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This instrument amends the Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Regulations 1997 to establish legislative authority for government spending on a certain activity administered by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Administered by: Finance
General Comments: This instrument was registered at 12.25pm (by legal time in the Australian Capital Territory) on 16 July 2021.
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 28A
Registered 16 Jul 2021
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Amendment (Prime Minister and Cabinet Measures No. 4) 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 16 July 2021

David Hurley

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

Paul Fletcher

Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts
for the 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 (Prime Minister and Cabinet Measures No. 4) 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

Immediately after this instrument is registered.

12.25 pm (A.C.T.) 16 July 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  Part 4 of Schedule 1AB (at the end of the cell at table item 492, column headed “Objective(s)”)

Add:

In addition, to provide financial assistance to certain persons who:

(a) are Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or holders of a temporary visa who have the right to work in Australia; and

(b) are aged 17 years or over; and

(c) at a particular time, reside or are employed, or resided or were employed, in a State or Territory that:

(i) contains a location that is or was, at the particular time, subject to a State or Territory public health order (the hotspot public health order) restricting the movement of persons for a period and determined by the Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer to be a COVID‑19 hotspot for the purposes of Commonwealth support; and

(ii) at or after the particular time, enters into an agreement with the Commonwealth to reimburse the Commonwealth for the financial assistance; and

(d) while not themselves prevented from being able to work in their usual employment by the restrictions imposed by a public health order, are or were unable to earn their usual income as a result of the restrictions imposed by the hotspot public health order; and

(e) other than annual leave, have, or had, no available leave entitlements to cover the period for which the financial assistance is provided; and

(f) declare that during the period of the restrictions they reside or are employed, or resided or were employed, in the State or Territory; and

(g) declare that, while not themselves prevented from being able to work in their usual employment by the restrictions imposed by a public health order, they are or were unable to earn their usual income as a result of the restrictions imposed by the hotspot public health order; and

(h) during the period for which the financial assistance is provided are, or were, not otherwise receiving:

(i) Commonwealth income support payments or payments of a similar nature; or

(ii) pandemic leave disaster payments; or

(iii) pandemic payments from a State or Territory;

as a measure that is peculiarly adapted to the government of a nation and cannot otherwise be carried on for the benefit of the nation.