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Part 6—Miscellaneous

Part 6 Miscellaneous

   

51   Simplified outline of this Part

•      This Part deals with miscellaneous matters, such as delegations and rules.

52   Delegation by the Finance Minister

             (1)  The Finance Minister may, by writing, delegate any or all of the Finance Minister’s functions or powers under sections 13, 23 and 26 to:

                     (a)  the Secretary of the Finance Department; or

                     (b)  an SES employee, or acting SES employee, in the Finance Department.

Note:          The expressions SES employee and acting SES employee are defined in section 2B of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 .

             (2)  The Finance Minister may, by writing, delegate any or all of the Finance Minister’s powers under section 18 to:

                     (a)  the Secretary of the Finance Department; or

                     (b)  an SES employee, or acting SES employee, in the Finance Department; or

                     (c)  the Chair (within the meaning of section 5 of the Future Fund Act 2006 ); or

                     (d)  an SES employee, or acting SES employee, in the Agency.

Note:          The expressions SES employee and acting SES employee are defined in section 2B of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 .

             (3)  In performing functions, or exercising powers, under a delegation under subsection (1) or (2), the delegate must comply with any directions of the Finance Minister.

53   Delegation by the Treasurer

             (1)  The Treasurer may, by writing, delegate any or all of the Treasurer’s powers under section 13 to:

                     (a)  the Secretary of the Treasury Department; or

                     (b)  an SES employee, or acting SES employee, in the Treasury Department.

Note:          The expressions SES employee and acting SES employee are defined in section 2B of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 .

             (2)  In exercising powers under a delegation under subsection (1), the delegate must comply with any directions of the Treasurer.

54   Delegation by the Indigenous Affairs Minister

             (1)  The Indigenous Affairs Minister may, by writing, delegate any or all of the Indigenous Affairs Minister’s functions under section 22 to:

                     (a)  the Secretary of the Indigenous Affairs Department; or

                     (b)  an SES employee, or acting SES employee, in the Indigenous Affairs Department.

Note:          The expressions SES employee and acting SES employee are defined in section 2B of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 .

             (2)  In performing functions under a delegation under subsection (1), the delegate must comply with any directions of the Indigenous Affairs Minister.

55   Review of operation of Act

                   The responsible Ministers must cause a review of the operation of this Act to be undertaken before the tenth anniversary of the commencement of this section.

56   Rules

             (1)  The Finance Minister may, by legislative instrument, make rules prescribing matters:

                     (a)  required or permitted by this Act to be prescribed by the rules; or

                     (b)  necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act.

             (2)  To avoid doubt, the rules may not do the following:

                     (a)  create an offence or civil penalty;

                     (b)  provide powers of:

                              (i)  arrest or detention; or

                             (ii)  entry, search or seizure;

                     (c)  impose a tax;

                     (d)  set an amount to be appropriated from the Consolidated Revenue Fund under an appropriation in this Act;

                     (e)  directly amend the text of this Act.