Duties outlined in section 17 and 18 of the PGPA Act place positive duties on accountable authorities to cooperate with others and to ensure that the compliance, reporting and other obligations imposed on others take into account the use and management of public resources.
As an accountable authority, you are required under the PGPA Act to:
Cooperation can involve anyone who has a stake in the outcomes of the government policy, or can help develop and/or implement the policy in the most effective, economical and efficient manner.
Requirements as an accountable authority under the PGPA Act
As an accountable authority you must, in accordance with the Commonwealth Risk Management Policy:
These requirements are broader than simply making decisions in the best interests of your entity. You are required to engage with others in a manner that does not impose excessive burden or stifle the innovative capabilities of those you are cooperating with.
How you can meet these requirements
To meet these duties you could: