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These regulations amend the Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Regulations 1997 to establish legislative authority for spending activities administered by the Attorney-General’s Department.
Administered by: Finance
Registered 17 Aug 2018
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR20-Aug-2018
Tabled Senate21-Aug-2018
Date of repeal 19 Aug 2018
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Amendment (Attorney‑General’s Portfolio Measures No. 3) Regulations 2018

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 regulations.

Dated 16 August 2018

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 instrument is the Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Amendment (Attorney-General’s Portfolio Measures No. 3) Regulations 2018.

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.

18 August 2018

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 item 87)

Repeal the item, substitute:

 

87

Justice Services—Community Legal Services Program

To provide funding to organisations to:

(a) provide legal assistance services (including legal advice and legal representation):

(i) to persons in relation to matters in the federal jurisdiction or in relation to Commonwealth laws; or

(ii) specifically targeted to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; or

(iii) to persons in a Territory; or

(b) provide legal assistance services through the use of telephone and online communication services; or

(c) provide for communication between legal assistance organisations; or

(d) collect data, conduct research, and provide advice for the purpose of informing the Commonwealth in relation to legal services; or

(e) evaluate or improve the matters referred to in paragraph (a), (b), (c) or (d) above.

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

(a) incidental to the legislative powers vested in the Commonwealth; or

(b) done in the exercise of the executive power of the Commonwealth; or

(c) with respect to telegraphic, telephonic, and other like services; or

(d) with respect to statistics; or

(e) with respect to the people of any race for whom it is deemed necessary to make special laws; or

(f) with respect to a Territory.

 

2  In the appropriate position in Part 4 of Schedule 1AB (table)

Insert:

 

294

Elder Abuse Service Trials

To fund trials of the following specialist services to prevent, identify and respond to elder abuse:

(a) specialist elder abuse units comprising lawyers and social workers who provide services tailored to individuals’ needs (which may include legal advice, counselling, or referral and support to access other services);

(b) health justice partnerships, which would assist older persons in the health care system, identified by health care workers or social workers as being at risk or potentially subjected to elder abuse, to access specialised legal support services;

(c) case management and mediation services.

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 either or both of the following:

(i) the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, particularly Articles 4, 8 and 16;

(ii) the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, particularly Articles 2, 7, 17 and 26; or

(b) for services that are specifically targeted to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; or

(c) in, or in relation to, a Territory.