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Clean Energy Regulator Bill 2011

2010-2011

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clean Energy Regulator Bill 2011

 

No.      , 2011

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to establish the Clean Energy Regulator, and for other purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

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

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Simplified outline................................................................................ 2

4............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 3

5............ Vacancy in the office of a member of the Regulator............................ 6

6............ Crown to be bound............................................................................. 6

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

8............ Extension to exclusive economic zone and continental shelf............... 7

9............ Extension to Joint Petroleum Development Area................................ 7

10.......... Application to foreign ships................................................................ 7

Part 2—Clean Energy Regulator                                                                                  8

Division 1—Regulator’s establishment, functions, powers and liabilities              8

11.......... Clean Energy Regulator...................................................................... 8

12.......... Functions of the Regulator.................................................................. 8

13.......... Powers of the Regulator...................................................................... 8

14.......... Regulator’s liabilities are Commonwealth liabilities............................ 9

15.......... Regulator has privileges and immunities of the Crown....................... 9

Division 2—Constitution and membership of the Regulator                 10

16.......... Constitution of the Regulator............................................................ 10

17.......... Membership of the Regulator............................................................ 10

18.......... Appointment of members of the Regulator....................................... 10

19.......... Period of appointment for members of the Regulator........................ 11

20.......... Acting members of the Regulator...................................................... 11

Division 3—Terms and conditions for members of the Regulator     13

21.......... Remuneration.................................................................................... 13

22.......... Disclosure of interests to the Minister............................................... 13

23.......... Disclosure of interests to the Regulator............................................. 13

24.......... Outside employment......................................................................... 14

25.......... Leave of absence............................................................................... 14

26.......... Resignation....................................................................................... 14

27.......... Termination of appointment.............................................................. 15

28.......... Other terms and conditions............................................................... 15

Division 4—Decision-making by the Regulator                                            16

29.......... Holding of meetings.......................................................................... 16

30.......... Presiding at meetings........................................................................ 16

31.......... Quorum............................................................................................. 16

32.......... Voting at meetings etc....................................................................... 16

33.......... Conduct of meetings......................................................................... 16

34.......... Minutes............................................................................................. 16

Division 5—Delegation                                                                                               17

35.......... Delegation by the Regulator.............................................................. 17

Division 6—Staff of the Regulator etc.                                                              18

36.......... Staff.................................................................................................. 18

37.......... Persons assisting the Regulator......................................................... 18

38.......... Consultants....................................................................................... 18

Division 7—Planning and reporting obligations                                           19

39.......... Corporate plan................................................................................... 19

40.......... Annual report.................................................................................... 19

Division 8—Other matters                                                                                       21

41.......... Minister may give directions to the Regulator................................... 21

42.......... Chair of the Regulator not subject to direction by the Regulator on certain matters  21

Part 3—Secrecy                                                                                                                      22

43.......... Secrecy.............................................................................................. 22

44.......... Disclosure or use for the purposes of a climate change law etc......... 22

45.......... Disclosure to Ministers etc................................................................ 23

46.......... Disclosure to Secretaries etc.............................................................. 23

47.......... Disclosure or use for purposes of development of methodology determinations etc.               24

48.......... Disclosure to a Royal Commission................................................... 25

49.......... Disclosure to certain agencies, bodies and persons........................... 25

50.......... Disclosure to certain financial bodies................................................ 28

51.......... Disclosure with consent.................................................................... 30

52.......... Disclosure to reduce threat to life or health....................................... 30

53.......... Disclosure of publicly available information..................................... 30

54.......... Disclosure of summaries or statistics................................................ 30

55.......... Disclosure for purposes of law enforcement..................................... 31

56.......... Delegation......................................................................................... 33

Part 4—Miscellaneous                                                                                                        34

57.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 34

 



A Bill for an Act to establish the Clean Energy Regulator, and for other purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts: