Woodside Petroleum Ltd|Financial Statements 139
Independent audit report (cont.)
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Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation
► Conclude on the appropriateness of the directors’ use of the going concern basis of accounting and,
based on the audit evidence obtained, whether a material uncertainty exists related to events or
conditions that may cast significant doubt on the Group’s ability to continue as a going concern. If
we conclude that a material uncertainty exists, we are required to draw attention in our auditor’s
report to the related disclosures in the financial report or, if such disclosures are inadequate, to
modify our opinion. Our conclusions are based on the audit evidence obtained up to the date of our
auditor’s report. However, future events or conditions may cause the Group to cease to continue as
a going concern.
► Evaluate the overall presentation, structure and content of the financial report, including the
disclosures, and whether the financial report represents the underlying transactions and events in a
manner that achieves fair presentation.
We communicate with the directors regarding, among other matters, the planned scope and timing of the
audit and significant audit findings, including any significant deficiencies in internal control that we
identify during our audit.
We also provide the directors with a statement that we have complied with relevant ethical requirements
regarding independence, and to communicate with them all relationships and other matters that may
reasonably be thought to bear on our independence, and where applicable, related safeguards.
From the matters communicated to the directors, we determine those matters that were of most
significance in the audit of the financial report of the current year and are therefore the key audit
matters. We describe these matters in our auditor’s report unless law or regulation precludes public
disclosure about the matter or when, in extremely rare circumstances, we determine that a matter should
not be communicated in our report because the adverse consequences of doing so would reasonably be
expected to outweigh the public interest benefits of such communication.
Report on the audit of the Remuneration Report
Opinion on the Remuneration Report
We have audited the Remuneration Report included in pages 76 to 97 of the directors' report for the year
ended 31 December 2018.
In our opinion, the Remuneration Report of Woodside Petroleum Ltd for the year ended 31 December
2018, complies with section 300A of the Corporations Act 2001.
The directors of the Company are responsible for the preparation and presentation of the Remuneration
Report in accordance with section 300A of the Corporations Act 2001. Our responsibility is to express an
opinion on the Remuneration Report, based on our audit conducted in accordance with Australian
Ernst & Young
T S Hammond
14 February 2019