Wednesday, July 6, 2022

NSW govt review to ensure best practice in grants administration

The NSW Government will conduct a review into the administration of grants programs in NSW to ensure that public money is spent fairly, effectively and transparently.

The review will also update the 2010 Good Practice Guide to Grants Administration.

Premier Dominic Perrottet said a review of grant procedures and systems across NSW would help to ensure the fairness and probity of current grant systems.

“Taxpayers expect the distribution of funds will be fair, I share that expectation,” Mr Perrottet said.

“Every dollar from NSW taxpayers is important. I am committed to making sure grant programs are fair, robust and follow best practice when those dollars are put to work in the community.

“From sports facilities to welfare services, COVID support packages and small business assistance, grants are critical to so many people and play a vital role in enhancing quality of life and our economy.”

MUST READ  Victoria's Covid cases fall; students back in schools

The review will be led by the Department of Premier and Cabinet in partnership with the Productivity Commissioner, Peter Achterstraat AM.

The review team will focus on ensuring grants programs administered by the NSW Government achieve value for public money, are robust in their planning and design, and adopt key principles of transparency, accountability and probity.

Treasurer Matt Kean said grants programs are a key way the NSW Government invests in the productivity and prosperity of our state.

“The public expects us to deliver value for money and that we are investing in things that improve our quality life, our productivity and set our state up for the future,” Mr Kean said.

MUST READ  Teen attacked in Melbourne shopping centre, bears facial injuries
MUST READ  Changes in essential transport workforce announced in national cabinet meeting

“This review will ensure we deliver on those expectations and have the rigorous and robust processes in place to give the community confidence.”

The review will consider:

  • Guidelines from other jurisdictions that have been identified as best practice;
  • Recommendations made by NSW parliamentary, integrity and oversight bodies;
  • Best practice risk assessment and frameworks for grants administration and assurance and adopt key principles; and
  • The existing NSW policy and legislative context.

The final report and any recommendations will be delivered to the Premier and Treasurer in April 2022.

Latest news

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann’s marriage on July 7

Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann is set to marry Dr Gurpreet Kaur tomorrow in a small ceremony at his home in Chandigarh. “Mann Sahab is getting...

Shikhar Dhawan to captain Team India in ODI Series against West Indies

Shikhar Dhawan was on Wednesday named India captain for the three ODIs against the West Indies in the absence of regular skipper Rohit Sharma....

Enjoy ungoogleable India: Khaver Ali Khan

By Indranil Halder As Sydney was battered with heavy rain, Khaver Ali Khan was my guest at the new Art Gallery of NSW member’s lounge....

Telstra stops 185 million scam texts reaching customers’ phones

Telstra's scam text filter has stopped a whopping 185 million scam texts from reaching its customers phones since it was launched in April. That means the filter...

Related news

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann’s marriage on July 7

Shikhar Dhawan to captain Team India in ODI Series against West Indies

Shikhar Dhawan was on Wednesday named India captain for the three ODIs against the West Indies in the absence of regular skipper Rohit Sharma....

Enjoy ungoogleable India: Khaver Ali Khan

By Indranil Halder As Sydney was battered with heavy rain, Khaver Ali Khan was my guest at the new Art Gallery of NSW member’s lounge....

Telstra stops 185 million scam texts reaching customers’ phones

Telstra's scam text filter has stopped a whopping 185 million scam texts from reaching its customers phones since it was launched in April. That means the filter...

UK’s Health minister Rishi Sunak quits, says ‘standards worth fighting for’

UK Finance Minister Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid resigned on Tuesday, plunging Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government into crisis. Sunak, in his letter,...

Daniel Johns gets jail for drink driving, but will serve in community due to bad mental health

Rock star Daniel Johns has escaped a full time jail term after a magistrate found his life-long mental health battles had contributed to him...

Gosai Rajbari Influence : Cartier, Dhaniakhali Dhoti & Gold Polished Kangaroo Tiepin

By Indranil Halder Gosai Rajbari belongs to one of the most illustrious Goswami family and is situated in Serampore, Hoogly, West Bengal, India. Amitabha Sengupta...

Mansai: The first film in Rajbonshi language

By Indranil Halder After a gap of two years, I was delighted to attend the 2022 Sydney Film Festival and BUSINESS OF BAZ,(a conversation with...