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Australia Council Bill 2013

2010-2011-2012-2013

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As read a third time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Australia Council Bill 2013

 

No.      , 2013

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to provide for a Council for purposes connected with the support and promotion of the arts, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

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

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

3............ Simplified outline................................................................................ 2

4............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 3

5............ Extended geographic application of this Act....................................... 4

6............ Constitutional basis............................................................................. 4

Part 2—The Australia Council                                                                                       6

7............ Establishment...................................................................................... 6

8............ Constitution of the Council................................................................. 6

9............ Functions............................................................................................ 6

10.......... Powers................................................................................................ 7

11.......... Matters to be taken into account by Council........................................ 8

12.......... Ministerial directions........................................................................... 8

13.......... Council does not have privileges and immunities of the Crown.......... 9

Part 3—The Board of the Australia Council                                                       10

Division 1—The Board                                                                                               10

14.......... Establishment.................................................................................... 10

15.......... Role................................................................................................... 10

16.......... Membership...................................................................................... 10

Division 2—Terms and conditions of appointed Board members       11

17.......... Appointment of Board members....................................................... 11

18.......... Acting Board members..................................................................... 11

19.......... Remuneration.................................................................................... 13

20.......... Leave................................................................................................. 13

21.......... Resignation....................................................................................... 13

22.......... Termination....................................................................................... 14

23.......... Other terms and conditions............................................................... 14

Division 3—Procedures of the Board                                                                 15

24.......... Convening of meetings..................................................................... 15

25.......... Quorum............................................................................................. 15

26.......... Presiding at meetings........................................................................ 15

27.......... Voting at meetings............................................................................ 16

28.......... Minutes............................................................................................. 16

29.......... Conduct of meetings......................................................................... 16

30.......... Decisions without meetings.............................................................. 16

Part 4—Committees                                                                                                             18

31.......... Committees....................................................................................... 18

32.......... Remuneration and allowances........................................................... 18

Part 5—CEO, staff and consultants                                                                          20

Division 1—Chief Executive Officer                                                                   20

33.......... Establishment.................................................................................... 20

34.......... Role................................................................................................... 20

35.......... Appointment..................................................................................... 20

36.......... Acting CEO...................................................................................... 21

37.......... Other employment............................................................................. 21

38.......... Remuneration.................................................................................... 21

39.......... Leave................................................................................................. 22

40.......... Resignation....................................................................................... 22

41.......... Termination....................................................................................... 22

42.......... Other terms and conditions............................................................... 23

Division 2—Staff and consultants                                                                         24

43.......... Staff.................................................................................................. 24

44.......... Consultants....................................................................................... 24

Part 6—Planning                                                                                                                   25

45.......... Corporate plan................................................................................... 25

Part 7—Finance                                                                                                                     27

46.......... Money payable to the Council........................................................... 27

47.......... Application of money by the Council................................................ 27

48.......... Restrictions on financial transactions................................................ 27

49.......... Investment......................................................................................... 28

50.......... Taxation............................................................................................ 28

Part 8—Other matters                                                                                                        30

51.......... Extra reporting requirements............................................................. 30

52.......... Rules................................................................................................. 30

 



This Bill originated in the House of Representatives; and, having this day passed, is now ready for presentation to the Senate for its concurrence.

B.C. WRIGHT

Clerk of the House of Representatives

House of Representatives

16 May 2013

 

A Bill for an Act to provide for a Council for purposes connected with the support and promotion of the arts, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts: