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International Aid (Promoting Gender Equality) Bill 2015

Part 1 Preliminary

   

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the International Aid (Promoting Gender Equality) Act 2015 .

2   Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent .

3   Definitions

                   In this Act:

Commonwealth aid official means an officer or employee of the Commonwealth (including a Minister) who has powers, functions or responsibilities that relate to the provision of official development assistance or humanitarian assistance.

humanitarian assistance means international aid (however described) provided for the purpose of alleviating the effects of a natural or human-caused disaster or other emergency on the population of one or more foreign countries.

Minister for F oreign Affairs means the Minister administering the Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities Act 1967 .

official development assistance means bilateral or multilateral international aid (however described) provided for the purpose of:

                     (a)  furthering development in one or more foreign countries; or

                     (b)  improving the welfare of the population of one or more foreign countries.