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National Transport Commission Bill 2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Transport Commission Act 2003

 

No. 81, 2003

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to establish the National Transport Commission, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                                2

1............ Short title............................................................................................ 2

2............ Commencement.................................................................................. 2

3............ Purpose of Act................................................................................... 2

4............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 3

Part 2—Establishment, functions and powers of Commission                        5

5............ Establishment of National Transport Commission............................ 5

6............ Functions and powers of Commission............................................... 5

7............ Regulations setting out model legislation and road transport legislation 6

8............ Reports and advice to be provided to the Australian Transport Council                7

9............ Consultation....................................................................................... 7

10.......... Noise and emission standards—consultation with the National Environment Protection Council         7

Part 3—Constitution of Commission                                                                             9

Division 1—General membership provisions                                                   9

11.......... Membership of Commission.............................................................. 9

12.......... Appointment of ordinary members.................................................... 9

13.......... Chair and Deputy Chair of Commission............................................ 9

Division 2—Provisions relating to members                                                  10

14.......... Ordinary members hold office on part-time basis............................ 10

15.......... Term of appointment not to exceed 3 years..................................... 10

16.......... Remuneration and allowances of ordinary members........................ 10

17.......... Ordinary members may receive other benefits................................. 10

18.......... Resignation....................................................................................... 11

19.......... Termination of appointment............................................................ 11

20.......... Leave of absence............................................................................... 11

21.......... Terms and conditions not provided for by Act................................ 12

22.......... Acting appointments........................................................................ 12

Part 4—Operations of Commission                                                                             14

Division 1—Strategic plans                                                                                      14

23.......... Commission to prepare draft strategic plan..................................... 14

24.......... Consultation on preparation of draft strategic plan......................... 14

25.......... Approval of draft strategic plan....................................................... 14

Division 2—Meetings and committees                                                              16

26.......... Convening of meetings...................................................................... 16

27.......... Procedure at meetings....................................................................... 16

28.......... Resolutions without meetings.......................................................... 16

29.......... Quorum............................................................................................. 17

30.......... Voting at meetings............................................................................ 17

31.......... Disclosure of interests...................................................................... 17

32.......... Committees....................................................................................... 18

Part 5—Finance                                                                                                                       19

33.......... Payments to Commission by Commonwealth................................. 19

34.......... Payments to Commission by States or Territories.......................... 19

35.......... Money of Commission..................................................................... 19

36.......... Application of money of Commission............................................. 19

37.......... Estimates.......................................................................................... 20

38.......... Application of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997               20

Part 6—Chief Executive Officer, staff and consultants                                   22

Division 1—Chief Executive Officer                                                                   22

39.......... Chief Executive Officer..................................................................... 22

40.......... Remuneration and allowances........................................................... 22

41.......... Chief Executive Officer may receive other benefits.......................... 23

42.......... Leave of absence............................................................................... 23

43.......... Terms and conditions not provided for by Act................................ 24

Division 2—Staff and consultants                                                                          25

44.......... Non-Public Service staff................................................................... 25

45.......... Public Service staff of Commission.................................................. 25

46.......... Staff seconded to the Commission................................................... 25

47.......... Consultants....................................................................................... 26

Part 7—Miscellaneous                                                                                                        27

48.......... Delegation by Commission............................................................... 27

49.......... Delegation by Australian Transport Council................................... 27

50.......... Acts done by Australian Transport Council.................................... 28

51.......... Review of operation of Act and Agreement..................................... 29

52.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 29

 



 

 

National Transport Commission Act 2003

No. 81, 2003

 

 

 

An Act to establish the National Transport Commission, and for related purposes

[ Assented to 6 September 2003 ]

The Parliament of Australia enacts: