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Financial Framework Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 4) 2012

Originating house
House of Representatives
Finance and Deregulation


Amends the: Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 to replace references to ‘Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines’ with ‘guidelines in relation to procurement’; Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 to enable the Director of National Parks to enter into contracts with a threshold of $1 million without seeking the minister’s approval; Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989 to establish a special appropriation for the purpose of making remissions or refunds of import levies and manufacture levies, including those related to synthetic greenhouse gas management equipment; Papua New Guinea (Staffing Assistance) Act 1973 to establish a framework for dealing with overpayments, and to address instances where payments are made from an appropriation to recipients, that are not, in practice, consistent with the requirements or preconditions imposed by the Act and risk breaching section 83 of the Constitution; and Public Accounts and Audit Committee Act 1951 to reflect gender neutral terms.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 29/11/12  
Second reading moved 29/11/12  
Referred to Federation Chamber 05/02/13  
Second reading debate 06/02/13  
Second reading agreed to 06/02/13  
Reported from Federation Chamber 06/02/13  
Third reading agreed to 06/02/13  
Introduced and read a first time 07/02/13  
Second reading moved 07/02/13  
Second reading debate 28/02/13  
Second reading agreed to 28/02/13  
Third reading agreed to 28/02/13  
Text of bill as passed both Houses 28/02/13  
Assent 14/03/13 Act no.: 8 - Year: 2013

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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