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Research Agencies Legislation Amendment Bill 2002
Schedule 2 Amendment of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation Act 1987

Part 1 Functions and powers

1  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

application and use means:

                     (a)  nuclear application and use; or

                     (b)  non-nuclear application and use.

2  At the end of subparagraph 5(1)(a)(i)

Add “and”.

3  After subparagraph 5(1)(a)(i)

Insert:

                            (ia)  the application and use of nuclear science and nuclear technology; and

4  At the end of paragraph 5(1)(a)

Add “and”.

5  Paragraph 5(1)(b)

Omit “utilisation”, substitute “use”.

6  At the end of paragraphs 5(1)(b) and (ba)

Add “and”.

7  Paragraph 5(1)(c)

Omit “provide and sell goods (whether produced by the Organisation or purchased or otherwise acquired by the Organisation) and services”, substitute “produce, acquire, provide and sell goods, and to provide services, that are”.

8  After subparagraph 5(1)(c)(ia)

Insert:

                            (ib)  in connection with nuclear science and nuclear technology; or

                            (ic)  in connection with the application and use of nuclear science and nuclear technology; or

9  At the end of paragraphs 5(1)(c) and (d)

Add “and”.

10  Paragraph 5(1)(e)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (e)  to provide advice on aspects of:

                              (i)  nuclear science and nuclear technology; and

                             (ii)  the application and use of nuclear science and nuclear technology; and

                            (iii)  other matters related to its activities; and

11  Paragraph 5(1)(ea)

Omit “and facilities” (first occurring), substitute “, facilities, resources and property”.

12  Subparagraph 5(1)(ea)(iii)

After “land”, insert “, buildings”.

13  At the end of paragraphs 5(1)(ea), (f), (g), (h) and (j)

Add “and”.

14  At the end of section 6

Add:

             (3)  To avoid doubt, the Organisation has the power to construct buildings and facilities for the sole purpose of performing the function referred to in paragraph 5(1)(ea).

15  Transitional—pre-commencement functions and powers

In determining the functions and powers that the Organisation had before the commencement of this item, the amendments made by this Part are to be disregarded.



 

Part 2 Contracts

16  Section 31

Omit “exceeding $5,000,000.”, substitute:

exceeding:

                     (a)  $5 million; or

                     (b)  if a higher amount is specified in the regulations—that higher amount.

(83/02)

 

 

 

 

[ Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 21 March 2002

Senate on 19 August 2002 ]