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This instrument amends the Commonwealth Finance Minister's (Norfolk Island) Orders 2011 as a consequence of reforms to governance arrangements for Norfolk Island introduced by the Norfolk Island Legislation Amendment Act 2015.
Administered by: Infrastructure and Regional Development
Made 15 Jul 2015
Registered 31 Jul 2015
Tabled HR 10 Aug 2015
Tabled Senate 10 Aug 2015
Date of repeal 02 Aug 2015
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 5A of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003

I, MATHIAS HUBERT PAUL CORMANN, Minister for Finance, make this instrument under subsection 48T(1) of the Norfolk Island Act 1979.

Dated     15 JULY 2015

MATHIAS HUBERT PAUL CORMANN


 

1              Name of Orders

                These Orders are the Commonwealth Finance Minister’s
(Norfolk Island) Amendment Orders 2015
.

2              Commencement

                These Orders commence on the day after they are registered or on the commencement of Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Norfolk Island Legislation Amendment Act 2015, whichever is the later.

3              Amendment to the Commonwealth Finance Minister’s (Norfolk Island) Orders 2011

                Schedule 1 amends the Commonwealth Finance Minister’s (Norfolk Island) Orders 2011.

 



 

Schedule 1

Amendments to the Commonwealth Finance Minister’s (Norfolk Island) Orders 2011

                                                (clause 3)

[1]       Reader’s Guide

Repeal the Reader’s Guide, substitute:

Reader’s Guide
These Orders:
•	establish minimum budget requirements including the production of qualitative and quantitative statements, a mid-year budget report and a final budget outcome report;
•	require the Norfolk Island Administrator to prepare annual and quarterly financial statements for the Administration of Norfolk Island, each Territory authority and the consolidated entity;
•	require all financial statements produced by the Norfolk Island Administrator and responsible managers to comply with the Norfolk Island Act 1979, these Orders, and applicable Australian Accounting Standards and Interpretations issued by the Australian Accounting Standards Board;
•	require periodic financial statements, audited annual financial statements and annual reports to be published on the Norfolk Island Government’s website; and
•	establish minimum requirements for commitments to spend public money, procurement and grants.
A dictionary of defined terms appears at Part 8 of the Orders. Certain terms are defined in other laws, for example, ‘Administrator’ and ‘Chief Executive Officer’ are defined in subsection 4(1) of the Norfolk Island Act 1979.

Reader’s Guide
These Orders:
•	establish minimum budget requirements including the production of qualitative and quantitative statements, a mid-year budget report and a final budget outcome report;
•	require the Norfolk Island Administrator to prepare annual and quarterly financial statements for the Administration of Norfolk Island, each Territory authority and the consolidated entity;
•	require all financial statements produced by the Norfolk Island Administrator and responsible managers to comply with the Norfolk Island Act 1979, these Orders, and applicable Australian Accounting Standards and Interpretations issued by the Australian Accounting Standards Board;
•	require periodic financial statements, audited annual financial statements and annual reports to be published on the Norfolk Island Government’s website; and
•	establish minimum requirements for commitments to spend public money, procurement and grants.
A dictionary of defined terms appears at Part 8 of the Orders.  Certain terms are defined in other laws, for example, ‘Administrator’ and ‘Chief Executive Officer’ are defined in subsection 4(1) of the Norfolk Island Act 1979.
Reader’s Guide
These Orders:
•	establish minimum budget requirements including the production of qualitative and quantitative statements, a mid-year budget report and a final budget outcome report;
•	require the Norfolk Island Administrator to prepare annual and quarterly financial statements for the Administration of Norfolk Island, each Territory authority and the consolidated entity;
•	require all financial statements produced by the Norfolk Island Administrator and responsible managers to comply with the Norfolk Island Act 1979, these Orders, and applicable Australian Accounting Standards and Interpretations issued by the Australian Accounting Standards Board;
•	require periodic financial statements, audited annual financial statements and annual reports to be published on the Norfolk Island Government’s website; and
•	establish minimum requirements for commitments to spend public money, procurement and grants.
A dictionary of defined terms appears at Part 8 of the Orders.  Certain terms are defined in other laws, for example, ‘Administrator’ and ‘Chief Executive Officer’ are defined in subsection 4(1) of the Norfolk Island Act 1979.
Reader’s Guide
These Orders:
•	establish minimum budget requirements including the production of qualitative and quantitative statements, a mid-year budget report and a final budget outcome report;
•	require the Norfolk Island Administrator to prepare annual and quarterly financial statements for the Administration of Norfolk Island, each Territory authority and the consolidated entity;
•	require all financial statements produced by the Norfolk Island Administrator and responsible managers to comply with the Norfolk Island Act 1979, these Orders, and applicable Australian Accounting Standards and Interpretations issued by the Australian Accounting Standards Board;
•	require periodic financial statements, audited annual financial statements and annual reports to be published on the Norfolk Island Government’s website; and
•	establish minimum requirements for commitments to spend public money, procurement and grants.
A dictionary of defined terms appears at Part 8 of the Orders.  Certain terms are defined in other laws, for example, ‘Administrator’ and ‘Chief Executive Officer’ are defined in subsection 4(1) of the Norfolk Island Act 1979.
[2]       Clause 5

Omit “Minister for Finance” (wherever occurring), substitute “Administrator”.

[3]       Clause 5 (note)

            Repeal the note, substitute:

Note       ‘Administrator’ and ‘Chief Executive Officer’ are defined in subsection 4(1) of the Norfolk Island Act 1979.

[4]       Clause 6 (heading)

            Repeal the heading, substitute:

Responsible manager to prepare budget estimates for Territory Authorities (Act, s 48A)

[5]       Clause 6

Omit “Minister for Finance” (wherever occurring), substitute “Administrator”.

[6]       Clause 7 (heading)

            Repeal the heading, substitute:

Administrator to prepare annual budget for the Administration of Norfolk Island (Act, s 48A)

[7]       Subclause 7(1)

            Repeal subclause 7(1), substitute:

(1)   The Administrator must prepare and publicly release before the start of the budget year, an annual budget for the Administration of Norfolk Island, for the budget year.

[8]       Subclause 7(1) (note 1)

Repeal Note 1, substitute:

Note 1    Subsection 48A(2) of the Norfolk Island Act 1979 requires annual budgets to be prepared in accordance with these Orders.  Subsection 48A(4) of the Norfolk Island Act 1979 requires the Administrator to give a copy of each annual budget to the responsible Commonwealth Minister.

[9]       Paragraph 7(2)(d)

Omit “Minister for Finance”, substitute “Administrator”.

[10]     Paragraph 7(2)(e)

Omit “Bill”, substitute “Ordinance”.

[11]     Clause 8

Omit “Minister for Finance” (wherever occurring), substitute “Administrator”.

[12]     Subclause 9(1)

Omit “Minister for Finance”, substitute “Administrator”.

[13]     Subclause 9(3)

            Repeal subclause 9(3) (not including the note), substitute:

(3)   If the Norfolk Island Government wants to change its financial policy objectives and strategies statement, it may do so at any time, by the Administrator publicly releasing a new financial policy objectives and strategies statement.

[14]     Clause 10 (heading)

            Repeal the heading, substitute:

Administrator to prepare budgeted financial statements for the Administration of Norfolk Island (Act, s 48A)

[15]     Subclause 10(1)

Omit “Minister for Finance”, substitute “Administrator”.

[16]     Clause 11 (heading)

            Repeal the heading, substitute:

Administrator to prepare annual budgets for Territory authorities (Act, s 48A)

[17]     Subclause 11(1)

            Repeal subclause 11(1) (not including the note), substitute:

(1)   The Administrator must prepare and publicly release before the start of the budget year, a proposed annual budget for each Territory authority, for the budget year.

[18]     Paragraph 11(2)(b)

Omit “Minister for Finance”, substitute “Administrator”.

[19]     Clause 12 (heading)

            Repeal the heading, substitute:

Administrator and responsible manager to prepare budgeted financial statements for Territory authorities (Act, s 48A)

[20]     Clause 12

Omit “Minister for Finance” (wherever occurring), substitute “Administrator”.

[21]     Clause 13 (heading)

            Repeal the heading, substitute:

Administrator to release mid-year budget report

[22]     Subclause 13(1)

            Repeal subclause 13(1), substitute:

(1)   The Administrator must publicly release a mid-year budget report, to provide updated information to allow the assessment of the Administration of Norfolk Island’s financial performance against its current financial policy objectives statement.

[23]     Clause 14 (heading)

            Repeal the heading, substitute:

Administrator to release final budget outcome report

[24]     Subclause 14(1)

            Repeal subclause 14(1), substitute:

(1)   The Administrator must publicly release a final budget outcome report, requiring an evaluation of the Norfolk Island Government’s actual performance against the annual budget.

[25]     Clause 16 (heading)

            Repeal the heading, substitute:

Administrator to prepare annual financial statements (Act, s 48B)

[26]     Clause 16

Omit “Minister for Finance” (wherever occurring), substitute “Administrator”.

[27]     Subclause 16(4) (note)

            Repeal the note.

[28]     Clause 17

Omit “Minister for Finance”, substitute “Administrator”.

[29]     Clause 18

Omit “Minister for Finance” (wherever occurring), substitute “Administrator”.

[30]     Clause 19

Omit “Minister for Finance” (wherever occurring), substitute “Administrator”.

[31]     Subclause 19(3) (heading)

            Repeal the heading, substitute:

Certificate required by responsible manager and Administrator

[32]     Clause 20 (heading)

            Repeal the heading, substitute:

Administrator to prepare periodic financial statements (Act, s 48H)

[33]     Clause 20

Omit “Minister for Finance” (wherever occurring), substitute “Administrator”.

[34]     Clause 21

Omit “Minister for Finance”, substitute “Administrator”.

[35]     Clause 22 (heading)

            Repeal the heading, substitute:

Administrator to publicly release periodic financial statements (Act, s 48H)

[36]     Clause 22

            Repeal clause 22 (not including the note), substitute:

The Administrator must publish the periodic financial statements required under clause 20 (Administrator to prepare periodic financial statements) on the Norfolk Island Government’s website.

[37]     Clause 23

Omit “Minister for Finance” (wherever occurring), substitute “Administrator”.

[38]     Clause 24

Omit “Minister for Finance” (wherever occurring), substitute “Administrator”.

[39]     Clause 26 (heading)

            Repeal the heading, substitute:

Appropriations (Act, s 48B)

[40]     Subclause 26(1)

Omit “Minister for Finance”, substitute “Administrator”.

 [41]    Clause 27 (heading)

            Repeal the heading, substitute:

Administrator may determine an activity to be a Government Business Enterprise

[42]     Clause 27

Omit “Minister for Finance” (wherever occurring), substitute “Administrator”.

[43]     Subclause 27(2)

            Repeal subclause 27(2) (not including the note), substitute:

(2)   The Administrator must publish the determination on the Norfolk Island Government’s website as soon as practicable after making it.

[44]     Clause 28 (heading)

            Repeal the heading, substitute:

Additional reporting of Government Business Enterprises and Funds (Act, ss 48B & 48H)

[45]     Subclause 28(1)

Omit “Minister for Finance”, substitute “Administrator”.

[46]     Subclause 28(4)

            Repeal the subclause (including the note).

[47]     Clause 29 (heading)

            Repeal the heading, substitute:

Investments (Act, s 48B)

[48]     Clause 29

Omit “Minister for Finance” (wherever occurring), substitute “Administrator”.

[49]     Clause 30 (heading)

            Repeal the heading, substitute:

Related party disclosures (Act, s 48B)

[50]     Clause 30

Omit “Minister for Finance” (wherever occurring), substitute “Administrator”.

[51]     Clause 31 (heading)

            Repeal the heading, substitute:

Ex-gratia payments (Act, s 48B)

[52]     Subclause 31(1)

Omit “Minister for Finance” (wherever occurring), substitute “Administrator”.

[53]     Clause 32

Omit “Minister for Finance” (wherever occurring), substitute “Administrator”.

[54]     Clause 33 (heading)

            Repeal the heading, substitute:

            Administrator to publicly release audit report (Act, s 48C)

[55]     Subclause 33(1)

            Repeal subclause 33(1) (not including the note), substitute:

(1)   The Administrator must publish the audit report and accompanying financial statements received from the Auditor-General, under subsection 48C(3) of the Act, on the Norfolk Island Government’s website as soon as practicable after they are tabled in accordance with subsection 48C(5) of the Act.

[56]     Subclause 33(2)

Omit “Minister for Finance”, substitute “Administrator”.

[57]     Clause 34 (heading)

            Repeal the heading, substitute:

Administrator to publicly release performance audit reports (Act, s 48E)

[58]     Clause 34

            Repeal clause 34 (not including the note), substitute:

After receiving a completed performance audit report from the Auditor‑General under paragraph 48E(2)(b) of the Act, the Administrator must publish the performance audit report on the Norfolk Island Government’s website.

[59]     Clause 36

            Repeal clause 36 (not including the note), substitute:

A copy of the annual financial statements of the consolidated entity and the Auditor-General’s audit report or reports must be included in the annual report of the Administration of Norfolk Island that is prepared in accordance with section 48J of the Act.

[60]     Clause 37

            Repeal clause 37 (including the notes), substitute:

The Administrator must publish the annual report on the Norfolk Island Government’s website as soon as practicable after it is given to the Administrator in accordance with section 48J of the Act.

Note       The requirement to publicly release the annual report on the Norfolk Island Government’s website may be satisfied by publishing it on the Norfolk Island Government Information website or other Norfolk Island Government authoritative website.

[61]     Clause 38

Omit “Minister for Finance” (wherever occurring), substitute “Administrator”.

[62]     Clause 40 (heading)

            Repeal the heading, substitute:

Administrator to approve arrangements beyond available appropriation

[63]     Clause 40

Omit “Minister for Finance” (wherever occurring), substitute “Administrator”.

[64]     Paragraph 40(1)(b)

            Repeal paragraph 40(1)(b), substitute:

(b)   the Administration of Norfolk Island has an insufficient appropriation of public money of the Territory, under the provisions of an existing law, to meet expenditure that might be payable under the arrangement;

[65]     Subparagraph 45(a)(iii)

Omit “Minister for Finance”, substitute “Administrator”.

[66]     Clause 47 (heading)

            Repeal the heading, substitute:

Administrator may delegate certain functions

[67]     Clause 47

Omit “Minister for Finance” (wherever occurring), substitute “Administrator”.

[68]     Subclause 49(1) (definition of approver)

Repeal the definition of “approver” (including the note), substitute:

            approver means:

(a)    the Administrator; or

(b)   the Chief Executive Officer; or

(c)    the Executive Director; or

(d)   in relation to approving a proposal to enter into an arrangement which would commit money of a Territory authority:

(i)                          the Administrator; or

(ii)                        the Executive Director; or

(iii)                      the relevant responsible manager.

Note       The Administrator and the Chief Executive Officer may delegate their power in clause 39 (Approval of proposals to enter into arrangements) to approve proposals to enter into arrangements, under clause 47 (Administrator may delegate certain functions) and clause 48 (Chief Executive Officer may delegate certain functions), respectively.

[69]     Subclause 49(1) (definition of arrangement)

Omit “Public Sector Management Act 2000”, substitute “Public Service Act 2014”.

[70]     Subclause 49(1) (definition of Government Business Enterprise)

Omit “Minister for Finance” (wherever occurring), substitute “Administrator”.

[71]     Subclause 49(1) (definition of official)

            Repeal the definition of “official”, substitute:

            official means:

(a)    in relation to the Administration of Norfolk Island:

(i)                  the Administrator; or

(ii)                        the Chief Executive Officer; or

(iii)   a person permitted to enter into an arrangement under a Norfolk Island enactment;

 

(b)   in relation to a Territory authority:

(i)                  the Administrator; or

(ii)                        a responsible manager; or

(iii)   a person permitted to enter into an arrangement under a Norfolk Island enactment.

 

[72]     Subclause 49(1) (definition of public sector employee)

Omit “Public Sector Management Act 2000”, substitute “Public Service Act 2014”.

[73]     Subclause 49(1) (definition of responsible Minister)

            Repeal the definition.

[74]     Subclause 51(2)

Omit “Minister for Finance”, substitute “Administrator”.