List of Recommendations

Recommendation 1

The committee recommends that the Prime Minister take action to restore public confidence in government integrity by:
enforcing disclosure obligations with respect to the personal and pecuniary interests of the Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, the Hon Angus Taylor MP;
reminding Ministers that ministerial office must not be used to advance private interests; and
asking the Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet to review the conduct of Mr Taylor and the now-Treasurer, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, in relation to the grasslands matter.

Recommendation 2

The committee recommends that the Australian National Audit Office conduct a performance audit of the Department of Environment and Energy's compliance actions under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, with particular reference to the long running Jam Land compliance case.

Recommendation 3

The committee recommends that the Department of the Environment and Energy reaffirm their commitment to the notetaking requirements for Commonwealth agencies and departments, as set out in the APS Values and Code of Conduct in Practice, and further recommends that the Australian Public Service Commission undertakes a review of notetaking practices within the Australian Public Service.

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