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Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency Bill 2013

2010-2011-2012-2013

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency Bill 2013

 

No.      , 2013

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to establish the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

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

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

2A......... Object of this Act................................................................................ 2

3............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 2

4............ Crown to be bound............................................................................. 3

5............ Extension to external Territories.......................................................... 3

Part 1A—National Strategic Plan                                                                                 4

5A......... National Strategic Plan........................................................................ 4

Part 2—Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency                                              5

6............ Establishment...................................................................................... 5

7............ Constitution of the Agency................................................................. 5

8............ Functions of the Agency..................................................................... 5

9 ............ A gency to have the privileges and immunities of the Crown.............. 7

Part 3—Chief Executive Officer                                                                                    8

Division 1—Functions of the CEO etc.                                                                 8

10.......... Chief Executive Officer....................................................................... 8

11.......... Functions of the CEO......................................................................... 8

12.......... Working with the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council............... 8

13.......... Keeping the Minister informed etc...................................................... 9

14.......... Minister may give directions to the CEO............................................ 9

Division 2—Appointment of the CEO                                                                10

15.......... Appointment..................................................................................... 10

16.......... Acting appointment........................................................................... 10

Division 3—Terms and conditions of appointment                                     11

17.......... Remuneration and allowances........................................................... 11

18.......... Leave of absence............................................................................... 11

19.......... Outside work.................................................................................... 11

20.......... Disclosure of interests....................................................................... 11

21.......... Other terms and conditions............................................................... 12

22.......... Resignation....................................................................................... 12

23.......... Termination of appointment.............................................................. 12

23A....... Delegation......................................................................................... 13

Division 4—Committees                                                                                            14

24.......... Committees....................................................................................... 14

Part 4—Staff etc.                                                                                                                   15

25.......... Staff.................................................................................................. 15

26.......... Consultants....................................................................................... 15

27.......... Persons assisting the Agency............................................................ 15

Part 5—Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council                                           16

Division 1—Functions of the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council etc.        16

28.......... Establishment.................................................................................... 16

29.......... Functions of the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council............... 16

30.......... Minister may give directions to the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council         17

30A....... Committees....................................................................................... 17

Division 2—Membership of the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council          18

31.......... Membership...................................................................................... 18

32.......... Appointment of Council members.................................................... 18

33.......... Term of appointment......................................................................... 20

34.......... Acting appointment........................................................................... 20

Division 3—Terms and conditions of appointment                                     22

35.......... Remuneration and allowances........................................................... 22

36.......... Leave of absence............................................................................... 22

37.......... Disclosure of interests to the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council 23

38.......... Other terms and conditions............................................................... 23

39.......... Resignation....................................................................................... 23

40.......... Termination of appointment.............................................................. 24

Division 4—Procedures of the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council             25

41.......... Meetings of the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council................ 25

41A....... Quorum............................................................................................. 25

41B....... Voting at meetings............................................................................ 25

41C....... Minutes............................................................................................. 26

41D....... Conduct of meetings......................................................................... 26

41E........ Decisions without meetings.............................................................. 26

Part 6—Planning and reporting                                                                                  28

Division 1—Annual operational plan                                                                  28

42.......... Annual operational plan.................................................................... 28

43.......... Approval of annual operational plan................................................. 28

44.......... Variation of annual operational plan.................................................. 29

Division 2—Annual report                                                                                        30

45.......... Annual report.................................................................................... 30

Part 7—Miscellaneous                                                                                                        31

46.......... Delegation......................................................................................... 31

47.......... Review of the Agency’s role and functions...................................... 31

48.......... Rules................................................................................................. 31

 



A Bill for an Act to establish the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts: