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Tuesday, 17 February 1987
Page: 97


Senator GARETH EVANS (Minister for Resources and Energy)(8.33) —by leave-I move:

(8) Page 4, clause 6, line 39, leave out ``Part'', insert ``Act''.

(9) Page 6, heading to Part III, line 1, leave out ``EXECUTIVE'', insert ``BOARD''.

(10) Page 6, clause 8, line 3, leave out ``an executive'', insert ``a Board of Directors''.

(11) Page 6, clause 9, line 6, leave out ``The Executive shall consist of the Chief Executive Officer'', insert ``The Board shall consist of the Executive Director''.

(12) Page 6, clause 9, line 8, leave out ``Chief Executive Officer'', insert ``Executive Director''.

(13) Page 6, clause 9, line 17, leave out ``Executive'', insert ``Board''.

(14) Page 6, clause 9, line 18, leave out ``Executive'', insert ``Board''.

(15) Page 6, clause 9, lines 22 and 23, leave out ``Chief Executive Officer shall not be appointed as a member of the Executive'', insert ``Executive Director shall not be appointed as a member of the Board''.

(16) Page 6, clause 9, line 25, leave out ``Executive'', insert ``Board''.

(17) Page 6, clause 9, lines 35 and 36, leave out ``Chief Executive Officer'', insert ``Executive Director''.

(18) Page 6, clause 9, line 38, leave out ``Chief Executive Officer is absent from a meeting of the Executive'', insert ``Executive Director is absent from a meeting of the Board''.

(19) Page 7, clause 9, line 4, leave out ``Executive'', insert ``Board''.

(20) Page 7, clause 9, lines 4 and 5, leave out ``Chief Executive Officer'', insert ``Executive Director''.

(21) Page 10, clause 17, lines 8 to 11, leave out paragraphs (a) and (b) of sub-clause (5), insert the following paragraphs:

``(a) determine the terms and conditions, including remuneration and allowances, if any, on which a person is to act under this section; and

``(b) terminate an appointment under this section at any time.''.

(22) Page 10, clause 17, line 19, insert ``signed by the person and'' after ``writing''.

(23) Page 10, clause 17, lines 20 to 25, leave out sub-clause (8), insert the following sub-clause:

``(8) The validity of anything done by or in relation to a person purporting to act in an office under this section shall not be called in question on the ground that-

(a) in the case of a person purporting to act under sub-section (1)-the occasion for the person to act had not arisen or had ceased; or

(b) in the case of a person purporting to act pursuant to an appointment under sub-section (2)-the occasion for the appointment had not arisen, there was a defect or irregularity in or in connection with the appointment, the appointment had ceased to have effect or the occasion for the person to act had not arisen or had ceased.''.

(24) Page 10, heading to Part IV, line 26, leave out ``CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER'', insert ``EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR''.

(25) Page 10, clause 18, line 29, leave out ``Executive'', insert ``Board''.

(26) Page 10, clause 18, line 34, leave out ``staff member'', insert ``member of the staff of the Organisation''.

(27) Page 10, clause 18, line 35, leave out ``Executive'', insert ``Board''.

(28) Page 11, clause 19, line 4, leave out ``Executive'', insert ``Board''.

(29) Page 11, clause 20, line 13, leave out ``Executive'', insert ``Board''.

(30) Page 11, clause 21, line 18, leave out ``Executive'', insert ``Board''.

(31) Page 11, after clause 21, insert the following new clause:

Disclosure of interests

``21A. The Executive Director shall give written notice to the Minister of all direct or indirect pecuniary interests that the Executive Director has or acquires in any business.''.

(32) Page 11, clause 22, line 20, leave out ``The Executive'', insert ``The Board''.

(33) Page 11, clause 22, line 32, leave out ``Executive'', insert ``Board''.

(34) Page 12, clause 22, line 13, leave out ``Executive'', insert ``Board''.

(35) Page 12, clause 23, line 31, leave out ``Executive'', insert ``Board''.

(36) Page 12, clause 23, line 39, leave out ``Executive'', insert ``Board''.

(37) Page 13, heading to Part VI, line 1, leave out ``THE NUCLEAR SAFETY BUREAU'', insert ``SAFETY REVIEW''.

I explained what these amendments are about in my preliminary statement during the Committee stage. I think they are self-explanatory. May I also take this opportunity formally to table the explanatory memoranda which take into account the amendments to be moved on behalf of the Government, relating to both this Bill--


Senator Puplick —The latest version?


Senator GARETH EVANS —Indeed. They relate both to this Bill and to the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (Transitional Provisions) Bill.

Amendments agreed to.

Clauses 6 to 24, as amended, agreed to.

Proposed new clause 24A.