Certificate of Compliance Report to the Parliament
The Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 (FMA Act) and the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 (CAC Act) were repealed on 30 June 2014 and replaced by the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) from 1 July 2014. Some provisions of the FMA and CAC Acts, however, will remain in force during the transition period; for example performance reporting requirements for the 2013-14 financial year.
If you are looking for information on the PGPA Act, supported by rules and guidance, go to the Resource Management section of the Department of Finance website.
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, four 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.