Economic Audit Committee | Terms of Reference | Making a Submission | Further Information
On 27 October 2008, the Treasurer announced the establishment of the Economic Audit Committee (EAC) to conduct a wide-ranging review into the operational and financial performance of the Western Australian public sector. The objective of the review is to ensure value for money for taxpayers – that is, government is involved in the right activities, they are being delivered for the least cost, and they contribute to the achievement of improved outcomes for Western Australians.
The EAC is a six-member panel of senior economic and public sector management specialists that brings together an exceptional mix of experience in financial management and government administration. The EAC includes:
The EAC is supported by the Economic Audit Secretariat, which has been established within the Department of Treasury and Finance.
The EAC’s Terms of Reference for the Economic Audit include:
The above Terms of Reference have been extended by Cabinet to include the following:
a) Further advice on a mechanism to ensure that government’s desired outcomes and priorities are communicated to agencies and embedded in government and agency level planning, reporting and performance measurement, noting the government favours a broad flexible approach that better accommodates the continually changing landscape within which government operates
b) Further advice in relation to issues identified in the Committee’s First Report including, but not limited to:
c) Development of a micro-economic reform agenda for government
d) The recommendation of an implementation plan (including timeframes and accountabilities for delivery) to support the Stage 2 recommendations.
The consultation phase of the Audit process has now ended. The closing date for all feedback and submissions was 31 August 2009.
Following consultation and receipt of submissions, the Committee is scheduled to deliver its Final Report to the Government in October 2009.
While every endeavour will be made to ensure that suggestions are treated in a confidential manner, respondents are reminded that any information provided may be subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 1992.
The contact telephone number for all enquiries is 08 9222 9898.
For further information on the Economic Audit, please contact:
Simone SpencerEconomic Audit SecretariatC/- Department of Treasury and Finance 197 St Georges TerracePERTH WA 6000