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Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Bill 2013


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Finance and Deregulation

Summary

Establishes a system of governance and accountability across Commonwealth entities by: establishing a uniform set of duties for accountable authorities; establishing a uniform set of duties for all officials who use or manage public resources; establishing a comprehensive and uniform reporting framework including requiring the development of corporate plans; placing a duty on entities to establish appropriate systems of risk oversight and management (earned autonomy); enabling Commonwealth entities to partner with the states, territories and not-for-profit sector; and clarifying the Finance Minister’s role in relation to the financial framework. Also requires the minister in consultation with the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit to cause an independent review of the operation of the Act after three years.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 16/05/13  
Second reading moved 16/05/13  
Second reading debate 17/06/13  
Second reading agreed to 17/06/13  
Consideration in detail debate 17/06/13 Amendment details: 14 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 17/06/13  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 19/06/13  
Second reading moved 19/06/13  
Second reading debate 28/06/13  
Second reading agreed to 28/06/13  
Third reading agreed to 28/06/13  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 28/06/13  
Assent 29/06/13 Act no.: 123 of 2013
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Replacement explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet BN274]

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (16/05/2013): Senate Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee; Committee report (30/05/2013)
  • Referred to Committee (16/05/2013): Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit; Committee report (04/06/2013)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )