12. Accountable authorities

(1) Each Commonwealth entity has an accountable authority.

(2) The following table sets out the person or body that is the accountable authority of a Commonwealth entity:

Accountable authorities
Item If the Commonwealth entity is: then the accountable authority of the entity is:
1 a Department of State the Secretary of the Department.
2 a Parliamentary Department the Secretary of the Department.
3 a listed entity the person or group of persons prescribed by an Act or the rules to be the accountable authority of the entity.
4 a body corporate the governing body of the entity, unless otherwise prescribed by an Act or the rules.

Last updated: 13 January 2016