Reporting to Parliament
The Auditor General is an independent officer of Parliament. Unlike public sector entities, the Auditor General reports directly to Parliament and not a government minister.
The diagram below shows how the Auditor General’s role fits in with our system of government.
Other state ‘watchdogs’
The Auditor General is not the only independent ‘watchdog’ in the Western Australian public sector. The others are:
- Western Australian Ombudsman
- Information Commissioner
- Commissioner of the Corruption and Crime Commission
- Public Sector Commissioner
Collectively these entities form the Integrity Coordinating Group, a forum for sharing and collaborating.
A national association
The Auditor General is also a member of the Australasian Council of Auditors-General, a body formed to provide for mutual support and sharing of information nationally.