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This instrument prescribes the Access to Bushfire Construction Standards Program.
Administered by: Industry, Science and Resources
Registered 24 Apr 2020
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Tabled HR12-May-2020
Tabled Senate12-May-2020
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Industry Research and Development (Access to Bushfire Construction Standards Program) Instrument 2020

I, Karen Andrews, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, make the following instrument.

Dated 21 April 2020

Karen Andrews

Minister for Industry, Science and Technology

 

  

  

  


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 (Access to Bushfire Construction Standards Program) Instrument 2020.

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.

25 April 2020

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made.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 Access to Bushfire Construction Standards Program.

5  Prescribed program

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

             (2)  The program is to make one or more payments to Standards Australia so that Australian Standard AS 3959:2018, Construction of buildings in bushfire‑prone areas, as in force from time to time, can be made available to the public online and free of charge.

             (3)  The purpose of the program, having regard to the property loss occurring as a result of the 2019‑20 bushfire season, is to ensure that all Australians have access to the latest bushfire‑ready construction standards, in order to enhance the safety of the lives, homes and property of all Australians.

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