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This instrument amends the Royal Commissions Regulations 2019 to increase the daily allowance payable to ‘non-expert’ witnesses appearing before a current or future Royal Commission to $250.00 per day. The amendments apply to witnesses attending the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability, or the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide on, or after, 4 November 2019, or a Royal Commission established on or after the day the proposed Regulations would commence.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Registered 12 Nov 2021
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR22-Nov-2021
Tabled Senate22-Nov-2021
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Royal Commissions Amendment (Witness Allowances) 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 11 November 2021

David Hurley

Governor-General

By His Excellency’s Command

Michaelia Cash

Attorney-General

 

 

 

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Royal Commissions Regulations 2019                                                                                              2

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Royal Commissions Amendment (Witness Allowances) 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.

13 November 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 Royal Commissions Act 1902.

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

  

Royal Commissions Regulations 2019

1  Subparagraph 6(1)(a)(ii)

Omit “$123.90”, substitute “$250.00”.

2  Section 15 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

15  Application of this instrument as made

3  At the end of Part 5

Add:

16  Application of the Royal Commissions Amendment (Witness Allowances) Regulations 2021

                   The amendment of section 6 of this instrument by the Royal Commissions Amendment (Witness Allowances) Regulations 2021 applies in relation to the attendance of a witness on or after 4 November 2019 at:

                     (a)  the Disability Royal Commission; or

                     (b)  the Defence and Veteran Royal Commission; or

                     (c)  a Commission established on or after the day those Regulations commence.

Note:          This section means that a non-expert witness who attended the Disability Royal Commission or the Defence and Veteran Royal Commission before the commencement of the Royal Commissions Amendment (Witness Allowances) Regulations 2021 will be entitled to an additional $126.10 in expenses for each day attended.