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Tuesday, 19 August 2003
Page: 13938

Senator HILL (South Australia—Minister for Defence) (6.36 p.m.)—by leave—I move government amendments (1) to (10) on sheet RA234:

(1) Schedule 1, item 8, page 13 (after line 35), at the end of subitem (1), add:

Note: So far as those Subdivisions have effect in relation to places and actions outside the Australian jurisdiction, those Subdivisions apply only to persons with a jurisdictional connection with Australia or the external Territories. See subsection 5(3) of that Act.

(2) Schedule 1, item 31, page 24 (lines 10 to 15), omit subsection 324D(3), substitute:

(3) The regulations must prescribe criteria for the following:

(a) natural heritage values of places;

(b) indigenous heritage values of places;

(c) historic heritage values of places.

The regulations may prescribe criteria for other heritage values of places.

(4) To avoid doubt, a criterion prescribed by the regulations may relate to one or more of the following:

(a) natural heritage values of places;

(b) indigenous heritage values of places;

(c) historic heritage values of places;

(d) other heritage values of places.

(3) Schedule 1, item 31, page 25 (after line 12), after subsection 324E(7), insert:

(7A) If the place is wholly or partly in a foreign country, the Minister must inform the following of the fact that the nomination has been made, unless the Minister rejects the nomination under this section:

(a) the Minister responsible for foreign affairs;

(b) if another Minister has adminis-trative responsibilities relating to the place (if it is wholly in a foreign country) or to a part of the place that is in a foreign country—that other Minister.

(4) Schedule 1, item 31, page 25 (line 23), after “place”, insert “wholly in the Australian jurisdiction”.

(5) Schedule 1, item 31, page 27 (line 4), after “place”, insert “wholly in the Australian jurisdiction”.

(6) Schedule 1, item 31, page 27 (after line 29), at the end of section 324G, add:

(6) If the Minister requests the Australian Heritage Council to assess whether a place meets any of the National Heritage criteria, and the place is wholly or partly in a foreign country and not the subject of a nomination, the Minister must inform the following of the fact that the Council is making the assessment:

(a) the Minister responsible for foreign affairs;

(b) if another Minister has adminis-trative responsibilities relating to the place (if it is wholly in a foreign country) or to a part of the place that is in a foreign country—that other Minister.

(7) Schedule 1, item 31, page 29 (after line 9), after subsection (2), insert:

(2A) The Minister must not include in the National Heritage List a place that is wholly or partly in a foreign country unless:

(a) the Minister is satisfied that the national government of the foreign country has agreed to the inclusion in the List of the place so far as it is in the country; and

(b) the Minister has informed:

(i) the Minister responsible for foreign affairs; and

(ii) if another Minister has adminis-trative responsibilities relating to the place (if it is wholly in a foreign country) or to a part of the place that is in a foreign country—that other Minister;

of the proposal to include the place in the List and given the Ministers informed a reasonable opportunity to comment in writing whether the place should be included in the List; and

(c) the Minister responsible for foreign affairs has agreed to the inclusion in the List of the place.

(8) Schedule 1, item 31, page 29 (line 14), after “place”, insert “in the Australian jurisdiction”.

(9) Schedule 1, item 31, page 30 (after line 20), after subsection (5), insert:

(5B) The Minister must not alter the boundary of the listed place under subparagraph (5)(a)(ii) so as to include within the altered boundary an area in a foreign country unless:

(a) the Minister is satisfied that the national government of the foreign country has agreed to the inclusion in the List of the place including the area; and

(b) the Minister has informed:

(i) the Minister responsible for foreign affairs; and

(ii) if another Minister has adminis-trative responsibilities relating to all or part of the area—that other Minister;

of the proposal to alter the boundary in that way and given the Ministers informed a reasonable opportunity to comment in writing whether the boundary should be altered in that way; and

(c) the Minister responsible for foreign affairs has agreed to the inclusion in the List of the place including the area.

(10) Schedule 1, item 32, page 44 (line 31) to page 45 (line 4), omit subsection 341D(3), substitute:

(3) The regulations must prescribe criteria for the following:

(a) natural heritage values of places;

(b) indigenous heritage values of places;

(c) historic heritage values of places.

The regulations may prescribe criteria for other heritage values of places.

(4) To avoid doubt, a criterion prescribed by the regulations may relate to one or more of the following:

(a) natural heritage values of places;

(b) indigenous heritage values of places;

(c) historic heritage values of places;

(d) other heritage values of places.