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This instrument allows for payments of public monies for the implementation of the Business Energy Advice Program.
Administered by: Industry, Innovation and Science
Registered 01 Apr 2019
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Tabled HR02-Apr-2019
Tabled Senate03-Apr-2019
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Industry Research and Development (Business Energy Advice Program) Instrument 2019

I, Angus Taylor, as delegate of the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, make the following instrument.

Dated   25 March 2019

Angus Taylor

Minister for Energy

 

 

  

  

  


Contents

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

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

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

4............ Definitions..................................................................................................................... 1

5............ Prescribed program....................................................................................................... 1

6............ Specified legislative power............................................................................................ 2

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Industry Research and Development (Business Energy Advice Program) Instrument 2019.

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.

2 April 2019

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made.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 section 33 of the Industry Research and Development Act 1986.

4  Definitions

                   In this instrument:

Act means the Industry Research and Development Act 1986.

program means the Business Energy Advice Program.

5  Prescribed program

             (1)  For the purposes of subsection 33(1) of the Act, the program is prescribed.

             (2)  The program provides funding to support:

                     (a)  service providers to advise small businesses in relation to the following:

                              (i)  energy efficiency opportunities available to those businesses;

                             (ii)  the selection of energy retailers to provide services to those businesses;

                            (iii)  using internet tools relating to the matters mentioned in subparagraphs (i) and (ii); and

                     (b)  the development of an online energy benchmarking tool that will assist small businesses to measure their energy efficiency performance against other businesses.

             (3)  The purpose of the program is to assist small businesses:

                     (a)  to identify and implement energy efficiency measures; and

                     (b)  to reduce energy use and costs; and

                     (c)  to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.

6  Specified legislative power

                   For the purposes of subsection 33(3) of the Act, the powers of the Parliament to make laws with respect to the following are specified:

                     (a)  postal, telegraphic, telephonic, and other like services (within the meaning of paragraph 51(v) of the Constitution);

                     (b)  external affairs (within the meaning of paragraph 51(xxix) of the Constitution) as it relates to measures that would assist Australia to meet its obligations under one or more of the following:

                              (i)  the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, particularly Articles 4 and 6;

                             (ii)  the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, particularly Articles 3 and 10;

                            (iii)  the Paris Agreement, particularly Articles 4 and 12.