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National Sports Tribunal Bill 2019

2016-2017-2018-2019

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

National Sports Tribunal Bill 2019

 

No.      , 2019

 

(Regional Services, Sport, Local Government and Decentralisation)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to establish the National Sports Tribunal, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

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

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Object of this Act................................................................................ 2

4............ Simplified outline of this Act.............................................................. 2

5............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 3

6............ Crown to be bound............................................................................. 6

7............ Extra-territorial application.................................................................. 6

Part 2—Establishment of the National Sports Tribunal                                 7

Division 1—Simplified outline of this Part                                                          7

8............ Simplified outline of this Part.............................................................. 7

Division 2—Establishment of the National Sports Tribunal                     8

9............ Establishment of the National Sports Tribunal.................................... 8

10.......... Divisions of the National Sports Tribunal........................................... 8

Division 3—Members of the National Sports Tribunal                               9

11.......... Number of members........................................................................... 9

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

13.......... Remuneration...................................................................................... 9

14.......... Other terms and conditions............................................................... 10

15.......... Disclosure of interests to the CEO.................................................... 10

16.......... Resignation of appointment............................................................... 10

17.......... Termination of appointment.............................................................. 10

18.......... Application of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013   11

19.......... General duties of members................................................................ 11

Part 3—Resolution of disputes by the National Sports Tribunal            12

Division 1—Simplified outline of this Part                                                        12

20.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 12

Division 2—Anti-Doping Division                                                                         14

21.......... Applications for arbitration of disputes relating to anti-doping policies 14

Division 3—General Division                                                                                  16

Subdivision A—Applications for arbitration of disputes                                16

22.......... Disputes between a person and a sporting body............................... 16

23.......... Disputes between 2 or more persons................................................ 17

Subdivision B—Applications for alternative dispute resolution processes 19

24.......... Disputes between a person and a sporting body............................... 19

25.......... Disputes between 2 or more persons................................................ 20

Division 4—Arbitration of disputes in Anti-Doping Division or General Division           23

26.......... Arbitration of disputes in Anti-Doping Division or General Division 23

Division 5—Alternative dispute resolution processes                                24

27.......... Mediation, conciliation or case appraisal of disputes......................... 24

28.......... Practice and procedure of National Sports Tribunal in mediation, conciliation or case appraisal              24

29.......... Evidence not admissible.................................................................... 24

Division 6—Appeals Division                                                                                  26

Subdivision A—Appealing decisions about anti-doping matters                  26

30.......... Appealing determinations made in Anti-Doping Division................ 26

31.......... Appealing decisions made by sporting bodies.................................. 28

32.......... Appealing decisions made by sporting tribunals............................... 30

Subdivision B—Appealing decisions about other matters                              32

33.......... Appealing determinations made in General Division........................ 32

34.......... Appealing decisions made by sporting tribunals............................... 34

Subdivision C—Arbitration of disputes in Appeals Division                         37

35.......... Arbitration of disputes in Appeals Division...................................... 37

Division 7—Making applications                                                                           38

36.......... Form of applications......................................................................... 38

37.......... Time limit on applications................................................................. 38

Division 8—Manner of conducting arbitration                                             40

38.......... Scope of Division............................................................................. 40

39.......... General principles relating to arbitration............................................ 40

40.......... CEO’s determination about practice and procedure of National Sports Tribunal in arbitration 40

41.......... Members may give notices................................................................ 41

42.......... Failure to comply with notice............................................................ 42

43.......... Refusal to be sworn or to answer questions...................................... 42

44.......... False or misleading evidence............................................................. 43

Division 9—Costs                                                                                                           44

45.......... Charging costs of an arbitration........................................................ 44

46.......... Charging costs of alternative dispute resolution processes................ 44

Part 4—Administration of the National Sports Tribunal                            45

Division 1—Simplified outline of this Part                                                        45

47.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 45

Division 2—Chief Executive Officer                                                                   46

48.......... Chief Executive Officer..................................................................... 46

49.......... Functions of CEO............................................................................. 46

50.......... Powers of CEO................................................................................. 47

51.......... Appointment of CEO........................................................................ 47

52.......... Acting appointments......................................................................... 47

53.......... Remuneration.................................................................................... 48

54.......... Leave................................................................................................. 48

55.......... Other terms and conditions............................................................... 48

56.......... Other paid work................................................................................ 48

57.......... Disclosure of interests to the Minister............................................... 49

58.......... Resignation of appointment............................................................... 49

59.......... Termination of appointment.............................................................. 49

60.......... Application of the finance law etc..................................................... 50

61.......... Directions to CEO............................................................................. 50

62.......... Delegation by CEO........................................................................... 51

Division 3—Persons assisting the Chief Executive Officer                     52

63.......... Arrangements relating to staff of the Department.............................. 52

64.......... Other persons assisting the CEO...................................................... 52

65.......... Consultants and expert witnesses...................................................... 52

Part 5—Other matters                                                                                                        53

66.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 53

67.......... Obstruction etc. of National Sports Tribunal..................................... 53

68.......... Intimidation etc. of witnesses or other persons................................. 53

69.......... Secrecy.............................................................................................. 54

70.......... Protection and immunity................................................................... 55

71.......... Protection from civil actions.............................................................. 55

72.......... Severability....................................................................................... 56

73.......... Rules................................................................................................. 57

 



A Bill for an Act to establish the National Sports Tribunal, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts: