Terms of Reference

The Department of Defence’s management of credit and other transaction cards, with particular reference to:

  1. controls in place to manage credit card expenditure including  action to prevent credit card misuse and minimise risk to the Commonwealth;
  2. issuing of Cabcharge Fastcards and e-tickets  to  staff  including  monitoring and management of e-ticket accounts;
  3. controls in place on the use of fuel cards for commercial and military vehicles, including compliance testing of the assurance framework;
  4. implementation of the Department of Defence’s new governance arrangements for credit card management;
  5. legislative requirements and framework set out in the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997and its successor, the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013; and
  6. other related matters

Committee Secretariat contact:

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee Department of the Senate
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3535
Fax: +61 2 6277 5818
fadt.sen@aph.gov.au