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Thursday, 2 December 1976

In Committee

Consideration of Senate's amendments.

Clause 2.

(1)   Subject to sub-section (2), this Act shall come into operation on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

Senate 's amendment No. 1 -

In sub-clause ( 1 ), after 'sub-section (2)', insert 'of this section and to sub-section 8(5)'.

Clause 8.

(   1 ) Sections 19A and 19B of the Principal Act are repealed and the following sections substituted: "19B.(l)Where- "19BA.(l)Where- "(5) Where an order is disallowed, or is to be deemed to be disallowed, under a provision of section 48 as applied by sub-section (4), each provision to which the order relates has effect from and including the date of the disallowance as if the disallowed order had not been made.

Senate's amendment No. 2-

In sub-clause (1), after proposed section 19BA, insert the following new section: " ' 19B AA. Where a Department of State of the Commonwealth is abolished and, immediately after its abolition, a Department with the same name as the abolished Department is established-

(a)   the first-mentioned Department shall, for the purposes of section 19B, be deemed not to have been abolished; and

(   b ) that Department and the other Department shall, for the purposes of section 19BA, be deemed to be the same Department".

Senate's amendment No. 3-

After sub-clause (2 ) insert the following new sub-clauses:

(3)   After the commencement of this sub-section-

(a   ) section 40 of the Audit Act 1 90 1 shall have effect as if the words 'at the Treasury' were not included in the section;

(b)   sub-section 55 ( 1) of the Audit Act 1901 shall have effect as if the words 'in the Treasury' were not included in the sub-section;

(c)   section 60 ofthe Audit Act 1901 shall have effect as if, in place of the words 'in the Treasury' in the section, there were substituted the words 'by the Treasurer';

(d)   sub-section 71 (2) of the Audit Act 1901 shall have effect as if, in place of the words 'Secretary to the Department of the Treasury' in paragraph (a) of the sub-section, there were substituted the words 'Secretary to the Department of Finance ';

(e)   the Treasury Regulations in force immediately before the commencement of this sub-section, or those Regulations as amended and in force from time to time after the commencement of this sub-section, may be cited as the finance Regulations or in such other manner as is provided by the Regulations;

(f)   any reference in a law of the Commonwealth or of a Territory, or in an instrument under or having effect for the purposes of such a law, to the Treasury Regulations shall be read as a reference to the Regulations referred to in paragraph (e); and

(g)   any reference in a law of the Commonwealth or of a Territory, or in an instrument under or having effect for the purposes of such a law, to a Commonwealth Sub-Treasury (whether by that name or a similar name) shall, if the Treasurer, after the commencement of this sub-section, establishes under the Regulations referred to in paragraph (e) offices by the name of Accounting Offices, be read, in the case of a reference that is not a reference to a particular SubTreasury, as a reference to an Accounting Office so established and, in the case of a reference to a particular Sub-Treasury, as a reference to the Accounting Office established in place of that Sub-Treasury.

(4)   Provision may be made by regulations under the Audit Act 1901 for and in relation to the application and effect, after the commencement of this sub-section, of any directions given before the commencement of this sub-section by the Secretary to the Department ofthe Treasury under the Regulations referred to in paragraph (3) (e) and of any instrument issued, or act or thing done, before the commencement of this sub-section, being an instrument, act or thing under or having effect for the purposes of the Regulations referred to in paragraph (3) (e) or of those directions.

(5   ) If a Department of State of the Commonwealth by the name of the Department of Finance is not established on or before the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, sub-sections (3) and (4) shall not come into operation until the day on which such a Department is established. ' '.

Title.

A Bill for an Act to amend the Acts Interpretation Bill 1901.

Senate 's amendment No. 4-

After ' 1 90 1 ', insert ', and for other purposes '.







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