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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 Social Services.
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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Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Amendment (Social Services Measures No. 4) 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 (Social Services Measures No. 4) 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Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made.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  Part 4 of Schedule 1AB (table item 356)

Repeal the item, substitute:

 

356

Disability Royal Commission and Other Support Services

To provide funding for entities to provide one or more of the following:

(a) support services (including advocacy services) to assist persons to make submissions to, and appear before, the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability;

(b) support services (including counselling and referral services) to assist persons traumatised or otherwise affected, directly or indirectly, by:

(i) violence towards a person with a disability; or

(ii) the abuse, neglect or exploitation of a person with a disability; or

(iii) the Royal Commission, whether or not they participate in it;

(c) support services of the kind mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b) that are designed to meet the specific needs of Indigenous Australians;

(d) training, including training materials, to those who provide the services mentioned in paragraph (a), (b) or (c).

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

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

(b) for the provision of sickness benefits or medical services (within the meaning of paragraph 51(xxiiiA) of the Constitution); or

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

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

(i) the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, particularly Articles 4, 16 and 29;

(ii) the Convention on the Rights of the Child, particularly Articles 4, 23 and 24;

(iii) the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, particularly Articles 2 and 12; or

(e) done in the exercise of the executive power of the Commonwealth; or

(f) undertaken in, or in relation to, a Territory.

 

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

Insert:

 

439

Seniors Connected—Village Hubs

To provide funding to support the establishment and operation of community‑based organisations offering social, physical and other activities or opportunities to older Australians, to:

(a) address loneliness and isolation among older Australians, in order to reduce the incidence of mental health issues in the ageing population; and

(b) facilitate healthy ageing; and

(c) assist older Australians to participate in cultural and community life;

to give effect to Australia’s obligations under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, particularly Articles 2, 12 and 15.

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

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

(b) undertaken in, or in relation to, a Territory.