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This instrument amends the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014 to prescribe a different publication date for 2020-21 corporate plans for entities and companies impacted by COVID-19.
Administered by: Finance
Registered 09 Jun 2020
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR10-Jun-2020
Tabled Senate11-Jun-2020
To be repealed 08 Oct 2020
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003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 (Corporate Plans) Rules 2020

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

Dated 4 June 2020

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 (Corporate Plans) Rules 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.

10 June 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Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made.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 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  Subsections 16E(6) and (7)

Omit “last day of the second month of the reporting period for which the plan is prepared”, substitute “day specified in that subsection”.

2  In the appropriate position in Chapter 5

Insert:

Part 9Publication deadline for 2020‑21 corporate plans

  

40  Publication deadline for 2020‑21 corporate plans

Commonwealth entities

             (1)  Subsection (2) applies in relation to a corporate plan for a Commonwealth entity that is prepared for a reporting period starting on 1 July 2020.

             (2)  If the accountable authority of the Commonwealth entity considers that, because of the impact of the coronavirus known as COVID‑19 on the entity, it is not reasonably practicable for the plan to be prepared and published by the day (the original specified day) specified in subsection 16E(3):

                     (a)  subsection 16E(3) applies as if it requires the plan to be published by 31 January 2021; and

                     (b)  the plan must set out the accountable authority’s reasons for considering that, because of the impact of the coronavirus known as COVID‑19 on the entity, it is not reasonably practicable for the plan to be prepared and published by the original specified day.

             (3)  Subsection (2) does not affect the operation of subsection 16E(6) (variation of corporate plan) or (7) (corporate plan for new entity).

Commonwealth companies

             (4)  Subsections (1) to (3) apply to a Commonwealth company in the same way as those subsections apply to a Commonwealth entity.

             (5)  For the purposes of subsection (4), a reference in subsection (2) to the accountable authority of the Commonwealth entity is taken to be a reference to the directors of the Commonwealth company.