PGPA starts 30 June 2014

By Michael Brennan

Following legislation being introduced and passed over the past two weeks, the much anticipated Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) came into effect on 30 June 2014.

Commonwealth entities, be they corporate or non-corporate, need to comply with the new PGPA regime from now on.

The legal duties on secretaries of Commonwealth departments, chief executives of Commonwealth statutory authorities and employees of the Commonwealth and Commonwealth authorities are now governed by the PGPA Act, rather than the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 or the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997…

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