Legislation and policy

Legislative reform

Integrity (Lobbyists) Act 2016

Following Royal Assent being given on 11 July 2016, the IL Act came into effect on 12 December 2016. To assist and support stakeholders to prepare for the implementation of the new framework, we delivered a number of forums to both lobbyists and government officers.

Executive Officer Remuneration (Government Entities) Legislation Amendment Act 2016

To ensure remuneration is more consistent across the sectors, the Executive Officer Remuneration (Government Entities) Legislation Amendment Act 2016 was passed by Parliament in November 2016.

This legislation provides a mechanism to bring the remuneration determination for Chief Executive Officers of listed GTEs within the jurisdiction of the Salaries and Allowances Tribunal.

Supporting subsidiary legislation will be progressed by the Salaries and Allowances Tribunal as required.

Policy advice

Public sector witnesses appearing before Parliamentary Committees

A revised draft of the Public Sector Commissioner’s Circular: 2010-03 Policy for Public Sector Witnesses Appearing Before Parliamentary Committees was forwarded to the presiding officers of Parliament for feedback, which was received after consideration by the Procedures and Privileges Committee of the Legislative Assembly in October 2016. It is proposed the policy be submitted to Government for approval prior to promulgation. 

Guidance for public sector officers standing as candidates for the 2017 State election

The Public Sector Commissioner’s Circular 2016-03: Involvement of public sector employees or officeholders in a State election or by-election was developed and issued to provide guidance to employers and public sector officers who sought to nominate as candidates for the 2017 State election.

Establishment of a Rural Fire Service 

Following the tabling of Reframing Rural Fire Management: Report of the Special Inquiry into the January 2016 Waroona Fire, the Commission assisted the Department of the Premier and Cabinet to advise the Government regarding options relating to the establishment of a Rural Fire Service.

Appearances by the Commissioner before Parliamentary Committees

The Commission continues to provide high-level information and advice to Government to strengthen public sector accountability and transparency. In 2016/17, the Commissioner appeared before the Joint Standing Committee on the Corruption and Crime Commission.

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