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Petroleum and Other Fuels Reporting Bill 2017

2016-2017

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

Petroleum and Other Fuels Reporting Bill 2017

 

No.      , 2017

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to provide for the reporting and dissemination of information relating to petroleum, other fuels and fuel-related products, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

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

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

3............ Objects of this Act.............................................................................. 2

4............ Simplified outline of this Act.............................................................. 3

5............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 3

6............ Meaning of commercial-in-confidence................................................ 8

7............ Act binds the Crown........................................................................... 8

8............ Offshore areas..................................................................................... 8

9............ Concurrent operation of State and Territory laws................................ 9

Part 2—Reports of fuel information                                                                         10

10.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 10

11.......... Reports of fuel information to be given to the Secretary................... 10

12.......... Extended application of section 11.................................................... 12

13.......... Exceptions to duty to report.............................................................. 13

Part 3—Collection and publication of fuel information                                15

14.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 15

15.......... Collection of fuel information........................................................... 15

16.......... Publication of fuel information.......................................................... 15

17.......... Severability—publication of fuel information................................... 16

18.......... Other powers or functions not affected............................................. 17

Part 4—Secrecy and disclosure                                                                                    18

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                           18

19.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 18

Division 2—Secrecy                                                                                                      19

20.......... Secrecy.............................................................................................. 19

21.......... Exercising powers, or performing functions or duties, as an entrusted person         20

22.......... Recording and use of protected information in relation to the publication of fuel information  20

23.......... Disclosure to the Minister................................................................. 20

24.......... Disclosure to certain agencies, bodies or persons............................. 21

25.......... Disclosure with consent.................................................................... 22

26.......... Disclosure of publicly available information..................................... 22

27.......... Disclosure to the person to whom the protected information relates. 23

28.......... Disclosure to the person from whom the protected information was obtained         23

29.......... Disclosure to a court, tribunal etc...................................................... 23

30.......... Disclosure for purposes of law enforcement..................................... 23

Division 3—Disclosure                                                                                                26

31.......... Disclosure of information to the Secretary........................................ 26

Part 5—Compliance and enforcement                                                                     27

32.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 27

33.......... Monitoring powers........................................................................... 27

34.......... Appointment of authorised persons.................................................. 28

35.......... Civil penalty provisions.................................................................... 29

36.......... Infringement notices.......................................................................... 29

Part 6—Miscellaneous                                                                                                        31

37.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 31

38.......... Treatment of trusts............................................................................ 31

39.......... Delegations....................................................................................... 32

40.......... Review of operation of this Act........................................................ 32

41.......... Rules................................................................................................. 33

 



A Bill for an Act to provide for the reporting and dissemination of information relating to petroleum, other fuels and fuel-related products, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts: