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Australian Jobs Bill 2013

2010-2011-2012-2013

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Australian Jobs Bill 2013

 

No.      , 2013

 

(Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act about Australian industry participation plans for major projects, and for other purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

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

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

3............ Object.................................................................................................. 2

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

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

6............ Eligible facility.................................................................................... 9

7............ Designated project............................................................................. 11

8............ Major project..................................................................................... 12

9............ Person responsible for carrying out project....................................... 14

10.......... Key goods or services....................................................................... 15

11.......... Key goods or services for a project................................................... 17

12.......... Key goods or services for a new relevant facility’s initial operational phase            17

13.......... Trigger date....................................................................................... 17

14.......... Crown to be bound........................................................................... 19

15.......... Extension to external Territories........................................................ 19

16.......... Extension to exclusive economic zone and continental shelf............. 19

Part 2—Australian Industry Participation plans                                              20

Division 1—Australian Industry Participation plans                                 20

17.......... Project proponent must give draft AIP plan to the Authority............ 20

18.......... Approval of draft AIP plan............................................................... 21

19.......... Replacement of approved AIP plan before completion of project..... 22

20.......... Replacement of approved AIP plan after completion of project........ 23

21.......... Duration of approved AIP plan......................................................... 25

22.......... Summary of specified steps.............................................................. 25

22A....... Project proponent must notify estimated completion date for a new relevant facility                25

23.......... Register of approved AIP plans........................................................ 26

24.......... Compliance with approved AIP plan................................................ 26

25.......... Compliance report—project proponent............................................. 26

26.......... Compliance report—operator of new relevant facility....................... 27

27.......... Record-keeping—project proponent................................................. 28

28.......... Record-keeping—operator of new relevant facility........................... 29

Division 2—AIP plan rules                                                                                       30

Subdivision A—General rules                                                                                30

29.......... AIP plan rules................................................................................... 30

30.......... AIP plan must have Parts.................................................................. 30

31.......... AIP plan must be in the approved form............................................ 30

Subdivision B—Rule for Part A of the plan (Title)                                           30

32.......... Title................................................................................................... 30

Subdivision C—Rules for Part B of the plan (Project Phase)                        31

33.......... Part B of AIP plan binds project proponent...................................... 31

34.......... Key objective.................................................................................... 31

35.......... Primary obligations of project proponent.......................................... 31

36.......... Other obligations of project proponent.............................................. 32

Subdivision D—Rules for Part C of the plan (Initial Facility Operational Phase)         34

37.......... Part C of the plan binds operator of new relevant facility.................. 34

38.......... Key objective.................................................................................... 34

39.......... Primary obligations of operator of new relevant facility.................... 34

40.......... Other obligations of operator of new relevant facility....................... 35

Part 3—Notification obligations                                                                                   38

Division 1—Major projects                                                                                      38

41.......... Authority to be notified of preliminary trigger day for major project 38

43.......... Person must notify Authority if the person becomes a project proponent for a major project  39

44.......... Person must notify Authority if the person ceases to be a project proponent for a major project             39

45.......... Project proponent must notify Authority if major project is abandoned or cancelled                40

46.......... Project proponent must notify Authority of certain events................ 40

Division 2—New relevant facilities                                                                      41

47.......... Person must notify Authority if the person becomes an operator of new relevant facility        41

48.......... Person must notify Authority if the person ceases to be an operator of new relevant facility   41

49.......... Operator of new relevant facility must notify Authority of certain events                42

Part 4—Information-gathering powers                                                                   43

Division 1—General powers                                                                                    43

50.......... Authority may obtain information or documents............................... 43

51.......... Copying documents—compensation................................................. 43

52.......... Copies of documents......................................................................... 44

53.......... Authority may retain documents....................................................... 44

54.......... Self-incrimination.............................................................................. 44

Division 2—Powers to obtain information from project proponent 45

55.......... Authority may obtain information from project proponent................ 45

Division 3—Powers to obtain information from operator of facility 46

56.......... Authority may obtain information from operator of new relevant facility 46

Part 5—Consequences of non-compliance                                                            48

Division 1—Administrative consequences of non-compliance              48

57.......... Administrative consequences of non-compliance.............................. 48

Division 2—Injunctions                                                                                              51

58.......... Injunctions........................................................................................ 51

59.......... Interim injunctions............................................................................ 51

60.......... Discharge etc. of injunctions............................................................. 52

61.......... Certain limits on granting injunctions not to apply............................ 52

62.......... Other powers of the court unaffected................................................ 52

Part 6—Multiple project proponents and multiple facility operators   53

Division 1—Multiple project proponents                                                          53

63.......... References to project proponents...................................................... 53

64.......... Obligations of multiple project proponents....................................... 53

Division 2—Multiple facility operators                                                              55

65.......... References to operators of new relevant facilities.............................. 55

66.......... Obligations of multiple operators of new relevant facility................. 55

Part 7—Australian Industry Participation Authority                                    57

Division 1—Office and functions of the Australian Industry Participation Authority   57

67.......... Establishment of the Australian Industry Participation Authority..... 57

68.......... Functions of the Authority................................................................ 57

Division 2—Appointment of the Authority                                                      59

69.......... Appointment of the Authority........................................................... 59

70.......... Period of appointment for the Authority........................................... 59

71.......... Acting appointments......................................................................... 59

Division 3—Terms and conditions for the Authority                                 61

72.......... Remuneration and allowances........................................................... 61

73.......... Leave of absence............................................................................... 61

74.......... Outside employment......................................................................... 61

75.......... Disclosure of interests to the Minister............................................... 61

76.......... Resignation....................................................................................... 61

77.......... Termination of appointment.............................................................. 62

78.......... Other terms and conditions............................................................... 62

Division 4—Delegation                                                                                               63

79.......... Delegation by Authority.................................................................... 63

Division 5—Staff and consultants                                                                         64

80.......... Staff assisting the Authority.............................................................. 64

81.......... Other persons assisting the Authority............................................... 64

82.......... Consultants....................................................................................... 64

Division 6—Reports                                                                                                     65

83.......... Annual report.................................................................................... 65

Division 7—Directions by Minister                                                                      66

84.......... Minister may give directions to the Authority................................... 66

Part 8—Australian Industry Participation Advisory Board                      67

Division 1—Australian Industry Participation Advisory Board          67

85.......... Establishment of Australian Industry Participation Advisory Board. 67

86.......... Functions of AIP advisory board...................................................... 67

Division 2—Appointment etc. of AIP advisory board members         68

87.......... Membership of AIP advisory board................................................. 68

88.......... Appointment of advisory board members etc.................................... 68

89.......... Vacancy in the membership of AIP advisory board.......................... 68

Division 3—Terms and conditions for advisory board members       69

90.......... Remuneration and allowances........................................................... 69

91.......... Leave of absence............................................................................... 69

92.......... Disclosure of interests to the Minister............................................... 69

93.......... Disclosure of interests to AIP advisory board.................................. 69

94.......... Resignation....................................................................................... 70

95.......... Termination of appointment.............................................................. 70

Division 4—AIP advisory board procedures etc.                                         71

96.......... Procedures of AIP advisory board.................................................... 71

97.......... Presiding at meetings........................................................................ 71

98.......... Quorum............................................................................................. 71

99.......... Voting at meetings............................................................................ 72

100........ Conduct of meetings......................................................................... 72

101........ Minutes............................................................................................. 72

Part 9—Secrecy                                                                                                                      73

102........ Secrecy.............................................................................................. 73

103........ Disclosure or use for the purposes of this Act etc............................. 73

104........ Disclosure to Minister....................................................................... 74

105........ Disclosure to Secretary etc................................................................ 74

106........ Disclosure to a Royal Commission................................................... 74

107........ Disclosure to certain agencies, bodies and persons........................... 74

108........ Disclosure with consent.................................................................... 76

109........ Disclosure of publicly available information..................................... 77

110........ Disclosure of summaries or statistics................................................ 77

111........ Disclosure for purposes of law enforcement..................................... 77

Part 10—Review of decisions                                                                                         80

112........ Review by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal............................... 80

Part 11—Miscellaneous                                                                                                     81

117........ Operation of new relevant facility—constitutional basis................... 81

118........ Concurrent operation of State and Territory laws.............................. 81

119........ Constitutional limitations................................................................... 82

120........ No interference with powers and functions of another jurisdiction... 82

121........ Compensation for acquisition of property......................................... 83

122........ Validity of transactions in contravention of Act................................ 83

123........ Consideration not in cash.................................................................. 83

124........ Translation of amounts into Australian currency............................... 83

125........ Law relating to legal professional privilege not affected.................... 84

126........ Liability for damages......................................................................... 84

127........ Review of operation of Act............................................................... 84

128........ Legislative rules................................................................................ 85

 



A Bill for an Act about Australian industry participation plans for major projects, and for other purposes

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