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The Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit is constituted by the Public Accounts and Audit Committee Act 1951.

The Committee initiates its own inquiries into public administration matters and can conduct inquiries into matters referred to it by either House of Parliament.

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When six months has passed from the date of a committee report being tabled in Parliament, the Committee shall deem overdue any government responses and executive minutes pertaining to this Committee’s reports. This aligns with the resolution of the House of Representatives adopted on 29 September 2010 regarding Government responses to committee reports.

Information on how to frame a Government response to the recommendations of a Committee Report can be found on the Department of Finance website.

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Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 4615
Fax: 02 6277 2220
jcpaa@aph.gov.au