February 2008 report to the Legislative Assembly
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84 Auditor-General for the Northern Territory February 2008 Report Darwin Bus Service Audit findings and Analysis of the financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2007 Background The Darwin Bus Service (DBS), together with private sector operators, contracts for the provision of bus services to the Northern Territory Government in the Darwin and rural area. The DBS earned its revenue from charging the Department of Planning and Infrastructure (DPI) on a kilometres provided basis. Bus fares are collected on behalf of DPI and form part of the revenues of that Department. DBS continues to receive revenues from DPI at the contracted rate in circumstances where it may be directed by Government to provide free services to the public on special occasions. The host Agency during 2006-07 was the Department of Planning and Infrastructure. Audit Opinion The audit of Darwin Bus Service or the year ended 30 June 2007 resulted in an unqualified independent audit opinion, which was issued on 8 October 2007. Key issues The audit did not identify any matters of significance and no material weaknesses in controls were identified.
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