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2002-2003

 

 

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

THE SENATE

 

 

Environment and Heritage Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2002

 

 

Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

 

 

 

 

 

(1)     Govt (1) [Sheet RA234]

          Schedule 1, item 8, page 13 (after line 35), at the end of subitem (1), add:

Note:       So far as those Subdivisions have effect in relation to places and actions outside the Australian jurisdiction, those Subdivisions apply only to persons with a jurisdictional connection with Australia or the external Territories. See subsection 5(3) of that Act.

(2)     APA (1) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 18, page 17 (line 30), omit “place.”, substitute “place; or”.

(3)     APA (2) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 18, page 17 (after line 30), at the end of section 137A, add:

                     (c)  a plan that has been prepared for the management of a National Heritage place under section 324S or as described in section 324X.

(4)     APA (3) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 22 (line 26), after “and”, insert “may”.

(5)     Govt (2) [Sheet RA234]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 24 (lines 10 to 15), omit subsection 324D(3), substitute:

             (3)  The regulations must prescribe criteria for the following:

                     (a)  natural heritage values of places;

                     (b)  indigenous heritage values of places;

                     (c)  historic heritage values of places.

The regulations may prescribe criteria for other heritage values of places.

             (4)  To avoid doubt, a criterion prescribed by the regulations may relate to one or more of the following:

                     (a)  natural heritage values of places;

                     (b)  indigenous heritage values of places;

                     (c)  historic heritage values of places;

                     (d)  other heritage values of places.

(6)     APA (4) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 24 (after line 31), after subsection 324E(3), insert:

          (3A)  Within 10 business days after giving the request to the Chair of the Australian Heritage Council, the Minister must publish on the Internet a brief description of the nomination.

Note:          Section 324Q may affect the amount of detail in the description.

(7)     Govt (3) [Sheet RA234]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 25 (after line 12), after subsection 324E(7), insert:

          (7A)  If the place is wholly or partly in a foreign country, the Minister must inform the following of the fact that the nomination has been made, unless the Minister rejects the nomination under this section:

                     (a)  the Minister responsible for foreign affairs;

                     (b)  if another Minister has administrative responsibilities relating to the place (if it is wholly in a foreign country) or to a part of the place that is in a foreign country—that other Minister.

(8)     Govt (4) [Sheet RA234]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 25 (line 23), after “place”, insert “wholly in the Australian jurisdiction”.

(9)     APA (5) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 26 (line 11), omit “, within a reasonable time”.

(10)   APA (6) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 26 (lines 12 and 13), omit paragraph 324F(5)(a), substitute:

                     (a)  within 10 business days, publish, on the Internet and in each other way required by the regulations (if any), a copy of the instrument published in the Gazette ; and

(11)   APA (7) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 26 (lines 19 and 20), omit paragraph 324F(5)(c), substitute:

                     (c)  within 10 business days, advise each person (if any) who nominated the place or requested the Minister in writing to include the place in the List under this section that the place has been included in the List.



(12)   APA (8) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 26 (after line 20), at the end of section 324F, add:

             (6)  If a person requests the Minister in writing to include a place in the National Heritage List under this section and the Minister has not done so within 10 business days after receiving the request, the Minister must:

                     (a)  publish on the Internet notice of those facts; and

                     (b)  advise the person that the Minister has not included the place in the List; and

                     (c)  give reasons why the Minister has not done so to the person and to anyone who requests them.

This subsection has effect (despite subsection (1)) whether or not the Minister has the belief described in that subsection in relation to the place and its heritage values (if any).

(13)   APA (9) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 27 (lines 1 and 2), omit “However, the Minister may extend the period in paragraph (a) or (b).”.

(14)   APA (10) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 27 (after line 2), after subsection 324G(2), insert:

          (2A)  If the Australian Heritage Council does not give the Minister the assessment within the period required by subsection (2) but makes all reasonable efforts to do so, the Minister may, by notice in writing, extend the period by up to 24 months.

          (2B)  If the Australian Heritage Council does not give the Minister the assessment within the period as extended under subsection (2A) but makes all reasonable efforts to do so, the Minister may, by notice in writing, further extend the period by up to 24 months.

          (2C)  Within 10 business days of extending the period by notice under subsection (2A) or (2B), the Minister must:

                     (a)  publish on the Internet:

                              (i)  a copy of the notice; and

                             (ii)  the reasons for the extension; and

                     (b)  give a copy of the notice to each person (if any) who nominated the place being covered by the assessment.

(15)   Govt (5) [Sheet RA234]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 27 (line 4), after “place”, insert “wholly in the Australian jurisdiction”.



(16)   APA (11) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 27 (after line 6), after subsection 324G(3), insert:

Requirements relating to assessments generally

          (3A)  Before giving the Minister an assessment under this section whether a place meets any of the National Heritage criteria, the Australian Heritage Council:

                     (a)  must publish, in accordance with the regulations (if any), a notice:

                              (i)  stating that the Council is assessing whether the place meets any of the National Heritage criteria; and

                             (ii)  inviting comments in writing, within a specified period that is reasonable having regard to the time by which the Council must give the assessment to the Minister, on whether the place meets any of the National Heritage criteria and whether the place should be included in the National Heritage List; and

                     (b)  must consider, subject to subsection (5), the comments (if any) the Council receives within the period.

The Council must give the Minister a copy of the comments with the assessment.

(17)   Govt (6) [Sheet RA234]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 27 (after line 29), at the end of section 324G, add:

             (6)  If the Minister requests the Australian Heritage Council to assess whether a place meets any of the National Heritage criteria, and the place is wholly or partly in a foreign country and not the subject of a nomination, the Minister must inform the following of the fact that the Council is making the assessment:

                     (a)  the Minister responsible for foreign affairs;

                     (b)  if another Minister has administrative responsibilities relating to the place (if it is wholly in a foreign country) or to a part of the place that is in a foreign country—that other Minister.

(18)   APA (12) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 27 (line 30), omit the heading to section 324H, substitute:

324H   Inviting public comments after assessment

(19)   APA (13) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 27 (after line 30), before subsection (1), insert:

          (1A)  This section applies if and only if, within 20 business days after the day on which the Minister receives from the Australian Heritage Council under section 324G an assessment whether a place meets any of the National Heritage criteria, the Minister decides that this section should apply. This section continues to apply even if the Minister revokes the decision.



(20)   APA (14) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 27 (line 33), omit “a”, substitute “the”.

(21)   APA (15) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 28 (lines 5 and 6), omit the note.

(22)   APA (16) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 28 (lines 11 to 13), omit “include a statement setting out the National Heritage criteria the place meets or may meet and must allow the comments”, substitute “state that comments are”.

(23)   APA (17) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 28 (lines 22 to 26), omit subsection 324H(5), substitute:

             (5)  On the first day on which the Minister publishes the notice, the Minister must publish, in accordance with the regulations (if any):

                     (a)  the assessment given to the Minister under section 324G for the place; and

                     (b)  a summary of the documents (if any), copies of which were given to the Minister by the Australian Heritage Council under that section with the assessment; and

                     (c)  if the place has not been included in the National Heritage List—one of the following:

                              (i)  a statement (the listing proposal ) that the Minister proposes that the place be included in the National Heritage List;

                             (ii)  a statement that the Minister proposes that the place not be included in the National Heritage List;

                            (iii)  a statement that the Minister does not have a view whether or not the place should be included in the National Heritage List; and

                     (d)  if the Minister publishes the listing proposal—a statement:

                              (i)  identifying the National Heritage values that the Minister proposes be included in the National Heritage List for the place; and

                             (ii)  explaining why the Minister believes the place has those values.

(24)   APA (18) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 28 (line 29) to page 29 (line 9), omit subsections 324J(1) and (2), substitute:

             (1)  After receiving from the Australian Heritage Council an assessment under section 324G whether a place, except one that is or includes a place included in the National Heritage List under section 324F (whether before, on or after receipt of the assessment), meets any of the National Heritage criteria, the Minister must:

                     (a)  by instrument published in the Gazette , include in the National Heritage List the place and its National Heritage values specified in the instrument; or

                     (b)  decide not to include the place in the National Heritage List.

Note 1:       Section 324F is about emergency listing.

Note 2:       The Minister may include a place in the National Heritage List only if the Minister is satisfied that the place has one or more National Heritage values (see subsection 324C(2)).

Note 3:       Section 324N deals with how additional National Heritage values may be included in the National Heritage List for a National Heritage place.

             (2)  The Minister must comply with subsection (1):

                     (a)  within 20 business days after the day on which the Minister receives the assessment; or

                     (b)  if section 324H applies in relation to the place—within 60 business days after the end of the period mentioned in paragraph 324H(3)(a) for the place.

However, this subsection does not apply if the place is wholly or partly outside the Australian jurisdiction.

(25)   Govt (7) [Sheet RA234]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 29 (after line 9), after subsection (2), insert:

          (2A)  The Minister must not include in the National Heritage List a place that is wholly or partly in a foreign country unless:

                     (a)  the Minister is satisfied that the national government of the foreign country has agreed to the inclusion in the List of the place so far as it is in the country; and

                     (b)  the Minister has informed:

                              (i)  the Minister responsible for foreign affairs; and

                             (ii)  if another Minister has administrative responsibilities relating to the place (if it is wholly in a foreign country) or to a part of the place that is in a foreign country—that other Minister;

                            of the proposal to include the place in the List and given the Ministers informed a reasonable opportunity to comment in writing whether the place should be included in the List; and

                     (c)  the Minister responsible for foreign affairs has agreed to the inclusion in the List of the place.

(26)   Govt (8) [Sheet RA234]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 29 (line 14), after “place”, insert “in the Australian jurisdiction”.

(27)   Dem (14) [Sheet 2990]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 29 (line 18), at the end of subsection 324J(3), add:

             ; and (c)  publish a copy of the instrument published in the Gazette and the reasons for the decision on the Internet.

(28)   APA (21) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 29 (lines 21 and 22), omit “, within a reasonable time”.



(29)   Dem (17) [Sheet 2990]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 29 (line 25), after “person” (second occurring), insert “within 10 business days”.

(30)   Dem (16) [Sheet 2990]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 29 (line 27), at the end of subsection 324J(4), add:

             ; and (c)  within 10 business days publish the decision and the reasons for the decision on the Internet.

(31)   APA (25) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 29 (lines 29 to 31), omit “Within 15 business days after the end of the period mentioned in subsection 324H(3) for a place included in the National Heritage List under section 324F (emergency listing),”, substitute “After receiving from the Australian Heritage Council an assessment under section 324G whether a place that is or includes a place (the listed place ) included in the National Heritage List under section 324F (whether before, on or after receipt of the assessment) meets any of the National Heritage criteria,”.

(32)   APA (26) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 29 (line 34), omit “place”, substitute “listed place”.

(33)   APA (27) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 30 (line 1), omit “place”, substitute “listed place”.

(34)   APA (28) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 30 (line 5), omit “place”, substitute “listed place”.

(35)   APA (29) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 30 (line 7), omit “place”, substitute “listed place”.

(36)   APA (30) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 30 (lines 18 to 20), omit the note.

(37)   APA (31) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 30 (after line 20), after subsection 324J(5), insert:

          (5A)  The Minister must comply with subsection (5):

                     (a)  within 20 business days after the day on which the Minister receives the assessment; or

                     (b)  if section 324H applies in relation to the place covered by the assessment—within 15 business days after the end of the period mentioned in subsection 324H(3) for the place.

However, this subsection does not apply if the place covered by the assessment is partly outside the Australian jurisdiction.

Note:          Subsection (5) cannot apply to a place wholly outside the Australian jurisdiction, because a place wholly outside the Australian jurisdiction must not be included in the National Heritage List under section 324F.

(38)   Govt (9) [Sheet RA234]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 30 (after line 20), after subsection (5), insert:

          (5B)  The Minister must not alter the boundary of the listed place under subparagraph (5)(a)(ii) so as to include within the altered boundary an area in a foreign country unless:

                     (a)  the Minister is satisfied that the national government of the foreign country has agreed to the inclusion in the List of the place including the area; and

                     (b)  the Minister has informed:

                              (i)  the Minister responsible for foreign affairs; and

                             (ii)  if another Minister has administrative responsibilities relating to all or part of the area—that other Minister;

                            of the proposal to alter the boundary in that way and given the Ministers informed a reasonable opportunity to comment in writing whether the boundary should be altered in that way; and

                     (c)  the Minister responsible for foreign affairs has agreed to the inclusion in the List of the place including the area.

(39)   APA (32) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 30 (line 35), omit “, within a reasonable time”.

(40)   APA (33) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 30 (line 36) to page 31 (line 5), omit paragraphs 324J(7)(a) and (b), substitute:

                     (a)  within 10 business days, publish on the Internet:

                              (i)  a copy of the instrument published in the Gazette ; and

                             (ii)  the reasons for the removal or alteration; and

                     (b)  within 10 business days, give written reasons for the removal or alteration to each person identified by the Minister as an owner or occupier of all or part of the place; and

                     (c)  give written reasons for the removal or alteration to anyone else who asks the Minister for them; and

                     (d)  if the place was included on the List following a nomination of it by a person—within 10 business days of the removal or alteration, advise the person of the removal or alteration and give the person written reasons for it.

(41)   APA (34) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 31 (line 12), omit “subsection 324G(4)”, substitute “section 324G”.

(42)   APA (35) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 31 (line 14), after “notice”, insert “(if any)”.

(43)   APA (36) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 33 (lines 5 and 6), omit subsection 324L(6), substitute:

             (6)  Within 10 business days of publication of the instrument in the Gazette , the Minister must publish, on the Internet and in each other way required by the regulations (if any), a copy of the instrument.

(44)   Dem (21) [Sheet 2990]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 33 (lines 7 and 8), omit the heading to section 324M, substitute:

324M  Minister must consider advice of the Australian Heritage Council and public comments

(45)   APA (38) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 33 (lines 9 to 14), omit subsection 324M(1), substitute:

             (1)  Before the Minister removes from the National Heritage List under section 324L all or part of a place or one or more of a place’s National Heritage values in a removal for loss of value, the Minister must:

                     (a)  give the Chair of the Australian Heritage Council a written request for the Council to give the Minister advice on the proposed removal; and

                     (b)  publish, on the Internet, in a daily newspaper circulating in each State and self-governing Territory and in each other way required by the regulations (if any), a notice:

                              (i)  describing the proposed removal; and

                             (ii)  inviting anyone to give the Minister comments, within 20 business days, on the proposed removal.

The Minister must publish the notice within 20 business days of giving the request.

(46)   APA (39) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 33 (lines 17 and 18), omit subsection 324M(3), substitute:

             (3)  The Minister must consider the advice, if he or she receives it by the end of that period, and the comments (if any) received in accordance with the notice.



(47)   APA (40) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 35 (after line 32), before subparagraph 324R(2)(a)(i), insert:

                            (ia)  publication under section 324H of the assessment; or

(48)   APA (41) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 36 (line 4), omit “324J(1) or (5)”, substitute “324J(2) or (5A)”.

(49)   APA (42) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 38 (lines 1 to 4), omit subsection 324S(6), substitute:

             (6)  Before making, amending or revoking and replacing a plan, the Minister must:

                     (a)  seek in accordance with the regulations, and consider, comments from anyone about the matters to be addressed by the proposed plan or amendment; and

                     (b)  seek and consider comments from the Australian Heritage Council about those matters.

(50)   APA (43) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 38 (lines 15 to 19), omit section 324U, substitute:

324U   Compliance with plans by the Commonwealth and Commonwealth agencies

             (1)  The Commonwealth or a Commonwealth agency must not:

                     (a)  contravene a plan made under section 324S; or

                     (b)  authorise another person to do, or omit to do, anything that, if it were done or omitted to be done by the Commonwealth or the Commonwealth agency (as appropriate), would contravene such a plan.

             (2)  If there is no plan in force under section 324S for a particular National Heritage place described in subsection (1) of that section, the Commonwealth and each Commonwealth agency must take all reasonable steps to ensure that its acts (if any) relating to the place are not inconsistent with the National Heritage management principles.

(51)   APA (44) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 38 (lines 27 to 32), omit section 324W, substitute:

324W   Review of plans at least every 5 years

             (1)  At least once in every 5 year period after a plan for managing a National Heritage place is made under section 324S, the Minister must cause a review of the plan to be carried out.

             (2)  The review must:

                     (a)  assess whether the plan is consistent with the National Heritage management principles in force at the time; and

                     (b)  assess whether the plan is effective in protecting and conserving the National Heritage values of the place; and

                     (c)  make recommendations for the improved protection of the National Heritage values of the place.

             (3)  The person carrying out the review must publish, on the Internet and in a daily newspaper circulating in each State and self-governing Territory, a notice inviting anyone to give the person comments within 20 business days on:

                     (a)  whether the plan is consistent with the National Heritage management principles; and

                     (b)  the effectiveness of the plan in protecting and conserving the National Heritage values of the place.

             (4)  In carrying out the review, the person must consider the comments (if any) received in accordance with the notice.

(52)   APA (45) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 40 (line 26), omit “identification and assessment”, substitute “identification, assessment and monitoring”.

(53)   APA (46) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 41 (after line 3), after subsection 324ZA(1), insert:

          (1A)  The Commonwealth agency must give the Minister at least 40 business days’ notice before executing the contract.

(54)   APA (47) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 31, page 43 (line 3), omit paragraph 324ZC(2)(e), substitute:

                     (e)  all nominations, assessments and changes to the National Heritage List under this Division during the period of review; and

                      (f)  compliance with this Act in relation to National Heritage places; and

                     (g)  any other matters that the Minister considers relevant.

(55)   APA (48) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 43 (line 16), after “and”, insert “may”.

(56)   Govt (10) [Sheet RA234]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 44 (line 31) to page 45 (line 4), omit subsection 341D(3), substitute:

             (3)  The regulations must prescribe criteria for the following:

                     (a)  natural heritage values of places;

                     (b)  indigenous heritage values of places;

                     (c)  historic heritage values of places.

The regulations may prescribe criteria for other heritage values of places.

             (4)  To avoid doubt, a criterion prescribed by the regulations may relate to one or more of the following:

                     (a)  natural heritage values of places;

                     (b)  indigenous heritage values of places;

                     (c)  historic heritage values of places;

                     (d)  other heritage values of places.

(57)   Dem (32) [Sheet 2990]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 45 (after line 21), after subsection 341E(3), insert:

          (3A)  After giving the Chair of the Australian Heritage Council a written request under subsection (2), the Minister must within 10 business days publish a brief description of the nomination on the Internet. In publishing the description, the Minister may have regard to section 341Q.

Note:          The description published on the Internet may not contain certain information kept confidential under section 341Q.

(58)   APA (50) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 47 (line 2), omit “, within a reasonable time”.

(59)   APA (51) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 47 (lines 3 and 4), omit paragraph 341F(5)(a), substitute:

                     (a)  within 10 business days, publish, on the Internet and in each other way required by the regulations (if any), a copy or summary of the instrument published in the Gazette ; and

(60)   APA (52) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 47 (lines 10 to 12), omit paragraph 341F(5)(c), substitute:

                     (c)  within 10 business days, advise each person (if any) who nominated the place or requested the Minister in writing to include the place in the List under this section that the place has been included in the List.

(61)   APA (53) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 47 (after line 12), at the end of section 341F, add:

             (6)  If a person requests the Minister in writing to include a place in the Commonwealth Heritage List under this section and the Minister has not done so within 10 business days after receiving the request, the Minister must:

                     (a)  publish on the Internet notice of those facts; and

                     (b)  advise the person that the Minister has not included the place in the List; and

                     (c)  give reasons why the Minister has not done so to the person and to anyone who requests them.

This subsection has effect (despite subsection (1)) whether or not the Minister has the belief described in that subsection in relation to the place and its heritage values (if any).

(62)   APA (54) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 47 (lines 28 and 29), omit “However, the Minister may extend the period in paragraph (a) or (b).”.

(63)   APA (55) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 47 (after line 29), after subsection 341G(2), insert:

          (2A)  If the Australian Heritage Council does not give the Minister the assessment within the period required by subsection (2) but makes all reasonable efforts to do so, the Minister may, by notice in writing, extend the period by up to 24 months.

          (2B)  If the Australian Heritage Council does not give the Minister the assessment within the period as extended under subsection (2A) but makes all reasonable efforts to do so, the Minister may, by notice in writing, further extend the period by up to 24 months.

          (2C)  Within 10 business days of extending the period by notice under subsection (2A) or (2B), the Minister must:

                     (a)  publish on the Internet:

                              (i)  a copy of the notice; and

                             (ii)  the reasons for the extension; and

                     (b)  give a copy of the notice to each person (if any) who nominated the place being covered by the assessment.

(64)   APA (56) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 47 (after line 33), after subsection 341G(3), insert:

Requirements relating to assessments generally

          (3A)  Before giving the Minister an assessment under this section whether a place meets any of the Commonwealth Heritage criteria, the Australian Heritage Council:

                     (a)  must publish, in accordance with the regulations (if any), a notice:

                              (i)  stating that the Council is assessing whether the place meets any of the Commonwealth Heritage criteria; and

                             (ii)  inviting comments in writing, within a specified period that is reasonable having regard to the time by which the Council must give the assessment to the Minister, on whether the place meets any of the Commonwealth Heritage criteria and whether the place should be included in the Commonwealth Heritage List; and

                     (b)  must consider, subject to subsection (5), the comments (if any) the Council receives within the period.

The Council must give the Minister a copy of the comments with the assessment.



(65)   APA (57) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 48 (line 21), omit the heading to section 341H, substitute:

341H   Inviting public comments after assessment

(66)   APA (58) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 48 (after line 21), before subsection (1), insert:

          (1A)  This section applies if and only if, within 20 business days after the day on which the Minister receives from the Australian Heritage Council under section 341G an assessment whether a place meets any of the Commonwealth Heritage criteria, the Minister decides that this section should apply. This section continues to apply even if the Minister revokes the decision.

(67)   APA (59) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 48 (line 24), omit “a”, substitute “the”.

(68)   APA (60) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 48 (lines 30 and 31), omit the note.

(69)   APA (61) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 49 (lines 1 to 3), omit “include a statement setting out the Commonwealth Heritage criteria the place meets or may meet and must allow the comments”, substitute “state that comments are”.

(70)   APA (62) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 49 (lines 12 to 17), omit subsection 341H(5), substitute:

             (5)  On the first day on which the Minister publishes the notice, the Minister must publish, in accordance with the regulations (if any):

                     (a)  the assessment given to the Minister under section 341G for the place; and

                     (b)  a summary of the documents (if any), copies of which were given to the Minister by the Australian Heritage Council under that section with the assessment; and

                     (c)  if the place has not been included in the Commonwealth Heritage List—one of the following:

                              (i)  a statement (the listing proposal ) that the Minister proposes that the place be included in the Commonwealth Heritage List;

                             (ii)  a statement that the Minister proposes that the place not be included in the Commonwealth Heritage List;

                            (iii)  a statement that the Minister does not have a view whether or not the place should be included in the Commonwealth Heritage List; and

                     (d)  if the Minister publishes the listing proposal—a statement:

                              (i)  identifying the Commonwealth Heritage values that the Minister proposes be included in the Commonwealth Heritage List for the place; and

                             (ii)  explaining why the Minister believes the place has those values.

(71)   APA (63) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 49 (line 20) to page 50 (line 5), omit subsections 341J(1) and (2), substitute:

             (1)  After receiving from the Australian Heritage Council an assessment under section 341G whether a place, except one that is or includes a place included in the Commonwealth Heritage List under section 341F (whether before, on or after receipt of the assessment), meets any of the Commonwealth Heritage criteria, the Minister must:

                     (a)  by instrument published in the Gazette , include in the Commonwealth Heritage List the place and its Commonwealth Heritage values specified in the instrument; or

                     (b)  decide not to include the place in the Commonwealth Heritage List.

Note 1:       Section 341F is about emergency listing.

Note 2:       The Minister may include a place in the Commonwealth Heritage List only if the Minister is satisfied that the place:

(a)           is entirely within a Commonwealth area or is both outside the Australian jurisdiction and owned or leased by the Commonwealth or a Commonwealth agency; and

(b)           has one or more Commonwealth Heritage values.

                   See subsection 341C(2).

Note 3:       Section 341N deals with how additional Commonwealth Heritage values may be included in the Commonwealth Heritage List for a Commonwealth Heritage place.

             (2)  The Minister must comply with subsection (1):

                     (a)  within 20 business days after the day on which the Minister receives the assessment; or

                     (b)  if section 341H applies in relation to the place—within 60 business days after the end of the period mentioned in paragraph 341H(3)(a) for the place.

However, this subsection does not apply if the place is wholly or partly outside the Australian jurisdiction.

(72)   APA (64) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 50 (line 15), omit “List.”, substitute “List; and”.

(73)   APA (65) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 50 (after line 15), at the end of subsection 341J(3), add:

                     (c)  publish on the Internet:

                              (i)  a copy of the instrument published in the Gazette including the place and its Commonwealth Heritage values in the List; and

                             (ii)  the Minister’s reasons for including the place and those values in the List.



(74)   Dem (41) [Sheet 2990]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 50 (lines 18 and 19), omit “, within a reasonable time”.

(75)   APA (67) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 50 (line 23), after “decision”, insert “within 10 business days”.

(76)   APA (68) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 50 (line 24), omit “decision.”, substitute “decision; and”.

(77)   APA (69) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 50 (after line 24), at the end of subsection 341J(4), add:

                     (c)  within 10 business days, publish on the Internet notice of the decision and the reasons for the decision.

(78)   APA (70) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 50 (lines 26 to 28), omit “Within 15 business days after the end of the period mentioned in subsection 341H(3) for a place included in the Commonwealth Heritage List under section 341F (emergency listing),”, substitute “After receiving from the Australian Heritage Council an assessment under section 341G whether a place that is or includes a place (the listed place ) included in the Commonwealth Heritage List under section 341F (whether before, on or after receipt of the assessment) meets any of the Commonwealth Heritage criteria,”.

(79)   APA (71) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 50 (line 31), omit “place”, substitute “listed place”.

(80)   APA (72) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 50 (line 33), omit “place”, substitute “listed place”.

(81)   APA (73) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 51 (line 1), omit “place”, substitute “listed place”.

(82)   APA (74) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 51 (line 3), omit “place”, substitute “listed place”.



(83)   APA (75) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 51 (lines 16 to 18), omit the note.

(84)   APA (76) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 51 (after line 18), after subsection 341J(5), insert:

          (5A)  The Minister must comply with subsection (5):

                     (a)  within 20 business days after the day on which the Minister receives the assessment; or

                     (b)  if section 341H applies in relation to the place covered by the assessment—within 15 business days after the end of the period mentioned in subsection 341H(3) for the place.

However, this subsection does not apply if the place covered by the assessment is wholly or partly outside the Australian jurisdiction.

(85)   Dem (44) [Sheet 2990]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 51 (line 33), omit “, within a reasonable time”.

(86)   APA (78) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 51 (line 34) to page 52 (line 4), omit paragraphs 341J(7)(a) and (b), substitute:

                     (a)  within 10 business days, publish on the Internet:

                              (i)  a copy of the instrument published in the Gazette ; and

                             (ii)  the reasons for the removal or alteration; and

                     (b)  within 10 business days, give written reasons for the removal or alteration to each person identified by the Minister as an owner or occupier of all or part of the place; and

                     (c)  give written reasons for the removal or alteration to anyone else who asks the Minister for them; and

                     (d)  if the place was included on the List following a nomination of it by a person—within 10 business days of the removal or alteration, advise the person of the removal or alteration and give the person written reasons for it.

(87)   APA (79) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 33, page 52 (line 11), omit “subsection 341G(4)”, substitute “section 341G”.

(88)   APA (80) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 52 (line 13), after “notice”, insert “(if any)”.



(89)   APA (81) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 54 (lines 16 and 17), omit subsection 341L(7), substitute:

             (7)  Within 10 business days of publication of the instrument in the Gazette , the Minister must publish, on the Internet and in each other way required by the regulations (if any), a copy of the instrument.

(90)   Dem (47) [Sheet 2990]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 54 (lines 18 and 19), omit the heading to section 341M, substitute:

341M  Minister must consider advice of the Australian Heritage Council and public comments

(91)   APA (83) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 54 (lines 20 to 25), omit subsection 341M(1), substitute:

             (1)  Before the Minister removes from the Commonwealth Heritage List under section 341L all or part of a place or one or more of a place’s Commonwealth Heritage values in a removal for loss of value, the Minister must:

                     (a)  give the Chair of the Australian Heritage Council a written request for the Council to give the Minister advice on the proposed removal; and

                     (b)  publish, on the Internet, in a daily newspaper circulating in each State and self-governing Territory and in each other way required by the regulations (if any), a notice:

                              (i)  describing the proposed removal; and

                             (ii)  inviting anyone to give the Minister comments, within 20 business days, on the proposed removal.

The Minister must publish the notice within 20 business days of giving the request.

(92)   APA (84) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 54 (lines 28 and 29), omit subsection 341M(3), substitute:

             (3)  The Minister must consider the advice, if he or she receives it by the end of that period, and the comments (if any) received in accordance with the notice.

(93)   APA (85) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 57 (after line 15), before subparagraph 341R(2)(a)(i), insert:

                            (ia)  publication under section 341H of the assessment; or

(94)   APA (86) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 57 (line 21), omit “341J(1) or (5)”, substitute “341J(2) or (5A)”.

(95)   APA (87) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 59 (lines 16 to 18), omit paragraph 341S(6)(b), substitute:

                     (b)  seek in accordance with the regulations, and consider, comments from anyone about the matters to be addressed by the proposed plan or amendment.

(96)   APA (88) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 59 (line 25), at the end of subsection 341T(1), add “If the Commonwealth agency does so, it must give the Minister a copy of the plan.”.

(97)   APA (89) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 59 (after line 27), after subsection 341T(1), insert:

          (1A)  The Minister must decide within 60 business days of being given the copy of the plan whether or not to endorse the plan.

          (1B)  Within 10 business days of making the decision, the Minister must inform the Commonwealth agency in writing of the decision and publish on the Internet a notice of the decision.

(98)   APA (90) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 60 (lines 13 to 17), omit section 341V, substitute:

341V   Compliance with plans by the Commonwealth and Commonwealth agencies

             (1)  The Commonwealth or a Commonwealth agency must not:

                     (a)  contravene a plan made under section 341S; or

                     (b)  authorise another person to do, or omit to do, anything that, if it were done or omitted to be done by the Commonwealth or the Commonwealth agency (as appropriate), would contravene such a plan.

             (2)  If there is no plan in force under section 341S for a particular Commonwealth Heritage place, the Commonwealth and each Commonwealth agency must take all reasonable steps to ensure that its acts (if any) relating to the place are not inconsistent with the Commonwealth Heritage management principles.

(99)   APA (91) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 60 (lines 25 to 32), omit section 341X, substitute:

341X   Review of plans at least every 5 years

             (1)  At least once in every 5 year period after a plan for managing a Commonwealth Heritage place is made under section 341S, the Commonwealth agency concerned must cause a review of the plan to be carried out.

             (2)  The review must:

                     (a)  assess whether the plan is consistent with the Commonwealth Heritage management principles in force at the time; and

                     (b)  assess whether the plan is effective in protecting and conserving the Commonwealth Heritage values of the place; and

                     (c)  make recommendations for the improved protection of the Commonwealth Heritage values of the place.

             (3)  The person carrying out the review must publish, on the Internet and in a daily newspaper circulating in each State and self-governing Territory, a notice inviting anyone to give the person comments within 20 business days on:

                     (a)  whether the plan is consistent with the Commonwealth Heritage management principles; and

                     (b)  the effectiveness of the plan in protecting and conserving the Commonwealth Heritage values of the place.

             (4)  In carrying out the review, the person must consider the comments (if any) received in accordance with the notice.

(100) APA (92) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 61 (line 17), omit “identification and assessment”, substitute “identification, assessment and monitoring”.

(101) APA (93) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 61 (lines 20 to 26), omit subsection 341ZA(1), substitute:

             (1)  If a Commonwealth agency owns or controls one or more places, the agency must:

                     (a)  prepare a written heritage strategy for managing the places to protect and conserve their Commonwealth Heritage values; and

                     (b)  give a copy of the strategy to the Minister;

as soon as practicable and in any event within 2 years after the later of:

                     (c)  the time the agency first owns or controls a place; and

                     (d)  the commencement of this section.

Note:          The heritage strategy will apply to every place the agency owns or controls.

          (1A)  Before making a heritage strategy, the Commonwealth agency must consult the Australian Heritage Council and take into account any advice the agency receives from the Council.

(102) APA (94) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 61 (line 28), at the end of subsection 341ZA(2), add “The Commonwealth agency must give the Minister a copy of the amended or replacement strategy within 20 business days of the amendment or replacement.”.

(103) APA (95) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 62 (line 3), omit “any).”, substitute “any); and”.



(104) APA (96) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 62 (after line 3), at the end of subsection 341ZA(3), add:

                     (d)  not be inconsistent with the Commonwealth Heritage management principles.

(105) APA (97) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 62 (lines 4 to 8), omit subsection 341ZA(4), substitute:

             (4)  The Minister must advise the Commonwealth agency whether or not the agency’s heritage strategy (whether original, amended or replacement) is inconsistent with the Commonwealth Heritage management principles.

(106) APA (98) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 62 (after line 32), at the end of section 341ZB, add:

             (5)  If a report under paragraph (1)(c) indicates that a place owned or controlled by a Commonwealth agency may have one or more Commonwealth Heritage values, information from the report may be used or referred to in a nomination of the place for inclusion in the Commonwealth Heritage List.

(107) APA (99) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 63 (lines 1 to 8), omit section 341ZC, substitute:

341ZC   Minimising adverse impact on heritage values

                   A Commonwealth agency must not take an action that has, will have or is likely to have an adverse impact on the National Heritage values of a National Heritage place or the Commonwealth Heritage values of a Commonwealth Heritage place, unless:

                     (a)  there is no feasible and prudent alternative to taking the action; and

                     (b)  all measures that can reasonably be taken to mitigate the impact of the action on those values are taken.

(108) APA (100) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 63 (after line 34), after subsection 341ZE(1), insert:

          (1A)  The Commonwealth agency must give the Minister at least 40 business days’ notice before executing the contract.

(109) APA (101) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 32, page 66 (line 22), omit paragraph 341ZH(2)(e), substitute:

                     (e)  all nominations, assessments and changes to the Commonwealth Heritage List under this Division during the period of review; and

                      (f)  compliance with this Act in relation to Commonwealth Heritage places; and

                     (g)  any other matters that the Minister considers relevant.

(110) APA (102) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 33, page 66 (lines 25 to 31), omit paragraph (j), substitute:

             ; and (j)  if the reserve includes a National Heritage place:

                              (i)  not be inconsistent with the National Heritage management principles; and

                             (ii)  address the matters prescribed by regulations made for the purposes of paragraph 324S(4)(a); and

                     (k)  if the reserve includes a Commonwealth Heritage place:

                              (i)  not be inconsistent with the Commonwealth Heritage management principles; and

                             (ii)  address the matters prescribed by regulations made for the purposes of paragraph 341S(4)(a).

(111) APA (103) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 46, page 68 (after line 27), after paragraph (e), insert:

Note:          The places mentioned in paragraph (d) of the definition of environment include places included in the Register of the National Estate kept under the Australian Heritage Council Act 2003 .

(112) APA (104) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 1, item 48, page 69 (lines 8 to 10), omit the definition of indigenous heritage value , substitute:

indigenous heritage value of a place means a heritage value of the place that is of significance to indigenous persons in accordance with their practices, observances, customs, traditions, beliefs or history.

(113) APA (105) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 3, heading, page 73 (lines 2 to 4), omit “ Transitional provision: places included in the Register of the National Estate ”, substitute “ New listings of places in other lists ”.

(114) APA (106) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 3, page 73 (after line 5), before item 1, insert:

1A  Including World Heritage properties in National Heritage List

(1)       This item applies to a place consisting of a property that, at any time within 6 months after this item commences, is included in the World Heritage List after being submitted by the Commonwealth to the World Heritage Committee under Article 11 of the World Heritage Convention. It does not matter whether the property was first included in the List before, on or after the commencement of this item.

Place may be included in National Heritage List within 6 months

(2)       The Minister may, by instrument published in the Gazette within 6 months after this item commences, include in the National Heritage List the place and the National Heritage values it has because of subitem (3). To avoid doubt:

                     (a)  all those values must be included in the List if the Minister includes the place in the List under this item; and

                     (b)  this item does not prevent the Minister from including in the List at any time under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 :

                              (i)  the place; and

                             (ii)  a National Heritage value the place has because of subitem (3) or otherwise.

World heritage values taken to cause place to meet National Heritage criteria

(3)       For the purposes of this item and the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 , each world heritage value that the World Heritage Committee has identified the property as having is taken to cause the place to meet a National Heritage criterion.

Note:       This has the effect that, under subsection 324D(1) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 , the place has a National Heritage value corresponding to that world heritage value. Under that subsection, the place will also have another National Heritage value if the place has a heritage value that causes the place to meet one of the National Heritage criteria apart from this item.

(115) APA (107) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 3, item 1, page 73 (after line 16), before subparagraph 1(2)(a)(i), insert:

                            (ia)  is, or is part of, a place to which item 1A (about World Heritage properties) applies; or

(116) APA (108) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 4, heading, page 74 (line 2), omit “ amendment ”, substitute “ amendments ”.

(117) APA (109) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 4, page 74 (after line 5), before item 1, insert:

1A  After section 74

Insert:

74A   Minister may request referral of a larger action

             (1)  If the Minister receives a referral in relation to a proposal to take an action by a person, and the Minister is satisfied the action that is the subject of the referral is a component of a larger action the person proposes to take, the Minister may decide to not accept the referral.

             (2)  If the Minister decides to not accept a referral under subsection (1), the Minister:

                     (a)  must give written notice of the decision to the person who referred the proposal to the Minister; and

                     (b)  must give written notice of the decision to the person who is proposing to take the action that was the subject of the referral; and

                     (c)  may, under section 70, request of the person proposing to take the action that was the subject of the referral, that they refer the proposal, to take the larger action, to the Minister.

             (3)  To avoid doubt, sections 73 and 74 do not apply to a referral that has not been accepted in accordance with subsection (1).

             (4)   If the Minister decides to accept a referral under subsection (1), the Minister must, at the time of making a decision under section 75:

                     (a)  give written notice of the decision to the person who referred the proposal to the Minister;

                     (b)  publish in accordance with the regulations (if any), a copy or summary of the decision.

1B  After subsection 75(1)

Insert:

       (1AA)  To avoid doubt, the Minister is not permitted to make a decision under subsection (1) in relation to an action that was the subject of a referral that was not accepted under subsection 74A(1).

1C  Subsection 77(3)

Repeal the subsection.

1D  Subsection 77(5)

Repeal the subsection.

1E  After section 77

Insert:

77A   Action to be taken in a particular manner

             (1)  If, in deciding whether the action is a controlled action or not, the Minister has made a decision (the component decision ) that a particular provision of Part 3 is not a controlling provision for the action because the Minister believes it will be taken in a particular manner (whether or not in accordance with an accredited management plan for the purposes of a declaration under section 33 or a bilaterally accredited management plan for the purposes of a bilateral agreement), the notice, to be provided under section 77, must set out the component decision, identifying the provision and the manner.

Note:          The Minister may decide that a provision of Part 3 is not a controlling provision for an action because he or she believes that the action will be taken in a manner that will ensure the action will not have (and is not likely to have) an adverse impact on the matter protected by the provision.

             (2)  A person must not take an action, that is the subject of a notice that includes a particular manner under subsection (1), in a way that is inconsistent with the manner specified in the notice.

Civil penalty:         

                     (a)  for an individual—1,000 penalty units, or such lower amount as is prescribed by the regulations;

                     (b)  for a body corporate—10,000 penalty units, or such lower amount as is prescribed by the regulations.

1F  Paragraph 78(1)(b)

Omit “in the notice under subsection 77(3)”, substitute “under subsection 77A(1) in the notice given under section 77”.



1G  Application

The amendment of paragraph 78(1)(b) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 made by this Schedule applies in relation to notices given under section 77 of that Act after the commencement of that amendment.

1H  Section 137

Repeal the section, substitute:

137   Requirements for decisions about World Heritage

                   In deciding whether or not to approve, for the purposes of section 12 or 15A, the taking of an action and what conditions to attach to such an approval, the Minister must not act inconsistently with:

                     (a)  Australia’s obligations under the World Heritage Convention; or

                     (b)  the Australian World Heritage management principles; or

                     (c)  a plan that has been prepared for the management of a declared World Heritage property under section 316 or as described in section 321.

1J  Section 318

Repeal the section, substitute:

318   Commonwealth compliance with plans

             (1)  The Commonwealth or a Commonwealth agency must not:

                     (a)  contravene a plan made under section 316; or

                     (b)  authorise another person to do, or omit to do, anything that, if it were done or omitted to be done by the Commonwealth or the Commonwealth agency (as appropriate), would contravene such a plan.

             (2)  If there is no plan in force under section 316 for a particular property described in subsection (1) of that section, the Commonwealth and each Commonwealth agency must take all reasonable steps to ensure that its acts (if any) relating to the property are not inconsistent with the Australian World Heritage management principles.

1K  Section 330

Repeal the section, substitute:

330   Commonwealth compliance with plans

             (1)  The Commonwealth or a Commonwealth agency must not:

                     (a)  contravene a plan made under section 328; or

                     (b)  authorise another person to do, or omit to do, anything that, if it were done or omitted to be done by the Commonwealth or the Commonwealth agency (as appropriate), would contravene such a plan.

             (2)  If there is no plan in force under section 328 for a particular wetland described in subsection (1) of that section, the Commonwealth and each Commonwealth agency must take all reasonable steps to ensure that its acts (if any) relating to the wetland are not inconsistent with the Australian Ramsar management principles.



(118) APA (110) [Sheet RA235]

          Schedule 4, page 74 (after line 7), at the end of the Schedule, add:

2  After Part 20

Insert:

Part 20A—Publication of information on the Internet

   

515A   Publication of information on the Internet

                   Without limiting the operation of section 170A, the Secretary must publish on the Internet each week a list of:

                     (a)  all permits issued or granted under this Act in the immediately preceding week; and

                     (b)  all matters required by this Act to be made available to the public in the immediately preceding week.

 

 

 

 

 

HARRY EVANS

Clerk of the Senate

 

 

The Senate

21 August 2003