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Australian Research Council Bill 2000

Part 1 Preliminary


1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Australian Research Council Act 2001 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Subject to subsection (2), this Act commences on a day to be fixed by Proclamation.

             (2)  If this Act does not commence under subsection (1) within the period of 6 months beginning on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent, it commences on the first day after the end of that period.

3   Objects of Act

                   The objects of this Act are:

                     (a)  to establish a body:

                              (i)  that will provide the Minister with high quality advice about matters related to research; and

                             (ii)  that will make high quality recommendations to the Minister in relation to which research programs should receive financial assistance under Division 1 of Part 7; and

                            (iii)  that will administer the regimes of financial assistance provided for in Divisions 1 and 2 of Part 7; and

                     (b)  to provide for the funding of research programs.

4   Definitions

                   In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears:

Account means the ARC Research Endowment Account established by section 62.

appointed member means a member of the Board referred to in paragraph 12(a) or (c).

ARC means the Australian Research Council established by section 5.

Board means the Board of the ARC.

Board member means a member of the Board (including the Chair).

CEO means the Chief Executive Officer of the ARC.

Chair means the Chair of the Board.

research program means:

                     (a)  a program of research; or

                     (b)  a program that supports the conduct of a program of research.