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SR 2001 No. 253 Regulations as made
Principal Regulations
Administered by: Prime Minister and Cabinet
General Comments: This instrument was backcaptured in accordance with Section 36 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003
Registered 01 Jan 2005
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR12-Feb-2002
Tabled Senate12-Feb-2002
Gazetted 28 Sep 2001
Date of repeal 01 Oct 2019
Repealed by Sunsetting

Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Regulations 2001 2001 No. 253

EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

Statutory Rules 2001 No. 253

Issued by the authority of the Minister for Education, Training and Youth Affairs

Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Act 2000

Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Regulations 2001

Section 18 of the Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Act 2000 (the Act) provides that the Governor-General may make regulations for the purposes of the Act.

Section 14 of the Act sets out the appropriations for non-ABSTUDY payments for the period from 1 January 2001 to 30 June 2005. Non-ABSTUDY payments are payments (other than ABSTUDY payments) made for the purposes of the Act to government and non-government Indigenous education providers and advisory bodies, registered educational institutions, individuals, or associated Indigenous education organisations. Payments are made under the Indigenous Education Strategic Initiatives Program (IESIP) which includes programmes like the National Indigenous English Literacy and Numeracy Strategy, Targeted Outcomes Projects, and English as a Second Language - Indigenous Languages Speaking Students.

Subsection 14(5) allows the making of regulations to increase the appropriations provided for in subsection 14 by reference to changes in an index determined in writing by the Minister for Finance and Administration for the purposes of section 14 of the Act.

The Regulations make provision for an increase in the amounts that may be payable to organisations and institutions in order to supplement the cost of delivering educational services to Indigenous students for the period from 1 January 2001 to 30 June 2005. This provides an additional $10.0 million for the periods from 1 January 2001 to 30 June 2005, $2.5 million of which is provided for the January 2001 - June 2002 period.

The Minister for Finance and Administration has determined in writing that the changes in the Wage Cost Index Number 1 (WCI1), which is a composite index comprising of 75 per cent Safety Net Adjustment and 25 per cent Treasury Measurement of Underlying Inflation, are to apply for the purposes of section 14. The WCI1 increased by 1.9% between 1999-00 and 2000-01. The Regulations have the effect of increasing the amounts stated in section 14 by the factor of 1.019.

The Regulations commenced on the date of gazettal.

Details of the Regulations are attached.

ATTACHMENT

DETAILS OF THE INDIGENOUS EDUCATION (TARGETED ASSISTANCE) REGULATIONS 2001

Regulation 1:       Name of Regulations

Provides that the Regulations are cited as the Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Regulations 2001.

Regulation 2:       Commencement

Provides that the Regulations commence on gazettal.

Regulation 3:       Definition

Defines Act as meaning the Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Act 2000.

Regulation 4:       Appropriations for non-ABSTUDY payments (Act s 14)

Prescribes that the amounts mentioned in subsections 14(1), (2), (3) and (4) of the Act are increased by a factor of 1.019, in accordance with changes in the Wage Cost Index Number determined in writing by the Finance Minister