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Overseas Aid (Millennium Development Goals) Bill 2013

2010-2011-2012-2013

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overseas Aid (Millennium Development Goals) Bill 2013

 

No.      , 2013

 

(Senator Rhiannon)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to require Australia to meet United Nations targets for official development assistance and to establish an Independent Commissioner on Aid Effectiveness, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              2

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 2

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2

3............ Objects................................................................................................ 2

4............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 2

Part 2—United Nations targets for official development assistance        4

5............ Targets for official development assistance—up to and including 2020-21 financial year        4

6............ Annual statement................................................................................. 4

7............ United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals............................... 5

Part 3—Independent Commissioner on Aid Effectiveness                           6

8............ Establishment of role of Commissioner.............................................. 6

9 ............ Commissioner has privileges and immunities of the Crown............... 6

10.......... Functions of the Commissioner.......................................................... 6

11.......... Reports to be tabled in Parliament....................................................... 7

12.......... Appointment....................................................................................... 7

13.......... Term of appointment........................................................................... 7

14.......... Acting Commissioner......................................................................... 7

15.......... Remuneration...................................................................................... 7

16.......... Leave of absence................................................................................. 8

17.......... Disclosure of interests to the Minister................................................. 8

18.......... Outside employment........................................................................... 8

19.......... Other terms and conditions................................................................. 8

20.......... Resignation......................................................................................... 8

21.......... Termination of appointment................................................................ 9

22.......... Delegation........................................................................................... 9

23.......... Staff.................................................................................................. 10

24.......... Consultants....................................................................................... 10

25.......... Annual report.................................................................................... 10

Part 4—Other amendment                                                                                              12

26.......... Appropriation.................................................................................... 12



A Bill for an Act to require Australia to meet United Nations targets for official development assistance and to establish an Independent Commissioner on Aid Effectiveness, and for related purposes

 

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