Legislative Assembly Public Accounts Committee (PAC)
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is a current statutory committee of the Legislative Assembly, established 4 Sep 1902, re-established 22 June 2011.
The Public Accounts Committee has responsibilities under Part 4 of the Public Finance and Audit Act 1983 to inquire into and report on activities of Government that are reported in the Total State Sector Accounts and the accounts of the State’s authorities.
The Committee, which was first established in 1902, scrutinises the actions of the Executive Branch of Government on behalf of the Legislative Assembly.
The Committee recommends improvements to the efficiency and effectiveness of government activities. A key part of Committee activity is following up aspects of the Auditor-General’s reports to Parliament. The Committee may also receive referrals from Ministers, the Legislative Assembly and the Auditor-General to undertake inquiries.
The Committee is proud to be hosting the 2013 Australasian Council of Public Accounts Committees Conference beginning on Wednesday 10 April. Further information on the conference can be found at the following link:
2013 Australasian Council of Public Accounts Committees Conference.
The current program for the 2013 ACPAC conference can be found below under "further reading".
Inquiries (click to show)
During the current parliament, the following inquiries have been undertaken by the committee:
Records of 65 earlier inquiries conducted by the committee are also available online.
Submissions invited (click to show)
The committee is not actively receiving submissions at present. Past submissions may be available under the relevant inquiry.
Reports and government responses (click to show)
Members (click to show)
Contact (click to show)
Postal address (click to show)
Public Accounts Committee, Parliament House, SYDNEY NSW 2000
Terms of Reference establishing Committee (click to show)
Resolution passed 22 June 2011, 55th Parliament, Votes and Proceedings No.23, Item 12, Page 4
1. In accordance with section 54(2) of the Public Finance and Audit Act 1983, the following members be appointed to serve on the Public Accounts Committee:
Mr Bart Bassett, Mr Michael Daley, Dr Geoff Lee, Mr Jonathan O'Dea, Mr Greg Piper* and Mr John Williams. *Amended 21 March 2013.
2. The Committee have leave to make visits of inspection within the State of New South Wales and other States and Territories of Australia.
Further reading (click to show)