115 Procedure for ministerial directions on government policy

(1)

A Minister who proposes to give a direction to a Crown entity under this Act, the entity’s Act, or another Act must consult with the Crown entity before giving the direction to the entity.

(2)

As soon as practicable after giving the direction, a Minister must—

(a)

publish it in the Gazette; and

(b)

present a copy of it to the House of Representatives.

(3)

The direction may be amended or replaced in the same way as it may be given.

(3A)

A Minister who is entitled to give a direction to a Crown entity is also entitled to revoke it by notice in writing to the entity, and, as soon as practicable after doing so, the Minister must publish that notice in the Gazette.

(4)

This section does not apply to directions under section 107.

(5)

This section does not apply, in the case of directions given under another Act, if the other Act contains a procedure for giving directions.

Section 115 heading: replaced, on 18 July 2013, by section 29(1) of the Crown Entities Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 51).

Section 115(3): amended, on 18 July 2013, by section 29(2) of the Crown Entities Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 51).

Section 115(3A): inserted, on 18 July 2013, by section 29(3) of the Crown Entities Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 51).

Section 115(4): amended, on 18 July 2013, by section 29(4) of the Crown Entities Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 51).