and economy of its operations at least once in every period of five years.

Such review may be carried out by the Office’s independent auditor, or by a registered company auditor, appointed by the Treasurer.

If the latter appointment occurs, the Treasurer is to consult with the Auditor-General in regard to the terms and conditions of appointment.

For this first review under S44 in 2013, the Treasurer followed this course, agreed terms and conditions with the Auditor-General then proceeded to a public tender process.

Nexia Melbourne was selected to carry out the review.

Click here to read a copy of the report.