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Autonomous Sanctions Bill 2011

2010-2011

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autonomous Sanctions Bill 2011

 

No.      , 2011

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to make provision relating to sanctions to facilitate the conduct of Australia’s external affairs, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

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

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

3............ Purposes of this Act............................................................................ 2

4............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 2

5............ Specifying a Commonwealth entity as a designated Commonwealth entity              4

6............ Specifying a provision as a sanction law............................................. 4

7............ Extension to external Territories.......................................................... 4

8............ Act binds the Crown........................................................................... 4

9............ Relationship with other laws............................................................... 4

Part 2—Regulations to provide for sanctions                                                        5

Division 1—Making and effect of regulations                                                  5

10.......... Regulations may apply sanctions........................................................ 5

11.......... Regulations may have extraterritorial effect......................................... 5

12.......... Effect of regulations on earlier Commonwealth Acts and on State and Territory laws             6

13.......... Later Acts not to be interpreted as overriding this Part or the regulations 6

Division 2—Enforcing the regulations                                                                 7

14.......... Injunctions.......................................................................................... 7

15.......... Invalidation of authorisations.............................................................. 7

Part 3—Offences relating to sanctions                                                                       9

16.......... Offence—contravening a sanction law................................................ 9

17.......... Offence—false or misleading information given in connection with a sanction law 10

Part 4—Information relating to sanctions                                                             12

18.......... CEO of Commonwealth entity may give information or document on request by CEO of designated Commonwealth entity................................................................................................. 12

19.......... Power to require information or documents to be given.................... 12

20.......... Information may be required to be given on oath.............................. 13

21.......... Offence for failure to comply with requirement................................ 13

22.......... Self-incrimination not an excuse....................................................... 13

23.......... CEO may copy documents................................................................ 14

24.......... Further disclosure and use of information and documents................ 14

25.......... Protection from liability..................................................................... 15

26.......... Retention of records and documents................................................. 15

27.......... Delegation......................................................................................... 16

Part 5—Miscellaneous                                                                                                        17

28.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 17

 



A Bill for an Act to make provision relating to sanctions to facilitate the conduct of Australia’s external affairs, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts: