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National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Streamlined Governance) Bill 2019

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2019

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Streamlined Governance) Bill 2019

 

 

(1)     Schedule 1, heading, page 3 (line 1), omit “ Amendments ”, substitute “ Main amendments ”.

[Royal Commissions]

(2)     Page 16 (after line 19), at the end of the Bill, add:

Schedule 2 Other amendments

   

National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013

1  At the end of section 66

Add:

             (4)  If:

                     (a)  the CEO or an Agency officer is served with a summons or notice, or is otherwise subject to a requirement, under the Royal Commissions Act 1902 ; and

                     (b)  in order to comply with the summons, notice or requirement, the CEO or Agency officer would be required to disclose information that is protected Agency information;

then, despite sections 62 and 67G of this Act, the CEO or Agency officer must, subject to the Royal Commissions Act 1902 , disclose that information. The information is taken to have been disclosed for the purposes of the Royal Commissions Act 1902 and of the Royal Commission concerned.

2  At the end of section 67E

Add:

             (4)  If:

                     (a)  the Commissioner or a Commission officer is served with a summons or notice, or is otherwise subject to a requirement, under the Royal Commissions Act 1902 ; and

                     (b)  in order to comply with the summons, notice or requirement, the Commissioner or Commission officer would be required to disclose information that is protected Commission information;

then, despite sections 67B and 67G of this Act, the Commissioner or Commission officer must, subject to the Royal Commissions Act 1902 , disclose that information. The information is taken to have been disclosed for the purposes of the Royal Commissions Act 1902 and of the Royal Commission concerned.

3  Section 67G

After “except for the purposes of this Act”, insert “or the Royal Commissions Act 1902 ”.

4  Application provision

The amendments of sections 66 and 67E of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 made by this Schedule apply in relation to a summons or notice served, or a requirement made, on or after the commencement of this item (whether the protected Agency information or protected Commission information came into existence before, on or after that commencement).

[Royal Commissions]