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Inspector-General of Live Animal Exports Bill 2019

2019

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Inspector-General of Live Animal Exports Bill 2019

 

No.      , 2019

 

(Agriculture)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to provide for the appointment of an Inspector-General of Live Animal Exports, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

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

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

3............ Objects of this Act.............................................................................. 2

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

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

6............ Act binds the Crown........................................................................... 4

7............ Application of this Act........................................................................ 5

Part 2—Establishment and functions and powers of the Inspector-General of Live Animal Exports 6

8............ Simplified outline of this Part.............................................................. 6

9............ Inspector-General of Live Animal Exports......................................... 6

10.......... Inspector-General may conduct reviews............................................. 6

11.......... Inspector-General may require information etc. for review................. 7

Part 3—Administrative provisions                                                                               9

12.......... Simplified outline of this Part.............................................................. 9

13.......... Appointment....................................................................................... 9

14.......... Acting appointments........................................................................... 9

15.......... Term of office................................................................................... 10

16.......... Application of finance law................................................................ 10

17.......... Remuneration.................................................................................... 10

18.......... Leave of absence for full-time Inspector-General.............................. 11

19.......... Engaging in other paid work............................................................. 11

20.......... Other terms and conditions............................................................... 11

21.......... Resignation....................................................................................... 11

22.......... Termination of appointment.............................................................. 12

Part 4—Information management                                                                             13

23.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 13

24.......... Authorisation to use or disclose protected information in performing functions or exercising powers under this Act.......................................................................................................... 13

25.......... Authorisation to use or disclose protected information for purposes of proceedings               13

26.......... Authorisation to use or disclose protected information for purposes of enforcement related activity       14

27.......... Authorisation to use or disclose protected information if required by another Australian law  14

28.......... Authorisation to disclose protected information to person to whom information relates, or to use or disclose protected information with consent................................................................... 14

29.......... Authorisation to disclose protected information to person who provided information             15

30.......... Rules may authorise use or disclosure of protected information for other purposes 15

31.......... Unauthorised use or disclosure of protected information.................. 15

Part 5—Compliance and enforcement                                                                     17

32.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 17

33.......... Civil penalties under Part 4 of the Regulatory Powers Act............... 17

34.......... Civil penalty provision for false or misleading information.............. 18

35.......... Civil penalty provision for false or misleading documents................ 19

Part 6—Miscellaneous                                                                                                        20

36.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 20

37.......... Reporting misconduct by live-stock export officials......................... 20

38.......... Privilege against self-incrimination................................................... 20

39.......... Protection from liability..................................................................... 21

40.......... Annual report.................................................................................... 21

41.......... Rules................................................................................................. 22

 

 

 



A Bill for an Act to provide for the appointment of an Inspector-General of Live Animal Exports, and for related purposes

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