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Defence Trade Controls Bill 2011

2010-2011

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Defence Trade Controls Bill 2011

 

No.      , 2011

 

(Defence)

 

 

 

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................................................................................ 3

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

5............ US Defence Articles........................................................................... 7

6............ Crown to be bound............................................................................. 8

7............ Extension to external Territories.......................................................... 8

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

9............ Severability—additional effect of Act................................................. 8

Part 2—Dealings in items in the Defence and Strategic Goods List       10

Division 1—Primary offences                                                                                 10

10.......... Offences—supplies and provision of defence services in relation to the Defence and Strategic Goods List            10

11.......... Permits for purposes of section 10.................................................... 13

12.......... Changing permit conditions.............................................................. 15

13.......... Breaching permit conditions.............................................................. 16

14.......... Notice prohibiting activities............................................................... 16

Division 2—Brokering offences                                                                             19

15.......... Offence—arranging supplies and provision of defence services in relation to the Defence and Strategic Goods List.......................................................................................................... 19

16.......... Permits for purposes of section 15.................................................... 21

17.......... Changing permit conditions.............................................................. 23

18.......... Breaching permit conditions.............................................................. 23

Division 3—Registered brokers                                                                             25

19.......... Applying to be a registered broker.................................................... 25

20.......... Registering brokers........................................................................... 25

21.......... Renewing registration....................................................................... 27

22.......... Changing registration conditions....................................................... 29

23.......... Cancelling the registration of a broker............................................... 30

24.......... Register of Brokers........................................................................... 31

25.......... Extended meaning of conviction....................................................... 31

Part 3—Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty                                                        32

Division 1—Preliminary                                                                                            32

26.......... Simplified outline.............................................................................. 32

Division 2—Membership of the Australian Community                          33

27.......... Approval of bodies corporate as members of the Australian Community                33

28.......... Approval conditions.......................................................................... 35

29.......... Suspending an approval.................................................................... 38

30.......... Cancelling an approval...................................................................... 39

Division 3—Main offences                                                                                        41

31.......... US Defence Articles listed in the Defense Trade Cooperation Munitions List         41

32.......... US Defence Articles exempt from the scope of the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty           47

Division 4—Ministerial directions                                                                        51

33.......... Ministerial directions—avoiding prejudice to the security, defence or international relations of Australia               51

34.......... Ministerial directions—suspension or cancellation of approvals....... 53

Division 5—Other matters                                                                                       55

35.......... Transition to the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty......................... 55

36.......... Defense Trade Cooperation Munitions List...................................... 56

Part 4—Monitoring powers                                                                                            57

Division 1—Preliminary                                                                                            57

37.......... Simplified outline.............................................................................. 57

38.......... No limit on section 71....................................................................... 57

Division 2—Appointment of authorised officers and issue of identity cards       58

39.......... Appointment of authorised officers................................................... 58

40.......... Identity cards..................................................................................... 58

Division 3—Powers of authorised officers                                                       60

41.......... Authorised officer may enter premises.............................................. 60

42.......... Monitoring powers of authorised officers......................................... 60

43.......... Authorised officer may require person to answer questions or produce documents 62

44.......... Self-incrimination.............................................................................. 63

Division 4—Obligations of authorised officers                                              64

45.......... Announcement before entry.............................................................. 64

46.......... Occupier to be informed of rights and responsibilities...................... 64

Division 5—Occupier’s rights and responsibilities                                      65

47.......... Occupier entitled to observe search................................................... 65

48.......... Occupier to provide authorised officer with facilities and assistance. 65

Division 6—Other matters                                                                                       66

49.......... Tampering etc. with things secured................................................... 66

50.......... Persons assisting authorised officers................................................ 66

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

Part 5—Information-gathering powers                                                                   68

52.......... Secretary may obtain information and documents............................. 68

53.......... Copying documents—compensation................................................. 69

54.......... Secretary may inspect and copy original documents......................... 69

55.......... Secretary may retain copies of documents......................................... 69

56.......... Secretary may retain original documents........................................... 69

57.......... Self-incrimination.............................................................................. 70

Part 6—Record-keeping                                                                                                   71

58.......... Making and retaining records............................................................ 71

59.......... Production of records........................................................................ 72

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

61.......... Secretary may retain records............................................................. 73

62.......... Self-incrimination.............................................................................. 73

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

75.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 87

 



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

The Parliament of Australia enacts: