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Textile, Clothing and Footwear Strategic Investment Program Bill 1999

1998-99

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Textile, Clothing and Footwear Strategic Investment Program Bill 1999

 

No.      , 1999

 

(Industry, Science and Resources)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act about the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Strategic Investment Program, and for other purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Introduction                                                                                                               1

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

2............ Commencement.................................................................................. 2

3............ Simplified outline................................................................................ 2

4............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 3

5............ Continuity of partnerships................................................................. 4

6............ Crown to be bound............................................................................. 4

7............ External Territories............................................................................. 4

Part 2—TCF (SIP) scheme                                                                                                 5

Division 1—General provisions                                                                               5

8............ TCF (SIP) scheme.............................................................................. 5

9............ $700 million cap................................................................................. 5

Division 2—General policy objectives for the scheme                                6

10.......... General policy objectives for the scheme........................................... 6

11.......... Types of grants.................................................................................. 6

12.......... Duration of scheme............................................................................. 7

13.......... Grants to be made in arrears............................................................... 8

14.......... Cap for grants in respect of TCF value-adding.................................. 9

15.......... Sales-based cap for grants................................................................. 10

Division 3—Registration for the purposes of the scheme                       12

16.......... Registration for the purposes of the scheme.................................... 12

Division 4—Strategic business plans and audited accounts                   13

17.......... Strategic business plans.................................................................... 13

18.......... Audited accounts.............................................................................. 13

Division 5—Other matters relating to the scheme                                     14

19.......... Scheme may confer administrative powers on the Secretary........... 14

20.......... Reconsideration and review of decisions.......................................... 14

21.......... Statement to accompany notification of decisions........................... 15

22.......... Guarantees relating to payment of scheme debts............................. 16

23.......... Non-arm’s length transactions.......................................................... 16

24.......... Grant by way of bounty.................................................................. 17

25.......... Grants to be inalienable.................................................................... 17

26.......... Miscellaneous matters...................................................................... 17

27.......... Ancillary or incidental provisions.................................................... 18

28.......... Scheme-making power not limited.................................................... 18

29.......... Fee must not amount to taxation...................................................... 18

30.......... Variation of scheme.......................................................................... 18

31.......... Scheme to be a disallowable instrument........................................... 18

32.......... Appropriation.................................................................................. 19

Part 3—Supplementation of the Regional Assistance Program                  20

33.......... Supplementation of the Regional Assistance Program..................... 20

Part 4—Information-gathering powers                                                                      21

34.......... Secretary may obtain information and documents........................... 21

35.......... Copying documents—reasonable compensation.............................. 22

36.......... Self-incrimination.............................................................................. 22

37.......... Copies of documents........................................................................ 23

38.......... Secretary may retain documents....................................................... 23

Part 5—Recovery of scheme debts                                                                             24

39.......... Repayments of conditional grants.................................................... 24

40.......... Scheme debts are debts due to the Commonwealth.......................... 24

41.......... Recovery by legal proceedings......................................................... 24

42.......... Recovery by set-off.......................................................................... 24

43.......... Commonwealth may collect money from a person who owes money to an entity                25

Part 6—Offences                                                                                                                    28

44.......... Application of Criminal Code .......................................................... 28

45.......... False or misleading information........................................................ 28

46.......... False or misleading evidence............................................................. 28

47.......... False or misleading documents......................................................... 29

Part 7—Miscellaneous                                                                                                        30

48.......... Delegation......................................................................................... 30

49.......... Uniformity of bounties..................................................................... 31

50.......... International obligations................................................................... 32

51.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 33

 



A Bill for an Act about the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Strategic Investment Program, and for other purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts: