Notification of significant non-compliance with the finance law (PGPA Act, section 19)

Section 19 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) requires, among other things, that accountable authorities of Commonwealth entities notify their responsible Minister, as soon as practicable, of any significant issue that has affected the entity. A significant issue, under section 19 of the PGPA Act, includes significant non-compliance with the finance law (significant non-compliance).

The guidance below assists entities in reporting significant non-compliance under paragraph 19(1)(e) of the PGPA Act, including by providing guidance on:

      • what constitutes significant non-compliance
      • the need for accountable authorities to notify their responsible Minister, as soon as practicable, of any significant non-compliance
      • the need for accountable authorities to provide the Finance Minister with a copy of all notifications provided to their responsible Minister
      • the associated annual reporting requirements detailed by sections 17AG (for non-corporate Commonwealth entities) and 17BE (for corporate Commonwealth entities) 

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Contact information: The contact for this topic is pmra@finance.gov.au.

Last updated: 26 August 2016