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Peace and Non-Violence Commission Bill 2007 [2008]

Part 6 Review of PNVC


55   Review of PNVC

             (1)  A review of the operation, impact and effectiveness of the PNVC is to be conducted by two persons appointed by the Attorney-General from the following categories:

                     (a)  one person who has served as an Australian Ambassador for a period of not less then 10 years and who is retired; and

                     (b)  one person who has held the position of professor of international relations at an Australian university for a period of not less than 10 years.

             (2)  The review must be conducted by the end of 2011, and a written report of the review must be prepared and provided to the Minister.

             (3)  The Minister must cause a copy of the report prepared under subsection (2) to be laid before each House of Parliament within 7 sitting days after the Minister receives the report.

56   Sunset provision

                   This Act ceases to be in force on 30 June 2012.

57   Annual report

             (1)  The PNVC must, within 60 days after the end of each year ending on 30 June, give the Minister a report on its operations during that year, for presentation to the Parliament.

Note:          See also section 34C of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 , which contains additional rules about annual reports.

             (2)  If a person was engaged under section 54 during a year, then the report relating to that year must set out:

                     (a)  the name of the individual or body engaged; and

                     (b)  the manner in which the individual or body assisted in the performance of the PNVC’s functions.

             (3)  The report must contain a summary of:

                     (a)  all recommendations and reports made in accordance with paragraph 8(3)(k); and

                     (b)  all contributions made by the PNVC to negotiations or deliberations relating to treaties, international agreements or matters listed in subsection 8(4).

58   Regulations

                   The Governor-General may make regulations prescribing matters:

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

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