Certificate of Compliance Report to the Parliament

The Report informs the Parliament of the outcomes of the annual Certificate of Compliance process for agencies under the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997. The Report aggregates all agency-level results for the relevant financial year at a portfolio level. To date, six reports have been tabled.

The purpose of the Certificate of Compliance process is to improve compliance with the Australian Government’s financial management framework and to ensure that Ministers, and the Presiding Officers in the case of the Parliamentary Departments, are kept informed of compliance issues. The Certificate process promotes continuous improvement. It aims to improve officials’ understanding of the financial management framework, and strengthen agency processes, through the identification of non-compliance issues and by undertaking action to enhance processes and compliance.

A similar process is in place under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act), with all Commonwealth entities within the general government sector required to undertake compliance reporting for the 2014-15 year. Guidance is available on the PGPA Framework Compliance Reporting.


The 2013-14 Report was tabled in the Parliament on 28 January 2015.


The 2012-13 report was tabled in the Parliament on 31 January 2014.


The 2011-12 report was tabled in the Parliament on 6 February 2013.


The 2010-11 report was tabled in the Parliament on 25 January 2012.


The 2009-10 report was tabled in the Parliament on 20 January 2011.


The 2008-09 report was tabled in the Parliament on 29 January 2010.


Contact for information on this page: pmra@finance.gov.au

Last updated: 28 January 2015