83. Auditing by State and Territory Auditors-General

(1) This section applies if:

(a) the Commonwealth provides money to the following (the partner) for a particular purpose:

(i) a State or Territory;

(ii) a body of a State or Territory;

(iii) a body (including a Commonwealth entity or Commonwealth company) to which a State or Territory, or body of a State or Territory, also provides money; and

(b) the partner receives some or all of the money, whether directly or indirectly, because the partner:

(i) agrees to use the money in achieving that purpose; or

(ii) has entered into a contract that relates to that purpose.

(2) The Commonwealth must not impose any restrictions in relation to the conduct of any audit of the partner by, or on behalf of, the Auditor-General of the State or Territory.

Note: The money may also be audited under Division 2 of Part 4 of the Auditor-General Act 1997.

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Last updated: 13 January 2016