PAC set to review reports

| 18/09/2013

(CNS): Sparks could be flying in the Legislative Assembly today when the new Public Accounts Committee (PAC) meets for the first time in public to call witnesses and discuss two controversial reports by the Office of the Auditor General (OAG). With former premier McKeeva Bush sitting on the committee that scrutinizes the reports, one of which criticises his administration, especially his alleged direct interference in issues outside of the political realm, there could be some uncomfortable moments for the auditor and others on the committee. Roy McTaggart will chair the meeting, but after he recently sat at the government top table as a temporary cabinet minister, Bush was among those who claimed this is now a conflict, since ministers should not sit on PAC.

The committee is expected to review two reports by Auditor General Alastair Swarbrick and his team that raised a number of controversies, one that examined how government manages major capital projects, and the second was a specific report on some of the potential anomalies surrounding the air ambulance service.

Proceedings are open to the public and scheduled to begin at 10am.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    These audit report are so vague and does not give the reader enough details, it is very clear key vital information is missing.  Kids from china could see it

  2. Anonymous says:

    It makes sense to keep ministers off the committee when it is reviewing the current governments accounts, but whoever made up the rule probably never considered that the PAC could ever be so many years behind in its work. Because they are so behind, we now have the ex-premier on the committee reviewing the work of his many ministries while at the same time he complains the other memebers have a conflict. Crazy.

  3. Godd luck says:

    Good iuck, be professional, only speak abput facts, and do the jobs we elected you for please.