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National Disability Insurance Scheme Bill 2013

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2010-2011-2012-2013

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

National Disability Insurance Scheme Bill 2012

 

 

(1)     Page 80 (after line 17), at the end of Part 6, add:

Part 7 Joint Select Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme

   

103A   Parliamentary Joint Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme

             (1)  As soon as practicable after the commencement of the first session of each Parliament, a joint committee of members of the Parliament, to be known as the Parliamentary Joint Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme, is to be appointed according to the practice of the Parliament.

             (2)  The Committee is to consist of 10 members, made up of the following:

                     (a)  2 members of the House of Representatives who are Government members;

                     (b)  2 members of the Senate who are Government members;

                     (c)  2 members of the House of Representatives who are Opposition members;

                     (d)  2 members of the Senate who are Opposition members;

                     (e)  1 member of the House or Representatives or the Senate who is a member of the Australian Greens;

                      (f)  1 member of the House of Representatives or the Senate who is an independent member.

             (3)  A member of the Parliament is not eligible for appointment as a member of the Committee if he or she is:

                     (a)  a Minister; or

                     (b)  the President of the Senate; or

                     (c)  the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

             (4)  A member ceases to hold office:

                     (a)  when the House of Representatives expires by effluxion of time or is dissolved; or

                     (b)  if he or she becomes the holder of an office specified in any of the paragraphs of subsection (3); or

                     (c)  if he or she ceases to be a member of the House of the Parliament by which he or she was appointed; or

                     (d)  if he or she resigns his or her office as provided by subsection (5) or (6).

             (5)  A member appointed by the Senate may resign his or her office by writing signed by him or her and delivered to the President of the Senate.

             (6)  A member appointed by the House of Representatives may resign his or her office by writing signed by him or her and delivered to the Speaker of that House.

             (7)  Subject to the requirements of subsection (2), either House of the Parliament may appoint one of its members to fill a vacancy amongst the members of the Committee appointed by that House.

103B   Powers and proceedings of the Committee

                   All matters relating to the powers and proceedings of the Committee are to be determined by resolution of both Houses of the Parliament.

103C   Functions of the Committee

             (1)  The functions of the Committee are:

                     (a)  to review the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme; and

                     (b)  to review the administration and expenditure of the National Disability Insurance Scheme; and

                     (c)  to review any matter in relation to the National Disability Insurance Scheme referred to the Committee by:

                              (i)  the responsible Minister; or

                             (ii)  a resolution of either House of the Parliament; and

                     (e)  to report the Committee’s comments and recommendations to each House of the Parliament and to the responsible Minister;

                      (f)  such functions as agreed to by resolutions of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

103D   Annual report

                   As soon as practicable after each year ending on 30 June, the Committee must give to the Parliament a report on the activities of the Committee during the year.

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