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Auditor-General Amendment Bill 2008 [2009]


Type
Government
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Portfolio
Special Minister of State

Summary

In response to certain recommendations of the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit report on the Auditor-General Act (Report No. 386), the bill amends the Auditor-General Act 1997 to: clarify and extend the distribution of performance audit reports; provide for the inclusion of comments on proposed reports in final reports; clarify when audit information made available to entities and other parties in the course of a performance audit may be disclosed; clarify the powers of the Auditor-General when sensitive information is not to be included in a public report; and update penalty provisions.

Progress of bill

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

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 03/12/08  
Second reading moved 03/12/08  
Second reading debate 05/02/09  
Third reading agreed to 05/02/09  
     
House of Representatives
Introduced 05/02/09  
Second reading moved 12/02/09  
Second reading debate 12/02/09  
Second reading agreed to 12/02/09  
Third reading agreed to 12/02/09  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 12/02/09  
Assent 25/02/09 Act no.: 8 - Year: 2009
     

Text of bill

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes