Auditor-General’s Report No. 8 of 2018: Assembly of rural land west of Canberra, presenting findings of a performance audit examining certain acquisitions of rural land by the Land Development Agency, between 14 June 2014 and the discontinuance of the Land Development Agency on 1 July 2017, was released on 29 June 2018.
The Legislative Assembly for the ACT was not sitting that day.
Section 17 (5) of the Auditor-General Act 1996 (ACT) provides that:
If the Legislative Assembly is not sitting when the auditor-general has finished the report—
In accordance with these provisions and its resolution of appointment of 13 December 2016, the Standing Committee on Public Accounts considered the report at its private meeting of 4 July 2018 and resolved to inquire further into the report.
The Committee’s terms of reference are to examine the Audit report and report to the Legislative Assembly.