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Tuesday, 26 June 2001
Page: 28597

Bill returned from the Senate with amendments.

Ordered that the amendments be taken into consideration forthwith.

Senate's amendments—

(1) Schedule 1, item 4, page 6 (line 8), at the end of subsection (2A), add “, other than goods or classes of goods prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of this subsection”.

(2) Schedule 1, item 13, page 16 (after line 23), after section 214AC, insert:

214ACA Monitoring officer to notify occupier of premises of the occupier's rights and obligations

Before exercising monitoring powers in respect of premises, a monitoring officer must give to the occupier of the premises a written notice setting out the occupier's rights and obligations under this Subdivision.

(3) Schedule 1, item 13, page 20 (line 30), at the end of subsection (2), add “if the occupier of the premises, or a representative previously nominated to Customs by the occupier, is unavailable to do so or absent from the premises”.

(4) Schedule 1, item 20, page 25 (lines 21 and 22), omit subsection (6D).

(5) Schedule 1, item 21, page 27 (lines 10 and 11), omit subsection (8).

(6) Schedule 2, item 5, page 29 (lines 6 and 7), omit subsection 243SA(2).

(7) Schedule 2, item 5, page 29 (lines 14 and 15), omit subsection 243SB(2).

(8) Schedule 2, item 6, page 34 (line 6), omit “64AAA(9),”.

(9) Schedule 2, item 6, page 34 (line 7), omit “99(2) or (3), 102A(4), 113(1), 114B(7), 114D(1),”, substitute “99(3), 102A(4), 113(1), 114B(7),”.

(10) Schedule 2, item 6, page 34 (line 9), omit “126E(3), 126F(3), 243SA(1), 243SB(1),”.

(11) Schedule 2, item 6, page 34 (after line 18), after section 243X, insert:

243XA Guidelines for serving infringement notices

(1) The CEO must develop written guidelines in respect of the administration of this Division to which he or she must have regard when exercising powers under this Division.

(2) The guidelines are a disallowable instrument for the purposes of section 46A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

(12) Schedule 3, item 1, page 39 (line 16) to page 40 (line 5), omit subsections 126D(2) and (3).

(13) Schedule 3, item 1, page 40 (after line 5), after section 126D, insert:

126DA Communications standards and operation

(1) After consulting with persons likely to be affected, the CEO must determine, and cause to be published in the Gazette:

(a) the information technology requirements that have to be met by persons who wish to communicate with Customs electronically; and

(b) the action that a person has to take in order to verify the receipt of information communicated to Customs electronically; and

(c) the information technology requirements that have to be met to satisfy a requirement that a person's signature be given to Customs in connection with information when the information is communicated electronically; and

(d) the information technology requirements that have to be met to satisfy a requirement that a document be produced to Customs when the document is produced electronically.

(2) The CEO may:

(a) determine alternative information technology requirements that may be used; and

(b) without limiting paragraph (a), determine different information technology requirements that may be used in different circumstances or by different classes of persons.

(14) Schedule 3, item 1, page 41 (lines 1 and 2), omit subsection 126E(4).

(15) Schedule 3, item 1, page 41 (lines 20 and 21), omit subsection 126F(4).

(16) Schedule 3, item 38, page 65 (line 12), at the end of paragraph 71DF(b), add “or such other day of that month as is prescribed”.

(17) Schedule 3, item 62, page 89 (lines 4 and 5), omit subsection (2).

(18) Schedule 3, item 97, page 104 (line 20), omit “(2) or”.

(19) Schedule 3, item 118, page 114 (lines 12 to 15), omit subsections (9) and (10).

(20) Schedule 3, item 118, page 122 (line 11), omit subsection (3).