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Voice for Animals (Independent Office of Animal Welfare) Bill 2013

2010-2011-2012-2013

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Voice for Animals (Independent Office of Animal Welfare) Bill 2013

 

No.      , 2013

 

(Mr Bandt)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to establish a Commonwealth statutory authority with responsibility for protecting animal welfare in Commonwealth regulated activities, 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

Part 2—Office of Animal Welfare                                                                                4

5............ Establishment...................................................................................... 4

6............ Constitution......................................................................................... 4

7............ Function.............................................................................................. 4

8............ Office has the privileges and immunities of the Crown....................... 4

Part 3—Chief Executive Officer, staff and consultants                                  5

Division 1—Functions of the CEO                                                                          5

9............ Functions of the CEO......................................................................... 5

10.......... Minister may give directions to the CEO............................................ 7

Division 2—Appointment of the CEO                                                                  8

11.......... Appointment....................................................................................... 8

12.......... Term of appointment........................................................................... 8

13.......... Acting CEO........................................................................................ 8

Division 3—Terms and conditions of the CEO’s appointment               9

14.......... Remuneration and allowances............................................................. 9

15.......... Leave of absence................................................................................. 9

16.......... Outside employment........................................................................... 9

17.......... Disclosure of interests......................................................................... 9

18.......... Other terms and conditions............................................................... 10

19.......... Resignation....................................................................................... 10

20.......... Termination of appointment.............................................................. 10

Division 4—Staff and consultants                                                                         11

21.......... Staff.................................................................................................. 11

22.......... Persons assisting the CEO................................................................ 11

23.......... Consultants....................................................................................... 12

Part 4—Office of Animal Welfare Advisory Committee                              13

24.......... Establishment of the Office of Animal Welfare Advisory Committee 13

25.......... Functions of the Committee.............................................................. 13

26.......... Membership of the Committee.......................................................... 13

27.......... Procedures of the Committee............................................................ 14

28.......... Disclosure of interests....................................................................... 14

Part 5—Miscellaneous                                                                                                        15

29.......... Annual report.................................................................................... 15

30.......... Other reports..................................................................................... 15

31.......... Delegation by the CEO..................................................................... 16

 



A Bill for an Act to establish a Commonwealth statutory authority with responsibility for protecting animal welfare in Commonwealth regulated activities, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts: