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Environmental Reform (Consequential Provisions) Bill 1999

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1998-99

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Environmental Reform (Consequential Provisions) Bill 1998

 

 

(Amendments to be moved on behalf of the Government)

 

(1)     Clause 2, page 2 (after line 15), at the end of the clause, add:

             (5)  Part 1 of Schedule 7A to this Act commences when Schedule 5 to the Corporate Law Economic Reform Program Act 1999 commences if Schedule 5 to that Act has not commenced when the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 commences.

             (6)  Part 2 of Schedule 7A to this Act commences when the Public Service Act 1999 commences if that Act has not commenced when the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 commences.

[Contingent amendments]

(2)     Schedule 1, item 1, page 3 (line 18), omit “1AB”, substitute “2”.

[Technical correction]

(3)     Schedule 1, item 4, page 5 (line 30), omit “1E”, substitute “6”.

[Technical correction]

(4)     Schedule 1, item 5, page 6 (line 25), omit “1E”, substitute “6”.

[Technical correction]

(5)     Schedule 1, item 6, page 7 (line 30), omit “1B and 1C”, substitute “4 and 5”.

[Technical correction]

(6)     Schedule 1, item 15, page 11 (lines 9 to 12), to be opposed .

[Director of National Parks]

(7)     Schedule 2, item 5, page 17 (line 23), omit “section 267”, substitute “Subdivision A of Division 5 of Part 13”.

[Recovery and threat abatement plans]

(8)     Schedule 4, item 5, page 40 (line 33), after “subsection 370(1) of the new Act”, insert “when it commenced”.

[Planning for Commonwealth reserves]

(9)     Schedule 4, item 6, page 41 (line 32) to page 42 (line 2), omit subitem (3), substitute:

(3)        The Minister administering Division 4 of Part 15 of the new Act must appoint under that Division a person as a member of the Board referred to in paragraph (2)(b) within 3 months of:

                     (a)  the Northern Territory nominating the person; or

                     (b)  if the Northern Territory informs that Minister it believes that the members of the Board nominated by the traditional owners are unreasonably withholding consent to the appointment—that Minister referring the matter to the person holding the office of Commonwealth Ombudsman under the Ombudsman Act 1976 .

[Boards for Commonwealth reserves in NT]

(10)   Schedule 4, item 8, page 42 (line 18) to page 43 (line 26), to be opposed .

[Director of National Parks]

(11)   Schedule 4, page 43 (after line 26), after item 8, insert:

8A  Continuation of conservation zones

A Proclamation under section 8A of the Parks Act declaring an area to be a conservation zone that was in force immediately before the commencement of the new Act continues in force as if it had been made under Division 5 of Part 15 of the new Act immediately after that commencement, so that:

                     (a)  the area; and

                     (b)  the subsoil and seabed (if any) specified in the Proclamation under the area; and

                     (c)  the waters under the sea (if any) in the area;

are declared as a conservation zone under the new Act.

[Conservation zones]

(12)   Schedule 4, item 11, page 46 (line 22), omit “section 267 of”.

[Recovery and threat abatement plans]

(13)   Schedule 4, item 12, page 47 (after line 9), at the end of the item, add:

Note 1:    The heading to section 38A is altered by omitting “ Jervis Bay National Park ” and substituting “ Booderee National Park ”.

Note 2:    The heading to section 38B is altered by omitting “ Jervis Bay National Park ” and substituting “ Booderee National Park ”.

[Director of National Parks]

(14)   Schedule 4, item 13, page 47 (lines 10 and 11), omit the item, substitute:

13  Subsection 2(1) (definition of Director )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

Director has the meaning given by the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 .

Note:          The Director is also an Authority.

[Director of National Parks]

(15)   Schedule 4, item 16, page 47 (lines 19 and 20), to be opposed .

[Director of National Parks]

(16)   Schedule 4, item 19, page 48 (lines 1 to 4), to be opposed .

[Director of National Parks]

(17)   Schedule 4, item 21, page 48 (line 12), omit “Commonwealth”, substitute “Director”.

[Director of National Parks]

(18)   Schedule 4, item 22, page 48 (lines 19 to 22), to be opposed .

[Director of National Parks]

(19)   Schedule 4, item 23, page 48 (lines 23 to 30), to be opposed .

[Director of National Parks]

(20)   Schedule 4, item 24, page 48 (line 31) to page 49 (line 6), omit the item, substitute:

24  Section 38C

Omit “Jervis Bay National Park or the Jervis Bay Botanic Gardens”, substitute “Booderee National Park”.

[Director of National Parks]

(21)   Schedule 4, item 27, page 49 (lines 22 and 23), omit the item, substitute:

27  Subsection 3(1) (definition of conservation zone )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

conservation zone has the meaning given by the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 .

[Conservation zones]

(22)   Schedule 4, item 28, page 49 (lines 24 and 25), omit the item, substitute:

28  Subsection 3(1) (definition of Director )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

Director has the meaning given by the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 .

[Director of National Parks]

(23)   Schedule 4, item 32, page 50 (lines 3 and 4), omit the item, substitute:

32  Subsection 11(1A)

Omit “park”, substitute “Commonwealth reserve under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 ”.

[Director of National Parks]

(24)   Schedule 4, item 33, page 50 (lines 5 to 26), omit the item, substitute:

33  Subsection 12(2A)

Omit “park”, substitute “Commonwealth reserve under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 ”.

[Director of National Parks]

(25)   Schedule 4, page 50 (after line 26), after item 33, insert:

33A  Subsections 12(2B) and (2C)

Omit “the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act 1975 ”, substitute “Division 4 of Part 15 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 ”.

[Director of National Parks]

(26)   Schedule 4, item 34, page 50 (line 28), omit “amendment”, substitute “amendments”.

[Director of National Parks]

(27)   Schedule 4, item 35, page 51 (lines 1 to 13), omit the item, substitute:

35  Subsection 12A(1)

Omit “the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act 1975 ”, substitute “Division 4 of Part 15 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 ”.

[Director of National Parks]

(28)   Schedule 4, item 36, page 51 (lines 14 to 28), omit the item, substitute:

36  Application provision

Subsection 12A(1) of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 as amended by this Schedule applies whether the estate or interest of the Director in the land ceased to exist before or after the commencement of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 .

[Director of National Parks]

(29)   Schedule 4, item 37, page 51 (lines 29 to 32), to be opposed .

[Director of National Parks]

(30)   Schedule 4, item 38, page 52 (lines 1 to 4), to be opposed .

[Director of National Parks]

(31)   Schedule 4, item 39, page 52 (lines 5 and 6), to be opposed .

[Director of National Parks]

(32)   Schedule 4, item 40, page 52 (lines 7 to 14), omit the item, substitute:

40  Paragraph 12B(2)(b)

Omit “ National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act 1975 ”, substitute “ Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 ”.

[Director of National Parks]

(33)   Schedule 4, item 41, page 52 (lines 15 and 16), to be opposed .

[Director of National Parks]

(34)   Schedule 4, item 42, page 52 (lines 17 and 18), to be opposed .

[Director of National Parks]

(35)   Schedule 4, item 43, page 52 (lines 19 to 26), to be opposed .

[Director of National Parks]

(36)   Schedule 4, item 44, page 52 (lines 27 and 28), to be opposed .

[Conservation zones]

(37)   Schedule 4, item 45, page 52 (lines 29 and 30), omit the item, substitute:

45  Subsection 50(1B)

Omit “park”, substitute “Commonwealth reserve under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 ”.

[Director of National Parks]

(38)   Schedule 4, item 50, page 53 (lines 18 to 25), omit the item, substitute:

50  Section 8

Omit all the words after “Parks” (first occurring), substitute “about any matter concerning the declaration or management of a Commonwealth reserve under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 ”.

[Director of National Parks]

(39)   Schedule 4, item 51, page 53 (lines 27 to 29), omit the item, substitute:

51  Subsection 3(1) (definition of appointed member )

Omit “and Wildlife”.

[Director of National Parks]

(40)   Schedule 4, item 53, page 54 (lines 3 to 7), omit the item, substitute:

53  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

Director of National Parks means the person holding the appointment as the Director of National Parks under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 .

[Director of National Parks]

(41)   Schedule 4, item 58, page 55 (lines 1 to 3), omit the item, substitute:

58  Paragraph 18(1)(b)

Omit “and Wildlife”.

[Director of National Parks]

(42)   Schedule 4, item 59, page 55 (lines 4 to 7), omit the item, substitute:

59  Paragraph 18(1A)(b)

Omit all the words after “Parks” (first occurring), substitute “or a person who is an agent or delegate of the Director of National Parks”.

[Director of National Parks]

(43)   Schedule 4, item 60, page 55 (lines 8 to 11), omit the item, substitute:

60  Subsections 21(3) and (6)

Omit “and Wildlife”.

[Director of National Parks]

(44)   Schedule 4, item 61, page 55 (lines 12 to 14), to be opposed .

[Director of National Parks]

(45)   Schedule 4, item 62, page 55 (lines 15 and 16), to be opposed .

[Director of National Parks]

(46)   Schedule 4, item 63, page 55 (lines 17 to 20), omit the item, substitute:

59  Paragraph 22C(4)(b)

Omit all the words after “Parks” (first occurring), substitute “or a person who is an agent or delegate of the Director of National Parks”.

[Director of National Parks]

(47)   Schedule 4, item 65, page 56 (lines 1 to 11), omit the item, substitute:

65  Paragraph 33(a)

Omit “and Wildlife”.

Note:       The heading to section 33 is altered by omitting “ and Wildlife ” (first occurring).

[Director of National Parks]

(48)   Schedule 4, item 67, page 56 (lines 26 and 27), omit the item, substitute:

67  Section 3 (definition of Director )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

Director has the meaning given by the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 .

[Director of National Parks]

(49)   Schedule 4, item 68, page 56 (line 28) to page 57 (line 3), to be opposed .

[Director of National Parks]

(50)   Schedule 4, item 69, page 57 (lines 4 and 5), to be opposed .

[Director of National Parks]

(51)   Schedule 4, item 73, page 57 (lines 19 and 20), to be opposed .

[Director of National Parks]

(52)   Schedule 4, item 74, page 57 (line 24), omit “under Division 4 of”, substitute “or conservation zone under”.

[Conservation zones]

(53)   Schedule 4, item 75, page 57 (lines 26 and 27), to be opposed .

[Director of National Parks]

(54)   Schedule 4, item 76, page 58 (lines 1 and 2), omit the item, substitute:

76  Subsection 3(1) (definition of Director )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

Director has the meaning given by the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 .

[Director of National Parks]

(55)   Schedule 4, item 80, page 58 (lines 15 and 16), to be opposed .

[Director of National Parks]

(56)   Schedule 4, item 90, page 60 (lines 14 and 15), omit the item, substitute:

90  Paragraph 45(1)(b)

Omit “and Wildlife”, substitute “(within the meaning of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 )”.

[Director of National Parks]

(57)   Schedule 5, item 5, page 65 (lines 13 to 15), omit paragraph (f), substitute:

                      (f)  the holder of the permit has been convicted of an offence against one or more of the following provisions of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 :

                              (i)  Division 1 of Part 3;

                             (ii)  Subdivision A of Division 2 of Part 3;

                            (iii)  Division 2 of Part 9;

                            (iv)  Part 13.

[Criminal sanctions: Antarctic marine resources]

(58)   Page 80 (after line 14), after Schedule 7, insert:

Schedule 7A Amendments contingent on other Acts commencing

Part 1 Amendments relating to Corporate Law Economic Reform Program Act 1999

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

1  Subsection 514U(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  Sections 27G, 27H, 27J and 27K of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 do not apply in relation to the Director.

Part 2 Amendments relating to Public Service Act 1999

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

2  Subsection 124(1)

Omit “employed under the Public Service Act 1922 ”, substitute “engaged under the Public Service Act 1999 ”.

3  Subsection 125(1)

Omit “Subject to section 87E of the Public Service Act 1922, a”, substitute “A”.

4  Subsection 514M(1)

Omit “Subject to section 87E of the Public Service Act 1922, the”, substitute “The”.

5  Subsections 516A(1) and (2)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

Agency annual reports

             (1)  The Head of an Agency (as defined in the Public Service Act 1999 ) must ensure that an annual report under that Act on the Agency’s activities complies with subsection (6).

6  Subsection 516A(6)

Omit “(2),”.

[Contingent amendments]