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Schedule 2—Protection of technical information

Schedule 2 Protection of technical information

   

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006

1  Section 711

Insert:

recipient Minister means:

                     (a)  a Minister; or

                     (b)  a Minister of a State; or

                     (c)  a Minister of the Northern Territory;

to whom documentary information or a petroleum mining sample has been made available under section 714.

2  Section 714 (note 1)

Omit “Minister”, substitute “recipient Minister”.

3  Section 714 (note 2)

Omit “Minister”, substitute “recipient Minister”.

4  Subdivision B of Division 2 of Part 7.3 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Subdivision B Information and samples obtained by a recipient Minister

5  Section 715 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

715   Protection of confidentiality of information obtained by a recipient Minister

6  Subsection 715(1)

Omit “Minister” (first occurring), substitute “recipient Minister”.

7  Subsection 715(1)

Omit “responsible Commonwealth Minister”, substitute “recipient Minister”.

8  Subsection 715(2)

Omit “responsible Commonwealth Minister” (wherever occurring), substitute “recipient Minister”.

9  At the end of section 715

Add:

             (3)  If the recipient Minister makes the information available to a person (the second recipient Minister ) who is a Minister, a Minister of a State or a Minister of the Northern Territory, the second recipient Minister must not:

                     (a)  make the information publicly known; or

                     (b)  make the information available to a person;

unless the second recipient Minister does so:

                     (c)  in accordance with regulations made for the purposes of this paragraph; or

                     (d)  for the purposes of the administration of this Act or the regulations.

10  Section 716 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

716   Protection of confidentiality of petroleum mining samples obtained by a recipient Minister

11  Subsection 716(1)

Omit “Minister”, substitute “recipient Minister”.

12  Subsection 716(1)

Omit “responsible Commonwealth Minister”, substitute “recipient Minister”.

13  Subsection 716(2)

Omit “responsible Commonwealth Minister” (wherever occurring), substitute “recipient Minister”.

14  At the end of section 716

Add:

             (3)  If the recipient Minister permits a person (the second recipient Minister ) who is a Minister, a Minister of a State or a Minister of the Northern Territory to inspect the sample, the second recipient Minister must not:

                     (a)  make publicly known any details of the sample; or

                     (b)  permit a person to inspect the sample;

unless the second recipient Minister does so:

                     (c)  in accordance with regulations made for the purposes of this paragraph; or

                     (d)  for the purposes of the administration of this Act or the regulations.

15  After paragraph 717(1)(c)

Insert:

                    (ca)  paragraph 715(3)(c);

16  At the end of subsection 717(1)

Add:

                   ; (e)  paragraph 716(3)(c).

17  Section 736

Insert:

recipient Minister means:

                     (a)  a Minister; or

                     (b)  a Minister of a State; or

                     (c)  a Minister of the Northern Territory;

to whom documentary information or an eligible sample has been made available under section 740.

18  At the end of section 740

Add:

Note 1:       For protection of the confidentiality of information obtained by a recipient Minister under this section, see section 740A.

Note 2:       For protection of the confidentiality of a sample obtained by a recipient Minister under this section, see section 740B.

19  After Subdivision A of Division 2 of Part 8.3

Insert:

Subdivision AA Information and samples obtained by a recipient Minister

740A  Protection of confidentiality of information obtained by a recipient Minister

             (1)  This section restricts what a recipient Minister may do with documentary information made available to the recipient Minister under section 740.

             (2)  The recipient Minister must not:

                     (a)  make the information publicly known; or

                     (b)  make the information available to a person (other than a Minister, a Minister of a State or a Minister of the Northern Territory);

unless the recipient Minister does so:

                     (c)  in accordance with regulations made for the purposes of this paragraph; or

                     (d)  for the purposes of the administration of this Act or the regulations.

             (3)  If the recipient Minister makes the information available to a person (the second recipient Minister ) who is a Minister, a Minister of a State or a Minister of the Northern Territory, the second recipient Minister must not:

                     (a)  make the information publicly known; or

                     (b)  make the information available to a person;

unless the second recipient Minister does so:

                     (c)  in accordance with regulations made for the purposes of this paragraph; or

                     (d)  for the purposes of the administration of this Act or the regulations.

740B   Protection of confidentiality of eligible samples obtained by a recipient Minister

             (1)  This section restricts what a recipient Minister may do with an eligible sample made available to the recipient Minister under section 740.

             (2)  The recipient Minister must not:

                     (a)  make publicly known any details of the sample; or

                     (b)  permit a person (other than a Minister, a Minister of a State or a Minister of the Northern Territory) to inspect the sample;

unless the recipient Minister does so:

                     (c)  in accordance with regulations made for the purposes of this paragraph; or

                     (d)  for the purposes of the administration of this Act or the regulations.

             (3)  If the recipient Minister permits a person (the second recipient Minister ) who is a Minister, a Minister of a State or a Minister of the Northern Territory to inspect the sample, the second recipient Minister must not:

                     (a)  make publicly known any details of the sample; or

                     (b)  permit a person to inspect the sample;

unless the second recipient Minister does so:

                     (c)  in accordance with regulations made for the purposes of this paragraph; or

                     (d)  for the purposes of the administration of this Act or the regulations.

20  At the end of subsection 741(1)

Add:

                   ; (c)  paragraph 740A(2)(c);

                     (d)  paragraph 740A(3)(c);

                     (e)  paragraph 740B(2)(c);

                      (f)  paragraph 740B(3)(c).

21  Section 745 (paragraph (a) of the definition of reviewable Ministerial decision )

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  regulations made for the purposes of:

                              (i)  paragraph 715(2)(c); or

                             (ii)  paragraph 715(3)(c); or

                            (iii)  paragraph 716(2)(c); or

                            (iv)  paragraph 716(3)(c); or

                             (v)  paragraph 738(2)(c); or

                            (vi)  paragraph 739(2)(c); or

                           (vii)  paragraph 740A(2)(c); or

                          (viii)  paragraph 740A(3)(c); or

                            (ix)  paragraph 740B(2)(c); or

                             (x)  paragraph 740B(3)(c); or

22  Section 745 (notes 1 and 2 to the definition of reviewable Ministerial decision )

Repeal the notes.

23  Section 745 (definition of reviewable Titles Administrator decision )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

reviewable Titles Administrator decision means a decision of the Titles Administrator under regulations made for the purposes of paragraph 712(2)(c) or 713(2)(c), where the decision is of a kind referred to in paragraph 718(2)(b).