Audit Commission

Low interest and poor attendance at arts council meetings criticised

The flawed governance of the Arts Development Council and the arts community's poor understanding of the process to nominate council members came under fire in the latest Audit Commission's report.

Thursday, 23 April, 2009, 12:00am

Audit Briefs

One-stop government portal underused

23 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

EOC chief accused of secrecy

Equal Opportunities Commission chairman Raymond Tang Yee-bong has been challenged for his handling of the value-for-money audit report, which will be made public tomorrow.

21 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Ombudsman probes free-entry scheme

The Ombudsman will investigate the booking chaos that marred a scheme this year that offered free admission to public recreational and sports facilities to mark the Beijing Summer Olympics.

The probe follows an Audit Commission report last month that criticised the Leisure and Cultural Services Department's administration of the scheme.

12 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Ex-audit official found dead in Mid-Levels

The former deputy director of audit, Johnsman Au Chung-man, 58, was found dead yesterday, hanging in a storeroom at the Mid-Levels block where he lived.

Police said they discovered nothing suspicious and no note was found at the scene.

6 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Lawmakers disagree with audit body's report

The Legislative Council Public Accounts Committee has disagreed with the Audit Commission over whether government departments should strictly comply with internal regulations, and says one of the commission's recommendations could 'cause difficulties' for the departments'.

10 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Tighten the checks on statutory bodies

Dubious use of public money, chaotic management and questionable cost-effectiveness. These have emerged as some of the common shortcomings of statutory bodies, as identified by the Audit Commission.

Recent cases include the scandal surrounding the Applied Science and Technology Research Institute; now the Tourism Board has joined the list.

3 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Property agency 'too slow' in repossessing

The Government Property Agency has been taking too much time - between 122 and 997 days - to repossess units occupied by tenants who have failed to pay rent, the Director of Audit's annual report says.

29 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Finding new chief for research body difficult

The Commissioner for Innovation and Technology, Anthony Wong Sik-kei, has admitted the commission has had difficulties in finding a new chief executive officer for the embattled Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (Astri).

5 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Administration problems

Under EMB guidelines, a school must file a report with the department if a student is absent for seven consecutive days.

A warning letter is issued to the parents of students who have been absent for two months.

2 May 2007 - 12:00am

Broadcast review rules out RTHK

Panel calls for new, independent public service broadcaster

Hong Kong needs a new, independent public broadcaster, but it should not be formed by transforming RTHK, an independent review panel has concluded.

18 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

Committee criticises collection of fines

8 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

RTHK chief open to outsider as his deputy

RTHK's chief promised yesterday he would work closely with his new No2 even if the person comes from the government ranks, after calling for months to have the post filled by internal promotion.

6 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Watchdog dismayed at RTHK's failings

Public Accounts Committee finds the broadcaster's irregularities unacceptable

A report expressing dismay over RTHK's failure to address irregularities and comply with government regulations was issued by the Legislative Council's Public Accounts Committee yesterday. It said the situation was unacceptable.

13 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Cracks in the system

The Grand Promenade political saga may have drawn to a close with the recent out-of-court settlement between former building chief Leung Chin-man and the Audit Commission, but there is a lingering sense of confusion and mistrust over the government's handling of the affair.

7 Jun 2006 - 12:00am