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Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013

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2013-2014-2015

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013

 

 

(1)     Clause 4, page 3 (line 34), omit “Commonwealth authority”, substitute “corporate Commonwealth entity”.

[corporate Commonwealth entities]

(2)     Clause  5 , page 7 (lines 5 and 6) , omit the definition of Commonwealth authority .

[corporate Commonwealth entities]

(3)     Clause 5, page 8 (line 6), omit “Commonwealth authority”, substitute “corporate Commonwealth entity”.

[corporate Commonwealth entities]

(4)     Clause  5 , page 8 (after line 9) , after the definition of copy , insert:

corporate Commonwealth entity has the same meaning as in the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 .

[corporate Commonwealth entities]

(5)     Clause 20, page 22 (line 27) to page 23 (line 20) , omit the clause, substitute:

20   Annual report

             (1)  The annual report prepared by the ABC Commissioner and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period must include:

                     (a)  details of the number, and type, of matters that were investigated by the ABC Commissioner during the period; and

                     (b)  details of assistance and advice provided during the period to building industry participants; and

                     (c)  details of the extent to which the Building Code was complied with during the period; and

                     (d)  details of directions given by the Minister during the period under section 17 or 18 of this Act; and

                     (e)  details of delegations by the ABC Commissioner under section 19 during the period.

Note:          See also section 107, which restricts the disclosure of personal information in a report.

             (2)  The Minister may notify the ABC Commissioner in writing of particular work health and safety matters that need not be covered in the paragraph (1)(c) part of the report.

[annual report]

(6)     Clause 26, page 25 (lines 14 to 18) , omit the clause, substitute:

26   Disclosure of interests

             (1)  A disclosure by a Commissioner under section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) must be made to the Minister.

             (2)  Subsection (1) applies in addition to any rules made for the purposes of that section.

             (3)  For the purposes of this Act and the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 , a Commissioner is taken not to have complied with section 29 of that Act if the Commissioner does not comply with subsection (1) of this section.

[disclosure of interests]

(7)     Clause  28 , page 26 (lines 21 and 22) , omit paragraph ( 2 )( d ), substitute:

                     (d)  in any case—the Commissioner fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) or with rules made for the purposes of that section.

[disclosure of interests]

(8)     Clause  29 , page 27 (after line 11) , at the end of the clause, add:

             (3)  For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 ):

                     (a)  the Commission is a listed entity; and

                     (b)  the ABC Commissioner is the accountable authority of the Commission; and

                     (c)  the following persons are officials of the Commission:

                              (i)  the ABC Commissioner;

                             (ii)  the staff of the Commission referred to in subsection 30(1);

                            (iii)  persons whose services are made available to the ABC Commissioner under section 31;

                            (iv)  consultants engaged under section 32; and

                     (d)  the purposes of the Commission include the functions of the ABC Commissioner referred to in section 16.

[listed entity]

(9)     Clause 34, page 29 (lines 28 and 29), omit “Commonwealth authority”, substitute “corporate Commonwealth entity”.

[corporate Commonwealth entities]

(10)   Clause 36, page 31 (lines 12 and 13), omit “Commonwealth authority”, substitute “corporate Commonwealth entity”.

[corporate Commonwealth entities]

(11)   Clause 38, page 32 (line 17), omit “Commonwealth authority”, substitute “corporate Commonwealth entity”.

[corporate Commonwealth entities]

(12)   Clause 43, page 35 (line 9), omit “Commonwealth authority”, substitute “corporate Commonwealth entity”.

[corporate Commonwealth entities]

(13)   Clause 43, page 35 (line 15), omit “Commonwealth authority”, substitute “corporate Commonwealth entity”.

[corporate Commonwealth entities]

(14)   Clause 43, page 35 (line 20), omit “Commonwealth authority”, substitute “corporate Commonwealth entity”.

[corporate Commonwealth entities]

(15)   Clause 43, page 35 (line 26), omit “Commonwealth authority”, substitute “corporate Commonwealth entity”.

[corporate Commonwealth entities]

(16)   Clause 43, page 36 (lines 8 and 9), omit “Commonwealth authority”, substitute “corporate Commonwealth entity”.

[corporate Commonwealth entities]

(17)   Clause 70, page 58 (line 25), omit “Commonwealth authority”, substitute “corporate Commonwealth entity”.

[corporate Commonwealth entities]

(18)   Clause 70, page 58 (line 29), omit “Commonwealth authority”, substitute “corporate Commonwealth entity”.

[corporate Commonwealth entities]

(19)   Clause 81, page 67 (lines 28 to 30), omit “The Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 does not apply in relation to those amounts.”.

[debts due to persons other than the Commonwealth]

(20)   Clause 106, page 87 (line 23), omit “(Minister may require reports) or 20 (annual reports)”, substitute “of this Act (Minister may require reports) or section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with annual reports)”.

[annual reports]

(21)   Clause 107, page 88 (lines 25 and 26), omit “(Minister may require reports) or 20 (annual reports)”, substitute “of this Act (Minister may require reports), section 19 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to keep the responsible Minister and Finance Minister informed) or section 46 of that Act (which deals with annual reports)”.

[annual reports]