Information about the Inquiry
On 16 June 2010 the Senate referred the following matter to the Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee for inquiry and report.
The Bill proposes to establish a legislative framework for accountability of expenditure on information and advertising campaigns undertaken by Australian government departments and agencies to ensure that the campaign advertising does not contain electoral matter. The Bill also provides the Auditor-General with new functions of reviewing government information and advertising campaigns with a cost in excess of $250 000 and reporting whether they comply with the principles and guidelines set out in the Bill.
Download our submission below. Prepared by Adjunct Professor Tim Smith and Associate Professor Ken Coghill