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Higher Education Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2002
Schedule 2 Amendment of the Australian Research Council Act 2001

Part 1 Variation of financial assistance

1  Paragraph 48(c)

Omit “2003.”, substitute “2003;”.

2  At the end of section 48

Add:

                     (d)  the year 2004;

                     (e)  the year 2005.

3  Paragraphs 49(b) and (c)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (b)  for the year 2002—$272,423,000; and

                     (c)  for the year 2003—$339,617,000; and

                     (d)  for the year 2004—$386,151,000; and

                     (e)  for the year 2005—$442,380,000.



 

Part 2 Committees

4  Section 4

Insert:

designated committee means a committee established under section 30 wholly or partly to assist in carrying out the functions of the ARC or the Board under section 52.

5  Subsections 30(1) and (2)

Omit “, with the approval of the Minister,”.

6  At the end of section 30

Add:

             (3)  Subsections (1) and (2) have effect subject to subsection (4).

             (4)  The Board must not:

                     (a)  establish a designated committee; or

                     (b)  dissolve a designated committee;

unless the Board has obtained the approval of the Minister.

7  Subsection 32(1)

Omit “and (3)”, substitute “, (3) and (7)”.

8  Subsection 32(1)

Omit “with the approval of the Minister”.

9  Subsection 32(5)

Omit “subsection (6)”, substitute “subsections (6) and (7)”.

10  Subsection 32(5)

Omit “, with the approval of the Minister,”.

11  At the end of section 32

Add:

             (7)  The Board must not:

                     (a)  appoint a person as a member of a designated committee; or

                     (b)  designate a member of a designated committee as the Chair of the committee;

unless the Board has obtained the approval of the Minister.

12  Subsections 33(1) and (2)

Omit “with the approval of the Minister”.

13  Subsection 33(4)

Omit “, with the approval of the Minister,”.

14  At the end of section 33

Add:

             (5)  The Board must not:

                     (a)  make a determination under subsection (1) or (2) in relation to a member of a designated committee; or

                     (b)  terminate the appointment of a member of a designated committee;

unless the Board has obtained the approval of the Minister.

 

 

 

[ Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 20 February 2002

Senate on 22 August 2002 ]

(37/02)