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Commonwealth Commissioner for Children and Young People Bill 2010

2010

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commonwealth Commissioner for Children and Young People Bill 2010

 

No.      , 2010

 

(Senator Hanson-Young)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to establish an independent Office of the Commonwealth Commissioner for Children and Young People, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

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

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

3............ Object.................................................................................................. 2

4............ Principles underlying this Act............................................................. 3

5............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 4

6............ Operation of State and Territory laws................................................. 4

7............ Extension to external Territories.......................................................... 4

Part 2—Office of the Commonwealth Commissioner for Children and Young People                 5

Division 1—Establishment                                                                                          5

8............ Establishment...................................................................................... 5

Division 2—Functions and powers of Commissioner                                   6

9............ Functions and powers of Commissioner............................................. 6

10.......... How the Commissioner is to perform functions................................. 7

11.......... Commissioner must act independently................................................ 7

12.......... Cooperation with other agencies......................................................... 8

Part 3—Appointments and staffing for the Office of the Commissioner                 9

Division 1—The Commissioner                                                                               9

13.......... Appointment....................................................................................... 9

14.......... General terms and conditions of appointment..................................... 9

15.......... Restriction on outside employment..................................................... 9

16.......... Remuneration.................................................................................... 10

17.......... Leave of absence............................................................................... 10

18.......... Resignation....................................................................................... 10

19.......... Termination of appointment.............................................................. 10

20.......... Acting appointments......................................................................... 11

21.......... Disclosure of interests....................................................................... 12

22.......... Appointment of Deputy Commissioners........................................... 12

Division 2—Staff, consultants and delegations                                              13

23.......... Staff.................................................................................................. 13

24.......... Consultants....................................................................................... 13

Part 4—Other matters                                                                                                        14

25.......... Report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. 14

26.......... Annual reports.................................................................................. 14

27.......... Review of operation of Act............................................................... 15

28.......... Privileges and immunities of the Crown........................................... 15

29.......... Commissioner etc. not to be sued...................................................... 15

30.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 15

 



A Bill for an Act to establish an independent Office of the Commonwealth Commissioner for Children and Young People, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts: