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Audit Commission

In Brief

Bad communication holds up police station revamp

Inadequate communication within the police force had led to a 21-month delay in a $650 million facelift for 59 police stations, the Audit Commission said.

Thursday, 21 April, 2005, 12:00am

Auditor criticises officials over defunct factory estates

Updated at 5.23pm: The Audit Commission on Wednesday criticised the Housing Department for its slow clearing and demolition of old factory estates with structural problems.

20 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

As in touch with reality as a posh hotel

Last month's damning Audit Commission report on the English Schools Foundation could have been entitled 'Schools for Scandal'. But surely the financial waste and pampered excess documented by the commission surprised no one who has worked in any of Hong Kong's major international schools.

23 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

ESF report card

An Audit Commission report has found fault with the governance, administration and funding of the English Schools Foundation. What do you think of the report and the ESF's performance? Share your views: write to us.

26 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

In Brief

No ruling on charge for discovery bay developer

The Lands Department has failed to assess whether the Discovery Bay developer should be charged a land premium for changing the project's master layout plan eight times since 1975.

25 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Probe finds councillors abused their privileges

Random checks on district councillors' expense claims have revealed hundreds of cases of abuse or non-compliance in the past two years.

25 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

EMB spells out cautious approach

The government will make a final decision on the future of the English Schools Foundation's subvention after publication of the Audit Commission report, according to a document released to legislators.

20 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

I'll show you, says embattled auditor

Benjamin Tang vows to make lawmakers eat their words as he stands his ground against claims that he lacks the independence and qualifications for the job

Controversial new director of audit Benjamin Tang Kwok-bun stood firm yesterday against cross-party opposition to his appointment.

30 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Education-funds audit finds waste

The Audit Commission has hit out at wastage in the education sector, citing thousands of unfilled school places, empty classrooms and aborted research projects - all at a time when educators are bracing for further budget cuts.

27 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Officials tried to obstruct me, says Dominic Chan

Officials have tried to influence the Audit Commission to tone down its criticisms, according to Dominic Chan Yin-tat.

He suggested the rank of his successor be upgraded and his power broadened to cover all public bodies.

21 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Audit body to urge HK to write off refugee debt

The $1.16b the UNHCR owes is all but irrecoverable, it says

The Audit Commission will later this month take up the issue of money the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is said to owe the Hong Kong government.

23 May 2003 - 12:00am

HEALTHILY INDEPENDENT

HEALTHILY INDEPENDENT

I refer to Professor Barry Asker's letter headlined 'Take politics out of the university pay debate' (South China Morning Post, May 5). Some of his comments reflect a lack of understanding of the work of the Audit Commission.

9 May 2003 - 12:00am

DEPARTMENT'S PLANNING STRATEGY FLAWED

The Education Department has been criticised by the Audit Commission for planning to spend $1.37 billion on primary schools which are not needed.

The oversupply of schools is partly due to the declining birth rate.

4 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Auditors warned to stick to numbers

Government primary school principals have hit back at the Audit Commission, accusing it of not having the expertise to assess their teaching and learning after it criticised the schools for failing to meet community needs.

30 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Primary concerns

SCMP, November 21, 2002

The Audit Commission's finding that there would be an over-supply of 27,600 primary school places by 2010, equivalent to leaving 35 schools idle, makes interesting reading.

26 Nov 2002 - 12:00am