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Public Accounts Committee Regulations

Authoritative Version
SR 1970 No 18 Regulations as amended, taking into account amendments up to SR 1983 No. 179
Administered by: Finance
Start Date 22 Sep 1983
End Date 18 Jun 2005
Date of repeal 18 Jun 2005
Repealed by Public Accounts and Audit Committee Regulations 2005

PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE REGULATIONS



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Public Accounts Committee Regulations

Statutory Rules 1970 No. 18 as amended
made under the
Public Accounts Committee Act 1951
This compilation was prepared on 23 October 2000
taking into account amendments up to SR 1983 No. 179
Prepared by the Office of Legislative Drafting,
Attorney-General's Department, Canberra


PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE REGULATIONS
- REG 1
Citation [see Note 1]

These Regulations may be cited as the Public Accounts Committee Regulations.

PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE REGULATIONS
- REG 2
Interpretation

In these Regulations, unless the contrary intention appears, the Act means the Public Accounts Committee Act 1951.

PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE REGULATIONS
- REG 3
Witnesses' fees and travelling expenses

(1)
For the purposes of section 20 of the Act, the prescribed scale is the scale in the Schedule.

(2)
A reference to the High Court Rules in the scale in the Schedule shall be read as a reference to the High Court Rules as in force from time to time.

PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE REGULATIONS
Schedule Scale of witnesses' fees and travelling expenses

(regulation 3)

1. Witness appearing before the Committee to give evidence because of his professional, scientific or other special skill or knowledge —a fee for each day on which he so appears of not less than the lesser amount specified in the High Court Rules in relation to expenses of witnesses possessing such skill or knowledge and not more than the greater amount so specified.
2. Witness, other than a witness referred to in Item 1, appearing before the Committee — a fee ascertained as follows:

(a)
in the case of a witness remunerated by wages, salary or fees — a fee of such amount as is provided for in the High Court Rules in relation to expenses of witnesses so remunerated;

(b)
in any other case — a fee of such amount as is provided for in the High Court Rules in relation to expenses of witnesses generally.

3. Witness appearing before the Committee to give expert evidence — in addition to any other fee payable to him under Item 1 or 2, a reasonable amount for qualifying to give that evidence.
4. Witness appearing before the Committee — such amount as is reasonable:


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(a)
in respect of his conveyance to and from the place at which he so attends; and

(b)
if he is required to be absent overnight from his usual place of residence — for meals and accommodation.


PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE REGULATIONS
- Note 1

Notes to the Public Accounts Committee Regulations

Note 1

The Public Accounts Committee Regulations (in force under the Public Accounts Committee Act 1951) as shown in this compilation comprise Statutory Rules 1970 No. 18 amended as indicated in the Tables below.

Table of Statutory Rules

Year and
number
Date of notification
in Gazette
Date of
commencement
Application, saving or
transitional provisions
1970 No. 18
26 Feb 1970
26 Feb 1970

1972 No. 69
18 May 1972
18 May 1972
R. 2
1983 No. 179
22 Sept 1983
22 Sept 1983

Table of Amendments

ad. = added or inserted am. = amended rep. = repealed rs. = repealed and substituted
Provision affected
How affected
Rr. 2, 3
rs. 1983 No. 179
Rr. 4, 5
rep. 1983 No. 179
R. 6
am. 1972 No. 69

rep. 1983 No. 179
Rr. 7, 8
rep. 1983 No. 179
Schedule
rs. 1983 No. 179