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Thursday, 10 November 2016
Page: 2526


Senator BILYK (TasmaniaDeputy Opposition Whip in the Senate) (16:10): At the request of Senator Gallacher, I move:

That the following matter be referred to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee for inquiry and report by 11 May 2017:

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

(a) controls in place to manage credit card expenditure, including action to prevent credit card misuse and minimise risk to the Commonwealth;

(b) issuing of Cabcharge Fastcards and e-tickets to staff, including monitoring and management of e-ticket accounts;

(c) controls in place on the use of fuel cards for commercial and military vehicles, including compliance testing of the assurance framework;

(d) implementation of the Department of Defence's new governance arrangements for credit card management;

(e) legislative requirements and framework set out in the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 and its successor, the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013; and

(f) other related matters.

Question agreed to.