The Committee plays a key role in public sector accountability. It examines the Government’s use of resources and agencies' financial operations. It also looks at financial probity and regularity, and focuses on whether agency programs are achieving their aims. The Committee reviews the Auditor-General's reports to ensure that agencies respond appropriately to the Auditor-General’s recommendations.
The Committee reviews the operation of the Audit Office every four years, as well as monitoring and reviewing the operation of the Parliamentary Budget Officer.
The Committee's functions are at section 57 of Public Finance and Audit Act 1983.
Resolution passed in the Legislative Assembly on 18 June 2019,Votes and Proceedings No. 10, Item 13.
Mr Andrew Constance 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 That:
(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 Adam Crouch, Mrs Tanya Davies, Mr Lee Evans, Mr Ryan Park, Mr Greg Piper, and Ms Felicity Wilson.
(2)The Committee have leave to make visits of inspection within the State of New South Wales and other States and Territories of Australia.