Inquiry into the Impact on Victorian Government Service Delivery of Changes to National Partnership Agreements

Government Response

The Government response to this report was tabled in Parliament on 7 December 2016.

pdfGovernment Response255.05 KB

Questions on Notice

Following public hearings on 17 Nod 19 November 2015, the Committee requested information on any outstanding matters including any further information that was agreed to be supplied at the hearings. Accordingly, requests were sent to witnesses and the responses can be found below.

pdfKnox City Council1.41 MB

pdfDepartment of Education and Training1.05 MB

pdfDepartment of Health and Human Services578.92 KB

pdfVictorian Council of Social Services3.01 MB

pdfDepartment of Justice and Regulation729.05 KB

pdfDepartment of Premier and Cabinet136.09 KB

pdfMunicipal Association of Victoria580.74 KB

pdfVictorian Healthcare Association1.69 MB

pdfDepartment of Treasury and Finance920.74 KB


Content and News

Call for Submissions

The Committee is calling for submissions to the Inquiry - see Submissions and eSubmissions pages for more details.

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In October 2014 the Committee sent questionnaires to government departments seeking further information for this inquiry.

A Whole of Government response was received from the Department of Premier and Cabinet on 6 November 2015. The response can be found pdfhere(3.66 MB).

Terms of Reference

Received from the Legislative Assembly on 5 May 2015:

To the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee — for inquiry, consideration and report no later than 1 December 2015 on the impact on Victorian Government service delivery of changes to National Partnership Agreements and, in particular, the Committee is required to:

  1. identify and report on funding levels and any additional services the Victorian Government provides or has provided as a result of all National Partnership Agreements entered into since the 2008 Intergovernmental Agreement on Federal Financial Relations was entered into;
  2. examine all expiring, lapsing or amended National Partnership Agreements and the resulting changes to service delivery that have occurred or will occur in health, education, homeless services and legal assistance, and any other area of service delivery the Committee sees as relevant to the inquiry;
  3. identify any risks associated with the changes to service delivery referred to in paragraph (b); and
  4. determine the impact of the changes referred to in paragraphs (a) and (b) on cost of living for Victorians, in particular, concession card holders.

 pdfTerms of Reference - Inquiry into the Impact on Victorian Government Service Delivery of Changes to National Partnership Agreements(PDF 159.29 KB)