Financial Control in Australian Government Budgeting, Discussion Paper No. 87

Robinson, Marc (2000) Financial Control in Australian Government Budgeting, Discussion Paper No. 87. [Working Paper] (Unpublished)

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With the arrival of accrual accounting and a performance budgeting system known as "accrual output budgeting", there have been huge changes in the mechanism of central financial control in the budget-dependent Australian public sector. This article outlines and evaluates these changes. The new parliamentary appropriations arrangements are discussed, as is the increased role played by non-appropriated departmental "own-source" funding. The commercialisation rationale of these changes is outlined. Consideration is given to their implications for fiscal transparency and democratic accountability.

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ID Code: 568
Item Type: Working Paper
Refereed: No
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Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200) > Financial Economics (140207)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 (Please consult author)
Deposited On: 11 Nov 2004 00:00
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2012 09:44

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