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This regulation amends Schedule 1AB to the Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Regulations 1997 to establish legislative authority for spending activities administered by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.
Administered by: Finance
Registered 15 Apr 2016
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR18-Apr-2016
Tabled Senate19-Apr-2016
Date of repeal 17 Apr 2016
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
Table of contents.

 

Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Amendment (Industry, Innovation and Science Measures No. 1) Regulation 2016

I, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Ret’d), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulation.

Dated 14 April 2016

Peter Cosgrove

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

Mathias Cormann

Minister for Finance

 

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

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

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Regulations 1997                                             2

 


1  Name

                   This is the Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Amendment (Industry, Innovation and Science Measures No. 1) Regulation 2016.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument 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.  The whole of this instrument

The day after this instrument is registered.

16 April 2016

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made.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

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

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under the Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Act 1997.

4  Schedules

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

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Regulations 1997

1  Part 4 of Schedule 1AB (table)

Insert in its appropriate numerical position:

 

142

Funding for quantum computing research

To fund world‑leading quantum computing research to develop a silicon quantum integrated circuit.

This objective also has the effect it would have if it were limited to funding measures that are peculiarly adapted to the government of a nation and cannot otherwise be carried on for the benefit of the nation.

143

Global Innovation Strategy

To support science, technology and innovation collaboration between Australian businesses and researchers and their international counterparts.

This objective also has the effect it would have if it were limited to providing support:

(a) for the fostering or promotion of interstate or overseas trade and commerce; or

(b) in relation to places, persons, matters or things external to Australia or matters affecting Australia’s relations with foreign countries; or

(c) by engaging in measures that are peculiarly adapted to the government of a nation and cannot otherwise be carried on for the benefit of the nation.

144

Expanding Opportunities for Women in STEM

To provide funding for the following:

(a) measures that promote the free choice of profession and employment by encouraging and supporting girls and women to pursue a career in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), including by providing vocational guidance;

(b) measures that teach women how to start a business;

(c) measures that provide vocational training to women;

(d) measures that assist employers to eliminate discrimination against women;

(e) the development and implementation of gender equity accreditation processes;

(f) the evaluation of any of the above measures;

to the extent that these activities would assist Australia to meet its obligations under the following:

(g) the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, particularly Articles 2, 3, 4,10, 11 and 24;

(h) the International Labour Organization’s Convention concerning Vocational Guidance and Vocational Training in the Development of Human Resources, particularly Articles 1, 2 and 4;

(i) the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, particularly Articles 2 and 6.

145

Prime Minister’s Prizes

To provide national prizes and awards to individuals and institutions, recognising achievement in science and innovation.

This objective also has the effect it would have if it were limited to providing support:

(a) to provide benefits to students; or

(b) by engaging in measures that are peculiarly adapted to the government of a nation and cannot otherwise be carried on for the benefit of the nation.

146

Science and Mathematics Olympiads

To support the selection of students to represent Australia at international events, through funding for the Science and Mathematics Olympiads.

This objective also has the effect it would have if it were limited to providing support:

(a) in relation to places, persons, matters or things external to Australia or matters affecting Australia’s relations with foreign countries; or

(b) by engaging in measures that are peculiarly adapted to the government of a nation and cannot otherwise be carried on for the benefit of the nation.

147

Asian Physics Olympiad

To support the hosting by Australia in 2019 of the Asian Physics Olympiad.

This objective also has the effect it would have if it were limited to providing support:

(a) in relation to places, persons, matters or things external to Australia or matters affecting Australia’s relations with foreign countries; or

(b) by engaging in measures that are peculiarly adapted to the government of a nation and cannot otherwise be carried on for the benefit of the nation.

148

International Science Competitions

To provide funding for individual young Australians to participate in, and represent Australia at, international science competitions.

This objective also has the effect it would have if it were limited to providing funding:

(a) in relation to places, persons, matters or things external to Australia or matters affecting Australia’s relations with foreign countries; or

(b) by engaging in measures that are peculiarly adapted to the government of a nation and cannot otherwise be carried on for the benefit of the nation.

149

STEM Community Engagement

To provide funding for the following:

(a) an annual National Youth Science Forum;

(b) science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) events for primary and secondary school students;

(c) scholarships that enable students to attend STEM events.

This objective also has the effect it would have if it were limited to providing funding:

(a) to give effect to Australia’s obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, particularly Article 29; or

(b) in or in relation to a Territory; or

(c) to provide benefits to students; or

(d) to engage in measures that are peculiarly adapted to the government of a nation and cannot otherwise be carried on for the benefit of the nation.