Second Reading Speeches

Australia Council Bill 2013

Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport
Originating house
House of Representatives
Parliament no

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Introduced with the Australia Council (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013, the bill: provides for the functions, powers and governance structure and arrangements of the Australia Council; establishes a governing board and provides for the terms and conditions of appointed board members, procedures of the board, and enables the board to establish committees; provides for the appointment of a Chief Executive Officer and staff and consultants; requires an annual corporate plan to be prepared; provides for financial arrangements; and provides for annual reporting requirements.

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