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A Bill for an Act to amend the Charter of Budget Honesty Act 1998, and for related purposes
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Registered 24 Aug 2011
Introduced HR 22 Aug 2011
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2010‑2011

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Charter of Budget Honesty Amendment Bill 2011

 

No.      , 2011

 

(Mr Hockey)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Charter of Budget Honesty Act 1998, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

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

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

3............ Schedule.............................................................................................. 2

Schedule 1—Charter of Budget Honesty Act 1998                                           3

 


 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Charter of Budget Honesty Act 1998, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Charter of Budget Honesty Amendment Act 2011.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

The day on which Part 2 of the Parliamentary Budget Office Act 2011 commences.

However, if Part 2 of that Act does not commence within 24 months after the Act receives the Royal Assent, these provisions do not commence at all.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in Column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3  Schedule

                   The Charter of Budget Honesty Act 1998 is amended as set out in Schedule 1.


 

Schedule 1Charter of Budget Honesty Act 1998

  

1  Subclause 3(1) of Schedule 1 (definition of Leader of the Opposition)

Repeal the definition.

2  Subclause 29(1) of Schedule 1

Repeal the subclause, substitute:

             (1)  During the caretaker period for a general election the Prime Minister may request the responsible Secretaries to prepare costings of publicly announced Government policies.

3  Subclauses 29(3) and (4) of Schedule 1

Repeal the subclauses.

4  Subclause 29(5) of Schedule 1

Repeal the subclause, substitute:

             (5)  The Prime Minister may, at any time, by notice in writing given to the responsible Secretaries, withdraw a request that he or she has made.

5  Subclause 30(3) of Schedule 1

Omit “or the Leader of the Opposition (as the case requires)”.

6  Subclause 31(1) of Schedule 1 (note 2)

Omit “29(4)”, substitute “29(5)”.