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Customs and Other Legislation Amendment (Australian Border Force) Bill 2015

Schedule 4 Amendments of Work Health and Safety Act

   

Work Health and Safety Act 2011

1  Section 4

Insert:

Australian Border Force has the same meaning as in the Australian Border Force Act 2015 .

Australian Border Force Commissioner has the same meaning as in the Australian Border Force Act 2015 .

Australian Border Force worker means the following persons:

                     (a)  a person who is covered by paragraph (a) of the definition of Immigration and Border Protection worker in subsection 4(1) of the Australian Border Force Act 2015 and who is in the Australian Border Force or whose services are made available to the Australian Border Force;

                     (b)  a person who is covered by paragraph (b), (c), (d), (e) or (f) of that definition and whose services are made available to, or who is performing services for, the Australian Border Force.

Immigration and Border Protection Secretary means the Secretary of the Department administered by the Minister administering the Australian Border Force Act 2015 .

2  After subsection 12C(2A)

Insert:

          (2B)  Without limiting the generality of subsection (1), the Australian Border Force Commissioner may, by instrument in writing, declare that specified provisions of this Act do not apply, or apply subject to modifications set out in the declaration, in relation to an Australian Border Force worker.

          (2C)  The Australian Border Force Commissioner must consult the Immigration and Border Protection Secretary and the Director-General of Security before making an instrument under subsection (2B).

3  Subsection 12C(3)

Omit “subsection (2) or (2A)”, substitute “subsection (2), (2A) or (2B)”.

4  At the end of section 12C

Add:

             (6)  In controlling the operations of the Australian Border Force and in the exercise of the power under subsection (2B), the Australian Border Force Commissioner must take into account the need to promote the objects of this Act to the greatest extent consistent with the maintenance of Australia’s national security.

5  After subsection 12D(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  Without limiting the generality of subsection (1), the Australian Border Force Commissioner may, by instrument in writing, declare that specified provisions of this Act do not apply, or apply subject to such modifications as are set out in the declaration, in relation to:

                     (a)  a specified operation of the Australian Border Force; or

                     (b)  a specified Australian Border Force worker; or

                     (c)  Australian Border Force workers included in a specified class of such workers.

          (2B)  The Australian Border Force Commissioner must consult the Immigration and Border Protection Secretary and the Chief of the Defence Force before making an instrument under subsection (2A).

6  Subsection 12D(3)

After “subsection (2)”, insert “or (2A)”.

7  At the end of section 12D

Add:

             (5)  In the exercise of the power under subsection (2A), the Australian Border Force Commissioner must take into account the need to promote the objects of this Act to the greatest extent consistent with the maintenance of Australia’s defence.

8  Paragraph 273B(1)(b)

After “section 12D(2)”, insert “or (2A)”.

9  Paragraph 273B(2)(a)

Omit “section 12C(2) or (2A)”, substitute “section 12C(2), (2A) or (2B)”.