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Peace and Non-Violence Commission Bill 2007 [2008]
2004

 

 

2004-2005-2006-2007

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peace and Non-Violence Commission Bill 2007

 

No.      , 2007

 

(Senator Allison)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to establish a Commission for peace and non-violence, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

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

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

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

4............ Application to Crown.......................................................................... 2

Part 2—Establishment of Peace and Non-Violence Commission              3

6............ Establishment of Peace and Non-Violence Commission..................... 3

7............ Mission of PNVC............................................................................... 3

8............ Functions and responsibilities of PNVC............................................. 3

Part 3—Responsibilities of Offices of PNVC                                                         9

Division 1—Office of Peace Education and Training                                   9

9............ General................................................................................................ 9

10.......... Peace curriculum................................................................................. 9

11.......... Grants................................................................................................. 9

Division 2—Office of Domestic Peace Activities                                          10

12.......... General.............................................................................................. 10

13.......... Responsibilities................................................................................. 10

Division 3—Office of International Peace Activities                                  10

14.......... General.............................................................................................. 10

15.......... Responsibilities................................................................................. 11

Division 4—Office of Technology for Peace                                                   11

16.......... General.............................................................................................. 11

17.......... Grants............................................................................................... 11

Division 5—Office of Arms Control and Disarmament                           12

18.......... General.............................................................................................. 12

19.......... Responsibilities................................................................................. 12

Division 6—Office of Peaceful Coexistence and Non-Violent Conflict Resolution           13

20.......... General.............................................................................................. 13

21.......... Responsibilities................................................................................. 13

Division 7—Office of Human Rights and Economic Rights                   14

22.......... General.............................................................................................. 14

23.......... Responsibilities................................................................................. 14

Part 4—Constitution of PNVC                                                                                     16

24.......... Constitution of PNVC...................................................................... 16

25.......... Duty of PNVC Commissioner.......................................................... 16

26.......... Conduct of PNVC Commissioner and Assistant Commissioners.... 16

27.......... Appointment of commissioners........................................................ 16

28.......... Procedures for merit selection of appointments under this Act......... 17

29.......... Remuneration.................................................................................... 17

30.......... Leave of absence............................................................................... 18

31.......... Outside employment......................................................................... 18

32.......... Other terms and conditions............................................................... 18

33.......... Resignation....................................................................................... 18

34.......... Termination of appointment.............................................................. 18

35.......... Meetings........................................................................................... 19

36.......... Notice of meetings............................................................................ 20

37.......... Conduct of meetings......................................................................... 20

38.......... Disclosure of interests....................................................................... 20

39.......... Organisation of PNVC..................................................................... 21

Part 5—Chief Executive Officer and staff of PNVC                                     22

Division 1—Chief Executive Officer                                                                   22

Subdivision A—Establishment and functions of Chief Executive Officer 22

40.......... Chief Executive Officer..................................................................... 22

41.......... Functions of CEO............................................................................. 22

Subdivision B—Appointment of CEO                                                                  22

42.......... Appointment of CEO........................................................................ 22

43.......... Acting CEO...................................................................................... 22

44.......... Remuneration.................................................................................... 23

45.......... Leave of absence............................................................................... 23

46.......... Outside employment......................................................................... 24

47.......... Other terms and conditions............................................................... 24

48.......... Resignation....................................................................................... 24

49.......... Termination of appointment.............................................................. 24

50.......... Disclosure of interests....................................................................... 25

51.......... Delegation......................................................................................... 25

Division 2—Staff etc. to assist PNVC                                                                 25

52.......... Staff of PNVC.................................................................................. 25

53.......... Secondment of persons to assist PNVC........................................... 26

54.......... Consultants and independent contractors.......................................... 26

Part 6—Review of PNVC                                                                                                27

55.......... Review of PNVC.............................................................................. 27

56.......... Sunset provision............................................................................... 27

57.......... Annual report.................................................................................... 27

58.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 28

 



A Bill for an Act to establish a Commission for peace and non-violence, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts: