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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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Title

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

Other title

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.

Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

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application/pdf

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Copyright

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See publication

License

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

75 National Environment Protection Council NEPC Acts Third Review 2012 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT The responsibility for financial management and reporting will rest with the Commonwealth. All jurisdictions, including the Commonwealth, will continue to contribute to the costs of the secretariat. Financial management will be fully integrated into the Commonwealth financial reporting system (within the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities) under the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997. A special account will be established and managed by the Commonwealth. Under this account: - the Commonwealth is provided with the functions and powers of the service corporation under section 37 - the account will be controlled by a delegate (on behalf of the National Environment Protection Council) - the funds would be expended according to the direction of the National Environment Protection Council Committee. The Commonwealth must spend funds within estimates agreed by the National Environment Protection Council Committee and will ultimately be accountable to the council for its financial management (section 57) - the special account will be used to provide assistance and support to the National Environment Protection Council and National Environment Protection Council Committee, and to provide assistance and support to any other ministerial council as directed by the National Environment Protection Council. Funds can be used to enter contracts, pay salaries, lease land or buildings, and provide grants to jurisdictions to deliver outcomes on behalf of the National Environment Protection Council - the special account will enable reimbursement of the Commonwealth for salary and operational costs related to carrying out functions of the National Environment Protection Council Act as directed by the National Environment Protection Council and the National Environment Protection Council Committee - as agreed by the National Environment Protection Council Committee, states and territories will be able to employ/appoint staff to support the council and be reimbursed for these costs - the account will be able to hold contributions from the Commonwealth, states and territories and other third parties (New Zealand, Australian Local Government Association, industry) and use those funds for procurements and salary - the account may start from 1 July 2013, with adequate provisions to allow transition of existing contracts, financial management systems, bank accounts into the new model - funds will be able to roll over between financial years


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