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Inquiry Details

Value for Money from New South Wales Correctional Centres

The Public Accounts Committee has resolved to conduct an inquiry into the value for money from New South Wales correctional centres. This is a follow up inquiry on comments in the Auditor-General's Report to Parliament Volume Four 2004.

This is a follow up inquiry on comments in the Auditor-General's Report to Parliament Volume Four 2004. See extract from the Auditor-General's report attached below: Tabling Report Media Release

This inquiry was self-referred on 6 April 2005.
Resolution passed 6 April 2005, Minute No.4, Item 2. On 6 April 2005, the Public Accounts Committee resolved to conduct an inquiry into the value for money from New South Wales correctional centres. The terms of reference are to: Consider the current initiatives being undertaken by the Department of Corrective Services (DCS) to improve safety and cost effectiveness of correctional centre management; Compare the cost of corrective services provided by public correctional centres using the Way Forward program and by private operators; and Review whether the planned improvements to the DCS calculation of costs will facilitate better comparisons between private and public sector providers. The Committee welcomes submissions addressing the terms of reference. They should be forwarded by Friday 6 May 2005 to: Committee Manager Public Accounts Committee Parliament House Macquarie Street SYDNEY NSW 2000

On 6 April 2005, the Public Accounts Committee resolved to conduct an inquiry into the value for money from New South Wales correctional centres. The terms of reference are to: Consider the current initiatives being undertaken by the Department of Corrective Services (DCS) to improve safety and cost effectiveness of correctional centre management; Compare the cost of corrective services provided by public correctional centres using the Way Forward program and by private operators; and Review whether the planned improvements to the DCS calculation of costs will facilitate better comparisons between private and public sector providers. The Committee welcomes submissions addressing the terms of reference. They should be forwarded by Friday 6 May 2005 to: Committee Manager Public Accounts Committee Parliament House Macquarie Street SYDNEY NSW 2000


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