You are responsible for leading, governing and setting the strategic direction for your entity.
Governing your entity includes:
An accountable authority of a non-corporate Commonwealth entity must govern their entity in a way that is not inconsistent with relevant policies of the Australian Government. Finance has developed guidance to support accountable authorities, in consultation with the Australian Government Solicitor, available under Tools and templates.
An accountable authority of a corporate Commonwealth entity must comply with government policies if specified in a government policy order made by the Finance Minister.
Proper use of public resources
To promote the proper use and management of public resources you can establish:
- decision-making processes for the proper use of public resources including robust decision-making and control processes for the expenditure of relevant money
- appropriate oversight and reporting arrangements for activities and to address the inappropriate use of resources by officials, including processes to ensure that all officials, disclose material personal interests.
These processes can provide an appropriate level of assurance in accordance with the duty to establish and maintain systems in relation to risk and control.