Loss and recovery of relevant money

All officials must ensure the security of any relevant money they have custody of.

Section 68 of the PGPA Act sets out matters relating to the loss of relevant money in the custody of an official of a non‑corporate Commonwealth entity (or Minister).  Section 69 of the PGPA Act applies if the loss of relevant money occurs through misconduct by an official (or Minister).

A loss of relevant money may result in a debt owed to the Commonwealth or Commonwealth entity for the amount of relevant money lost.  A person’s liability to pay such a debt is not avoided if they stop working for the entity.

Last updated: 15 June 2015