Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2014

(62 of 2014)

An Act to amend the law relating to the governance, performance and accountability of, and the use and management of resources by, the Commonwealth, Commonwealth entities and Commonwealth companies, and to deal with consequential and transitional matters in connection with the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, and for other purposes

[Assented to 30 June 2014]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

This Act may be cited as the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2014.

2   Commencement

(1) Each provision of this Act 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

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1. Sections 1 to 4 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

30 June 2014

2. Schedules 1 to 4

Immediately after the commencement of section 6 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

1 July 2014

3. Schedule 5, Parts 1 and 2

Immediately after the commencement of section 6 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

1 July 2014

4. Schedule 5, Part 3

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of section 6 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Schedules 3 and 6 to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Act 2013.

1 July 2014

5. Schedule 5, Parts 4 to 6

Immediately after the commencement of section 6 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

1 July 2014

6. Schedules 6 to 12

Immediately after the commencement of section 6 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

1 July 2014

7. Schedule 13, Part 1

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of section 6 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Schedules 3, 5 and 6 to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Act 2013.

1 July 2014

8. Schedule 13, Part 2

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of section 6 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013; and

(b) immediately after Part 2 of Schedule 2 to the Antarctic Treaty (Environment Protection) Amendment Act 2012 commences.

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

9. Schedule 13, Part 3

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of section 6 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the Grape and Wine Legislation Amendment (Australian Grape and Wine Authority) Act 2013.

1 July 2014

10. Schedule 13, Part 4, Division 1

Immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 5.

However, if Schedule 1 to the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Compliance Measures) Act 2013 commences before or at that time, the provision(s) do not commence at all.

1 July 2014

11. Schedule 13, Part 4, Division 2

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 5; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Compliance Measures) Act 2013.

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

12. Schedule 13, Part 4, Division 3

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of section 6 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Compliance Measures No. 2) Act 2013.

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

13. Schedule 13, Part 5

Immediately after the commencement of section 6 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

However, if Schedule 3 to the Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Act 2012 commences before or at that time, the provision(s) do not commence at all.

1 July 2014

14. Schedule 14

Immediately after the commencement of section 6 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

1 July 2014

Note: This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

(2) Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedule(s)

Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

4   Definitions

In this Act:

CAC Act means the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997, as in force immediately before the commencement time.

commencement time means immediately after the commencement of section 6 of the PGPA Act.

FMA Act means the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997, as in force immediately before the commencement time.

PGPA Act means the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

reporting period has the meaning given by the PGPA Act.

Schedule 1   Application provisions for and amendments of the PGPA Act

Part 1   Delayed application of certain provisions of Parts 2-3 and 3-2 of the PGPA Act

1   Corporate plans

Sections 35 and 95 of the PGPA Act (which deal with corporate plans for Commonwealth entities and Commonwealth companies) apply in relation to reporting periods for those entities and companies that commence on or after 1 July 2015.

2   Budget estimates

Sections 36 and 96 of the PGPA Act (which deal with budget estimates for Commonwealth entities and wholly-owned Commonwealth companies) apply in relation to reporting periods for those entities and companies that commence after the commencement time.

3   Annual performance statements

Sections 39 and 40 of the PGPA Act (which deal with annual performance statements for Commonwealth entities) apply in relation to reporting periods for those entities that commence on or after 1 July 2015.

4   Annual financial statements

Sections 42 and 43 of the PGPA Act (which deal with annual financial statements for Commonwealth entities) apply in relation to reporting periods for those entities that commence after the commencement time.

5   Audit of financial statements of subsidiaries

Sections 44 and 99 of the PGPA Act (which deal with audits of financial statements of subsidiaries of Commonwealth entities or Commonwealth companies) apply in relation to reporting periods for those subsidiaries that commence after the commencement time.

6   Annual reports

Sections 46 and 97 of the PGPA Act (which deal with annual reports for Commonwealth entities and Commonwealth companies) apply in relation to reporting periods for those entities and companies that commence after the commencement time.

7   Australian Government financial reporting

Sections 47, 48 and 49 of the PGPA Act (which deal with Australian Government financial reporting) apply in relation to the 2014-2015 financial year and later financial years.

Part 2   Other application provisions

8   Duties of officials - use of position

Section 27 of the PGPA Act (which deals with the duty of officials in relation to the use of their position) applies to uses occurring after the commencement time.

9   Duties of officials - use of information

Section 28 of the PGPA Act (which deals with the duty of officials in relation to the use of information) applies to uses by officials occurring after the commencement time of information obtained by the officials before or after that time.

10   Duties of officials - disclosure of interests

Section 29 of the PGPA Act (which deals with the duty of officials to disclose their interests) applies to interests that arise for officials before or after the commencement time.

11   Termination of appointment

Section 30 of the PGPA Act (which deals with termination of appointment) applies to appointments made before or after the commencement time.

12   Banking

Section 55 of the PGPA Act (which deals with amounts received by officials) applies to amounts received after the commencement time.

13   Waiver of amounts and modification of payment terms

Section 63 of the PGPA Act (which deals with waiver of amounts owing to the Commonwealth and modification of payment terms) applies to amounts owing to the Commonwealth before or after the commencement time.

14   Set-off

Section 64 of the PGPA Act (which deals with setting off amounts owing to or by the Commonwealth) applies to amounts owing to or by the Commonwealth before or after the commencement time.

15   Gifts of relevant property

Sections 66 and 67 of the PGPA Act (which deal with gifts of property) apply to gifts made after the commencement time of property acquired before or after that time.

16   Losses of relevant money or relevant property

Sections 68, 69 and 70 of the PGPA Act (which deal with losses of relevant money or relevant property) apply to losses occurring after the commencement time.

17   Ministers to inform Parliament of certain events

Section 72 of the PGPA Act (which requires Ministers to inform Parliament of certain events) applies to events occurring after the commencement time.

18   Receipt of amounts by non-corporate Commonwealth entities

Section 74 of the PGPA Act (which deals with amounts received by non-corporate Commonwealth entities) applies to amounts received after the commencement time.

19   Transfers of functions between non-corporate Commonwealth entities

Section 75 of the PGPA Act (which deals with transfers of functions between non-corporate Commonwealth entities) applies to determinations made after the commencement time in relation to transfers of functions occurring before or after that time.

20   Payments between non-corporate Commonwealth entities

Section 76 of the PGPA Act (which deals with payments made between non-corporate Commonwealth entities) applies to payments made after the commencement time.

21   Repayments by the Commonwealth

Section 77 of the PGPA Act (which deals with repayments of amounts received by the Commonwealth) applies to amounts received by the Commonwealth after the commencement time.

22   Special accounts

Section 80 of the PGPA Act (which deals with special accounts) applies to special accounts established before or after the commencement time.

23   Recovery of debts

Rules made for the purposes of paragraph 103(c) of the PGPA Act (which deals with recovery of debts) apply to:

(a) debts incurred after the commencement time; and

(b) debts incurred before that time, but only if the recovery of the debt had not been pursued before that time.

Part 3   Amendments

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013

24   At the end of section 101

Add:

(4) Despite subsection 14(2) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003, the rules may provide in relation to a matter by applying, adopting or incorporating, with or without modification, any matter contained in instructions given under section 20A of this Act as in force or existing from time to time.

Schedule 2   Amendment of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997

Part 1   Amendments

Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997

1   Reader's guide

Repeal the guide.

2   Title

Omit “ the proper use and management of public money, public property and other Commonwealth resources ”, substitute “ powers to make commitments to spend money and powers in relation to companies ”.

3   Section 1

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability”, substitute “Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers)”.

4   After section 2

Insert:

2A Simplified outline of this Act

This Act confers on the Commonwealth, in certain circumstances, the powers:

(a) to make arrangements under which relevant money and other CRF money can be spent, or to make grants of financial assistance; and

(b) to form, or otherwise be involved in, companies.

The arrangements, grants, programs and companies (or classes of arrangements or grants) in relation to which the powers are conferred are specified in the regulations.

5   At the end of Part 1

Add:

5 Definitions

In this Act:

accountable authority has the meaning given by the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

Finance Minister means the Minister administering this Act.

Minister includes the President of the Senate or the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

non-corporate Commonwealth entity has the meaning given by the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

official has the meaning given by the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

other CRF money has the meaning given by the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

relevant money has the meaning given by the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

6 Relationship with the finance law

This Act and the regulations are to be read together with the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013).

6   Parts 2 and 3

Repeal the Parts.

7   Part 4 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Part 2 - Supplementary powers to make commitments to spend money and be involved in companies etc.

8   Divisions 1 to 3A of Part 4

Repeal the Divisions.

9   Division 3B of Part 4 (heading)

Repeal the heading.

10   Section 32B (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

32B Supplementary powers to make commitments to spend relevant money and other CRF money etc.

11   Subparagraph 32B(1)(a)(i)

Omit “public money”, substitute “relevant money or other CRF money”.

12   Subsection 32B(1)

Omit “, subject to compliance with this Act, the regulations, Finance Minister’s Orders, Special Instructions and any other law”.

13   At the end of subsection 32B(1)

Add:

Note: The Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 deals with the use and management of public resources (including relevant money and other CRF money).

14   Subsection 32B(2)

Omit “a Chief Executive” (first occurring), substitute “an accountable authority of a non-corporate Commonwealth entity”.

15   Subsection 32B(2) (notes 1 and 2)

Repeal the notes, substitute:

Note: For the power to delegate, see section 32D.

16   Subsection 32C(3)

Omit “a Chief Executive” (first occurring), substitute “an accountable authority of a non-corporate Commonwealth entity”.

17   Subsection 32C(3) (notes 1 and 2)

Repeal the notes, substitute:

Note: For the power to delegate, see section 32D.

18   Sections 32D and 32E

Repeal the sections, substitute:

32D Minister or accountable authority may delegate powers

Delegation by a Minister

(1) A Minister may, by writing, delegate any or all of his or her powers under section 32B or 32C to an official of any non-corporate Commonwealth entity.

Note: An accountable authority may delegate a power delegated under this section (see section 32DA).

(2) In exercising powers under a delegation, the delegate must comply with any directions of the Minister concerned.

Delegation by an accountable authority

(3) An accountable authority of a non-corporate Commonwealth entity may, by writing, delegate any or all of his or her powers under section 32B or 32C to an official of any non-corporate Commonwealth entity.

(4) In exercising powers under a delegation, the delegate must comply with any directions of the accountable authority concerned.

32DA Accountable authority may sub-delegate powers

(1) An accountable authority of a non-corporate Commonwealth entity may, by writing, delegate to an official (the second delegate ) of any non-corporate Commonwealth entity powers and functions that have been delegated to the accountable authority by a Minister under section 32D.

(2) The power or function, when exercised or performed by the second delegate, is taken for the purposes of this Act to have been exercised or performed by the Minister.

(3) If the accountable authority is subject to directions in relation to the exercise of a power, or the performance of a function, delegated to the accountable authority under section 32D, then:

(a) the accountable authority must give corresponding directions to the second delegate; and

(b) the accountable authority may give other directions (not inconsistent with those corresponding directions) to the second delegate in relation to the exercise of that power or the performance of that function.

(4) The second delegate must comply with any directions of the accountable authority.

32DB Relationship with section 23 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013

Section 23 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the power of accountable authorities in relation to arrangements and commitments) does not authorise the accountable authority of a non-corporate Commonwealth entity to exercise, on behalf of the Commonwealth, a power conferred on the Commonwealth by section 32B of this Act.

19   Division 4 of Part 4

Repeal the Division.

20   Part 5 (heading)

Repeal the heading.

21   Sections 37 to 39A

Repeal the sections.

22   Subsection 39B(3) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: For the power to delegate, see section 40.

23   Subsection 39B(4)

Repeal the subsection.

24   Subsection 39B(5) (definition of Commonwealth company )

Omit “Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

25   At the end of Part 5

Add:

40 Finance Minister may delegate powers

(1) The Finance Minister may, by written instrument, delegate to an accountable authority of a non-corporate Commonwealth entity the Finance Minister’s powers or functions under section 39B.

(2) In exercising powers or functions under a delegation, the delegate must comply with any directions of the Finance Minister.

41 Executive power of the Commonwealth

This Part does not, by implication, limit the executive power of the Commonwealth.

26   Parts 6 to 8

Repeal the Parts.

27   Part 9 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Part 3 - Miscellaneous

28   Sections 58 to 64

Repeal the sections.

29   Subsection 65(1)

Omit “(1)”.

30   Subsection 65(2)

Repeal the subsection (including the note).

Part 2   Transitional and applicationprovisions

Division 1   Transitional and application provisions

31   Allocation of certain persons to Departments of State, Departments of the Parliament and prescribed Agencies

(1) The following table provides that certain persons are taken to be officials of Commonwealth entities for the purposes of the PGPA Act.

Persons taken to be officials of Commonwealth entities

Item

The following person …

is taken to be an official of this Commonwealth entity for the purposes of the PGPA Act …

1

a person who immediately before the commencement time is allocated to a Department of State under paragraph 4(1)(a) of the Financial Management and Accountability Regulations 1997

the Department of State.

2

a person who immediately before the commencement time is allocated to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet under paragraph 4(1)(e) of the Financial Management and Accountability Regulations 1997

the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

3

a person who immediately before the commencement time is allocated to a Department of the Parliament under subregulation 4(2) of the Financial Management and Accountability Regulations 1997

the Department of the Parliament.

4

any person who performs financial tasks in relation to a prescribed Agency as mentioned in paragraph 5(1)(b) of the Financial Management and Accountability Regulations 1997

the listed entity that, under this Part, the prescribed Agency is taken to become at the commencement time.

(2) A person ceases to be taken to be such an official when the person would have ceased to be covered by paragraph 4(1)(a) or (e), 5(1)(b) or subregulation 4(2) of the Financial Management and Accountability Regulations 1997.

32   Prescribed Agencies

If:

(a) immediately before the commencement time, a body, organisation or group of persons is a prescribed Agency; and

(b) at the commencement time, there is a listed entity that has the same name as the prescribed Agency;

then the prescribed Agency is taken to become the listed entity at the commencement time.

33   Notional payments and receipts by Agencies

Despite the repeal of section 6 of the FMA Act (which deals with notional payments and receipts by Agencies), that section, and any other provision of the FMA Act to the extent that it relates to that section, continues to apply after the commencement time in relation to payments made before that time.

34   Agreements with banks about receipt, transmission etc. of public money

(1) An agreement made under section 8 of the FMA Act (which deals with agreements with banks about the receipt, transmission etc. of public money) that is in force immediately before the commencement time is taken, after that time, to have been made under, and in accordance with, section 53 of the PGPA Act.

(2) An agreement made under section 8 of the FMA Act with the Reserve Bank of Australia in relation to a central bank account that is in force immediately before the commencement time is taken, after that time, to have been made under, and in accordance with, subsection 53(3) of the PGPA Act.

35   Public money must be promptly banked etc.

Despite the repeal of section 10 of the FMA Act (which requires public money to be promptly banked etc.), that section continues to apply after the commencement time in relation to public money received before that time.

36   Establishment of Special Accounts by Finance Minister

(1) A determination made under subsection 20(1) of the FMA Act (which deals with the establishment of Special Accounts by the Finance Minister) that is in force immediately before the commencement time is (subject to subitem (2)) taken, after that time, to have been made under subsection 78(1) of the PGPA Act.

(2) Subitem (1) does not apply to the following determinations:

(a) the Financial Management and Accountability (Establishment of SOETM Special Account - FWO) Determination 2012/13;

(b) the Financial Management and Accountability (Establishment of SOETM Special Account - Customs) Determination 2012/14;

(c) the Financial Management and Accountability Determination 2006/74 - Security Deposits Special Account Establishment 2006;

(d) the Financial Management and Accountability (Establishment of Special Account for Department of the House of Representatives) 2011/10;

(e) the Financial Management and Accountability Determination 2005/02 - Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Reconstruction and Development (Grants) Special Account Determination 2005;

(f) the Financial Management and Accountability (Establishment of Special Account for AusAID) Determination 2011/05;

(g) the Financial Management and Accountability (Local Hospital Networks Special Account) Determination 2013/01;

(h) the Financial Management and Accountability Determination 2009/34 - Joint Australian U.S. Geological and Geophysical Research Station Special Account Establishment 2009;

(i) the Financial Management and Accountability Determination 2008/24 - Indigenous Communities Strategic Investment Program Special Account Establishment 2008.

37   Drawing rights

Despite the repeal of sections 26 and 27 of the FMA Act, those sections continue to apply after the commencement time until the end of 30 June 2015 as if:

(a) a reference to an official were a reference to an official within the meaning of the PGPA Act; and

(b) a reference to public money were a reference to relevant money within the meaning of the PGPA Act; and

(c) a reference to a designated Special Account appropriation were a reference to an appropriation under section 80 of the PGPA Act that relates to:

(i) the COAG Reform Fund established by the COAG Reform Fund Act 2008; or

(ii) a special account (within the meaning of the PGPA Act) established by the Nation-building Funds Act 2008.

38   Repayments by the Commonwealth

Despite the repeal of section 28 of the FMA Act (which deals with repayments by the Commonwealth), that section continues to apply after the commencement time in relation to amounts received by the Commonwealth before that time.

39   Repayments to the Commonwealth

Despite the repeal of section 30 and subsection 32A(2) of the FMA Act (which deal with repayments to the Commonwealth), those provisions continue to apply after the commencement time in relation to amounts paid by the Commonwealth before that time.

40   Appropriations to take account of recoverable GST

Despite the repeal of section 30A and subsection 32A(3) of the FMA Act (which deal with the treatment of appropriations to take account of recoverable GST), those provisions continue to apply after the commencement time in relation to payments that are made before 1 July 2015.

41   Retaining prescribed receipts

Despite the repeal of section 31 and subsection 32A(4) of the FMA Act (which deal with retaining prescribed receipts), those provisions continue to apply after the commencement time in relation to:

(a) amounts (other than amounts that relate to GST) that are received before that time; and

(b) amounts that relate to GST that are received before 1 July 2015.

42   Regulations made for the purposes of sections 32B and 39B

The amendments to sections 32B, 39B and 65 of the FMA Act made by this Schedule do not affect the continuity of any regulations that are in force for the purposes of section 32B or 39B immediately before the commencement time.

43   Delegations by Minister

(1) A delegation by a Minister under subsection 32D(1) of the FMA Act that is in force immediately before the commencement time is taken, after that time, to have been made under subsection 32D(1) of the Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Act 1997 (as inserted by this Schedule).

Note: The FMA Act is renamed the Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Act 1997 by Part 1 of this Schedule.

(2) A direction given by a Minister for the purposes of subsection 32D(2) of the FMA Act that is in force immediately before the commencement time is taken, after that time, to have been given for the purposes of subsection 32D(2) of the Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Act 1997 (as inserted by this Schedule).

44   Finance Minister may approve act of grace payments

An authorisation given under section 33 of the FMA Act (which deals with the Finance Minister approving act of grace payments) that is in force immediately before the commencement time is taken, after that time, to have been given under, and in accordance with, section 65 of the PGPA Act.

45   Finance Minister may borrow for short periods

An agreement made under section 38 of the FMA Act (which deals with the Finance Minister borrowing for short periods) that is in force immediately before the commencement time is taken, after that time, to have been made under, and in accordance with, section 56 of the PGPA Act.

46   Investment of public money

Public money that, immediately before the commencement time, is invested under section 39 of the FMA Act (which deals with the investment of public money) is taken, after that time, to be invested under, and in accordance with, section 58 of the PGPA Act.

47   Minister must inform Parliament of involvement in a company by the Commonwealth or a prescribed body

Despite the repeal of section 39A of the FMA Act (which deals with the requirement to inform Parliament of the Commonwealth’s or a prescribed body’s involvement in a company), that section continues to apply after the commencement time in relation to events that occur before that time.

48   Gifts of public property

An approval for the making of a gift that is in force under paragraph 43(b) of the FMA Act (which deals with gifts of public property) immediately before the commencement time is taken, after that time, to be a written authorisation by the Finance Minister as referred to in subparagraph 66(b)(ii) of the PGPA Act.

49   Promoting proper use of Commonwealth resources

An arrangement made under section 44 of the FMA Act (which dealswith promoting the proper use of Commonwealth resources) that is in force immediately before the commencement time is taken, after that time, to have been made under section 23 of the PGPA Act.

50   Keeping responsible Minister and Finance Minister informed

Despite the repeal of section 44A of the FMA Act (which deals with keeping the responsible Minister and Finance Minister informed), that section continues to apply after the commencement time in relation to a requirement to provide reports, documents or information made under that section before that time.

51   Recovery of debts

Despite the repeal of section 47 of the FMA Act (which deals with the recovery of debts), that section continues to apply after the commencement time in relation to any debt that a Chief Executive had begun to pursue under that section before that time.

52   Accounts and records

Despite the repeal of section 48 of the FMA Act (which deals with accounts and records), that section continues to apply after the commencement time in relation to accounts and records to which that section applies immediately before the commencement time.

53   Continuing application of certain provisions

Despite the repeal of the following provisions of the FMA Act, those provisions continue to apply after the commencement time in relation to the last financial year that ends before the commencement time:

(a) section 49 (which deals with annual financial statements);

(b) section 51 (which deals with reporting requirements if an Agency ceases to exist or Agency functions are transferred);

(c) section 55 (which deals with the preparation of annual financial statements by the Finance Minister);

(d) section 56 (which deals with auditing the Finance Minister’s annual financial statements);

(e) section 57 (which deals with auditing the annual financial statements of an Agency).

54   Additional financial statements

Despite the repeal of section 50 of the FMA Act (which deals with additional financial statements), that section continues to apply after the commencement time in relation to financial statements required under that section before that time.

55   Chief Executive may delegate powers

Delegation of Chief Executive’s powers

(1) A delegation, under section 53 of the FMA Act, by a Chief Executive of an Agency of his or her powers under section 32B or 32C of that Act (but not powers of a Minister that have been delegated to the Chief Executive) that is in force immediately before the commencement time is taken, after that time, to be a delegation by an accountable authority of a non-corporate Commonwealth entity under subsection 32D(3) of the Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Act 1997 (as inserted by this Schedule).

Note: The FMA Act is renamed the Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Act 1997 by Part 1 of this Schedule.

(2) A direction given by a Chief Executive of an Agency for the purposes of a delegation referred to in subitem (1) that is in force immediately before the commencement time is taken, after that time, to have been given for the purposes of subsection 32D(4) of the Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Act 1997 (as inserted by this Schedule).

Subdelegation of Finance Minister’s powers by Chief Executive

(3) A delegation, under section 53 of the FMA Act, by a Chief Executive of an Agency of the Finance Minister’s powers or functions under section 32B or 32C of that Act that is in force immediately before the commencement time is taken, after that time, to be a delegation by an accountable authority of a non-corporate Commonwealth entity under subsection 32DA(1) of the Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Act 1997 (as inserted by this Schedule).

(4) A direction given by a Chief Executive of an Agency for the purposes of a delegation referred to in subitem (3) that is in force immediately before the commencement time is taken, after that time, to have been given for the purposes of subsection 32DA(3) of Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Act 1997 (as inserted by this Schedule).

56   Requirement to publish monthly financial statements

Despite the repeal of section 54 of the FMA Act (which deals with monthly financial statements), that section continues to apply after the commencement time in relation to the last month that ends immediately before that time.

57   Modified operation of Act and relevant regulations

Despite the repeal of section 58 of the FMA Act (which deals with the modification of the FMA Act for intelligence or security agencies or prescribed law enforcement agencies), the following continue to apply after the commencement time in relation to the last financial year that ends before that time:

(a) section 58 of the FMA Act;

(b) any other section of the Act to the extent that it relates to that section or regulations made for the purposes of that section.

Note: Division 2 of this Part continues the operation of regulations made for the purposes of section 58 of the FMA Act. Those regulations modify the operation of certain parts of the FMA Act.

58   Finance Minister may delegate powers

Delegation of powers under section 32B or 32C of the FMA Act

(1) A delegation, under section 62 of the FMA Act, by the Finance Minister of the Finance Minister’s powers or functions under section 32B or 32C of that Act that is in force immediately before the commencement time is taken, after that time, to have been made under subsection 32D(1) of the Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Act 1997 (as inserted by this Schedule).

Note: The FMA Act is renamed the Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Act 1997 by Part 1 of this Schedule.

(2) A direction given by the Finance Minister for the purposes of a delegation referred to in subitem (1) that is in force immediatelybefore the commencement time is taken, after that time, to have been given for the purposes of subsection 32D(2) of the Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Act 1997 (as inserted by this Schedule).

Delegation of powers under section 39B of the FMA Act

(3) A delegation, under section 62 of the FMA Act, by the Finance Minister of the Finance Minister’s powers or functions under section 39B of that Act that is in force immediately before the commencement time is taken, after that time, to have been made under section 40 of the Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Act 1997 (as inserted by this Schedule).

(4) A direction given by the Finance Minister for the purposes of a delegation referred to in subitem (3) that is in force immediately before the commencement time is taken, after that time, to have been given for the purposes of section 40 of the Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Act 1997 (as inserted by this Schedule).

58A   Guidelines

The amendments to section 65 of the FMA Act made by this Schedule do not affect the continuity of the Commonwealth Cleaning Services Guidelines 2012, as in force immediately before the commencement time.

59   Approvals of spending proposals

An approval that, immediately before the commencement time, is in force for the purposes of regulation 9 of regulations made under the FMA Act is taken, after that time, to have been given for the purposes of, and in accordance with, rules made for the purposes of section 52 of the PGPA Act.

Division 2   Continuation of instruments

60   Continuation of instruments

(1) This item applies if:

(a) an item of this Part continues the operation of a provision of the FMA Act; and

(b) regulations or any other instrument are in force immediately before the commencement time for the purposes of the provision.

(2) The regulations or other instrument are taken, after the commencement time, to continue in force for the purposes of the item.

Schedule 3   Repeal of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997

Part 1   Repeal

Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997

1   The whole of the Act

Repeal the Act.

Part 2   Transitional and application provisions

2   Continuing application of certain provisions

(1) Despite the repeal of the following provisions of the CAC Act, those provisions continue to apply after the commencement time in relation to the last financial year that ends before the commencement time:

(a) section 9 (which deals with directors preparing annual reports);

(b) section 10 (which deals with modified requirements for a Commonwealth authority’s first year of existence);

(c) section 12 (which deals with auditing a relevant subsidiary’s financial statements);

(d) section 14 (which deals with estimates);

(e) section 36 (which deals with annual reports for Commonwealth companies);

(f) section 37 (which deals with auditing relevant subsidiary’s financial statements);

(g) section 39 (which deals with estimates);

(h) Schedule 1 (which deals with the annual report for Commonwealth authorities).

(2) Despite the repeal of section 11 of the CAC Act (which deals with the contravention of annual report rules by directors), that section continues to apply after the commencement time in relation to a contravention of a reporting rule that occurs after that time.

3   Responsible Minister to be notified of significant events

Despite the repeal of sections 15 and 40 of the CAC Act (which deal with notifying the responsible Minister of significant events), those sections continue to apply after the commencement time in relation to decisions made before that time.

4   Keeping responsible Minister and Finance Minister informed

Despite the repeal of sections 16 and 41 of the CAC Act (which deal with keeping the responsible Minister and Finance Minister informed), those sections continue to apply after the commencement time in relation to:

(a) operations that occur before that time; and

(b) requirements to provide reports, documents or information made before that time.

5   Corporate plan for GBE

Despite the repeal of sections 17 and 42 of the CAC Act (which deal with corporate plans for GBEs), those sections continue to apply after the commencement time in relation to the first reporting period that commences at or after that time.

6   Banking and investment

(1) Despite the repeal of subsections 18(2) and 19(2) of the CAC Act (which deal with banking and investment), those subsections continue to apply after the commencement time in relation to money received before that time.

(2) Surplus money that, immediately before the commencement time, is invested under section 18 or 19 of the CAC Act (which deals with banking and investment) is taken, after that time, to be relevant money invested under, and in accordance with, section 59 of the PGPA Act.

(3) An approval that is in force immediately before the commencement time under paragraph 18(3)(d) of the CAC Act is taken, after that time, to be a written authorisation given under subparagraph 59(1)(b)(iii) of the PGPA Act.

7   Accounting records

Despite the repeal of section 20 of the CAC Act (which deals with accounting records), that section continues to apply after the commencement time in relation to accounting records to which that section applies immediately before the commencement time.

8   Use of position - civil obligations

Despite the repeal of section 24 of the CAC Act (which deals with the use of position), that section continues to apply after the commencement time in relation to an officer or employee of a Commonwealth authority who, before that time, uses his or her position to gain an advantage, or cause a detriment (even if the advantage is not gained or the detriment is not caused until after the commencement time).

9   Use of information - civil obligations

Despite the repeal of section 25 of the CAC Act (which deals with the use of information), that section continues to apply after the commencement time in relation to a person who, before that time, uses information to gain an advantage, or cause a detriment (even if the advantage is not gained or the detriment is not caused until after the commencement time).

10   Disqualification order for contravention of civil penalty provision

Despite the repeal of section 27C of the CAC Act (which deals with disqualification orders for contraventions of civil penalty provisions), that section continues to apply after the commencement time in relation to orders that are in force under that section immediately before that time.

11   Director may give other directors standing notice about an interest

A notice given under section 27F or 27G of the CAC Act (which deals with directors giving notice about interests) that is in force immediately before the commencement time is taken, after that time, to have been given for the purposes of section 29 of the PGPA Act.

12   Right of access to authority's books

Despite the repeal of section 27L of the CAC Act (which deals with the right of access to authority’s books), that section continues to apply after the commencement time in relation to books to which that section applies immediately before that time.

13   Indemnification and exemption of officer

Despite the repeal of section 27M of the CAC Act (which deals with the indemnification and exemption of officers), that section continues to apply after the commencement time in relation to indemnifications that are in force immediately before that time.

14   Insurance for certain liabilities of officers

Despite the repeal of section 27N of the CAC Act (which deals with insurance for certain liabilities of officers), that section continues to apply after the commencement time in relation to contracts for insurance that are in force under that section immediately before that time.

15   Cessation of sections 28 and 43 notifications

Notifications that, immediately before the commencement time, are in force as a result of subitem 71(2) or 72(2) of Schedule 1 to the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Amendment Act 2008 (which deal with section 28 and 43 notifications) cease to be in force at the commencement time.

16   Continuation of provisions of the CAC Act for the purposes of the Future Fund Act 2006

Despite the repeal of the CAC Act by this Schedule, the following provisions continue to apply, in relation to members of the Future Fund Board of Guardians and members of staff of the Future Fund Management Agency, after the commencement time in accordance with section 66 of the Future Fund Act 2006:

(a) section 6 of the CAC Act;

(b) section 27C of the CAC Act;

(c) Schedule 2 to the CAC Act.

Note: Section 66 of the Future Fund Act 2006 applies those provisions of the CAC Act to members of the Future Fund Board of Guardians and members of staff of the Future Fund Management Agency. This item continues the operation of those provisions of the CAC Act.

17   Continuation of instruments

(1) This item applies if:

(a) an item of this Part continues the operation of a provision of the CAC Act; and

(b) regulations or any other instrument are in force immediately before the commencement time for the purposes of the provision.

(2) The regulations or other instrument are taken, after that time, to continue in force for the purposes of the item.

Schedule 4   Auditor-General Act 1997 and related amendments

Part 1   Amendments

Auditor-General Act 1997

1   Readers guide (heading "Related legislation")

Repeal the heading.

2   Readers guide (paragraphs under the heading "Related legislation")

Repeal the paragraphs.

3   Subsection 5(1)

Omit “(1)”.

4   Subsection 5(1)

Insert:

accountable authority , of a Commonwealth entity, has the same meaning as in the Public Governance,Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

5   Subsection 5(1) (definition of Agency )

Repeal the definition.

6   Subsection 5(1) (definition of Chief Executive )

Repeal the definition.

7   Subsection 5(1) (definition of Commonwealth authority )

Repeal the definition.

8   Subsection 5(1) (definition of Commonwealth company )

Omit “Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

9   Subsection 5(1)

Insert:

Commonwealth entity has the same meaning as in the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

10   Subsection 5(1)

Insert:

corporate Commonwealth entity has the same meaning as in the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

11   Subsection 5(1) (definition of director )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

director , of a Commonwealth company, has the same meaning as in the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

12   Subsection 5(1) (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

13   Subsection 5(1) (definition of FMA official )

Repeal the definition.

14   Subsection 5(1) (definition of GBE or government business enterprise)

Omit “Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

15   Subsection 5(1)

Insert:

non-corporate Commonwealth entity has the same meaning as in the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

16   Subsection 5(1) (definition of officer )

Repeal the definition.

17   Subsection 5(1)

Insert:

official , of a Commonwealth entity, has the same meaning as in the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

18   Subsection 5(1) (definition of responsible Minister )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

responsible Minister :

(a) in relation to a Commonwealth entity or a Commonwealth company - has the same meaning as in the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013; and

(b) in relation to a Commonwealth partner - means the Minister responsible for achieving the Commonwealth purpose concerned; and

(c) in relation to a subsidiary of a corporate Commonwealth entity or a Commonwealth company - the responsible Minister for the entity or company concerned.

19   Subsection 5(1) (definition of senior manager )

Repeal the definition.

20   Subsection 5(1) (definition of subsidiary )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

subsidiary , of a corporate Commonwealth entity or a Commonwealth company, has the same meaning as in the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

21   Subsection 5(1) (definition of wholly owned Commonwealth company )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

wholly-owned Commonwealth company has the same meaning as in the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

22   Subsection 5(2)

Repeal the subsection.

23   Division 1 of Part 4 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Division 1 - Annual financial statement audits

24   Sections 11, 12, 13 and 14

Repeal the sections, substitute:

11 Annual financial statements of Commonwealth entities, Commonwealth companies and subsidiaries

The Auditor-General’s functions include auditing the:

(a) annual financial statements of Commonwealth entities in accordance with the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013; and

(b) annual financial statements of Commonwealth companies in accordance with that Act; and

(c) annual financial statements of subsidiaries of corporate Commonwealth entities and Commonwealth companies in accordance with that Act.

12 Annual consolidated financial statements

The Auditor-General’s functions include auditing the annual consolidated financial statements in accordance with the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

14 Audit fees for annual financial statement audits

(1) A person or body (other than a non-corporate Commonwealth entity) whose annual financial statements are audited as mentioned in:

(a) section 11 of this Act; or

(b) subsection 30(3) of the Governance of Australian Government Superannuation Schemes Act 2011;

is liable to pay audit fees for the audit, based on a scale of fees determined by the Auditor-General.

(2) Fees are payable within 30 days after issue of a payment claim. Payment claims for instalments may be issued before the audit is completed.

(3) Unpaid fees:

(a) are a debt due to the Commonwealth; and

(b) may be recovered by the Auditor-General, on behalf of the Commonwealth, by action in a court of competent jurisdiction.

(4) In the annual report prepared by the Auditor-General and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period, the Auditor-General must include details of the basis on which the Auditor-General determined the audit fees that applied during the period.

25   After Division 1 of Part 4

Insert:

Division 1A - Annual performance statement audits

15 Commonwealth entities

The Auditor-General’s functions include auditing annual performance statements of Commonwealth entities in accordance with the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

16 Audit fees for annual performance statement audits

(1) A corporate Commonwealth entity whose annual performance statements are audited as mentioned in section 15 is liable to pay audit fees for the audit, based on a scale of fees determined by the Auditor-General.

(2) Fees are payable within 30 days after issue of a payment claim. Payment claims for instalments may be issued before the audit is completed.

(3) Unpaid fees:

(a) are a debt due to the Commonwealth; and

(b) may be recovered by the Auditor-General, on behalf of the Commonwealth, by action in a court of competent jurisdiction.

(4) In the annual report prepared by the Auditor-General and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period, the Auditor-General must include details of the basis on which the Auditor-General determined the audit fees that applied during the period.

26   Sections 15, 16 and 17

Repeal the sections, substitute:

17 Performance audits of Commonwealth entities, Commonwealth companies and subsidiaries

(1) The Auditor-General may at any time conduct a performance audit of:

(a) a Commonwealth entity; or

(b) a Commonwealth company; or

(c) a subsidiary of a corporate Commonwealth entity or a Commonwealth company.

(2) However, the Auditor-General may only conduct such an audit on request by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit if the audit is of:

(a) a corporate Commonwealth entity that is a GBE, or of any of its subsidiaries; or

(b) a wholly-owned Commonwealth company that is a GBE, or any of its subsidiaries.

(3) Nothing prevents the Auditor-General from asking the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit to make a particular request under subsection (2).

(4) As soon as practicable after completing the report on an audit under this section, the Auditor-General must:

(a) cause a copy of the report to be tabled in each House of the Parliament; and

(b) give a copy of the report to the responsible Minister; and

(c) give a copy of the report:

(i) if the audit is of a Commonwealth entity - to an official who is, or is a member of, the accountable authority of the entity; or

(ii) if the audit is of a Commonwealth company - to a director of the company; or

(iii) if the audit is of a subsidiary of a corporate Commonwealth entity or Commonwealth company - to a person who is, or is a member of, the governing body of the subsidiary; and

(d) to the extent that the report relates to the operations of a Commonwealth partner - give a copy of the report to a person who is, or is a member of, the governing body of the Commonwealth partner.

(5) The Auditor-General may give a copy of, or an extract from, the report to any person (including a Minister) who, or any body that, in the Auditor-General’s opinion, has a special interest in the report or the content of the extract.

(6) For the purposes of this section, a Commonwealth entity is taken not to include any persons who are:

(a) employed or engaged under the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984; and

(b) prescribed by an Act or rules made for the purposes of the definition of Department of State or Parliamentary Department in section 8 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 in relation to the entity.

27   Subsection 18(1)

Omit “Agency”, substitute “Commonwealth entity”.

28   Paragraphs 18(2)(d), (e) and (f)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

(d) to the extent that the report relates to the operations of a Commonwealth entity - give a copy of the report to a person who is, or is a member of, the accountable authority of the entity; and

(e) to the extent that the report relates to the operations of a Commonwealth company - give a copy of the report to a director of the company; and

(f) to the extent that the report relates to the operations of a subsidiary of a corporate Commonwealth entity or a Commonwealth company - give a copy of the report to a person who is, or is a member of, the governing body of the subsidiary; and

29   Paragraph 18(2)(h)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(h) to the extent that the report relates to the operations of a Commonwealth partner - give a copy of the report to a person who is, or is a member of, the governing body of the Commonwealth partner.

30   Subsection 18(4) (definition of Commonwealth public sector )

Omit “Agencies, Commonwealth authorities”, substitute “non-corporate Commonwealth entities, corporate Commonwealth entities”.

31   Section 18A

Repeal the section, substitute:

18A Audit of performance measures

(1) The Auditor-General may at any time conduct an audit of:

(a) the appropriateness of the performance measures (however described) of:

(i) a Commonwealth entity; or

(ii) a Commonwealth company; or

(iii) a subsidiary of a corporate Commonwealth entity or a Commonwealth company; and

(b) reporting by the entity, company or subsidiary against those measures.

(2) However, the Auditor-General may only conduct such an audit on request by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit if the audit is of:

(a) a corporate Commonwealth entity that is a GBE, or of any of its subsidiaries; or

(b) a wholly-owned Commonwealth company that is a GBE, or of any of its subsidiaries.

(3) Nothing prevents the Auditor-General from asking the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit to make a particular request under subsection (2).

(4) As soon as practicable after completing the report on an audit under this section, the Auditor-General must:

(a) cause a copy of the report to be tabled in each House of the Parliament; and

(b) give a copy of the report to the responsible Minister; and

(c) give a copy of the report:

(i) if the audit is of a Commonwealth entity - to an official who is, or is a member of, the accountable authority of the entity; or

(ii) if the audit is of a Commonwealth company - to a director of the company; or

(iii) if the audit is of a subsidiary of a corporate Commonwealth entity or Commonwealth company - to a person who is, or is a member of, the governing body of the subsidiary.

(5) Subsection (4) does not apply if the report is, or is to be, included in the annual report of the Commonwealth entity or Commonwealth company.

(6) The Auditor-General may give a copy of, or an extract from, the report to any person (including a Minister) who, or any body that, in the Auditor-General’s opinion, has a special interest in the report or the content of the extract.

32   Subsection 18B(4)

Omit “15, 16,”.

33   Paragraph 18B(6)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(c) give a copy of the report to a person who is, or is a member of, the governing body of the Commonwealth partner.

34   Subsection 18B(7)

Omit “15, 16,”.

35   Section 19

Repeal the section, substitute:

19 Comments on proposed report

(1) After preparing a proposed report on an audit of a Commonwealth entity under paragraph 17(1)(a), the Auditor-General must:

(a) give a copy of the proposed report to an official who is, or is a member of, the accountable authority of the entity; and

(b) to the extent that the proposed report relates to the operations of a Commonwealth partner - give a person who is, or is a member of, the governing body of the Commonwealth partner:

(i) a copy of the proposed report; or

(ii) extracts of the parts of the proposed report that deal with the audit of the Commonwealth partner; or

(iii) extracts of the proposed report that include the parts of the proposed report that deal with the audit of the Commonwealth partner.

(2) After preparing a proposed report on an audit of a body under paragraph 17(1)(b) or (c), the Auditor-General must:

(a) give a copy of the proposed report to:

(i) if the audit is of a Commonwealth company - to a director of the company; or

(ii) if the audit is of a subsidiary of a corporate Commonwealth entity or Commonwealth company - to a person who is, or is a member of, the governing body of the subsidiary; and

(b) to the extent that the proposed report relates to the operations of a Commonwealth partner - give a person who is, or is a member of, the governing body of the Commonwealth partner:

(i) a copy of the proposed report; or

(ii) extracts of the parts of the proposed report that deal with the audit of the Commonwealth partner; or

(iii) extracts of the proposed report that include the parts of the proposed report that deal with the audit of the Commonwealth partner.

(3) After preparinga proposed report under section 18A on an audit of the performance measures of a body and the body’s reporting against those measures, the Auditor-General must give a copy of the proposed report to:

(a) if the audit is of a Commonwealth entity - to an official who is, or is a member of, the accountable authority of the entity; or

(b) if the audit is of a Commonwealth company - to a director of the company; or

(c) if the audit is of a subsidiary of a corporate Commonwealth entity or Commonwealth company - to a person who is, or is a member of, the governing body of the subsidiary.

(4) After preparing a proposed report on an audit of a Commonwealth partner under section 18B, the Auditor-General must give a copy of the proposed report to a person who is, or is a member of, the governing body of the Commonwealth partner.

(5) Subsection (4) does not apply if:

(a) the proposed report is included, or is to be included, in the proposed report on an audit under section 17; or

(b) the audit of the Commonwealth partner was conducted as part of an audit under section 18.

(6) After preparing a proposed report on an audit under section 17, 18, 18A or 18B, the Auditor-General may give a copy of, or an extract from, the proposed report to any person (including a Minister) who, or any body that, in the Auditor-General’s opinion, has a special interest in the report or the content of the extract.

(7) If the recipient of the proposed report, or the extract from the proposed report, gives written comments to the Auditor-General as follows, the Auditor-General must consider those comments before preparing a final report:

(a) in the case of a proposed report on an audit under section 18A (audit of performance measures) - within 14 days after receiving the proposed report, or the extract from the proposed report;

(b) otherwise - within 28 days after receiving the proposed report, or the extract from the proposed report.

(8) The Auditor-General must, in the final report, include all written comments received under subsection (7).

36   Subsections 19A(1) and (2)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

(1) The Auditor-General may at any time conduct an assurance review of:

(a) a Commonwealth entity; or

(b) a Commonwealth company; or

(c) a subsidiary of a corporate Commonwealth entity or a Commonwealth company.

(2) However, the Auditor-General may only conduct such an assurance review on request by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit if the review is of:

(a) a corporate Commonwealth entity that is a GBE, or of any of its subsidiaries; or

(b) a wholly-owned Commonwealth company that is a GBE, or of any of its subsidiaries.

37   Paragraph 21(1)(a)

Omit “Commonwealth authority”, substitute “corporate Commonwealth entity”.

38   Paragraph 21(1)(c)

Omit “as defined in section 34 of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “within the meaning of subsection 89(2) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

39   Paragraph 24(a)

After “1,”, insert “1A,”.

40   Paragraph 24(c)

Omit “section 56 of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “section 49 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

41   Section 28

Repeal the section.

42   Subsection 29(1)

Omit “an FMA official”, substitute “an official of a non-corporate Commonwealth entity”.

43   Subsection 32(5) (definition of authorised official )

Omit “an FMA official”, substitute “an official of a non-corporate Commonwealth entity”.

44   Paragraph 33(1)(a)

Omit “Commonwealth authority”, substitute “corporate Commonwealth entity”.

45   At the end of subsection 33(1)

Add:

Note: Paragraph (1)(a) does not expressly refer to non-corporate Commonwealth entities because these entities are legally part of the Commonwealth.

46   Subsection 33(4) (definition of authorised official )

Omit “an FMA official”, substitute “an official of a non-corporate Commonwealth entity”.

47   Section 44

Repeal the section, substitute:

44 Audit of annual financial statements

(1) After preparing the annual financial statements for the Audit Office under section 42 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, the Auditor-General must give the statements to the Independent Auditor.

(2) The Independent Auditor must audit the statements in accordance with section 43 of that Act.

(3) For these purposes, references in sections 42 and 43 of that Act to the Auditor-General are taken to be references to the Independent Auditor.

48   Section 50

Repeal the section, substitute:

50 Guaranteed availability of parliamentary appropriations

(1) There is payable to the Audit Office such money as is appropriated by the Parliament for the purposes of the Audit Office.

(2) The Finance Minister may give directions about the amounts in which, and the times at which, money payable under subsection (1) is to be paid to the Audit Office.

(3) If a direction under subsection (2) is given in writing, the direction is not a legislative instrument.

(4) A provision of an Appropriation Act that authorises the Finance Minister to determine that a departmental item of a Commonwealth entity is to be reduced does not apply in relation to a departmental item of the Audit Office.

(5) A provision of an Appropriation Act that has the effect of reducing an administered item of a Commonwealth entity does not apply in relation to an administered item of the Audit Office.

49   Section 54 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

54 Provision of information to the Minister or the Finance Minister

50   Subsection 54(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(1) This section applies to a requirement under paragraph 19(1)(b) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for the Auditor-General to give the Minister or the Finance Minister reports, documents or information.

Note: Section 19 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 deals with the duty of the accountable authority of a Commonwealth entity to keep the responsible Minister and Finance Minister informed in relation to the activities of the entity and any of its subsidiaries.

51   Subsection 54(3)

Omit “The”, substitute “The Minister or the”

52   Subsection 54(4)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(4) The requirement must be disclosed in the annual report prepared by the Auditor-General and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for the period.

53   At the end of clause 6 of Schedule 1

Add:

(7) Section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with terminating the appointment of an accountable authority, or a member of an accountable authority, for contravening general duties of officials) does not apply in relation to the Auditor-General.

Norfolk Island Act 1979

54   Subsection 48D(5)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(5) In the annual report prepared by the Auditor-General and given to the responsible Minister (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013) under section 46 of that Act for a period, the Auditor-General must include details of the basis on which the Auditor-General determined the audit fees that applied during that period.

55   Paragraph 48G(2)(f)

Omit “Commonwealth authority”, substitute “corporate Commonwealth entity”.

Public Accounts and Audit Committee Act 1951

56   After paragraph 8(1)(k)

Insert:

(ka) to consider the level of fees determined by the Auditor-General under subsection 16(1) of the Auditor-General Act 1997; and

Part 2   Application provisions

57   Annual financial statements audits

(1) The amendments made by items 23, 24, 47 and 54 of this Schedule apply, subject to subitem (2), in relation to audits of annual financial statements for reporting periods that commence at or after the commencement time.

(2) Section 14 of the Auditor-General Act 1997 (as inserted by this Schedule) does not apply in relation to a corporate Commonwealth entity that was, immediately before the commencement time, an Agency within the meaning of the FMA Act.

58   Annual performance statement audits

The amendments made by items 25 and 39 of this Schedule apply in relation to audits of annual performance statements for reporting periods that commence on or after 1 July 2015.

59   Performance audits and assurance reviews

The amendments made by items 26 to 36 of this Schedule apply in relation to performance audits and assurance reviews:

(a) that were commenced, but have not been completed, before the commencement time; or

(b) that commence at or after the commencement time.

60   Auditing standards

The amendment of paragraph 24(c) of the Auditor-General Act 1997 made by this Schedule applies in relation to audits for reporting periods that commence at or after the commencement time.

61   Annual reports

Despite the repeal of section 28 of the Auditor-General Act 1997 by this Schedule, that section as in force immediately before the commencement time continues to apply after that time in relation to the last financial year that ends before that time.

62   Delegations

The amendments of section 29 and subsections 32(5) and 33(4) of the Auditor-General Act 1997 made by this Schedule do not affect the continuity of any delegation or authorisation that is in force under those provisions immediately before the commencement time.

63   Parliamentary appropriations

Section 50 of the Auditor-General Act 1997 as inserted by this Schedule applies in relation to appropriations for the 2014-15 financial year and later financial years.

64   Requirements to provide reports, documents or information

The amendments of section 54 of the Auditor-General Act 1997 made by this Schedule apply in relation to any requirement made after the commencement time to provide reports, documents or information.

Schedule 5   Corporate status of bodies

Part 1   Bodies ceasing to be bodies corporate

Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005

1   Division 3 of Part 2

Repeal the Division, substitute:

Division 3 - Powers

12 ACMA’s powers

The ACMA has power to do all things necessary or convenient to be done for or in connection with the performance of its functions.

Note: The Chair may enter into contracts and other arrangements on behalf of the Commonwealth. See section 23 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

2   Part 3 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Part 3 - ACMA’s membership

3   Division 1 of Part 3

Repeal the Division.

4   After section 62

Insert:

62A Proceedings in the name of the ACMA

(1) Proceedings brought by the Commonwealth in relation to the functions or powers of the ACMA may be brought in the name of the ACMA.

Note: This subsection does not authorise ACMA to bring proceedings against the Commonwealth: see also subsection 62B(2).

(2) Proceedings brought against the Commonwealth in relation to the functions or powers of the ACMA may be brought against the Commonwealth in the name of the ACMA.

62B Decisions relating to the Commonwealth etc.

(1) The fact that the ACMA does not have a legal identity separate from the Commonwealth does not affect the performance of the ACMA’s functions in making, or the exercise of the ACMA’s powers to make, decisions relating to:

(a) the Commonwealth; or

(b) any authority of the Commonwealth that is not a body corporate.

(2) This section does not apply to decisions relating to bringing proceedings against the Commonwealth or such an authority.

Fisheries Administration Act 1991

5   Section 5

Before “An”, insert “(1)”.

6   At the end of section 5

Add:

Note: The Authority does not have a legal identity separate from the Commonwealth.

(2) The Authority consists of:

(a) the CEO; and

(b) the Commission; and

(c) the AFMA staff members.

7   Subsection 8(1)

Omit “(1)”.

8   At the end of subsection 8(1)

Add:

Note: The CEO may enter into contracts and other arrangements on behalf of the Commonwealth. See section 23 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

9   Subsections 8(2) and (3)

Repeal the subsections.

10   Sections 10 and 10A

Repeal the sections.

11   Subsection 92(1)

Omit “, by writing under the seal of the Authority,”, substitute “, in writing,”.

12   Section 94A

Repeal the section.

13   At the end of Division 9 of Part 2

Add:

94F Proceedings in the name of the Authority

(1) Proceedings brought by the Commonwealth in relation to the functions or powers of the Authority may be brought in the name of the Authority.

(2) Proceedings brought against the Commonwealth in relation to the functions or powers of the Authority may be brought against the Commonwealth in the name of the Authority.

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975

14   Subsection 8(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(1) The Authority may do all things that are necessary or convenient to be done for or in connection with the performance of its functions.

Note: The Chairperson may enter into contracts and other arrangements on behalf of the Commonwealth. See section 23 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

15   Subsections 8(4) to (8)

Repeal the subsections.

16   Section 8A

Repeal the section.

17   Section 9

Repeal the section.

18   Subsections 47(1) and (2)

Omit “, by writing under its common seal,”, substitute “, in writing,”.

19   Division 3 of Part VII

Repeal the Division.

20   Section 61B (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

61B Liability for expenses incurred by the Commonwealth resulting from contravention of this Act

21   Paragraph 61B(1)(b)

Omit “or the Authority”.

22   Subsection 61B(1)

Omit “or to the Authority”.

23   Subsection 61B(1)

Omit “or to the Authority, as the case requires,”.

24   Paragraph 61B(1A)(b)

Omit “or the Authority”.

25   Subsection 61B(1A)

Omit “or to the Authority, as the case requires,”.

26   Subsection 61B(1A)

Omit “or the Authority” (last occurring).

27   Subsection 61B(2)

Omit “or to the Authority, as the case requires,”.

28   Paragraphs 61B(3)(a) and (b)

Omit “or the Authority”.

29   Subsection 61B(4)

Omit “or to the Authority, as the case requires,”.

30   Subsection 61C(1)

Omit “or the Authority, as the case requires”.

31   Subsection 61C(2)

Omit “or the Authority, as the case requires,”.

32   Subsections 61C(3) and (4)

Omit “or the Authority, as the case requires”.

33   After section 64A

Insert:

64B Proceedings in the name of the Authority

(1) Proceedings brought by the Commonwealth in relation to the functions or powers of the Authority may be brought in the name of the Authority.

(2) Proceedings brought against the Commonwealth in relation to the functions or powers of the Authority may be brought against the Commonwealth in the name of the Authority.

National Environment Protection Council Act 1994

34   Subsection 6(1) (definition of Finance Minister )

Repeal the definition.

35   Subsection 6(1) (definition of NEPC Service Corporation )

Repeal the definition.

36   Subsection 6(1) (definition of Service Corporation )

Repeal the definition.

37   Paragraph 13(h)

Omit “Service Corporation”, substitute “NEPC Executive Officer”.

38   Part 5 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Part 5 - NEPC Executive Officer and staff

39   Division 1 of Part 5

Repeal the Division.

40   Division 2 of Part 5 (heading)

Repeal the heading.

41   Section 40

Repeal the section, substitute:

40 Functions of the NEPC Executive Officer

The functions of the NEPC Executive Officer are:

(a) to provide assistance and support to the Council, the NEPC Committee and any other committee established under section 33; and

(b) to provide assistance and support to other Ministerial Councils as directed by the Council; and

(c) to do anything incidental or conducive to the performance of the function referred to in paragraph (a) or (b).

42   Subsection 41(1)

Omit “conduct of the affairs of the Service Corporation”, substitute “performance of the Executive Officer’s functions”.

43   Subsection 42(3)

Repeal the subsection.

44   Subsection 42(4)

Omit “, other than subsection (3),”.

45   Division 3 of Part 5

Repeal the Division.

46   Part 6

Repeal the Part, substitute:

Part 6 - National Environment Protection Council Special Account

53 Name of Account

(1) The National Environment Protection Council Special Account is established by this section.

(2) The Account is a special account for the purposes of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

54 Credits to the Account

There must be credited to the Account amounts equal to the following:

(a) amounts received by the Commonwealth from the States or Territories for the purposes of the Account;

(b) amounts appropriated by the Parliament for the purposes of the Account;

(c) amounts received by the Commonwealth in relation to performing any functions, or exercising any of the Council’s powers, under this Act;

(d) amounts of any gifts given or bequests made for the purposes of the Account;

(e) interest received by the Commonwealth from the investment of amounts debited from the Account;

(f) amounts received by the Commonwealth in relation to property paid for with amounts debited from the Account.

Note: An Appropriation Act may contain a provision to the effect that, if any of the purposes of a special account is a purpose that is covered by an item in the Appropriation Act (whether or not the item expressly refers to the special account), then amounts may be debited against the appropriation for that item and credited to that special account.

55 Purposes of the Account

(1) The purposes of the Account are as follows:

(a) paying or discharging the costs, expenses and other obligations incurred by the Commonwealth in the performance of the functions of:

(i) the Council; or

(ii) the NEPC Committee; or

(iii) any other committee established under section 33;

(b) either:

(i) paying grants for amounts consistent with the aim of people enjoying the benefit of equivalent protection from air, water or soil pollution and from noise, wherever they live in Australia; or

(ii) paying or discharging the costs, expenses and other obligations incurred by the Commonwealth in undertaking projects with that aim;

whether or not the grants or projects relate to a national environment protection measure or proposed national environment protection measure;

(c) paying any remuneration and allowances payable to any person under this Act;

(d) meeting the expenses of administering the Account;

(e) paying amounts that are required or permitted to be repaid under this Act;

(f) paying for activities that are incidental to the purposes mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (e).

Note: See section 80 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with special accounts).

(2) However, the purposes of the Account referred to in paragraph (1)(b) are limited to:

(a) purposes related to external affairs, including:

(i) purposes related to giving effect to an international agreement to which Australia is a party; and

(ii) purposes related to addressing matters of international concern; and

(b) purposes related to a Territory; and

(c) purposes related to the executive power of the Commonwealth; and

(d) purposes related to matters that are peculiarly adapted to the government of a nation, and that cannot otherwise be carried on for the benefit of the nation; and

(e) purposes related to matters incidental to the purposes referred to in paragraphs (a) to (d).

47   Transitional - transferring money of the NEPC Service Corporation to the special account

There must be credited to the National Environment Protection Council Special Account an amount equal to the sum of all amounts held by the NEPC Service Corporation immediately before the commencement of this item.

Note: On commencement, these amounts vest in the Commonwealth under item 56 of this Schedule.

48   Section 60

Omit “, the NEPC Service Corporation”.

49   Subsection 61(1)

Omit “, the Service Corporation”.

Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency Act 2012

50   Section 31 (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note 1: TUSMA does not have a legal identity separate from the Commonwealth.

Note 2: In this Act, TUSMA means the Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency - see section 4.

51   Sections 33 and 34

Repeal the sections, substitute:

33 Powers of TUSMA

TUSMA has power to do all things necessary or convenient to be done for or in connection with the performance of its functions.

52   Division 2 of Part 3 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Division 2 - Membership of TUSMA

53   Subdivision A of Division 2 of Part 3

Repeal the Subdivision.

54   Subdivision B of Division 2 of Part 3 (heading)

Repeal the heading.

Part 2   Transitional provisions for bodies ceasing to be bodies corporate

Division 1   Introduction

55   Definitions

In this Part:

asset means:

(a) any legal or equitable estate or interest in real or personal property, whether actual, contingent or prospective; and

(b) any right, power, privilege or immunity, whether actual, contingent or prospective.

commencement day means the day on which this Schedule commences.

decorporatised body means:

(a) the Australian Communications and Media Authority; or

(b) the Australian Fisheries Management Authority; or

(c) the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority; or

(d) the NEPC Service Corporation; or

(e) the Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency.

instrument includes:

(a) a contract, deed, undertaking, arrangement or agreement; and

(b) a notice, authority, order or instruction; and

(c) regulations; and

(d) an instrument made under an Act or regulations;

but does not include an Act.

land means any legal or equitable estate or interest in real property, whether actual, contingent or prospective.

liability means any liability, duty or obligation, whether actual, contingent or prospective.

responsible Minister has the meaning given by subitem 58(3).

Division 2   General transitional provisions

56   Assets and liabilities

(1) On the commencement day, the assets and liabilities of a decorporatised body cease to be assets and liabilities of the body and become assets and liabilities of the Commonwealth.

(2) The Commonwealth becomes the successor in law in relation to those assets and liabilities.

(3) If an instrument in force immediately before the commencement day:

(a) contains a reference to a decorporatised body; and

(b) relates to an asset or liability of the body that, under this item, becomes an asset or liability of the Commonwealth;

the instrument has effect on and after that day as if the reference were a reference to the Commonwealth.

(4) Subitem (3) does not apply to an instrument that is part of, or associated with a register referred to in item 58.

(5) Subitem (3) does not, by implication, prevent the instrument from being varied or terminated after that day.

57   Legal proceedings

If, immediately before the commencement day, a decorporatised body was a party to proceedings pending in any court or tribunal, the Commonwealth is substituted for the body as a party to the proceedings on and after that day.

58   Certificates relating to vesting of assets

(1) If land vests in the Commonwealth under this Part and the Minister, or the responsible Minister for the land, signs a certificate that:

(a) identifies the land, whether by reference to a map or otherwise; and

(b) states that the land has become vested in the Commonwealth under this Part; and

(c) is lodged with the Registrar of Titles or other proper officer of the State or Territory in which the land is situated;

theRegistrar or other officer may:

(d) register the matter in a way that is the same as, or similar to, the way in which dealings in land of that kind are registered; and

(e) deal with, and give effect to, the certificate.

(2) If an asset vests in the Commonwealth under this Part and the Minister, or the responsible Minister for the asset, signs a certificate that:

(a) identifies the asset; and

(b) states that the asset has become vested in the Commonwealth under this Part; and

(c) is lodged with the person or authority who, under a law of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory, under a trust instrument or otherwise, has responsibility for keeping a register in relation to assets of that kind;

the person or authority may:

(d) deal with, and give effect to, the certificate as if it were a proper and appropriate instrument for transactions in relation to assets of that kind; and

(e) make such entries in the register as are necessary, having regard to the effect of this Part.

(3) The responsible Minister , for land or another asset, is the Minister who is the responsible Minister (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013) for the decorporatised body that held the land or other asset immediately before the commencement day.

(4) A Minister may, by writing, delegate all or any of his or her powers under this item to:

(a) the Secretary of the Department administered by that Minister; or

(b) an SES employee, or acting SES employee, in that Department.

In exercising powers under a delegation, the delegate must comply with any directions of that Minister.

(5) A document that appears to be a certificate made under this item is taken, unless the contrary is established, to be such a certificate and to have been properly made.

(6) A certificate made under this item is not a legislative instrument.

59   Employees

(1) If a person was an employee of a decorporatised body immediately before the commencement of this Schedule, and that employment was not employment on behalf of the Commonwealth:

(a) the person is taken, when this Schedule commences, to be employed under this Act as an employee of the Commonwealth without change to the terms and conditions of his or her employment; and

(b) the person’s service as an employee of the decorporatised body is taken, for all purposes, to be continuous with his or her service as an employee of the Commonwealth.

(2) Paragraph (1)(a) does not apply if a determination is made under section 72 of the Public Service Act 1999 that causes the person, when this Schedule commences, to become engaged under that Act as an employee of the Commonwealth.

60   Contracts etc.

If a contract, agreement, arrangement or understanding, entered into by a decorporatised body, was in force immediately before the commencement day, it has effect, on and after that day, as if the Commonwealth had entered into it.

61   Exemption from stamp duty etc.

No stamp duty or other tax is payable under a law of a State or Territory in respect of the following, or anything connected with the following:

(a) the transfer of an asset or liability under this Part;

(b) the operation of this Part in any other respect.

Division 3   Miscellaneous

62   Compensation for acquisition of property

(1) If the operation of this Part would result in an acquisition of property (within the meaning of paragraph 51(xxxi) of the Constitution) from a person otherwise than on just terms (within the meaning of that paragraph), the Commonwealth is liable to pay a reasonable amount of compensation to the person.

(2) If the Commonwealth and the person do not agree on the amount of the compensation, the person may institute proceedings in a court of competent jurisdiction for the recovery from the Commonwealth of such reasonable amount of compensation as the court determines.

Part 3   APVMA continuing as a body corporate

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992

63   Subsection 7(3) (note)

Repeal the note.

64   Sections 7AA and 7AB

Repeal the sections.

65   Division 1 of Part 7

Repeal the Division, substitute:

Division 1 - Finance

58 Money payable to the APVMA

(1) The Commonwealth must pay to the APVMA amounts equal to:

(a) such money as is appropriated by the Parliament for the purposes of the APVMA; and

(b) fees received by the Commonwealth under this Act, the Agvet Codes or the Agvet Regulations; and

(c) any amounts of levy, late payment penalty or understatement penalty paid to the Commonwealth under any Act providing for the collection of a levy imposed in respect of the disposal of chemical products; and

(d) any amounts paid by a State or a participating Territory to the Commonwealth for the purposes of the APVMA.

(2) The Finance Minister may give directions about the amounts in which, and the times at which, money payable under paragraph (1)(a) is to be paid to the APVMA.

(3) If a direction under subsection (2) is given in writing, the direction is not a legislative instrument.

(4) If an amount referred to in any of paragraphs (1)(b) to (d) is refunded by the Commonwealth, the APVMA must pay to the Commonwealth an amount equal to the refund.

(5) The Minister may, on behalf of the Commonwealth, set off an amount payable by the APVMA under subsection (4) against an amount that is payable to the APVMA under subsection (1).

(6) Amounts payable under paragraphs (1)(b) to (d) are to be paid out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, which is appropriated accordingly.

(7) In this section:

Finance Minister means the Minister administering the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

59 Application of money by the APVMA

(1) The money of the APVMA is to be applied only:

(a) in payment or discharge of the costs, expenses and other obligations incurred by the APVMA in the performance of its functions and the exercise of its powers; and

(b) in payment of any remuneration or allowances payable under this Act; and

(c) in making any other payments that the APVMA is authorised or required to make by or under any law of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory that confers functions or powers on the APVMA.

(2) Subsection (1) does not prevent investment, under section 59 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, of money that is not immediately required for the purposes of the APVMA.

66   Transitional - transferring balance of the special account

(1) The Commonwealth must pay to the APVMA an amount equal to the balance of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Special Account immediately before the commencement of this item.

(2) An amount payable under subitem (1) is to be paid out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, which is appropriated accordingly.

Part 4   Other bodies continuing as bodies corporate

Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986

67   Subsections 7(4), (5) and (6)

Repeal the subsections.

68   At the end of section 8A

Add:

(4) For the purposes of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, the President is the accountable authority of the Commission.

69   After section 44

Insert:

44A Money payable to the Commission

(1) There is payable to the Commission such money as is appropriated by the Parliament for the purposes of the Commission.

(2) The Finance Minister may give directions about the amounts in which, and the times at which, money payable under subsection (1) is to be paid to the Commission.

(3) If a direction under subsection (2) is given in writing, the direction is not a legislative instrument.

(4) In this section:

Finance Minister means the Minister administering the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

44B Application of money by the Commission

(1) The money of the Commission is to be applied only:

(a) in payment or discharge of the costs, expenses and other obligations incurred by the Commission in the performance of its functions and the exercise of its powers; and

(b) in payment of any remuneration or allowances payable under this Act.

(2) Subsection (1) does not prevent investment, under section 59 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, of money that is not immediately required for the purposes of the Commission.

44C Taxation

The Commission is not subject to taxation under a law of the Commonwealth or of a State or Territory.

Note: However, the Commission may be subject to taxation under certain laws (see, for example, section 177-5 of the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 and section 66 of the Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986).

National Health Reform Act 2011

70   Subsections 67(3) to (7)

Repeal the subsections.

71   Section 68

Repeal the section.

72   At the end of section 92

Add:

(4) For the purposes of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, the Performance Authority CEO is the accountable authority of the Performance Authority.

73   After Part 3.11

Insert:

Part 3.11A - Finance

112A Money payable to the Performance Authority

(1) There is payable to the Performance Authority such money as is appropriated by the Parliament for the purposes of the Performance Authority.

(2) The Finance Minister may give directions about the amounts in which, and the times at which, money payable under subsection (1) is to be paid to the Performance Authority.

(3) If a direction under subsection (2) is given in writing, the direction is not a legislative instrument.

(4) In this section:

Finance Minister means the Minister administering the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

112B Application of money by the Performance Authority

(1)The money of the Performance Authority is to be applied only:

(a) in payment or discharge of the costs, expenses and other obligations incurred by the Performance Authority in the performance of its functions and the exercise of its powers; and

(b) in payment of any remuneration or allowances payable under this Act.

(2) Subsection (1) does not prevent investment, under section 59 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, of money that is not immediately required for the purposes of the Performance Authority.

112C Taxation

The Performance Authority is not subject to taxation under a law of the Commonwealth or of a State or Territory.

Note: However, the Performance Authority may be subject to taxation under certain laws (see, for example, section 177-5 of the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 and section 66 of the Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986).

74   Subsections 135(3) to (7)

Repeal the subsections.

75   Section 136

Repeal the section.

76   At the end of section 163

Add:

(4) For the purposes of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, the Pricing Authority CEO is the accountable authority of the Pricing Authority.

77   After Part 4.13

Insert:

Part 4.13A - Finance

212A Money payable to the Pricing Authority

(1) There is payable to the Pricing Authority such money as is appropriated by the Parliament for the purposes of the Pricing Authority.

(2) The Finance Minister may give directions about the amounts in which, and the times at which, money payable under subsection (1) is to be paid to the Pricing Authority.

(3) If a direction under subsection (2) is given in writing, the direction is not a legislative instrument.

(4) In this section:

Finance Minister means the Minister administering the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

212B Application of money by the Pricing Authority

(1) The money of the Pricing Authority is to be applied only:

(a) in payment or discharge of the costs, expenses and other obligations incurred by the Pricing Authority in the performance of its functions and the exercise of its powers; and

(b) in payment of any remuneration or allowances payable under this Act.

(2) Subsection (1) does not prevent investment, under section 59 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, of money that is not immediately required for the purposes of the Pricing Authority.

212C Taxation

The Pricing Authority is not subject to taxation under a law of the Commonwealth or of a State or Territory.

Note: However, the Pricing Authority may be subject to taxation under certain laws (see, for example, section 177-5 of the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 and section 66 of the Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986).

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006

78   Subsection 571(2) (paragraph (b) of the examples)

After “a debt due to the Commonwealth,”, insert “NOPSEMA,”.

79   Subsection 571(2) (paragraph (b) of the examples)

Omit “NOPSEMA on behalf of the Commonwealth, or to”.

80   Paragraphs 572D(3)(a) and (b)

Omit “on behalf of the Commonwealth”.

81   Paragraph 589(4)(a)

Omit “the Commonwealth”, substitute “NOPSEMA”.

82   Paragraph 589(5)(a)

Omit “the Commonwealth”, substitute “NOPSEMA”.

83   Subsections 648(3) and (4)

Repeal the subsections.

84   Subparagraph 650(2)(c)(ii)

Omit “, on behalf of the Commonwealth,”.

85   At the end of section 666

Add:

(3) For the purposes of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, the CEO is the accountable authority of NOPSEMA.

86   At the end of section 667

Add:

(5) To avoid doubt, the CEO is not subject to direction by the Board in relation to the CEO’s performance of functions, or exercise of powers, under the following Acts in relation to NOPSEMA:

(a) the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013;

(b) the Public Service Act 1999.

87   Subsection677(1)

Omit “, on behalf of the Commonwealth,”.

88   Division 7 of Part 6.9

Repeal the Division, substitute:

Division 7 - NOPSEMA’s finances

682 Commonwealth payments to NOPSEMA

(1) The Commonwealth must pay to NOPSEMA amounts equal to:

(a) such money as is appropriated by the Parliament for the purposes of NOPSEMA; and

(b) the following amounts paid to NOPSEMA on behalf of the Commonwealth:

(i) amounts paid by way of safety investigation levy imposed by the Regulatory Levies Act;

(ii) amounts paid by way of late payment penalty under subsection 686(2); and

(c) the following amounts paid to NOPSEMA on behalf of the Commonwealth:

(i) amounts paid by way of safety case levy imposed by the Regulatory Levies Act;

(ii) amounts paid by way of late payment penalty under subsection 687(4); and

(d) the following amounts paid to NOPSEMA on behalf of the Commonwealth:

(i) amounts paid by way of well investigation levy imposed by the Regulatory Levies Act;

(ii) amounts paid by way of late payment penalty under subsection 688(2); and

(e) the following amounts paid to NOPSEMA on behalf of the Commonwealth:

(i) amounts paid by way of annual well levy imposed by the Regulatory Levies Act;

(ii) amounts paid by way of late payment penalty under subsection 688A(2); and

(f) the following amounts paid to NOPSEMA on behalf of the Commonwealth:

(i) amounts paid by way of well activity levy imposed by the Regulatory Levies Act;

(ii) amounts paid by way of late payment penalty under subsection 688B(2); and

(g) the following amounts paid to NOPSEMA on behalf of the Commonwealth:

(i) amounts paid by way of environment plan levy imposed by the Regulatory Levies Act;

(ii) amounts paid by way of late payment penalty under subsection 688C(2); and

(h) any other amounts paid to NOPSEMA, on behalf of the Commonwealth, by a State or the Northern Territory; and

(i) any other amounts paid to NOPSEMA on behalf of the Commonwealth.

(2) The Finance Minister may give directions about the amounts in which, and the times at which, money payable under paragraph (1)(a) is to be paid to NOPSEMA.

(3) If a direction under subsection (2) is given in writing, the direction is not a legislative instrument.

(4) If an amount referred to in any of paragraphs (1)(b) to (i) is refunded by the Commonwealth, NOPSEMA must pay to the Commonwealth an amount equal to the refund.

(5) The responsible Commonwealth Minister may, on behalf of the Commonwealth, set off an amount payable by NOPSEMA under subsection (4) against an amount that is payable to NOPSEMA under subsection (1).

(6) Amounts payable under paragraphs (1)(b) to (i) are to be paid out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, which is appropriated accordingly.

(7) In this section:

Finance Minister means the Minister administering the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

683 Application of money by NOPSEMA

(1) The money of NOPSEMA is to be applied only:

(a) in payment or discharge of the costs, expenses and other obligations incurred by NOPSEMA in the performance of its functions and the exercise of its powers; and

(b) in payment of any remuneration or allowances payable under this Act.

(2) Subsection (1) does not prevent investment, under section 59 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, of money that is not immediately required for the purposes of NOPSEMA.

89   Transitional - transferring balance of the special account

(1) The Commonwealth must pay to NOPSEMA an amount equal to the balance of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority Special Account immediately before the commencement of this item.

(2) An amount payable under subitem (1) is to be paid out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, which is appropriated accordingly.

90   Subsection 685(1)

Omit “, on behalf of the Commonwealth,”.

91   Paragraph 685(3)(a)

Omit “on behalf of the Commonwealth”.

92   Paragraph 685(3)(b)

Omit “, on behalf of the Commonwealth,”.

Water Act 2007

93   Subsection 4(1) (definition of Murray-Darling Basin Special Account )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

Murray-Darling Basin Special Account means the fund mentioned in section 209.

94   Subsections 173(3), (4) and (5)

Repeal the subsections.

95   Section 174

Repeal the section, substitute:

174 Amounts payable by the Commonwealth

(1) The Commonwealth must pay to the Authority, for the purposes of the Murray-Darling Basin Special Account, an amount equal to any amount paid by the Authority in discharging any liability of the Authority arising:

(a) from an act or omission in the bona fide execution of the powers vested in the Authority by or under the Agreement; or

(b) because of the operation of section 239F, 239J or 239K (about transitional matters relating to the Murray-Darling Basin Commission).

(2) For the purposes of the Agreement, treat a payment by the Commonwealth under subsection (1) as a payment made in respect of losses or costs incurred by the Commonwealth arising:

(a) if the payment relates to a liability of the Authority arising as described in paragraph (1)(a) - as described in paragraph (1)(a); or

(b) if the payment relates to a liability of the Authority arising as described in paragraph (1)(b) - as described in paragraph (1)(b).

(3) Amounts payable under subsection (1) are to be paid out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, which is appropriated accordingly.

96   At the end of subsection 176(1)

Add:

Note: The Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 applies to the Authority. That Act deals with matters relating to corporate Commonwealth entities, including reporting and the use and management of public resources.

97   Subdivision A of Division 5 of Part 9

Repeal the Subdivision, substitute:

Subdivision A - Murray-Darling Basin Special Account

209 Murray-Darling Basin Special Account

(1) The Authority must establish and maintain a fund to be known as the Murray-Darling Basin Special Account (the Account ).

(2) The Account is not a special account for the purposes of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

210 Credits to the Account

(1) The Authority must ensure the following are credited to the Account:

(a) such money as is appropriated by the Parliament for the purposes of the Authority, and paid by the Commonwealth to the Authority for the purposes of the Account;

(b) amounts paid by a Basin State to the Authority for the purpose of the performance of the Authority’s functions;

(c) fees paid to the Authority in accordance with section 212;

(d) interest received by the Authority from the investment of an amount standing to the credit of the Account;

(e) amounts received by the Authority in relation to property paid for with amounts debited from the Account;

(f) amounts received by the Authority in relation to assets that vest in the Authority under section 239C;

(g) amounts received by the Authority as refunds or repayments of the whole or part of amounts paid by the Murray-Darling Basin Commission before the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Water Amendment Act 2008;

(h) amounts of any gifts given or bequests made for the purposes of the Account;

(i) amounts not otherwise covered by this section that are received by the Authority (otherwise than under Part 8) in connection with the performance of the Authority’s functions under this Act or the regulations.

(2) The Finance Minister may give directions about the amounts in which, and the times at which, money payable referred to in paragraph (1)(a) is to be paid to the Authority.

(3) If a direction under subsection (2) is given in writing, the direction is not a legislative instrument.

(4) In this section:

Finance Minister means the Minister administering the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

211 Purposes of the Account

The Authority may cause amounts standing to the credit of the Account to be debited for the following purposes:

(a) in payment or discharge of the costs, expenses and other obligations incurred by the Authority in the performance of the Authority’s functions;

(b) in payment of any remuneration and allowances payable to any person under this Act;

(c) meeting the expenses of administering the Account.

211A Operation of earlier transitional provision

Division 4 of Part 10A (about transitional financial matters) does not apply to this Subdivision.

98   Transitional - transferring balance of the old account

(1) The Commonwealth must pay to the Authority, for the purposes of the Murray-Darling Basin Special Account, an amount equal to the balance of the old special account immediately before the commencement of this item.

Note: The Authority must credit this amount to the new Murray-Darling Basin Special Account mentioned in section 209 of the Water Act 2007 (as amended by this Schedule): see paragraph 210(1)(a) of that Act.

(2) For the purposes of subitem (1), the old special account is the Murray-Darling Basin Special Account in existence under section 209 of the Water Act 2007 before the commencement of this item.

(3) An amount payable under subitem (1) is to be paid out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, which is appropriated accordingly.

Part 5   Transitional provisions for bodies continuing as bodies corporate

Division 1   Introduction

99   Definitions

In this Part:

asset means:

(a) any legal or equitable estate or interest in real or personal property, whether actual, contingent or prospective; and

(b) any right, power, privilege or immunity, whether actual, contingent or prospective;

but does not include the following:

(c) a Living Murray Initiative asset (within the meaning of section 239E of the Water Act 2007);

(d) a River Murray Operations asset (within the meaning of section 239D of the Water Act 2007).

commencement day means the day on whichthis Schedule commences.

corporatised body means:

(a) the Australian Human Rights Commission; or

(b) the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority; or

(c) the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority; or

(d) the Murray-Darling Basin Authority; or

(e) the National Health Performance Authority; or

(f) the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority.

instrument includes:

(a) a contract, deed, undertaking, arrangement or agreement; and

(b) a notice, authority, order or instruction; and

(c) regulations; and

(d) an instrument made under an Act or regulations;

but does not include an Act.

land means any legal or equitable estate or interest in real property, whether actual, contingent or prospective.

liability means any liability, duty or obligation, whether actual, contingent or prospective.

responsible Minister has the meaning given by subitem 103(3).

Division 2   General transitional provisions

100   Assets and liabilities

Become assets and liabilities of the corporatised body

(1) On the commencement day, any asset that, immediately before that day, was held by a corporatised body for and on behalf of the Commonwealth, ceases to be an asset of the Commonwealth and becomes an asset of the corporatised body.

(2) On the commencement day, any asset that, immediately before that day:

(a) was held by a corporatised body; and

(b) taken to be the property of the Commonwealth;

ceases to be an asset of the Commonwealth and becomes an asset of the corporatised body.

(3) On the commencement day, any liability that, immediately before that day:

(a) was a liability of a corporatised body; and

(b) taken to be a liability of the Commonwealth;

ceases to be a liability of the Commonwealth and becomes a liability of the corporatised body.

(4) The corporatised body becomes the successor in law in relation to those assets and liabilities.

(5) To the extent that, immediately before the commencement day, an amount of money held by a corporatised body was part of the Consolidated Revenue Fund:

(a) neither subitem (1) nor (2) applies to the amount; and

(b) the Commonwealth must pay an equivalent amount to the corporatised body.

An amount payable under this subitem is to be paid out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, which is appropriated accordingly.

Exception

(6) The Minister may, by writing, determine that:

(a) subitem (1) or (2), and subitem (4), do not apply in relation to a specified asset; or

(b) subitems (3) and (4) do not apply in relation to a specified liability.

Note: For specification by class, see subsection 33(3AB) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

(7) A determination made under subitem (6) is not a legislative instrument.

101   Other transfers of assets and liabilities

(1) This item applies in relation to assets and liabilities of the Commonwealth that relate to a corporatised body, other than assets or liabilities to which item 100 applies.

(2) The Minister may, in writing, make a declaration that:

(a) a specified asset or liability vests in the corporatised body at a specified time (that is on or after the commencement day); and

(b) the corporatised body becomes the successor in law in relation to that asset or liability at that specified time.

Note: For specification by class, see subsection 33(3AB) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

(3) A declaration under subitem (2) has effect accordingly.

(4) A declaration under subitem (2) is not a legislative instrument.

Assets subject to trust

(5) If, at a particular time, an asset vests in the corporatised body under a declaration under subitem (2) and the asset was, immediately before that time, held by the Commonwealth on trust, that asset is taken, at and after that time, to be held by the corporatised body on trust and subject to the terms of the trust on which the asset was so held by the Commonwealth.

102   Legal proceedings

(1) This item applies if:

(a) any proceedings to which the Commonwealth was a party were pending in any court or tribunal immediately before the commencement day; and

(b) the proceedings:

(i) relate to an asset or liability that, as a result of this Part, becomes an asset or liability of the corporatised body; or

(ii) otherwise relate to the corporatised body.

(2) The corporatised body is substituted for the Commonwealth, from the commencement day, as a party to the proceedings.

(3) The Minister may, by writing, determine that subitem (2) does not apply in relation to specified proceedings.

Note: For specification by class, see subsection 33(3AB) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

(4) A determination made under subitem (3) is not a legislative instrument.

103   Certificates relating to vesting of assets

(1) If land vests in a corporatised body under this Part and the Minister, or the responsible Minister for the land, signs a certificate that:

(a) identifies the land, whether by reference to a map or otherwise; and

(b) states that the land has become vested in the corporatised body under this Part; and

(c) is lodged with the Registrar of Titles or other proper officer of the State or Territory in which the land is situated;

the Registrar or other officer may:

(d) register the matter in a way that is the same as, or similar to, the way in which dealings in land of that kind are registered; and

(e) deal with, and give effect to, the certificate.

(2) If an asset (other than land) vests in a corporatised body under this Part and the Minister, or the responsible Minister for the asset, signs a certificate that:

(a) identifies the asset; and

(b) states that the asset has become vested in the corporatised body under this Part; and

(c) is lodged with the person or authority who, under a law of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory, under a trust instrument or otherwise, has responsibility for keeping a register in relation to assets of that kind;

the person or authority may:

(d) deal with, and give effect to, the certificate as if it were a proper and appropriate instrument for transactions in relation to assets of that kind; and

(e) make such entries in the register as are necessary, having regard to the effect of this Part.

(3) The responsible Minister , for land or another asset, is the Minister who is the responsible Minister (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013) for the corporatised body that held the land or other asset immediately before the commencement day.

(4) A document that appears to be a certificate made under this item is taken, unless the contrary is established, to be such a certificate and to have been properly made.

(5) A certificate made under this item is not a legislative instrument.

104   References in certain instruments to the Commonwealth

(1) This item applies if:

(a) an instrument was in force immediately before the commencement day; and

(b) the instrument contains a reference to the Commonwealth and the reference:

(i) relates to an asset or liability that, as a result of this Part, becomes an asset or liability of the corporatised body; or

(ii) otherwise relates to the corporatised body; and

(c) the instrument is not part of, or associated with, a register referred to in item 103.

(2) The instrument has effect, from the commencement day, as if the reference to the Commonwealth were a reference to the corporatised body.

(3) The Minister may, by writing, determine that subitem (2) does not apply in relation to a specified reference.

Note: For specification by class, see subsection 33(3AB) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

(4) A determination made under subitem (3) is not a legislative instrument.

(5) In this item:

enterprise agreement has the same meaning as in the Fair Work Act 2009.

instrument includes a contract or agreement, but does not include a contract of employment or an enterprise agreement.

105   Contracts etc.

If a contract, agreement, arrangement or understanding, entered into by a corporatised body on behalf of the Commonwealth, was in force immediately before the commencement day, it has effect, on and after that day, as if the corporatised body had entered into it on the body’s own behalf.

106   Exemption from stamp duty etc.

No stamp duty or other tax is payable under a law of a State or Territory in respect of the following, or anything connected with the following:

(a) the transfer of an asset or liability under this Part;

(b) the operation of this Part in any other respect.

Division 3   Miscellaneous

107   Compensation for acquisition of property

(1) If the operation of this Part would result in an acquisition of property (within the meaning of paragraph 51(xxxi) of the Constitution) from a person otherwise than on just terms (within the meaning of that paragraph), the Commonwealth is liable to pay a reasonable amount of compensation to the person.

(2) If the Commonwealth and the person do not agree on the amount of the compensation, the person may institute proceedings in a court of competent jurisdiction for the recovery from the Commonwealth of such reasonable amount of compensation as the court determines.

108   Delegation by a Minister

(1) A Minister may, by writing, delegate all or any of his or her powers under this Part to:

(a) the Secretary of the Department administered by that Minister; or

(b) an SES employee, or acting SES employee, in that Department.

(2) In exercising powers under a delegation, the delegate must comply with any directions of that Minister.

Part 6   Bodies corporate treated as non-corporate for the purposes of the finance law

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998

109   After subsection 13(1)

Insert:

(2) However, APRA is taken, for the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) to be a non-corporate Commonwealth entity, and not to be a corporate Commonwealth entity; and

(b) to be a part of the Commonwealth; and

(c) not to be a body corporate.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001

110   After subsection 8(1)

Insert:

(1A) However, ASIC is taken, for the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) to be a non-corporate Commonwealth entity, and not to be a corporate Commonwealth entity; and

(b) to be a part of the Commonwealth; and

(c) not to be a body corporate.

Competition and Consumer Act 2010

111   After subsection 6A(1)

Insert:

(1A) However, the Commission is taken, for the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) to be a non-corporate Commonwealth entity, and not to be a corporate Commonwealth entity; and

(b) to be a part of the Commonwealth; and

(c) not to be a body corporate.

112   At the end of section 44AE

Add:

(3) However, the AER is taken, for the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) not to be a corporate Commonwealth entity; and

(b) to be a part of the Commonwealth, and a part of the Commission; and

(c) not to be a body corporate.

Schedule 6   Listed entities

Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975

1   After Division 1 of Part IIIA

Insert:

Division 1A - Application of the finance law

24BA Application of the finance law

For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the following group of persons is a listed entity:

(i) the Registrar;

(ii) the District Registrars, Conference Registrars, Deputy Registrars and staff of the Tribunal referred to in subsection 24N(1); and

(b) the listed entity is to be known as the Administrative Appeals Tribunal; and

(c) the Registrar is the accountable authority of the listed entity; and

(d) the persons referred to in paragraph (a) are officials of the listed entity; and

(e) the purposes of the listed entity include the Registrar’s function to assist the President in the management of the administrative affairs of the Tribunal (see section 24B).

Archives Act 1983

2   After subsection 5(1)

Insert:

(1A) For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the Archives is a listed entity; and

(b) the Director-General is the accountable authority of the Archives; and

(c) the following persons are officials of the Archives:

(i) the Director-General;

(ii) the staff of the Archives referred to in section 9; and

(d) the purposes of the Archives include the functions of the Archives referred to in subsection (2).

3   Subsection 5(2)

Omit “National Archives of Australia”, substitute “Archives”.

Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency Act 2013

4   After Part 5

Insert:

Part 5A - Application of the finance law

41F Application of the finance law

For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the following combination of bodies is a listed entity:

(i) the Agency;

(ii) the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council; and

(b) the listed entity is to be known as the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency; and

(c) the CEO is the accountable authority of the listed entity; and

(d) the following persons are officials of the listed entity:

(i) the CEO;

(ii) the members of a committee established under section 24;

(iii) the staff of the Agency;

(iv) consultants engaged under section 26;

(v) persons whose services are made available to the Agency under section 27;

(vi) the Council members;

(vii) the members of a committee established under section 30A; and

(e) the purposes of the listed entity include:

(i) the functions of the Agency referred to in section 8; and

(ii) the functions of the CEO referred to in section 11; and

(iii) the functions of the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council referred to in section 29.

Auditor-General Act 1997

5   At the end of section 38

Add:

(3) For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the Audit Office is a listed entity; and

(b) the Auditor-General is the accountable authority of the Audit Office; and

(c) the following persons are officials of the Audit Office:

(i) the Auditor-General;

(ii) the staff referred to in section 40;

(iii) persons engaged under contract as referred to in section 27; and

(d) the purposes of the Audit Office include:

(i) the Auditor-General functions; and

(ii) the function of the Audit Office referred to in section 39.

Australian Aged Care Quality Agency Act 2013

6   Section 7

Before “The”, insert “(1)”.

7   At the end of section 7

Add:

(2) For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the Quality Agency is a listed entity; and

(b) the CEO is the accountable authority of the Quality Agency; and

(c) the following persons are officials of the Quality Agency:

(i) the CEO;

(ii) the staff of the Quality Agency;

(iii) persons assisting the CEO referred to in section 27;

(iv) consultants engaged under section 28; and

(d) the purposes of the Quality Agency include:

(i) the function of the Quality Agency referred to in section 9; and

(ii) the functions of the CEO referred to in section 12.

Australian Bureau of Statistics Act 1975

8   At the end of section 5

Add:

(5) For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the Bureau is a listed entity; and

(b) the Statistician is the accountable authority of the Bureau; and

(c) the following persons are officials of the Bureau:

(i) the Statistician;

(ii) the staff referred to in subsection 16(1);

(iii) persons engaged under subsection 16(2); and

(d) the purposes of the Bureau include:

(i) the functions of the Bureau referred to in section 6; and

(ii) the functions of the Statistician referred to in subsection (4) and section 4.

Australian Capital Territory (Planning and Land Management) Act 1988

9   Section 5

Before “The”, insert “(1)”.

10   At the end of section 5

Add:

(2) For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the Authority is a listed entity; and

(b) the Chief Executive is the accountable authority of the Authority; and

(c) the following persons are officials of the Authority:

(i) the Chief Executive;

(ii) the Chairperson;

(iii) the staff of the Authority referred to in subsection 47(1);

(iv) persons whose services are made available to the Authority under subsection 47(3);

(v) consultants engaged under section 48; and

(d) the purposes of the Authority include:

(i) the functions of the Authority referred to in section 6; and

(ii) the functions of the Chief Executive referred to in section 46.

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research Act 1982

11   After Part VI

Insert:

Part VIA - Application of the finance law

32A Application of the finance law

For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the following combination of bodies is a listed entity:

(i) the Centre;

(ii) the Commission;

(iii) the Council; and

(b) the listed entity is to be known as the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research; and

(c) the CEO is the accountable authority of the listed entity; and

(d) the following persons are officials of the listed entity:

(i) the CEO;

(ii) the Commissioners;

(iii) the members of the Council referred to in subsection 19(1);

(iv) the staff of the Centre referred to in section 30;

(v) persons whose services are made available to the CEO under section 31;

(vi) consultants engaged under section 32; and

(e) the purposes of the listed entity include:

(i) the functions of the CEO referred to in section 5; and

(ii) the functions of the staff of the Centre referred to in section 6; and

(iii) the functions of the Commission referred to in section 9; and

(iv) the function of the Council referred to in section 18.

12   Part VII (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Part VII - The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research Account

Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005

13   Section 6

Before “The”, insert “(1)”.

14   At the end of section 6

Add:

Note: The ACMA does not have a legal identity separate from the Commonwealth.

(2) For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the ACMA is a listed entity; and

(b) the Chair is the accountable authority of the ACMA; and

(c) the ACMA officials are officials of the ACMA; and

(d) the purposes of the ACMA include the functions of the ACMA referred to in Division 2 of Part 2.

Australian Crime Commission Act 2002

15   At the end of section 7

Add:

(3) For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the ACC is a listed entity; and

(b) the CEO is the accountable authority of the ACC; and

(c) the following persons are officials of the ACC:

(i) the CEO;

(ii) the examiners;

(iii) the staff of the ACC referred to in subsection 47(1);

(iv) consultants engaged under subsection 48(1);

(v) persons whose services are made available to the ACC under section 49; and

(d) the purposes of the ACC include:

(i) the functions of the ACC referred to in section 7A; and

(ii) the functions of the CEO referred to in section 46A.

Australian Federal Police Act 1979

16   Section 6

Before “The”, insert “(1)”.

17   At the end of section 6

Add:

(2) For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the Australian Federal Police is a listed entity; and

(b) the Commissioner of Police is the accountable authority of the Australian Federal Police; and

(c) the persons referred to in subsection (1) are officials of the Australian Federal Police; and

(d) the purposes of the Australian Federal Police include the functions of the Australian Federal Police referred to in section 8.

Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010

18   At the end of section 5

Add:

(4) For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner is a listed entity; and

(b) the Information Commissioner is the accountable authority of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner; and

(c) the following persons are officials of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner:

(i) the information officers;

(ii) the staff mentioned in Part 3;

(iii) consultants engaged under section 24; and

(d) the purposes of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner include:

(i) the functions of the Information Commissioner referred to in section 10; and

(ii) the functions of the Freedom of Information Commissioner referred to in section 11; and

(iii) the functions of the Privacy Commissioner referred to in section 12.

Australian Law Reform Commission Act 1996

19   Section 5

Before “This”, insert “(1)”.

20   At the end of section 5

Add:

(2) For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the Commission is a listed entity; and

(b) the President is the accountable authority of the Commission; and

(c) the following persons are officials of the Commission:

(i) the President;

(ii) the other members;

(iii) the staff of the Commission referred to in subsection 43(1); and

(d) the purposes of the Commission include the functions of the Commission referred to in section 21.

Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority Act 2008

21   After Part 5

Insert:

Part 5A - Application of the finance law

53A Application of the finance law

For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the following combination of bodies is a listed entity:

(i) the Authority;

(ii) the Advisory Council; and

(b) the listed entity is to be known as the Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority; and

(c) the CEO is the accountable authority of the listed entity; and

(d) the following persons are officials of the listed entity:

(i) the CEO;

(ii) the staff of the Authority;

(iii) the Advisory Council members;

(iv) consultants engaged under section 26;

(v) persons whose services are made available to the CEO under section 27;

(vi) an expert advisory committee member; and

(e) the purposes of the listed entity include:

(i) the function of the Authority referred to in section 9; and

(ii) the functions of the CEO referred to in section 11; and

(iii) the function of the Advisory Council referred to in section 32; and

(iv) the function of an expert advisory committee referred to in section 45.

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998

22   Section 7

Before “The”, insert “(1)”.

23   At the end of section 7

Add:

(2) For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) APRA is a listed entity; and

(b) the Chair is the accountable authority of APRA; and

(c) the following persons are officials of APRA:

(i) the Chair;

(ii) the other APRA members;

(iii) the APRA staff members; and

(d) the purposes of APRA include:

(i) the purposes of APRA referred to in section 8; and

(ii) the functions of APRA referred to in section 9.

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998

24   Part 3 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Part 3 - ARPANSA

25   Before section 14

Insert:

14A Application of the finance law

For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) ARPANSA is a listed entity; and

(b) the CEO is the accountable authority of ARPANSA; and

(c) the following persons are officials of ARPANSA:

(i) the CEO;

(ii) the staff assisting the CEO referred to in subsection 58(1); and

(d) the purposes of ARPANSA include the functions of the CEO referred to in section 15.

Note: ARPANSA (the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency) is a part of the Department of State administered by the Minister. However, for the purposes of the finance law, it is separate from that Department.

26   Section 14 (note)

Repeal the note.

Australian Research Council Act 2001

27   At the end of section 5

Add:

(3) For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the ARC is a listed entity; and

(b) the CEO is the accountable authority of the ARC; and

(c) the following persons are officials of the ARC:

(i) the CEO;

(ii) the members of the designated committees;

(iii) the staff of the ARC; and

(d) the purposes of the ARC include:

(i) the function of the ARC referred to in section 6; and

(ii) the functions of the designated committees referred to in section 31; and

(iii) the functions of the CEO referred to in section 33B.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001

28   After section 9

Insert:

9A Application of the finance law

For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) ASIC is a listed entity; and

(b) the Chairperson is the accountable authority of ASIC; and

(c) the following persons are officials of ASIC:

(i) the Chairperson;

(ii) the other members of ASIC;

(iii) staff members; and

(d) the purposes of ASIC include the functions of ASIC referred to in sections 11 and 12A.

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Act 2006

29   After Part 5

Insert:

Part 6 - Application of the finance law

50F Application of the finance law

For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the following combination of bodies is a listed entity:

(i) the ASADA;

(ii) the Advisory Group;

(iii) the ADRVP; and

(b) the listed entity is to be known as the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority; and

(c) the CEO is the accountable authority of the listed entity; and

(d) the following persons are officials of the listed entity:

(i) the CEO;

(ii) the ASADA staff;

(iii) the Advisory Group members;

(iv) the ADRVP members;

(v) the persons whose services are made available to the CEO under section 24M;

(vi) an advisory committee member; and

(e) the purposes of the listed entity include:

(i) the function of the ASADA referred to in section 20B; and

(ii) the functions of the CEO referred to in section 21; and

(iii) the function of the Advisory Group referred to in section 25A; and

(iv) the functions of the ADRVP referred to in section 41; and

(v) the functions of an advisory committee.

Australian Trade Commission Act 1985

30   At the end of section 7

Add:

(3) For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the Commission is a listed entity; and

(b) the CEO is the accountable authority of the Commission; and

(c) the following persons are officials of the Commission:

(i) the CEO;

(ii) the staff of the Commission referred to in section 60;

(iii) consultants engaged under section 62; and

(d) the purposes of the Commission include:

(i) the function of the Commission referred to in section 7A; and

(ii) the functions of the CEO referred to in section 8.

Bankruptcy Act 1966

31   After section 12

Insert:

13 The Australian Financial Security Authority

For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the following group of persons is a listed entity:

(i) the Inspector-General;

(ii) persons engaged under the Public Service Act 1999 to assist the Inspector-General; and

(b) the listed entity is to be known as the Australian Financial Security Authority; and

(c) the Inspector-General is the accountable authority of the Australian Financial Security Authority; and

(d) the persons referred to in paragraph (a) are officials of the Australian Financial Security Authority; and

(e) the purposes of the Australian Financial Security Authority include the functions of the Inspector-General referred to in subsection 11(2) and section 12.

Cancer Australia Act 2006

32   After Part 4

Insert:

Part 4A - Application of the finance law

36A Application of the finance law

For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the following combination of bodies is a listed entity:

(i) Cancer Australia;

(ii) the Advisory Council; and

(b) the listed entity is to be known as Cancer Australia; and

(c) the Chief Executive Officer is the accountable authority of the listed entity; and

(d) the following persons are officials of the listed entity:

(i) the Chief Executive Officer;

(ii) the staff of Cancer Australia referred to in section 8;

(iii) the Advisory Council members;

(iv) consultants engaged under section 9; and

(e) the purposes of the listed entity include:

(i) the functions of Cancer Australia referred to in section 7; and

(ii) the responsibility of the Chief Executive Officer referred to in section 11; and

(iii) the function of the Advisory Council referred to in section 26.

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918

33   After subsection 6(2)

Insert:

(2A) For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the Commission is a listed entity; and

(b) the Electoral Commissioner is the accountable authority of the Commission; and

(c) the following persons are officials of the Commission:

(i) the Electoral Commissioner;

(ii) the Deputy Electoral Commissioner;

(iii) the Australian Electoral Officer for a State or Territory;

(iv) the staff of the Commission referred to in section 29; and

(d) the purposes of the Commission include:

(i) the functions of the Commission referred to in section 7; and

(ii) the functions of the Electoral Commissioner referred to in subsection 18(2).

Commonwealth Grants Commission Act 1973

34   At the end of section 7

Add:

(3) For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the Commission is a listed entity; and

(b) the Secretary of the Commission is the accountable authority of the Commission; and

(c) the following persons are officials of the Commission:

(i) the Chairperson;

(ii) the other members;

(iii) the Secretary;

(iv) persons engaged under the Public Service Act 1999 to assist the Commission; and

(d) the purposes of the Commission include the functions of the Commission referred to in subsection (2).

Competition and Consumer Act 2010

35   After Part IIIAA

Insert:

Part IIIAB - Application of the finance law

44AAL Application of the finance law

For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the following combination of bodies is a listed entity:

(i) the Commission;

(ii) the AER; and

(b) the listed entity is to be known as the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission; and

(c) the Chairperson is the accountable authority of the listed entity; and

(d) the following persons are officials of the listed entity:

(i) the Chairperson;

(ii) the other members of the Commission;

(iii) the associate members of the Commission;

(iv) the AER members;

(v) persons engaged under section 27; and

(e) the purposes of the listed entity include:

(i) the functions conferred on the Commission by this Act; and

(ii) the functions of the AER under Division 3 of Part IIIAA.

ComSuper Act 2011

36   After section 5

Insert:

5A Application of the finance law

For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) ComSuper is a listed entity; and

(b) the CEO is the accountable authority of ComSuper; and

(c) the following persons are officials of ComSuper:

(i) the CEO;

(ii) the staff of ComSuper;

(iii) consultants engaged under section 20; and

(d) the purposes of ComSuper include:

(i) the function of ComSuper referred to in section 6; and

(ii) the function of the CEO referred to in section 8; and

(iii) the functions conferred on the CEO by any other law of the Commonwealth.

Criminology Research Act 1971

37   After Part III

Insert:

Part IV - Application of the finance law

35 Application of the finance law

For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the following combination of bodies is a listed entity:

(i) the Institute;

(ii) the Advisory Council; and

(b) the listed entity is to be known as the Australian Institute of Criminology; and

(c) the Director is the accountable authority of the listed entity; and

(d) the following persons are officials of the listed entity:

(i) the Director;

(ii) the staff of the Institute;

(iii) the members of the Advisory Council;

(iv) consultants engaged under section 24; and

(e) the purposes of the listed entity include:

(i) the functions of the Institute referred to in section 6; and

(ii) the functions of the Director referred to in section 16; and

(iii) the functions of the Advisory Council referred to in subsection 33(2).

Customs Administration Act 1985

38   After subsection 4(3)

Insert:

(3A) For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service is a listed entity; and

(b) the CEO is the accountable authority of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service; and

(c) the persons referred to in subsection (3) are officials of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service; and

(d) the purposes of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service include the functions of the CEO under a law of customs or any other law of the Commonwealth.

Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1983

39   At the end of section 5

Add:

(5) For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the Office is a listed entity; and

(b) the Director is the accountable authority of the Office; and

(c) the persons referred to in subsection (3) are officials of the Office (other than persons engaged under subsection 28(1)); and

(d) the purposes of the Office include the functions of the Director referred to in section 6.

Fair Work Act 2009

40   At the end of Division 8 of Part 5-1

Add:

Subdivision D - Application of the finance law

673A Application of the finance law

For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the following group of persons is a listed entity:

(i) the General Manager;

(ii) the staff of the FWC referred to in section 670;

(iii) persons whose services are made available to the FWC under section 672;

(iv) consultants engaged under section 673; and

(b) the listed entity is to be known as the Fair Work Commission; and

(c) the General Manager is the accountable authority of the listed entity; and

(d) the persons referred to in paragraph (a) are officials of the listed entity; and

(e) the purposes of the listed entity include the functions of the General Manager referred to in section 657.

Family Law Act 1975

41   After Division 1 of Part IVA

Insert:

Division 1AA - Application of the finance law

38BAA Application of the finance law

For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the following group of persons is a listed entity:

(i) the Chief Executive Officer;

(ii) the officers of the Court referred to in subsection 38N(1);

(iii) the staff of the Registries referred to in subsection 38N(7);

(iv) the officers of the Federal Circuit Court referred to in subsection 99(1) of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999;

(v) the staff of the Federal Circuit Court referred to in section 112 of that Act; and

(b) the listed entity is to be known as the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court; and

(c) the Chief Executive Officer is the accountable authority of the listed entity; and

(d) the persons referred to in paragraph (a) are officials of the listed entity; and

(e) the purposes of the listed entity include the functions of the Chief Executive Officer under:

(i) sections 38B and 38BA of this Act; and

(ii) sections 93A and 96 of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999.

42   After subsection 114B(1B)

Insert:

(1C) For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the Institute is a listed entity; and

(b) the Director is the accountable authority of the Institute; and

(c) the persons referred to in subsection (1B) are officials of the Institute; and

(d) the purposes of the Institute include:

(i) the functions of the Director referred to in subsection (2); and

(ii) the function of the Institute referred to in subsection (2A).

Federal Court of Australia Act 1976

43   After Division 1 of Part IIA

Insert:

Division 1A - Application of the finance law

18BB Application of the finance law

For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the following group of persons is a listed entity:

(i) the Registrar;

(ii) the officers of the Court referred to in subsection 18N(1);

(iii) the staff of the Registries referred to in subsection 18N(7);

(iv) the Registrar of the National Native Title Tribunal;

(v) the Deputy Registrars of the National Native Title Tribunal;

(vi) the staff assisting the National Native Title Tribunal referred to in subsection 130(1) of the Native Title Act 1993;

(vii) consultants engaged under section 132 of that Act; and

(b) the listed entity is to be known as the Federal Court of Australia; and

(c) the Registrar is the accountable authority of the listed entity; and

(d) the persons referred to in paragraph (a) are officials of the listed entity; and

(e) the purposes of the listed entity include the functions of the Registrar:

(i) to assist the Chief Justice in the management of the administrative affairs of the Court (see section 18B of this Act); and

(ii) to assist the President of the National Native Title Tribunal in the management of the administrative affairs of the Tribunal (see subsection 129(1) of the Native Title Act 1993).

Fisheries Administration Act 1991

44   After section 5

Insert:

5A Application of the finance law

For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the Authority is a listed entity; and

(b) the CEO is the accountable authority of the Authority; and

(c) the following persons are officials of the Authority:

(i) the CEO;

(ii) the other commissioners;

(iii) the AFMA staff members;

(iv) consultants engaged under subsection 69(1);

(v) persons engaged under contract to assist the Authority; and

(d) the purposes of the Authority include:

(i) the objectives referred to in section 6; and

(ii) the functions of the Authority referred to in section 7.

Future Fund Act 2006

45   At the end of section 74

Add:

(3) For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the Agency is a listed entity; and

(b) the Chair is the accountable authority of the Agency; and

(c) the following persons are officials of the Agency:

(i) the Chair;

(ii) the staff of the Future Fund Management Agency;

(iii) consultants engaged under subsection 78(1);

(iv) persons whose services are made available to the Agency under subsection 78(3); and

(d) the purposes of the Agency include the functions of the Agency referred to in section 75.

Governor-General Act 1974

46   At the end of section 6

Add:

(4) For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the Office is a listed entity; and

(b) the Official Secretary is the accountable authority of the Office; and

(c) the persons referred to in subsection (2) are officials of the Office; and

(d) the purposes of the Office include the functions of the Office referred to in subsection (3).

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975

47   Section 6

Before “There”, insert “(1)”.

48   At the end of section 6

Add:

Note: The Authority does not have a legal identity separate from the Commonwealth.

(2) For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the Authority is a listed entity; and

(b) the Chairperson is the accountable authority of the Authority; and

(c) the following persons are officials of the Authority:

(i) the Chairperson;

(ii) the other members;

(iii) the staff of the Authority referred to in subsection 40(1);

(iv) persons engaged under section 41; and

(d) the purposes of the Authority include the functions of the Authority referred to in section 7.

Health Insurance Act 1973

49   After Division 6 of Part VAA

Insert:

Division 6A - Application of the finance law

106ZPLA Application of the finance law

For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the following group of persons is a listed entity:

(i) the Director;

(ii) the Deputy Directors;

(iii) the staff assisting the Director referred to in section 106ZM;

(iv) persons whose services are made available to assist the Director under section 106ZN;

(v) consultants engaged under section 106ZP; and

(b) the listed entity is to be known as the Professional Services Review Scheme; and

(c) the Director is the accountable authority of the listed entity; and

(d) the persons referred to in paragraph (a) are officials of the listed entity; and

(e) the purposes of the listed entity include the functions of the Director referred to in subsection 83(3).

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986

50   After section 6

Insert:

6AA The Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security

For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the following group of persons is a listed entity:

(i) the Inspector-General;

(ii) the staff assisting the Inspector-General referred to in section 32; and

(b) the listed entity is to be known as the Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security; and

(c) the Inspector-General is the accountable authority of the Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security; and

(d) the persons referred to in paragraph (a) are officials of the Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security; and

(e) the purposes of the Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security include the functions of the Inspector-General referred to in sections 8, 9 and 9A.

Inspector-General of Taxation Act 2003

51   At the end of Part 3

Add:

36A Application of the finance law

For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the following group of persons is a listed entity:

(i) the Inspector-General;

(ii) the Inspector-General’s staff; and

(b) the listed entity is to be known as the Inspector-General of Taxation; and

(c) the Inspector-General is the accountable authority of the listed entity; and

(d) the persons referred to in paragraph (a) are officials of the listed entity; and

(e) the purposes of the listed entity include the functions of the Inspector-General referred to in section 7.

Intelligence Services Act 2001

52   Section 16

Before “The”, insert “(1)”.

53   At the end of section 16

Add:

(2) For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) ASIS is a listed entity; and

(b) the Director-General is the accountable authority of ASIS; and

(c) the following persons are officials of ASIS:

(i) the Director-General;

(ii) the staff of ASIS referred to in subsection 33(1); and

(d) the purposes of ASIS include the functions of ASIS referred to in section 6.

Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006

54   At the end of section 195

Add:

(3) For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) ACLEI is a listed entity; and

(b) the Integrity Commissioner is the accountable authority of ACLEI; and

(c) the staff members of ACLEI are officials of ACLEI; and

(d) the purposes of ACLEI include:

(i) the function of ACLEI referred to in section 196; and

(ii) the functions of the Integrity Commissioner referred to in section 15.

Meteorology Act 1955

55   After section 8

Insert:

8A Application of the finance law

For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the following group of persons is a listed entity:

(i) the Director;

(ii) persons engaged under the Public Service Act 1999 to assist the Director; and

(b) the listed entity is to be known as the Bureau of Meteorology; and

(c) the Director is the accountable authority of the listed entity; and

(d) the persons referred to in paragraph (a) are officials of the listed entity; and

(e) the purposes of the listed entity include the functions of the Bureau referred to in section 6.

National Blood Authority Act 2003

56   At the end of section 7

Add:

(3) For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the NBA is a listed entity; and

(b) the General Manager is the accountable authority of the NBA; and

(c) the following persons are officials of the NBA:

(i) the General Manager;

(ii) the NBA staff;

(iii) consultants engaged under section 37; and

(d) the purposes of the NBA include the functions of the NBA referred to in section 8.

National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992

57   At the end of section 5B

Add:

(3) For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the NHMRC is a listed entity; and

(b) the CEO is the accountable authority of the NHMRC; and

(c) the following persons are officials of the NHMRC:

(i) the CEO;

(ii) the members of the Council;

(iii) the members of a committee;

(iv) the staff of the NHMRC;

(v) the Commissioner;

(vi) consultants engaged under section 46;

(vii) persons whose services are made available to the NHMRC under section 48 (other than a person who is an inspector within the meaning of the Research Involving Human Embryos Act 2002); and

(d) the purposes of the NHMRC include:

(i) the function of the NHMRC referred to in section 5C; and

(ii) the functions of the CEO referred to in section 7; and

(iii) the functions of the Council referred to in section 21; and

(iv) the functions of a committee established under subsection 35(1), 35(5) or 39(1) (including the functions of the Embryo Research Licensing Committee of the NHMRC referred to in section 14 of the Research Involving Human Embryos Act 2002); and

(v) the functions of the Commissioner referred to in section 56.

Note: The Embryo Research Licensing Committee of the NHMRC is a Principal Committee (see subsection 13(2) of the Research Involving Human Embryos Act 2002).

National Health Reform Act 2011

58   Section 251

Before “The”, insert “(1)”.

59   At the end of section 251

Add:

(2) For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the Funding Body is a listed entity; and

(b) the Funding Body CEO is the accountable authority of the Funding Body; and

(c) the following persons are officials of the Funding Body:

(i) the Funding Body CEO;

(ii) the staff of the Funding Body;

(iii) persons whose services are made available to the Funding Body under section 265;

(iv) consultants engaged under section 266; and

(d) the purposes of the Funding Body include the function of the Funding Body referred to in section 252.

National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011

60   After section 156

Insert:

156A Application of the finance law

For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the National VET Regulator is a listed entity; and

(b) the Chief Executive Officer is the accountable authority of the National VET Regulator; and

(c) the following persons are officials of the National VET Regulator:

(i) the Chief Commissioner;

(ii) the other Commissioners;

(iii) the Chief Executive Officer;

(iv) members of the staff of the Regulator;

(v) consultants engaged under section 184; and

(d) the purposes of the National VET Regulator include the functions of the National VET Regulator referred to in section 157.

National Water Commission Act 2004

61   Section 6

Before “The”, insert “(1)”.

62   At the end of section 6

Add:

(2) For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the NWC is a listed entity; and

(b) the CEO is the accountable authority of the NWC; and

(c) the following persons are officials of the NWC:

(i) the CEO;

(ii) the Commissioners;

(iii) the staff of the NWC referred to in section 35;

(iv) persons whose services are made available to the NWC under section 36;

(v) consultants engaged under section 37; and

(d) the purposes of the NWC include:

(i) the functions of the NWC referred to in section 7; and

(ii) the functions of the CEO referred to in section 24.

Office of National Assessments Act 1977

63   At the end of section 4

Add:

(5) For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the Office of National Assessments is a listed entity; and

(b) the Director-General is the accountable authority of the Office of National Assessments; and

(c) the persons referred to in subsection (3) are officials of the Office of National Assessments; and

(d) the purposes of the Office of National Assessments include the functions of the Office of National Assessments referred to in section 5.

Ombudsman Act 1976

64   After section 4

Insert:

4A The Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman

For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the following group of persons is a listed entity:

(i) the Commonwealth Ombudsman;

(ii) the Deputy Commonwealth Ombudsmen;

(iii) the staff referred to in subsection 31(1); and

(b) the listed entity is to be known as the Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman; and

(c) the Commonwealth Ombudsman is the accountable authority of the Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman; and

(d) the persons referred to in paragraph (a) are officials of the Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman; and

(e) the purposes of the Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman include:

(i) the functions of the Commonwealth Ombudsman referred to in subsection 4(2) and section 5; and

(ii) the functions of the Defence Force Ombudsman referred to in section 19C; and

(iii) the functions of the Postal Industry Ombudsman referred to in section 19M; and

(iv) the functions of the Overseas Students Ombudsman referred to in section 19ZJ.

Parliamentary Counsel Act 1970

65   At the end of section 2

Add:

(5) For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the Office of Parliamentary Counsel is a listed entity; and

(b) the First Parliamentary Counsel is the accountable authority of the Office; and

(c) the persons referred to in subsection (3) are officials of the Office; and

(d) the purposes of the Office include the functions of the Office referred to in section 3.

Private Health Insurance Act 2007

66   Section 238-1

Before “For”, insert “(1)”.

67   At the end of section 238-1

Add:

(2) For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the following group of persons is a listed entity:

(i) the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman;

(ii) the staff assisting the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman referred to in subsection 253-45(1); and

(b) the listed entity is to be known as the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman; and

(c) the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman is the accountable authority of the listed entity; and

(d) the persons referred to in paragraph (a) are officials of the listed entity; and

(e) the purposes of the listed entity include the functions of the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman referred to in section 238-5.

Productivity Commission Act 1998

68   Section 5

Before “The”, insert “(1)”.

69   At the end of section 5

Add:

(2) For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the Commission is a listed entity; and

(b) the Chair is the accountable authority of the Commission; and

(c) the following persons are officials of the Commission:

(i) the Chair;

(ii) the other members;

(iii) the staff of the Commission referred to in section 44;

(iv) consultants engaged under section 45; and

(d) the purposes of the Commission include the functions of the Commission referred to in section 6 and Part 4.

Safe Work Australia Act 2008

70   Section 5

Before “Safe”, insert “(1)”.

71   At the end of section 5

Add:

(2) For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) Safe Work Australia is a listed entity; and

(b) the CEO is the accountable authority of Safe Work Australia; and

(c) the following persons are officials of Safe Work Australia:

(i) the CEO;

(ii) the other members;

(iii) the staff of Safe Work Australia referred to in section 59;

(iv) persons whose services are made available to Safe Work Australia under section 61; and

(d) the purposes of Safe Work Australia include the functions of Safe Work Australia referred to in section 6.

Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency Act 2012

72   Section 31

Before “The”, insert “(1)”.

73   At the end of section 31

Add:

(2) For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) TUSMA is a listed entity; and

(b) the CEO is the accountable authority of TUSMA; and

(c) the following persons are officials of TUSMA:

(i) the CEO;

(ii) the staff of TUSMA referred to in section 71;

(iii) consultants engaged under section 72;

(iv) persons whose services are made available to TUSMA under section 73; and

(d) the purposes of TUSMA include the functions of TUSMA referred to in section 32.

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011

74   At the end of section 132

Add:

(3) For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) TEQSA is a listed entity; and

(b) the Commissioners are the accountable authority of TEQSA; and

(c) the following persons are officials of TEQSA:

(i) the Commissioners;

(ii) the Chief Executive Officer;

(iii) the staff of TEQSA referred to in section 156; and

(d) the purposes of TEQSA include the functions of TEQSA referred to in section 134.

Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003

75   Section 12

Before “The”, insert “(1)”.

76   At the end of section 12

Add:

(2) For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the ATSB is a listed entity; and

(b) the Chief Executive Officer is the accountable authority of the ATSB; and

(c) the following persons are officials of the ATSB:

(i) the Chief Executive Officer;

(ii) the other Commissioners;

(iii) the staff of the ATSB referred to in section 16;

(iv) persons whose services are made available to the ATSB under section 16A;

(v) consultants engaged under section 16B;

(vi) special investigators; and

(d) the purposes of the ATSB include:

(i) the functions of the ATSB referred to in section 12AA; and

(ii) the functions of the Chief Executive Officer referred to in section 15A.

Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012

77   At the end of section 8A

Add:

(3) For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

(a) the Agency is a listed entity; and

(b) the Director of Workplace Gender Equality is the accountable authority of the Agency; and

(c) the persons referred to in subsection (2) are officials of the Agency; and

(d) the purposes of the Agency include the functions of the Agency referred to in section 10.

Schedule 7   Amendments of Acts starting with A

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005

1   Subsection 4(1) (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

2   Subsection 142(2) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: The Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 applies to the TSRA. That Act deals with matters relating to corporate Commonwealth entities, including reporting and the use and management of public resources.

3   Paragraph 143S(6)(e)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(e) fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) or rules made for the purposes of that section; or

4   Subsection 143U(3)

Repeal the subsection.

5   Paragraph 144E(5)(a)

Omit “by section 27J of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “by rules made for the purposes of section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

6   Subsection 144E(14)

Omit “section 27J of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “rules made for the purposes of section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests)”.

7   At the end of section 144M

Add:

(3) Subsections (1) and (2) apply in addition to section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests).

8   Paragraph 144P(2)(f)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(f) fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with:

(i) subsection 144M(1) or (2); or

(ii) section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) or rules made for the purposes of that section; or

9   Subsection 144V(3A)

Omit “under section 18 of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “under section 59 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

10   Subsection 144W(4)

Omit “under section 18 of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “under section 59 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

11   Subsection 144X(3) (definition of bank )

Omit “Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

12   Subsection 144ZA(5)

Omit “Section 14 of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “Section 36 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with budget estimates)”.

13   Subsection 144ZB(1)

Omit “of the TSRA prepared under section 9 of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “prepared by the members of the TSRA and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period”.

14   Subsection 144ZB(3)

Omit “a financial year to an individual or body, then, in addition to the matters referred to in subsections (1) and (2), the annual report for the year”, substitute “a period to an individual or body, then, in addition to the matters referred to in subsections (1) and (2), the annual report for the period”.

15   Paragraph 144ZD(1A)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(b) the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 or any legislative instruments made under that Act.

16   Division 10 of Part 3A

Repeal the Division.

17   Section 144ZF

Before “A TSRA Administrator”, insert “(1)”.

18   At the end of section 144ZF

Add:

(2) If a TSRA Administrator is appointed to administer the affairs of the TSRA, the TSRA Administrator is the accountable authority of the TSRA for the purposes of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

19   After subsection 144ZM(3)

Insert:

(3A) Subsections (1), (2) and (3) apply in addition to section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests).

20   Paragraph 144ZN(2)(d)

Omit “section 144ZM”, substitute “subsection 144ZM(1), (2) or (3)”.

21   At the end of subsection 144ZN(2)

Add:

Note: The appointment of a TSRA Administrator may also be terminated under section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with terminating the appointment of an accountable authority, or a member of an accountable authority, for contravening general duties of officials).

22   Subsection 145(2) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: The Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 applies to Indigenous Business Australia. That Act deals with matters relating to corporate Commonwealth entities, including reporting and the use and management of public resources.

23   Section 149

Repeal the section.

24   Subsections 150(2) and (3)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

(3) The Minister may, by notice in writing to the Indigenous Business Australia Board, request the Board to vary a corporate plan prepared by the Board under section 35 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

25   Paragraph 165(2)(b)

Omit “; or”, substitute “;”.

26   Paragraph 165(2)(c)

Repeal the paragraph.

27   At the end of subsection 165(2)

Add:

Note: The appointment of an Indigenous Business Australia Director may also be terminated under section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with terminating the appointment of an accountable authority, or a member of an accountable authority, for contravening general duties of officials).

28   Paragraph 167(3)(a)

Omit “by section 27J of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “by rules made for the purposes of section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

29   Subsection 167(11)

Omit “section 27J of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “rules made for the purposes of section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests)”.

30   At the end of section 172A

Add:

(3) Subsections (1) and (2) apply in addition to section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests).

31   Subsection 181A(4)

Omit “under section 18 of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “under section 59 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

32   Section 189

Repeal the section, substitute:

189 Annual report and financial statements

(1) The annual report prepared by the Indigenous Business Australia Board and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period must include details of:

(a) any direction given by the Minister under section 151 of this Act during that period; and

(b) any consultants engaged under section 178 of this Act during that period.

(2) Subject to any direction by the Finance Minister, the financial statements included in the annual report as required by subsection 43(4) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 must deal with the New Housing Fund separately from the other finances of Indigenous Business Australia.

(3) A direction referred to in subsection (2) is not a legislative instrument.

33   Subsection 191A(2) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: The Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 applies to the Indigenous Land Corporation. That Act deals with matters relating to corporate Commonwealth entities, including reporting and the use and management of public resources.

34   Section 191L

Omit “Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

35   At the end of section 192F

Add:

(4) Subsection (3) applies in addition to section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests).

36   Paragraph 192H(2)(e)

Omit “section 192F of this Act or section 27F or 27J of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “subsection 192F(3)”.

37   At the end of subsection 192H(2)

Add:

Note: The appointment of an Indigenous Land Corporation Director may also be terminated under section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with terminating the appointment of an accountable authority, or a member of an accountable authority, for contravening general duties of officials).

38   Subsection 192J(3) (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Quorum if Director excluded

39   Paragraph 192J(3)(a)

Omit “by section 27J of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “by rules made for the purposes of section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

40   Subsection 192W(2)

Omit “Special Account for the purposes of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “special account for the purposes of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

41   Subsection 192W(3)

Omit “section 39 of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “section 58 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with investment by the Commonwealth)”.

42   Paragraph 193(5)(b)

Omit “section 39 of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “section 58 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with investment by the Commonwealth)”.

43   Paragraph 193G(1)(b)

Omit “section 39 of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “section 58 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with investment by the Commonwealth)”.

44   Section 193K

Repeal the section, substitute:

193K Application of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013

(1) Section 59 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with investment by corporate Commonwealth entities) does not apply to the Indigenous Land Corporation.

(2) The annual report prepared by the Indigenous Land Corporation Board and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 must include such additional information (if any) as is specified in the regulations under this Act.

45   Subsection 200B(1)

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997)”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013) of a non-corporate Commonwealth entity (within the meaning of that Act)”.

Aboriginal Land Grant (Jervis Bay Territory) Act 1986

46   Subsection 4(2) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: The Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 applies to the Council. That Act deals with matters relating to corporate Commonwealth entities, including reporting and the use and management of public resources.

47   Section 4A

Repeal the section, substitute:

4A Accountable authority

For the purposes of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, the executive committee is the accountable authority of the Council.

48   Paragraph 28(2)(a)

Omit “Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

49   Section 33

Before “The”, insert “(1)”.

50   At the end of section 33

Add:

Note: An executive member may also be removed from office under section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with terminating the appointment of an accountable authority, or a member of an accountable authority, for contravening general duties of officials).

(2) Section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 applies to an election of an executive member under section 30 of this Act as if the election were an appointment by the Minister.

51   Section 52

Omit “financial year”, substitute “period”.

52   Section 52

Omit “section 9 of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 and the deadline is”, substitute “section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, and the period and deadline are”.

Aboriginal Land (Lake Condah and Framlingham Forest) Act 1987

53   Subsection 38(2)

Omit “Special Account for the purposes of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “special account for the purposes of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976

54   Subsection 22(1) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: The Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 applies to a Land Council. That Act deals with matters relating to corporate Commonwealth entities, including reporting and the use and management of public resources.

55   Section 22A

Repeal the section.

56   Subsection 33(2)

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997)”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013) of a non-corporate Commonwealth entity (within the meaning of that Act)”.

57   Subsection 33(3) (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

58   Subsection 34(3A)

Omit “section 14 of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “section 36 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

59   Subsection 35(10)

Omit “section 39 of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “section 58 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

60   Subsections 37(1) and (2)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

(1) The annual report prepared for a Land Council and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period must also include the matters set out in this section in relation to the period.

Fees

(2) The report must specify:

(a) the total fees the Council received under section 33A of this Act during that period for services the Council provided under Part IV (whether in that period or the previous period); and

(b) the total fees the Council received under section 33A of this Act during that period for any other services the Council provided (whether in that period or the previous period); and

(c) the total fees the Council received under section 33B of this Act during that period.

61   Subsections 37(3), (4), (5), (6), (7) and (8)

Omit “that year” (wherever occurring), substitute “that period”.

62   Paragraph 39(2)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(b) the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, or any legislative instruments made under that Act.

63   After section 53A

Insert:

53B Application of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013

A Commissioner is not an official of a Commonwealth entity for the purposes of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

64   Subsection 62(2)

Omit “Special Account for the purposes of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “special account for the purposes of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

65   Paragraph 62A(2)(b)

Omit “section 39 of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “section 58 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

66   Paragraph 64(1)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(c) any surplus specified in the most recent financial statements given under paragraph 42(1)(b) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

67   Subsection 64B(1)

Before “Department”, insert “Secretary of the”.

68   Subsection 64B(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(2) The report must include:

(a) the financial statements required by section 42 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (as that section applies because of subsection (4) of this section); and

(b) an audit report on those statements under section 43 of that Act (as that section applies because of subsection (4) of this section).

69   At the end of section 64B

Add:

(4) Sections 42 and 43 (other than subsection 43(4)) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deal with annual financial statements for Commonwealth entities and audits of those statements), and rules made for the purposes of those sections, apply in relation to the Account as if:

(a) the Account were a Commonwealth entity; and

(b) the Secretary of the Department were the accountable authority of that Commonwealth entity.

Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975

70   At the end of section 24D

Add:

(4) However, the Registrar is not subject to direction by the President in relation to the Registrar’s performance of functions, or exercise of powers, under the following Acts:

(a) the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013;

(b) the Public Service Act 1999.

71   Section 24L

Before “The”, insert “(1)”.

72   At the end of section 24L

Add:

(2) The Registrar must give written notice to the President of all material personal interests that the Registrar has that relate to the affairs of the Tribunal.

(3) Section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) does not apply to the Registrar.

73   Subsection 24R(1)

Omit “and give to the Minister”.

74   At the end of subsection 24R(1)

Add:

Note: The annual report prepared by the Registrar and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 may be included in the report prepared under this section.

75   Subsection 24R(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(2) A report prepared after 30 June in a year must be given to the Minister by 15 October of that year.

Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977

76   Subsection 3(1) (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

77   Paragraphs (he), (hea) and (hf) of Schedule 1

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

(he) decisions under Part 2 of the Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Act 1997;

(hf) decisions under the following provisions of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013:

(i) section 15;

(ii) section 23;

(iii) section 85;

78   Paragraph (h) of Schedule 2

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(h) decisions under section 51 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013;

Aged Care (Bond Security) Act 2006

79   Subsection 6(1) (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992

80   Section 4 (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

81   Section 10A

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

82   Section 23

Repeal the section, substitute:

23 Disclosure of interests

(1) A disclosure by a Board member under section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) must be made to:

(a) the Minister; and

(b) the Chief Executive Officer, if a meeting under section 26 of this Act is considering, or is about to consider, a matter to which the disclosure would be relevant.

(2) Subsection (1) applies in addition to any rules made for the purposes of section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

(3) For the purposes of this Act and the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, the Board member is taken not to have complied with section 29 of that Act if the Board member does not comply with subsection (1) of this section.

83   Subsections 26(8) and (9)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

(8) The minutes of a meeting under this section must record:

(a) any disclosure referred to in paragraph 23(1)(b) relevant to a matter considered, or about to be considered, at the meeting; and

(b) any decision made by the Chief Executive Officer in relation to the disclosure.

84   Subsections 27(5) and (6)

Repeal the subsections.

85   Paragraph 41A(e)

Omit “section 42”, substitute “subsection 42(1)”.

86   At the end of section 41A

Add:

Note: The appointment of the Chief Executive Officer may also be terminated under section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with terminating the appointment of an accountable authority, or a member of an accountable authority, for contravening general duties of officials).

87   Section 42

Before “The”, insert “(1)”.

88   At the end of section 42

Add:

(2) Subsection (1) applies in addition to section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests).

89   Sections 50, 51 and 52

Repeal the sections, substitute:

51 Approval of corporate plan

(1) The Chief Executive Officer must give a corporate plan, prepared under section 35 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, to the Minister for approval on or before:

(a) 1 June in each calendar year; or

(b) a later day in a particular calendar year, as allowed by the Minister;

unless the Minister determines otherwise.

(2) The plan comes into force on the later of:

(a) if approval is required under subsection (1) - the day it is approved by the Minister; and

(b) the first day of the period to which it relates.

(3) Subsection 35(3) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the Australian Government’s key priorities and objectives) does not apply to a corporate plan prepared by the Chief Executive Officer.

52 Variation of corporate plan

(1) The Chief Executive Officer may, at any time, review a corporate plan and consider whether a variation to the plan is necessary.

(2) The Chief Executive Officer must, if requested by the Minister, vary a corporate plan and give the variation to the Minister for approval.

(3) The Chief Executive Officer may, with the approval of the Minister, vary a corporate plan.

(4) A variation of a plan already in force takes effect on the day the variation is approved.

(5) Despite subsection (3), the Minister’s approval is not required for a minor variation of the plan. A minor variation of a plan already in force takes effect on the day the variation is made.

90   Subsection 55(1)

Omit “APVMA”, substitute “Chief Executive Officer”.

91   Paragraph 55(2)(b)

Omit “APVMA considers appropriate against which its performance”, substitute “Chief Executive Officer considers appropriate against which the APVMA’s performance”.

92   Subsection 56(1)

Omit “APVMA” (wherever occurring), substitute “Chief Executive Officer”.

93   Subsection 56(3)

Omit “APVMA”, substitute “Chief Executive Officer”.

94   Subsection 56(3)

Omit “it”, substitute “he or she”.

95   Subsections 56(4) and 57(2)

Omit “APVMA”, substitute “Chief Executive Officer”.

Aircraft Noise Levy Collection Act 1995

96   Section 3 (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

Airports (Transitional) Act 1996

97   Section 4 (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

Air Services Act 1995

98   Subsection 3(1) (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

99   Subsection 7(2) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: The Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 applies to AA. That Act deals with matters relating to corporate Commonwealth entities, including reporting and the use and management of public resources.

100   Section 13

Omit “under section 17 of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “under section 35 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

101   Subsection 16(2)

Omit “financial year must be included in AA’s annual report for that year”, substitute “period must be included in the annual report prepared by the Board and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for that period”.

102   Subsection 16(6)

Omit “section 28 of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “section 22 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the application of government policy to corporate Commonwealth entities)”.

103   Subsection 17(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(3) In preparing a corporate plan under section 35 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, the Board must take account of notices given to AA under subsection (1).

104   Subsection 17(4)

Repeal the subsection (including the note), substitute:

(4) The annual report prepared by the Board and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period must include:

(a) a summary of notices given to AA under subsection (1) of this section in that period; and

(b) a summary of action taken in that period by AA because of notices given to AA under subsection (1) of this section in that period or any other period.

105   Subsection 18(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(3) The annual report prepared by the Board and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period must include particulars of any directions given to AA by the Minister under this section in that period.

106   Paragraph 32(2)(c)

Omit “; or”, substitute “.”.

107   Paragraph 32(2)(d)

Repeal the paragraph.

108   At the end of subsection 32(2)

Add:

Note: The appointment of an appointed member may also be terminated under section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with terminating the appointment of an accountable authority, or a member of an accountable authority, for contravening general duties of officials).

109   Paragraph 32(5)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(b) the members have failed to comply with section 19 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013;

110   Section 40

Before “The Board”, insert “(1)”.

111   At the end of section 40

Add:

(2) Section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with terminating the appointment of an accountable authority, or a member of an accountable authority, for contravening general duties of officials) does not apply in relation to the Chief Executive Officer despite subsection 30(6) of that Act.

112   Section 51

Repeal the section, substitute:

51 Extra matters to be included in annual report

The annual report prepared by the Board and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period must include an assessment of the adverse effect (if any) that meeting the non-commercial commitments imposed on AA has had on AA’s profitability during the period.

Albury-Wodonga Development Act 1973

113   Subsection 3(1) (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

114   Subsection 9(1) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: The Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 applies to the Corporation. That Act deals with matters relating to corporate Commonwealth entities, including reporting and the use and management of public resources.

115   Subparagraph 15(2)(f)(ii)

Omit “; or”, substitute “;”.

116   Paragraph 15(2)(g)

Repeal the paragraph.

117   At the end of subsection 15(2)

Add:

Note: The appointment of an appointed member may also be terminated under section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with terminating the appointment of an accountable authority, or a member of an accountable authority, for contravening general duties of officials).

118   At the end of Part IVA

Add:

20BA Corporate plans

Section 35 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with corporate plans for Commonwealth entities) does not apply in relation to the Corporation.

119   Section 28

Before “The”, insert “(1)”.

120   At the end of section 28

Add:

(2) Subsection (1) does not prevent investment, under section 59 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, of money that is not immediately required for the purposes of the Corporation.

121   Subsection 31B(1)

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997)”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013) of a non-corporate Commonwealth entity (within the meaning of that Act)”.

A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999

122   Subparagraphs 30(3)(c)(ii) and (d)(ii)

Repeal the subparagraphs, substitute:

(ii) the accountable authority of a non-corporate Commonwealth entity within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for the purposes of carrying out functions conferred on the entity by a law of the Commonwealth; or

A New Tax System (Luxury Car Tax) Act 1999

123   Section 27-1 (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

A New Tax System (Wine Equalisation Tax) Act 1999

124   Section 33-1 (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

Archives Act 1983

125   Section 68

Repeal the section, substitute:

68 Annual Report by the Council

(1) The Council must, as soon as practicable after 30 June in each year, prepare and give to the Minister a report concerning the proceedings of the Council during the 12 months ending on that day.

(2) The Minister must cause a copy of a report given under subsection (1) to be laid before each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of that House after the report is given.

Asbestos-related Claims (Management of Commonwealth Liabilities) Act 2005

126   Subsection 3(1) (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

127   Subsection 13(3)

Omit “section 28 of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “section 22 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the application of government policy to corporate Commonwealth entities)”.

Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency Act 2013

128   Section 5A

Before “The”, insert “(1)”.

129   At the end of section 5A

Add:

(2) The National Strategic Plan is taken to be a corporate plan for the purposes of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

130   Paragraph 12(1B)(a)

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

131   Section 13

Repeal the section.

132   Section 20

Repeal the section.

133   Paragraph 23(f)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(f) if the CEO fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) or rules made for the purposes of that section; or

134   Section 37

Repeal the section, substitute:

37 Recording disclosures of interests

(1) A disclosure by a Council member under section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) to each other member of the Council must be recorded:

(a) in any advice provided, or recommendations made, to the CEO by the Council; and

(b) in any guidelines issued to the CEO by the Council.

(2) Subsection (1) applies in addition to any rules made for the purposes of that section.

(3) For the purposes of this Act and the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, the member is taken not to have complied with section 29 of that Act if the disclosure is not recorded as required by subsection (1) of this section.

135   Paragraph 40(e)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(e) if the member fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) or rules made for the purposes of that section.

136   Paragraph 41A(2)(a)

Omit “section 37”, substitute “rules made for the purposes of section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

137   Part 6 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Part 6 - Planning

138   Division 1 of Part 6 (heading)

Repeal the heading.

139   Subsection 42(1)

Omit “Agency”, substitute “CEO”.

140   Subsection 42(4)

Repeal the subsection.

141   Subsection 43(1)

Omit “Agency” (wherever occurring), substitute “CEO”.

142   Subsection 44(1)

Omit “Agency may, on its own initiative”, substitute “CEO may, on his or her own initiative”.

143   Subsection 44(2)

Omit “Agency”, substitute “CEO”.

144   Division 2 of Part 6

Repeal the Division.

Australia Council Act 2013

145   Section 3 (paragraph relating to Part 6)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

Part 6 deals with corporate plans.

146   Section 4 (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

147   Subsection 8(1) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: The Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 applies to the Council. That Act deals with matters relating to corporate Commonwealth entities, including reporting and the use and management of public resources.

148   Paragraph 11(a)

Omit “Commonwealth Government”, substitute “Australian Government”.

149   Subsection 12(4)

Omit “section 16 of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “section 19 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to keep the responsible Minister and Finance Minister informed)”.

150   Paragraph 22(2)(b)

Repeal the paragraph.

151   At the end of subsection 22(2)

Add:

Note: The appointment of an appointed Board member may also be terminated under section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with terminating the appointment of an accountable authority, or a member of an accountable authority, for contravening general duties of officials).

152   Paragraph 25(2)(a)

Omit “section 27J of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “rules made for the purposes of section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

153   Section 29

Omit “Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

154   Paragraph 41(1)(f)

Repeal the paragraph.

155   At the end of subsection 41(1)

Add:

Note: The appointment of the CEO may also be terminated under section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with terminating the appointment of an accountable authority, or a member of an accountable authority, for contravening general duties of officials).

156   Section 45

Repeal the section, substitute:

45 Corporate Plan

(1) A corporate plan prepared by the Board under section 35 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 must include details of the following:

(a) the investment and financing programs of the Council, including strategies for managing financial risk;

(b) the financial targets and projections for the Council;

(c) an analysis of factors likely to affect achievement of targets or create significant financial risk for the Council or for the Commonwealth;

(d) a review of the Council’s performance since the start of the year previous to the year in which the plan is prepared, measured against the most recent plan for any part of that period;

(e) such other matters (if any) as the Minister directs.

(2) The Board must give a copy of the plan to the Minister, before the start of the period covered by the plan, for the Minister’s approval.

(3) If the Board varies the plan, the Board must give a copy of the variation to the Minister for the Minister’s approval.

(4) The plan, or a variation of the plan, does not take effect unless the Minister approves it.

157   Subsection 47(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(2) Subsection (1) does not prevent investment, under section 59 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, of money that is not immediately required for the purposes of the Council.

158   Subsection 48(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(2) Paragraphs (1)(a) and (b) do not apply to transactions in the course of the exercise of the Council’s powers under paragraph 10(2)(g) or (h).

159   Subsection 48(4)

Omit “section 28A of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “section 57 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with borrowing by corporate Commonwealth entities)”.

160   Section 49

Repeal the section, substitute:

49 Investment

(1) The Council may invest money, under paragraph 10(2)(g), in the course of the direct performance of its functions.

Note: Paragraph 10(2)(g) gives the Council power to make investments, but only as a means of providing financial assistance. It does not give the Council a general power to make investments.

(2) Subsection (1) applies in addition to investment, under section 59 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, of money that is not immediately required for the purposes of the Council.

161   Section 51

Repeal the section, substitute:

51 Extra reporting requirements

(1) The annual report prepared by the Board and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period must include particulars of:

(a) the text of any directions given during that period under subsection 12(1) or 24(3) or paragraph 45(1)(e); and

(b) details of any guarantees given by the Council during that period.

(2) The Minister must cause any report or financial statements that the Board gives the Minister under paragraph 19(1)(b) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 to be tabled in each House of the Parliament as soon as practicable.

Australian Aged Care Quality Agency Act 2013

162   Section 13 (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: The use and management of public resources must comply with the requirements in the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

163   Section 22

Repeal the section.

164   Subparagraph 25(1)(b)(iv)

Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:

(iv) fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) or rules made for the purposes of that section.

165   Part 5 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Part 5 - Corporate and annual operational plans

166   Section 43

Repeal the section, substitute:

43 Consulting on corporate plans

In preparing a corporate plan under section 35 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, the CEO must consult the Minister and the Advisory Council.

167   Sections 46 and 47

Repeal the sections, substitute:

47 Annual report

The annual report prepared by the CEO and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period must include:

(a) an assessment of the extent to which the Quality Agency’s operations during the period have contributed to the priorities set out in the annual operational plan for the period; and

(b) particulars of any variations of the annual operational plan during the period; and

(c) an evaluation of the Quality Agency’s overall performance during the period against the performance indicators set out in the annual operational plan for the period.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983

168   Subsection 3(1) (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

169   Subsection 5(1) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: The Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 applies to the Corporation. That Act deals with matters relating to corporate Commonwealth entities, including reporting and the use and management of public resources.

170   Subsection 13A(1) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: As a member of the Board, the staff-elected Director is a member of the accountable authority of the Corporation for the purposes of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (see section 12 of that Act).

171   Paragraph 18(2)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(a) a non-executive Director becomes bankrupt, takes steps to take the benefit of any law for the relief of bankrupt or insolvent debtors, compounds with one or more of his or her creditors or makes an assignment of his or her remuneration for the benefit of one or more of his or her creditors; or

172   At the end of subsection 18(2)

Add:

Note: The appointment of a non-executive director (other than the staff-elected Director) may also be terminated under section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with terminating the appointment of an accountable authority, or a member of an accountable authority, for contravening general duties of officials).

173   Subsection 25A(2) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: Section 19 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 requires the accountable authority of a Commonwealth entity to keep the Minister informed of the activities of the entity and any of its subsidiaries.

174   Section 31A

Repeal the section.

175   Section 31B

Repeal the section, substitute:

31B Matters to be included in corporate plans

(1) Each corporate plan prepared by the Board under section 35 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 must:

(a) outline the overall strategies and policies that the Corporation and its subsidiaries are to follow to ensure that the Board fulfils its duties under section 8; and

(b) include a forecast of the revenue and expenditure of the Corporation and its subsidiaries, including a forecast of capital expenditure and borrowings; and

(c) include such other matters as are prescribed in the regulations made for the purposes of this Act.

(2) Subsection 35(3) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the Australian Government’s key priorities and objectives) does not apply to a corporate plan prepared by the Board.

(3) In this section:

subsidiary means a prescribed company within the meaning of section 25A of this Act that the Corporation controls.

(4) For the purposes of the application of section 35 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 in relation to the Corporation, subsidiary is taken to have the meaning given by subsection (3) of this section, despite the definition of subsidiary in section 8 of that Act.

176   Section 31C

Omit “prepares or”.

177   At the end of section 31C

Add:

Note: A corporate plan must be given to the responsible Minister and the Finance Minister under subsection 35(1) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

178   Section 31D

Repeal the section.

179   Subsection 68(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(2) Subsection (1) does not prevent investment, under section 59 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, of money that is notimmediately required for the purposes of the Corporation.

180   Subsection 71A(1)

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997)”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013) of a non-corporate Commonwealth entity (within the meaning of that Act)”.

181   Subsection 78(7)

Omit “sections 28 and 48A of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 do not apply”, substitute “section 22 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the application of government policy to corporate Commonwealth entities) does not apply”.

182   Section 80

Omit “prepared under section 9 of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period”.

183   Paragraphs 80(a) and (b)

Omit “the year to which the report relates”, substitute “the period”.

184   Paragraphs 80(c), (ca), (d), (daa), (e), (f) and (g)

Omit “that year”, substitute “the period”.

185   Paragraph 80(i)

Repeal the paragraph.

186   Paragraphs 80(j), (k) and (l)

Omit “year”, substitute “period”.

Australian Bureau of Statistics Act 1975

187   Section 24

Repeal the section, substitute:

24 Annual report on the Council

(1) The Council must, as soon as practicable after 30 June in each year, prepare and submit to the Minister, for presentation to the Parliament, a report relating to matters connected with the operation of this Act.

(2) The Minister must cause a copy of the report to be laid before each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of that House after its receipt by the Minister.

Australian Capital Territory (Planning and Land Management) Act 1988

188   Paragraph 41(2)(d)

Omit “section 42;”, substitute “subsection 42(1), (2) or (3); or”.

189   After paragraph 41(2)(d)

Insert:

(e) in the case of the Chairperson - the Chairperson fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) or rules made for the purposes of that section;

190   At the end of section 42

Add:

(4) Subsections (1) to (3) apply to the Chairperson in addition to section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests).

191   Section 50

Repeal the section.

192   Section 56 (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988

193   Section 3 (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research Act 1982

194   Paragraph 16A(2)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(c) the Commissioner fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) or rules made for the purposes of that section.

195   Section 16B

Repeal the section, substitute:

16B Disclosure of interests

(1) A disclosure by a Commissioner under section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) must be made to the Minister.

(2) Subsection (1) applies in addition to any rules made for the purposes of that section.

(3) For the purposes of this Act and the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, the Commissioner is taken not to have complied with section 29 of that Act if the Commissioner does not comply with this section.

196   Paragraph 29C(2)(d)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(d) the CEO fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) or rules made for the purposes of that section.

197   Section 29D

Repeal the section.

198   Paragraph 29E(a)

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

199   Subsection 33(2)

Omit “Special Account for the purposes of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “special account for the purposes of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

200   Section 34 (note)

Omit “Special Account if any of the purposes of the Account”, substitute “special account if any of the purposes of the special account”.

201   Section 39

Repeal the section, substitute:

39 Annual report

The annual report prepared by the CEO and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period must include:

(a) particulars of all directions given during the period by the Minister to the CEO under section 5A of this Act; and

(b) particulars of all directions given during the period by the Minister to the Commission under section 16K of this Act.

Australian Civilian Corps Act 2011

202   Subparagraph 27(1)(c)(i)

Omit “Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005

203   Sections 29 and 30

Repeal the sections, substitute:

29 Disclosure of interests

(1) A disclosure by a member or associate member under section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) must be made to the Minister.

(2) Subsection (1) applies in addition to any rules made for the purposes of that section.

(3) For the purposes of this Act and the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, the member or associate member is taken not to have complied with section 29 of that Act if he or she does not comply with subsection (1) of this section.

(4) The Chair must inform the Minister if the members of the ACMA agree, in accordance with any rules made for the purposes of section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, to a member or associate member doing something that, apart from that agreement, the member or associate member would be prevented by those rules from doing.

204   Paragraph 34(4)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(b) the member or associate member fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) or rules made for the purposes of that section.

205   Paragraph 39(2)(a)

Omit “section 30 prevents”, substitute “rules made for the purposes of section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 prevent”.

206   Subsection 40(2)

Omit “section 30”, substitute “rules made for the purposes of section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

207   Subsection 44(3)

Omit “section 30”, substitute “rules made for the purposes of section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

208   Subparagraph 47(1)(c)(i)

Omit “section 30 prevents”, substitute “rules made for the purposes of section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 prevent”.

209   Paragraph 47(3)(a)

Omit “section 30, or any other”, substitute “rules made for the purposes of section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, or any”.

210   Subsection 48(3)

Omit “section 30”, substitute “rules made for the purposes of section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

211   Subsection 55(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(2) In this section:

authority of the Commonwealth means:

(a) a Commonwealth entity within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013; or

(b) a Commonwealth company within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013; or

(c) any other body established for a public purpose by or under a law of the Commonwealth.

212   Section 56

Repeal the section, substitute:

56 Corporate plans

(1) A corporate plan prepared by the Chair under section 35 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 must include details of such other matters (if any) as the Minister requires.

(2) The Minister may give the Chair written guidelines that are to be used by the Chair in deciding whether a matter is covered by subsection (1).

213   Section 57

Repeal the section, substitute:

57 Annual reports

The annual report prepared by the Chair and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period must include:

(a) a copy of each direction given to the ACMA under section 14 during the period; and

(b) if:

(i) the ACMA gave an instrument to a carrier or to a carriage service provider under section 581 of the Telecommunications Act 1997 during the period; and

(ii) in the ACMA’s opinion, the instrument does not contain confidential information;

a copy of the instrument; and

(c) in relation to each instrument the ACMA gave as mentioned in subparagraph (b)(i) and that, in the ACMA’s opinion, contains confidential information:

(i) if, in the ACMA’s opinion, part of the instrument can be reproduced in the annual report without disclosing confidential information - a copy of that part; and

(ii) if subparagraph (i) does not apply - a statement specifying the instrument and the carrier or carriage service provider to which, and the day on which, it was given; and

(iii) a statement that, because of confidential information contained in the instrument, or in a part of it, as the case requires, the instrument or part is not reproduced in the annual report; and

(iv) a note summarising so much of the instrument as is not so reproduced, but without disclosing any information that, in the ACMA’s opinion, is confidential; and

(d) a report on:

(i) the number and types of complaints made under Part 26 of the Telecommunications Act 1997 during the period; and

(ii) the investigations conducted under Part 26 of that Act during the period as a result of complaints made under Part 26 of that Act; and

(iii) the results of those investigations; and

(e) a report on the operation of Part 6 of the Telecommunications Act 1997 during the period; and

(f) a report setting out statistical information relating to information or documents disclosed under Division 3 of Part 13 of the Telecommunications Act 1997, where the disclosure:

(i) occurred during the period; and

(ii) is covered by a report given to the ACMA under section 308 of the Telecommunications Act 1997.

214   Section 63

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

Australian Crime Commission Act 2002

215   Section 41

Repeal the section, substitute:

41 Disclosure of interests

(1) A disclosure by the CEO under section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) must be made to the Chair of the Board.

(2) Subsection (1) applies in addition to any rules made for the purposes of that section.

(3) For the purposes of this Act and the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, the CEO is taken not to have complied with section 29 of that Act if the CEO does not comply with subsection (1) of this section.

216   Paragraph 44(2)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(c) the CEO fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) or rules made for the purposes of that section; or

217   Section 46F

Repeal the section, substitute:

46F Disclosure of interests

(1) A disclosure by an examiner under section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) must be made to the CEO.

(2) Subsection (1) applies in addition to any rules made for the purposes of that section.

(3) For the purposes of this Act and the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, the examiner is taken not to have complied with section 29 of that Act if the examiner does not comply with subsection (1) of this section.

218   Paragraph 46H(2)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(c) the examiner fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) or rules made for the purposes of that section; or

219   Section 61 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

61 Annualreport by the Chair of the Board

220   After section 61

Insert:

61AA Corporate plans

Subsection 35(3) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the Australian Government’s key priorities and objectives) does not apply to a corporate plan prepared by the CEO.

Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority Act 2008

221   Section 3 (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

222   Subsection 5(2) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: The Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 applies to the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. That Act deals with matters relating to corporate Commonwealth entities, including reporting and the use and management of public resources.

223   Paragraph 7(2)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(b) the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, or any rules or other instruments made under that Act.

224   Paragraph 19(2)(b)

Repeal the paragraph.

225   At the end of subsection 19(2)

Add:

Note: The appointment of a member may also be terminated under section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with terminating the appointment of an accountable authority, or a member of an accountable authority, for contravening general duties of officials).

226   Paragraph 21(3)(a)

Omit “section 27J of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “rules made for the purposes of section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

227   Subsection 21(10)

Omit “Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

228   Section 30

Repeal the section, substitute:

30 Disclosure of interests

(1) A disclosure by the CEO under section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) must be made to the Minister and the Board.

(2) Subsection (1) applies in addition to any rules made for the purposes of that section.

(3) For the purposes of this Act and the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, the CEO is taken not to have complied with section 29 of that Act if the CEO does not comply with subsection (1) of this section.

229   Paragraph 32(3)(d)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(d) the CEO fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) or rules made for the purposes of that section.

230   Subsection 38(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(3) Subsection (2) does not prevent investment, under section 59 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, of money that is not immediately required for the purposes of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority.

231   After section 43

Insert:

43A Corporate plans

Subsection 35(3) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the Australian Government’s key priorities and objectives) does not apply to a corporate plan prepared by the Board.

Australian Federal Police Act 1979

232   Subsection 4(1) (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

233   Subsection 37(6)

Repeal the subsection.

234   Section 67

Repeal the section, substitute:

67 Annual reports

The annual report prepared by the Commissioner and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period must include particulars of:

(a) the AFP conduct issues that were dealt with under Part V of this Act during that period; and

(b) the action that was taken, during that period, in relation to AFP conduct issuesthat were dealt with under Division 3 of Part V of this Act.

Australian Film, Television and Radio School Act 1973

235   Section 3 (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

236   Subsection 4(2) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: The Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 applies to the School. That Act deals with matters relating to corporate Commonwealth entities, including reporting and the use and management of public resources.

237   Section 18

Before “If”, insert “(1)”.

238   Paragraph 18(b)

Omit “; or”, substitute “;”.

239   Paragraph 18(c)

Repeal the paragraph.

240   At the end of section 18

Add:

Note: A member can also be removed from office under section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with terminating the appointment of an accountable authority, or a member of an accountable authority, for contravening general duties of officials).

(2) Section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 applies to an election of a member under paragraph 8(1)(b) or (c) of this Act as if the election were an appointment by the Council.

Note: This enables the Council to remove from office an elected member if the member fails to comply with the general duties of officials under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

241   Paragraph 29(1)(b)

Omit “; or”, substitute “;”.

242   Paragraph 29(1)(c)

Repeal the paragraph.

243   At the end of subsection 29(2)

Add:

Note: The Director may also be removed from office under section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with terminating the appointment of an accountable authority, or a member of an accountable authority, for contravening general duties of officials).

244   Subsection 39(1A)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(1A) Subsection (1) does not prevent investment, under section 59 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, of money that is not immediately required for the purposes of the School.

Australian Hearing Services Act 1991

245   Subsection 4(1) (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

246   Subsection 7(2) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: The Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 applies to the Authority. That Act deals with matters relating to corporate Commonwealth entities, including reporting and the use and management of public resources.

247   Subsection 12(4)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(4) This section does not affect the application, in relation to the Authority, of section 22 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the application of government policy to corporate Commonwealth entities).

248   Paragraph 31(2)(b)

Omit “of this Act or section 27F or 27J of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”.

249   At the end of subsection 31(2)

Add:

Note: The appointment of an appointed Director may also be terminated under section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with terminating the appointment of an accountable authority, or a member of an accountable authority, for contravening general duties of officials).

250   Sections 36 and 37

Repeal the sections, substitute:

36 Corporate plans

A corporate plan that the Board must give to the Minister and Finance Minister under section 35 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, must be given at least 60 days before the start of the first reporting period to which the plan relates.

37 Financial plans

When the Board gives the Minister and Finance Minister a copy of the corporate plan, it must also give the Minister and Finance Minister a copy of a financial plan that includes, in relation to each year covered by the corporate plan:

(a) such performance information as the Board thinks appropriate; and

(b) estimates of receipts and expenditure.

251   Paragraph 46(2)(b)

Omit “of this Act or section 27F or 27J of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”.

252   At the end of subsection 46(2)

Add:

Note: The appointment of the Managing Director may also be terminated under section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with terminating the appointment of an accountable authority, or a member of an accountable authority, for contravening general duties of officials).

253   Subsection 52(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(3) Subsection (2) does not prevent investment, under section 59 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, of money that is not immediately required for the purposes of the Authority.

254   Subsection 60(1)

Omit “(1) The”, substitute “The”.

255   Paragraph 60(1)(b)

Omit “referred to in subsection 18(2) of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”.

256   Subsection 63B(1)

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997)”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013) of a non-corporate Commonwealth entity (within the meaning of that Act)”.

Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986

257   Subsection 13(1)

Omit “(1) The”, substitute “The”.

258   Subsection 13(2)

Repeal the subsection.

259   Paragraph 41(2)(e)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(e) a member fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) or rules made for the purposes of that section;

260   Section 42

Repeal the section.

261   Section 45

Repeal the section, substitute:

45 Annual report

The annual report prepared by the President and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period must cover the Commission’s operations during the period under:

(a) this Act or any other enactment; or

(b) any State enactment.

262   Division 6 of Part II

Repeal the Division, substitute:

Division 6 - Corporate plan

46AA Corporate plan

In performing its duties and functions, the Commission must take account of the corporate plan prepared by the President under section 35 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 that is in force.

Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010

263   Paragraph 8(j)

Omit “annual reports under”, substitute “the annual reports mentioned in”.

264   Paragraph 20(2)(d)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(d) the information officer fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) or rules made for the purposes of that section.

265   Section 22

Repeal the section, substitute:

22 Disclosure of interests

(1) A disclosure by an information officer under section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) must be made to the Minister.

(2) Subsection (1) applies in addition to any rules made for the purposes of that section.

(3) For the purposes of this Act and the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, the information officer is taken not to have complied with section 29 of that Act if he or she does not comply with subsection (1) of this section.

266   Subsection 27A(8) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: The Information Commissioner, as an information officer, is required to disclose material personal interests to the Minister (see section 22).

267  Section 30

Repeal the section, substitute:

30 Annual report

The annual report prepared by the Information Commissioner and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period must include:

(a) the freedom of information matters (see section 31); and

(b) the privacy matters (see section 32).

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Act 1989

268   Section 3 (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

269   Subsection 4(2) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: The Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 applies to the Institute. That Act deals with matters relating to corporate Commonwealth entities, including reporting and the use and management of public resources.

270   Subsection 21(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(2) The Minister must terminate a person’s membership of the Council if the member is absent, except on leave granted under section 17, from 3 consecutive meetings of the Council.

Note: A Council member’s membership may also be terminated under section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with terminating the appointment of an accountable authority, or a member of an accountable authority, for contravening general duties of officials).

(2A) Section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 applies to an election of a member under paragraph 12(1)(a) of this Act as if the election were an appointment by the Minister.

Note: This enables the Minister to remove from office an elected member if the member fails to comply with the general duties of officials under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

271   Paragraph 23(5)(a)

Omit “section 19”, substitute “rules made for the purposes of section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

272   Subsection 38(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(2) Subsection (1) does not prevent investment, under section 59 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, of money that is not immediately required for the purposes of the Institute.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Act 1987

273   Subsection 3(1) (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

274   Subsection 4(2) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: The Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 applies to the Institute. That Act deals with matters relating to corporate Commonwealth entities, including reporting and the use and management of public resources.

275   Subsection 7(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(3) This section does not affect the application, in relation to the Institute, of section 22 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the application of government policy to corporate Commonwealth entities).

276   Paragraph 13(2)(b)

Repeal the paragraph.

277   At the end of subsection 13(2)

Add:

Note: The appointment of a member may also be terminated under section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with terminating the appointment of an accountable authority, or a member of an accountable authority, for contravening general duties of officials).

278   Section 14

Repeal the section, substitute:

14 Disclosure of interests

Neither section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests), nor any rules made for the purposes of that section, apply to a member’s interest if:

(a) the member is of a kind referred to in paragraph 8(1)(c), (ca), (cb) or (h), or subsection 8(2), of this Act; and

(b) the member only has the interest by reason of being nominated by a body or person referred to in that paragraph or subsection.

279   Paragraph 22(1)(a)

Omit “section 20”, substitute “an appropriation”.

280   Subsection 22(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(3) Subsection (2) does not prevent investment, under section 59 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, of money that is not immediately required for the purposes of the Institute.

281   Section 24

Repeal the section, substitute:

24 Annual report

The annual report prepared by the members and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period must include:

(a) particulars of each direction given under subsection 7(1) that is applicable to the period; or

(b) if the Institute considers those particulars contain information concerning a person or are of a confidential nature - a statement that a direction under that subsection was given.

282   Subsection 25(1)

Omit “(1) The”, substitute “The”.

283   Paragraph 25(1)(a)

Omit “referred to in subsection 18(2) of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”.

Australian Institute of Marine Science Act 1972

284   Subsection 5(1) (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

285   Subsection 7(2) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: The Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 applies to the Institute. That Act deals with matters relating to corporate Commonwealth entities, including reporting and the use and management of public resources.

286   Paragraph 16(1)(c)

Repeal the paragraph.

287   At the end of subsection 16(1)

Add:

Note: The appointment of a member may also be terminated under section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with terminating the appointment of an accountable authority, or a member of an accountable authority, for contravening general duties of officials).

288   Paragraph 27(2)(d)

Repeal the paragraph.

289   At the end of subsection 27(2)

Add:

Note: The appointment of the Chief Executive Officer may also be terminated under section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with terminating the appointment of an accountable authority, or a member of an accountable authority, for contravening general duties of officials).

290   Subsection 38(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(2) Subsection (1) does not prevent investment, under section 59 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, of money that is not immediately required for the purposes of the Institute.

291   Subsection 50A(1)

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997)”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013) of a non-corporate Commonwealth entity (within the meaning of that Act)”.

292   After section 50A

Insert:

50B Delegation by the Institute

(1) The Institute may, in writing under its seal, delegate all or any of its powers or functions under this Act to:

(a) a Council member; or

(b) the Chief Executive Officer.

(2) In exercising any powers or performing any functions under the delegation, the delegate must comply with any directions of the Institute.

50C Delegation by the Council

(1) The Council may, in writing, delegate all or any of its powers or functions under this Act to:

(a) a Council member; or

(b) the Chief Executive Officer.

(2) In exercising any powers or performing any functions under the delegation, the delegate must comply with any directions of the Council.

50D Delegation and subdelegation by the Chief Executive Officer

(1) The Chief Executive Officer may, in writing, delegate to an officer or employee of the Institute any of the Chief Executive Officer’s powers or functions under this Act.

(2) If the Institute or the Council delegates a power or function under subsection 50B(1) or 50C(1) to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Executive Officer may, in writing, subdelegate the power or function to an officer or employee of the Institute.

(3) In exercising any powers or performing any functions under the delegation or subdelegation, the delegate or subdelegate must comply with any directions of the Chief Executive Officer.

(4) Sections 34AA, 34AB and 34A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 apply in relation to a subdelegation in a corresponding way to the way in which they apply in relation to a delegation.

50E Corporate plans

Subsection 35(3) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the Australian Government’s key priorities and objectives) does not apply to a corporate plan prepared by the Council.

Australian Law Reform Commission Act 1996

293   Sections 39 and 40

Repeal the sections.

294   Subsection 45(2)

Omit “Special Account for the purposes of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “special account for the purposes of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

295   Subsection 45(3) (note)

Omit “Special Account if any of the purposes of the Account”, substitute “special account if any of the purposes of the special account”.

296   Subsection 45(4) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: See section 80 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with special accounts).

Australian Maritime Safety Authority Act 1990

297   Subsection 3(1) (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

298   Subsection 5(2) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: The Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 applies to the Authority. That Act deals with matters relating to corporate Commonwealth entities, including reporting and the use and management of public resources.

299   Subsections 8(3), 9A(4) and 9B(4)

Repeal the subsections.

300   After section 9B

Insert:

9C Extra matters to be included in annual report

The annual report prepared by the members of the Authority and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period must include the following:

(a) particulars of any directions given to the Authority under section 8 during the period;

(b) a summary of notices given to the Authority under subsection 9A(1) during the period;

(c) a summary of action taken during the period by the Authority because of notices given to the Authority under subsection 9A(1) in that or any other period;

(d) particulars of any directions given to the Authority under subsection 9B(2) during the period.

301   Subsection 10(2) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: Section 59 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 gives the Authority power to invest money that is not immediately required for the purposes of the Authority.

302   Paragraph 21(2)(d)

Repeal the paragraph.

303   At the end of subsection 21(2)

Add:

Note: The appointment of a member may also be terminated under section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with terminating the appointment of an accountable authority, or a member of an accountable authority, for contravening general duties of officials).

304   Paragraph 21(3A)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(b) the members have failed to comply with section 19 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013;

305   Subsection 25(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(1) This section applies to a corporate plan prepared by the members of the Authority under section 35 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

306   Subsections 25(3) and (4)

Repeal the subsections.

307   Paragraphs 25(5)(a) to (d)

Repeal the paragraphs.

308   Subsection 26(1)

After “corporate plan”, insert “referred to in subsection 25(1)”.

309   Subsection 41(6)

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997)”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013) of a non-corporate Commonwealth entity (within the meaning of that Act)”.

Australian National Maritime Museum Act 1990

310   Subsection 3(1) (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

311   Subsection 5(2) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: The Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 applies to the Museum. That Act deals with matters relating to corporate Commonwealth entities, including reporting and the use and management of public resources.

312   Subsection 10(5)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(5) In each annual report prepared by the Council and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period, the Council must include particulars of any disposals of material during the period.

313   Paragraph 21(2)(b)

Omit “; or”, substitute “;”.

314   Paragraph 21(2)(c)

Repeal the paragraph.

315   At the end of subsection 21(2)

Add:

Note: The appointment of an appointed member may also be terminated under section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with terminating the appointment of an accountable authority, or a member of an accountable authority, for contravening general duties of officials).

316   Subsection 23(6)

Omit “Where, because of section 27J of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “If, because of rules made for the purposes of section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

317   Division 3 of Part 3 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Division 3 - Corporate plans and annual operational plans

318   Sections 25, 26 and 27

Repeal the sections, substitute:

26 Approval and tabling of corporate plans

(1) A corporate plan prepared by the Council under section 35 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 must be given to the Minister for approval:

(a) at least 3 months (the approval period ) before the start of the period to which the corporate plan relates; or

(b) if the Minister allows a shorter approval period in special circumstances - before the start of that approval period.

(2) The corporate plan comes into force:

(a) the day on which it is approved by the Minister; or

(b) the day of commencement of the period to which it relates;

whichever is the later.

(3) The corporate plan must be laid before each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of that House after approval by the Minister of the plan.

27 Variation and tabling of corporate plans

(1) If the Council considers that a variation of a corporate plan is necessary, the Council may, with the approval of the Minister, vary the corporate plan.

(2) If a variation of a strategic plan is approved by the Minister, the plan as so varied continues in force on and after the day on which the variation is so approved as if the plan had originally been approved by the Minister as so varied.

(3) A variation of a corporate plan prepared in accordance with this section must be laid before each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of that House after approval by the Minister of the variation.

319   Subsection 28(1)

Omit “strategic plan that relates, or the intended strategic plan that will relate”, substitute “corporate plan for the Museum under section 35 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 that relates, or the intended corporate plan for the Museum that will relate”.

320   Subsections 28(2) and (5)

Omit “strategic”, substitute “corporate”.

321   Section 29

Omit “strategic”, substitute “corporate”.

322   Paragraph 36(2)(e)

Omit “of this Act, or section 27F or 27J of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997,”.

323   At the end of subsection 36(2)

Add:

Note: The appointment of the Director may also be terminated under section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with terminating the appointment of an accountable authority, or a member of an accountable authority, for contravening general duties of officials).

324   Section 37

Before “The Director”, insert “(1)”.

325   At the end of section 37

Add:

(2) Subsection (1) applies in addition to section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests).

326   Subsection 44(4)

Omit “in accordance with subsection 18(2) of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”.

327   Subsection 45(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(2) Subsection (1) does not prevent investment, under section 59 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, of money that is not immediately required for the purposes of the Museum.

328   Subsection 47(3)

Repeal the subsection.

329   Section 48

Repeal the section, substitute:

48 Extra matter to be included in annual report

Each annual report prepared by the Council and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period must include:

(a) particulars of each direction given by the Minister to the Council under section 14 of this Act during the period; and

(b) any operational plan, or revision of an operational plan, that came into force during the period.

330   Subsection 50(1)

Omit “maintained under subsection 18(2) of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”.

Australian National University Act 1991

331   Subsection 4(2) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: Subject to section 4A, the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 applies to the University. That Act deals with matters relating to corporate Commonwealth entities, including reporting and the use and management of public resources.

332   Sections 4A and 4B

Repeal the sections, substitute:

4A Application of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013

(1) Sections 22, 36 and 59 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 do not apply in relation to the University.

(2) Nothing in section 19 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 requires the members of the Council to do anything that will or might affect the academic independence or integrity of the University.

Note: Sections 19, 22, 36 and 59 of that Act are about the duty to keep Ministers informed, application of Government policies, Budget estimates and investments.

4B University’s reporting period starts on 1 January

For the purposes of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, the University’s reporting period is a period of 12 months starting on 1 January.

333   Subsection 6(3)

Omit “Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

334   Subsection 13(4)

Omit “section 18A, 18B, 18C, 18D, 18E or 18F”, substitute “Subdivision A of Division 3 of Part 2-2 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

335   Paragraphs 13(5)(b) and 15(1)(k)

Omit “section 18A, 18B, 18C, 18D, 18E or 18F”, substitute “Subdivision A of Division 3 of Part 2-2 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

336   Sections 18A to 18G

Repeal the sections.

337   Subsection 44(3)

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997)”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013) of a non-corporate Commonwealth entity (within the meaning of that Act)”.

338   Subsection 44(4) (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

339   Subsection 50(1)

Omit “Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation Act 1987

340   Subsection 3(1) (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

341   Subsection 4(1) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: The Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 applies to the Organisation. That Act deals with matters relating to corporate Commonwealth entities, including reporting and the use and management of public resources.

342   Subsection 7(3)

Omit “shares in, or debentures or other securities of,”, substitute “debentures, or other securities, of”.

343   At the end of section 7

Add:

(4) This section does not apply in relation to a matter that gives rise to an obligation under section 72 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with tabling of notices relating to matters such as acquisition of shares).

344   At the end of paragraph 14(2)(a)

Add “or”.

345   Paragraph 14(2)(b)

Omit “or” (last occurring).

346   Paragraph 14(2)(c)

Repeal the paragraph.

347   At the end of subsection 14(2)

Add:

Note: The appointment of an appointed member may also be terminated under section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with terminating the appointment of an accountable authority, or a member of an accountable authority, for contravening general duties of officials).

348   Subsection 16(6)

Omit “Where, by reason of section 27J of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “If, because of rules made for the purposes of section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests)”.

349   Paragraph 21C(2)(d)

Omit “of this Act or section 27F or 27J of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”.

350   At the end of subsection 21C(2)

Add:

Note: The appointment of the Chief Executive Officer may also be terminated under section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with terminating the appointment of an accountable authority, or a member of an accountable authority, for contravening general duties of officials).

351   Section 22

Before “The Chief Executive Officer”, insert “(1)”.

352   At the end of section 22

Add:

(2) Subsection (1) applies in addition to section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests).

353   Subsection 27(4)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(4) Subsection (3) does not prevent investment, under section 59 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, of money that is not immediately required for the purposes of the Organisation.

354   Section 29

Repeal the section, substitute:

29 Extra matters to be included in annual report

The report prepared by the Board and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period must include particulars of each direction, given by the Minister to the Board under section 11 of this Act, that is applicable in relation to the period.

355   Subsection 36A(1)

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997)”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013) of a non-corporate Commonwealth entity (within the meaning of that Act)”.

356   Subsection 39(1)

Omit “maintained under subsection 18(2) of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 that does not,”, substitute “that does not”.

Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority Act 2008

357   Section 21

Repeal the section.

358   Paragraph 22(2)(d)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(d) the CEO fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) or rules made for the purposes of that section.

359   Division 6 of Part 3

Repeal the Division.

360   Sections 41 and 42

Repeal the sections, substitute:

41 Disclosure of interests to the Minister

(1) A disclosure by an Advisory Council member under section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) must be made to the Minister.

(2) Subsection (1) applies in addition to any rules made for the purposes of that section.

(3) For the purposes of this Act and the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, the Advisory Council member is taken not to have complied with section 29 of that Act if the member does not comply with subsection (1) of this section.

(4) The Minister may terminate the appointment of an Advisory Council member if the member fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, or the rules made for the purposes of that section.

(5) Subsection (4) does not limit subsection 34(5).

361   Sections 51 and 52

Repeal the sections, substitute:

51 Disclosure of interests to the CEO

(1) A disclosure by an expert advisory committee member under section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) must be made to the CEO.

(2) Subsection (1) applies in addition to any rules made for the purposes of that section.

(3) For the purposes of this Act and the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, the expert advisory committee member is taken not to have complied with section 29 of that Act if the member does not comply with subsection (1) of this section.

(4) The CEO may terminate the appointment of an expert advisory committee member if the member fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, or the rules made for the purposes of that section.

(5) Subsection (4) does not limit subsection 46(4).

Australian Passports Act 2005

362   Subsection 13(3) (paragraph (c) of the definition of competent authority )

Omit “an agency (within the meaning of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997)”, substitute “a non-corporate Commonwealth entity (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013)”.

363   Subsection 14(3) (subparagraph (b)(iii) of the definition of competent authority )

Omit “an agency (within the meaning of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997)”, substitute “a non-corporate Commonwealth entity (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013)”.

Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989

364   Section 3 (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

365   Section 13 (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: The Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 applies to Australia Post. That Act deals with matters relating to corporate Commonwealth entities, including reporting and the use and management of public resources.

366   Paragraph 28(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(a) any government policy orders that apply in relation to Australia Post under section 22 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013;

367   Section 38

Omit “under section 17 of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “for Australia Post under section 35 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

368   At the end of paragraphs 38(a) to (g)

Add “and”.

369   Paragraph 38(h)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(h) the cost of performing Australia Post’s functions in a manner consistent with any government policy orders that apply in relation to Australia Post under section 22 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013; and

370   Subsection 40(1)

Omit “section 17 of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “section 35 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

371   Subsection 43(1)

Omit “under section 9 of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period”.

372   Paragraphs 43(1)(a), (b) and (c)

Repeal the paragraphs.

373   Paragraph 43(1)(fa)

Omit “year”, substitute “period”.

374   Subparagraph 43(1)(g)(i)

Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:

(i) any government policy orders that apply in relation to Australia Post under section 22 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013for the period;

375   Subparagraph 43(1)(g)(ii)

Omit “year”, substitute “period”.

376   Paragraphs 43(1)(h), (k), (m), (n) and (o)

Omit “year” (wherever occurring), substitute “period”.

377   Subsection 43(2) (definition of corporate plan )

Omit “section 17 of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “section 35 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

378   Subsection 44(1)

Omit “under section 9 of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period”.

379   Paragraph 44(1)(a)

Omit “financial targets applicable to the year”, substitute “financial targets applicable to the period”.

380   Paragraphs 44(1)(d), (e) and (f)

Omit “year” (wherever occurring), substitute “period”.

381   Subparagraph 44(1)(g)(ii)

Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:

(ii) the cost of performing Australia Post’s functions in a way consistent with any government policy orders that apply in relation to Australia Post under section 22 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for the period; and

382   Subsection 44(3) (definition of corporate plan )

Omit “section 17 of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “section 35 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

383   Subsection 56A(8) (note)

Omit “prescribed agency for the purposes of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Commonwealth entity within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

384   Subsection 57(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(2) Subsection (1) does not prevent investment, under section 59 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, of money that is not immediately required for the purposes of Australia Post.

385   Subsection 67(2)

Omit “section 27J of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “rules made for the purposes of section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

386   Section 71

Omit “Sections 27F and 27J of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “Section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) and any rules made for the purposes of that section”.

387   At the end of paragraph 79(2)(a)

Add “or”.

388   Paragraph 79(2)(b)

Repeal the paragraph.

389   At the end of subsection 79(2)

Add:

Note: The appointment of a director may also be terminated under section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with terminating the appointment of an accountable authority, or a member of an accountable authority, for contravening general duties of officials).

390   Paragraph 79(5)(a)

Omit “under section 15 or 16, or subsection 17(5), of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “under section 19 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

391   Section 84

Before “The Managing Director”, insert “(1)”.

392   At the end of section 84

Add:

(2) Section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with terminating the appointment of an accountable authority, or a member of an accountable authority, for contravening general duties of officials) does not apply in relation to the Managing Director despite subsection 30(6) of that Act.

393   Section 87

Before “The Managing Director”, insert “(1)”.

394   At the end of section 87

Add:

(2) Subsection (1) applies in addition to section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests).

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998

395   Subsection 11(3) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: The Chair of APRA may enter into contracts and other arrangements on behalf of the Commonwealth. See section 23 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

396   Paragraph 12A(a)

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

397   At the end of Part 4A

Add:

Division 3 - Miscellaneous

48E Application of section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013

Section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) does not apply in relation to:

(a) an APRA member; or

(b) an APRA staff member; or

(c) a person to whom paragraph 48D(b) applies.

398   Subsection 50(3) (note)

Omit “the Finance Minister’s Orders (see section 49 of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997)”, substitute “the accounting standards and with rules made for the purposes of section 42 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

399   Subsection 52(2)

Omit “Special Account for the purposes of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “special account for the purposes of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

400   Subsection 53(1) (note)

Omit “Special Account” (wherever occurring), substitute “special account”.

401   Subsection 54(2) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: See section 80 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with special accounts).

402   Subsection 54A(2)

Omit “Special Account for the purposes of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “special account for the purposes of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

403   Section 54C (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: See section 80 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with special accounts).

404   Subsection 54E(6) (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

405   Subsection 59(1)

Repeal the subsection.

406   Subsection 59(2) (heading)

Repeal the heading.

407   Subsection 59(2)

Omit “A report under subsection (1) must include the following:”, substitute “The annual report prepared by the Chair and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period must include the following:”.

408   Paragraphs 59(2)(b) and (ba)

Omit “year”, substitute “period”.

409   Paragraph 59(2)(c)

Omit “regulations;”, substitute “regulations.”.

410   Paragraphs 59(2)(d) and (e)

Repeal the paragraphs.

411   Subsection 59(4)

Repeal the subsection.

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998

412   Section 13 (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

413   Section 50

Repeal the section.

414   Paragraph 51(2)(f)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(f) the CEO fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) or rules made for the purposes of that section;

415   Subsection 56(2)

Omit “Special Account for the purposes of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “special account for the purposes of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

416   Subsection 56(3) (note)

Omit “Special Account if any of the purposes of the Account”, substitute “special account if any of the purposes of the special account”.

417   Section 59

Repeal the section, substitute:

59 Annual report

The annual report prepared by the CEO and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period:

(a) must be a report of the activities, during the period, of:

(i) the CEO; and

(ii) ARPANSA; and

(iii) the Council, the Radiation Health Committee and the Nuclear Safety Committee; and

(b) must include the following:

(i) details of directions given by the Minister during the period under section 16 of this Act;

(ii) details of any breach of licence conditions by a licensee during the period, of which the CEO is aware;

(iii) details of all reports received by the CEO during the period under paragraph 20(f) or 26(1)(d) of this Act.

Australian Research Council Act 2001

418   Section 4 (definition of interest )

Repeal the definition.

419   Paragraph 33C(2)(b)

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

420   Subsection 33C(3)

Omit “in a financial year”.

421   Paragraph 33C(3)(b)

Omit “for the ARC for the financial year”, substitute “, prepared by the CEO and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, for the period in which the direction is given”.

422   Subsection 33C(3) (at the end of the note)

Add “of this Act”.

423   Subsection 39(1) (heading)

Repeal the heading.

424   Subsection 39(1)

Omit “(1)”.

425   At the end of subsection 39(1)

Add:

Note: The CEO must also disclose interests under section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

426   Subsections 39(2) and (3)

Repeal the subsections.

427   Division 1 of Part 6 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Division 1 - Corporate plans

428   Section 42

Repeal the section, substitute:

42 Corporate plans

(1) The CEO must give to the Minister for approval the corporate plan prepared under section 35 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

(2) Without limiting that section (or the rules made for the purposes of that section), the plan must deal with any matters that the Minister, by notice in writing to the CEO, requires to be dealt with in the plan.

429   Section 43 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

43 Ministerial approval of corporate plans

430   Subsections 43(1) to (4)

Omit “strategic plan” (wherever occurring), substitute “corporate plan”.

431   Section 44 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

44 Variation of corporate plans

432   Subsections 44(1) and (3)

Omit “strategic plan” (wherever occurring), substitute “corporate plan”.

433   Section 45

Repeal the section, substitute:

45 Annual report to include assessment of CEO’s performance using performance indicators in corporate plan

(1) The annual report referred to in section 46 for a period must include an assessment of the CEO’s performance of his or her functions during that period.

(2) The performance indicators set out in the corporate plan as required by the rules made for the purposes of section 35 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 must be used in making that assessment.

Note: For more information about the ARC’s annual report, see section 46 of this Act.

434   Section 46

Repeal the section, substitute:

46 Annual report

The annual report prepared by the CEO and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period must also deal with:

(a) any matters required by other provisions of this Act to be dealt with in the report; and

(b) any other matters that the Minister, by notice in writing to the CEO, requires to be dealt with in the report.

Note: Other provisions of this Act that require matters to be dealt with in the report are subsection 33C(3) and section 45.

435   Subsection 62(2)

Omit “Special Account for the purposes of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “special account for the purposes of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

436   Section 63 (note)

Omit “Special Account if any of the purposes of the Account”, substitute “special account if any of the purposes of the special account”.

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979

437   Subsection 34ZJ(3)

Omit “year”, substitute “period”.

438   Subsection 34ZJ(3)

Omit “under”, substitute “referred to in”.

439   Section 94

Repeal the section, substitute:

94 Annual report

(1) The annual report prepared by the Director-General and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period must include a statement of:

(a) the total number of requests made under Division 3 of Part III to issuing authorities during the period for the issue of warrants under that Division; and

(b) the total number of warrants issued during the period under that Division; and

(c) the total number of warrants issued during the period under section 34E; and

(d) the number of hours each person appeared before a prescribed authority for questioning under a warrant issued during the period under section 34E and the total of all those hours for all those persons; and

(e) the total number of warrants issued during the period under section 34G; and

(f) the following numbers:

(i) the number of hours each person appeared before a prescribed authority for questioning under a warrant issued during the period under section 34G;

(ii) the number of hours each person spent in detention under such a warrant;

(iii) the total of all those hours for all those persons; and

(g) the number of times each prescribed authority had persons appear for questioning before him or her under warrants issued during the period.

(2) A statement included under subsection (1) in a report must not name, or otherwise specifically identify, any person to whom information provided in the report relates.

(3) A copy of the report must be given to the Leader of the Opposition in the House of Representatives, but it is the duty of the Leader of the Opposition to treat as secret any part of the report that is not tabled in a House of the Parliament.

(4) Subject to subsection (5), the Minister must cause a copy of the report to be laid before each House of the Parliament within 20 sitting days of that House after the report is received by the Minister.

(5) For the purposes of subsection (4), the Minister may make such deletions from the report as the Minister, after obtaining advice from the Director-General, considers necessary in order to avoid prejudice to security, the defence of the Commonwealth, the conduct of the Commonwealth’s international affairs or the privacy of individuals.

(6) The Minister must not delete from a report a statement described in subsection (1).

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Act 2006

440   Section 22 (note)

Repeal the note.

441   Subsection 24(4)

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

442   Section 24E

Repeal the section.

443   Paragraph 24J(2)(b)

Omit “24E or”.

444   After paragraph 24J(2)(b)

Insert:

(ba) the CEO fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) or rules made for the purposes of that section; or

445   Sections 31 and 32

Repeal the sections, substitute:

31 Disclosure of interests to the Minister

(1) A disclosure by an Advisory Group member under section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) must be made to the Minister.

(2) Subsection (1) applies in addition to any rules made for the purposes of that section.

(3) For the purposes of this Act and the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, the Advisory Group member is taken not to have complied with section 29 of that Act if the member does not comply with subsection (1) of this section.

32 Disclosure of interests by CEO attending etc. Advisory Group meetings

If:

(a) the CEO attends and participates in, or proposes to attend or participate in, a meeting of the Advisory Group; and

(b) rules made for the purposes of section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 apply in relation to the participation of Advisory Group members in the meeting;

the CEO must, in relation to the CEO’s participation in the meeting, comply with those rules as if the CEO were an Advisory Group member.

446   Paragraph 37(2)(b)

Omit “section 31 or 32”, substitute “section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) or rules made for the purposes of that section”.

447   Sections 48 and 49

Repeal the sections, substitute:

48 Disclosure of interests to the Minister

(1) A disclosure by an ADRVP member under section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) must be made to the Minister.

(2) Subsection (1) applies in addition to any rules made for the purposes of that section.

(3) For the purposes of this Act and the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, the ADRVP member is taken not to have complied with section 29 of that Act if the member does not comply with subsection (1) of this section.

448   Paragraph 50C(2)(b)

Omit “48, 49 or”.

449   After paragraph 50C(2)(b)

Insert:

(ba) the ADRVP member fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) or rules made for the purposes of that section; or

450   Sections 74 and 75

Repeal the sections, substitute:

74 Annual report

(1) The annual report prepared by the CEO and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period must set out the following:

(a) the number of disclosure notices given in the period;

(b) the number of proceedings for contraventions of section 13C (failure to comply with disclosure notice) that were commenced or concluded in the period;

(c) the number of proceedings concluded in the period in which a person was ordered to pay a civil penalty for contravening section 13C of this Act.

(2) Without limiting subsection (1), the report must set out the number of times the CEO has exercised the discretion referred to in subsection 68(5A) of this Act in relation to protected customs information during the period.

Australian Sports Commission Act 1989

451   Section 3 (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

452   Subsection 5(2) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: The Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 applies to the Commission. That Act deals with matters relating to corporate Commonwealth entities, including reporting and the use and management of public resources.

453   Paragraph 19(2)(b)

Repeal the paragraph.

454   At the end of subsection 19(2)

Add:

Note: The appointment of an appointed member may also be terminated under section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with terminating the appointment of an accountable authority, or a member of an accountable authority, for contravening general duties of officials).

455   Subsection 22(7)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(7) Rules made for the purposes of section 29 of the Public Governance, Performanceand Accountability Act 2013 dealing with disclosing interests in a matter that is about to be considered by a body (other than the members of an accountable authority) apply to members of a committee as if:

(a) the committee were the accountable authority of a Commonwealth entity; and

(b) the members were members of that accountable authority; and

(c) the Commission were the responsible Minister for that Commonwealth entity.

456   Part IV (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Part IV - Corporate plans and annual operational plans

457   Sections 23 and 24

Repeal the sections, substitute:

23 Corporate plans

Each corporate plan prepared by the members of the Commission under section 35 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013:

(a) must be submitted to the Minister for approval not less than 3 months, or such lesser period as the Minister, in special circumstances, allows, before the day of commencement of the period to which the corporate plan relates; and

(b) must be laid before each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of that House after the Minister has approved the corporate plan; and

(c) comes into force on:

(i) the day on which it is approved by the Minister; or

(ii) the day of commencement of the period to which it relates;

whichever is the later.

458   Section 25 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

25 Variation of corporate plans

459   Subsection 25(1)

Omit “in respect of which a strategic plan prepared in accordance with section 23 is in force”, substitute “to which a corporate plan, prepared by the members of the Commission under section 35 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, relates”.

460   Subsection 25(1)

Omit “the strategic plan”, substitute “the corporate plan”.

461   Subsections 25(2) and (3) and 26(1), (2) and (5)

Omit “strategic plan” (wherever occurring), substitute “corporate plan”.

462   Section 27

Omit “strategic plan”, substitute “corporate plan”.

463   Section 37

Before “The Executive Director”, insert “(1)”.

464   At the end of section 37

Add:

(2) Subsection (1) applies in addition to section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests).

465   Subsection 45(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(2) Subsection (1) does not prevent investment, under section 59 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, of money that is not immediately required for the purposes of the Commission.

466   Subsection 47(1)

Omit “(1)”.

467   Subsection 47(2)

Repeal the subsection.

468   Section 48

Repeal the section, substitute:

48 Extra matters to be included in annual report

The annual report prepared by the members of the Commission and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period must:

(a) specify the financial transactions and the state of the affairs of the Australian Sports Foundation; and

(b) include particulars of each direction given to it by the Minister under subsection 11(1) that is applicable in relation to the period; and

(c) include an assessment of the extent to which its operations during the period have implemented the relevant operational plan; and

(d) include particulars of:

(i) significant capital works programs (if any) undertaken by the Commission during the period; and

(ii) significant acquisitions and dispositions of real property by the Commission during the period; and

(iii) variations to the operational plan agreed to by the Minister during the period.

469   Subsection 52(1)

Omit “maintained under subsection 18(2) of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”.

Australian Trade Commission Act 1985

470   Subsection 3(1) (definition of corporate plan )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

corporate plan means a plan prepared by the CEO under section 35 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, and includes such a plan as varied under section 66 of this Act.

471   Section 64

Repeal the section.

472   Section 92

Repeal the section, substitute:

92 Annual reports

The annual report prepared by the CEO and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period must include the following:

(a) information about the Commission’s operations under the Export Market Development Grants Act 1997 during the period;

(b) particulars of all directions given by the Minister to the CEO under subsection 10(1) during the period, other than any direction that includes a statement to the effect that the direction is not to be disclosed:

(i) for reasons of national security; or

(ii) because its disclosure would have an adverse effect on the financial interests or property interests of the Commonwealth or of an instrumentality of the Commonwealth.

Australian War Memorial Act 1980

473   Section 3 (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

474   Subsection 4(2) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: The Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 applies to the Memorial. That Act deals with matters relating to corporate Commonwealth entities, including reporting and the use and management of public resources.

475   Paragraph 14(2)(b)

Omit “; or”, substitute “;”.

476   Paragraph 14(2)(c)

Repeal the paragraph.

477   At the end of subsection 14(2)

Add:

Note: The appointment of an appointed member may also be terminated under section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with terminating the appointment of an accountable authority, or a member of an accountable authority, for contravening general duties of officials).

478   Subsection 32(4)

Omit “in accordance with subsection 18(2) of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”.

479   Subsection 33(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(2) Subsection (1) does not prevent investment, under section 59 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, of money that is not immediately required for the purposes of the Memorial.

480   Subsection 35(1)

Omit “(1)”.

481   Subsection 35(2)

Repeal the subsection.

Autonomous Sanctions Act 2011

482   Section 4 (definition of Commonwealth entity )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

Commonwealth entity has the same meaning as in the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

Schedule 8   Amendments of Acts starting with B to E

Banking Act 1959

1   Subsection 5(1) (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

2   Subsection 69(11B)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(11B) The Treasurer may, by instrument in writing, delegate any of his or her functions or powers under this section to:

(a) a corporate Commonwealth entity for which the Treasurer is the responsible Minister; or

(b) a member, or staff member, of such an entity.

3   At the end of subsection 69(12)

Add:

corporate Commonwealth entity has the same meaning as in the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

responsible Minister has the same meaning as in the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

4   Subsection 70C(2) (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Specifying amounts to be credited to special account

5   Subsection 70C(2) (note)

Omit “Special Account”, substitute “special account”.

6   Subsection 70C(4)

Omit “subsection 21(2) of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “subsection 80(3) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

7   Subsection 70E(2)

Omit “Special Account for the purposes of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “special account for the purposes of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

8   Subsection 70F(1) (note)

Omit “Special Account” (wherever occurring), substitute “special account”.

9   Section 70G (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: See section 80 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with special accounts).

Bankruptcy Act 1966

10   Subsection 5(1) (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

11   Section 18AA

Repeal the section, substitute:

18AA Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 does not apply to the Official Trustee

Despite paragraph 10(1)(d) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, the Official Trustee is not a Commonwealth entity for the purposes of that Act.

12   Subsection 20G(2)

Omit “Special Account for the purposes of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “special account for the purposes of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

Cancer Australia Act 2006

13   Subsection 13(1) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: For other powers of delegation, see section 110 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

14   Section 20

Repeal the section.

15   Paragraph 23(2)(d)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(d) the Chief Executive Officer fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) or rules made for the purposes of that section.

16   Subsection 32(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(2) Subsection (1) applies in addition to section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests).

17   Paragraph 35(2)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(c) the Advisory Council member fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with:

(i) section 32 (which deals with disclosure of pecuniary interests to the Minister); or

(ii) section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) or rules made for the purposes of that section.

18   Section 37

Repeal the section, substitute:

37 Annual report

The annual report prepared by the Chief Executive Officer and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period must include a report on the Advisory Council’s operations during the period.

Charter of Budget Honesty Act 1998

19   Subclause 3(1) of Schedule 1 (definition of Minister for Finance )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

Charter of the United Nations Act 1945

20   Section 2 (definition of Commonwealth entity )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

Commonwealth entity has the same meaning as in the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988

21   Subsection 73(2)

Omit “Special Account for the purposes of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “special account for the purposes of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

22   Subsection 74(3)

Omit “section 30 of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “section 74 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with receipt of amounts by non-corporate Commonwealth entities)”.

Civil Aviation Act 1988

23   Section 3 (definition of corporate plan )

Repeal the definition.

24   Section 3 (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

25   Subsection 8(2) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: The Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 applies to the CASA. That Act deals with matters relating to corporate Commonwealth entities, including reporting and the use and management of public resources.

26   Subsection 12(5)

Repeal the subsection (including the note), substitute:

(5) This section does not affect the application of section 22 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the application of government policy to corporate Commonwealth entities) in relation to CASA.

27   Section 44

Repeal the section, substitute:

44 Corporate plan

(1) A corporate plan prepared by the Board under section 35 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 must be given to the Minister for the Minister’s approval.

(2) The plan must include details of the following matters:

(a) analysis of risk factors likely to affect safety in the aviation industry;

(b) human resource strategies and industrial relations strategies;

(c) any other matters required by the Minister.

(3) In preparing the plan, the Board must take account of notices given under section 12A.

28   Subsection 47(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(2) Subsection (1) does not prevent investment, under section 59 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, of money that is not immediately required for the purposes of CASA.

29   Section 49

Repeal the section, substitute:

49 Extra matters to be included in annual report

Each annual report prepared by the Board and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period must include the following:

(a) particulars of each direction given to the Board by the Minister under section 12 of this Act during the period;

(b) in relation to notices given to the Board by the Minister under section 12A:

(i) particulars of each notice given during the period; and

(ii) a summary of action taken in the period by CASA, or by the Board, because of notice given to the Board in that period or any other period;

(c) particulars of each direction given to CASA by the Minister under section 12B during the period.

30   Subsection 52(1) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: As a member of the governing body, the Director is a member of the accountable authority of a Commonwealth entity for the purposes of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013: see the definition of accountable authority in section 12 of that Act.

31   Paragraph 60(2)(c)

Omit “; or”, substitute “.”.

32   Paragraph 60(2)(d)

Repeal the paragraph.

33   At the end of subsection 60(2)

Add:

Note: The appointment of a Board member may also be terminated under section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with terminating the appointment of an accountable authority, or a member of an accountable authority, for contravening general duties of officials).

34   Paragraph 60(4)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(b) the Board members have failed to comply with section 19 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013;

35   Paragraph 66(2)(a)

Omit “section 27J of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “rules made for the purposes of section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

36   Subsection 70(3)

Omit “section 27J of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “rules made for the purposes of section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

37   Paragraph 81(e)

Omit “; or”, substitute “.”.

38   Paragraph 81(f)

Repeal the paragraph.

39   At the end of section 81

Add:

Note: The appointment of the Director may also be terminated under section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with terminating the appointment of an accountable authority, or a member of an accountable authority, for contravening general duties of officials).

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995

40   Section 5 (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

41   Subsections 13(1), 14(1), 15(3) and (4) and 17(1) (note)

Omit “, or a Commonwealth authority or agency”, substitute “or a Commonwealth entity”.

42   Subsection 22A(2) (note)

Omit “Commonwealth authority”, substitute “Commonwealth entity”.

43   Subsections 27(2), (3), (5) and (6) and 87(2), (3), (5) and (6) (note)

Omit “, or a Commonwealth authority or agency”, substitute “or a Commonwealth entity”.

44   Subsection 91A(4)

Repeal the subsection (not including the note), substitute:

(4) In subsections (1) and (2), Commonwealth includes a Commonwealth entity (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013) that cannot be made liable to taxation by a Commonwealth law.

COAG Reform Fund Act 2008

45   Subsection 5(2)

Omit “Special Account for the purposes of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “special account for the purposes of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

46   Subsection 5(2) (note 1)

Omit “Special Account” (wherever occurring), substitute “special account”.

47   Section 6 (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: See section 80 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with special accounts).

Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave) Administration Act 1992

48   Subsection 4(1) (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

49   Subsection 6(2) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: The Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 applies to the Corporation. That Act deals with matters relating to corporate Commonwealth entities, including reporting and the use and management of public resources.

50   Subsection 17(2)

Omit “section 27J of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “rules made for the purposes of section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

51   Paragraph 28(2)(c)

Omit “of this Act or section 27F or 27J of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”.

52   At the end of subsection 28(2)

Add:

Note: The appointment of a Director may also be terminated under section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with terminating the appointment of an accountable authority, or a member of an accountable authority, for contravening general duties of officials).

53   Section 39

Repeal the section, substitute:

39 Application of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013

Section 59 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with investment by corporate Commonwealth entities) does not apply to the Corporation.

Note: Money standing to the credit of the Fund is relevant money for the purposes of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013. (See section 40 of this Act and the definition of relevant money in section 8 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.)

54   Subsection 50(1A)

Omit “an officer (within the meaning of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997)”, substitute “an official (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013)”.

Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave) Payroll Levy Collection Act 1992

55   Subsection 9(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(3) The annual report prepared by the Board and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period must include particulars of:

(a) any amounts paid to, or recovered by, the Corporation or another person under this section during the period; and

(b) any proceedings brought by the Corporation to recover an amount under subsection (2) during the period.

Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Act 2012

56   Subsection 6(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of Commonwealth agency )

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(a) a non-corporate Commonwealth entity (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013); and

57   Paragraph 110(1)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(b) the accountable authority, or a member of an accountable authority, of a Commonwealth entity within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013;

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918

58   Subsection 4(1) (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

59   At the end of section 11

Add:

(3) This section applies in addition to section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests).

60   Subsection 17(1)

Repeal the subsection.

61   Subsection 17(1A)

Omit “under subsection (1) in relation to the operations of the Commission for the year ending on 30 June 2001, and for each subsequent year, must include particulars for that year of”, substitute “prepared by the Electoral Commissioner and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period must include particulars for the period of”.

62   Subsection 17(2C)

Omit “under this” (wherever occurring), substitute “referred to in this”.

63   Subsection 17(4)

Omit “(1),”.

64   Subsection 17(5)

Omit “under this” (wherever occurring), substitute “referred to in this”.

65   Subsection 17A(1)

Omit “under” (first occurring), substitute “referred to in”.

66   Subsection 25(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(3) The Governor-General must terminate the appointment of the Electoral Commissioner, or the Deputy Electoral Commissioner while acting as the Electoral Commissioner, if the Commissioner or Deputy fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with his or her obligations under:

(a) section 11; or

(b) section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) or rules made for the purposes of that section.

Commonwealth Inscribed Stock Act 1911

67   Paragraph 51JA(2A)(c)

Omit “subsection 39(2) of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “section 58 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

Commonwealth Places (Application of Laws) Act 1970

68   Section 21

Repeal the section, substitute:

21 Amounts received by an authority of a State not other CRF money

Despite subsection 105(2) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, an amount received by an authority of a State under the applied provisions is not other CRF money for the purposes of that Act.

Commonwealth Places (Mirror Taxes) Act 1998

69   Subsection 23(5)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(5) Despite subsection 105(2) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, an amount received under an applied law is not other CRF money for the purposes of that Act.

ComSuper Act 2011

70   Subsection 7(1)

Omit “(1)”.

71   At the end of subsection 7(1)

Add:

Note: The CEO is not on the Board of the CSC, and is not a member of the accountable authority of the CSC. (See section 12 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.)

72   Subsection 7(2)

Repeal the subsection.

73   Paragraph 8(5)(a)

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

74   Section 15

Repeal the section.

75   Paragraph 18(1)(e)

Omit “section 15”, substitute “section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) or rules made for the purposes of that section”.

76   Subsection 21(2)

Omit “Special Account for the purposes of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “special account for the purposes of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

77   Section 22 (note)

Omit “Special Account if any of the purposes of the Account”, substitute “special account if any of the purposes of the special account”.

78   Paragraph 23(2)(f)

Omit “Special”.

79   Subsection 23(2) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: See section 80 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with special accounts).

80   Section 24

Repeal the section, substitute:

24 Annual report

The annual report prepared by the CEO and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period must include:

(a) particulars of any directions given to the CEO by CSC during the period; and

(b) the impact of the directions on the performance of the CEO’s function.

Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006

81   Subsection 551-20(2)

Omit “Special Account for the purposes of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “special account for the purposes of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

82   Paragraph 604-25(4)(c)

Omit “a Chief Executive, or an officer or employee, of a prescribed Agency (within the meaning of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997)”, substitute “an accountable authority, a member of an accountable authority or any other official (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013) of a non-corporate Commonwealth entity (within the meaning of that Act)”.

83   Paragraph 604-25(4)(g)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(g) an accountable authority, a member of an accountable authority or any other official (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013) of a non-corporate Commonwealth entity (within the meaning of that Act) if the entity is prescribed for the purposes of this paragraph, for the purposes of performing the functions, or exercising the powers, conferred on the entity by a law of the Commonwealth;

Crimes (Superannuation Benefits) Act 1989

84   Subsection 2(1) (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

Criminology Research Act 1971

85   Section 4 (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

86   Subsection 46(2)

Omit “Special Account for the purposes of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “special account for the purposes of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

87   Subsection 46(3) (note)

Omit “Special Account if any of the purposes of the Account”, substitute “special account if any of the purposes of the special account”.

88   Subsection 46(4) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: See section 80 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with special accounts).

89   Section 49

Repeal the section, substitute:

49 Annual report

The annual report prepared by the Director and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period must include:

(a) if a grant was made to a person during the period:

(i) the name of the person; and

(ii) the amount of the grant; and

(iii) the purpose of the grant; and

(b) any other matter prescribed by the regulations.

CSL Sale Act 1993

90   Subsection 3(1) (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

Customs Act 1901

91   Subsection 4(1) (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

92   Section 269SML

Repeal the section, substitute:

269SML Disclosure of interests

(1) A disclosure by the Commissioner under section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) must be made to the Minister.

(2) Subsection (1) applies in addition to any rules made for the purposes of that section.

(3) For the purposes of this Act and the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, the Commissioner is taken not to have complied with section 29 of that Act if the Commissioner does not comply with subsection (1) of this section.

93   Paragraph 269SMO(2)(c)

Omit “section 269SML”, substitute “section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) or rules made for the purposes of that section”.

Customs Administration Act 1985

94   Section 11

Before “The”, insert “(1)”.

95   At the end of section 11

Add:

(2) Subsection (1) applies in addition to section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests).

96   Section 17

Repeal the section.

Dairy Produce Act 1986

97   Clause 104 of Schedule 2

Repeal the clause, substitute:

104 Application of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013

Despite subsection 105(2) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, levy collected by a collection agent, a collection sub-agent or a collecting organisation is not other CRF money for the purposes of that Act.

98   Subclause 131(5) of Schedule 2

Repeal the subclause, substitute:

(5) In this clause:

Commonwealth entity means a Commonwealth entity within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 that cannot be made liable to taxation by a Commonwealth law.

Minister for Finance means the Minister administering the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

Defence Act 1903

99   Subsection 123H(3)

Omit “regulations in force for the purposes of subparagraph 65(2)(a)(ia) of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “rules made for the purposes of section 65 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with act of grace payments by the Commonwealth)”.

100   Subsection 123H(4)

Omit “section 33 of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “section 65 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

Defence Force Discipline Appeals Act 1955

101   Subsection 4(1) (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Act 1973

102   Subsection 3(1) (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

103   Subsections 124B(2) and (3) and 124C(3) (note)

Repeal the note.

104   Subsection 124D(10)

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997) who is in the Department or is part of the Department”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013) of the Department”.

Defence Forces Retirement Benefits Act 1948

105   Subsection 4(1) (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

Defence Forces Retirement Benefits (Pension Increases) Act 1967

106   Subsection 3(1) (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

Defence Home Ownership Assistance Scheme Act 2008

107   Section 3 (definition of Commonwealth agency )

Omit “an Agency within the meaning of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “a non-corporate Commonwealth entity within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

108   Section 83

Repeal the section.

Defence Housing Australia Act 1987

109   Subsection 3(1) (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

110   Subsections 6(1) and (2)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

(1) The first additional function of DHA is to provide adequate and suitable housing for, and housing-related services to:

(a) officials of a non-corporate Commonwealth entity (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013) other than the Department, and their families; and

(b) persons contracted to provide goods or services to a non-corporate Commonwealth entity (within the meaning of that Act) other than the Department, and their families;

in order to meet the requirements of that entity.

(2) The second additional function of DHA is to provide services ancillary to the services mentioned in subsection (1) and in subsection 5(1), to persons mentioned in those subsections, in order to meet the requirements of a non-corporate Commonwealth entity (within the meaning of that Act).

111   Subsection 11(1) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: The Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 applies to DHA. That Act deals with matters relating to corporate Commonwealth entities, including reporting and the use and management of public resources.

112   Section 20

Omit “sections 27F and 27J of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) or rules made for the purposes of that section”.

113   Paragraph 21(2)(b)

Repeal the paragraph.

114   At the end of subsection 21(2)

Add:

Note: The appointment of an appointed member may also be terminated under section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with terminating the appointment of an accountable authority, or a member of an accountable authority, for contravening general duties of officials).

115   Subsection 26(6)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(6) Rules made for the purposes of section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 dealing with disclosing interests in a matter that is about to be considered by a body (other than the members of an accountable authority) apply to members of a committee.

(7) For the purposes of subsection (6), a member of a committee does not have a material personal interest in a matter only because the member is the tenant of a house rented from DHA.

116   Subsection 66A(1)

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997)”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013) of a non-corporate Commonwealth entity (within the meaning of that Act)”.

Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Act 2001

117   Section 7 (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

Defence Service Homes Act 1918

118  Subsection 4(1) (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

119   Subsection 40(2)

Omit “Special Account for the purposes of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “special account for the purposes of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

Defence Trade Controls Act 2012

120   Subsection 69(6) (definition of Commonwealth entity )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

Commonwealth entity has the same meaning as in the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1983

121   Paragraph 11(3)(b)

Omit “a report under subsection 33(1)”, substitute “an annual report given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period”.

122   Subparagraph 11(3)(b)(i)

Omit “to which the report relates”.

123   Subparagraph 11(3)(b)(ii)

Omit “that period”, substitute “the period”.

124   Paragraph 23(2)(e)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(e) fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with his or her obligations under:

(i) section 24; or

(ii) section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) or rules made for the purposes of that section;

125   At the end of section 24

Add:

(3) This section applies in addition to section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests).

126   Section 33

Repeal the section.

DisabilityCare Australia Fund Act 2013

127   Section 4 (definition of bank )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

128   Section 4 (definition of DisabilityCare Australia Transitional Special Account )

Repeal the definition.

129   Section 4 (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

130   Subsection 11(2)

Omit “Special Account for the purposes of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “special account for the purposes of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

131   Subsection 11(2) (note)

Omit “Special Account” (wherever occurring), substitute “special account”.

132   Section 15 (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: See section 80 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with special accounts).

133   Section 16 (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: See section 80 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with special accounts).

134   Subsection 28(6)

Omit “Section 39 of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Section 58 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with investment by the Commonwealth)”.

135   Section 40

Repeal the section.

136   Part 5

Repeal the Part.

137   Subsection 53(1)

Omit “any or all of his or her powers under section 20, 49 or 51”, substitute “his or her power under section 20”.

Early Years Quality Fund Special Account Act 2013

138   Subsection 5(2)

Omit “Special Account for the purposes of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “special account for the purposes of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

139   Section 7 (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: See section 80 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with special accounts).

Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000

140   Subsection 52A(2)

Omit “Special Account for the purposes of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “special account for the purposes of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

141   Section 52B (note)

Omit “Special Account” (wherever occurring), substitute “special account”.

142   Subsection 52C(1) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: See section 80 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with special accounts).

143   Subparagraph 55C(1)(a)(ii)

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

144   Section 514A (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: Subject to section 514U, the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 applies to the Director. That Act deals with matters relating to corporate Commonwealth entities, including reporting and the use and management of public resources.

145   Section 514L

Repeal the section.

146   Paragraph 514P(2)(c)

Omit “; or”, substitute “.”.

147   Paragraph 514P(2)(d)

Repeal the paragraph.

148   At the end of subsection 514P(2)

Add:

Note: The appointment of a person as the Director may also be terminated under section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with terminating the appointment of an accountable authority, or a member of an accountable authority, for contravening general duties of officials).

149   Subparagraph 514S(d)(ii)

Omit “Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

150   Subsection 514T(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(2) Subsection (1) does not prevent investment, under section 59 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, of money that is not immediately required for the purposes of the Fund.

151   Section 514U

Repeal the section, substitute:

514U Application of Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013

(1) Sections 514A and 514E provide that the Director is a corporation. The Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 applies (subject to subsection (2) of this section) in relation to the corporation as if the person holding, or performing the duties of, the office of Director were an accountable authority of the corporation for the purposes of that Act.

(2) To avoid doubt, the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 applies to the Australian National Parks Fund as though the Fund were money held by the Director.

152   Section 514V

Omit “section 9 of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997”, substitute “and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period”.

153   Section 514V

Omit “year to which the report relates”, substitute “period”.

154   Subsections 516A(1) to (4)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

Annual reports for Commonwealth entities

(1) The accountable authority of a Commonwealth entity (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013) must ensure that an annual report prepared under section 46 of that Act complies with subsection (6) of this section.

Annual reports of Commonwealth companies

(4) The directors of a Commonwealth company (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013) that is a Commonwealth agency must ensure that the documents given to the responsible Minister (within the meaning of thatAct) under section 97 of that Act include a report complying with subsection (6) of this section.

155   Paragraph 516A(5)(c)

Omit “(3) or”, substitute “(1) or”.

156   Subsection 516A(6)

Omit “(3),”.

Excise Act 1901

157   Subsection 165A(11)

Omit “, under section 34 of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997, to pay the amount notified to the relevant producer under subsection (3) in instalments in accordance with the provisions of that Act”, substitute “to pay the amount notified to the relevant producer under subsection (3) in accordance with rules (if any) made for the purposes of section 63 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

158   At the end of subsection 165A(11)

Add:

Note: The CEO also has powers to collect and recover the duty under Part 4-15 in Schedule 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953.

Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Act 1991

159   Subsection 3(1) (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

160   Subsection 6(2) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: The Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 applies to EFIC. That Act deals with matters relating to corporate Commonwealth entities, including reporting and the use and management of public resources.

161   Subsection 11(2) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: Section 59 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 also gives EFIC the power to invest money that is not immediately required for the purposes of EFIC.

162   Paragraph 42(3)(b)

Omit “; or”, substitute “.”.

163   Paragraph 42(3)(c)

Repeal the paragraph.

164   At the end of subsection 42(3)

Add:

Note: The appointment of an appointed member may also be terminated under section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with terminating the appointment of an accountable authority, or a member of an accountable authority, for contravening general duties of officials).

165   Section 49 (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: Section 35 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 requires the Board to prepare corporate plans.

166   Subsection 59(4)

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997)”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013) of a non-corporate Commonwealth entity (within the meaning of that Act)”.

167   Section 70

Repeal the section, substitute:

70 Annual report

Each annual report prepared by the Board and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period must show separately the financial effect on the operations of EFIC of each direction given to it by the Minister under subsection 9(2) and in force at any time during that period.

168   Section 74

Before “The”, insert “(1)”.

169   At the end of section 74

Add:

(2) Subsection (1) applies in addition to section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests).

170   Subsection 85(2)

Omit “EFIC must include in each annual report”, substitute “each annual report prepared by the Board and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period must include”.

171   Paragraphs 85(2)(a) and (b)

Omit “to which the report relates”.

172   Paragraph 85(2)(c)

Omit “that period”, substitute “the period”.

Schedule 9   Amendments of Acts starting with F to L

Fair Entitlements Guarantee Act 2012

1   Section 5 (definition of Finance Minister )

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

2   Subsection 52(2) (note)

Repeal the note.

Fair Work Act 2009

3   Subsection 652(1)

Omit “and give to the Minister, for presentation to the Parliament,”.

4   After subsection 652(1)

Insert:

(1A) A report prepared after the end of a financial year must be given to the Minister by 15 October in the next financial year for presentation to the Parliament.

5   Subsection 652(1) (note)

Omit “Note”, substitute “Note 1”.

6   At the end of subsection 652(1)

Add:

Note 2: The report prepared by the General Manager and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 may be included in the report prepared under this section.

7   Paragraph 658(a)

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

8   Section 664

Repeal the section, substitute:

664 Disclosure of interests to the President

(1) The General Manager must give written notice to the President of all material personal interests that the General Manager has or acquires that relate to the affairs of the FWC.

(2) Section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) does not apply to the General Manager.

9   Section 686

Repeal the section, substitute:

686 Annual report

To avoid doubt, the requirement on the Fair Work Ombudsman to give an annual report to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 does not require or authorise the disclosure of information for the purposes of the Privacy Act 1988.

10   Section 691

Repeal the section.

11   Paragraph 693(2)(d)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(d) the Fair Work Ombudsman fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) or rules made for the purposes of that section.

Family Law Act 1975

12   Section 38L

Before “The”, insert “(1)”.

13   At the end of section 38L

Add:

(2) The Chief Executive Officer must give written notice to the Chief Judge and the Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of all material personal interests that the Chief Executive Officer has that relate to the affairs of the Family Court or the Federal Circuit Court.

(3) Section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) does not apply to the Chief Executive Officer.

14   Subsection 38S(1)

Omit “and give to the Attorney-General”.

15   At the end of subsection 38S(1)

Add:

Note: The report prepared by the Chief Executive Officer and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 may be included in the report prepared under this section.

16   After subsection 38S(1)

Insert:

(2) A report prepared after 30 June in a year must be given to the Attorney-General by 15 October of that year.

17   Section 114K

Repeal the section.

18   Paragraph 114LB(2)(d)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(d) the Director fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) or rules made for the purposes of that section.

19   Section 114LC

Repeal the section.

20   Subsection 114LD(1) (note)

Omit “see section 53 of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “see section 110 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999

21   Subsection 117(1)

Omit “and give to the Minister”.

22   At the end of subsection 117(1)

Add:

Note: The report prepared by the Chief Executive Officer and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 may be included in the report prepared under this section.

23   After subsection 117(1)

Insert:

(2) A report prepared after 30 June in a year must be given to the Minister by 15 October of that year.

Federal Court of Australia Act 1976

24   Section 18L

Before “The”, insert “(1)”.

25   At the end of section 18L

Add:

(2) The Registrar must give written notice to the Chief Justice of all material personal interests that the Registrar has that relate to the affairs of the Court.

(3) Section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) does not apply to the Registrar.

26   Subsection 18S(1)

Omit “and give to the Attorney-General”.

27   At the end of subsection 18S(1)

Add:

Note: The report prepared by the Registrar and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 may be included in the report prepared under this section.

28   Subsection 18S(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(2) A report prepared after 30 June in a year must be given to the Attorney-General by 15 October of that year.

Federal Financial Relations Act 2009

29   Section 4 (definition of drawing right )

Repeal the definition.

30   Subsections 9(3) and (4)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

(3) Despite subsection (2), if an Appropriation Act relating to a financial year declares that a specified amount is the debit limit for the financial year for the purposes of this section:

(a) the total amount credited to the COAG Reform Fund under paragraph (2)(a) during the financial year; and

(b) the total amount debited from the COAG Reform Fund during the financial year for the purposes of making such grants;

must not exceed that specified amount.

(4) Despite subsection (2), if, for a financial year, no Appropriation Act relating to the financial year declares that a specified amount is the debit limit for the financial year for the purposes of this section:

(a) amounts must not be credited to the COAG Reform Fund under paragraph (2)(a) during the financial year; and

(b) amounts must not be debited from the COAG Reform Fund during the financial year for the purposes of making such grants.

31   Subsections 16(3) and (4)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

(3) Despite subsection (2), if an Appropriation Act relating to a financial year declares that a specified amount is the debit limit for the financial year for the purposes of this section:

(a) the total amount credited to the COAG Reform Fund under paragraph (2)(a) during the financial year; and

(b) the total amount debited from the COAG Reform Fund during the financial year for the purposes of making such grants;

must not exceed that specified amount.

(4) Despite subsection (2), if, for a financial year, no Appropriation Act relating to the financial year declares that a specified amount is the debit limit for the financial year for the purposes of this section:

(a) amounts must not be credited to the COAG Reform Fund under paragraph (2)(a) during the financial year; and

(b) amounts must not be debited from the COAG Reform Fund during the financial year for the purposes of making such grants.

32   Application

The amendments to sections 4, 9 and 16 of the Federal Financial Relations Act 2009 made by this Schedule apply on and after 1 July 2015.

Financial Agreement Act 1994

33   Subsection 6(2)

Omit “Special Account for the purposes of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “special account for the purposes of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

Fisheries Administration Act 1991

34   Paragraph 7(1)(j)

Omit “corporate plans and”.

35   Paragraph 10B(4)(a)

Omit “Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997”, substitute “Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013”.

36   Section 20

Repeal the section, substitute:

20 Disclosure of interests

Disclosure before appointment

(1) Before starting to hold office, a commissioner must give to the Minister a written statement of any material personal interest that the commissioner has that relates to the affairs of the Commission.

Note: A commissioner, once appointed, must also disclose interests under section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

Disclosure after appointment

(2) A disclosure by a commissioner under section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) must be made to the Minister.

(3) Subsection (2) applies in addition to any rules made for the purposes of that section.

(4) For the purposes of this Act and the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, the commissioner is taken not to have complied with section 29 of that Act if the commissioner does not comply with subsection (2) of this section.

Register of interests

(5) The CEO must keep one or more registers of interests disclosed under this section and section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

37   Paragraph 21(2)(d)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(d) the commissioner fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with:

(i) subsection 20(1); or

(ii) section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) or rules made for the purposes of that section.

38   Paragraph 23(6)(a)

Omit “section 24 prevents”, substitute “rules made for the purposes of section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 prevent”.

39   Section 24

Repeal the section.

40   Section 72

Repeal the section, substitute:

72 Corporate plans

(1) Before preparing a corporate plan under section 35 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, the CEO must consult with the peak industry body and with any other person or body considered by the CEO to be appropriate.

(2) A corporate plan must be signed by the Chairperson and the CEO.

41   Subsection 73(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(1) The Minister may, by written notice given to the CEO:

(a) approve the corporate plan prepared by the CEO and given to the Minister under section 35 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013; or

(b) if the Minister thinks that the interests of fisheries management, or any matter relating to fisheries management, so require - request the CEO to revise the plan appropriately.

42   Subsection 73(3)

Omit “Authority”, substitute “CEO”.

43   Subsection 73(3)

Omit “it”, substitute “he or she”.

44   Paragraph 73(4)(b)

Omit “Authority”, substitute “CEO”.

45   Section 74 (heading)