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Tobacco Plain Packaging Bill 2011

2010-2011

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tobacco Plain Packaging Bill 2011

 

No.      , 2011

 

(Health and Ageing)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to discourage the use of tobacco products, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Chapter 1—Preliminary                                                                                          1

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

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

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

3............ Objects of this Act.............................................................................. 3

4............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 4

5............ Definition of package a tobacco product for retail sale...................... 10

6............ Rules relating to surfaces of cigarette packs and cigarette cartons..... 11

7............ References to contraventions of civil penalty provisions................... 11

8............ Act extends to external Territories..................................................... 12

9............ Act binds the Crown......................................................................... 12

10.......... Inconsistency with other Commonwealth legislation........................ 12

11.......... Operation of State and Territory laws............................................... 12

Part 2—Simplified outlines                                                                                              14

12.......... Simplified outline for this Act........................................................... 14

13.......... Simplified outline for this Chapter.................................................... 14

Part 3—Constitutional provisions                                                                               16

14.......... Additional operation of this Act........................................................ 16

15.......... Acquisition of property..................................................................... 16

16.......... Implied freedom of political communication..................................... 17

Chapter 2—Requirements for plain packaging and appearance of tobacco products                                                                                                                          18

Part 1—Simplified outline                                                                                                18

17.......... Simplified outline.............................................................................. 18

Part 2—Requirements for retail packaging and appearance of tobacco products            20

Division 1—Requirements for retail packaging of tobacco products 20

18.......... Physical features of retail packaging................................................. 20

19.......... Colour and finish of retail packaging................................................ 21

20.......... Prohibition on trade marks and marks generally appearing on retail packaging        22

21.......... Requirements for brand, business, company or variant names, and relevant legislative requirements      23

22.......... Requirements for wrappers............................................................... 25

23.......... Retail packaging not to have inserts or onserts.................................. 25

24.......... Retail packaging not to produce noise or scent.................................. 25

25.......... Retail packaging must not change after retail sale.............................. 26

Division 2—Requirements for appearance of tobacco products         27

26.......... Requirements for appearance of tobacco products............................ 27

Division 3—Miscellaneous                                                                                        28

27.......... Regulations may prescribe additional requirements........................... 28

28.......... Effect on the Trade Marks Act 1995 of non-use of trade mark as a result of this Act              28

29.......... Effect on the Designs Act 2003 of failure to make products as a result of this Act   29

Chapter 3—Offences and civil penalty provisions                    30

Part 1—Simplified outline                                                                                                30

30.......... Simplified outline.............................................................................. 30

Part 2—General offences and civil penalty provisions for non-compliant retail packaging and tobacco products                                                                                                                   32

Division 1—Non-compliant retail packaging of tobacco products     32

31.......... Selling or supplying tobacco products in non-compliant retail packaging                32

32.......... Purchasing tobacco products in non-compliant retail packaging....... 33

33.......... Packaging tobacco products in non-compliant retail packaging......... 34

34.......... Manufacturing non-compliant retail packaging of tobacco products. 35

35.......... Manufacturing tobacco products that are packaged in non-compliant retail packaging             37

36.......... Certain supplies of tobacco products that have not been packaged for retail sale      38

Division 2—Non-compliant tobacco products                                                40

37.......... Selling or supplying non-compliant tobacco products....................... 40

38.......... Purchasing non-compliant tobacco products..................................... 41

39.......... Manufacturing non-compliant tobacco products............................... 42

Part 3—Offences and civil penalty provisions relating to constitutional corporations     44

Division 1—Non-compliant retail packaging of tobacco products     44

40.......... Selling or supplying tobacco products to a constitutional corporation in non-compliant retail packaging 44

41.......... Purchasing tobacco products from a constitutional corporation in non-compliant retail packaging          45

42.......... Packaging tobacco products in non-compliant retail packaging under a contract with a constitutional corporation  46

43.......... Manufacturing non-compliant retail packaging of tobacco products under a contract with a constitutional corporation.......................................................................................................... 48

44.......... Packaging tobacco products in non-compliant retail packaging bearing identifying mark of a constitutional corporation.......................................................................................................... 49

45.......... Manufacturing non-compliant retail packaging of tobacco products that bears identifying mark of a constitutional corporation........................................................................................ 50

46.......... Certain supplies, by or to a constitutional corporation, of tobacco products that have not been packaged for retail sale.......................................................................................................... 52

Division 2—Non-compliant tobacco products                                                54

47.......... Selling or supplying non-compliant tobacco products to a constitutional corporation              54

48.......... Purchasing non-compliant tobacco products from a constitutional corporation        55

Part 4—Export exception and physical elements of offences                    57

49.......... Export exception for non-compliant tobacco products...................... 57

50.......... Physical elements of offences........................................................... 58

Chapter 4—Powers to investigate contraventions of this Act               59

Part 1—Simplified outline                                                                                                59

51.......... Simplified outline.............................................................................. 59

Part 2—Search warrants                                                                                                  60

Division 1—Search powers                                                                                       60

52.......... Authorised officer may enter premises by consent or under a warrant 60

53.......... Search powers of authorised officers................................................ 60

54.......... Powers relating to electronic equipment............................................ 61

55.......... Seizing other evidential material........................................................ 62

56.......... Persons assisting authorised officers................................................ 63

57.......... Use of force in executing a warrant................................................... 63

Division 2—Powers of authorised officers to ask questions and seek production of documents              64

58.......... Authorised officer may ask questions and seek production of documents               64

Division 3—Obligations and incidental powers of authorised officers    66

59.......... Consent............................................................................................. 66

60.......... Announcement before entry under warrant....................................... 66

61.......... Authorised officer to be in possession of warrant............................. 67

62.......... Details of warrant etc. to be given to occupier................................... 67

63.......... Completing execution of warrant after temporary cessation.............. 68

64.......... Completing execution of warrant stopped by court order.................. 69

65.......... Expert assistance to operate electronic equipment............................. 69

66.......... Compensation for damage to electronic equipment........................... 70

Division 4—Occupier’s rights and responsibilities                                      72

67.......... Occupier entitled to observe execution of warrant............................. 72

68.......... Occupier to provide authorised officer with facilities and assistance. 72

Division 5—General provisions relating to seizure                                     73

69.......... Copies of seized things to be provided.............................................. 73

70.......... Receipts for seized things.................................................................. 73

71.......... Return of seized things...................................................................... 73

72.......... Issuing officer may permit a seized thing to be retained.................... 74

73.......... Disposal of seized things.................................................................. 75

74.......... Compensation for acquisition of property......................................... 76

Division 6—Issue of warrants                                                                                 77

75.......... Issue of warrants............................................................................... 77

76.......... Warrants by telephone, fax etc.......................................................... 78

77.......... Authority of warrant......................................................................... 79

78.......... Offence relating to warrants by telephone, fax etc............................. 80

Division 7—Powers of issuing officers                                                               81

79.......... Powers of issuing officers................................................................ 81

Part 3—Power to require persons to give information, produce documents or answer questions           82

80.......... Power to require persons to give information, produce documents or answer questions         82

Part 4—Miscellaneous                                                                                                        84

81.......... Appointment of authorised officers................................................... 84

82.......... Identity cards..................................................................................... 84

83.......... Self-incrimination.............................................................................. 85

Chapter 5—Enforcing compliance with this Act                         86

Part 1—Simplified outline                                                                                                86

84.......... Simplified outline.............................................................................. 86

Part 2—Civil penalty provisions                                                                                  87

Division 1—Obtaining a civil penalty order                                                    87

85.......... Civil penalty orders........................................................................... 87

86.......... Civil enforcement of penalty............................................................. 88

87.......... Conduct contravening more than one civil penalty provision............ 88

88.......... Multiple contraventions..................................................................... 88

89.......... Proceedings may be heard together................................................... 89

90.......... Civil evidence and procedure rules for civil penalty orders............... 89

91.......... Contravening a civil penalty provision is not an offence................... 89

Division 2—Civil proceedings and criminal proceedings                         90

92.......... Civil proceedings after criminal proceedings..................................... 90

93.......... Criminal proceedings during civil proceedings................................. 90

94.......... Criminal proceedings after civil proceedings..................................... 90

95.......... Evidence given in civil proceedings not admissible in criminal proceedings            90

Division 3—Miscellaneous                                                                                        92

96.......... Ancillary contravention of civil penalty provisions........................... 92

97.......... Mistake of fact.................................................................................. 92

98.......... State of mind..................................................................................... 93

99.......... Civil penalty provisions contravened by employees, agents or officers 93

Part 3—Infringement notices                                                                                         94

100........ When an infringement notice may be given....................................... 94

101........ Matters to be included in an infringement notice............................... 94

102........ Extension of time to pay amount....................................................... 95

103........ Withdrawal of an infringement notice............................................... 96

104........ Effect of payment of amount............................................................. 97

105........ Effect of this Part.............................................................................. 98

Chapter 6—Miscellaneous provisions                                                     99

Part 1—Simplified outline                                                                                                99

106........ Simplified outline.............................................................................. 99

Part 2—Miscellaneous provisions                                                                              100

107........ Delegation....................................................................................... 100

108........ Reports to Parliament...................................................................... 100

109........ Regulations..................................................................................... 100