41 Minister may grant extension of time for, or waive, requirement to provide information on strategic intentions

(1)

If a department is likely to have a significant change in the nature or scope of its functions, the Minister may grant the department an extension, of up to 1 year, of the period specified in section 38(4)(a).

(2)

However, the Minister must not grant an extension unless the Minister is satisfied that the extension will enable the department to improve the quality of the information on strategic intentions that the department provides to its responsible Minister.

(3)

If a department is likely to be disestablished, the Minister may grant the department a waiver of the requirements in section 38.

(3A)

The Minister may grant a specified agency a waiver of the requirements of section 38 if the Minister is satisfied that, having regard to the functions and operations of the specified agency, it is appropriate for the information required under that section in relation to the specified agency to be provided by the specified agency’s host or relevant departments.

(3B)

A waiver granted under subsection (3A) may apply for a period of up to 3 years.

(4)

As soon as practicable after granting an extension or a waiver, the Minister must present to the House of Representatives notice of the extension or waiver and the Minister’s reasons for granting it.

Section 41: replaced, on 1 July 2014, by section 80 of the Public Finance Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 50).

Section 41(3A): inserted, on 7 August 2020, by section 20 of the Public Finance Amendment Act 2020 (2020 No 41).

Section 41(3B): inserted, on 7 August 2020, by section 20 of the Public Finance Amendment Act 2020 (2020 No 41).