On 10 February 2022, the NSW Treasury Secretary indicated to the NSW Public Accountability Committee that he would commission an independent assessment (the Assessment) of Treasury’s processes for the preparation of the 2021 State Financial Statements as they relate to the specific matters raised by the Auditor General in Chapter 3 of her Report on State Finances 2021.

In March 2022, former Commonwealth departmental secretary and Public Service Commissioner, Mr Stephen Sedgwick AO, was appointed to conduct the Assessment. Mr Sedgwick provided his Assessment report to Treasury on 30 June 2022. The report contains 11 recommendations, which Treasury has accepted.