Prescribing officials

RMG-212 provides guidance on who is an official for the purposes of the PGPA Act. It also describes the process for prescribing particular individuals who are employees of contractors to be officials of non-corporate Commonwealth entities, where there is a need for those individuals to exercise powers under the PGPA Act or PGPA Rule.

The PGPA Act is designed to ensure that individuals exercising powers under the Act conduct themselves according to the standards established by the Act. It does this by limiting the exercise of powers under the PGPA Act or PGPA Rule to officials and by regulating the behaviour of those officials through a set of duties they are required to comply with. This is to give confidence to the Parliament and the public that public resources are being managed properly.

For further information on the duties of officials, see RMG-203 General duties of officials.

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Last updated: 07 December 2016