Terms of Reference

On 9 March 2023 the Senate referred the following inquiry to the Finance and Public Administration References Committee for inquiry and report by 26 September 2023. 

The management and assurance of integrity by consulting services provided for the Australian Government, with particular reference to:

a. the management of conflicts of interest by consultants;

b. measures to prevent conflicts of interest, breach of contract or any other unethical behaviour by consultants;

c. enforcement measures taken in response to integrity breaches, such as the inadequate management of conflicts of interest, breach of contract or any other unethical behaviour  by consultants;

d. the management of risks to public sector integrity arising from the engagement of consultants;

e. the transparency of work undertaken by consultants, and the accountability of consultants for this work; and

f. any other related matters

Committee Secretariat contact:

Senate Finance and Public Administration Committees
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3846

Past Public Hearings

23 Feb 2024: Canberra
09 Feb 2024: Canberra
09 Nov 2023: Canberra


Inquiry Status

Submissions Closed


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