Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013

CHAPTER 2 - COMMONWEALTH ENTITIES AND THE COMMONWEALTH  

PART 2-2 - ACCOUNTABLE AUTHORITIES AND OFFICIALS  

Division 2 - Accountable authorities  

Subdivision A - General duties of accountable authorities  

SECTION 15   DUTY TO GOVERN THE COMMONWEALTH ENTITY  

15(1)  
The accountable authority of a Commonwealth entity must govern the entity in a way that:

(a)  promotes the proper use and management of public resources for which the authority is responsible; and

(b)  promotes the achievement of the purposes of the entity; and

(c)  promotes the financial sustainability of the entity.

Note:

Section 21 (which is about the application of government policy) affects how this duty applies to accountable authorities of non-corporate Commonwealth entities.

15(2)  
In making decisions for the purposes of subsection (1) , the accountable authority must take into account the effect of those decisions on public resources generally.




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