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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

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency Bill 2013

 

No.      , 2013

 

(Education, Employment and Workplace Relations)

 

 

 

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................................................................................... 2

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

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

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

Part 2—Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency                                              4

6............ Establishment...................................................................................... 4

7............ Constitution of the Agency................................................................. 4

8............ Functions of the Agency..................................................................... 4

9 ............ A gency to have the privileges and immunities of the Crown.............. 6

Part 3—Chief Executive Officer                                                                                    7

Division 1—Functions of the CEO etc.                                                                 7

10.......... Chief Executive Officer....................................................................... 7

11.......... Functions of the CEO......................................................................... 7

12.......... Working with the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council............... 7

13.......... Keeping the Minister informed etc...................................................... 7

14.......... Minister may give directions to the CEO............................................ 8

Division 2—Appointment of the CEO                                                                  9

15.......... Appointment....................................................................................... 9

16.......... Acting appointment............................................................................. 9

Division 3—Terms and conditions of appointment                                     10

17.......... Remuneration and allowances........................................................... 10

18.......... Leave of absence............................................................................... 10

19.......... Outside work.................................................................................... 10

20.......... Disclosure of interests....................................................................... 10

21.......... Other terms and conditions............................................................... 11

22.......... Resignation....................................................................................... 11

23.......... Termination of appointment.............................................................. 11

Division 4—Committees                                                                                            12

24.......... Committees....................................................................................... 12

Part 4—Staff etc.                                                                                                                   13

25.......... Staff.................................................................................................. 13

26.......... Consultants....................................................................................... 13

27.......... Persons assisting the Agency............................................................ 13

Part 5—Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council                                           14

Division 1—Functions of the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council etc.        14

28.......... Establishment.................................................................................... 14

29.......... Functions of the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council............... 14

30.......... Minister may give directions to the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council         14

Division 2—Membership of the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council          16

31.......... Membership...................................................................................... 16

32.......... Appointment of Council members.................................................... 16

33.......... Term of appointment......................................................................... 17

34.......... Acting appointment........................................................................... 17

Division 3—Terms and conditions of appointment                                     19

35.......... Remuneration and allowances........................................................... 19

36.......... Leave of absence............................................................................... 19

37.......... Disclosure of interests to the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council 20

38.......... Other terms and conditions............................................................... 20

39.......... Resignation....................................................................................... 20

40.......... Termination of appointment.............................................................. 20

Division 4—Meetings of the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council 22

41.......... Meetings of the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council................ 22

Part 6—Planning and reporting                                                                                  23

Division 1—Annual operational plan                                                                  23

42.......... Annual operational plan.................................................................... 23

43.......... Approval of annual operational plan................................................. 23

44.......... Variation of annual operational plan.................................................. 24

Division 2—Annual report                                                                                        25

45.......... Annual report.................................................................................... 25

Part 7—Miscellaneous                                                                                                        26

46.......... Delegation......................................................................................... 26

47.......... Review of the Agency’s role and functions...................................... 26

48.......... Rules................................................................................................. 26

 



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

The Parliament of Australia enacts: