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Small Business Commissioner Bill 2013

 

2010-2011-2012-2013

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small Business Commissioner Bill 2013

 

No.      , 2013

 

(Senator Whish-Wilson)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to define the roles and responsibilities of the Federal Small Business Commissioner, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

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

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

3............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 2

Part 2—Office of the Small Business Commissioner                                         3

Division 1—Establishment                                                                                          3

4............ Guide to this Division......................................................................... 3

5............ Establishment...................................................................................... 3

Division 2—Functions and powers of the Commissioner                           4

6............ Guide to this Division......................................................................... 4

7............ Functions and powers of the Commissioner....................................... 4

8............ Dispute resolution functions and powers............................................ 4

9............ Reporting functions and powers......................................................... 5

10.......... Research and publication functions and powers.................................. 6

11.......... Sharing information............................................................................ 6

Division 3—Information gathering powers                                                       7

12.......... Guide to this Division......................................................................... 7

13.......... Power to obtain information and documents....................................... 7

Division 4—The Commissioner                                                                               9

14.......... Guide to this Division......................................................................... 9

15.......... Appointment....................................................................................... 9

16.......... Appointment of first Small Business Commissioner.......................... 9

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

18.......... Restriction on outside employment................................................... 10

19.......... Remuneration.................................................................................... 10

20.......... Leave of absence............................................................................... 10

21.......... Resignation....................................................................................... 10

22.......... Termination of appointment.............................................................. 10

23.......... Acting appointments......................................................................... 11

24.......... Disclosure of interests....................................................................... 11

25.......... Staff.................................................................................................. 12

26.......... Consultants....................................................................................... 12

27.......... Delegation by the Small Business Commissioner............................. 12

Division 5—Annual reports and regulations                                                   13

28.......... Guide to this Division....................................................................... 13

29.......... Annual report.................................................................................... 13

30.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 13

 



A Bill for an Act to define the roles and responsibilities of the Federal Small Business Commissioner, and for related purposes

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