Public Accounts Committee plays a key role in public sector accountability. The
Committee examines the Government’s use of resources and the financial
operations of state agencies. It also looks at both financial probity and
regularity, and focuses on whether agency programs are achieving their
objectives. The Committee reviews reports made by the Auditor-General, to ensure
that agencies respond appropriately to the Auditor-General’s recommendations.
Committee reviews the operation of the Audit Office every four years. In
addition, the Committee monitors and reviews the operations of the
Parliamentary Budget Officer.
Committee's functions can be found in section 57 of Public Finance and Audit
Resolution passed in the Legislative Assembly on 28 May 2015, Votes and Proceedings No 9, Item 2.
Mr Anthony Roberts moved, by leave, That the following motions for the establishment of
Parliamentary committees and the appointment of members be agreed to:
(1) Public Accounts Committee
(1) In accordance with section 54 of the Public Finance and Audit Act 1983, the following
members be appointed to serve on the Public Accounts Committee: Mr Stephen Bromhead,
Mr Michael Daley, Mr Lee Evans, Mr Bruce Notley-Smith, Mr Greg Piper, and Mr Mark Taylor
(2) The Committee have leave to make visits of inspection within the State of New South Wales
and other States and Territories of Australia.