Federal Register of Legislation - Australian Government

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A Bill for an Act to give effect to certain of Australia’s obligations as a party to the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty, and for related purposes
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Introduced HR 08 Apr 1998

Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Bill 1998
Supplementary Explanatory Memorandum

1998

1998

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

COMPREHENSIVE NUCLEAR TEST-BAN TREATY BILL 1998

SUPPLEMENTARY EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

Amendment to be Moved on Behalf of the Government

CLAUSE 69 DELEGATION BY THE MINISTER

Page 41 (lines 4 to 6) of the Bill - the amendment omits the clause which permits the Minister to delegate all or any of his or her powers under the Act to any person. The amendment substitutes a provision which limits the categories of people to whom the Minister's powers may be delegated to the Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Director of the Australian Comprehensive Test Ban Office and Senior Executive Service officers within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

(Circulated by authority of the Minister for Foreign Affairs,

the Honourable Alexander Downer MP)