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Infrastructure Australia Amendment (National Broadband Network and Other Projects) Bill 2009

2008-2009

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

Infrastructure Australia Amendment (National Broadband Network and Other Projects) Bill 2009

 

No.      , 2009

 

(Senator Minchin)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Infrastructure Australia Act 2008 to ensure proper assessment of the proposed National Broadband Network and other projects, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Objects................................................................................................ 1

4............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendment relating to a proposed National Broadband Network               1

Infrastructure Australia Act 2008                                                                             1

Schedule 2—Amendment relating to the functions of Infrastructure Australia 1

Infrastructure Australia Act 2008                                                                             1

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Infrastructure Australia Act 2008 to ensure proper assessment of the proposed National Broadband Network and other projects, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Infrastructure Australia Amendment (National Broadband Network and Other Projects) Act 2009 .

2   Commencement

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

3   Objects

                   The objects of this Act are:

                     (a)  to ensure that the Government’s proposal to spend up to $43 billion to build and operate a National Broadband Network is assessed by Infrastructure Australia, in accordance with its functions to provide advice on nationally significant infrastructure; and

                     (b)  to provide that either House of the Parliament may refer projects to Infrastructure Australia for assessment.

4  Schedule(s)

                   Each Act 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.