Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Bill 2013

Type
Government
Portfolio
Finance and Deregulation
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Establishes a system of governance and accountability across Commonwealth entities by: establishing a uniform set of duties for accountable authorities; establishing a uniform set of duties for all officials who use or manage public resources; establishing a comprehensive and uniform reporting framework including requiring the development of corporate plans; placing a duty on entities to establish appropriate systems of risk oversight and management (earned autonomy); enabling Commonwealth entities to partner with the states, territories and not-for-profit sector; and clarifying the Finance Minister’s role in relation to the financial framework. Also requires the minister in consultation with the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit to cause an independent review of the operation of the Act after three years.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 16 May 2013
Second reading moved 16 May 2013
Second reading debate 17 Jun 2013
Second reading agreed to 17 Jun 2013
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 14 Government agreed to
17 Jun 2013
Third reading agreed to 17 Jun 2013
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 19 Jun 2013
Second reading moved 19 Jun 2013
Second reading debate 28 Jun 2013
Second reading agreed to 28 Jun 2013
Third reading agreed to 28 Jun 2013
Text of bill as passed both Houses 28 Jun 2013
Assent
  • Act no.: 123
  • Year: 2013
29 Jun 2013

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changed to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either theĀ Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.