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This instrument amends the Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Regulations 1997 to establish legislative authority for government spending on certain activities administered by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.
Administered by: Finance
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 28A
Registered 16 Oct 2020
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR19-Oct-2020
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Amendment (Agriculture, Water and the Environment Measures No. 6) Regulations 2020

I, General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulations.

Dated 15 October 2020

David Hurley

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 (Agriculture, Water and the Environment Measures No. 6) Regulations 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.

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

Insert:

 

440

Tracking Waste Program

To provide funding for:

(a) the development and operation of an online platform displaying visualised data relating to waste and including analytical capabilities; and

(b) activities that address issues relating to data interoperability and connection with the online platform; and

(c) the development and implementation of waste data standards to support the online platform; and

(d) an engagement program to build awareness of, and obtain feedback on, the online platform.

441

Grant for national food waste governance entity

To provide funding for the establishment and ongoing costs of a long‑term governance entity to work with industry and researchers to reduce food waste:

(a) in the supply chain through a voluntary commitment program; or

(b) by influencing behavioural change in business and households;

to give effect to Australia’s obligations under one or more of the following:

(c) the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, particularly Article 10;

(d) the Paris Agreement, particularly Articles 4 and 12;

(e) the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, particularly Article 4.

442

Financial counselling for small regional businesses affected by drought, bushfires or COVID‑19

To provide funding to facilitate the provision of financial counselling and related services to small regional businesses facing financial hardship due to drought, the 2019‑2020 bushfire emergency or the coronavirus known as COVID‑19.

This objective has the effect it would have if it were limited to providing funding for measures:

(a) to give effect to Australia’s obligations under the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, particularly in Africa, particularly Articles 4(2)(a) and 5; or

(b) that are peculiarly adapted to the government of a nation and that cannot otherwise be carried out for the benefit of the nation.

443

Bushfire Recovery for Species and Landscapes—Tranche 2 Emergency Intervention Fund

To provide funding for emergency intervention works for threatened species and landscapes affected by the 2019‑2020 bushfire emergency, including the following:

(a) environmental recovery activities in regions affected by the bushfires to prevent extinction, and limit the decline, of native species;

(b) supporting community organisations to participate in the recovery of species and landscapes by undertaking projects to conserve their local environment and manage the natural resources base;

(c) Indigenous cultural burning and land management workshops;

(d) scientific assessment of the conservation status of species and updating conservation planning documents;

to give effect to Australia’s obligations under the Convention on Biological Diversity, particularly Articles 6, 7, 8 and 12.

This objective also has the effect it would have if it were limited to measures:

(a) with respect to Indigenous Australians and particular groups of Indigenous Australians; or

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