Part of a package of four bills, the bill amends: 246 Acts to: replace references to the
Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 and the
Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997; rationalise provisions relating to conflicts of interest, termination of appointments, corporate planning and annual reporting requirements; the
Public Service Act 1999 and
Parliamentary Service Act 1999 to address a recommendation of the Parliamentary Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit to reduce potential confusion regarding the duties for public officials and the Australian Public Service Code of Conduct for APS employees and the Parliamentary Service Code of Conduct for parliamentary service employees; and the
Parliamentary Service Act 1999 to guarantee that parliamentary departments will have access to their appropriations over the course of the financial year. Also repeals the
Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997.