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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 22 Mar 2021
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR23-Mar-2021
Tabled Senate11-May-2021
Date of repeal 12 Aug 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Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003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 (Agriculture, Water and the Environment Measures No. 1) Regulations 2021

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 18 March 2021

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 (Agriculture, Water and the Environment Measures No. 1) Regulations 2021.

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.

23 March 2021

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:

 

471

Murray‑Darling Healthy Rivers Program

To support community‑based environmental projects to improve the health and ecological condition of rivers and wetlands in the Murray‑Darling Basin, to give effect to Australia’s obligations under one or more of the following:

(a) the Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of Japan for the Protection of Migratory Birds and Birds in Danger of Extinction and their Environment, particularly Articles III(1), IV(3), V and VI(a);

(b) the Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China for the Protection of Migratory Birds and their Environment, particularly Articles III(3) and IV;

(c) the Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Republic of Korea on the Protection of Migratory Birds, particularly Articles 3(3), 4 and 5(a) and (b);

(d) the Convention on Biological Diversity, particularly Articles 8(d), (f) and (h);

(e) the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, particularly Article III;

(f) the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat, particularly Articles 3(1) and 4(4);

(g) 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(a) and (d).

472

Immediate Assistance Fund

To provide funding to States and Territories and to industry to improve Australia’s capacity to respond to pest and disease incursions, including for:

(a) provision of immediately available resources to facilitate rapid response and containment of pest and disease incursions; and

(b) deployment of and access to national and international experts; and

(c) access to specialised equipment required for the following:

(i) aiding responses to biosecurity incidents;

(ii) pest and disease eradication; and

(d) provision of improved information to inform decision making; and

(e) undertaking emergency preparedness activities.

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

(a) with respect to trade and commerce with other countries; or

(b) with respect to quarantine; or

(c) to give effect to Australia’s obligations under the Convention on Biological Diversity, particularly Article 8(h); or

(d) for measures that are peculiarly adapted to the government of a nation and cannot otherwise be carried on for the benefit of the nation; or

(e) by way of grants of financial assistance to States and Territories.

473

Great Artesian Basin Lynn Brake Scholarship Grant Program

To fund a scholarship program for students which supports research related to the Great Artesian Basin.

474

Lake Eyre Basin Justin Costelloe Scholarship Grant Program

To fund a scholarship program for students which supports research and understanding in relation to the Lake Eyre Basin Agreement Area (as defined by the Lake Eyre Basin Intergovernmental Agreement made on 21 October 2000, as in force immediately before the commencement of this item).