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| Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit

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Report 438: Advisory Report on the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Bill 2013

4 June 2013

© Commonwealth of Australia 2013
ISBN 978-1-74366-040-9 (Printed version)
ISBN 978-1-74366-041-6 (HTML version)

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Preliminary Pages (PDF 139KB)

Membership of the Committee
Membership of the Sectional Committee
Committee Secretariat
Terms of reference
List of abbreviations
List of recommendations

Chapter 1 Background (PDF 47KB)

Referral of the Bill
Scope of this inquiry
Conduct of the inquiry

Chapter 2 The Commonwealth Financial Framework (PDF 121KB)

The history of the existing legislation – FMA Act and CAC Act
The Commonwealth Financial Accountability Review
The draft Bill
About the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Bill 2013

Chapter 3 The Bill in-principle (PDF 119KB)

Developing the Bill
The motivation for change
Jurisdictional comparisons
Principles-based legislation
Development of the Rules
Consequences of not progressing legislation
Committee comment

Chapter 4 The Bill – areas of impact (PDF 159KB)

Consequential amendments
Committee comment
A new approach to risk
Achieving better outcomes through cooperation
Impact on the third sector
Committee comment
Performance monitoring, reporting and evaluation
Committee comment
Interaction with the Public Service Act 1999
Enforcement of duties and termination provisions
Committee comment

Chapter 5 Committee Conclusion (PDF 113KB)
Dissenting Report—Coalition Members (PDF 70KB)
Appendix A – Submissions (PDF 32KB)
Appendix B – Exhibit (PDF 37KB)
Appendix C – Public Hearing (PDF 52KB)

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