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High Speed Rail Planning Authority Bill 2017

2016-2017

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

High Speed Rail Planning Authority Bill 2017

 

No.      , 2017

 

(Senator Farrell)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to establish the High Speed Rail Planning Authority, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

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

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

3............ Objects................................................................................................ 2

4............ Simplified outline................................................................................ 2

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

6............ Crown to be bound............................................................................. 3

Part 2—High Speed Rail Planning Authority                                                       4

Division 1—Establishment and functions                                                            4

7............ Establishment...................................................................................... 4

8............ Membership........................................................................................ 4

9............ Functions and powers......................................................................... 4

10.......... Authority has the privileges and immunities of the Crown................. 4

Division 2—Appointment of members                                                                  5

11.......... Appointment of members.................................................................... 5

12.......... Term of appointment........................................................................... 5

13.......... Acting appointments........................................................................... 5

Division 3—Terms and conditions of appointment                                        7

14.......... Remuneration and allowances............................................................. 7

15.......... Leave of absence................................................................................. 7

16.......... Outside employment........................................................................... 7

17.......... Disclosure of interests......................................................................... 7

18.......... Disclosure of interests to the Authority............................................... 8

19.......... Other terms and conditions................................................................. 8

20.......... Resignation......................................................................................... 8

21.......... Termination of appointment................................................................ 9

Division 4—Staff and consultants                                                                         10

22.......... Staff.................................................................................................. 10

23.......... Consultants....................................................................................... 10

Part 3 Meetings of the High Speed Rail Planning Authority                 11

24.......... Convening meetings.......................................................................... 11

25.......... Presiding at meetings........................................................................ 11

26.......... Quorum............................................................................................. 11

27.......... Voting at meetings............................................................................ 12

28.......... Conduct of meetings......................................................................... 12

29.......... Minutes............................................................................................. 12

Part 4—Reports and information                                                                               13

30.......... Minister may require Authority to prepare reports or give information 13

Part 5—Miscellaneous                                                                                                        14

31.......... Rules................................................................................................. 14

 



A Bill for an Act to establish the High Speed Rail Planning Authority, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts: