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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 Education and Training.
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Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
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Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Amendment (Education and Training Measures No. 2) 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 (Education and Training Measures No. 2) 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:

 

150

Engaging with STEM in the early years

To fund initiatives that are aimed at engaging children in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the preschool years, including:

(a) developing and delivering online content, through the use of telecommunications services, for STEM education to preschool students; and

(b) providing training to early childhood educators.

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

(a) are in connection with online communications; or

(b) are engaged in to meet Australia’s obligations under the following:

(i) the Convention on the Rights of the Child, particularly Articles 28 and 29;

(ii) the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, particularly Article 13.

151

Inspiring school students and youth to engage in STEM‑related activities

To fund initiatives that are aimed at engaging school students and youth in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), including:

(a) building partnerships between STEM industries and schools; and

(b) specialist information technology teachers providing training and classroom support to teachers in disadvantaged schools.

This objective also has the effect it would have if it were limited to providing support for activities that are engaged in to meet Australia’s obligations under the following:

(a) the International Labour Organization’s Convention concerning Vocational Guidance and Vocational Training in the Development of Human Resources, particularly Article 3;

(b) the International Labour Organization’s Convention concerning Employment Policy, particularly Article 1;

(c) the Convention on the Rights of the Child, particularly Articles 28 and 29;

(d) the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, particularly Article 13.

152

Tackling the digital divide

To improve digital literacy in schools by funding the following initiatives:

(a) a national competition of coding challenges and related activities;

(b) support for teachers to implement the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies through the use of online communication services;

(c) developing online content for computer coding education for school students;

(d) support for school students, particularly in disadvantaged areas, to attend information and communications technology summer schools;

(e) support for school leaders to promote digital literacy in schools, including by partnering with other schools.

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

(a) are in connection with online communications; or

(b) are the provision of, or incidental to the provision of, benefits to students; or

(c) are peculiarly adapted to the government of a nation and cannot otherwise be carried on for the benefit of the nation; or

(d) are engaged in to meet Australia’s obligations under the following:

(i) the Convention on the Rights of the Child, particularly Articles 28 and 29;

(ii) the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, particularly Article 13.