Government Financial Responsibility Bill 1998

Bill No.143

SynopsisThe purpose of this Bill is to form a framework for government financial targeting, planning and reporting. The Bill will set out a number of requirements for the Government and Treasury, with the intent of strengthening the financial accountability and transparency of Government.

The Bill requires three tiers of "financial indicators" -
      • principles;
      • key elements; and
      • targets.

StatusAssented to 07/05/2000
This Act came into operation on Royal Assent - Royal Assent given 5 Jul 2000 as Act No. 26 of 2000

Current Bill


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Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 04/29/1998  
First Reading 04/29/1998  
Second Reading 04/30/1998 1 
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 10/13/1998  
Consideration in Detail 10/13/1998  
Third Reading 10/14/1998  

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
First Reading 10/14/1998  
Second Reading 10/14/1998  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 05/30/2000  
Committee of the whole 05/31/2000  
Amendments adopted 05/31/2000  
Third Reading 05/31/2000  

Messages Between Houses DateNote No.
Legislative Council sent to the Legislative Assembly  06/22/2000  
Consideration of Legislative Council Message   06/27/2000  

Other Procedures DateNote No.Related Links
Reinstated to the stage reached in the previous Session  08/12/1998  
Amendments agreed to by Legislative Assembly  06/27/2000  

1. Restored to the Second Session of Parliament on 12 August 1998.