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Australian Centre for Social Cohesion Bill 2015

2013-2014-2015

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Australian Centre for Social Cohesion Bill 2015

 

No.      , 2015

 

(Senator Milne)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to establish the Australian Centre for Social Cohesion, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2

3............ Simplified outline of this Act.............................................................. 2

4............ Constitutional basis............................................................................. 3

5............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 3

Part 2—Australian Centre for Social Cohesion                                                   5

Division 1—Simplified outline                                                                                   5

6............ Simplified outline................................................................................ 5

Division 2—Establishment                                                                                          6

7............ Establishment...................................................................................... 6

Division 3—Functions and powers of the Director                                        7

8............ Functions and powers......................................................................... 7

9............ Independence of the Director.............................................................. 8

Part 3—Appointments and staffing                                                                             9

Division 1—Simplified outline                                                                                   9

10.......... Simplified outline................................................................................ 9

Division 2—The Director                                                                                          10

11.......... Appointment..................................................................................... 10

12.......... Term of appointment......................................................................... 10

13.......... Remuneration and allowances........................................................... 10

14.......... Leave of absence............................................................................... 10

15.......... Outside employment......................................................................... 11

16.......... Disclosure of interests to the Minister............................................... 11

17.......... Other terms and conditions............................................................... 11

18.......... Resignation....................................................................................... 11

19.......... Termination of appointment.............................................................. 11

20.......... Acting Director................................................................................. 12

Division 3—Deputy Directors                                                                                 13

21.......... Appointment of deputy Directors...................................................... 13

Division 4—Staff, consultants and delegations                                              14

22.......... Staff.................................................................................................. 14

23.......... Consultants....................................................................................... 14

24.......... Delegation......................................................................................... 14

Part 4—Miscellaneous                                                                                                        15

25.......... Simplified outline.............................................................................. 15

26.......... Protection from criminal or civil actions............................................ 15

27.......... Rule-making power........................................................................... 15

 



A Bill for an Act to establish the Australian Centre for Social Cohesion, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts: