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Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................ 1

2............ Commencement.................................................................................. 1

3............ Schedule(s).......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Amendment of Act                                                                                      3

Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986                                              3

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Amendment Act 1999 .

2   Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent or on 1 July 1999, whichever last occurs.

3   Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.



 

   

Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986

1  Subsection 3(1) (definition of Fund )

Repeal the definition.

2  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

National Cultural Heritage Account means the Account established by section 25.

3  Subparagraph 16(a)(iv)

Omit “Fund”, substitute “National Cultural Heritage Account”.

4  Heading to Part IV

Repeal the heading, substitute:

5  Section 25

Repeal the section, substitute:

25   Establishment of National Cultural Heritage Account

             (1)  There is hereby established the National Cultural Heritage Account.

             (2)  The Account is a Special Account for the purposes of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 .

25A   Credits to Account

             (1)  There may be credited to the National Cultural Heritage Account any money appropriated by the Parliament for an outcome of the Department.

             (2)  There must be credited to the National Cultural Heritage Account:

                     (a)  amounts equal to all money received from a State or Territory, or from an authority of a State or Territory, for the purposes of the Account; and

                     (b)  amounts equal to all money received, whether by way of gift, bequest or otherwise, for the purposes of the Account; and

                     (c)  if amounts are debited from the Account for the purpose of investment—amounts equal to the interest generated by the investment.

25B   Purpose of Account

                   Amounts standing to the credit of the National Cultural Heritage Account may be expended for the purpose of facilitating the acquisition of Australian protected objects for display or safe-keeping.

6  Subsection 26(1)

Omit “Fund”, substitute “National Cultural Heritage Account”.

7  Subsection 47(1)

Omit all words after “this Act”, substitute “during the year that ended on that 30 June”.

8  Subsections 47(2) and (3)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (2)  The Minister must cause a copy of the report to be laid before each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of that House after the Minister receives it.

9  Application of items 7 and 8

Whether this Act commences on 1 July 1999 or on a later date, the amendments of the Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986 made by items 7 and 8 apply in relation to the financial year commencing on 1 July 1999 and each subsequent financial year.