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Parliamentary Service Amendment Bill 2013

2010-2011-2012-2013

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parliamentary Service Amendment Bill 2013

 

No.      , 2013

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Parliamentary Service Act 1999 , and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 3

Schedule 1—Amendment of the Parliamentary Service Act 1999            4

Part 1—Secretaries                                                                                                          4

Part 2—Senior Executive Service                                                                            6

Part 3—The Parliamentary Service Commissioner and Merit Protection Commissioner                 7

Part 4—Parliamentary Service Values and Employment Principles       9

Part 5—Code of Conduct                                                                                          14

Part 6—Whistleblower reports                                                                                20

Part 7—Review of actions                                                                                         22

Part 8—Non-ongoing Parliamentary Service employees                            23

Part 9—Confidentiality of information                                                              24

Part 10—Immunity from suit                                                                                   33

Part 11—Legislative instruments                                                                           35

Part 12—Acting appointments                                                                                38

Part 13—Miscellaneous amendments                                                                  40

Schedule 2—Application, saving and transitional provisions                    44

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                       44

Part 2—Secretaries                                                                                                        45

Part 3—Senior Executive Service                                                                          46

Part 4—Parliamentary Service Values and Employment Principles     47

Part 5—Code of Conduct                                                                                          48

Part 6—Whistleblower reports                                                                                52

Part 7—Review of actions                                                                                         54

Part 8—Non-ongoing Parliamentary Service employees                            55

Part 9—Confidentiality of information                                                              57

Part 10—Immunity from suit                                                                                   58

Part 11—Legislative instruments                                                                           59

Part 12—Miscellaneous                                                                                               60

Part 13—Determinations                                                                                            62

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Parliamentary Service Act 1999 , and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Parliamentary Service Amendment Act 2013 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1, Parts 1 to 11

The later of:

(a) the start of the 28th day after this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Public Service Amendment Act 2013 .

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

3.  Schedule 1, Part 12

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

4.  Schedule 1, item 68

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

5.  Schedule 1, items 69 to 92

The later of:

(a) the start of the 28th day after this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Public Service Amendment Act 2013 .

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

6.  Schedule 2, Parts 1 to 12

The later of:

(a) the start of the 28th day after this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Public Service Amendment Act 2013 .

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

7.  Schedule 2, Part 13

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.