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A Bill for an Act to amend the Australian Research Council Act 2001, and for related purposes
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Registered 15 Nov 2018
Introduced Senate 15 Nov 2018
Table of contents.

2016‑2017‑2018

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Australian Research Council Amendment (Ensuring Research Independence) Bill 2018

 

No.      , 2018

 

(Senator Faruqi)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Australian Research Council Act 2001, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

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

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

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                3

Australian Research Council Act 2001                                                                   3

 

 


A Bill for an Act to amend the Australian Research Council Act 2001, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act is the Australian Research Council Amendment (Ensuring Research Independence) Act 2018.

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

Provisions

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 after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted.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  Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Australian Research Council Act 2001

1  Subsection 51(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (1)  The Minister must, in writing, approve a proposal for expenditure by an organisation (the approved organisation) on a research program (the approved program) as a proposal deserving financial assistance under this Division in respect of a year to which this Division applies, or in respect of each of 2 or more such years, if the CEO makes a recommendation under section 52 that a proposal should be approved under this section.

          (1A)  Subsections (1) and (1A) apply subject to section 53.

2  After subsection 51(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  The amounts mentioned in paragraphs (2)(a) and (b) must be no less than the amounts recommended by the CEO under paragraph 52(1)(b).

3  Subsection 52(4)

Repeal the subsection (not including the note).