Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment (New Mandate and Other Measures) Bill 2013 [Provisions]

Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment (New Mandate and Other Measures) Bill 2013 [Provisions]

13 June 2013

© Commonwealth of Australia 2013
ISBN 978-1-74229-825-2

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Members of the committee (PDF 318KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 10KB)

Scrutiny by other committees
Conduct of inquiry

Chapter 2 - Purpose of bill (PDF 107KB)

Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (EFIC)
Productivity Commission inquiry

Chapter 3 - Amendments to EFIC Act (PDF 221KB)

Government Response to the Productivity Commission's recommendations
Amendments to EFIC legislation
   Small to Medium Enterprise (SMEs) and market failure
   Market failure
   Removal of Public Service Personnel from EFIC Board
   Application of competitive neutrality principles to EFIC
   EFIC support in domestic supply chains
Productivity Commission recommendations not implemented through legislation
Productivity Commission recommendations noted/not agreed
   National Interest Account
   EFIC's exemption from FOI requirements
   Future Review

Chapter 4 - Social and environmental responsibility (PDF 255KB)

Productivity Commission's findings and recommendations
   Environmental and social standards
   Government's response
   Human rights
Concerns raised in evidence
   Environmental standards
   Human rights
   EFIC's environmental and social policy
Response to concerns–DFAT and EFIC
   Requirement for legislative change
   International standards
   Exemption from Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
   Environmental and social policy
   Multi-stakeholder forum
Need for legislative amendment

Chapter 5 - Conclusion (PDF 24KB)
Additional Comments by Senator Lee Rhiannon - Australian Greens Senator for New South Wales (PDF 96KB)
Appendix 1 - Public submissions (PDF 4KB)
Appendix 2 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 57KB)
Appendix 3 - Tabled documents, answers to questions on notice and additional information (PDF 5KB)
Appendix 4 -Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Submission Number 4* (PDF 318KB)
Appendix 5 - Government Response to Productivity Commission Review of Australia's Export Credit Arrangements* (PDF 245KB)
Appendix 6 - Minister for Trade and CompetitivenessExport Finance and Insurance Corporation Statement of Expectations* (PDF 205KB)
Appendix 7 - Export Finance and Insurance CorporationStatement of Intent* (PDF 811KB)
Appendix 8 - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade answer to question on notice* (PDF 5KB)

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