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Report of the Third Review of the National Environment Protection Council Acts (Commonwealth State and Territory) December 2012 National Environment Protection Council Response to the Report of the Third Review of the National Protection Council Acts

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Report of the Third Review of the National Environment Protection Council Acts (Commonwealth State and Territory) December 2012 National Environment Protection Council Response to the Report of the Third Review of the National Protection Council Acts

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Tabled paper 599

Collection

Tabled papers for 12th Assembly 2012 - 2016; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT

Date

2013-10-17

Description

Deemed

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Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

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English

Subject

Tabled papers

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application/pdf

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https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C01116

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/275013

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/424650

Page content

28 National Environment Protection Council NEPC Acts Third Review 2012 On 24 August 2012 the National Environment Protection Council agreed to support the Commonwealth expediting amendments to the National Environment Protection Council Act to improve the efficiency of National Environment Protection Council processes and bring the functions of the service corporation into the Commonwealth financial framework. The National Environment Protection Council concluded that the costs and risks associated with the service corporation model could no longer be justified and it was appropriate to amend the National Environment Protection Council Act promptly to abolish the service corporation and replace it with a fit-for-purpose modern secretariat for the National Environment Protection Council which reflects secretariat arrangements provided to other Council of Australian Governments ministerial councils. The Australian Department of Finance and Deregulation is progressing amendment of the National Environment Protection Council Act, via omnibus amendment to Commonwealth financial framework legislation, to move the functions of the National Environment Protection Council Service Corporation within the broader Commonwealth financial framework. The service corporation was created under the Commonwealth legislation, so the changes do not require amendment of the state and territory Acts. Amendments will be subject to Commonwealth parliamentary processes and time frames. This approach provides an opportunity to rapidly streamline National Environment Protection Council and secretariat processes, with the possibility of new arrangements being in effect at the start of the 201314 financial year.


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