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Health Workforce Australia Bill 2009

Part 6 Other matters


40   How the Ministerial Conference gives agreement etc.

                   The Ministerial Conference is to give its agreement or a direction, or to make a request, for the purposes of a provision of this Act by resolution of the Conference passed in accordance with the procedures determined by the Conference.

41   Taxation

                   Health Workforce Australia is not subject to taxation under any law of the Commonwealth or of a State or Territory.

42   Constitutional operation

                   Without limiting its effect apart from this section, this Act also has the effect it would have if the functions and powers of Health Workforce Australia were confined to functions and powers that were to be performed and exercised only:

                     (a)  in relation to a corporation to which paragraph 51(xx) of the Constitution applies; or

                     (b)  for purposes relating to the collection of statistics; or

                     (c)  for purposes relating to:

                              (i)  the provision of pharmaceutical, sickness and hospital benefits; or

                             (ii)  the provision of medical or dental services; or

                            (iii)  the provision of benefits to students; or

                     (d)  in relation to a Territory; or

                     (e)  for purposes relating to the expenditure of money appropriated for the purposes of the Commonwealth; or

                      (f)  for purposes relating to the granting of financial assistance to a State or Territory on such terms and conditions as the Parliament thinks fit; or

                     (g)  for purposes relating to the implied power of the Parliament to make laws with respect to nationhood; or

                     (h)  for purposes relating to the executive power of the Commonwealth; or

                      (i)  for purposes relating to matters incidental to the execution of any of the legislative powers of the Parliament or the executive powers of the Commonwealth.

43   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.