Speaker's foreword

Annual plan 2009/10.

In my capacity as Speaker, I am responsible for Vote Audit under the Public Finance Act 1989. I am therefore pleased to introduce the Controller and Auditor-General’s Annual Plan 2009/10. The document includes a statement of future operating intentions (Statement of Intent) under sections 38(1) and 45G of the Public Finance Act 1989.

The Controller and Auditor-General is an Officer of Parliament whose role is to assist Parliament in its scrutiny of executive government, to strengthen the effectiveness, efficiency, and accountability of public sector organisations.

This Annual Plan 2009/10, and its Statement of Intent, indicate how the Auditor-General intends to discharge his duties and apply the resources made available to him in the forthcoming financial year. It gives Parliament an appropriate basis for holding the Auditor-General to account for the performance of his Office during 2009/10.

Hon Dr Lockwood Smith MP
Speaker of the House of Representatives

13 May 2009

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