Senate debates

Tuesday, 10 August 2021


Finance and Public Administration References Committee; Reference

3:39 pm

Photo of Rachel SiewertRachel Siewert (WA, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

At the request of Senator Rice, I move:

That the following matter be referred to the Finance and Public Administration References Committee for inquiry and report by 2 December 2021:

The administration and expenditure of funding under the Urban Congestion Fund (UCF), with particular reference to:

(a) the allocation of funding under the National Commuter Car Park Fund;

(b) whether the administration of the UCF meets the highest standards of governance, performance and accountability in the expenditure of public funds;

(c) the role of the offices of the Minister(s), the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister(s), and any external parties, in determining which projects to allocate funding to and who would announce these projects;

(d) the extent to which the management of the fund respected the caretaker conventions;

(e) the fund's impact in reducing congestion, including whether the allocation of funding under the program was appropriately targeted to meet the stated objective of the UCF; and

(f) any related programs or matters.

Question agreed to.


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