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National Health and Medical Research Council Amendment Bill 2006

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The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia





National Health and Medical Research Council Amendment Bill 2006





(1)     Schedule 1, item 69, page 25 (line 13), omit “after consulting appropriately”, substitute “subject to subsection (2A)”.

(2)     Schedule 1, item 69, page 25 (after line 25), after subsection 41(2), insert:

          (2A)  The Minister must by writing determine a code of practice, for selecting a person to be appointed in accordance with this section, that sets out general principles on which the selections are to be made, including but not limited to:

                     (a)  merit; and

                     (b)  independent scrutiny of appointments; and

                     (c)  probity; and

                     (d)  openness and transparency.

          (2B)  After determining a code of practice under subsection (2A), the Minister must publish the code in the Gazette .

          (2C)  Not later than every fifth anniversary after a code of practice has been determined, the Minister must review the code.

          (2D)  In reviewing a code of practice, the Minister must invite the public to comment on the code.

          (2E)  A code of practice determined under subsection (2A) is a legislative instrument for the purposes of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 .

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