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 Government Sector Audit Act 1983.
Resolution passed in the Legislative Assembly on 22 June 2023, Votes and Proceedings No. 16, Item 1.
16 PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES
Mr Ron Hoenig 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 Government Sector Audit Act 1983, the following members be appointed to serve on the Public Accounts Committee: Mr Clayton Barr, Ms Jenny Leong, Mr Jason Yat-Sen Li, Mr Michael Regan, Mr David Saliba and Mr Anthony Roberts.
(2) The Committee have leave to make visits of inspection within the State of New South Wales and other States and Territories of Australia.
Question put and passed.
The Parliament of New South Wales acknowledges and respects the traditional lands of all Aboriginal people, and pays respects to all Elders past and present. We acknowledge the Gadigal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which the Parliament of New South Wales stands.