The Hon John Ryan MLC (Liberal Party) is representing the Hon Patricia Forsythe
MLC (Liberal Party) for the purposes of this inquiry.
That General Purpose Standing Committee No. 1, inquire into and report on the
current provisions for the appropriation of moneys and authorisation of
expenditure, and in particular:
the provisions of the Appropriation (1998-1999 Budget Variations) Bill,
the continuing practice of government agencies to unlawfully spend moneys from
the Consolidated Fund and seek retrospective approval by the Parliament, as
referred to by the Auditor General in his Reports to Parliament (Volume 2,
1998) and (Volume 1, 1999) and subsequent comments on the Appropriation
(1998-1999 Budget variations) Bill 1999,
any proposals for change to financial and annual reporting legislation, and
the powers of the Parliament to oversight Government expenditure.