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Australian Research Council Amendment Bill 2019

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2019

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

Australian Research Council Amendment Bill 2019

 

 

(1)     Schedule 1, page 3 (after line 11), at the end of the Schedule, add:

4  After section 51

Insert:

51A  Announcements about approval of expenditure on research programs

             (1)  The Minister must, within 21 days after making a determination under paragraph 51(2)(b):

                     (a)  make a public announcement of the determination; and

                     (b)  cause a copy of the announcement to be published on the internet.

             (2)  The Minister must not make an announcement under subsection (1) together with any of the following:

                     (a)  another member of parliament;

                     (b)  a candidate in an election for the Senate or the House of Representatives.

             (3)  An announcement made under subsection (1) is not a legislative instrument.

             (4)  To avoid doubt, subsection (1) applies in addition to subsection 51(3).

             (5)  In this section, member of parliament means:

                     (a)  a senator; or

                     (b)  a member of the House of Representatives; or

                     (c)  a Minister of State who is not a senator or member of the House of Representatives; or

                     (d)  a person who is taken to be the President of the Senate under the Parliamentary Presiding Officers Act 1965 and who is not a senator or member of the House of Representatives; or

                     (e)  a person who is taken to be the Speaker of the House of Representatives under the Parliamentary Presiding Officers Act 1965 and who is not a senator or member of the House of Representatives.

[funding announcements]