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Western Australia

Small Business Development Corporation

Amendment (COVID-19 Response) Bill 2022

Contents

1. Short title 2 2. Commencement 2 3. Act amended 2 4. Long title replaced 2 5. Section 11 amended 3 6. Section 11AA inserted 3

11AA. Financial assistance, grants and operational funding in relation to small businesses 3

7. Section 19 amended 5

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Western Australia

LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

Small Business Development Corporation

Amendment (COVID-19 Response) Bill 2022

A Bill for

An Act to amend the Small Business Development Corporation

Act 1983.

The Parliament of Western Australia enacts as follows:

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1. Short title 1

This is the Small Business Development Corporation 2

Amendment (COVID-19 Response) Act 2022. 3

2. Commencement 4

This Act comes into operation as follows — 5

(a) sections 1 and 2 — on the day on which this Act 6

receives the Royal Assent; 7

(b) the rest of the Act — on the day after that day. 8

3. Act amended 9

This Act amends the Small Business Development Corporation 10

Act 1983. 11

4. Long title replaced 12

Delete the long title and insert: 13

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An Act — 15

to establish a Small Business Development Corporation 16

and Small Business Commissioner; and 17

to encourage, promote, facilitate and assist the 18

establishment, development and carrying on of small 19

business in the State; and 20

to enhance a competitive and fair operating 21

environment for small business in the State; and 22

to empower the Corporation to give financial assistance, 23

grants and operational funding in relation to small 24

businesses; and 25

to provide alternative dispute resolution services in 26

respect of small business disputes and disputes referred 27

under any other Act; and 28

for related matters. 29

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5. Section 11 amended 1

(1) Delete section 11(2)(e) and insert: 2

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(e) to provide financial assistance, grants and 4

operational funding under section 11AA; 5

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(2) In section 11(3): 7

(a) in paragraph (b) delete “facilities.” and insert: 8

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facilities; and 10

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(b) after paragraph (b) insert: 12

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(c) enter into contracts or other arrangements. 14

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(3) Delete section 11(4). 16

6. Section 11AA inserted 17

After section 11 insert: 18

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11AA. Financial assistance, grants and operational funding 20

in relation to small businesses 21

(1) The Corporation may — 22

(a) give financial assistance and grants to small 23

businesses in accordance with any guidelines 24

made under subsection (2); and 25

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(b) in accordance with the guidelines made under 1

subsection (3) — 2

(i) give financial assistance, grants and 3

operational funding to non-government 4

organisations working with, or on behalf 5

of, small businesses; and 6

(ii) give financial assistance and grants to 7

persons who are not small businesses 8

for the purposes of financially 9

benefitting small businesses; 10

and 11

(c) without limiting section 11(3)(c), enter into a 12

contract or other arrangement with a person 13

who is to be given financial assistance, a grant 14

or operational funding under paragraph (a) or 15

(b) in relation to that financial assistance, grant 16

or operational funding. 17

(2) The Corporation may make guidelines with respect to 18

the provision of financial assistance or grants under 19

subsection (1)(a). 20

(3) The Corporation must make guidelines with respect to 21

the provision of financial assistance, grants or 22

operational funding under subsection (1)(b). 23

(4) The Corporation may amend or revoke guidelines 24

made under subsection (2) or (3). 25

(5) The Corporation must publish guidelines made under 26

subsection (2) or (3), or amended under subsection (4), 27

on the Corporation’s website. 28

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7. Section 19 amended 1

After section 19(3)(b) insert: 2

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(ba) to pay the financial assistance, grants or 4

operational funding given under 5

section 11AA(1); 6

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