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Product Stewardship (Oil) Bill 2000

Part  4 Miscellaneous

   

33   Delegation by Secretary

             (1)  The Secretary of the Department may, by writing, delegate to an SES employee or acting SES employee all or any of the functions and powers conferred on the Secretary by this Act.

             (2)  A delegate is, in the exercise of a power delegated under subsection (1), subject to the directions of the Secretary.

34   Delegation by Minister

             (1)  The Minister may, by writing, delegate to:

                     (a)  the Secretary of the Department; or

                     (b)  an SES employee or acting SES employee;

all or any of the functions and powers conferred on the Minister by this Act.

             (2)  A delegate is, in the exercise of a power delegated under subsection (1), subject to the directions of the Minister.

35   Annual report by Minister

                   As soon as practicable after the end of each financial year, the Minister must cause to be laid before each House of the Parliament a report relating to:

                     (a)  the operation of the product stewardship arrangements for oil (including this Act); and

                     (b)  any other matters that the Minister thinks relevant.

36   Review of operation of Act

             (1)  The Minister must cause an independent review of:

                     (a)  the operation of this Act; and

                     (b)  relevant provisions of customs and excise legislation; and

                     (c)  the extent to which the objects set out in section 3 have been achieved;

to be undertaken within 4 years after the commencement of this Act and thereafter at intervals of not longer than 4 years.

             (2)  The persons who undertake such a review must give the Minister a written report of the review.

             (3)  The Minister must cause a copy of each report to be tabled in each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of that House after its receipt by the Minister.

             (4)  In this section:

independent review means a review undertaken by 2 or more persons who:

                     (a)  in the Minister’s opinion possess appropriate qualifications to undertake the review; and

                     (b)  include one or more persons who are not APS employees.

37   Regulations

                   The Governor-General may make regulations prescribing matters:

                     (a)  required or permitted by this Act to be prescribed; or

                     (b)  necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act.

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[ Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 22 June 2000

Senate on 28 June 2000 ]