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2002

 

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Environment and Heritage Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2002

 

 

(Amendments to be moved by Kelvin Thomson)

 

(1)     Clause 3, page 2 (lines 14 to 16), omit “ Council ” (wherever occurring), substitute “ Commission ”.

[name of organisation]

(2)     Schedule 1, item 4, page 4 (line 24), after “National”, insert “or Commonwealth”.

[heading to section 15B—civil penalty provisions relating to National Heritage places]

(3)     Schedule 1, item 4, page 4 (line 27) to page 5 (line 17), omit “the National Heritage values of a National Heritage place” (wherever occurring), substitute “a National or Commonwealth Heritage place and its associated values”.

[section 15B—civil penalty provisions relating to National Heritage places]

(4)     Schedule 1, item 4, page 5 (lines 21 to 24), omit “the National Heritage values, to the extent that they are indigenous heritage values, of a National Heritage place” substitute “a National or Commonwealth Heritage place or its associated values, to the extent that they are indigenous heritage values”.

[section 15B—civil penalty provisions relating to National Heritage places]

(5)     Schedule 1, item 4, page 5 (line 28), omit the note, substitute:

Note:          For National Heritage place , see subsection 324B; for Commonwealth Heritage place , see subsection 341B(2); for associated values , see sections 324C and 341C.

[sections 15B—civil penalty provisions relating to National Heritage places]

(6)     Schedule 1, item 4, page 5 (line 30) to page 6 (line 10), omit “the National Heritage values of a National Heritage place” (wherever occurring), substitute “a National or Commonwealth Heritage place and its associated values”.

[section 15B—civil penalty provisions relating to National Heritage places]

(7)     Schedule 1, item 4, page 7 (line 1), after “National”, insert “or Commonwealth”.

[heading to section 15C—offences relating to National Heritage places]

(8)     Schedule 1, item 4, page 7 (line 6) to page 8 (line 23), omit “the National Heritage values of a National Heritage place” (wherever occurring), substitute “a National or Commonwealth Heritage place and its associated values”.

[section 15C—offences relating to National Heritage places]

(9)     Schedule 1, item 4, page 8 (line 29) to page 9 (line 4), omit “the National Heritage values, to the extent that they are indigenous heritage values, of a National Heritage place” (wherever occurring), substitute “a National or Commonwealth Heritage place or its associated values, to the extent that they are indigenous heritage values”.

[section 15C—offences relating to National Heritage places]

(10)   Schedule 1, item 4, page 9 (line 6), omit Note 1, substitute:

Note 1:       For National Heritage place , see subsection 324B; for Commonwealth Heritage place , see subsection 341B(2); for associated values , see sections 324C and 341C.

[section 15C—offences relating to National Heritage places]

(11)   Schedule 1, item 4, page 9 (lines 11 to 12, omit “the National Heritage values of a National Heritage place”, substitute “a National or Commonwealth Heritage place and its associated values”.

[section 15C—offences relating to National Heritage places]

(12)   Schedule 1, item 4, page 9 (line 13), after “National”, insert “or Commonwealth”.

[section 15C—offences relating to National Heritage places]

(13)   Schedule 1, item 4, page 9 (lines 20 to 21, omit “the National Heritage values of a National Heritage place”, substitute “a National or Commonwealth Heritage place and its associated values”.

[section 15C—offences relating to National Heritage places]

(14)   Schedule 1, item 4, page 9 (line 22), after “National”, insert “or Commonwealth”.

[section 15C—offences relating to National Heritage places]

(15)   Schedule 1, item 4, page 9 (lines 31 to 32, omit “the National Heritage values of a National Heritage place”, substitute “a National or Commonwealth Heritage place and its associated values”.

[section 15C—offences relating to National Heritage places]

(16)   Schedule 1, page 11 (after line 7), after item 4, insert:

4A Section 26

After “environment” (wherever occurring), insert “or heritage”.

4B Section 27A

After “environment” (wherever occurring), insert “or heritage”.

4C Subsection 28(1)

After “environment”, insert “or heritage”.

[sections 26, 27A and 28—Commonwealth land and actions]

(17)   Schedule 1, item 11, page 15 (line 1), omit “the National Heritage values of a National Heritage place” (wherever occurring), substitute “a National or Commonwealth Heritage place and its associated values”.

[section 34—matters protected by Part 3]

(18)   Schedule 1, item 13, page 15 (line 7), after “National”, insert “or Commonwealth”.

[heading to section 34BA—National Heritage places]

(19)   Schedule 1, item 13, page 15 (line 9), after “National”, insert “or Commonwealth”.

[section 34BA—National Heritage places]

(20)   Schedule 1, item 23, page 19 (lines 12 to 15), omit subparagraphs (ii) and (iii), substitute:

                             (ii)  a National Heritage place and its associated values; or

                            (iii)  a Commonwealth Heritage place and its associated values.

[section 305—conservation agreements]

(21)   Schedule 1, item 23, page 19 (lines 21 to 24), omit subparagraphs (iii) and (iv), substitute:

                            (iii)  a National Heritage place and its associated values; or

                            (iv)  a Commonwealth Heritage place and its associated values.

[section 305—conservation agreements]

(22)   Schedule 1, item 27, page 21 (lines 1 to 4), omit subparagraphs (iii) and (iv), substitute:

                            (iii)  a National Heritage place and its associated values; or

                            (iv)  a Commonwealth Heritage place and its associated values.

[section 306—conservation agreements]

(23)   Schedule 1, item 27, page 21 (lines 11 to 14), omit subparagraphs (iii) and (iv), substitute:

                            (iii)  a National Heritage place and its associated values; or

                            (iv)  a Commonwealth Heritage place and its associated values.

[section 306—conservation agreements]

(24)   Schedule 1, item 28, page 21 (lines 23 to 26), omit subparagraphs (iii) and (iv), substitute:

                            (iii)  a National Heritage place and its associated values; or

                            (iv)  a Commonwealth Heritage place and its associated values.

[section 306—conservation agreements]

(25)   Schedule 1, item 28, page 21 (lines 34 to 37), omit subparagraphs (iii) and (iv), substitute:

                            (iii)  a National Heritage place and its associated values; or

                            (iv)  a Commonwealth Heritage place and its associated values.

[section 306—conservation agreements]

(26)   Schedule 1, item 29, page 22 (lines 6 to 8), omit paragraphs (c) and (d), substitute:

                     (c)  a National Heritage place and its associated values; or

                     (d)  a Commonwealth Heritage place and its associated values.

[section 309—conservation agreements]

(27)   Schedule 1, item 31, page 24 (after line 15), at the end of section 324D, add:

             (4)  Before the Governor-General makes regulations for the purposes of this section, the Australian Heritage Commission must:

                     (a)  publish draft criteria for National Heritage values; and

                     (b)  invite submissions from the public, allowing a period of not less than 30 business days for such submissions to be lodged; and

                     (c)  take any submissions received into account in finalising the criteria; and, if the prescribed criteria differ from the draft criteria, the Minister must publish in the Gazette a statement of reasons for the differences.

[section 324D—National Heritage values]

(28)   Schedule 1, item 31, page 24 (line 16) to page 25 (line 19), omit section 324E, substitute:

324E Nominations of places

             (1)  A person may, in accordance with the regulations (if any), nominate to the Australian Heritage Commission a place for inclusion in the National Heritage List.

             (2)  The Australian Heritage Commission may:

                     (a)  ask a person who has nominated a place to provide additional information about the place within a specified period; and

                     (b)  reject the nomination if the information is not provided within that period. The period specified must be reasonable.

             (3)  A member of the Australian Heritage Commission may make a nomination in accordance with this section.

             (4)  The Australian Heritage Commission may, by publishing a notice in accordance with the regulations, invite nominations of places within a specified theme or region.

[section 324E—nominations of places]

(29)   Schedule 1, item 31, page 25 (line 20) to page 26 (line 20), omit section 324F, substitute:

324F Emergency listing

             (1)  Before conducting an assessment of its values, the Australian Heritage Commission may, with the agreement of the Minister, list a place on the National Heritage List if the Commission is satisfied that:

                     (a)  the place has or may have one or more National Heritage values; and (b) any of those values are under imminent threat.

             (2)  Within 10 business days after including the place in the National Heritage List, the Australian Heritage Commission must:

                     (a)  publish a notice in accordance with the regulations stating that the place is included in the National Heritage List and the date on which it was included; and

                     (b)  if the place was nominated by a person—advise the person that the place has been included in the National Heritage List.

             (3)  The Australian Heritage Commission must complete its assessment within 40 business days after receiving a nomination, unless an extension is given under 324G(1A).

[section 324F—emergency listing]

(30)   Schedule 1, item 31, page 26 (line 21), omit “Council”, substitute “Commission”.

[heading to section 324G—assessments]

(31)   Schedule 1, item 31, page 26 (lines 22 to 25), omit subsection (1), substitute:

             (1)  The Australian Heritage Commission may make an assessment of a place’s National Heritage values whether or not the place is the subject of a nomination.

[section 324G—assessment by Australian Heritage Commission]

(32)   Schedule 1, item 31, page 26 (after line 25), after subsection (1), insert:

          (1A)  The Minister may, at the request of the Australian Heritage Commission, extend the period allowed under subsection 324F(3) for completing an assessment.

[section 324G—assessment by Australian Heritage Commission]

(33)   Schedule 1, item 31, page 26 (line 26) to page 27 (line 2), omit subsection (2), substitute:

             (2)  The Australian Heritage Commission must complete its assessment of a place’s National Heritage values within:

                     (a)  12 months after it is nominated; or

                     (b)  40 business days of the place being included in the National Heritage List under section 324F (emergency listing)

[section 324G—assessments by Australian Heritage Commission]

(34)   Schedule 1, item 31, page 27 (lines 3 to 27), omit “Council” (wherever occurring), substitute “Commission”.

[section 324G—assessment by Australian Heritage Commission]

(35)   Schedule 1, item 31, page 27 (line 31) to page 28 (line 5), omit “Minister” (wherever occurring), substitute “Australian Heritage Commission”.

[section 324H—public comments]

(36)   Schedule 1, item 31, page 28 (lines 7 to 10), omit subsection (2), substitute:

             (2)  The notice must be published within 20 business days after the day on which the Australian Heritage Commission completes an assessment of the place’s National Heritage values under section 324G.

[section 324H—public comments]

(37)   Schedule 1, item 31, page 28 (line 13), omit “Minister”, substitute “Australian Heritage Commission”.

[section 324H—public comments]

(38)   Schedule 1, item 31, page 28 (lines 18 to 21), omit subsection (4), substitute:

             (4)  The Australian Heritage Commission must assess the merits of any comments received that comply with this section.

[section 324H—public comments]

(39)   Schedule 1, item 31, page 28 (line 22), omit “Minister”, substitute “Australian Heritage Commission”.

[section 324H—public comments]

(40)   Schedule 1, item 31, page 28 (line 32) to page 29 (line 3), omit “Minister” (wherever occurring), substitute “Australian Heritage Commission”.

[section 324J—decision whether to list]

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

          (1A)  If the Australian Heritage Commission decides not to include a place in the National Heritage List, the Minister may direct the Commission to reconsider its decision. The Australian Heritage Commission must comply with a direction by the Minister to reconsider a decision.

          (1B)  After reconsidering a decision under subsection (1A), the Australian Heritage Commission must:

                     (a)  include the place in the National Heritage List and publish a notice to that effect in accordance with the regulations; or

                     (b)  advise the person who nominated the place of the Commission’s reconsideration and affirmation of its decision not to include the place in the National Heritage List, and of the reasons for that decision. A notice published under paragraph (a) must include a statement setting out the place’s National Heritage values.

[section 324J—decision whether to list]

(42)   Schedule 1, item 31, page 29 (line 9), at the end of subsection (2), add “A notice published under paragraph (b) must include the reasons for removing the place from the list.”.

[section 324J—decision whether to list]

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

          (2A)  In making a decision whether to include a place in the National Heritage List, the Australian Heritage Commission must consider only the National Heritage values of the place.

[section 324J—decision whether to list]

(44)   Schedule 1, item 31, page 32 (lines 3 to 9), omit subsection (1) (but not the note), substitute:

             (1)  The Minister may remove a place from the National Heritage List only if the Minister is satisfied that it is necessary in the interests of Australia’s defence or security to do so.

          (1A)  The Australian Heritage Commission may remove a place from the National Heritage List only if it is satisfied that the place does not have any National Heritage values.

[section 324L—removal of places from list]

(45)   Schedule 1, item 31, page 32 (lines 12 to 19), omit “Minister” (wherever occurring),

substitute “Australian Heritage Commission”.

[section 324L—removal of places from list]

(46)   Schedule 1, item 31, page 32 (lines 23 and 24), omit Note 1.

[section 324L—removal of places from list]

(47)   Schedule 1, item 31, page 33 (line 7) to page 34 (line 2), omit section 324M.

[section 324M—Minister to consider advice]

(48)   Schedule 1, item 31, page 34 (lines 12 to 20), omit “Minister” (wherever occurring), substitute “Australian Heritage Commission”.

[section 324N—specifying additional values]

(49)   Schedule 2, item 31, page 34 (line 30), omit “Minister”, substitute “Australian Heritage Commission”.

[section 324P—list to be publicly available]

(50)   Schedule 1, item 31, page 35 (line 4), omit “Minister”, substitute “Australian Heritage Commission”.

[section 324Q—some information may be kept confidential]

(51)   Schedule 1, item 31, page 35 (lines 18 to 23), omit “Council” (wherever occurring), substitute “Commission”.

[section 324R—duty not to disclose]

(52)   Schedule 1, item 31, page 35 (line 30) to page 36 (line 14), omit subsection (2), substitute:

             (2)  However, subsection (1) does not apply after the day on which:

                     (a)  a notice is published under section 324H concerning the place; or

                     (b)  an instrument is published in the Gazette under section 324J concerning the place; as the case may be.

[section 324R—duty not to disclose]

(53)   Schedule 1, item 31, page 36 (lines 15 to 23), omit “Council” (wherever occurring), substitute “Commission”.

[section 324R—duty not to disclose]

(54)   Schedule 1, item 31, page 38 (line 9), at the end of subsection (1), add “but such a plan must not be inconsistent with the National and Commonwealth Heritage management principles”.

[section 324T—restriction on ability to make plans]

(55)   Schedule 1, item 31, page 38 (line 14), at the end of subsection (2), add “but such a place must not be inconsistent with the National and Commonwealth Heritage management principles”.

[section 324T—restriction on ability to make plans]

(56)   Schedule 1, item 31, page 39 (line 23) to page 40 (line 19), omit section 324Y, substitute:

324Y National Heritage management principles

             (1)  The Australian Heritage Commission must develop and give to the Minister principles for managing National Heritage. The principles are called the National Heritage management principles .

             (2)  Before giving a copy of the draft principles to the Minister, the Australian Heritage Commission must publish in the Gazette, in a daily newspaper circulating in each State and self-governing Territory and in accordance with the regulations (if any) a notice:

                     (a)  stating that the Australian Heritage Commission has prepared draft National management principles; and

                     (b)  stating how the draft can be obtained; and

                     (c)  inviting comments on the draft from members of the public; and

                     (d)  specifying the address to which comments may be sent; and

                     (e)  specifying a day (at least 30 days after the last day on which the notice is published in the Gazette or in accordance with the regulation (if any)) by which comments must be sent; and must take any comments received into account in finalising the principles.

             (3)  The Australian Heritage Commission must give the Minister the National Heritage management principles for approval.

             (4)  The Minister may approve the National Heritage management principles with or without amendment.

             (5)  Approved National Heritage management principles are a disallowable instrument for the purposes of section 46A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

             (6)  If the Minister approves the National Heritage management principles with amendments the Minister must cause to be published in the Gazette a statement of reasons for making the amendments.

             (7)  The regulations may prescribe obligations to implement or give effect to the National Heritage management principles.

             (8)  A person must comply with the regulations to the extent that they impose obligations on the person.

[section 324Y—management principles]

(57)   Schedule 1, item 31, page 40 (lines 21 to 27), omit “Minister and the Australian Heritage Council ” (wherever occurring), substitute: “Australian Heritage Commission”.

[section 324Z—obligation to assist]

(58)   Schedule 1, item 31, page 41 (lines 11 to page 42 (line 1), omit “Minister” (wherever occurring), substitute: “Australian Heritage Commission”.

[section 324ZA—protection of National Heritage values]

(59)   Schedule 1, item 31, page 42 (lines 20 to page 43 (line 3), omit “Minister” (wherever occurring), substitute: “Australian Heritage Commission”.

[section 324ZC—review of National Heritage List]

(60)   Schedule 1, item 32, page 43 (lines 10 to 13), omit “Minister” (wherever occurring), substitute “Australian Heritage Commission”.

[section 341A—simplified outline]

(61)   Schedule 1, item 32, page 43 (line 15), omit “The Minister may ask the Australian Heritage Council for”, substitute “The Australian Heritage Commission must undertake an”.

[section 341A—simplified outline]

(62)   Schedule 1, item 32, page 44 (lines 7 to 13), omit “Minister” (wherever occurring), substitute “Australian Heritage Commission”.

[section 341C—Commonwealth Heritage List]

(63)   Schedule 1, item 32, page 45 (after line 4), at the end of section 341D, add:

             (4)  Before the Governor-General makes regulations for the purposes of this section, the Australian Heritage Commission must:

                     (a)  publish draft criteria for Commonwealth Heritage values; and

                     (b)  invite submissions from the public, allowing a period of not less than 30 days for such submissions to be lodged; and

                     (c)  take any submissions received into account in finalising the criteria; and if the prescribed criteria differ from the draft criteria, the Minister must publish in the Gazette a statement of reasons for the differences.

[section 341D—Commonwealth Heritage values]

(64)   Schedule 1, item 32, page 45 (line 5) to page 46 (line 7), omit section 341E, substitute:

341E Nominations of places

             (1)  A person may, in accordance with the regulations (if any), nominate to the Australian Heritage Commission a place for inclusion in the Commonwealth Heritage List.

             (2)  The Australian Heritage Commission may:

                     (a)  ask a person who has nominated a place to provide additional information about the place within a specified period; and

                     (b)  reject the nomination if the information is not provided within that period. The period specified must be reasonable.

             (3)  A member of the Australian Heritage Commission may make a nomination in accordance with this section.

[section 341E—nominations of places]

(65)   Schedule 1, item 32, page 46 (line 8) to page 47 (line 12), omit section 341F, substitute:

341F Emergency listing

             (1)  Before conducting an assessment of its values, the Australian Heritage Commission may, with the agreement of the Minister, list a place on the Commonwealth Heritage List if:

                     (a)  the place is entirely within a Commonwealth area; and

                     (b)  the Commission is satisfied that the place has or may have one or more Commonwealth Heritage values any of which are under imminent threat.

             (2)  Within 10 business days after including the place in the Commonwealth Heritage List, the Australian Heritage Commission must:

                     (a)  publish a notice in accordance with the regulations stating that the place is included in the Commonwealth Heritage List and the date on which it was included; and

                     (b)  if the place was nominated by a person—advise the person that the place has been included in the Commonwealth Heritage List.

             (3)  The Australian Heritage Commission must complete its assessment within 40 business days after receiving a nomination, unless an extension is given under 341F(1A).

[section 341F—emergency listing]

(66)   Schedule 1, item 32, page 47 (line 13), omit “Council” , substitute “Commission”.

[section 341G—assessments by Australian Heritage Commission]

(67)   Schedule 1, item 32, page 47 (lines 14 to 17), omit subsection (1), substitute:

             (1)  The Australian Heritage Commission must complete its assessment of a place’s Commonwealth Heritage values within:

                     (a)  12 months after it is nominated; or

                     (b)  40 business days of the place being included in the Commonwealth Heritage List under section 341F (emergency listing)

[section 341G—assessments by Australian Heritage Commission]

(68)   Schedule 1, item 32, page 47 (after line 17), after subsection (1), insert:

          (1A)  The Minister may, at the request of the Australian Heritage Commission, extend the period allowed under subsection 341F(3) for completing an assessment.

[section 341G—assessments by Australian Heritage Commission]

(69)   Schedule 1, item 32, page 47 (lines 18 to 29), omit subsection (2).

[section 341G—assessments by Australian Heritage Commission]

(70)   Schedule 1, item 32, page 47 (lines 30 to 33), omit subsection (3), substitute:

             (3)  The Australian Heritage Commission may make an assessment of a place’s Commonwealth Heritage values whether or not the place is the subject of a nomination.

[section 341G—assessments by Australian Heritage Commission]

(71)   Schedule 1, item 32, page 47 (line 34) to page 48 (line 18), omit “Council” (wherever occurring), substitute “Commission”.

[section 341G—assessments by Australian Heritage Commission]

(72)   Schedule 1, item 32, page 48 (after line 20), at the end of section 341G, add:

             (6)  The Australian Heritage Commission must provide a copy of an assessment to any person who requests it.

[section 341G—assessments by Australian Heritage Commission]

(73)   Schedule 1, item 32, page 48 (lines 22 to 30), omit “Minister” (wherever occurring), substitute “Australian Heritage Commission”.

[section 341H—public comments]

(74)   Schedule 1, item 32, page 48 (lines 32 to 35), omit subsection (2), substitute:

             (2)  The notice must be published within 20 business days after the day on which the Australian Heritage Commission completes an assessment of the place’s Commonwealth Heritage values under section 341F.

[section 341H—public comments]

(75)   Schedule 1, item 32, page 49 (line 3), omit “Minister”, substitute “Australian Heritage Commission”.

[section 341H—public comments]

(76)   Schedule 1, item 32, page 49 (lines 8 to 11), omit subsection (4), substitute:

             (4)  The Australian Heritage Commission must assess the merits of any comments received that comply with this section.

[section 341H—public comments]

(77)   Schedule 1, item 32, page 49 (line 12), omit “Minister”, substitute “Australian Heritage Commission”.

[section 341H—public comments]

(78)   Schedule 1, item 32, page 49 (line 15), omit “Council”, substitute “ Commission”.

[section 341H—public comments]

(79)   Schedule 1, item 32, page 49 (line 23), omit “Minister”, substitute “Australian Heritage Commission”.

[section 341J—decision whether to list]

(80)   Schedule 1, item 32, page 49 (after line 29), after subsection (1), insert:

          (1A)  If the Australian Heritage Commission decides not to include a place in the Commonwealth Heritage List, the Minister may direct the Commission to reconsider its decision. The Australian Heritage Commission must comply with a direction by the Minister to reconsider a decision.

          (1B)  After reconsidering a decision under subsection (1A), the Australian Heritage Commission must:

                     (a)  include the place in the Commonwealth Heritage List and publish a notice to that effect in accordance with the regulations; or

                     (b)  advise the person who nominated the place of the Commission’s reconsideration and affirmation of its decision not to include the place in the Commonwealth Heritage List, and of the reasons for that decision. A notice published under paragraph (a) must include a statement setting out the place’s National Heritage values.

[section 341J—decision whether to list]

(81)   Schedule 1, item 32, page 49 (lines 30) to page 50 (line 6), omit “Minister” (wherever occurring), substitute “Australian Heritage Commission”.

[section 341J—decision whether to list]

(82)   Schedule 1, item 32, page 50 (line 7), omit “he or she” , substitute “Australian Heritage Commission”.

[section 341J—decision whether to list]

(83)   Schedule 1, item 32, page 50 (line 16) to page 51 (line 37), omit “Minister” (wherever occurring), substitute “Australian Heritage Commission”.

[section 341J—decision whether to list]

(84)   Schedule 1, item 32, page 52 (lines 5 to 21), omit subsections (8) and (9) .

[section 341J—decision whether to list]

(85)   Schedule 1, item 32, page 53 (lines 3 to 9), omit subsection (1) , substitute:

             (1)  The Minister may remove a place from the Commonwealth Heritage List only if the Minister is satisfied that it is necessary in the interests of Australia’s defence or security to do so.

          (1A)  The Australian Heritage Commission may remove a place from the Commonwealth Heritage List only if it is satisfied that:

                     (a)  the place is not entirely within a Commonwealth area; or

                     (b)  the place does not have any Commonwealth Heritage values.

[section 341L—removal of places from list]

(86)   Schedule 1, item 32, page 53 (line 10) to page 54 (line 16), omit “Minister” (wherever occurring), substitute “Australian Heritage Commission”.

[section 341L—removal of places from list]

(87)   Schedule 1, item 32, page 54 (line 18) to page 55 (line 13), omit section 341M.

[section 341M—Minister to consider advice]

(88)   Schedule 1, item 32, page 55 (line 14) to page 56 (line 6), omit section 341N.

[section 341N—specifying additional values]

(89)   Schedule 2, item 32, page 56 (line 8), omit “Minister”, substitute “Australian Heritage Commission”.

[section 341P—list to be publicly available]

(90)   Schedule 1, item 32, page 56 (line 17), omit “Minister”, substitute “Australian Heritage Commission”.

[section 341Q—some information may be kept confidential]

(91)   Schedule 1, item 32, page 57 (lines 1 to 5), omit “Council”, substitute “ Commission”

[section 341R—duty not to disclose]

(92)   Schedule 1, item 32, page 57 (lines 13 to 31), omit subsection (2), substitute:

             (2)  However, subsection (1) does not apply after the day on which:

                     (a)  a notice is published under section 341H concerning the place; or

                     (b)  an instrument is published in the Gazette under section 341J concerning the place; as the case may be.

[section 341R—duty not to disclose]

(93)   Schedule 1, item 32, page 57 (lines 32) to page 58 (line 4), omit “Council”, substitute “ Commission”

[section 341R—duty not to disclose]

(94)   Schedule 1, item 32, page 58 (lines 18 to 26), omit subsection 341S(1), substitute:

             (1)  Each Commonwealth agency must identify any Commonwealth Heritage place within its ownership or control and, within 3 years after the commencement of this section, develop:

                     (a)  an inventory of; and

                     (b)  a management strategy for;

                            any such places that are in the ownership or control of the agency on or after the commencement of this section.

          (1A)  A Commonwealth agency must make a written plan to protect and manage the Commonwealth Heritage values of a Commonwealth Heritage place it owns or controls. The agency must do so within 2 years either:

                     (a)  at the time the agency starts owning or controlling the place, in the agency’s heritage strategy under section 341ZA; or

                     (b)  after that time, in the agency’s first such strategy.

Note:          However, a Commonwealth agency must not make plans for managing certain places (see section 341U).

          (1B)  Before making a plan, the agency concerned must cause to be published in the Gazette, in a daily newspaper circulating in each State and self-governing Territory and in accordance with the regulations (if any) a notice:

                     (a)  stating that the agency has prepared a draft of a management plan for a Commonwealth Heritage place; and

                     (b)  stating how the draft can be obtained; and

                     (c)  inviting comments on the draft from members of the public; and

                     (d)  specifying the address to which comments may be sent; and

                     (e)  specifying a day (at least 30 days after last day on which the notice is published in the Gazette or in accordance with the regulations (if any)) by which comments must be sent; and must take any comments received into account in finalising the plan.

[section 341S—management plans]

(95)   Schedule 1, item 32, page 59 (after lines 19 to 20), omit subsection 341S(7), substitute:

             (7)  Each Commonwealth agency that acquires ownership or control of a property after the commencement of this section must assess the property for heritage values in accordance with guidelines developed by the Australian Heritage Commission for the purpose.

             (8)  A Commonwealth agency that owns or controls a Commonwealth Heritage place must comply with any State or Territory environment, heritage or planning laws that apply generally in the place where the Commonwealth Heritage place is located.

[section 341S—management plans]

(96)   Schedule 1, item 32, page 59 (line 24) to page 60 (line 2), omit “Minister” (wherever occurring), substitute “Australian Heritage Commission”.

[section 341T—endorsing management plans]

(97)   Schedule 1, item 32, page 60 (line 7), at the end of subsection (1) add “but such a plan must not be inconsistent with the National and Commonwealth Heritage management principles”.

[section 341U—restriction on ability to make plans]

(98)   Schedule 1, item 32, page 61 (lines 3 to 10), omit section 341Y, substitute:

341Y Commonwealth Heritage management principles

             (1)  The Australian Heritage Commission must develop and give to the Minister principles for managing Commonwealth Heritage. The principles are called the Commonwealth management principle s.

             (2)  Before giving a copy of the draft principles to the Minister, the Australian Heritage Commission must publish in the Gazette, in a daily newspaper circulating in each State and self-governing Territory and in accordance with the regulations (if any) a notice:

                     (a)  stating that the Australian Heritage Commission has prepared draft Commonwealth management principles; and

                     (b)  stating how the draft can be obtained; and

                     (c)  inviting comments on the draft from members of the public; and

                     (d)  specifying the address to which comments may be sent; and

                     (e)  specifying a day (at least 30 days after the last day on which the notice is published in the Gazette or in accordance with the regulation (if any)) by which comments must be sent; and must take any comments received into account in finalising the principles.

             (3)  The Australian Heritage Commission must give the Minister the Commonwealth Heritage management principles for approval.

             (4)  The Minister may approve the Commonwealth Heritage management principles with or without amendment.

             (5)  Approved Commonwealth Heritage management principles are a disallowable instrument for the purposes of section 46A of the Acts Interpretation Act 190 1.

             (6)  If the Minister approves the Commonwealth Heritage management principles with amendments the Minister must cause to be published in the Gazette a statement of reasons for making the amendments.

             (7)  The regulations may prescribe obligations to implement or give effect to the Commonwealth Heritage management principles.

             (8)  A person must comply with the regulations to the extent that they impose obligations on the person.

[section 341Y—management principles]

(99)   Schedule 1, item 32, page 61 (lines 12 to 17), omit “Minister and the Australian Heritage Council ” (wherever occurring), substitute: “ Australian Heritage Commission” .

[section 341Z—obligation to assist]

(100) Schedule 1, item 32, page 62 (lines 4 to 12), omit “Minister ”, (wherever occurring), substitute: “ Australian Heritage Commission” .

[section 341ZA—heritage strategies]

(101) Schedule 1, item 32, page 62 (lines 23 to 30), omit “Minister ”, (wherever occurring), substitute: “ Australian Heritage Commission” .

[section 341ZB—heritage assessment and registers]

(102) Schedule 1, item 32, page 63 (lines 9 to 20), omit “Minister ”, substitute: “ Australian Heritage Commission” .

[section 341ZD—requirement to ask advice]

(103) Schedule 1, item 32, page 63 (lines 21 and 22), omit “The Minister must consult with the Australian Heritage Council in preparing the advice. ”.

[section 341ZD—requirement to ask advice]

(104) Schedule 1, item 32, page 63 (lines 23 to 25), omit “Minister ”, (wherever occurring), substitute: “ Australian Heritage Commission” .

[section 341ZD—requirement to ask advice]

(105) Schedule 1, item 32, page 64 (lines 8 to 35), omit “Minister ”, (wherever occurring), substitute: “ Australian Heritage Commission” .

[section 341ZE—protecting heritage values]

(106) Schedule 1, item 32, page 65 (lines 5 to 18), omit “Minister ”, (wherever occurring), substitute: “ Australian Heritage Commission” .

[section 341ZF—advice on authorisation of actions]

(107) Schedule 1, item 32, page 65 (lines 19 and 20), omit “The Minister must consult with the Australian Heritage Council in preparing the advice.

[section 341ZF—advice on authorisation of actions]

(108) Schedule 1, item 32, page 65 (line 21), omit “Minister ”, substitute: “ Australian Heritage Commission” .

[section 341ZF—advice on authorisation of actions]

(109) Schedule 1, item 32, page 66 (lines 6 to 22), omit “Minister ”, (wherever occurring), substitute: “ Australian Heritage Commission” .

[section 341ZH—reviewing the Commonwealth Heritage List]

(110) Schedule 1, item 37, page 67 (line 15), omit “ Council ”, substitute: “ Commission .

[section 391A—information in the Register of the National Estate]

(111) Schedule 1, item 39, page 67 (lines 23 to 24), omit “ Council ” (wherever occurring, substitute: “ Commission .

[section 528—definition]

(112) Schedule 2, item 1, page 71 (lines 10 to 20), omit “Council” (wherever occurring), substitute “Commission”.

[section 341G—assessments by Australian Heritage Commission]

(113) Schedule 2, item 1, page 71 (line 24), at the end of subsection (4A), add: If the Director does not provide the advice on time, the Australian Heritage Commission may consider the advice and include a copy of it in the assessment.

[section 324G—assessments by Australian Heritage Commission]

(114) Schedule 2, item 2, page 71 (line 31), omit “Council”, substitute “Commission”.

[section 324J—assessments by Australian Heritage Commission]

(115) Schedule 2, item 3, page 72 (lines 3 to 13), omit “Council” (wherever occurring), substitute “Commission”.

[section 341G—assessments by Australian Heritage Commission]

(116) Schedule 2, item 4, page 72 (line 24), omit “Council”, substitute “Commission”.

[section 341J—assessments by Australian Heritage Commission]

(117) Schedule 3, item 1, page 73 (line 7), at the end of the item heading, add “and the National Heritage List”.

[transitional]

(118) Schedule 3, item 1, page 73 (line 13), omit “Within 6 months after this item commences, the Minister may”, substitute “Immediately after this item commences, the Australian Heritage Commission must”.

[transitional]

(119) Schedule 3, item 1, page 73 (after line 28), after subitem (3), insert:

          (3A)  Immediately after this item commences, the Australian Heritage Commission must determine that the National Heritage List is taken to include any other place on the Register of the National Estate not included on the Commonwealth Heritage List because of subitem (2). This list is to be known as the Transitional National Heritage Lis t.

          (3B)  The Transitional National Heritage List ceases to have effect as soon as the Australian Heritage Commission establishes the National Heritage List under section 324B of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 which must occur within 6 months after the commencement of this item.

[transitional]

(120) Schedule 3, item 1, page 73 (line 29), after “(2)”, insert “or (3A)”.

[transitional]