The state government has been provided a clear report card by the Auditor General for the management and control of the funding of more than $1 billion in Commonwealth stimulus during the fiscal year 2009-10.
The report for the funding that was made under the Building the Education Revolution program was given by acting Auditor General Glen Clarke. The report card for the expenditures of over $250 million worth made by 18 agencies under the Royalties for Regions scheme was also given by him.
But, all the audit reports didn't come out good, as discrepancies were found in the financial control associated with the 163 agency matters, as told by Mr. Clarke.
He said, "All agencies need to address these deficiencies as a priority to ensure the continuing integrity of their finances".
It was found that there were deficiencies in the financial control over treatment fees charged by the medical practitioners within the Metropolitan Public Hospitals, as there were inadequacies in the billing of the private and overseas patients.
As estimated by the WA Health, the figures up to $20 million were not taken into consideration for the year ending on June 30, 2010. Mr. Clarke told that WA Health was on its way of recovering the outstanding charges and they were endeavouring to upgrade their billing system across metropolitan hospitals in the next one and a half year.