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Thursday, 24 June 2004
Page: 31612

Bill returned from the Senate with a request for an amendment.

Ordered that the requested amendment be considered forthwith.

Senate's requested amendment—

(1) Page 10 (after line 8), after clause 14, insert:

14A Advertising expenditure

(1) Expenditure must not be made from amounts issued under this Act, or any other Act, for the purposes of an advertising or public information project, where the estimated or contracted cost of the project is $100,000 or more, unless a statement is provided setting out:

(a) the purpose and nature of the project;

(b) the intended recipients of the information to be communicated by the project;

(c) who authorised or is to authorise the project;

(d) the manner in which the project is to be carried out;

(e) who is to carry out the project;

(f) whether the project is to be carried out under a contract;

(g) whether such contract was let by tender;

(h) the estimated or contracted cost of the project;

and certifying that the project conforms with the Audit guidelines.

(2) For the purpose of subsection (1), a statement is provided when a minister:

(a) presents the statement to the Senate; or

(b) presents the statement to the President of the Senate under procedures of the Senate providing for the presentation of documents when the Senate is not sitting.

(3) In subsection (1), Audit guidelines means the principles and guidelines set out in appendix 1 of Report No. 12 of 1998-99 of the Auditor-General.