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Governance

A Guide to Risk Management

The purpose of the guide is to provide an overview of the key concepts of risk management, and guidance on how the risk management process can be practically applied by any Queensland public sector agency.

Air Travel Indemnity Policy

The Air Travel Indemnity Policy replaces the personal accident indemnity for Crown Employees contained in Treasurer’s Instruction 337. The Air Travel Indemnity Policy provides an ex gratia payment for Queensland Government Employees who have received permanent injuries or who have been killed in an aircraft accident whilst on official duties.

Application of prices oversight to local government water and sewerage infrastructure charges - Discussion paper

Analyses the options available to ensure prices oversight is applied to the water and sewerage infrastructure charges levied by local governments.

Audit Committee Guidelines: Improving Accountability and Performance

The Audit Committee Guidelines: Improving Accountability and Performance have been prepared to assist agencies with the establishment and maintenance of audit committees.

Australian Taxation Office website

Includes a range of taxation information for individuals, businesses, non-profit organisations, tax professionals and superannuation professionals.

Charter of Fiscal Responsibility

The Financial Accountability Act 2009 requires the Treasurer to prepare and table in the Legislative Assembly a Charter of Fiscal Responsibility giving details of the Government’s fiscal objectives and the fiscal principles that support those objectives. The Treasurer must report regularly to the Legislative Assembly on progress the Government has made against the outcomes stated in the Charter. This report will be tabled and published each year in the Budget papers, Mid Year Fiscal and Economic Review and Report on State Finances.

Code of Practice for Government-Owned Corporations' Financial Arrangements

The Code outlines approval requirements and guidelines within which GOCs must operate in entering into financial arrangements. It applies to all GOCs except QIC and its subsidiaries.

Commercialisation of Government Business Activities in Queensland

The commercialisation policy framework allows Queensland Government agencies to adopt commercialisation principles in a manner suitable to their individual agency requirements.

Derivative Transactions Policy Guidelines

Policy framework for agencies undertaking derivative financial transactions. These guidelines apply to departments and statutory bodies, and government-owned corporations that have not established a Board approved financial policy for derivative transactions.

Disposing of Scrap and Low-Value Assets Prevention Guidelines - Crime and Misconduct Commission

For public sector agencies - an overview of disposal risks and what can be done to minimise them.

Financial Accountability Handbook

The Financial Accountability Handbook is designed to assist accountable officers and statutory bodies discharge their responsibilities under the new Financial Accountability Act, the Financial and Performance Management Standard and the Financial Accountability Regulation.

Full Cost Pricing Policy

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance to departments on implementing a full cost pricing policy for significant business activities (SBAs) and commercialised business units (CBUs) under the Queensland Government’s Financial and Performance Management Standard 2009.

Gateway review process guidelines

Provides project owners and review teams with guidance on the Gateway process and their roles.

GST Prudential Audit Toolkit

Toolkit to assist agencies in ensuring a strong system of controls and mechanisms for GST compliance.

GST Rulings on State Taxation

Outlining GST related revenue rulings including application of GST to certain State taxes, fees and charges, duties and pay-roll tax.

Guidelines for the Formation, Acquisition and Post Approval Monitoring of Companies

The purpose of these guidelines is to outline the various issues that should be addressed by agencies in seeking the Treasurer’s approval under section 88 of the Financial Accountability Act 2009.

Investment Policy Guidelines for Statutory Bodies

The Investment Policy Guidelines for Statutory Bodies support the Statutory Bodies Financial Arrangements Act 1982 by providing information to assist statutory bodies in developing better-practice policy frameworks for the investment of funds.

Leasing in Queensland Public Sector Policy Guidelines

Outlines policy, framework and approval process in relation to State Government asset leasing arrangements.

National Competition Policy

All National Competition policy documents including Queensland's Competitive Neutrality Complaints Process, Competitive Neutrality and Queensland Government Business Activities, National Competition Policy and Queensland Local Government, Queensland Legislation Review Timetable and Full Cost Pricing Policy.

Overdraft Facilities: Operational Guidelines for the Public Sector

Operational guidelines outlining public sector entities responsibilities when entering into overdraft and short term funding facilities.

Overview of Queensland’s Financial Accountability Framework

The Overview of Queensland’s Financial Accountability Framework has been prepared to provide information to all interested stakeholders about the financial accountability framework in Queensland, as it applies to departments and statutory bodies.

Project Commencement Approval policy

The Project Commencement Approval policy outlines the approvals required by a department prior to commencing a high-value project. Compliance with this policy is mandated by Cabinet decision.

Project Evaluation Guidelines

The Cost-Benefit Analysis Guidelines are supplementary guidance material to the Project Assurance Framework. With the adoption of the Project Assurance Framework, the Cost-Benefit Analysis Guidelines replace the Project Evaluation Guidelines.

Queensland Audit Office Guideline - Accounting for Queensland Treasury Corporation (QTC) Onlending Products and Debt Restructure (Queensland Audit Office)

This guideline is intended to assist entities by (a) Defining the measurement and accounting processes that are associated with each QTC lending product and (b) Setting the criteria for determining whether debt has been restructured. In accordance with AAG 11 Debtors - Accounting for Debt Restructuring and AAS 23/AASB 1014 - Set-off and Extinguishment of Debt the difference between book value and market value is taken to the profit and loss/operating statement when debt has been restructured. This guideline only applies to debt sourced from QTC and the current QTC products.

Standards Australia website (subscription required)

Through this web store you can buy all Australian, ISO and IEC Standards, plus a range of publications from other national and international organizations.

Strategic management planner

The purpose of the Queensland Public Service Strategic Management Planner is to assist Agencies plan for and engage in corporate activities throughout the year.

Last reviewed 5 December 2013