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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Bill 1998
Schedule 2 Amendment of other Acts

   

Archives Act 1983

1  After subsection 33(3)

Insert:

          (3A)  For the purposes of this Act, a Commonwealth record is an exempt record if it:

                     (a)  is, or is a copy of, or of a part of, or contains an extract from, a document that is supplied, or created, for the purposes of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1998 ; and

                     (b)  contains information that, under indigenous tradition (within the meaning of that Act), is confidential or subject to particular disclosure restrictions.

          (3B)  Nothing in subsection (3A) affects the scope or operation of any other provision in this section.

2  After subsection 34(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  If a Minister is satisfied that a record is an exempt record for a reason referred to in subsection 33(3A), whether or not the record has been examined in accordance with section 35 and whether or not a decision has been given in respect of the record under that section, the Minister may sign a certificate to that effect, specifying that reason.

          (1B)  Subject to the operation of this Part, a certificate under subsection (1A), while it remains in force, establishes conclusively that the record is an exempt record referred to in subsection 33(3A).

3  Subsection 34(2)

After “(1)”, insert “or (1A)”.

4  Subsection 34(4)

Omit “(1) or (3)”, substitute “(1), (1A) or (3)”.

5  Subsection 44(5)

After “33(1)(a) or (b)”, insert “, or subsection 33(3A),”.

6  Subsection 44(5)

After “34(1)”, insert “or (1A) (as the case requires)”.

7  Paragraph 45(2)(a)

After “(1)”, insert “or (1A)”.

8  Subparagraph 47(2)(a)(iv)

After “(1)”, insert “or (1A)”.

9  Paragraph 53(3)(a)

After “(1)”, insert “or (1A)”.

Freedom of Information Act 1982

10  At the end of Part IV

Add:

47B   Documents in relation to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1998

             (1)  In this section:

ATSIHP Act means the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1998 and includes the regulations made under that Act.

indigenous tradition has the same meaning as in the ATSIHP Act.

             (2)  A document is an exempt document if it:

                     (a)  is, or is a copy of, or of a part of, or contains an extract from, a document that is supplied, or created, for the purposes of the ATSIHP Act; and

                     (b)  contains information that, under indigenous tradition, is confidential or subject to particular disclosure restrictions.

             (3)  If a Minister is satisfied that a document is an exempt document for a reason referred to in subsection (2), the Minister may sign a certificate to that effect, specifying that reason.

             (4)  Subject to the operation of Part VI, a certificate under subsection (3), while it remains in force, establishes conclusively that the document is an exempt document referred to in subsection (2).

             (5)  If a Minister is satisfied as mentioned in subsection (3) by reason only of information or a matter contained in a particular part or particular parts of a document, a certificate under that subsection in respect of the document must identify that part or those parts of the document as containing the information or matter by reason of which the certificate is given.

             (6)  The responsible Minister of an agency may, either generally or as otherwise provided by the instrument of delegation, by writing signed by the Minister, delegate to the principal officer of the agency the Minister’s power under this section in respect of documents of the agency.

             (7)  A power delegated under subsection (6), when exercised by the delegate, is taken to have been exercised by the responsible Minister for the purposes of this Act.

             (8)  A delegation under subsection (6) does not prevent the exercise of a power by the responsible Minister.

11  Section 36A

Omit “and 36(3)”, substitute “, 36(3) and 47B(3)”.

12  Subsection 58(3)

Omit “or 36”, substitute “, 36 or 47B”.

13  Subsection 58(4)

Omit “or 35”, substitute “, 35 or 47B”.

14  Subsections 58A(5), (8) and (9)

Omit “or 36”, substitute “, 36 or 47B”.

15  Subparagraph 58C(2)(a)(iv)

After “35”, insert “or subsection 47B(3)”.

16  Subsection 58E(1)

Omit “or 36”, substitute “, 36 or 47B”.

17  Paragraph 64(3)(a)

Omit “or 36”, substitute “, 36 or 47B”.

18  Subsection 64(4)

Omit “or 36(4)”, substitute “, 36(4) or 47B(5)”.

19  Section 65

Omit “or 36”, substitute “, 36 or 47B”.

Hindmarsh Island Bridge Act 1997

20  Section 3 (definition of Heritage Protection Act )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

Heritage Protection Act means:

                     (a)  until paragraph (b) applies—the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1984 ; and

                     (b)  after the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1998 —that Act.

21  Subsection 4(1)

After “declaration”, insert “or protection order”.

 

 

 

 

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