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Australian Border Force Bill 2015

2013-2014-2015

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

Australian Border Force Bill 2015

 

No.      , 2015

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act relating to the Australian Border Force, the Australian Border Force Commissioner and persons performing work for the Department, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

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

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

3............ Simplified outline of this Act.............................................................. 2

4............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 3

5............ Consultants and contractors etc........................................................... 7

6............ Act binds the Crown........................................................................... 7

7............ Extraterritorial application................................................................... 7

Part 2—Australian Border Force Commissioner                                                8

Division 1—Simplified outline of this Part                                                         8

8............ Simplified outline of this Part.............................................................. 8

Division 2—Office and role of the Australian Border Force Commissioner      9

9............ Establishment...................................................................................... 9

10.......... Powers of Australian Border Force Commissioner............................ 9

Division 3—Appointment of the Australian Border Force Commissioner           10

11.......... Appointment..................................................................................... 10

12.......... Term of appointment......................................................................... 10

13.......... Oath or affirmation by Australian Border Force Commissioner....... 10

14.......... Acting Australian Border Force Commissioner................................ 11

15.......... Application of finance law................................................................ 11

Division 4—Terms and conditions for the Australian Border Force Commissioner      12

16.......... Remuneration and allowances........................................................... 12

17.......... Leave of absence............................................................................... 12

18.......... Outside work.................................................................................... 12

19.......... Disclosure of interests....................................................................... 12

20.......... Resignation of appointment............................................................... 13

21.......... Suspension or termination of appointment........................................ 13

22.......... Other terms and conditions............................................................... 14

Division 5—Ministerial directions                                                                        15

23.......... Minister may give directions to Australian Border Force Commissioner 15

Division 6—Oaths or affirmations by Immigration and Border Protection workers   16

24.......... Oaths or affirmations by Immigration and Border Protection workers 16

Division 7—Delegation and directions                                                               17

25.......... Delegation......................................................................................... 17

26.......... Directions—administration and control of the operations of the Australian Border Force       18

27.......... Directions—performance of functions or exercise of powers under laws of the Commonwealth            20

Part 3—Resignation from the Department                                                           22

28.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 22

29.......... Resignation—general........................................................................ 22

30.......... Resignation in anticipation of termination of employment................. 22

Part 4—Termination of employment in the Department for serious misconduct               25

31.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 25

32.......... Termination of employment for serious misconduct......................... 25

Part 5—Alcohol and drug tests                                                                                     28

33.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 28

34.......... Alcohol screening test—suspicion that Immigration and Border Protection worker under the influence of alcohol 28

35.......... Alcohol screening, breath or blood test or prohibited drug test—general 29

36.......... Alcohol screening, breath or blood test or prohibited drug test—certain incidents   30

37.......... Performing duties on board a vessel................................................. 32

38.......... Conduct of tests and provision of samples to be in accordance with the rules          32

39.......... Rules for purposes of this Part.......................................................... 33

40.......... Admissibility of test results etc. in legal proceedings........................ 34

Part 6—Secrecy and disclosure provisions                                                            35

41.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 35

42.......... Secrecy.............................................................................................. 35

43.......... Records or disclosure for the purposes of this Act or the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006       36

44.......... Disclosure to certain bodies and persons.......................................... 36

45.......... Disclosure in accordance with agreements........................................ 38

46.......... Permitted purposes............................................................................ 40

47.......... Disclosure with consent.................................................................... 41

48.......... Disclosure to reduce threat to life or health....................................... 42

49.......... Disclosure of publicly available information..................................... 42

50.......... Exceptions operate independently..................................................... 42

51.......... Interaction with Privacy Act.............................................................. 42

Part 7—Other matters                                                                                                        43

52.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 43

53.......... Delegation by Secretary.................................................................... 43

54.......... Delegation by Comptroller-General of Customs............................... 44

55.......... Directions by Secretary—administration and control of the Department  45

56.......... Directions by Secretary—performance of functions or exercise of powers under laws of the Commonwealth       48

57.......... Termination of engagement of consultant or contractor..................... 49

58.......... Rules................................................................................................. 50

 



A Bill for an Act relating to the Australian Border Force, the Australian Border Force Commissioner and persons performing work for the Department, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts: