Victoria ‘well short’ on performance management, ICT security


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Victoria’s Auditor-General has given a fail mark to the bureaucracy on measuring performance and communicating goals with the public. And he warns ICT systems are not secure.

Victoria’s public sector is failing to adequately measure performance and leaving the public in the dark on the government’s objectives, a damning assessment from the state’s Auditor-General has found. And he warns government technology systems are not as secure as they should be.

John Doyle’s report — Public Sector Performance Measurement and Reporting — finds the Department of Premier and Cabinet, the Department of Health and the Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure are “not effectively applying the performance measurement and reporting system” and are falling “well short of providing the information needed to understand departments’ effectiveness and efficiency in delivering outputs and intended outcomes for the community”.

And Doyle (pictured) says key documents from the government like budget papers and annual reports are “impenetrable to the reader” and fall “well short of providing the information needed to understand departments’ effectiveness and efficiency in delivering outputs and intended outcomes for the community”.

The report was tabled in Parliament today. Doyle said in a statement:

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