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MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE—COMMONWEALTH SERVICES DELIVERY AGENCY BILL 1996

The following message from the Senate was reported:

Message No. 197

Mr Speaker

The Senate returns to the House of Representatives the bill for An Act to establish an agency for the provision of certain Commonwealth services, and for related purposes, and acquaints the House that the Senate has agreed to the bill with the amendments indicated by the annexed schedule, in which amendments the Senate requests the concurrence of the House of Representatives.

MARGARET REID

President

The Senate

26 March 1997

Ordered—That the amendments be considered forthwith.

SCHEDULE OF THE AMENDMENTS MADE BY THE SENATE

(1) Clause 14, page 8 (after line 5), after subclause (1), insert:

 (1A) Particulars of any notifications given by the Minister under this section in a financial year must be included in the annual report for the Agency for that year.

(2) Clause 30, page 15 (after line 12), after subclause (1), insert:

 (1A) The Board must not make a determination under subsection (1) before it has obtained advice from the Remuneration Tribunal in
relation to the terms and conditions, including remuneration and allowances, on which the Chief Executive Officer is to hold office.

 (1B) Particulars of any advice obtained from the Remuneration Tribunal under this section in a financial year must be included in the annual report for the Agency for that year.

(3) Clause 35, page 17 (lines 12 to 14), omit subclause (3).

On the motion of Mr Ruddock (Minister representing the Minister for Social Security), the amendments were agreed to, after debate.