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This Finance Circular advises agencies of the National PPP Policy Framework and National PPP Guidelines (the National PPP Policy and Guidelines). In summary, Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 (FMA Act) agencies are required to apply the National PPP Policy and Guidelines as these replace existing Australian Government PPP policy and the majority of PPP guidance material when developing large scale capital projects.
The key changes arising from implementation of the National PPP Policy and Guidelines are:
The National PPP Policy and Guidelines also note that where the Australian Government considers a project involves National Security issues, the National PPP Policy and Guidelines may not apply.
The National PPP Policy and Guidelines are available on the Infrastructure Australia (IA) website at: www.infrastructureaustralia.gov.au 
This Circular is effective from 30 May 2009.
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