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Export Control Bill 2017

2016-2017

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Export Control Bill 2017

 

No.      , 2017

 

(Agriculture and Water Resources)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to provide for the control of the export of certain goods, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Chapter 1—Preliminary                                                                                          1

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............ Act binds the Crown........................................................................... 5

6............ Application of this Act in Australia..................................................... 6

7............ Limited application of this Act outside Australia................................. 7

8............ Extension of this Act to external Territories........................................ 7

9............ Application of this Act in external Territories..................................... 8

10.......... Rights of foreign aircraft and vessels under Convention on the Law of the Sea not affected   9

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

Part 2—Interpretation                                                                                                       11

Division 1—Definitions                                                                                               11

12.......... Definitions........................................................................................ 11

13.......... Meaning of associate ........................................................................ 23

14.......... Meaning of Australian territory ........................................................ 25

15.......... Meaning of entered for export .......................................................... 25

16.......... Meaning of export operations ........................................................... 26

17.......... Meaning of installation ..................................................................... 26

18.......... Meaning of integrity .......................................................................... 27

19.......... Meaning of occupier ......................................................................... 27

Division 2—Other interpretation provisions                                                  28

20.......... When goods are exported.................................................................. 28

21.......... Persons who manage or control export operations............................ 28

Chapter 2—Exporting goods                                                                           30

Part 1—Goods                                                                                                                         30

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                           30

22.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 30

Division 2—Prohibited goods                                                                                  32

Subdivision A—Permanently prohibited goods                                                32

23.......... Goods that are prohibited from export absolutely............................. 32

Subdivision B—Temporarily prohibited goods                                                32

24.......... Minister may temporarily prohibit export of goods from Australian territory, or from a part of Australian territory, for a period................................................................................................ 32

25.......... Variation of temporary prohibition determination............................. 33

26.......... Effect of temporary prohibition determination on government certificate or export permit       33

27.......... Temporary prohibition determination prevails over inconsistent rules 34

Division 3—Goods prohibited from export unless conditions complied with       35

28.......... Rules may prescribe goods for the purposes of this Act................... 35

29.......... Rules may prohibit export of prescribed goods................................. 35

Division 4—Offences and civil penalty provisions                                       38

30.......... Exporting goods that are subject to absolute prohibition on export—basic contravention        38

31.......... Exporting goods that are subject to absolute prohibition on export—intention to obtain commercial advantage      38

32.......... Exporting goods that are subject to absolute prohibition on export—economic consequences for Australia            39

33.......... Conveying or possessing goods that are subject to absolute prohibition on export and are intended to be exported etc........................................................................................................... 40

34.......... Exporting goods to a temporarily prohibited place—basic contravention 42

35.......... Exporting goods to a temporarily prohibited place—intention to obtain commercial advantage               43

36.......... Exporting goods to a temporarily prohibited place—economic consequences for Australia     44

37.......... Conveying or possessing goods that are intended to be exported to a temporarily prohibited place etc.   45

38.......... Exporting prescribed goods—non-compliance with prescribed export conditions—basic offence          46

39.......... Exporting prescribed goods—non-compliance with prescribed export conditions—intention to obtain commercial advantage.......................................................................................... 47

40.......... Exporting prescribed goods—non-compliance with prescribed export conditions—economic consequences for Australia.......................................................................................................... 48

41.......... Conveying or possessing prescribed goods that are intended to be exported in contravention of conditions etc.     49

42.......... Exporting prescribed goods to a particular place—non-compliance with prescribed export conditions—basic offence.......................................................................................................... 51

43.......... Exporting prescribed goods to a particular place—non-compliance with prescribed export conditions—intention to obtain commercial advantage....................................................................... 51

44.......... Exporting prescribed goods to a particular place—non-compliance with prescribed export conditions—economic consequences for Australia............................................................... 52

45.......... Conveying or possessing prescribed goods that are intended to be exported to a particular place in contravention of conditions etc.................................................................................... 54

46.......... Producing or preparing prescribed goods or other goods at certain premises in contravention of conditions—general.......................................................................................................... 55

47.......... Producing or preparing prescribed goods or other goods at certain premises in contravention of conditions—goods to be exported to a particular place............................................................. 57

48.......... Making false or misleading representation about prescribed goods that are entered for export—general 58

49.......... Making false or misleading representation about prescribed goods that are entered for export to a particular place 59

50.......... Making false or misleading representation about non-prescribed goods that are entered for export         60

Part 2—Exemptions                                                                                                             62

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                           62

51.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 62

52.......... Application of this Part..................................................................... 62

Division 2—Exemptions                                                                                             64

53.......... Application for exemption................................................................. 64

54.......... Secretary must decide whether to grant exemption............................ 65

55.......... Exemption may be granted subject to conditions............................... 66

56.......... Notice of decision............................................................................. 66

57.......... Period of effect of exemption............................................................ 67

58.......... Variation of conditions of exemption................................................ 67

59.......... Revocation of exemption................................................................... 68

60.......... Effect of exemption........................................................................... 68

Part 3—Government certificates                                                                                 69

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                           69

61.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 69

Division 2—Rule-making powers                                                                          71

62.......... Rules may make provision for and in relation to government certificates 71

63.......... Issuing bodies................................................................................... 72

64.......... Certain issuing bodies may charge fees............................................. 72

Division 3—Issue of government certificate                                                   74

65.......... Application for government certificate.............................................. 74

66.......... Additional or corrected information.................................................. 75

67.......... Issuing body must decide whether to issue government certificate... 75

68.......... Powers of Secretary in considering application................................. 77

69.......... Applications in relation to certain kinds of non-prescribed goods..... 78

70.......... Government certificate for goods that are to be, or that have been, exported from certain external Territories         79

71.......... Manner of issuing government certificate......................................... 80

72.......... Period of effect of government certificate.......................................... 80

Division 4—Other matters                                                                                        81

73.......... Secretary may require assessment of goods...................................... 81

74.......... Additional or corrected information in relation to application for government certificate etc.   81

75.......... Revocation of government certificate................................................ 82

76.......... Return of government certificate....................................................... 83

Chapter 3—Accredited properties                                                               85

Part 1—Introduction                                                                                                           85

77.......... Simplified outline of this Chapter...................................................... 85

Part 2—Application for accreditation                                                                      86

78.......... Application for accreditation of property........................................... 86

79.......... Secretary must decide whether to accredit property........................... 86

80.......... Conditions of accreditation................................................................ 87

81.......... Notice of decision............................................................................. 88

82.......... Period of effect of accreditation......................................................... 89

Part 3—Renewal of accreditation                                                                               90

83.......... Application to renew accreditation of property.................................. 90

84.......... Secretary must decide whether to renew accreditation....................... 91

85.......... Conditions of renewed accreditation................................................. 92

86.......... Notice of decision............................................................................. 93

Part 4—Variation of accreditation                                                                             94

Division 1—Application by manager                                                                  94

87.......... Application by manager for variation of accreditation or approval of alteration of property     94

88.......... Notice of variation or approval of alteration...................................... 95

89.......... Certain variations must not be made unless approved....................... 95

Division 2—Variation by Secretary                                                                    97

90.......... Secretary may make variations in relation to accreditation................. 97

91.......... Notice of variation............................................................................. 98

Part 5—Suspension of accreditation                                                                       100

Division 1—Suspension requested by manager                                           100

92.......... Manager may request suspension................................................... 100

93.......... Request to revoke suspension......................................................... 101

Division 2—Suspension by Secretary                                                                102

94.......... Grounds for suspension—general.................................................. 102

95.......... Grounds for suspension—overdue relevant Commonwealth liability 104

96.......... Notice of suspension....................................................................... 105

97.......... Period of suspension....................................................................... 106

98.......... Revocation of suspension............................................................... 106

Division 3—Other provisions                                                                                107

99.......... Effect of suspension........................................................................ 107

100........ Export operations must not be carried out while accreditation suspended                107

Part 6—Revocation of accreditation                                                                       109

Division 1—Revocation requested by manager                                          109

101........ Manager may request revocation..................................................... 109

Division 2—Revocation by Secretary                                                               110

102........ Grounds for revocation—general.................................................... 110

103........ Grounds for revocation—overdue relevant Commonwealth liability 111

104........ Notice of revocation........................................................................ 112

Division 3—Other provisions                                                                                113

105........ Secretary may require action to be taken after accreditation revoked 113

Part 7—Obligations of managers of accredited properties etc.              115

106........ Conditions of accreditation must not be contravened...................... 115

107........ Additional or corrected information in relation to application for accreditation etc.  117

108........ Notice of event or change in circumstances..................................... 118

109........ Notice of person ceasing to be manager of accredited property....... 118

Chapter 4—Registered establishments                                                 120

Part 1—Introduction                                                                                                         120

110........ Simplified outline of this Chapter.................................................... 120

Part 2—Application for registration                                                                       121

111........ Application for registration of establishment................................... 121

112........ Secretary must decide whether to register establishment................. 121

113........ Conditions of registration................................................................ 123

114........ Notice of decision and certificate of registration.............................. 124

115........ Period of effect of registration......................................................... 124

Part 3—Renewal of registration                                                                                126

116........ Application to renew registration of establishment.......................... 126

117........ Secretary must decide whether to renew registration....................... 127

118........ Conditions of renewed registration................................................. 128

119........ Notice of decision and certificate of registration.............................. 129

Part 4—Variation of registration                                                                              130

Division 1—Application by occupier                                                                 130

120........ Application by occupier for variation of registration or approval of alteration of establishment               130

121........ Notice of variation or approval of alteration.................................... 131

122........ Certain alterations of registered establishment must not be made unless approved etc.            132

Division 2—Variation by Secretary                                                                  133

123........ Secretary may make variations in relation to registration................. 133

124........ Notice of variation........................................................................... 135

Part 5—Suspension of registration                                                                           136

Division 1—Suspension requested by occupier                                            136

125........ Occupier may request suspension................................................... 136

126........ Request to revoke suspension......................................................... 137

Division 2—Suspension by Secretary                                                                138

127........ Grounds for suspension—general.................................................. 138

128........ Grounds for suspension—overdue relevant Commonwealth liability 140

129........ Notice of suspension....................................................................... 141

130........ Period of suspension....................................................................... 142

131........ Revocation of suspension............................................................... 142

Division 3—Direction to cease carrying out export operations         143

132........ Direction to cease carrying out export operations—failure to comply with conditions or requirements of this Act etc......................................................................................................... 143

133........ Occupier must comply with direction.............................................. 144

134........ Revocation of direction................................................................... 144

Division 4—Other provisions                                                                                146

135........ Effect of suspension........................................................................ 146

136........ Export operations must not be carried out while registration suspended  146

Part 6—Revocation of registration                                                                           148

Division 1—Revocation requested by occupier                                           148

137........ Occupier may request revocation.................................................... 148

Division 2—Revocation by Secretary                                                               149

138........ Grounds for revocation—general.................................................... 149

139........ Grounds for revocation—overdue relevant Commonwealth liability 151

140........ Notice of revocation........................................................................ 152

Division 3—Other provisions                                                                                153

141........ Export operations must not be carried out after registration of establishment revoked             153

142........ Secretary may require action to be taken after registration revoked. 153

Part 7—Obligations of occupiers of registered establishments               155

143........ Export operations not covered by registration must not be carried out 155

144........ Conditions of registration must not be contravened........................ 155

145........ Additional or corrected information in relation to application for registration etc.    157

146........ Notice of changes to occupier of registered establishment.............. 158

147........ Notice of person ceasing to be occupier of registered establishment 159

Part 8—Other matters                                                                                                      160

148........ Register of registered establishments.............................................. 160

Chapter 5—Approved arrangements                                                    161

Part 1—Introduction                                                                                                         161

149........ Simplified outline of this Chapter.................................................... 161

Part 2—Approval of proposed arrangement                                                     162

150........ Application for approval of proposed arrangement......................... 162

151........ Secretary must decide whether to approve proposed arrangement.. 162

152........ Conditions of approved arrangement.............................................. 164

153........ Notice of decision........................................................................... 165

154........ Period of effect of approved arrangement....................................... 165

Part 3—Renewal of approved arrangement                                                      166

155........ Application to renew approved arrangement................................... 166

156........ Secretary must decide whether to renew approved arrangement..... 166

157........ Conditions of renewed approved arrangement................................ 168

158........ Notice of decision........................................................................... 169

Part 4—Variation of approved arrangement                                                    170

Division 1—Variations by holder                                                                        170

Subdivision A—Non-significant variations                                                      170

159........ Holder may make non-significant variations of arrangement.......... 170

160........ Date of effect of varied approved arrangement................................ 171

Subdivision B—Significant variations and variation of conditions          171

161........ Application by holder for approval of alternative regulatory arrangement or other significant variation or to vary conditions........................................................................................ 171

162........ Notice of variation........................................................................... 173

163........ Varied arrangement must not be implemented unless approved etc. 173

Subdivision C—Matters relating to whether proposed variation of approved arrangement is significant             174

164........ Matters to which regard must be had in considering whether proposed variation of approved arrangement is significant........................................................................................................ 174

Division 2—Variation required or made by Secretary                           176

165........ Secretary may require approved arrangement to be varied or make certain variations of approved arrangement      176

166........ Variations required by the Secretary............................................... 178

167........ Varied arrangement must not be implemented unless approved etc. 179

168........ Variations made by the Secretary.................................................... 180

Part 5—Suspension of approved arrangement                                                182

Division 1—Suspension requested by holder                                                 182

169........ Holder may request suspension...................................................... 182

170........ Request to revoke suspension......................................................... 183

Division 2—Suspension by Secretary                                                                184

171........ Grounds for suspension—general.................................................. 184

172........ Grounds for suspension—overdue relevant Commonwealth liability 186

173........ Notice of suspension....................................................................... 187

174........ Period of suspension....................................................................... 188

175........ Revocation of suspension............................................................... 188

Division 3—Other provisions                                                                                189

176........ Effect of suspension........................................................................ 189

177........ Export operations must not be carried out while approved arrangement suspended 189

Part 6—Revocation of approved arrangement                                                191

Division 1—Revocation requested by holder                                                191

178........ Holder may request revocation........................................................ 191

Division 2—Revocation by Secretary                                                               192

179........ Grounds for revocation—general.................................................... 192

180........ Grounds for revocation—overdue relevant Commonwealth liability 194

181........ Notice of revocation........................................................................ 195

Division 3—Other provisions                                                                                196

182........ Export operations must not be carried out after approved arrangement revoked       196

183........ Secretary may require action to be taken after approved arrangement revoked         196

Part 7—Obligations of holders of approved arrangements                      198

184........ Conditions of approved arrangement must not be contravened....... 198

185........ Additional or corrected information in relation to application to approve proposed arrangement etc.       199

186........ Notice of changes to holder of approved arrangement.................... 200

187........ Notification of conviction of serious offence.................................. 201

188........ Notice of person ceasing to operate business etc. covered by approved arrangement               202

Chapter 6—Export licences                                                                              204

Part 1—Introduction                                                                                                         204

189........ Simplified outline of this Chapter.................................................... 204

Part 2—Grant of export licence                                                                                 205

190........ Application for export licence......................................................... 205

191........ Secretary must decide whether to grant export licence.................... 205

192........ Conditions of export licence............................................................ 207

193........ Matters to be stated in export licence............................................... 208

194........ Period of effect of export licence..................................................... 208

Part 3—Renewal of export licence                                                                           209

195........ Application to renew export licence................................................ 209

196........ Secretary must decide whether to renew export licence................... 210

197........ Conditions of renewed export licence............................................. 211

198........ Matters to be stated in renewed export licence................................ 212

Part 4—Variation of export licence                                                                         213

Division 1—Application by holder                                                                      213

199........ Application by holder for variation of export licence...................... 213

200........ Notice of variation........................................................................... 214

Division 2—Variation by Secretary                                                                  215

201........ Secretary may make variations in relation to export licence............. 215

202........ Notice of variation........................................................................... 217

Part 5—Suspension of export licence                                                                      218

Division 1—Suspension requested by holder                                                 218

203........ Holder may request suspension...................................................... 218

204........ Request to revoke suspension......................................................... 219

Division 2—Suspension by Secretary                                                                220

205........ Grounds for suspension—general.................................................. 220

206........ Grounds for suspension—overdue relevant Commonwealth liability 222

207........ Notice of suspension....................................................................... 223

208........ Period of suspension....................................................................... 224

209........ Revocation of suspension............................................................... 224

Division 3—Other provisions                                                                                225

210........ Effect of suspension........................................................................ 225

Part 6—Revocation of export licence                                                                      226

Division 1—Revocation requested by holder                                                226

211........ Holder may request revocation........................................................ 226

Division 2—Revocation by Secretary                                                               227

212........ Grounds for revocation—general.................................................... 227

213........ Grounds for revocation—overdue relevant Commonwealth liability 229

214........ Notice of revocation........................................................................ 229

Division 3—Other provisions                                                                                231

215........ Export operations must not be carried out after export licence revoked 231

216........ Secretary may require action to be taken after export licence revoked 231

Part 7—Obligations of holders of export licences                                           233

217........ Conditions of export licence must not be contravened.................... 233

218........ Additional or corrected information in relation to application for licence etc.           234

219........ Notice of changes to holder of export licence.................................. 235

Part 8—Other matters                                                                                                      237

220........ Persons who participate in the management or control of another person’s export business    237

221........ Secretary’s powers in relation to associates of holder of export licence 238

222........ Secretary may give directions to holder of export licence................ 239

Chapter 7—Export permits                                                                             241

Part 1—Introduction                                                                                                         241

223........ Simplified outline of this Chapter.................................................... 241

Part 2—Issue of export permit                                                                                    242

224........ Application for export permit.......................................................... 242

225........ Secretary must decide whether to issue export permit..................... 242

226........ Requirements for export permit....................................................... 243

227........ Conditions of export permit............................................................ 243

228........ Period of effect of export permit..................................................... 244

Part 3—Variation, suspension and revocation of export permit           245

229........ Secretary may vary export permit or conditions of permit............... 245

230........ Period of effect of varied export permit........................................... 246

231........ Secretary may suspend export permit.............................................. 246

232........ Effect of suspension........................................................................ 247

233........ Secretary may revoke export permit................................................ 247

Part 4—Other matters                                                                                                      249

234........ Secretary may require assessment of goods.................................... 249

235........ Additional or corrected information in relation to application for export permit etc. 249

236........ Return of export permit................................................................... 250

237........ Notification that goods not to be exported....................................... 251

Part 5—Applications for export permits                                                              252

238........ Applications to which this Part applies........................................... 252

239........ Requirements for applications......................................................... 252

240........ Additional or corrected information................................................ 253

241........ Powers of Secretary in considering applications............................. 254

Chapter 8—Other matters relating to export                                255

Part 1—Notices of intention to export                                                                    255

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         255

242........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 255

Division 2—Notices of intention to export                                                     256

243........ Notice of intention to export—general requirements....................... 256

244........ Additional or corrected information................................................ 257

Part 2—Trade descriptions                                                                                           258

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         258

245........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 258

Division 2—Trade descriptions for prescribed goods                              259

246........ Meaning of trade description .......................................................... 259

247........ When a trade description is applied to goods.................................. 259

248........ Rules may make provision in relation to trade descriptions............. 260

249........ Conduct that contravenes rules........................................................ 260

250........ Alteration of or interference with trade description......................... 261

Division 3—False trade descriptions for prescribed goods                   263

251........ Meaning of false trade description ................................................. 263

252........ False trade description must not be applied to prescribed goods..... 263

253........ Goods with false trade description must not be exported etc........... 264

Part 3—Official marks                                                                                                     266

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         266

254........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 266

Division 2—Rule-making powers                                                                        267

255........ Official marks................................................................................. 267

256........ Marks resembling official marks..................................................... 267

257........ Official marking devices................................................................. 268

Division 3—Offences and civil penalty provisions                                     269

258........ Conduct that contravenes rules........................................................ 269

259........ Applying a false, misleading or deceptive official mark to goods... 269

260........ Applying a false, misleading or deceptive official mark to a document 270

261........ Conduct that results in official mark applied to goods being altered to be false, misleading or deceptive 270

262........ Conduct that results in official mark applied to a document being altered to be false, misleading or deceptive         271

Part 4—Tariff rate quotas                                                                                             273

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         273

263........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 273

Division 2—Tariff rate quota systems                                                              274

264........ Tariff rate quota systems................................................................. 274

Chapter 9—Powers and officials                                                                275

Part 1—Audits                                                                                                                      275

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         275

265........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 275

Division 2—General                                                                                                   276

266........ Audits of export operations............................................................. 276

267........ Audits in relation to persons performing functions or exercising powers under this Act         278

268........ Single audit or program of audits may be required.......................... 279

269........ Relevant person for an audit............................................................ 279

270........ Conduct of audit.............................................................................. 280

271........ Relevant person for an audit must provide assistance..................... 281

272........ Powers of auditors.......................................................................... 281

Division 3—Approved auditors                                                                            283

273........ Secretary may approve persons to conduct audits........................... 283

274........ Rules may provide for classes of persons to be auditors................. 283

275........ Approved auditors may charge fees................................................ 283

Part 2—Assessment of goods                                                                                       284

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         284

276........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 284

Division 2—General                                                                                                   285

277........ Circumstances in which an assessment may be carried out etc........ 285

278........ Relevant person for an assessment of goods................................... 286

279........ Process for carrying out an assessment of goods etc...................... 286

280........ Powers that may be exercised in carrying out an assessment of goods 287

Division 3—Approved assessors                                                                          289

281........ Secretary may approve persons to carry out assessments of goods 289

282........ Rules may provide for classes of persons to be assessors.............. 289

283........ Approved assessors may charge fees.............................................. 289

Part 3—Powers of the Secretary                                                                               291

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         291

284........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 291

Division 2—Powers of the Secretary                                                                293

285........ Power to require information or documents.................................... 293

286........ Power to arrange for certain decisions to be made by computer programs               295

287........ Rules may authorise Commonwealth to enter into arrangements under which money may be paid for certain purposes........................................................................................................ 295

288........ Delegation and subdelegation.......................................................... 296

289........ Minister may give directions to Secretary....................................... 300

Part 4—Authorised officers                                                                                          301

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         301

290........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 301

Division 2—Authorisation                                                                                       302

291........ Authorisation of persons to be authorised officers.......................... 302

292........ Conditions of authorisation............................................................. 304

293........ Third party authorised officers must not contravene conditions of authorisation      305

294........ Arrangements for State or Territory officers or employees to be authorised officers               305

Division 3—Variation, suspension and revocation of authorisation 306

295........ Variation of authorisation................................................................ 306

296........ Suspension of authorisation............................................................ 307

297........ Revocation of authorisation............................................................. 308

298........ Notice of proposed action must be given to third party authorised officer                308

299........ Secretary may request notification of certain events by suspended third party authorised officer             309

Division 4—Functions and powers                                                                     311

300........ Rules may confer functions or powers on authorised officers........ 311

301........ Functions and powers of authorised officers.................................. 311

302........ Third party authorised officer must not contravene direction.......... 312

303........ Certain authorised officers may charge fees.................................... 312

304........ Direction to assist persons performing functions etc. under this Act 312

305........ Direction to deal with non-compliance with the requirements of this Act etc.          313

Division 5—Miscellaneous                                                                                      319

306........ Identity cards................................................................................... 319

307........ Offence—failure to return identity card........................................... 319

308........ Certain goods or services must not be provided to, or received by, authorised officers           320

309........ General provisions relating to directions......................................... 321

Part 5—Accredited veterinarians and approved export programs     323

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         323

310........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 323

Division 2—Approved export programs                                                         324

311........ Approved export programs............................................................. 324

312........ Accreditation of veterinarians.......................................................... 325

313........ Secretary may direct authorised officers to carry out certain export operations in approved export program           325

314........ Secretary may direct authorised officer to monitor or review export operations in approved export programs        326

Division 3—Offences                                                                                                  327

315........ Offence—person other than accredited veterinarian or authorised officer carrying out export operations in approved export program................................................................................ 327

316........ Strict liability offence—failure to keep records or provide reports in relation to approved export program              327

317........ Strict liability offence—failure to remedy deficiency in carrying out approved export program               327

318........ Offence—failure to ensure accredited veterinarian is engaged to carry out relevant export operations in approved export program........................................................................................... 328

319........ Strict liability offence—contravening requirement to allow accredited veterinarian etc. to accompany eligible live animals during transport to overseas destination.......................................... 328

320........ Strict liability offence—obstructing or hindering accredited veterinarian etc. carrying out export operations in approved export program................................................................................ 329

321........ Strict liability offence—contravening requirement to provide reasonable facilities and assistance to accredited veterinarian etc.................................................................................................... 329

Division 4—Extended geographical operation of offences                    330

322........ Extended geographical operation of offences.................................. 330

Chapter 10—Compliance and enforcement                                   331

Part 1—Introduction                                                                                                         331

323........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 331

324........ Modified meaning of authorised officer .......................................... 331

Part 2—Monitoring                                                                                                            332

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         332

325........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 332

Division 2—Monitoring under Part 2 of the Regulatory Powers Act 333

326........ Basic monitoring powers under Part 2 of the Regulatory Powers Act 333

327........ Modifications of Part 2 of the Regulatory Powers Act................... 334

Part 3—Investigation                                                                                                        336

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         336

328........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 336

Division 2—Investigating under Part 3 of the Regulatory Powers Act 337

329........ Basic investigation powers under Part 3 of the Regulatory Powers Act.. 337

330........ Modifications of Part 3 of the Regulatory Powers Act................... 338

Part 4—Entry to adjacent premises                                                                         340

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         340

331........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 340

332........ Modified meaning of premises ....................................................... 340

Division 2—Entering adjacent premises to gain access to other premises           341

333........ Entering adjacent premises to gain access to other premises........... 341

334........ Entry under adjacent premises warrant............................................ 341

Division 3—Adjacent premises warrants                                                       342

335........ Application and issue of adjacent premises warrant........................ 342

Division 4—Obligations and powers of authorised officers                  344

336........ Consent........................................................................................... 344

337........ Announcement before entry under warrant..................................... 344

338........ Authorised officer to be in possession of warrant........................... 345

339........ Details of warrant etc. to be provided.............................................. 345

340........ Use of force in executing a warrant................................................. 346

Division 5—Appropriate person’s rights and responsibilities             347

341........ Right to observe execution of warrant............................................. 347

342........ Responsibility to provide facilities and assistance........................... 347

Division 6—Powers of issuing officers                                                             348

343........ Powers of issuing officers.............................................................. 348

Part 5—Entering and exercising powers on premises without a warrant or consent       349

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         349

344........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 349

345........ Premises to which this Part applies................................................. 349

Division 2—Monitoring and searching relevant premises                     350

346........ Monitoring relevant premises.......................................................... 350

347........ Offence-related searches and seizures............................................. 351

Division 3—Obligations and powers of authorised officers                  353

348........ Announcement before entry............................................................ 353

349........ Use of force in entering premises.................................................... 353

Division 4—Appropriate person’s rights and responsibilities             354

350........ Right to observe exercise of powers............................................... 354

351........ Responsibility to provide facilities and assistance........................... 354

Part 6—Powers in emergency situations                                                               355

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         355

352........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 355

Division 2—Powers that may be exercised in or on premises in emergency situations                 356

353........ Securing evidential material without consent or warrant in emergency situation      356

354........ Stopping and searching conveyance without warrant in emergency situation           356

Part 7—Civil penalties                                                                                                      359

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         359

355........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 359

Division 2—Civil penalties under Part 4 of the Regulatory Powers Act               360

356........ Basic operation of civil penalties under Part 4 of the Regulatory Powers Act          360

Division 3—Civil penalties for executive officers of bodies corporate   361

357........ Civil penalties for executive officers of bodies corporate................ 361

Part 8—Infringement notices                                                                                       363

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         363

358........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 363

Division 2—Infringement notices under Part 5 of the Regulatory Powers Act                 364

359........ Basic provisions for infringement notices under Part 5 of the Regulatory Powers Act            364

360........ Modifications of Part 5 of the Regulatory Powers Act................... 365

Part 9—Enforceable undertakings                                                                          366

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         366

361........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 366

Division 2—Accepting and enforcing undertakings under Part 6 of the Regulatory Powers Act           367

362........ Enforceable undertakings................................................................ 367

Part 10—Injunctions                                                                                                         368

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         368

363........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 368

Division 2—Injunctions under Part 7 of the Regulatory Powers Act 369

364........ Injunctions...................................................................................... 369

Part 11—Miscellaneous                                                                                                   370

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         370

365........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 370

Division 2—Persons assisting authorised officers                                      371

366........ Persons assisting authorised officers.............................................. 371

Division 3—Civil penalty provisions for false or misleading information or documents              372

367........ Civil penalty provision for false or misleading statements in applications                372

368........ Civil penalty provision for false or misleading information............ 372

369........ Civil penalty provision for false or misleading documents.............. 373

Division 4—General rules about offences and civil penalty provisions 375

370........ Physical elements of offences......................................................... 375

371........ Contravening an offence provision or a civil penalty provision...... 375

Division 5—Fit and proper person test                                                            376

372........ Fit and proper person test................................................................ 376

373........ Rules may prescribe kinds of persons that are required to be fit and proper persons for the purposes of Chapter 5 or 6........................................................................................................ 378

374........ Notification of conviction of offence or order to pay pecuniary penalty 379

Chapter 11—Miscellaneous                                                                              381

Part 1—Matters relating to applications                                                               381

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         381

375........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 381

Division 2—Matters relating to certain applications                               382

376........ Applications to which this Division applies.................................... 382

377........ Requirements for applications......................................................... 382

378........ Additional or corrected information................................................ 383

379........ Dealing with applications................................................................ 384

Part 2—Review of decisions                                                                                         387

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         387

380........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 387

Division 2—Review of decisions                                                                          388

381........ Reviewable decisions...................................................................... 388

382........ Notice of decision........................................................................... 397

383........ Internal review of reviewable decisions.......................................... 398

384........ Secretary may require further information from applicants............. 399

385........ Review by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal............................. 400

386........ Review of decisions relating to tariff rate quota entitlements........... 400

Part 3—Confidentiality of information                                                                 402

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         402

387........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 402

Division 2—Authorised uses and disclosures                                                403

388........ Authorisation to use or disclose protected information in performing functions or exercising powers under this Act........................................................................................................ 403

389........ Authorisation to use or disclose certain protected information for secondary permissible purposes        403

390........ Secretary may authorise use or disclosure of certain protected information for secondary permissible purposes     404

391........ Authorisation to use or disclose sensitive information or certain other protected information for secondary permissible purposes.......................................................................................... 405

392........ Authorisation to use or disclose protected information for purposes of proceedings               406

393........ Authorisation to use or disclose protected information for purposes of enforcement-related activity       406

394........ Authorisation to use or disclose protected information if required by another Australian law  407

395........ Authorisation to disclose protected information to person to whom information relates, or to use or disclose protected information with consent................................................................. 407

396........ Authorisation to disclose protected information to person who provided information             407

Division 3—Offences                                                                                                  408

397........ Unauthorised use or disclosure of protected information................ 408

Part 4—Cost recovery                                                                                                      409

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         409

398........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 409

Division 2—Fees                                                                                                           410

399........ Fees and other rules for fee-bearing activities................................. 410

Division 3—Payment of cost-recovery charges                                          411

400........ Paying cost-recovery charges.......................................................... 411

401........ Person liable to pay fees.................................................................. 411

402........ Notional payments by the Commonwealth...................................... 411

Division 4—Unpaid cost-recovery charges                                                   412

403........ Late payment fee............................................................................. 412

404........ Recovery of cost-recovery charges................................................. 412

Division 5—Miscellaneous                                                                                      413

405........ Secretary may remit or refund cost-recovery charges...................... 413

406........ Secretary may direct that activities not be carried out...................... 413

Part 5—Records                                                                                                                   414

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         414

407........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 414

Division 2—Records                                                                                                   415

408........ Requirements to retain records........................................................ 415

Part 6—Miscellaneous                                                                                                      417

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         417

409........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 417

Division 2—Taking, testing and analysing samples                                   418

410........ Methods for taking, testing and analysing certain samples.............. 418

411........ Storage of samples.......................................................................... 418

412........ Test or analysis may result in destruction or reduction in value of sample               418

413........ Appointment of analyst................................................................... 419

414........ Analyst may give certificate............................................................ 419

415........ Admission of analyst’s certificate in proceedings........................... 420

Division 3—Forfeiture of goods                                                                           422

416........ Forfeiture of goods......................................................................... 422

Division 4—Damaged and destroyed goods etc.                                         423

417........ Person complying with direction or request must not damage or destroy goods      423

418........ Goods seized in certain circumstances may be destroyed................ 423

419........ Compensation for damaged or destroyed goods............................. 424

420........ Claims for, and amount of, compensation....................................... 425

Division 5—Partnerships, unincorporated associations and trusts 427

421........ Treatment of partnerships................................................................ 427

422........ Treatment of unincorporated associations....................................... 427

423........ Treatment of trusts.......................................................................... 428

Division 6—Reports about export of livestock                                            430

424........ Report to Parliament about export of livestock................................ 430

Division 7—Miscellaneous                                                                                      432

425........ Compensation for acquisition of property....................................... 432

426........ Privilege against self-incrimination................................................. 432

427........ Hindering compliance with the Act etc............................................ 433

428........ Power or requirement to do or cause a thing to be done.................. 434

429........ Arrangements with States and Territories to assist in carrying out this Act              434

430........ Protection from civil proceedings.................................................... 435

431........ Circumstances in which relevant Commonwealth liability of a person is taken to have been paid            436

432........ Rules............................................................................................... 436