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Emergency Response Fund Amendment (Disaster Ready Fund) Bill 2022

2022

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Emergency Response Fund Amendment (Disaster Ready Fund) Bill 2022

 

No.      , 2022

 

(Finance)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Emergency Response Fund Act 2019 , and for other purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................ 1

2............ Commencement.................................................................................. 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

4............ Consequential amendments of the Emergency Response Fund Investment Mandate Direction 2020     2

Schedule 1—Amendments commencing on a day to be fixed by Proclamation 4

Part 1—General amendments                                                                                    4

Emergency Response Fund Act 2019                                                                        4

Part 2—Consequential amendments                                                                    28

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land and Sea Future Fund Act 2018 28

COAG Reform Fund Act 2008                                                                                  28

DisabilityCare Australia Fund Act 2013                                                                29

Future Drought Fund Act 2019                                                                                29

Future Fund Act 2006                                                                                                29

Medical Research Future Fund Act 2015                                                               34

Part 3—Transitional and application provisions                                            35

Schedule 2—Amendments commencing on 1 July 2023                              36

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                   36

Emergency Response Fund Act 2019                                                                      36

Part 2—Transitional provisions                                                                              38

 

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Emergency Response Fund Act 2019 , and for other purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Emergency Response Fund Amendment (Disaster Ready Fund) Act 2022 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 4 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

3.  Schedule 2

1 July 2023.

1 July 2023

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

4   Consequential amendments of the Emergency Response Fund Investment Mandate Direction 2020

             (1)  During the period:

                     (a)  beginning at the commencement of this section; and

                     (b)  ending immediately before the commencement of Schedule 1 to this Act;

the responsible Ministers may, by legislative instrument, make the following amendments of the Emergency Response Fund Investment Mandate Direction 2020 :

                     (c)  in section 1 of that Direction, omitting “ Emergency Response Fund ” and substituting “ Disaster Ready Fund ”;

                     (d)  in section 3 of that Direction, omitting “made under the Emergency Response Fund Act 2019 ”and substituting “in force under the Disaster Ready Fund Act 2019 ”;

                     (e)  in the definition of Act in section 4 of that Direction, omitting “ Emergency Response Fund Act 2019 ” and substituting “ Disaster Ready Fund Act 2019 ”;

                      (f)  in the definition of Fund in section 4 of that Direction, omitting “Emergency Response Fund” and substituting “Disaster Ready Fund”.

             (2)  An instrument made under subsection (1) of this section must not take effect before the commencement of Schedule 1 to this Act.

             (3)  Section 42 of the Emergency Response Fund Act 2019 (which deals with consultation) applies to the making of an instrument under subsection (1) of this section in a corresponding way to the way in which it applies to the giving of a direction under subsection 39(1) of that Act.

             (4)  This section does not, by implication, limit the application of subsection 33(3) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 to any other power to make an instrument.

             (5)  For the purposes of this section, responsible Ministers has the same meaning as in the Emergency Response Fund Act 2019 .