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

Schedule 8 Contingent amendments

   

Australian Border Force Act 2015

1  Paragraph 46(g)

Omit “or the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 ”, substitute “, the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 or the Biosecurity Act 2015 ”.

Biosecurity Act 2015

2  Section 9 (definition of international mail centre )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

                   international mail centre means a place approved by the Comptroller-General of Customs (within the meaning of the Customs Act 1901 ) in an instrument under subsection 183UA(2) of that Act.

3  Paragraph 98(1)(d)

Repeal the paragraph.

Customs Act 1901

4  Paragraph 205EA(2)(b)

Omit “CEO”, substitute “Comptroller-General of Customs”.

5  Paragraph 206(2A)(b)

Omit “the CEO or a Regional Director for a State or Territory”, substitute “the Comptroller-General of Customs”.

6  Subsection 206(2A)

Omit “the CEO or Regional Director concerned”, substitute “the Comptroller-General of Customs”.

7  Transitional provisions—prohibited psychoactive substances and prohibited serious drug alternatives

(1)       A notice given by the Chief Executive Officer of Customs under paragraph 205EA(2)(b) of the Customs Act 1901 before the commencement of this item is taken on and after that commencement to have been a notice given by the Comptroller-General of Customs under that paragraph as amended by this Schedule.

(2)       Goods dealt with in accordance with subsection 206(2A) of the Customs Act 1901 before the commencement of this item are taken on and after that commencement to have been dealt with in accordance with that subsection as amended by this Schedule.

Migration Act 1958

8  Subsection 245LB(2)

Omit “, or under subsection 64ACA(11) or 64ACB(8) of the Customs Act 1901 ,”.

9  Subsection 245LB(3)

Repeal the subsection.

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979

10  Paragraph 110A(1)(e)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (e)  subject to subsection (1A), the Immigration and Border Protection Department;

11  After subsection 110A(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  Paragraph (1)(e) applies to the Immigration and Border Protection Department only in connection with the investigation by that Department of a contravention of:

                     (a)  the Customs Act 1901 ; or

                     (b)  the Crimes Act 1914 ; or

                     (c)  the Criminal Code ; or

                     (d)  the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 ; or

                     (e)  Part 6 of the Australian Border Force Act 2015 ; or

                      (f)  an Act prescribed in a legislative instrument made by the Minister for the purposes of this paragraph; or

                     (g)  a provision of an Act, being a provision prescribed in a legislative instrument made by the Minister for the purposes of this paragraph.

Note:          See also section 110B.

12  After section 110A

Insert:

110B   Declarations in relation to the Immigration and Border Protection Department

Provisions of Chapter 3 or 4 that do not apply to the Immigration and Border Protection Department

             (1)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, declare that:

                     (a)  a specified provision in Chapter 3 or 4, referring to a criminal law-enforcement agency, does not apply in relation to the Immigration and Border Protection Department; or

                     (b)  a specified provision in Chapter 4, referring to an enforcement agency, does not apply in relation to the Immigration and Border Protection Department.

Provisions of Chapter 3 or 4 that have a limited application to the Immigration and Border Protection Department

             (2)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, declare that:

                     (a)  a specified provision in Chapter 3 or 4, referring to a criminal law-enforcement agency, applies in relation to the Immigration and Border Protection Department only to the extent specified in the declaration; or

                     (b)  a specified provision in Chapter 4, referring to an enforcement agency, applies in relation to the Immigration and Border Protection Department only to the extent specified in the declaration.

13  At the end of subsection 176A(1)

Add:

Note:          See also section 110B (about declarations in relation to the Immigration and Border Protection Department).