Inquiry into Victoria’s Audit Act 1994

Terms of Reference

The approved terms of reference for the Inquiry are:

  1. review in its entirety the Act and its provisions, taking into account contemporary developments and emerging issues both in Victoria and similar jurisdictions so as to further strengthen public accountability in Victoria;
  2. seek public submissions and hold hearings on the review of the Act;
  3. consider the views of the Auditor-General of Victoria;
  4. consider the views of the Department of Premier and Cabinet and the Department of Treasury and Finance, as the appropriate central agencies of the Victorian government, on desirable reform and amendment of the Act; and
  5. examine audit legislation in other jurisdictions both in Australia and overseas with a view to determining whether the legislation and practice in those jurisdictions might be relevant to review and reform the Act.

The breadth of the above terms of reference reflects the Committee’s desire for consideration during the Inquiry of a wide range of potential avenues for innovative legislative change

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 May 2010