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Omnibus Repeal Day (Spring 2015) Bill 2015

2013-2014-2015

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Omnibus Repeal Day (Spring 2015) Bill 2015

 

No.      , 2015

 

(Prime Minister)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to repeal certain Acts and provisions of Acts and to make various amendments of the statute law of the Commonwealth, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 3

Schedule 1—Agriculture and Water Resources                                                   4

Part 1—Repeals of Acts                                                                                               4

Division 1—Repeals                                                                                                     4

Rural Adjustment Act 1992                                                                                         4

Wool International Act 1993                                                                                     4

Wool International Privatisation Act 1999                                                            4

Division 2—Amendments consequential on repeal of the Rural Adjustment Act 1992     5

Natural Heritage Trust of Australia Act 1997                                                        5

Part 2—Particulars under the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code         6

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994                                       6

Part 3—Abolition of the APVMA Advisory Board                                      7

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992                  7

Part 4—Abolition of Fishing Industry Policy Council                                  9

Fisheries Administration Act 1991                                                                           9

Part 5—Other amendments                                                                                       11

Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997                                             11

Schedule 2—Attorney-General                                                                                     12

Ordinances and Regulations (Notification) Act 1978                                        12

Schedule 3—Communications and the Arts                                                         13

Part 1—Re-transmission of programs                                                                  13

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                              13

Part 2—Amendments relating to consultation requirements                    14

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                              14

Interactive Gambling Act 2001                                                                                14

Radiocommunications Act 1992                                                                              15

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                 15

Part 3—Amendments relating to publication requirements                      16

Division 1—Amendments                                                                                         16

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                              16

Division 2—Application provisions                                                                         17

Schedule 4—Education and Training                                                                      18

Part 1—Repeals of Acts                                                                                             18

Skilling Australia’s Workforce Act 2005                                                               18

Part 2—Other amendments                                                                                       19

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           19

Schedule 5—Environment                                                                                               20

Part 1—Consent requirements                                                                                 20

Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011                                      20

Part 2—Inquiries and strategic assessments                                                     22

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999                  22

Part 3—Assessment documentation                                                                     23

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999                  23

Part 4—Removal of notification and publishing requirement                 24

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999                  24

Schedule 6—Finance                                                                                                           25

Part 1—Repeals of 2012-2013 Acts                                                                     25

Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2012-2013                                                                    25

Appropriation Act (No. 2) 2012-2013                                                                    25

Appropriation Act (No. 3) 2012-2013                                                                    25

Appropriation Act (No. 4) 2012-2013                                                                    25

Appropriation (Implementation of the Report of the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers) Act (No. 1) 2012-2013           25

Appropriation (Implementation of the Report of the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers) Act (No. 2) 2012-2013           25

Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Act (No. 1) 2012-2013              26

Part 2—Repeals of 2013-2014 Acts                                                                     27

Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2013-2014                                                                    27

Appropriation Act (No. 2) 2013-2014                                                                    27

Appropriation Act (No. 3) 2013-2014                                                                    27

Appropriation Act (No. 4) 2013-2014                                                                    27

Appropriation Act (No. 5) 2013-2014                                                                    27

Appropriation Act (No. 6) 2013-2014                                                                    27

Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Act (No. 1) 2013-2014              28

Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Act (No. 2) 2013-2014              28

Schedule 7—Health                                                                                                              29

Part 1—Abolition of Medical Training Review Panel                                 29

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                       29

Part 2—Reports by Minister                                                                                     30

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                       30

Part 3—Adviser and administrator panels                                                         31

Aged Care Act 1997                                                                                                   31

Part 4—Approved provider obligations                                                              34

Aged Care Act 1997                                                                                                   34

Part 5—Other amendments                                                                                       35

Health and Other Services (Compensation) Act 1995                                         35

Health and Other Services (Compensation) Care Charges Act 1995              37

Schedule 8—Immigration and Border Protection                                            39

Part 1—Repeals of Acts                                                                                             39

Customs (Tariff Concession System Validations) Act 1999                               39

Part 2—Saving provisions                                                                                          40

Schedule 9—Industry, Innovation and Science                                                  41

Patents Amendment (Patent Cooperation Treaty) Act 1979                              41

Schedule 10—Infrastructure and Regional Development                           42

Part 1—Amendments of Acts                                                                                 42

Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975                                                           42

Air Accidents (Commonwealth Government Liability) Act 1963                      42

Australian Bureau of Statistics Act 1975                                                              43

Australian Grape and Wine Authority Act 2013                                                  43

Commonwealth Motor Vehicles (Liability) Act 1959                                          43

Copyright Act 1968                                                                                                    44

Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1983                                                             44

Disability Services Act 1986                                                                                    45

Freedom of Information Act 1982                                                                           45

Home and Community Care Act 1985                                                                    45

Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986                                            46

Public Accounts and Audit Committee Act 1951                                                 46

Public Lending Right Act 1985                                                                               46

Public Works Committee Act 1969                                                                          46

Racial Discrimination Act 1975                                                                              47

Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973                                                                            47

Seat of Government (Administration) Act 1910                                                    47

Superannuation Act 1976                                                                                         48

Superannuation (Productivity Benefit) Act 1988                                                48

Urban and Regional Development (Financial Assistance) Act 1974               48

Part 2—Amendments of Regulations                                                                  49

A.C.T. Self-Government (Consequential Provisions) Regulations                    49

Schedule 11—Prime Minister                                                                                        50

Part 1—Repeals of Acts                                                                                             50

Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation Act 1991                                                50

Part 2—Amendments consequential on repeals of Acts                            51

Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986                                                 51

Part 3—Other amendments                                                                                       52

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Amendment Act 2005     52

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995              52

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Act 2012                                         53

Schedule 12—Social Services                                                                                         55

Part 1—Use or disclosure of personal information                                       55

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                            55

Part 2—Removal of spent social security payments                                     56

Division 1—Main amendments                                                                               56

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           56

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                            67

Division 2—Other amendments                                                                               69

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936                                                                             69

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                             69

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             73

Division 3—Saving provisions                                                                                  74

Part 3—Removal of spent family assistance payments                               76

Division 1—Main amendments                                                                               76

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                                 76

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                  76

Division 2—Other amendments                                                                               78

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                             78

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           79

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                            80

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             80

Division 3—Saving provisions                                                                                  80

Schedule 13—Treasury                                                                                                     83

Part 1—Repeals of Acts and related provisions                                             83

Division 1—Repeals of Acts                                                                                     83

Papua and New Guinea Loan (International Bank) Act 1970                          83

Statistical Bureau (Tasmania) Act 1924                                                                83

Statistics (Arrangements With States) Act 1956                                                   83

Termination Payments Tax (Assessment and Collection) Act 1997                  83

Termination Payments Tax Imposition Act 1997                                                  83

Division 2—Amendments consequential on repeal of statistical legislation   84

Long Service Leave (Commonwealth Employees) Act 1976                               84

Division 3—Amendments consequential on repeal of Termination Payments Tax legislation         84

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936                                                                             84

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                             85

Retirement Savings Accounts Act 1997                                                                  85

Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993                                               86

Taxation Administration Act 1953                                                                          86

Taxation (Interest on Overpayments and Early Payments) Act 1983               86

Division 4—Savings provisions relating to repeal of Termination Payments Tax legislation             87

Part 2—Other amendments                                                                                       89

Insurance Act 1973                                                                                                    89

Schedule 14—Veterans’ Affairs                                                                                   90

Part 1—Removal of spent veterans’ affairs payments                                90

Division 1—Main amendments                                                                               90

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             90

Division 2—Other amendments                                                                               91

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                             91

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           91

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                            91

Division 3—Saving provisions                                                                                  92

Part 2—Removal of spent military rehabilitation and compensation payments   94

Division 1—Main amendments                                                                               94

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                        94

Division 2—Other amendments                                                                               94

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                             94

Division 3—Saving provisions                                                                                  95

Part 3—Other amendments                                                                                       96

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             96



A Bill for an Act to repeal certain Acts and provisions of Acts and to make various amendments of the statute law of the Commonwealth, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Omnibus Repeal Day (Spring 2015) Act 2015.

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedules 1 to 5

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 6, Part 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

4.  Schedule 6, Part 2

The later of:

(a) 1 July 2016; and

(b) the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

5.  Schedule 7, Parts 1 and 2

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

6.  Schedule 7, Part 3

The later of:

(a) 1 January 2016; and

(b) the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

7.  Schedule 7, Part 4

The 28th day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

8.  Schedule 7, Part 5

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

9.  Schedules 8 and 9

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

10.  Schedule 10

The 28th day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

11.  Schedules 11 to 14

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedules

             (1)  Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

             (2)  The amendment of any regulation under subsection (1) does not prevent the regulation, as so amended, from being amended or repealed by the Governor-General.