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1998-1999-2000-2001

 

 

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUSTRALIAN RESEARCH COUNCIL BILL 2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUPPLEMENTARY EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amendments to be moved on behalf of the Government

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Circulated by authority of the Minister for Education, Training and Youth Affairs

the Hon Dr David Kemp MP)

 



 

AUSTRALIAN RESEARCH COUNCIL BILL 2000

 

 

 

OUTLINE

 

These amendments provide the Board of the Australian Research Council (ARC) with the power, subject to certain conditions, to initiate inquiries on matters related to research.  The Objects clause of the Bill is also amended to reflect this power.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT

There is no financial impact.

 



AUSTRALIAN RESEARCH COUNCIL BILL 2000

 

NOTES ON AMENDMENTS

 

Amendment 1

 

Amends paragraph 3(a)(i) to remove from the objects of the Act the constraint that ARC advice only be provided “at the request of the Minister”.

 

 

Amendment 2

 

Substitutes a new clause 9 extending the ARC Board’s functions to permit the Board to conduct inquiries on its own motion after consultation with the Minister, but not if this would prejudice the ARC’s other functions.