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Responsible minister

Old Parliament House resided in the Communications and the Arts portfolio during the 2018–19 financial year and is accountable to the outgoing and incoming ministers for the arts: Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, who was Minister for the Arts from 21 September 2015 to 29 May 2019, and the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, who was appointed Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts on 30 May 2019.

In 2018–19:

  • The minister did not give any directions to Old Parliament House.
  • Old Parliament House was not subject to government policy orders under section 22 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act).
  • Old Parliament House had no significant issues relating to noncompliance with the finance law under section 17BE of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014 to report to the minister.

The minister issued a statement of expectations to Old Parliament House in September 2018. The statement outlines the government's expectations about the role and responsibilities of Old Parliament House, its relationship with the government, issues of transparency and accountability and operational matters. Old Parliament House responded with a statement of intent which outlines its high-level priorities and intentions around its role, responsibilities and relationship with government.