Financial Management and Accountability Amendment Regulation 2013 (No. 7)

Link to law: https://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2013L01512

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Financial Management and Accountability Amendment Regulation 2013 (No. 7)
 
Select Legislative Instrument No. 229, 2013
I, Quentin Bryce AC CVO, Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulation under the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997.
Dated 05 August 2013
Quentin Bryce
Governor‑General
By Her Excellency’s Command
Penelope Ying Yen Wong
Minister for Finance and Deregulation
  
  
Contents
1............ Name of regulation.............................................................................. 1
2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1
3............ Authority............................................................................................. 1
4............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 1
Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                2
Financial Management and Accountability Regulations 1997                         2
 
1  Name of regulation
                   This regulation is the Financial Management and Accountability Amendment Regulation 2013 (No. 7).
2  Commencement
                   This regulation commences on the day after it is registered.
3  Authority
                   This regulation is made under the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997.
4  Schedule(s)
                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.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 Management and Accountability Regulations 1997
1  Item 417.012 of Schedule 1AA
Repeal the item, substitute:
 
417.012
Asylum Seeker Assistance Scheme

 
Objective: To provide services to asylum seekers who are in financial hardship and who satisfy specific eligibility criteria

 
2  Item 417.023 of Schedule 1AA
Repeal the item, substitute:
 
417.023
Bali Process Engagement and Regional Support Office

 
Objective: To fund regional cooperation and capacity building activities as part of Australia’s engagement with, and support to, the member countries and organisations of the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime (the Bali Process). This includes funding the establishment and ongoing costs of a Regional Support Office (RSO) and related regional cooperation and capacity building activities coordinated by the RSO

 
3  After item 417.028 of Schedule 1AA
Insert:
 
417.029
Memoranda of Understanding with Foreign Nations

 
Objective: To provide funding in relation to Memoranda of Understanding arrangements with foreign nations

417.030
Assisted Voluntary Return (AVR) Program

 
Objective: To provide funding for the AVR program under which services are offered to eligible bridging visa holders and their dependants who wish to depart Australia voluntarily, but are unable to do so without some support

417.031
Assisted Voluntary Return (AVR) Irregular Maritime Arrivals (IMAs) Program

 
Objective: To provide funding for the AVR IMA Program under which services are offered to IMAs and their dependants who wish to depart Australia voluntarily. Services include (but are not limited to):
(a) immigration information and return counselling; and
(b) return services; and
(c) administrative services; and
(d) other services as required, such as post—return assistance or planning for reintegration services when available and possible

417.032
Australian Cultural Orientation Program

 
Objective: To fund the Australian Cultural Orientation Program

417.033
Legal Advice Scheme

 
Objective: To fund the NSW Bar Association and the WA Law Society to provide legal advice services to asylum seekers who are applying to the Federal Circuit Court for judicial review of Refugee Review Tribunal decisions

417.034
Free Translating and Interpreting Services

 
Objectives:
(a) to fund the Department’s interpreting service (TIS National) to provide free interpreting services to eligible organisations and individuals; and
(b) to fund a translating service to facilitate the free translation of settlement related documents for eligible clients

417.035
Ethnic Business Awards—sponsorship

 
Objectives:
(a) to fund the Diversity Council of Australia enabling their sponsorship of the Ethnic Business Awards which recognise and reward the contributions of migrants to Australian business and the economy; and
(b) to highlight Australia as a key destination to create and sustain business across all sectors of industry, despite race, colour, religion and cultural background; and
(c) to highlight the collective migrant spirit in Australia; and celebrate the diversity of our nation

417.036
Harmony Day celebrations

 
Objective: To fund the procurement of promotional products provided to various community organisations and entities in support of their Harmony Day events, for organisation of national events and for development of educational resources for schools, and to promote the message of Harmony Day that everyone belongs, regardless of racial or cultural background

417.037
2011—2013 Irregular Migration Research Program

 
Objectives:
(a) to fund the commissioning of research on the drivers and determinants of irregular maritime migration that the Government can utilise to inform decisions, including about bilateral and regional work targeting irregular migration; and
(b) to assist in identifying opportunities to improve cooperation with governments in the region

417.038
Contract between the Commonwealth and Australian Red Cross Society in relation to Services for Restoring Family Links

 
Objective: To fund the Australian Red Cross Society for services under the Restoring Family Links program (the RFL Program)

417.039
Memoranda of Understanding with State and Territory governments for the provision of policing services in, or in relation to, immigration detention facilities

 
Objective: To fund the provision of policing services by States and Territories in, or in relation to, immigration detention facilities, detainees within Australia, or both, to ensure that police attendances are appropriately funded and that sufficient police service capacity exists across all jurisdictions

417.040
Human Rights Awards—sponsorship of the Young People’s medal

 
Objective: To sponsor the Young People’s Human Rights Medal, which is awarded to an individual under the age of 25 years who has made an outstanding contribution to advancing human rights in Australia

417.041
Citizenship program—promoting the value of Australian citizenship

 
Objective: To fund activities which promote the value of Australian citizenship and encourage the acquisition of citizenship by eligible non—citizens

417.042
Regional Processing and Resettlement Arrangements

 
Objective: To provide funding for costs associated with regional processing and resettlement arrangements, including costs incurred under the memoranda of understanding between Australia and regional processing countries. This includes funding for accommodation, support, health, management services and claims processing for unauthorised maritime arrivals transferred to regional processing countries and for resettlement, returns and reintegration assistance