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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Latest News

Australian Accounting Standards Board Research Forum 2017

The PAEC Chair was on an Australian Accounting Standards Board panel discussing the presentation of financial reports on Friday 26 November along with Andrew Greaves (Victorian Auditor-General) and Ange Marshall (Chief Financial Officer, Yarra City Council). The paper was presented by Thomas Scott from the University of Auckland at an AASB Research Forum.

 ASSB Panel discussion  

Report on the 2017-18 Budget Estimates

The Public Accounts and Estimates Committee tabled its Report on the 2017-18 Budget Estimates in Parliament today, 31 October 2017. A copy of the report can be found pdfhere6.84 MB

Demystifying the Budget Papers

On Thursday 26 October 2017, the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee hosted a seminar for electorate officers on demystifying the budget papers. It included presentations by PAEC Chair Danny Pearson MP and Committee member Sue Pennicuik MLC, Department of Treasury and Finance representatives, and Josh Gordon, former state political editor of The Age.

Feedback from the seminar included:

“All very relevant”

“Interesting to hear about … each budget paper and how to best utilise and identify content”

“Very informed and experienced journalist who was happy to share his opinions and experiences."

 Demystifying Budget Papers  

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