The GSF Act and the Government Sector Financial Management Framework
The Government Sector Financial Management Framework will undergo its most substantial reform in more than 30 years with the proclamation of the Government Sector Finance Act 2018 (GSF Act). The GSF Act received assent and now the state can begin implementing the changes.
The information on this page, about the GSF Act, will enable agencies to build familiarity and awareness about the current and planned reform associated with the new legislation.
Agencies should note that the fact sheets and other support material found on this page relates to the Act and to the staged implementation, which will be rolled out over the coming years. Please keep yourself well informed by referring to this website, which will be regularly updated with new information.
If you have any questions please contact [email protected].
What still needs to happen – The ‘Cognate’ Bill
The associated repeal and amendment Bill still awaits consideration by the Legislative Assemble. It will update all of the legislation that is affected by the new Act and also repeal the four pieces of legislation that have governed public financial management for more than 30 years, including:
- Public Finance and Audit Act 1983
- Public Authorities (Financial Arrangements) Act 1987
- Annual Reports (Statutory Bodies) Act 1984
- Annual Reports (Departments) Act 1985
The Public Finance and Audit Act 1983 will also be renamed the Government Sector Audit Bill 2018 (GSA Bill), and will be amended to omit those provisions being relocated to the GSF Bill. Only provisions about government sector audits, the Auditor General and the Auditor General’s Office will remain in the GSA Bill.
- Minister: Roles and responsibilities
- Empowering Cluster Secretaries and Cluster management
- Delegating roles and responsibilities
- Deemed Appropriations and the Special Deposits Account
- Financial Arrangements and PAFA Approvals
- Government Sector Finance Agencies
- Regulations and Treasurer's Directions
- Information Sharing and Performance
- Benefits of the Government Sector Finance Bill 2018
- Accountable Authority: Roles and Responsibilities
- Government Officer: Roles and Responsibilities
- GSF Bill Overview with Timetable
- GSF Bill Basics
- Information Requests
- Mapping GSF Bill to current legislation
- Legislation Map from the Public Finance and Audit Act 1983 to the GSF Bill (coming soon)
- Legislation Map from the Public Authorities (Financial Arrangements) Act 1987 to the GSF Bill
- Legislation Map from the Annual Reports (Departments) Act 1985 to the GSF Bill
- Legislation Map from the Annual Reports (Statutory Bodies) Act 1984 to the GSF Bill