22. Corporate Commonwealth entities (application of government policy)

(1) The Finance Minister may make an order (a government policy order) that specifies a policy of the Australian Government that is to apply in relation to one or more corporate Commonwealth entities.

(2) Before making a government policy order that applies in relation to a corporate Commonwealth entity, the Finance Minister must be satisfied that the Minister responsible for the policy has consulted the entity on the application of the policy.

(3) If a government policy order applies in relation to a corporate Commonwealth entity, the accountable authority of the entity must ensure that the order is complied with:

(a) in relation to the entity; and

(b) in relation to any subsidiary of the entity, so far as practicable.

(4) A government policy order is a legislative instrument, but section 42 (disallowance) of the Legislation Act 2003 does not apply to it.

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Last updated: 20 April 2017