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2013 Amendments to the Public Finance Act 1989 and Crown Entities Act 2004

The 2013 amendments to the Public Finance Act 1989 and the Crown Entities Act 2004:

  • provide for more flexible funding to support results
  • require more meaningful reporting on what is intended to be achieved and what has been achieved with expenditure from appropriations
  • lift the strategic focus of statements of intent to drive a clearer focus on results and outcomes
  • clarify the financial responsibilities of the department (and departmental agency) chief executives [PFA s.34, s.35].

This page contains resource materials and presentations that explain the changes made by the amendments.

Guidance is arranged in these categories:

The documents listed here are available in Adobe PDF format only. HTML versions can be supplied on request by Information Services at the Treasury. Using PDF Files

Overview

Doc. Date Title View/Download
Jul 2013

A series of diagrams explaining the reporting changes made by the July 2013 amendments to the Public Finance Act and the Crown Entities Act:

  • Diagram 1: Changes from Parliament's point of view

Jul 2013 State Sector Public Finance Reform Bill Fact Sheets

Public Finance Amendment Act 2013

Doc. Date Title View/Download
Jul 2013 A series of diagrams explaining the reporting changes made by the July 2013 amendments to the Public Finance Act and the Crown Entities Act:
  • Diagrams 2a-4: Public Finance Act changes to performance information

Nov 2013 A Guide to Appropriations  

The responsibilities of an appropriation administrator

Oct 2013 The responsibilities of an appropriation administrator

Multi-category appropriations

Jun 2013 What's changing in the Public Finance Act: multi-category appropriations

Jul 2013 Public Finance Act provisions for establishing a multi-category appropriation

Using an appropriation administered by another department

Jul 2013 What's changing in the Public Finance Act: administration and use provisions

Jul 2013 Overview guidance on the administration and use of appropriations

Aug 2013 Administration and Use of Appropriations: Technical Guidance for Departments

Start-of-year and end-of-year reporting and statements of intent

Jul 2013 What's changing in the Public Finance Act: start-of-year and end of year reporting and statements of intent

  Strategic Intentions and Statements of Intent  
  Appropriations and Reportable Outputs  
Jan 2014 Who reports against appropriations?

Budget 2014 implementation guidance

Oct 2013 Treasury Circular 2013/11: Implementing the Public Finance Amendment Act 2013 for Budget 2014: (1) transitioning from MCOAs to MCAs and (2) exempting appropriations from performance reporting

Crown Entities Amendment Act 2013

Doc. Date Title View/Download
Jul 2013 A series of diagrams explaining the reporting changes made by the July 2013 amendments to the Public Finance Act and the Crown Entities Act:
  • Diagrams 5-8: Crown Entities Act changes to performance information

Statements of Intent and Reportable Outputs

  Strategic Intentions and Statements of Intent  
  Appropriations and Reportable Outputs (including the Statement of Performance Expectations)  

Information for monitors of Crown Entities

Jul 2013 Overview of the amendments to the Crown Entities Act

Jul 2013 Planning and reporting changes in the Crown Entities Act: information for monitors

The changes to the State Sector Act are available at: State Sector Amendment Act 2013

Last updated: 
Friday, 17 April 2015