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This instrument amends the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014 to prescribe the National Faster Rail Agency and the National Indigenous Australians Agency as listed entities for the purposes of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.
Administered by: Finance
Registered 21 Jun 2019
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR02-Jul-2019
Tabled Senate02-Jul-2019
Date of repeal 17 Sep 2019
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003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

 

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Amendment (2019 Measures No. 3) Rules 2019

I, Mathias Cormann, Minister for Finance, make the following rules.

Dated 18 June 2019

Mathias Cormann

Minister for Finance

 

 

  

  


Contents

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

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014                                               2

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Amendment (2019 Measures No. 3) Rules 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

1 July 2019.

1 July 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Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made.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 the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

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

  

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014

1  Subparagraphs 10(1)(e)(v) and (vi) of Schedule 1

Before “Minister”, insert “responsible”.

2  After clause 12 of Schedule 1

Insert:

13  National Faster Rail Agency

                   For the purposes of the finance law:

                     (a)  the following group of persons is a listed entity:

                              (i)  the person occupying, or performing the duties of, the office known as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Faster Rail Agency;

                             (ii)  persons engaged under the Public Service Act 1999 to assist in the performance of the functions of the National Faster Rail Agency; and

                     (b)  the listed entity is to be known as the National Faster Rail Agency; and

                     (c)  the Chief Executive Officer of the National Faster Rail Agency is the accountable authority of the listed entity; and

                     (d)  the persons referred to in paragraph (a) are officials of the listed entity; and

                     (e)  the purposes of the listed entity include the following:

                              (i)  to lead the development and implementation of the Commonwealth Government’s 20‑year Fast Rail Plan;

                             (ii)  to oversee the development of business cases with State and Territory governments, ensuring that population and transport policy objectives are met;

                            (iii)  to identify additional rail corridors that would benefit from faster rail services over the long term, in consultation with State and Territory governments, industry and stakeholders;

                            (iv)  to work with relevant State and Territory governments in the delivery of faster rail construction projects;

                             (v)  to develop an investment strategy recommending how faster rail projects can be staged to link future expenditure to investment need, and increase community and industry confidence to reduce market pressures;

                            (vi)  to work in partnership with the Infrastructure and Project Financing Agency to explore alternative funding and financing options for faster rail, such as private sector contributions and value capture opportunities;

                           (vii)  to provide advice on options to future proof corridors for high‑speed rail, including the need for technical guidelines, corridor planning and protection.

14  National Indigenous Australians Agency

                   For the purposes of the finance law:

                     (a)  the following group of persons is a listed entity:

                              (i)  the person occupying, or performing the duties of, the office known as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Indigenous Australians Agency;

                             (ii)  persons engaged under the Public Service Act 1999 to assist in the performance of the functions of the National Indigenous Australians Agency; and

                     (b)  the listed entity is to be known as the National Indigenous Australians Agency; and

                     (c)  the Chief Executive Officer of the National Indigenous Australians Agency is the accountable authority of the listed entity; and

                     (d)  the persons referred to in paragraph (a) are officials of the listed entity; and

                     (e)  the purposes of the listed entity include the following:

                              (i)  to lead and coordinate Commonwealth policy development, program design and implementation, and service delivery for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;

                             (ii)  to provide advice to the Prime Minister and the responsible Minister on whole‑of‑government priorities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;

                            (iii)  to lead and coordinate the development and implementation of Australia’s Closing the Gap targets in partnership with Indigenous Australians;

                            (iv)  to lead Commonwealth activities to promote reconciliation;

                             (v)  to build and maintain effective partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, State and Territory governments and other relevant stakeholders to inform whole‑of‑government priorities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and enable policies, programs and services to be tailored to the unique needs of communities;

                            (vi)  to design, consult on and coordinate the delivery of community development employment projects;

                           (vii)  to analyse and monitor the effectiveness of programs and services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including programs and services delivered by bodies other than the Agency;

                          (viii)  to coordinate Indigenous portfolio agencies and advance a whole‑of‑government approach to improving the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;

                            (ix)  to undertake other tasks the Prime Minister and the responsible Minister require from time to time.

3  Subparagraphs 15(e)(vii) and 15B(1)(e)(iii) and (iv) of Schedule 1

Before “Minister”, insert “responsible”.