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1998-1999-2000

 

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

Australian Research Council Bill 2000

 

 

(Amendments to be moved by Mr Lee)

 

(1)     Clause 6, page 4 (after line 20) after paragraph (c) insert:

                    (ca)  the function of providing advice to the Minister on research matters on the ARC's own motion; and

(2)     Clause 6, page 4, after line 29, after subsection (4), add:

             (5)  The Minister shall cause a copy of any requests made under subsection (2) to be laid before each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of that House after the day on which the request was made.

(3)     Clause 52, page 29 (after line 31), after subsection (4) add:

             (5)  If the Minister does not approve a recommendation under subsection (1), the Minister shall, as soon as practicable, cause to be laid before each House of the Parliament a report detailing:

                     (a)  for each of the proposals recommended but not approved for funding:

                              (i)  the name of the organisation seeking financial assistance for the proposal;

                             (ii)  a description of the research program;

                            (iii)  the name and title of the person leading the research program; and

                            (iv)  a statement of reasons why the proposal was not approved for funding; and

                     (b)  names of all persons who or organisations which provided advice to the Minister in respect of each of the proposals recommended but not approved for funding.

             (6)  If the Minister approves for funding any proposal other than those recommended under subsection (1), the Minister shall, as soon as practicable, cause to be laid before each House of Parliament, a report detailing:

                     (a)  or each of the proposals approved but not recommended under subsection (1) for funding:

                              (i)  the name of the organisation seeking financial assistance for the proposal;

                             (ii)  a description of the research program;

                            (iii)  the name and title of the person leading the research program; and

                            (iv)  a statement of reasons why the proposal was approved for funding; and

                     (b)  names of all persons who or organisations which provided advice to the Minister in respect of each of the proposals approved for funding.

 

 

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