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2004-2005-2006

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

Law Enforcement (AFP Professional Standards and Related Measures) Bill 2006

 

 

(1)     Clause 2, page 1 (line 7) to page 2 (line 6), omit the clause, substitute:

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedules 1 to 3

At the same time as section 3 of the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006 commences.

 

3.  Schedule 3A, Part 1

At the same time as section 3 of the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006 commences.

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if Schedule 1 to the ASIO Legislation Amendment Act 2006 commences before, or at the same time as, the time at which section 3 of the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006 commences.

 

4.  Schedule 3A, Part 2

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 2; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Schedule 2 to the ASIO Legislation Amendment Act 2006 .

 

5.  Schedules 4 and 5

At the same time as section 3 of the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006 commences.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally passed by the Parliament and assented to. It will not be expanded to deal with provisions inserted in this Act after assent.

             (2)  Column 3 of the table contains additional information that is not part of this Act. Information in this column may be added to or edited in any published version of this Act.

[commencement]

(2)     Schedule 1, page 7 (after line 18), after item 27, insert:

27A  Section 39

Repeal the section, substitute:

39   Compliance with Commissioner’s Orders

                   An AFP appointee must comply with Commissioner’s Orders.

[application to AFP appointees]

(3)     Schedule 1, page 7, after proposed item 27A, insert:

27B  Section 40

Repeal the section, substitute:

40   Compliance with specific directions, instructions or orders

                   An AFP appointee must not:

                     (a)  disobey; or

                     (b)  fail to carry out;

a lawful direction, instruction or order, whether written or oral, given to him or her by:

                     (c)  the Commissioner; or

                     (d)  the AFP appointee under whose control, direction or supervision he or she performs his or her duties.

[application to AFP appointees]

(4)     Schedule 1, page 7, after proposed item 27B, insert:

27C  Subsection 40A(1)

Omit “an AFP employee, a special member or a special protective service officer”, substitute “an AFP appointee”.

[application to AFP appointees]

(5)     Schedule 1, page 7, after proposed item 27C, insert:

27D  Subsection 40A(2)

Omit “the employee, special member or special protective service officer”, substitute “the AFP appointee”.

[application to AFP appointees]

(6)     Schedule 1, page 7, after proposed item 27D, insert:

27E  At the end of section 40H

Add:

             (4)  Without limiting subsection 33(3) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 , the Commissioner may at any time revoke in writing a determination made under subsection (1).

[revoking determinations]

(7)     Schedule 1, item 28, page 10 (line 24), after “Deputy Commissioner”, insert “, or senior executive AFP employee who is at a level equivalent to that of a Deputy Commissioner,”.

[constitution of unit undertaking professional standards functions]

(8)     Schedule 1, page 49 (after line 13), at the end of the Schedule, add:

30  Determining categories of AFP conduct issues

For the purpose of subsection 40RM(1) of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 (as inserted by this Schedule), the Commissioner and the Ombudsman must try to jointly determine, within 3 months after the commencement of this Schedule, that conduct of a particular kind is to be:

                     (a)  category 1 conduct; or

                     (b)  category 2 conduct; or

                     (c)  category 3 conduct;

for the purposes of that Act.

[categorising AFP conduct issues]

(9)     Schedule 3, items 4 and 5, page 51 (lines 17 to 20), omit the items.

[application to AFP appointees]

(10)   Schedule 3, item 22, page 53 (line 6), after “any action”, insert “(other than action to terminate employment under section 28 of this Act to which the Workplace Relations Act 1996 would otherwise apply)”.

[operation of Workplace Relations Act]

(11)   Schedule 3, items 25 to 32, page 53 (line 14) to page 55 (line 28), omit the items.

[repeal of Complaints (Australian Federal Police) Act 1981]

(12)   Page 64 (after line 24), after Schedule 3, insert:

Schedule 3A Consequential amendments to the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979

Part 1 Amendments that may not commence

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979

1  Subsection 34D(4) (note 2)

Omit “and the Ombudsman”, substitute “, the Ombudsman and a person referred to in paragraph 40SB(3)(b) of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 ”.

2  Subparagraph 34E(1)(e)(ii)

Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:

                             (ii)  to the Ombudsman under the Ombudsman Act 1976 in relation to the Australian Federal Police;

3  After paragraph 34E(1)(e)

Insert:

                    (ea)  the person’s right to give information orally or in writing, under Division 2 of Part V of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 , to a person referred to in subsection 40SA(1) of that Act in relation to the Australian Federal Police;

4  Paragraphs 34F(9)(b) and (c)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (b)  subsection (8) does not affect the operation of sections 10 and 13 of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 in relation to contact between the person and the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security; and

                     (c)  anyone holding the person in custody or detention under this Division must give the person facilities for contacting the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security to make a complaint orally under section 10 of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 if the person requests them; and

                     (d)  subsection (8) does not affect the operation of section 7 of the Ombudsman Act 1976 in relation to contact between the person and the Ombudsman in respect of a complaint, or proposed complaint, about the Australian Federal Police; and

                     (e)  anyone holding the person in custody or detention under this Division must give the person facilities for contacting the Ombudsman to make a complaint orally under section 7 of the Ombudsman Act 1976 if the person requests them; and

                      (f)  subsection (8) does not affect the operation of section 40SB of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 in relation to contact between the person and a person referred to in paragraph 40SB(3)(b) of that Act; and

                     (g)  anyone holding the person in custody or detention under this Division must give the person facilities for contacting the Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police to give information orally under section 40SA of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 if the person requests them.

5  Subsection 34F(9) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note:          The sections mentioned in paragraphs (9)(b), (d) and (f) give the person an entitlement to facilities for making a written complaint or for giving written information.

6  Paragraph 34NB(4)(b)

Omit “paragraph 34F(9)(c)”, substitute “paragraph 34F(9)(c), (e) or (g)”.

7  Section 34NC

Repeal the section, substitute:

34NC   Complaints and information about contravention of procedural statement

             (1)  Contravention of the written statement of procedures mentioned in section 34C of this Act may be the subject of:

                     (a)  a complaint to the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security under the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 ; or

                     (b)  a complaint to the Ombudsman under the Ombudsman Act 1976 ; or

                     (c)  information given under Division 2 of Part V of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 to a person referred to in subsection 40SA(1) of that Act.

             (2)  This section does not limit:

                     (a)  the subjects of complaint under:

                              (i)  the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 ; or

                             (ii)  the Ombudsman Act 1976 ; or

                     (b)  the subject of information given under Division 2 of Part V of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 .

8  Subsection 34T(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  This Division does not affect a function or power of the Ombudsman under the Ombudsman Act 1976 in relation to the Australian Federal Police.

             (3)  This Division does not affect a function or power of a person under Part V of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 .

9  Subsection 34VAA(5) (subparagraph (a)(iv) of the definition of permitted disclosure )

Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:

                            (iv)  exercising a power (including a power to make a complaint or to give information), or performing a function or duty, under the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 , the Ombudsman Act 1976 or Part V of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 ;

Part 2 Amendments contingent on the ASIO Legislation Amendment Act 2006

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979

10  Subsection 34G(5) (note 2)

Omit “and the Commonwealth Ombudsman”, substitute “, the Ombudsman and a person referred to in paragraph 40SB(3)(b) of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 ”.

11  Subparagraph 34J(1)(e)(ii)

Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:

                             (ii)  to the Ombudsman under the Ombudsman Act 1976 in relation to the Australian Federal Police;

12  After paragraph 34J(1)(e)

Insert:

                    (ea)  the person’s right to give information orally or in writing, under Division 2 of Part V of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 , to a person referred to in subsection 40SA(1) of that Act in relation to the Australian Federal Police;

13  Paragraph 34K(9)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  the person informs the prescribed authority that the person wants:

                              (i)  to make an oral or written complaint of the kind referred to in paragraph 34J(1)(e); or

                             (ii)  to give oral or written information of the kind referred to in paragraph 34J(1)(ea); and

14  Paragraph 34K(9)(c)

After “the complaint”, insert “or give the information”.

15  At the end of subsection 34K(9)

Add “or giving the information”.

16  Paragraphs 34K(11)(b) to (e)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (b)  subsection (10) does not affect the operation of sections 10 and 13 of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 in relation to contact between the person and the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security; and

                     (c)  anyone holding the person in custody or detention under this Division must give the person facilities for contacting the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security to make a complaint orally under section 10 of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 if the person requests them; and

                     (d)  subsection (10) does not affect the operation of section 7 of the Ombudsman Act 1976 in relation to contact between the person and the Ombudsman in respect of a complaint, or proposed complaint, about the Australian Federal Police; and

                     (e)  anyone holding the person in custody or detention under this Division must give the person facilities for contacting the Ombudsman to make a complaint orally under section 7 of the Ombudsman Act 1976 if the person requests them; and

                      (f)  subsection (10) does not affect the operation of section 40SB of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 in relation to contact between the person and a person referred to in paragraph 40SB(3)(b) of that Act; and

                     (g)  anyone holding the person in custody or detention under this Division must give the person facilities for contacting the Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police to give information orally under section 40SA of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 if the person requests them; and

                     (h)  subsection (10) does not affect the person’s right to make a complaint to a complaints agency in relation to the police force or police service of the State or Territory concerned; and

                      (i)  anyone holding the person in custody or detention under this Division must give the person facilities for contacting a complaints agency to make an oral or written complaint of the kind mentioned in paragraph (h) if the person requests them.

Note:          The sections mentioned in paragraphs (11)(b), (d) and (f) give the person an entitlement to facilities for making a written complaint or for giving written information.

17  After subparagraph 34R(13)(b)(ii)

Insert:

                           (iia)  the person to give information of the kind referred to in paragraph 34J(1)(ea); or

18  Paragraph 34ZF(4)(b)

Omit “paragraph 34K(11)(d) or (e)”, substitute “paragraph 34K(11)(c), (e), (g) or (i)”.

19  Section 34ZG

Repeal the section, substitute:

34ZG   Complaints and information about contravention of procedural statement

             (1)  Contravention of the written statement of procedures in force under section 34C may be the subject of:

                     (a)  a complaint to the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security under the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 ; or

                     (b)  a complaint to the Ombudsman under the Ombudsman Act 1976 ; or

                     (c)  information given under Division 2 of Part V of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 to a person referred to in subsection 40SA(1) of that Act.

             (2)  This section does not limit:

                     (a)  the subjects of complaint under:

                              (i)  the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 ; or

                             (ii)  the Ombudsman Act 1976 ; or

                     (b)  the subject of information given under Division 2 of Part V of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 .

20  Subsection 34ZN(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  This Division does not affect a function or power of the Ombudsman under the Ombudsman Act 1976 in relation to the Australian Federal Police.

             (3)  This Division does not affect a function or power of a person under Part V of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 .

21  Subsection 34ZS(5) (subparagraph (a)(iv) of the definition of permitted disclosure )

Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:

                            (iv)  exercising a power (including a power to make a complaint or to give information), or performing a function or duty, under the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 , the Ombudsman Act 1976 or Part V of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 ;

22  After paragraph 34ZX(5)(a)

Insert:

                    (aa)  any information the person gives that is of a kind mentioned in paragraph 34J(1)(ea); or

[repeal of Complaints (Australian Federal Police) Act 1981]