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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 Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.
Administered by: Finance
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 28A
Registered 11 Dec 2020
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR02-Feb-2021
Tabled Senate02-Feb-2021
To be repealed 12 May 2021
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003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

 

Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Amendment (Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Measures No. 2) 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 10 December 2020

David Hurley

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

Simon Birmingham

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 (Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Measures No. 2) 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.

12 December 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:

 

450

Powering Communities Program

To provide funding to support community organisations to reduce energy use, improve energy productivity and deliver carbon abatement, including through:

(a) upgrading equipment to reduce energy use; and

(b) undertaking energy management activities and assessments, such as energy systems assessments and feasibility studies; and

(c) investing in energy monitoring and management systems; and

(d) investing in on‑site renewable energy and solar‑connected batteries;

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

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

(f) the Paris Agreement, particularly Article 4;

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

451

Building Energy Efficiency Program

To support activities that reduce energy use, improve energy productivity and deliver carbon abatement in buildings, including through:

(a) developing and providing information relating to building energy efficiency, including energy related requirements of the National Construction Code; and

(b) developing and providing information about, and assessing, the energy efficiency of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems in buildings; and

(c) developing and providing tools and ratings for the energy performance of buildings;

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

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

(e) the Paris Agreement, particularly Article 4;

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

This objective also has the effect it would have if it were limited to measures involving the granting of financial assistance to a State or Territory.

452

Technology Co‑Investment Fund

To provide funding for activities that reduce energy use, improve energy productivity and deliver carbon abatement in the industrial, transport and agricultural sectors, including through:

(a) industrial and energy productivity benchmarking, including in manufacturing and construction; and

(b) improving transport fuel efficiency, including for freight; and

(c) increasing soil carbon; and

(d) reducing livestock emissions;

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

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

(f) the Paris Agreement, particularly Article 4;

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

453

Hydrogen Export Hub Program

To support the development of hydrogen production, hydrogen demand and hydrogen export supply chains, including through:

(a) funding research and development activities relevant to hydrogen technologies, hydrogen industry expansion and export supply chains; and

(b) international and domestic collaboration on hydrogen export supply chains and hub development; and

(c) supporting projects for the production, use, transformation, storage, transport or export of the following:

(i) hydrogen;

(ii) hydrogen feedstocks or derivatives; and

(d) supporting activities to increase the supply of, and demand for, hydrogen; and

(e) undertaking and supporting activities to improve the regulation or safety of hydrogen production, use, transformation, storage, transport or export.

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

(a) with respect to trade and commerce with other countries, or among the States and Territories; or

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

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

(ii) the Paris Agreement, particularly Articles 4 and 10;

(iii) the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, particularly Article 4; or

(c) relating to places, persons, matters or things external to Australia; or

(d) involving the granting of financial assistance to a State or Territory.