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Public Service Amendment Bill 2012

2010-2011-2012

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Service Amendment Bill 2012

 

No.      , 2012

 

(Prime Minister)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Public Service Act 1999 , and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Amendment of the Public Service Act 1999                              3

Part 1—Secretaries                                                                                                          3

Public Service Act 1999                                                                                              3

Part 2—Secretaries Board                                                                                            7

Public Service Act 1999                                                                                              7

Part 3—Senior Executive Service                                                                            9

Public Service Act 1999                                                                                              9

Part 4—The Australian Public Service Commissioner                                 10

Public Service Act 1999                                                                                            10

Part 5—Special Commissioners                                                                              18

Public Service Act 1999                                                                                            18

Part 6—APS Values and APS Employment Principles                              20

Public Service Act 1999                                                                                            20

Part 7—Code of Conduct                                                                                          23

Public Service Act 1999                                                                                            23

Part 8—Whistleblower reports                                                                                28

Public Service Act 1999                                                                                            28

Part 9—Review of actions                                                                                         30

Public Service Act 1999                                                                                            30

Part 10—Temporary APS employees                                                                   31

Public Service Act 1999                                                                                            31

Part 11—Machinery of government changes                                                   33

Public Service Act 1999                                                                                            33

Part 12—Confidentiality of information                                                            35

Public Service Act 1999                                                                                            35

Part 13—Immunity from suit                                                                                   44

Public Service Act 1999                                                                                            44

Part 14—Legislative instruments                                                                           46

Public Service Act 1999                                                                                            46

Part 15—Miscellaneous amendments                                                                  49

Public Service Act 1999                                                                                            49

Schedule 2—Repeal                                                                                                             51

Public Employment (Consequential and Transitional) Amendment Act 1999 51

Schedule 3—Amendment of other Acts                                                                  52

Australian Federal Police Act 1979                                                                       52

Australian Law Reform Commission Act 1996                                                     52

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                 52

Ombudsman Act 1976                                                                                                53

Parliamentary Service Act 1999                                                                              53

Privacy Act 1988                                                                                                        54

Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973                                                                            54

Superannuation Act 1976                                                                                         54

Superannuation Act 1990                                                                                         54

Schedule 4—Application, saving and transitional provisions                    56

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                       56

Part 2—Secretaries                                                                                                        57

Part 3—Senior Executive Service                                                                          60

Part 4—The Australian Public Service Commissioner                                 61

Part 5—APS Values and APS Employment Principles                              67

Part 6—Code of Conduct                                                                                          68

Part 7—Whistleblower reports                                                                                72

Part 8—Review of actions                                                                                         74

Part 9—Temporary APS employees                                                                     75

Part 10—Machinery of government changes                                                   78

Part 11—Confidentiality of information                                                            79

Part 12—Immunity from suit                                                                                   80

Part 13—Legislative instruments                                                                           81

Part 14—Miscellaneous                                                                                               82

Part 15—Regulations                                                                                                   83

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Public Service Act 1999 , and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Public Service Amendment Act 2012 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedules 1, 2, 3 and 4

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.