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High Speed Rail Planning Authority Bill 2013

2013

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

High Speed Rail Planning Authority Bill 2013

 

No.      , 2013

 

(Mr Albanese)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to establish the High Speed Rail Planning Authority, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

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

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

3............ Objects................................................................................................ 2

4............ Simplified outline................................................................................ 2

5............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 2

6............ Crown to be bound............................................................................. 3

Part 2—High Speed Rail Planning Authority                                                       4

Division 1—Establishment and functions                                                            4

7............ Establishment...................................................................................... 4

8............ Membership........................................................................................ 4

9............ Functions and powers......................................................................... 4

10.......... Authority has the privileges and immunities of the Crown................. 5

Division 2—Appointment of members                                                                 6

11.......... Appointment of members.................................................................... 6

12.......... Term of appointment........................................................................... 6

13.......... Acting appointments........................................................................... 6

Division 3—Terms and conditions of appointment                                       8

14.......... Remuneration and allowances............................................................. 8

15.......... Leave of absence................................................................................. 8

16.......... Outside employment........................................................................... 8

17.......... Disclosure of interests......................................................................... 8

18.......... Disclosure of interests to the Authority............................................... 9

19.......... Other terms and conditions................................................................. 9

20.......... Resignation......................................................................................... 9

21.......... Termination of appointment.............................................................. 10

Division 4—Staff and consultants                                                                         11

22.......... Staff.................................................................................................. 11

23.......... Consultants....................................................................................... 11

Part 3 Meetings of the High Speed Rail Planning Authority                 12

24.......... Convening meetings.......................................................................... 12

25.......... Presiding at meetings........................................................................ 12

26.......... Quorum............................................................................................. 12

27.......... Voting at meetings............................................................................ 13

28.......... Conduct of meetings......................................................................... 13

29.......... Minutes............................................................................................. 13

Part 4—Reports and information                                                                               14

30.......... Annual report.................................................................................... 14

31.......... Minister may require Authority to prepare reports or give information 14

Part 5—Miscellaneous                                                                                                        16

32.......... Rules................................................................................................. 16

 



A Bill for an Act to establish the High Speed Rail Planning Authority, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts: