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Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2012

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2010-2011-2012

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2012

 

 

(1)     Schedule 1, page 4 (after line 6), after item 4, insert:

4A  After section 288

Insert:

288A   Good faith, use of position and use of information—criminal offences

Good faith—officers

             (1)  An officer of an organisation or a branch commits an offence if he or she:

                     (a)  is reckless; or

                     (b)  is intentionally dishonest;

and fails to exercise his or her powers and discharge his or her duties:

                     (c)  in good faith in the best interests of the organisation; or

                     (d)  for a proper purpose.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 5 years or 2,000 penalty units, or both.

Use of position—officers and employees

             (2)  An officer or employee of an organisation or a branch commits an offence if he or she uses his or her position dishonestly:

                     (a)  with the intention of directly or indirectly gaining an advantage for himself or herself, or someone else, or causing detriment to the organisation; or

                     (b)  reckless as to whether the use may result in himself or herself, or someone else, directly or indirectly gaining an advantage, or in causing detriment to the organisation.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 5 years or 2,000 penalty units, or both.

Use of information—officers and employees

             (3)  A person who obtains information because he or she is, or has been, an officer or employee of an organisation or a branch commits an offence if he or she uses the information dishonestly:

                     (a)  with the intention of directly or indirectly gaining an advantage for himself or herself, or someone else, or causing detriment to the organisation; or

                     (b)  reckless as to whether the use may result in himself or herself, or someone else, directly or indirectly gaining an advantage, or in causing detriment to the organisation.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 5 years or 2,000 penalty units, or both.

4B  Subsection 289(1)

Omit “or 288”, substitute “, 288 or 288A”.

4C  Section 290

Omit “or 288”, substitute “, 288 or 288A”.

[criminal offences]

(2)     Schedule 1, item 8, page 4 (lines 15 and 16), omit the item, substitute:

8  Paragraph 306(1)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  in the case of an officer of an organisation—200 penalty units; or

                     (c)  in any other case—60 penalty units.

[civil penalties]

(3)     Schedule 1, item 9, page 4 (line 24), omit paragraph (1A)(b), substitute:

                     (b)  in the case of an officer of an organisation—100 penalty units; or

                     (c)  in any other case—30 penalty units.

[civil penalties]