Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Amendment (2015 Measures No. 6) Regulation 2015

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Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Amendment (2015 Measures No. 6) Regulation 2015
 
Select Legislative Instrument No. 99, 2015
I, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Ret’d), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulation.
Dated 25 June 2015
Peter Cosgrove
Governor‑General
By His Excellency’s Command
Mathias Cormann
Minister for Finance
 
  
  
Contents
1............ Name................................................................................................... 1
2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1
3............ Authority............................................................................................. 1
4............ Schedules............................................................................................ 1
Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                2
Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Regulations 1997                  2
 
1  Name
                   This is the Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Amendment (2015 Measures No. 6) Regulation 2015.
2  Commencement
             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.
 
Commencement information

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Column 2
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Provisions
Commencement
Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument
The day after this instrument is registered.
 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.
             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.
3  Authority
                   This instrument is made under the Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Act 1997.
4  Schedules
                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.
Schedule 1—Amendments
  
Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Regulations 1997
1  Part 3 of Schedule 1AB (at the end of the table)
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Grants for research and development relating to energy use data
To improve Australia’s national capacity to collect, organise, analyse and communicate energy use data, by contributing to the funding of the following activities:
(a) research and investigation into energy use in Australia, energy use data and related data;
(b) dissemination of the results of such research and investigation;
(c) the development, implementation and operation of supporting systems and governance arrangements;
to the extent that:
(d) the data is statistical in nature; or
(e) the activities are peculiarly adapted to the government of a nation and cannot otherwise be carried on for the benefit of the nation; or
(f) the activities will assist Australia to meet its obligations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
 
2  Part 4 of Schedule 1AB (at the end of the table)
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85
Australian Apprenticeship Support Network
To support the Commonwealth’s employment and vocational education and training policies by providing support to apprentices, and in relation to connecting with, undertaking, and completing apprenticeships, to the extent that:
(a) the support is the provision of, or incidental to the provision of, benefits to students; or
(b) the provision of the support will give effect to Australia’s obligations under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the Human Resources Development Convention, and the Employment Policy Convention.

86
Infrastructure investment
To facilitate the construction of infrastructure by providing funds for the making of loans:
(a) in connection with trade and commerce with other countries, or among the States and Territories; or
(b) as financial assistance to a State or Territory; or
(c) for the construction or extension of railways in any State with the consent of that State; or
(d) in or in relation to a Territory; or
(e) to the extent that the construction, or the making of the loan, is peculiarly adapted to the government of a nation and cannot otherwise be carried on for the benefit of the nation.

87
Justice Services—Community Legal Services Programme
To support the provision of legal assistance to the community, including through community‑based organisations, by funding the following:
(a) services for unrepresented parties in the federal jurisdiction;
(b) pro bono services in relation to matters in the federal jurisdiction;
(c) a national information and advice service for children and young people about the law and their rights and responsibilities;
(d) access to legal services through the use of the telephone and online communication services;
(e) a Community Legal Services Information System, and support and training activities in relation to the System;
(f) the National Association of Community Legal Centres to undertake sector coordination, activities in support of the sector, and liaison between the sector and the Commonwealth;
(g) the provision of legal assistance to artists who are Aboriginal persons or Torres Strait Islanders in relation to the protection of the artists’ art and culture;
as measures:
(h) incidental to the legislative powers vested in the Commonwealth; or
(i) done in the exercise of the executive power of the Commonwealth; or
(j) to give effect to Australia’s obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child; or
(k) involving the use of telegraphic, telephonic, and other like services; or
(l) involving statistics; or
(m) with respect to the people of any race for whom it is deemed necessary to make special laws.

88
Arts and Cultural Development—National Programme for Excellence in the Arts
To allocate funding for the arts on a national basis through the following types of grants:
(a) endowment incentive grants that assist organisations to undertake projects through partnerships and collaborations or to support capital projects;
(b) grants that support international touring, exchanges and cultural diplomacy, with a focus on significant initiatives with demonstrable benefits for Australia;
(c) strategic grants that support projects by arts organisations;
(d) grants that support arts festivals in metropolitan or regional areas;
(e) grants that support touring of exhibitions to or from regional or remote Australia.
This objective also has the effect it would have if it were limited to providing funding or support:
(a) by engaging in measures that are peculiarly adapted to the government of a nation and cannot otherwise be carried on for the benefit of the nation; or
(b) in relation to aliens or immigrants; or
(c) in connection with trade and commerce with other countries, or among the States and Territories; or
(d) in relation to places, persons, matters or things external to Australia or matters affecting Australia’s relations with foreign countries.

89
Arts and Cultural Development—Matched Funding Programme
To encourage private sector support for the arts by supporting projects that develop the arts sector’s capacity to use innovative funding strategies and build partnerships with the corporate and philanthropic sectors.
This objective also has the effect it would have if it were limited to providing funding or support by engaging in measures that are peculiarly adapted to the government of a nation and cannot otherwise be carried on for the benefit of the nation.

90
Disability and Carers—Disability, Mental Health and Carers—Individual Placement and Support
To undertake a national trial of a vocational assistance model, involving:
(a) placement of employment specialists with youth mental health services; and
(b) associated evaluation and research activity;
to the extent that undertaking the trial:
(c) is directed to compliance with Australia’s obligations under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; or
(d) involves the provision of sickness or unemployment benefits.

91
Digital Technologies and Communications Services: Spatial Data
To provide open and free public access to national geocoded address data.
This objective also has the effect it would have if it were limited to providing funding or support to engage in measures with respect to postal, telegraphic, telephonic, and other like services.

92
Stronger Communities Programme
To provide grants for community projects to strengthen and benefit local communities.
This objective also has the effect it would have if it were limited to providing grants:
(a) in connection with trade and commerce with other countries, or among the States and Territories; or
(b) in or in relation to a Territory; or
(c) to or in relation to Indigenous Australians and particular groups of Indigenous Australians; or
(d) to commemorate Australians killed or injured in war, and support veterans and defence force members and their families and communities; or
(e) in relation to aliens or immigrants; or
(f) in connection with assisting Australia to meet its obligations under international agreements; or
(g) to provide medical services, unemployment, pharmaceutical, sickness and hospital benefits and benefits to students, and for measures incidental to the provision of those matters; or
(h) in connection with electronic communications; or
(i) to provide for measures that are peculiarly adapted to the government of a nation and cannot otherwise be carried on for the benefit of the nation; or
(j) in the exercise of the executive power of the Commonwealth.

93
Drought Communities Programme
To provide grants to drought‑affected communities for local infrastructure projects, particularly to address drought‑caused unemployment and to support and enhance the viability and competitiveness of drought‑affected agriculture.
This objective also has the effect it would have if it were limited to providing grants:
(a) in connection with trade and commerce with other countries, or among the States and Territories; or
(b) in or in relation to a Territory; or
(c) as financial assistance to a State or Territory; or
(d) to commemorate Australians killed or injured in war, and support veterans and defence force members and their families and communities; or
(e) for the construction or extension of railways in any State with the consent of that State; or
(f) to or in relation to Indigenous Australians and particular groups of Indigenous Australians; or
(g) in connection with assisting Australia to meet its obligations under international agreements; or
(h) to provide medical services, unemployment, pharmaceutical, sickness and hospital benefits and benefits to students, and for measures incidental to the provision of those matters; or
(i) in connection with electronic communications; or
(j) to provide for measures that are peculiarly adapted to the government of a nation and cannot otherwise be carried on for the benefit of the nation; or
(k) in the exercise of the executive power of the Commonwealth.

94
General Practice Rural Incentives Programme
To encourage medical practitioners (including general practitioners, general practice registrars and specialists) to practise in regional and remote areas:
(a) for the purpose of providing medical services; or
(b) to meet Australia’s obligations under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

95
Haemopoietic Progenitor Cells Programme
To support the location and procurement of haemopoietic progenitor cells from overseas for Australian patients as the provision of sickness benefits and medical services, and by engaging in measures incidental to the provision of those benefits and services.

96
Improve Safety and Quality in Health Care Programme
To establish and maintain clinical quality registries to assess and improve the quality of health care:
(a) as the provision of medical services, and by engaging in measures incidental to the provision of those services; or
(b) by collecting, analysing, disseminating and using statistics; or
(c) to meet Australia’s obligations under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

97
Junior Medical Officer Programme
To support clinical training positions for junior medical practitioners, prior to the commencement of specialist training, as the provision of benefits to students, and by engaging in measures incidental to the provision of those benefits.

98
National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme
To support the prevention and early detection of bowel cancer, and reduce morbidity and mortality from the disease:
(a) as the provision of medical services, and by engaging in measures incidental to the provision of those services; or
(b) to meet Australia’s obligations under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; or
(c) by engaging in scientific research for the benefit of the nation.

99
Improving Immunisation Coverage Rates
To improve the uptake of vaccines under the National Immunisation Programme, including through the collection of data, the provision of financial incentives to immunisation providers, and communication activities relevant to that Programme, as the provision of pharmaceutical benefits and medical services, and by engaging in measures incidental to the provision of those benefits and services.

100
Health Workforce Scholarship Programme
To increase participation in, and promote better distribution of, health workforces by providing, and supporting the provision of:
(a) scholarships to health students, to the extent that the scholarships are benefits to students; or
(b) scholarships to health students who are Aboriginal persons or Torres Strait Islanders.

101
National Cancer Screening Register
To establish, maintain and publicise a national register of cancer screening data that will inform clinical decisions across current and future cancer screening programmes:
(a) as the provision of medical services, and by engaging in measures incidental to the provision of those services; or
(b) by collecting, analysing, disseminating and using statistics; or
(c) by engaging in measures with respect to postal, telegraphic, telephonic, and other like services; or
(d) to meet Australia’s obligations under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

102
Organ and Tissue Donation for Transplantation
To fund measures to improve organ and tissue donation rates and access to organ and tissue transplantation services:
(a) as the provision of sickness benefits, and by engaging in measures incidental to the provision of those benefits; or
(b) by engaging in measures with respect to postal, telegraphic, telephonic, and other like services; or
(c) to meet Australia’s obligations under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

103
Professional pharmacy programmes and services under the Community Pharmacy Agreement
To support access to, and the quality use of, Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme medicines, and the delivery and development of professional services that will improve health outcomes, by providing funding and allowances to community pharmacies:
(a) as the provision of pharmaceutical and sickness benefits and medical services, and by engaging in measures incidental to the provision of those benefits and services; or
(b) to benefit Aboriginal persons or Torres Strait Islanders; or
(c) to meet Australia’s obligations under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

104
Australian Men’s Shed Association
To support activities that raise community awareness of preventative health strategies, to promote and provide medical services for the treatment and management of physical and mental health conditions, and to target the health needs of specific sectors of the community:
(a) as the provision of medical services, and by engaging in measures incidental to the provision of those services; or
(b) by developing and providing online educational, research and resource material; or
(c) by developing appropriate health prevention and promotion strategies for men who are Aboriginal persons, Torres Strait Islanders, immigrants or aliens; or
(d) by developing appropriate health prevention and promotion strategies for men who are veterans; or
(e) by developing appropriate health prevention and promotion strategies for men who are unemployed; or
(f) to meet Australia’s obligations under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; or
(g) by cooperating with the States and Territories under an intergovernmental agreement to achieve the objective of the programme.

105
Health Peak and Advisory Bodies Programme
To provide funding to health peak and advisory bodies for such a body to carry out one or more of the following activities:
(a) to disseminate information and raise awareness about the following matters relating to the body’s sector:
(i) Commonwealth policies and programmes;
(ii) medical services;
(b) to disseminate information and raise awareness about the following matters relating to the body’s sector, to the extent that these activities would assist Australia to meet its obligations under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights:
(i) health services that are provided to persons in the event of sickness;
(ii) the prevention, treatment and control of diseases;
(c) to develop and publish information, and raise awareness, about matters relating to the body’s sector, by means of electronic communications;
(d) to conduct inquiries, investigations and consultations in relation to:
(i) matters affecting public health; and
(ii) diseases and the provision of health services, to the extent that these activities would assist Australia to meet its obligations under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights;
(e) to collect, compile, analyse and disseminate statistics about matters relating to the body’s sector;
(f) to provide telephone information services;
(g) to provide education and training to medical practitioners working in the body’s sector (including general practitioners, nurses and allied health professionals), to the extent that the education and training:
(i) is directed at improving the quality of medical services; or
(ii) would assist Australia to meet its obligations under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.