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Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Account Bill 2001

Part 1 Preliminary

   

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Account Act 2001 .

2   Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

3   Object of this Act

                   The object of this Act is to establish the Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Account to provide, by 1 July 2005, at least $115 million to the Foundation, or one or more replacement bodies, to be expended on one or more of the following purposes:

                     (a)  to prevent alcohol and other licit substance abuse, including petrol sniffing, particularly among vulnerable population groups such as indigenous Australians and youth;

                     (b)  to support evidence-based alcohol and other licit substance abuse treatment, rehabilitation, research and prevention programs;

                     (c)  to promote community education encouraging responsible consumption of alcohol and highlighting the dangers of licit substance abuse;

                     (d)  to promote public awareness of the work of the Foundation or body and raise funds from the private sector for the ongoing work of the Foundation or body;

                     (e)  to provide funding grants to organisations with appropriate community linkages to deliver the services referred to in the above paragraphs.

4   Definitions

                   In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears:

Account means the Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Account established under section 5.

Foundation means the Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation Limited or the Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation.

funding agreement means an agreement made under section 9 or 12.

replacement body means a body in relation to which a determination under subsection 11(1) is in force.