The Queensland Government must be accountable for the money it spends. The Financial Accountability Act 2009 requires the Treasurer to prepare and table in Parliament a Charter of Fiscal Responsibility which provides details of the government’s fiscal objectives and strategy and the fiscal principles that support those objectives. A summary of the financial accountability responsibilities can be found in the Overview of Queensland’s Financial Accountability Framework (PDF 542KB).
Throughout the financial year, the government publishes a number of reports to ensure accountability and transparency for planned and actual government spending. These reports include the State Budget and its mid-year financial and economic review, the Consolidated Fund Financial Report and the Report on State Finances.