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Inquiry into Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Bill 2013

On 16 May 2013, the House of Representatives Selection Committee determined that the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Bill 2013 be referred to the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit.

The Selection Committee has advised the reason for the referral is ‘to ensure that combining the two Acts into a single Act does not impose additional and unnecessary reporting requirements on bodies subject to the Act and does not reduce transparency or remove important oversight where it is appropriate’.


The Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit has formed a sectional committee comprising the following members to consider the Bill:

Mr Robert Oakeshott MP Chair (Independent, NSW)
Ms Gai Brodtmann MP Deputy Chair (Australian Labor Party, ACT)
Senator Mark Bishop Senator for Western Australia (Australian Labor Party)
Senator Anne Ruston Senator for South Australia (Liberal Party of Australia)
Senator Dean Smith Senator for Western Australia (Liberal Party of Australia)

The Committee requests interested individuals and organisations to make submissions by Wednesday 22 May 2013. Please refer to the brochure called preparing a submission to a Parliamentary Committee Inquiry for more information. If you require additional time to prepare a submission, please contact the Secretariat by phone 02 6277 4615 or email

In order to facilitate electronic publishing of submissions, the Committee would prefer to recieve submissions in Microsoft Word® or Portable Document Format (PDF). Submissions can be emailed to The email must include a full postal address and contact details.


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