11. Recovery of debts

Guide to this section

The purpose of this section is to require accountable authorities of non-corporate Commonwealth entities to pursue the recovery of debts owing to the Commonwealth.

This section is made for paragraph 103(c) of the Act.

    The accountable authority of a non-corporate Commonwealth entity must pursue recovery of each debt for which the accountable authority is responsible unless:

    1. the accountable authority considers that it is not economical to pursue recovery of the debt; or
    2. the accountable authority is satisfied that the debt is not legally recoverable; or
    3. the debt has been written off as authorised by an Act.
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Last updated: 19 June 2017