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National Film and Sound Archive Bill 2008

Part 5 Planning

   

33   Corporate plan

             (1)  The Board must prepare a corporate plan for the National Film and Sound Archive at least once a year.

             (2)  The plan must cover a period of at least 3 years.

             (3)  The Minister may give the Board written instructions with which the Board must comply in preparing the plan and any variations to the plan.

             (4)  An instruction given under subsection (3) is not a legislative instrument.

34   Contents of corporate plan

             (1)  The plan must include details of the following matters:

                     (a)  a statement of the objectives that the National Film and Sound Archive will pursue;

                     (b)  the strategies and policies that the National Film and Sound Archive will adopt to achieve those objectives;

                     (c)  performance indicators for the assessment of the National Film and Sound Archive’s performance of its functions;

                     (d)  the financial targets and projections for the National Film and Sound Archive;

                     (e)  an analysis of factors likely to affect achievement of targets or create significant financial risk for the National Film and Sound Archive or for the Commonwealth;

                      (f)  a review of performance since the start of the year previous to the year in which the plan is prepared, measured against the most recent plan for any part of that period;

                     (g)  such other matters (if any) as the Minister directs.

             (2)  The plan may include any other matters.

             (3)  If a direction under paragraph (1)(g) is in writing, the direction is not a legislative instrument.

35   Approval of corporate plan by Minister

             (1)  The plan must be given to the Minister for his or her approval before the start of the period to which the plan relates.

             (2)  The Minister may, by written notice given to the Board:

                     (a)  approve the plan; or

                     (b)  request the Board to revise it for the reasons set out in the request.

             (3)  The Board must:

                     (a)  comply with the Minister’s request to revise the plan; and

                     (b)  give the revised plan to the Minister for his or her approval.

             (4)  The plan comes into force on the later of:

                     (a)  the day on which it is approved by the Minister; or

                     (b)  the first day of the period to which it relates.

             (5)  A notice given under subsection (2) is not a legislative instrument.

36   Variation of corporate plan

             (1)  The Board may, at any time, vary a corporate plan, whether or not it has come into force.

             (2)  The Minister may, at any time, request the Board to vary a corporate plan, whether or not it has come into force. The Board must comply with the request.

             (3)  A variation must be given to the Minister for his or her approval.

             (4)  A variation comes into force on the day on which it is approved by the Minister.

             (5)  If a variation of a corporate plan is approved by the Minister after the plan has come into force, the plan continues in force on and after the day on which the variation is approved as so varied.

             (6)  If a request under subsection (2), or an approval under subsection (4), is in writing, the request or approval is not a legislative instrument.