Treasurers Annual Financial Report and results of other General Government Sector entities 2016-17

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Report of the Auditor-General No. 7 2017-18

Auditor-General’s Report on the Financial Statements of State entities

Volume 1

Treasurer’s Annual Financial Report and results of General Government Sector Entities 2016-17

The Tasmanian Public Sector, also referred to as the Total State Sector, comprised the General Government Sector, the Public Non-Financial Corporations and the Public Financial Corporations sectors, with entities classified according to the nature of activities they undertake.

The focus of the Report is on the General Government Sector, which consisted of Government departments and not-for-profit State entities controlled and mainly financed by the Tasmanian Government. The primary function of these entities was to provide public services which were mainly non-market in nature and were for the collective consumption of the community.
Other State entities included in the Report were statutory authorities and other non-profit entities not consolidated into the General Government Sector financial statements.


The Treasurer’s Annual Financial Report included the audited General Government Sector and Total State Sector financial statements and the Public Account statements. It also included other information, such as an overview of the Fiscal Strategy and the Loan Council Outcome, which were not audited. The Report provides a financial analysis of the General Government Sector and Total State Sector and of the Public Account statements.

The full Report also contains individual Chapters on each of the eight Government departments and Tasmanian Health Service. The Departments include:

  • Department of Education (DoE)
  • Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
  • Department of Justice (DoJ)
  • Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management (DPFEM)
  • Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPAC)
  • Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE)
  • Department of State Growth (State Growth)
  • Department of Treasury and Finance (Treasury)

Results and assessments of the financial performance and position of other General Government Sector entities, Executive and Legislature and other State entities have been summarised in a separate Chapters of the full Report.


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