Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit

Role of the JCPAA

In broad terms, the JCPAA's charter is to scrutinise, usually by means of public inquiry, the performance of all Australian Government agencies in spending funds appropriated to them by the Parliament. The role of the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit (JCPAA) is provided in the following legislation:

  • Public Accounts and Audit Committee Act 1951
  • Public Accounts Committee Regulations

A guide for Agencies when preparing a response

Further information on the JCPAA is available from the Parliament of Australia Joint Committee website [External Site].

Consideration of JCPAA reports

The process for addressing JCPAA Reports has been agreed with the JCPAA and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C), and is outlined in the 'A guide for Agencies when preparing a response'. This document also includes an Executive Minute template to assist agencies in preparing responses to administrative recommendations.

Contacts

Queries relating to Finance's role with respect to JCPAA reports, as outlined in
'A guide for Agencies when preparing a response', should be addressed to finframework@finance.gov.au

Queries relating to matters relevant to PM&C, as outlined in 'A guide for Agencies when preparing a response', should be addressed to tabling@pmc.gov.au

Queries relating directly to the JCPAA should be addressed to jcpaa@aph.gov.au

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