Public Accounts and Estimates
The Public Accounts and Estimates Committee is a joint investigatory committee of the Parliament of Victoria. In the 58th Parliament, its members were appointed on 16 April 2015.
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The State Budget's journey through Parliament
Parliamentary control of the public purse is fundamental to responsible government. One of the main functions of the Victorian Parliament is to grant the state government the authority to spend money on services such as hospitals and police; and capital works such as freeways and schools.
The state government prepares a state budget each year. Essentially this is the government’s spending plan (also known as estimates). Click here to find out more about this process and the role played by the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee.
State Budget Briefing Seminar 2017
The Public Accounts and Estimates Committee hosted a State Budget briefing at Parliament House on Wednesday 10 May.
David Martine, the Department of Treasury and Finance Secretary delivered a presentation and answered questions from MPs.
Australasian Council of Public Accounts Committees (ACPAC) 2017
Public Accounts and Estimates Committee Chair Danny Pearson MP, and Deputy Chair David Morris MP, made presentations to a conference on parliamentary accountability and oversight held at the Queensland Parliament in April 2017. Public Accounts Committee members and Auditors-General from Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji and the Solomon Islands considered best practice in and opportunities for improving public accountability systems and processes.
|Inquiry into 2015-16 Financial and Performance Outcomes|
|Inquiry into the 2017-18 Budget Estimates|