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Schedule 3—Amendments of Attorney-General’s Department Acts

Schedule 3 Amendments of Attorney-General’s Department Acts

Part 1 Bankruptcy

Division 1—Amendments

Bankruptcy Act 1966

1  Subsection 5(1) (definition of Australia )

Repeal the definition.

2  Subsection 5(1)

Insert:

authority , in relation to a Territory, means an authority established by or under a law of the Territory, and includes the holder of an office established by or under a law of the Territory.

law , in relation to a Territory, means a law in force in the Territory.

Example:    A law in force in a Territory that is an applied law of a State or another Territory.

3  Subsection 5(1) (definitions of Territory and Territory of the Commonwealth )

Repeal the definitions.

4  Paragraph 7(2)(b)

Omit “, or of a Territory of the Commonwealth”, substitute “or of a Territory”.

5  Section 9A

Repeal the section.

6  Subsection 20D(8) (paragraph (e) of the definition of public securities )

Omit “of the Commonwealth”.

7  Subsection 54H(1)

Omit “, or of a Territory of the Commonwealth”, substitute “or of a Territory”.

8  Subsection 128(2)

After “officer”, insert “or authority”.

9  Paragraph 139G(1)(b)

Omit “, or of a Territory of the Commonwealth,”, substitute “or of a Territory”.

10  Subsections 139ZN(4) and (5) and 139ZR(4) and (5)

After “officer”, insert “or authority”.

11  Subsection 262(2)

Omit “Territories of the Commonwealth”, substitute “Territories”.

12  Amendments of listed provisions—Territory of the Commonwealth

In the following provisions, omit “Territory of the Commonwealth” (wherever occurring), substitute “Territory”:

                     (a)  paragraph (b) of the definition of company in subsection 5(1);

                     (b)  paragraph (c) of the definition of magistrate in subsection 5(1);

                     (c)  paragraph (a) of the definition of maintenance order in subsection 5(1);

                     (d)  subsections 20D(6) and (7);

                     (e)  subparagraph (b)(iv) of the definition of public securities in subsection 20D(8);

                      (f)  paragraph (c) of the definition of public securities in subsection 20D(8);

                     (g)  subsections 58(2), 59(5), 74(7) and 91(5);

                     (h)  the definition of charge in subsection 118(12);

                      (i)  subsections 122(4A) and 128(1);

                      (j)  paragraph 129(4A)(a);

                     (k)  subsections 132(3) and 133(1) and (3);

                      (l)  paragraph 133(11)(a);

                    (m)  subsections 136(2) and 139(2);

                     (n)  sub-subparagraph (b)(iv)(A) of the definition of income in subsection 139L(1);

                     (o)  subparagraph 153(2)(a)(ii);

                     (p)  paragraph 185F(1)(c);

                     (q)  subsections 220(6), 249(2), 250(5) and 262(1);

                      (r)  paragraph 262(2)(a).

Division 2—Application, saving and transitional provisions

13  Definitions

In this Part:

Commonwealth Bankruptcy Act means the Bankruptcy Act 1966 , as amended by Division 1 of this Part.

Commonwealth Official Trustee means the Official Trustee (within the meaning of the Commonwealth Bankruptcy Act).

Norfolk Island Bankruptcy Act means the Bankruptcy Act 2006 (Norfolk Island).

Norfolk Island official trustee means the official trustee (within the meaning of the Norfolk Island Bankruptcy Act, as in force immediately before the transition time).

transitional bankrupt : see item 14.

transition time means the commencement of this item.

14  Scope

This Part applies in relation to a person (a transitional bankrupt ) if:

                     (a)  a determination of bankruptcy was made against the person under the Norfolk Island Bankruptcy Act; and

                     (b)  immediately before the transition time, both:

                              (i)  the person had not obtained a certificate of discharge of that bankruptcy; and

                             (ii)  the determination had not been annulled.

15  Transitional—general

Application of amendments

(1)       The amendments of the Commonwealth Bankruptcy Act made by Division 1 of this Part apply in relation to a transitional bankrupt.

How the Commonwealth Bankruptcy Act applies

(2)       Anything done before the transition time by a person mentioned in column 1 of an item of the following table under or for the purposes of a provision of the Norfolk Island Bankruptcy Act in relation to a transitional bankrupt is taken to have been done by the person mentioned in column 2 of the item under, or for the purposes of, the corresponding provision (if any) of the Commonwealth Bankruptcy Act.

 

Persons acting under or for the purposes of bankruptcy Acts

Item

Column 1

Norfolk Island

Column 2

Commonwealth

1

A Judge (or Judges) of the Supreme Court of Norfolk Island

A Judge (or Judges) of the Federal Court of Australia

2

The registrar (within the meaning of the Norfolk Island Bankruptcy Act, as in force immediately before the transition time)

Whichever of the following persons has the function of doing things of that kind under the Commonwealth Bankruptcy Act:

(a) the Chief Executive Officer and Principal Registrar of the Federal Court of Australia;

(b) the Official Receiver;

(c) any other person.

3

The Norfolk Island official trustee

The Commonwealth Official Trustee

4

Any other person

A person who has the function of doing things of that kind under the Commonwealth Bankruptcy Act

Determinations of bankruptcy

(3)       Without limiting subitem (2) of this item, the Commonwealth Bankruptcy Act applies to a determination of bankruptcy under the Norfolk Island Bankruptcy Act in relation to a transitional bankrupt:

                     (a)  as if the determination of bankruptcy were a sequestration order made under the Commonwealth Bankruptcy Act; and

                     (b)  as if the date of the bankruptcy, in relation to the transitional bankrupt, for the purposes of the Commonwealth Bankruptcy Act, were the date of the order of the determination of bankruptcy.

(4)       For the purposes of the application of the Commonwealth Bankruptcy Act to a determination of bankruptcy as mentioned in subitem (3) of this item, the Official Receiver must enter the following information on the National Personal Insolvency Index:

                     (a)  particulars of the transitional bankrupt, to the extent that these are disclosed on the determination;

                     (b)  the date of the bankruptcy;

                     (c)  the name of the petitioning creditor;

                     (d)  the name of the transitional bankrupt’s trustee;

                     (e)  the date the transitional bankrupt provided the statement required for the purposes of paragraph 51(b) of the Norfolk Island Bankruptcy Act;

                      (f)  any other available information required to be entered on that Index, in relation to a sequestration order, by the Commonwealth Bankruptcy Act and regulations made under the Commonwealth Bankruptcy Act.

Note:       When this item commenced, regulation 13.03 of the Bankruptcy Regulations 1996 and Schedule 8 to those regulations required certain information to be entered on that Index in relation to a sequestration order.

(5)       On written notice from the Official Receiver, either or both of the following must provide information required under subitem (4) to be entered on the National Personal Insolvency Index:

                     (a)  the Registrar of the Norfolk Island Supreme Court;

                     (b)  the Norfolk Island official trustee.

Discharge from bankruptcy

(6)       A transitional bankrupt is discharged from bankruptcy at the transition time if the date of the determination of the bankruptcy occurred 3 years or more before the transition time.

16  Transitional—transfer of records

The Norfolk Island official trustee must, as soon as practicable after the transition time, give to the Commonwealth Official Trustee:

                     (a)  any accounts in relation to a transitional bankrupt transmitted to the Norfolk Island official trustee before the transition time under section 12 of the Norfolk Island Bankruptcy Act; and

                     (b)  any books in relation to a transitional bankrupt kept by the Norfolk Island official trustee under section 16 of the Norfolk Island Bankruptcy Act immediately before the transition time;

                     (c)  a copy of the statement (if any) delivered before the transition time by a transitional bankrupt as required by paragraph 51(b) of the Norfolk Island Bankruptcy Act in compliance with an order of determination of bankruptcy.

17  Transitional rules

(1)       The Minister may, by legislative instrument, make rules prescribing matters of a transitional nature (including prescribing any saving or application provisions) in relation to:

                     (a)  the amendments of the Bankruptcy Act 1966 made by Division 1 of this Part; and

                     (b)  if the Norfolk Island Bankruptcy Act is repealed—the repeal of that Act.

Note:       The Norfolk Island Bankruptcy Act may be repealed by an amendment of the Norfolk Island Continued Laws Ordinance 2015 .

(2)       To avoid doubt, the rules may not do the following:

                     (a)  create an offence or civil penalty;

                     (b)  provide powers of:

                              (i)  arrest or detention; or

                             (ii)  entry, search or seizure;

                     (c)  impose a tax;

                     (d)  set an amount to be appropriated from the Consolidated Revenue Fund under an appropriation in this Act;

                     (e)  directly amend the text of this Act.

(3)       This Part (apart from this item) has effect subject to the rules.

Part 2 Freedom of information

Division 1—Amendments

Freedom of Information Act 1982

18  Subsection 4(1) (definition of Australia )

Repeal the definition.

19  Subsection 4(1) (definition of Norfolk Island authority )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

Norfolk Island authority means any of the following bodies or persons, other than a body or person prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of subsection 7(2AB):

                     (a)  a body (whether incorporated or not) established for a public purpose by or under a Norfolk Island law, other than a law providing for the incorporation of associations or companies;

                     (b)  a person holding or performing the duties of:

                              (i)  an office established by or under a Norfolk Island law; or

                             (ii)  an appointment made under a Norfolk Island law.

20  Subsection 4(1) (definition of Norfolk Island enactment )

Repeal the definition.

21  Subsection 4(1)

Insert:

Norfolk Island law means a law in force in the Territory of Norfolk Island other than:

                     (a)  an Act; or

                     (b)  an instrument made under an Act.

22  Subsection 4(1) (paragraph (c) of the definition of principal officer )

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  in relation to a Norfolk Island authority—the person responsible for the day-to-day management of the authority.

23  Subsection 4(3A)

Omit “Norfolk Island enactment”, substitute “Norfolk Island law”.

24  Paragraph 4(3B)(d)

Omit “Norfolk Island enactment”, substitute “Norfolk Island law”.

25  Section 4B

Repeal the section.

26  Subparagraph 5(2)(c)(ii)

Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:

                             (ii)  the office is established by a Norfolk Island law;

27  After subsection 7(2AA)

Insert:

       (2AB)  A body or person may be prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of this subsection if:

                     (a)  the body or person would, if not so prescribed, be a Norfolk Island authority; and

                     (b)  the Minister is satisfied that the body or person is subject to a law that provides equivalent, or substantially similar, requirements relating to freedom of information as are provided by this Act.

28  Subparagraph 8(2)(d)(ii)

Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:

                             (ii)  appointments of officers of the agency that are made under Norfolk Island laws (other than appointments of officers providing services at a level equivalent to those provided by APS employees);

29  Subsection 8(5)

After “enactment”, insert “or a Norfolk Island law”.

30  Subsection 8(6)

Repeal the subsection (including the heading, but not including the notes).

31  Subsection 8C(2)

Repeal the subsection (not including the heading), substitute:

             (2)  If an enactment, or a Norfolk Island law, restricts or prohibits the publication of particular information, an agency is not required under this Part to publish the information otherwise than as permitted or required by the enactment or law.

32  Subsection 8C(4)

Repeal the subsection.

33  Paragraph 12(1)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  a document that is open to public access, as part of a public register or otherwise, in accordance with an enactment or a Norfolk Island law, where that access is subject to a fee or other charge; or

34  Subsection 12(3)

Repeal the subsection.

35  Paragraph 38(1)(a)

After “enactment”, insert “or a Norfolk Island law”.

36  Subparagraph 38(1)(b)(ii)

Omit “that or any other enactment”, substitute “that enactment or law or any other enactment or Norfolk Island law”.

37  Subsection 38(1A)

Omit “the enactment concerned or any other enactment”, substitute “the enactment or law concerned or any other enactment or Norfolk Island law”.

38  Subsection 38(4)

Repeal the subsection.

39  Paragraphs 47B(d) and (f)

Omit “an authority of Norfolk Island (wherever occurring)”, substitute “a Norfolk Island authority”.

40  Paragraph 55M(2)(a)

After “enactment”, insert “or a Norfolk Island law”.

41  Subsection 55M(3)

Repeal the subsection.

42  Paragraph 58AA(2)(a)

After “enactment”, insert “or a Norfolk Island law”.

43  Subsection 58AA(3)

Repeal the subsection.

44  Paragraph 74(1)(b)

Omit “Norfolk Island enactment”, substitute “Norfolk Island law”.

45  Subsection 74(6)

Omit “Norfolk Island enactment”, substitute “Norfolk Island law”.

46  Paragraph 89D(3)(a)

After “enactment”, insert “or a Norfolk Island law”.

47  Subsection 89D(4)

Repeal the subsection.

48  Paragraph 89J(2)(a)

After “enactment”, insert “or a Norfolk Island law”.

49  Subsection 89J(3)

Repeal the subsection.

Division 2—Application, saving and transitional provisions

50  Application of amendments

Information publication scheme

(1)       The amendments of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 made by Division 1 of this Part apply in relation to the publication of information under Division 2 of Part II of that Act after the commencement time.

Requests and applications

(2)       The amendments of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 made by Division 1 of this Part apply in relation to the following:

                     (a)  requests for access to documents made under section 15 of that Act after the commencement time;

                     (b)  applications made under section 48 of that Act after the commencement time.

(3)       In this item:

commencement time means the time this Part commences.

Part 3 Privacy

Division 1—Amendments

Privacy Act 1988

51  Subsection 6(1) (after paragraph (c) of the definition of agency )

Insert:

                    (ca)  a body (whether incorporated or not), or a tribunal, established for a public purpose by or under a law (other than a law providing for the incorporation of companies, societies or associations) of a State or Territory as in force in an external Territory, other than a body exempted by the Minister under subsection (5A); or

52  Subsection 6(1) (after paragraph (e) of the definition of agency )

Insert:

                    (ea)  a person holding or performing the duties of an office established by or under, or an appointment made under, a law of a State or Territory as in force in an external Territory, other than an office or appointment exempted by the Minister under subsection (5A); or

53  Subsection 6(1) (paragraph (ha) of the definition of agency )

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                   (ha)  a court of Norfolk Island; or

54  Subsection 6(1) (paragraph (c) of the definition of Australian law )

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  any other law in force in the Jervis Bay Territory or an external Territory; or

55  Subsection 6(1) (definition of Commonwealth enactment )

Repeal the definition.

56  Subsection 6(1)

Insert:

Commonwealth law means the following:

                     (a)  an Act other than:

                              (i)  the Northern Territory (Self-Government) Act 1978 ; or

                             (ii)  an Act providing for the administration or government of an external Territory; or

                            (iii)  the Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988 ;

                     (b)  an Ordinance of the Australian Capital Territory or of an external Territory;

                     (c)  a law continued in force by section 16 or 16A of the Norfolk Island Act 1979 ;

                     (d)  an instrument (including rules, regulations or by-laws) made under:

                              (i)  an Act to which paragraph (a) applies; or

                             (ii)  an Ordinance to which paragraph (b) applies; or

                            (iii)  a law to which paragraph (c) applies;

                     (e)  any other legislation that applies as a law of the Commonwealth, other than legislation in so far as it is applied:

                              (i)  by an Act referred to in subparagraph (a)(i) or (ii); or

                             (ii)  as a law of the Australian Capital Territory, to the extent that it operates as such a law.

57  Subsection 6(1)

Repeal the following definitions:

                     (a)  definition of enactment ;

                     (b)  definition of Norfolk Island agency ;

                     (c)  definition of Norfolk Island enactment .

58  Paragraphs 6(5)(c) and (ca)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (c)  an office established by or under a Commonwealth law, or a law of a State or Territory that applies in an external Territory, for the purposes of an agency;

59  Paragraphs 6(5)(e) and (f)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (e)  an office of a member of a tribunal:

                              (i)  that is established by or under a Commonwealth law, or a law of a State or Territory that applies in an external Territory; and

                             (ii)  that is prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of this subparagraph.

60  After subsection 6(5)

Insert:

          (5A)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, exempt a body, office or appointment for the purposes of paragraph (ca) or (ea) of the definition of agency in subsection (1).

61  Paragraphs 7(1)(d) and (e)

Omit “a Norfolk Island agency or”.

62  Paragraph 8(1)(b)

Omit “Commonwealth enactment or a Norfolk Island enactment”, substitute “Commonwealth law, or a law of a State or Territory that applies in an external Territory,”.

63  Subsection 11(3)

Omit “Commonwealth enactment or a Norfolk Island enactment”, substitute “Commonwealth law, or a law of a State or Territory that applies in an external Territory,”.

64  Section 37 (table items 5A and 5B)

Repeal the items, substitute:

 

5A

A body or tribunal referred to in paragraph (ca) of the definition of agency in subsection 6(1)

The person responsible for the day-to-day management of the agency

65  Subparagraph 50(2)(a)(iia)

Omit “particular Norfolk Island enactment”, substitute “law in force in an external Territory other than the Ombudsman Act 1976 ”.

66  Subparagraph 50(3)(a)(iia)

Omit “Norfolk Island enactment concerned”, substitute “law mentioned in subparagraph 50(2)(a)(iia)”.

67  Subsection 60(2B)

Repeal the subsection.

68  Subsection 80G(1) (definition of secrecy provision )

Omit “a law of the Commonwealth (including a provision of this Act), or of a Norfolk Island enactment,”, substitute “a Commonwealth law (including a provision of this Act)”.

69  Subsection 80P(7) (paragraphs (d) and (e) of the definition of designated secrecy provision )

Omit “a law of the Commonwealth”, substitute “a Commonwealth law”.

70  Subsection 80R(1)

Omit “law of the Commonwealth”, substitute “Commonwealth law”.

71  Subsection 80R(1A)

Repeal the subsection.

72  Paragraph 89(c)

Omit “a Norfolk Island enactment that is in force”, substitute “a law in force in an external Territory”.

73  Paragraph 7.8(c) of Schedule 1

Omit “a Norfolk Island enactment”, substitute “a law in force in an external Territory”.

74  Subparagraph 12.2(b)(ii) of Schedule 1

Omit “a Norfolk Island enactment”, substitute “a law in force in an external Territory”.

75  Amendments of listed provisions

 

Further amendments

Item

Provision

Omit

Substitute

1

Subsection 6(1), paragraphs (c), (d), (e) and (f) of the definition of agency

enactment

law

2

Subsection 6(1A)

enactment (second occurring)

law

3

Paragraph 28A(2)(a)

enactment

Commonwealth law

4

Paragraph 28A(2)(c)

enactment

law

5

Section 31 (heading)

enactment

law

6

Subsection 31(1)

enactment

Commonwealth law

7

Subsections 31(2), (3) and (4)

enactment (wherever occurring)

law

8

Paragraph 33(2)(h)

enactment

Commonwealth law

9

Subsections 44(4) and (5)

enactment

Commonwealth law

Division 2—Application, saving and transitional provisions

76  Application of amendments

(1)       The amendments of the Privacy Act 1988 made by Division 1 of this Part apply in relation to the following:

                     (a)  the collection, holding, use, correction or disclosure of personal information after the commencement time;

                     (b)  complaints made under section 36 of that Act after the commencement time;

                     (c)  government contracts entered into after the commencement time.

(2)       In this item:

commencement time means the time this Part commences.

Part 4 Other Attorney-General’s Department Acts

Division 1—Amendments

Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977

77  Subsection 3(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of decision to which this Act applies )

Omit “(c) or (d)”, substitute “(c), (d) or (e)”.

78  Subsection 3(1) (paragraph (b) of the definition of decision to which this Act applies )

Omit “(ca) or (cb)”, substitute “(ca), (cb) or (f)”.

79  Subsection 3(1) (after paragraph (d) of the definition of enactment )

Insert:

               ; or (e)  a law continued in force in Norfolk Island by section 16 or 16A of the Norfolk Island Act 1979 (including such a law as amended in accordance with section 17 of that Act); or

                      (f)  a law of a State or Territory applied in the Jervis Bay Territory or an external Territory;

80  Subsection 3(1) (definition of enactment )

Omit “(ca) or (cb)”, substitute “(ca), (cb), (e) or (f)”.

81  Section 3B

Repeal the section.

82  Subparagraph 17(d)(i)

Omit “(c) or (d)”, substitute “(c), (d), (e) or (f)”.

Criminal Code Act 1995

83  Dictionary in the Criminal Code (subparagraphs (n)(iv) and (r)(iv) of the definition of Commonwealth public official )

Repeal the subparagraphs.

84  Dictionary in the Criminal Code (paragraph (s) of the definition of Commonwealth public official )

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                      (s)  an individual who exercises powers, or performs functions, conferred on the person under a law in force in the Territory of Christmas Island, the Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands or the Territory of Norfolk Island; or

Division 2—Application, saving and transitional provisions

85  Application of amendments of the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977

(1)       The amendments of the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 made by Division 1 of this Part apply in relation to the following:

                     (a)  a decision made after the commencement time;

                     (b)  conduct engaged in, or proposed to be engaged in, after the commencement time for the purpose of making a decision.

(2)       In this item:

commencement time means the time this Part commences.