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2008-2009

 

 

 

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

 

 

SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL PREVENTIVE HEALTH AGENCY BILL 2009

 

 

 

 

CORRECTION TO THE

 

 EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Circulated by authority of the Minister for Health and Ageing, the Hon Nicola Roxon, MP)

 



Clause 41 - Meetings of the Advisory Council

Page 17, line 9, after “ 2003. ”, insert “This provision is merely declaratory and included for the avoidance of doubt.”

 

Clause 42 - Committees

Page 18, line 3, after “ 2003 .”, insert “This provision is merely declaratory and included for the avoidance of doubt.”

 

Clause 43 - Development of strategic plan

Page 18, line 25, after “ 2003 .”, insert “This provision is merely declaratory and included for the avoidance of doubt.”

 

Clause 46 - Development of annual operational plan

Page 19, line 45, after “ 2003 .”, insert “This provision is merely declaratory and included for the avoidance of doubt.”

 

Clause 51 - Credits to the Account

Page 21, line 18, after “12”, insert “. Section 12 provides the CEO with the ability to charge fees to recover costs (e.g. staff costs) associated with providing advice or recommendations to a State or Territory government or the Australian Local Government Association upon request, as provided for through paragraph 11(1)(c).  Further, this provision applies to additional functions conferred by the Minister, with the agreement of the Ministerial Conference, under paragraph 11(1)(k)” 

 

Page 21, line 20, after “Act”, insert “. For instance, in performing his or her functions the CEO may be required to have the capability to manage pooled funds, as other organisations such as State and Territory governments, industry, non-governmental organisations and the community sector may wish to contribute financially to the ANPHA’s operations”

 

Page 21, line 22, omit “account”, substitute “Account”.

 

Page 21, line 28, after “appropriation.”, insert “It is not possible to place limitations on the credits to Special Account under clause 51 as contributions from other organisations may be one-off in nature, time limited or vary significantly from year to year.  The amounts to be credited and debited to the Special Account will be subject to Parliamentary scrutiny.  Current processes for Parliamentary scrutiny include the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs, the Health and Ageing Portfolio Budget Statement, the Australian National Preventive Health Agency Annual Report, the Consolidated Financial Statements and Budget Paper No. 4: Agency Resourcing.”