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Defence Trade Controls Bill 2011

2010-2011-2012

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Defence Trade Controls Bill 2012

 

No.      , 2012

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to regulate dealings in certain goods, services and technologies, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

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

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

3............ Simplified outline................................................................................ 4

4............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 5

5............ US Defence Articles........................................................................... 8

5A......... Arranging for persons to supply goods or DSGL technology.......... 10

6............ Crown to be bound........................................................................... 10

7............ Extension to external Territories........................................................ 11

8............ Extension to things outside Australia................................................ 11

9............ Severability—additional effect of Act............................................... 11

Part 2—Dealings in items in the Defence and Strategic Goods List       13

Division 1—Primary offences                                                                                 13

10.......... Offence—supply of DSGL technology............................................ 13

11.......... Permits for purposes of section 10.................................................... 15

12.......... Changing permit conditions.............................................................. 16

13.......... Breaching permit conditions.............................................................. 17

14.......... Notice prohibiting activities............................................................... 17

14A....... Publishing etc. DSGL technology..................................................... 19

Division 2—Brokering offences                                                                             21

15.......... Offence—arranging supplies in relation to the Defence and Strategic Goods List   21

16.......... Permits for purposes of section 15.................................................... 22

17.......... Changing permit conditions.............................................................. 24

18.......... Breaching permit conditions.............................................................. 25

Division 3—Registered brokers                                                                             26

19.......... Applying to be a registered broker.................................................... 26

20.......... Registering brokers........................................................................... 26

21.......... Renewing registration....................................................................... 28

22.......... Changing registration conditions....................................................... 30

23.......... Cancelling the registration of a broker............................................... 31

24.......... Register of Brokers........................................................................... 32

25.......... Extended meaning of conviction....................................................... 32

Part 3—Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty                                                        33

Division 1—Preliminary                                                                                            33

26.......... Simplified outline.............................................................................. 33

Division 2—Membership of the Australian Community                          34

27.......... Approval of bodies corporate as members of the Australian Community                34

28.......... Approval conditions.......................................................................... 36

29.......... Suspending an approval.................................................................... 39

30.......... Cancelling an approval...................................................................... 40

Division 3—Main offences                                                                                        42

31.......... US Defence Articles listed in the Defense Trade Cooperation Munitions List         42

32.......... US Defence Articles exempt from the scope of the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty           48

Division 4—Ministerial directions                                                                        52

33.......... Ministerial directions—avoiding prejudice to the security, defence or international relations of Australia               52

34.......... Ministerial directions—suspension or cancellation of approvals....... 54

Division 5—Other matters                                                                                       56

35.......... Transition to the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty......................... 56

36.......... Defense Trade Cooperation Munitions List...................................... 57

Part 4—Monitoring powers                                                                                            58

Division 1—Preliminary                                                                                            58

37.......... Simplified outline.............................................................................. 58

38.......... No limit on section 71....................................................................... 58

Division 2—Appointment of authorised officers and issue of identity cards       59

39.......... Appointment of authorised officers................................................... 59

40.......... Identity cards..................................................................................... 59

Division 3—Powers of authorised officers                                                       61

41.......... Authorised officer may enter premises.............................................. 61

42.......... Monitoring powers of authorised officers......................................... 61

43.......... Authorised officer may require person to answer questions or produce documents 63

44.......... Self-incrimination.............................................................................. 64

Division 4—Obligations of authorised officers                                              65

45.......... Announcement before entry.............................................................. 65

46.......... Occupier to be informed of rights and responsibilities...................... 65

Division 5—Occupier’s rights and responsibilities                                      66

47.......... Occupier entitled to observe search................................................... 66

48.......... Occupier to provide authorised officer with facilities and assistance. 66

Division 6—Other matters                                                                                       67

49.......... Tampering etc. with things secured................................................... 67

50.......... Persons assisting authorised officers................................................ 67

51.......... Compensation for damage to electronic equipment........................... 67

Part 5—Information-gathering powers                                                                   69

52.......... Secretary may obtain information and documents............................. 69

53.......... Copying documents—compensation................................................. 70

54.......... Secretary may inspect and copy original documents......................... 70

55.......... Secretary may retain copies of documents......................................... 70

56.......... Secretary may retain original documents........................................... 70

57.......... Self-incrimination.............................................................................. 71

Part 6—Record-keeping                                                                                                   72

58.......... Keeping and retaining records........................................................... 72

59.......... Production of records........................................................................ 73

60.......... Secretary may inspect and copy records............................................ 73

61.......... Secretary may retain records............................................................. 74

62.......... Self-incrimination.............................................................................. 74

Part 7—Review of decisions                                                                                           75

63.......... Reviewable decisions........................................................................ 75

64.......... Internal review by Minister of reviewable decisions......................... 76

65.......... Review by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal............................... 77

Part 8—Other matters                                                                                                        78

66.......... Applications under Part 2 or 3.......................................................... 78

67.......... Notices, permits and approvals under this Act.................................. 78

68.......... Disclosure of reasons for decisions.................................................. 78

69.......... Disclosure of information and documents......................................... 79

70.......... Injunctions........................................................................................ 81

71.......... Forfeiture.......................................................................................... 82

72.......... Evidential certificates by Minister..................................................... 84

73.......... Delegation by Minister...................................................................... 84

74.......... Delegation by Secretary.................................................................... 86

74A....... Strengthened Export Controls Steering Group.................................. 87

75.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 89



A Bill for an Act to regulate dealings in certain goods, services and technologies, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts: