Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit
Role of the JCPAA
In broad terms, the JCPAA's charter is to scrutinise, usually by means of public inquiry, the performance of all Australian Government agencies in spending funds appropriated to them by the Parliament. The role of the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit (JCPAA) is provided in the following legislation:
- Public Accounts and Audit Committee Act 1951
- Public Accounts Committee Regulations
A guide for Agencies when preparing a response
- A guide for Agencies when preparing a response RTF version [ 1 MB ]
- A guide for Agencies when preparing a response PDF version [ 191 KB ]
Further information on the JCPAA is available from the Parliament of Australia Joint Committee website .
Consideration of JCPAA reports
The process for addressing JCPAA Reports has been agreed with the JCPAA and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C), and is outlined in the 'A guide for Agencies when preparing a response'. This document also includes an Executive Minute template to assist agencies in preparing responses to administrative recommendations.
Queries relating to Finance's role with respect to JCPAA reports, as outlined in
'A guide for Agencies when preparing a response', should be addressed to email@example.com
Queries relating to matters relevant to PM&C, as outlined in 'A guide for Agencies when preparing a response', should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Queries relating directly to the JCPAA should be addressed to email@example.com
Contact for information on this page: firstname.lastname@example.org