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Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Amendment (Home Affairs Measures No. 7) Regulations 2023

I, General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), GovernorGeneral of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulations.

Dated  14 December  2023

David Hurley


By His Excellency’s Command

Katy Gallagher

Minister for Finance







1 Name

2 Commencement

3 Authority

4 Schedules

Schedule 1—Amendments

Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Regulations 1997

1  Name

  This instrument is the Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Amendment (Home Affairs Measures No. 7) Regulations 2023.

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




1.  The whole of this instrument

The day after this instrument is registered.

5 January 2024

Note: This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made.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  Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.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)




Immigration Advice and Application Assistance Scheme

To provide funding to:

(a) legal services providers; and

(b) registered migration agents; and

(c) providers of interpretation services;

to assist applicants for Australian visas to prepare their visa applications and to participate in the visa application process as a measure with respect to aliens (within the meaning of paragraph 51(xix) of the Constitution), including by attending interviews with applicants or by providing them with the services of an interpreter.

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

(a) with respect to immigration or emigration; or

(b) with respect to external affairs (within the meaning of paragraph 51(xxix) of the Constitution).