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A Bill for an Act to provide for an appropriation for the Guarantee Scheme for Large Deposits and Wholesale Funding, and for related purposes
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Registered 26 Nov 2008
Introduced HR 25 Nov 2008

2008

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guarantee Scheme for Large Deposits and Wholesale Funding Appropriation Bill 2008

 

No.      , 2008

 

(Treasury)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to provide for an appropriation for the Guarantee Scheme for Large Deposits and Wholesale Funding, and for related purposes

  

  

  


Contents

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

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

3............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 2

4............ Application within and outside Australia.......................................... 2

5............ Appropriation.................................................................................... 2

6............ Borrowing........................................................................................... 2

 


A Bill for an Act to provide for an appropriation for the Guarantee Scheme for Large Deposits and Wholesale Funding, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Guarantee Scheme for Large Deposits and Wholesale Funding Appropriation Act 2008.

2  Commencement

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

3  Definitions

                   In this Act:

Deed of Guarantee means the Deed of Guarantee in respect of the Australian Government Guarantee Scheme for Large Deposits and Wholesale Funding, executed on behalf of the Commonwealth on 20 November 2008, as that Deed is in force from time to time.

Scheme Rules means the Scheme Rules identified in the Deed of Guarantee, as those Rules are in force from time to time.

4  Application within and outside Australia

                   This Act applies both within and outside Australia.

5  Appropriation

                   The Consolidated Revenue Fund is appropriated for the following purposes:

                     (a)  paying claims under the Deed of Guarantee in accordance with the Scheme Rules;

                     (b)  repaying a borrowing, and paying interest on a borrowing, made under section 6.

6  Borrowing

             (1)  The Minister may, on behalf of the Commonwealth, borrow money for the purposes of paying claims under the Deed of Guarantee in accordance with the Scheme Rules.

             (2)  However, a borrowing in accordance with subsection (1) must not be for a period longer than 24 months.

             (3)  In this section:

borrow includes raise money or obtain credit, whether by dealing in securities or otherwise, but does not include obtain credit in a transaction forming part of the day‑to‑day operations of the Commonwealth.