National Collecting Institutions Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 [Provisions]

February 2021

© Commonwealth of Australia 2021
ISBN: 978-1-76093-176-6

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Chapter 1—Introduction

  Conduct of the inquiry
  Scope and structure of the report
  Key proposals in the bill
  Reports of other committees

Chapter 2—Key issues

  General support for the bill
  Types of investments and investment policies
  Administrative matters
  Committee view

Australian Greens' additional comments

Appendix 1—Submissions and additional information

Appendix 2—Public hearing and witnesses

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3526

About this inquiry

The bill would amend the enabling legislation of six National Collecting Institutions (Australian National Maritime Museum, National Film and Sound Archive, National Gallery, National Library, National Museum and National Portrait Gallery) to provide them with broader investment powers than currently permitted by the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, improve efficiencies and address longstanding, but minor, administrative inconsistencies between the six Acts.

Past Public Hearings

28 Jan 2021: Canberra