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Inquiry into the Government’s Local Projects Local Jobs Program


Inquiry status:Current
Date commenced:05 Dec 2018
Deadline for submissions:30 Apr 2019
Committee:Estimates and Financial Operations Committee
House:Legislative Council
Media Statements: 12/05/2018
02/20/2019

Important Information:
Terms of Reference:(1) The Estimates and Financial Operations Committee shall conduct an inquiry into the Government’s Local Projects Local Jobs program.
(2) The Committee is to inquire into the Local Projects Local Jobs program (“the program”) with particular reference to the following —

    (a) how each project was developed, evaluated and selected for funding;
    (b) how payments were made and acquitted under each project to ensure financial probity and accountability;
    (c) how actual or perceived conflicts of interest were declared and managed under each project;
    (d) the number of projects funded and for each project the amount of funding provided and number of jobs created;
    (e) whether community, education, arts and sporting groups within the State were afforded an equal opportunity to access the program;
    (f) whether funding to the program affected the quantum of funds available for grants or other funding sources for community, education, arts and sporting groups within the State and if so in what way; and
    (g) any other related matter.

(3) The Committee is to also inquire into the establishment of a Parliamentary Budget Office for the independent costing of election promises and related purposes.
(4) For the purposes of this inquiry only, the Hon Tjorn Sibma is appointed Chair of the Committee and the Hon Alanna Clohesy is appointed Deputy Chair.
(5) The Committee is to report no later than twelve months after the referral.

Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the
Legislative Council Committee Rooms Ground Floor, 18-32 Parliament Place, West Perth

DateTimeVenueOrganisationWitnessBroadcastTranscript
02 Aug 201910:00 AMOffice of the Auditor GeneralYes
19 Aug 201910:00 AMDepartment of the Premier and CabinetYes
19 Aug 201911:30 AMDepartment of CommunitiesYes
19 Aug 201901:00 PMDepartment of Local Government, Sport and Cultural IndustriesYes
02 Sep 201910:00 AMDepartment of Primary Industries and Regional DevelopmentYes
02 Sep 201911:30 AMDepartment of TransportYes
02 Sep 201901:00 PMDepartment of EducationYes
Videos: Friday, August 2 - Office of the Auditor General
 Monday, August 19 - Department of the Premier and Cabinet
 Monday, August 19 - Department of Communities
 Monday, August 19 - Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
 Monday, September 2 - Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
 Monday, September 2 - Department of Transport
 Monday, September 2 - Department of Education
Related Transcripts of Evidence:
Evidence by.. Office of the Auditor General on 2 Aug 2019
Evidence by.. Department of the Premier and Cabinet on 19 Aug 2019
Evidence by.. Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries on 19 Aug 2019
Evidence by.. Department of Communities on 19 Aug 2019
Evidence by.. Department of Education on 2 Sep 2019
Evidence by.. Department of Transport on 2 Sep 2019
Evidence by.. Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development on 2 Sep 2019
Related Reports:
Report No Title Date tabled Related documents
79 The Local Projects Local Jobs Program and the establishment of a Parliament Budget Office - Extension of time22 Oct 2019