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Regulations as made
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 Home Affairs.
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To be repealed 12 May 2021
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003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 (Home Affairs 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.

Dated10 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 (Home Affairs 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.

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:

 

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National Action Plan to Combat Modern Slavery

To provide funding to support the implementation of Australia’s National Action Plan to Combat Modern Slavery 2020‑25 (the National Action Plan), including funding to do the following:

(a) undertake activities to equip Australian businesses to manage supply chain risks, including the following activities:

(i) developing and hosting industry summits;

(ii) developing and delivering training to industry;

(iii) developing and maintaining the online Modern Slavery Statements Register;

(b) review the Modern Slavery Act 2018, including by commissioning a review of that Act;

(c) provide multi‑year grant opportunities to fund:

(i) projects to combat modern slavery; or

(ii) the development of supply chain resilience of Australian businesses; or

(iii) new research to support evidence‑based modern slavery policy;

(d) develop and deliver targeted training to:

(i) frontline government officials, on identifying and referring modern slavery cases and responding to new modern slavery trends; and

(ii) government officials, on addressing modern slavery risks in government procurement and investment;

(e) undertake activities to strengthen bilateral and multilateral cooperation to combat modern slavery in the Indo‑Pacific Region, including the following activities:

(i) developing and delivering training and technical assistance to partner governments;

(ii) participating in multilateral forums;

(f) establish multi‑sector networks in the States and Territories to enhance law enforcement capability, and bolster resources, dedicated to detecting and deterring modern slavery;

(g) develop and maintain a website with information and resources about modern slavery, in multiple languages;

(h) develop, translate and distribute information and resources for modern slavery victims, multicultural groups and the broader community to understand modern slavery, deter perpetrators and refer cases;

(i) develop and deliver national and targeted campaigns to raise community awareness of modern slavery, including the indicators of modern slavery and avenues to report modern slavery offences;

(j) engage with modern slavery victims to seek and receive feedback on existing and new, legal and policy, responses to modern slavery;

(k) commission the Australian Institute of Criminology to monitor and evaluate the National Action Plan, including by:

(i) establishing new data collection processes; and

(ii) collecting data on emerging criminal methodologies; and

(iii) collecting and analysing monitoring and evaluation data; and

(iv) preparing and delivering reports.

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

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

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

(i) the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, particularly Article 6;

(ii) the Convention on the Rights of the Child, particularly Articles 4, 32, 34, 35 and 36;

(iii) the International Convention to Suppress the Slave Trade and Slavery, particularly Article 2;

(iv) the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, particularly Articles 2 and 8;

(v) the International Labour Organization’s Convention concerning Forced or Compulsory Labour, particularly Article 1;

(vi) the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, particularly Article 9;

(vii) the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime, particularly Article 9;

(viii) the Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Institutions and Practices similar to Slavery, particularly Article 1; or

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

(d) with respect to Australia’s relations with foreign countries; or

(e) done in the exercise of the executive power of the Commonwealth.