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Thursday, 13 August 2009
Page: 4950

Senator Minchin asked the Minister representing the Prime Minister and other ministers, upon notice, on 10 June 2009:

(1)   How many and which:

(a)   Acts; and

(b)   legislative instruments, including select legislative instruments, statutory rules and regulations, are administered within the Minister’s portfolio.

(2)   With reference to the ‘clean-up’ of redundant and potentially-redundant regulations being coordinated by the Department of Finance and Deregulation, which Acts or legislative instruments have been identified as redundant or potentially-redundant and why.

Senator Chris Evans (Minister for Immigration and Citizenship) —The Prime Minister has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:


(a)   Twenty-there (23) Acts or parts of Acts are administered within the Prime Minister’s portfolio, as set out below: Administrative Arrangements Act 1987 Archives Act 1983 Auditor-General Act 1997 Australian Capital Territory Government Service (Consequential Provisions) Act 1994 Defence Act 1903, Part IIIAAA insofar as it relates to the powers or functions of the Prime Minister as an authorising minister Family Law Act 1975, Part XIVA Flags Act 1953 Freedom of Information Act 1982, except to the extent administered by the Attorney-General Governor-General Act 1974 House of Representatives (Quorum) Act 1989 Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 Law Enforcement (AFP) Professional Standards and Related Matters Act 2006 Office of National Assessments Act 1977 Ombudsman Act 1976 Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (Repeal) Act 1986 Parliamentary Presiding Officers Act 1965 Privacy Act 1988, except to the extent administered by the Attorney-General Public Service Act 1999 Resource Assessment Commission Act 1989 Royal Commissions Act 1902 Royal Powers Act 1953 Royal Style and Titles Act 1973 Senate (Quorum) Act 1991

(b)   I am advised that the Minister representing the Attorney-General will provide in her answer a complete list of legislative instruments and Acts broken down by portfolio.

(2)   Nil.