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Human Services (Enhanced Service Delivery) Bill 2007

2004-2005-2006-2007

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Human Services (Enhanced Service Delivery) Bill 2007

 

No.      , 2007

 

(Human Services)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to enhance the provision of Commonwealth benefits, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Introduction                                                                                                             1

Division 1—Preliminary                                                                                              1

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2

Division 2—What this Act is about                                                                        3

3............ What this Act is about......................................................................... 3

Division 3—Interpretation                                                                                          4

4............ Identifying defined terms.................................................................... 4

5............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 5

Division 4—Objects and purposes of this Act                                                12

6............ Objects of this Act............................................................................ 12

7............ The purposes of this Act................................................................... 12

8............ Administration of this Act to accord with Australian Government policy                12

Division 5—Application of this Act                                                                      14

9............ This Act binds the Crown................................................................. 14

10.......... Extension to external Territories........................................................ 14

Part 2—Registration                                                                                                            15

Division 1—What this Part is about                                                                    15

11.......... What this Part is about...................................................................... 15

Division 2—Getting registered                                                                               16

12.......... Are you eligible to be registered?...................................................... 16

13.......... Applying for registration................................................................... 16

14.......... When the Secretary must register you............................................... 17

15.......... When registration happens................................................................ 17

Division 3—The Register                                                                                           18

16.......... The Register...................................................................................... 18

17.......... Information on the Register............................................................... 18

18.......... When the Secretary may not include information on the Register..... 23

19.......... Temporary information on the Register............................................. 23

20.......... Register not to contain any other information.................................... 24

Part 3—The access card                                                                                                    25

Division 1—What this Part is about                                                                    25

21.......... What this Part is about...................................................................... 25

Division 2—Getting an access card                                                                     26

22.......... Are you eligible for an access card?.................................................. 26

23.......... Applying for an access card.............................................................. 26

24.......... When the Secretary must issue you an access card........................... 27

25.......... When the Secretary issues you your access card............................... 28

26.......... Period of validity of your access card............................................... 28

Division 3—Name and form of access cards                                                  29

27.......... Name, symbol and form of an access card........................................ 29

28.......... Commonwealth’s acquisition of access card name and symbols....... 29

Division 4—Information on your access card                                               31

29.......... Information on your access card....................................................... 31

30.......... Information on the surface of your access card................................. 31

31.......... Your name........................................................................................ 33

32.......... Access card surface not to contain any other information................. 33

33.......... Information in the chip in your access card....................................... 33

34.......... Information in the Commonwealth’s area of the chip in your access card                33

35.......... When the Secretary must not include information in the Commonwealth’s area of the chip in your access card      36

36.......... Commonwealth’s area not to contain any other information............. 37

Division 5—Ownership of your access card                                                   38

37.......... You own your access card................................................................ 38

38.......... Ownership of intellectual property etc. in your access card............... 38

39.......... What you cannot do with your access card....................................... 38

Division 6—Use of your access card                                                                   39

40.......... Your use of your access card............................................................ 39

41.......... Use of access card by officers in participating agencies.................... 39

42.......... No requirement for you to carry your access card............................. 39

Part 4—Offences                                                                                                                   40

Division 1—What this Part is about etc.                                                           40

43.......... What this Part is about...................................................................... 40

44.......... Geographical jurisdiction.................................................................. 40

Division 2—Offences for requiring production of an access card      41

45.......... Requiring production of an access card for identification.................. 41

46.......... Requiring production of an access card for supply of goods and services etc.         42

Division 3—Offences for doing things to access cards                              44

Subdivision A—Offences committed by others                                                 44

47.......... Defacing or damaging someone else’s access card........................... 44

48.......... Changing information in the Commonwealth’s area of the chip in someone else’s access card               44

49.......... Selling etc. someone else’s access card............................................. 44

Subdivision B—Offences committed by you in relation to your access card   45

50.......... Defacing or damaging your access card: dishonest intent................. 45

51.......... Changing information in the Commonwealth’s area of the chip in your access card: dishonest intent     45

52.......... Changing information in the Commonwealth’s area of the chip in your access card                45

53.......... Selling etc. your access card.............................................................. 46

Division 4—Other access card offences                                                            47

54.......... Unlawful access cards....................................................................... 47

55.......... Dishonestly obtaining an access card................................................ 47

56.......... Possessing a false access card........................................................... 48

57.......... Unauthorised copying etc. of access card number, photograph or signature            48

Division 5—Offences in relation to applications for registration or access cards            50

58.......... Making false or misleading statements in relation to an application for registration or access card          50

59.......... Giving false or misleading information in relation to an application for registration or access card          50

60.......... Producing false or misleading documents in relation to an application for registration or access card      51

Division 6—Offences by Commonwealth officers                                       53

61.......... Issuing an access card contrary to this Act........................................ 53

62.......... Abuse of public office....................................................................... 53

Division 7—Other offences                                                                                       55

63.......... Protection of access card name and symbol...................................... 55

Part 5—Miscellaneous                                                                                                        57

Division 1—What this Part is about                                                                    57

64.......... What this Part is about...................................................................... 57

Division 2—Exemptions and other determinations                                     58

65.......... Exemptions by the Minister, DVA Minister, Secretary or DVA Secretary              58

66.......... Minister to determine identity guidelines........................................... 59

67.......... DVA Minister may determine who are DVA individuals................. 59

Division 3—Delegations and authorisations                                                    61

68.......... Delegations by the Minister.............................................................. 61

69.......... Delegations by the DVA Minister.................................................... 61

70.......... Delegations by the Secretary............................................................. 62

71.......... Delegations by the DVA Secretary................................................... 63

72.......... Authorisations by the Secretary........................................................ 63

Division 4—Other matters                                                                                       65

73.......... Compensation for acquisition of property......................................... 65

74.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 65

 



A Bill for an Act to enhance the provision of Commonwealth benefits, and for related purposes

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