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Export Control Bill 2019

2019-2020

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

Export Control Bill 2020

 

No.      , 2020

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to provide for the control of the export of certain goods, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Chapter 1—Preliminary                                                                                          1

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

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

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

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

4............ Simplified outline of this Act.............................................................. 3

5............ Act binds the Crown........................................................................... 5

6............ Application of this Act in Australia..................................................... 5

7............ Limited application of this Act outside Australia................................. 6

8............ Extension of this Act to external Territories and other areas............... 7

9............ Application of this Act in external Territories and other areas............. 8

10.......... Rights of foreign aircraft and vessels under Convention on the Law of the Sea not affected   9

11.......... Concurrent operation of State and Territory laws................................ 9

Part 2—Interpretation                                                                                                       11

Division 1—Definitions                                                                                               11

12.......... Definitions........................................................................................ 11

13.......... Meaning of associate ........................................................................ 24

14.......... Meaning of Australian territory ........................................................ 26

15.......... Meaning of entered for export .......................................................... 26

16.......... Meaning of export operations ........................................................... 27

17.......... Meaning of installation ..................................................................... 27

18.......... Meaning of integrity .......................................................................... 28

19.......... Meaning of occupier ......................................................................... 28

Division 2—Other interpretation provisions                                                  29

20.......... When goods are exported.................................................................. 29

21.......... Persons who manage or control export operations............................ 29

Chapter 2—Exporting goods                                                                           31

Part 1—Goods                                                                                                                         31

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                           31

22.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 31

Division 2—Prohibited goods                                                                                  33

Subdivision A—Permanently prohibited goods                                                33

23.......... Goods that are prohibited from export absolutely............................. 33

Subdivision B—Temporarily prohibited goods                                                33

24.......... Minister may temporarily prohibit export of goods from Australian territory, or from a part of Australian territory, for a period................................................................................................ 33

25.......... Variation of temporary prohibition determination............................. 34

26.......... Effect of temporary prohibition determination on government certificate or export permit       34

27.......... Temporary prohibition determination prevails over inconsistent rules 35

Division 3—Prescribed goods and conditions of export                           36

28.......... Rules may prescribe goods for the purposes of this Act................... 36

29.......... Rules may prohibit export of prescribed goods subject to conditions 36

Division 4—Offences and civil penalty provisions                                       39

30.......... Exporting goods that are subject to absolute prohibition on export—basic contravention        39

31.......... Exporting goods that are subject to absolute prohibition on export—intention to obtain commercial advantage      39

32.......... Exporting goods that are subject to absolute prohibition on export—economic consequences for Australia            41

33.......... Conveying or possessing goods that are subject to absolute prohibition on export and are intended to be exported etc........................................................................................................... 42

34.......... Exporting goods to a temporarily prohibited place—basic contravention 44

35.......... Exporting goods to a temporarily prohibited place—intention to obtain commercial advantage               44

36.......... Exporting goods to a temporarily prohibited place—economic consequences for Australia     46

37.......... Conveying or possessing goods that are intended to be exported to a temporarily prohibited place etc.   47

38.......... Exporting prescribed goods—non-compliance with prescribed export conditions—basic contravention 48

39.......... Exporting prescribed goods—non-compliance with prescribed export conditions—intention to obtain commercial advantage.......................................................................................... 49

40.......... Exporting prescribed goods—non-compliance with prescribed export conditions—economic consequences for Australia.......................................................................................................... 51

41.......... Conveying or possessing prescribed goods that are intended to be exported in contravention of conditions etc.     52

42.......... Exporting prescribed goods to a particular place—non-compliance with prescribed export conditions—basic contravention..................................................................................... 53

43.......... Exporting prescribed goods to a particular place—non-compliance with prescribed export conditions—intention to obtain commercial advantage....................................................................... 54

44.......... Exporting prescribed goods to a particular place—non-compliance with prescribed export conditions—economic consequences for Australia............................................................... 56

45.......... Conveying or possessing prescribed goods that are intended to be exported to a particular place in contravention of conditions etc.................................................................................... 57

46.......... Producing or preparing prescribed goods or other goods at certain premises in contravention of conditions—general.......................................................................................................... 59

47.......... Producing or preparing prescribed goods or other goods at certain premises in contravention of conditions—goods to be exported to a particular place............................................................. 60

48.......... Making false or misleading representation about prescribed goods that are entered for export—general 61

49.......... Making false or misleading representation about prescribed goods that are entered for export to a particular place 62

50.......... Making false or misleading representation about non-prescribed goods that are entered for export         63

50A....... Penalties for certain contraventions by bodies corporate................... 64

Part 2—Exemptions                                                                                                             66

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                           66

51.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 66

52.......... Application of this Part..................................................................... 66

Division 2—Exemptions                                                                                             68

53.......... Application for exemption................................................................. 68

54.......... Secretary must decide whether to grant exemption............................ 69

55.......... Exemption may be granted subject to conditions............................... 70

56.......... Notice of decision............................................................................. 71

57.......... Period of effect of exemption............................................................ 71

58.......... Variation of conditions of exemption................................................ 72

59.......... Revocation of exemption................................................................... 72

60.......... Effect of exemption........................................................................... 73

Part 3—Government certificates                                                                                 74

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                           74

61.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 74

Division 2—Rule-making powers                                                                          76

62.......... Rules may make provision for and in relation to government certificates 76

63.......... Issuing bodies................................................................................... 77

64.......... Certain issuing bodies may charge fees............................................. 77

Division 3—Issue of government certificate                                                   79

65.......... Application for government certificate.............................................. 79

66.......... Additional or corrected information.................................................. 80

67.......... Issuing body must decide whether to issue government certificate... 80

68.......... Powers of Secretary in relation to application................................... 82

69.......... Applications in relation to certain kinds of non-prescribed goods..... 83

70.......... Government certificate for goods that are to be, or that have been, exported from certain external Territories         84

71.......... Manner of issuing government certificate......................................... 84

72.......... Period of effect of government certificate.......................................... 84

Division 4—Other matters                                                                                        86

73.......... Secretary may require assessment of goods...................................... 86

74.......... Additional or corrected information in relation to application for government certificate etc.   86

75.......... Revocation of government certificate................................................ 87

76.......... Return of government certificate....................................................... 88

Chapter 3—Accredited properties                                                               90

Part 1—Introduction                                                                                                           90

77.......... Simplified outline of this Chapter...................................................... 90

Part 2—Application for accreditation                                                                      91

78.......... Application for accreditation of property........................................... 91

79.......... Secretary must decide whether to accredit property........................... 91

80.......... Conditions of accreditation................................................................ 93

81.......... Notice of decision............................................................................. 94

82.......... Period of effect of accreditation......................................................... 94

Part 3—Renewal of accreditation                                                                               96

83.......... Application to renew accreditation of property.................................. 96

84.......... Secretary must decide whether to renew accreditation....................... 96

85.......... Conditions of renewed accreditation................................................. 98

86.......... Notice of decision............................................................................. 99

Part 4—Variation of accreditation                                                                           100

Division 1—Application by manager                                                                100

87.......... Application by manager for variation of accreditation or approval of alteration of property     100

88.......... Notice of variation or approval of alteration.................................... 101

89.......... Certain variations must not be made unless approved..................... 102

Division 2—Variation by Secretary                                                                  103

90.......... Secretary may make variations in relation to accreditation............... 103

91.......... Notice of variation........................................................................... 104

Part 5—Suspension of accreditation                                                                       106

Division 1—Suspension requested by manager                                           106

92.......... Manager may request suspension................................................... 106

93.......... Request to revoke suspension......................................................... 106

Division 2—Suspension by Secretary                                                                108

94.......... Grounds for suspension—general.................................................. 108

95.......... Grounds for suspension—overdue relevant Commonwealth liability 110

96.......... Notice of suspension....................................................................... 111

97.......... Period of suspension....................................................................... 112

98.......... Revocation of suspension............................................................... 112

Division 3—Other provisions                                                                                113

99.......... Effect of suspension........................................................................ 113

100........ Export operations must not be carried out while accreditation suspended                113

Part 6—Revocation of accreditation                                                                       115

Division 1—Revocation requested by manager                                          115

101........ Manager may request revocation..................................................... 115

Division 2—Revocation by Secretary                                                               116

102........ Grounds for revocation—general.................................................... 116

103........ Grounds for revocation—overdue relevant Commonwealth liability 117

104........ Notice of revocation........................................................................ 118

Division 3—Other provisions                                                                                119

105........ Secretary may require action to be taken after accreditation revoked 119

Part 7—Obligations of managers of accredited properties etc.              121

106........ Conditions of accreditation must not be contravened...................... 121

107........ Additional or corrected information in relation to application for accreditation etc.  123

108........ Notice of event or change in circumstances..................................... 124

109........ Notice of person ceasing to be manager of accredited property....... 124

Chapter 4—Registered establishments                                                 126

Part 1—Introduction                                                                                                         126

110........ Simplified outline of this Chapter.................................................... 126

Part 2—Application for registration                                                                       128

111........ Application for registration of establishment................................... 128

112........ Secretary must decide whether to register establishment................. 128

113........ Conditions of registration................................................................ 130

114........ Notice of decision and certificate of registration.............................. 131

115........ Period of effect of registration......................................................... 131

Part 3—Renewal of registration                                                                                133

116........ Application to renew registration of establishment.......................... 133

117........ Secretary must decide whether to renew registration....................... 133

118........ Conditions of renewed registration................................................. 135

119........ Notice of decision and certificate of registration.............................. 136

Part 4—Variation of registration                                                                              137

Division 1—Application by occupier                                                                 137

120........ Application by occupier for variation of registration or approval of alteration of establishment               137

121........ Notice of variation or approval of alteration.................................... 138

122........ Certain alterations of registered establishment must not be made unless approved etc.            139

Division 2—Variation by Secretary                                                                  141

123........ Secretary may make variations in relation to registration................. 141

124........ Notice of variation........................................................................... 143

Part 5—Suspension of registration                                                                           145

Division 1—Suspension requested by occupier                                            145

125........ Occupier may request suspension................................................... 145

126........ Request to revoke suspension......................................................... 145

Division 2—Suspension by Secretary                                                                147

127........ Grounds for suspension—general.................................................. 147

128........ Grounds for suspension—overdue relevant Commonwealth liability 149

129........ Notice of suspension....................................................................... 150

130........ Period of suspension....................................................................... 151

131........ Revocation of suspension............................................................... 151

Division 3—Direction to cease carrying out export operations         152

132........ Direction to cease carrying out export operations—failure to comply with conditions or requirements of this Act etc......................................................................................................... 152

133........ Occupier must comply with direction.............................................. 153

134........ Revocation of direction................................................................... 153

Division 4—Other provisions                                                                                155

135........ Effect of suspension........................................................................ 155

136........ Export operations must not be carried out while registration suspended  155

Part 6—Revocation of registration                                                                           157

Division 1—Revocation requested by occupier                                           157

137........ Occupier may request revocation.................................................... 157

Division 2—Revocation by Secretary                                                               158

138........ Grounds for revocation—general.................................................... 158

139........ Grounds for revocation—overdue relevant Commonwealth liability 160

140........ Notice of revocation........................................................................ 160

Division 3—Other provisions                                                                                162

141........ Export operations must not be carried out after registration of establishment revoked             162

142........ Secretary may require action to be taken after registration revoked. 162

Part 7—Obligations of occupiers of registered establishments               164

143........ Export operations not covered by registration must not be carried out 164

144........ Conditions of registration must not be contravened........................ 164

145........ Additional or corrected information in relation to application for registration etc.    166

146........ Notice of changes to occupier of registered establishment.............. 167

147........ Notice of person ceasing to be occupier of registered establishment 168

Part 8—Other matters                                                                                                      169

148........ Register of registered establishments.............................................. 169

Chapter 5—Approved arrangements                                                    170

Part 1—Introduction                                                                                                         170

149........ Simplified outline of this Chapter.................................................... 170

Part 2—Approval of proposed arrangement                                                     171

150........ Application for approval of proposed arrangement......................... 171

151........ Secretary must decide whether to approve proposed arrangement.. 171

152........ Conditions of approved arrangement.............................................. 173

153........ Notice of decision........................................................................... 174

154........ Period of effect of approved arrangement....................................... 174

Part 3—Renewal of approved arrangement                                                      176

155........ Application to renew approved arrangement................................... 176

156........ Secretary must decide whether to renew approved arrangement..... 176

157........ Conditions of renewed approved arrangement................................ 178

158........ Notice of decision........................................................................... 179

Part 4—Variation of approved arrangement                                                    180

Division 1—Variations by holder                                                                        180

Subdivision A—Non-significant variations                                                      180

159........ Holder may make non-significant variations of approved arrangement 180

160........ Date of effect of varied approved arrangement................................ 181

Subdivision B—Significant variations and variation of conditions          181

161........ Application by holder for approval of approved alternative regulatory arrangement or other significant variation or to vary conditions................................................................................ 181

162........ Notice of variation........................................................................... 183

163........ Varied approved arrangement must not be implemented unless variation approved etc.           183

Subdivision C—Matters relating to whether proposed variation of approved arrangement is significant             184

164........ Matters to which regard must be had in considering whether proposed variation of approved arrangement is significant........................................................................................................ 184

Division 2—Variation required or made by Secretary                           186

165........ Secretary may require approved arrangement to be varied or make certain variations of approved arrangement      186

166........ Variations required by the Secretary............................................... 188

167........ Varied approved arrangement must not be implemented unless approved etc.         190

168........ Notice of variations made by the Secretary..................................... 190

Part 5—Suspension of approved arrangement                                                192

Division 1—Suspension requested by holder                                                 192

169........ Holder may request suspension...................................................... 192

170........ Request to revoke suspension......................................................... 193

Division 2—Suspension by Secretary                                                                194

171........ Grounds for suspension—general.................................................. 194

172........ Grounds for suspension—overdue relevant Commonwealth liability 196

173........ Notice of suspension....................................................................... 197

174........ Period of suspension....................................................................... 198

175........ Revocation of suspension............................................................... 198

Division 3—Other provisions                                                                                199

176........ Effect of suspension........................................................................ 199

177........ Export operations must not be carried out while approved arrangement suspended 199

Part 6—Revocation of approved arrangement                                                201

Division 1—Revocation requested by holder                                                201

178........ Holder may request revocation........................................................ 201

Division 2—Revocation by Secretary                                                               202

179........ Grounds for revocation—general.................................................... 202

180........ Grounds for revocation—overdue relevant Commonwealth liability 204

181........ Notice of revocation........................................................................ 205

Division 3—Other provisions                                                                                206

182........ Export operations must not be carried out after approved arrangement revoked       206

183........ Secretary may require action to be taken after approved arrangement revoked         206

Part 7—Obligations of holders of approved arrangements                      208

184........ Conditions of approved arrangement must not be contravened....... 208

185........ Additional or corrected information in relation to application to approve proposed arrangement etc.       209

186........ Notice of changes to holder of approved arrangement.................... 210

187........ Notification of conviction of serious offence.................................. 211

188........ Notice of person ceasing to operate business etc. covered by approved arrangement               212

Chapter 6—Export licences                                                                              214

Part 1—Introduction                                                                                                         214

189........ Simplified outline of this Chapter.................................................... 214

Part 2—Grant of export licence                                                                                 216

190........ Application for export licence......................................................... 216

191........ Secretary must decide whether to grant export licence.................... 216

192........ Conditions of export licence............................................................ 218

193........ Matters to be stated in export licence............................................... 218

194........ Period of effect of export licence..................................................... 219

Part 3—Renewal of export licence                                                                           221

195........ Application to renew export licence................................................ 221

196........ Secretary must decide whether to renew export licence................... 221

197........ Conditions of renewed export licence............................................. 223

198........ Matters to be stated in renewed export licence................................ 224

Part 4—Variation of export licence                                                                         225

Division 1—Application by holder                                                                      225

199........ Application by holder for variation of export licence...................... 225

200........ Notice of variation........................................................................... 226

Division 2—Variation by Secretary                                                                  227

201........ Secretary may make variations in relation to export licence............. 227

202........ Notice of variation........................................................................... 229

Part 5—Suspension of export licence                                                                      230

Division 1—Suspension requested by holder                                                 230

203........ Holder may request suspension...................................................... 230

204........ Request to revoke suspension......................................................... 230

Division 2—Suspension by Secretary                                                                232

205........ Grounds for suspension—general.................................................. 232

206........ Grounds for suspension—overdue relevant Commonwealth liability 234

207........ Notice of suspension....................................................................... 235

208........ Period of suspension....................................................................... 236

209........ Revocation of suspension............................................................... 236

Division 3—Other provisions                                                                                237

210........ Effect of suspension........................................................................ 237

Part 6—Revocation of export licence                                                                      238

Division 1—Revocation requested by holder                                                238

211........ Holder may request revocation........................................................ 238

Division 2—Revocation by Secretary                                                               239

212........ Grounds for revocation—general.................................................... 239

213........ Grounds for revocation—overdue relevant Commonwealth liability 240

214........ Notice of revocation........................................................................ 241

Division 3—Other provisions                                                                                243

215........ Export operations must not be carried out after export licence revoked 243

216........ Secretary may require action to be taken after export licence revoked 243

Part 7—Obligations of holders of export licences                                           245

217........ Conditions of export licence must not be contravened.................... 245

218........ Additional or corrected information in relation to application for licence etc.           246

219........ Notice of changes to holder of export licence.................................. 247

Part 8—Other matters                                                                                                      249

220........ Persons who participate in the management or control of another person’s export business    249

221........ Secretary’s powers in relation to associates of holder of export licence 250

222........ Secretary may give directions to holder of export licence................ 251

Chapter 7—Export permits                                                                             253

Part 1—Introduction                                                                                                         253

223........ Simplified outline of this Chapter.................................................... 253

Part 2—Issue of export permit                                                                                    254

224........ Application for export permit.......................................................... 254

225........ Secretary must decide whether to issue export permit..................... 254

226........ Requirements for export permit....................................................... 255

227........ Conditions of export permit............................................................ 255

228........ Period of effect of export permit..................................................... 256

Part 3—Variation, suspension and revocation of export permit           257

229........ Secretary may vary export permit or conditions of permit............... 257

230........ Period of effect of varied export permit........................................... 258

231........ Secretary may suspend export permit.............................................. 258

232........ Effect of suspension........................................................................ 259

233........ Secretary may revoke export permit................................................ 259

Part 4—Other matters                                                                                                      261

234........ Secretary may require assessment of goods.................................... 261

235........ Additional or corrected information in relation to application for export permit etc. 261

236........ Return of export permit................................................................... 262

237........ Notification that goods not to be exported....................................... 263

Part 5—Applications for export permits                                                              264

238........ Applications to which this Part applies........................................... 264

239........ Requirements for applications......................................................... 264

240........ Additional or corrected information................................................ 265

241........ Powers of Secretary in relation to application................................. 266

Chapter 8—Other matters relating to export                                267

Part 1—Notices of intention to export                                                                    267

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         267

242........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 267

Division 2—Notices of intention to export                                                     268

243........ Notice of intention to export—general requirements....................... 268

244........ Additional or corrected information................................................ 269

Part 2—Trade descriptions                                                                                           270

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         270

245........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 270

Division 2—Trade descriptions for prescribed goods                              271

246........ Meaning of trade description .......................................................... 271

247........ When a trade description is applied to goods.................................. 271

248........ Rules may make provision in relation to trade descriptions............. 272

249........ Conduct that contravenes rules........................................................ 272

250........ Alteration of or interference with trade description......................... 273

Division 3—False trade descriptions for prescribed goods                   275

251........ Meaning of false trade description ................................................. 275

252........ False trade description must not be applied to prescribed goods..... 275

253........ Goods with false trade description must not be exported etc........... 276

Part 3—Official marks                                                                                                     278

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         278

254........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 278

Division 2—Rule-making powers                                                                        279

255........ Official marks................................................................................. 279

256........ Marks resembling official marks..................................................... 279

257........ Official marking devices................................................................. 280

Division 3—Offences and civil penalty provisions                                     281

258........ Conduct that contravenes rules........................................................ 281

259........ Applying a false, misleading or deceptive official mark to goods... 281

260........ Applying a false, misleading or deceptive official mark to a document 282

261........ Conduct that results in official mark applied to goods being altered to be false, misleading or deceptive 282

262........ Conduct that results in official mark applied to a document being altered to be false, misleading or deceptive         283

Part 4—Tariff rate quotas                                                                                             285

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         285

263........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 285

Division 2—Tariff rate quota systems                                                              286

264........ Tariff rate quota systems................................................................. 286

Chapter 9—Powers and officials                                                                287

Part 1—Audits                                                                                                                      287

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         287

265........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 287

Division 2—General                                                                                                   288

266........ Audits of export operations............................................................. 288

267........ Audits in relation to persons performing functions or exercising powers under this Act         290

268........ Single audit or program of audits may be required.......................... 291

269........ Relevant person for an audit............................................................ 291

270........ Conduct of audit.............................................................................. 292

271........ Relevant person for an audit must provide assistance..................... 293

272........ Powers of auditors.......................................................................... 293

Division 3—Approved auditors                                                                            295

273........ Secretary may approve persons to conduct audits........................... 295

274........ Rules may provide for classes of persons to be auditors................. 296

275........ Approved auditors may charge fees................................................ 296

Part 2—Assessment of goods                                                                                       297

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         297

276........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 297

Division 2—General                                                                                                   298

277........ Circumstances in which an assessment may be carried out etc........ 298

278........ Relevant person for an assessment of goods................................... 299

279........ Process for carrying out an assessment of goods etc...................... 299

280........ Powers that may be exercised in carrying out an assessment of goods 300

Division 3—Approved assessors                                                                          302

281........ Secretary may approve persons to carry out assessments of goods 302

282........ Rules may provide for classes of persons to be assessors.............. 303

283........ Approved assessors may charge fees.............................................. 303

Part 3—Powers of the Secretary                                                                               304

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         304

284........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 304

Division 2—Powers of the Secretary                                                                306

285........ Power to require information or documents.................................... 306

286........ Power to arrange for certain decisions to be made by computer programs               308

287........ Rules may authorise Commonwealth to enter into arrangements under which money may be paid for certain purposes........................................................................................................ 308

288........ Delegation and subdelegation.......................................................... 309

289........ Minister may give directions to Secretary....................................... 313

Part 4—Authorised officers                                                                                          314

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         314

290........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 314

Division 2—Authorisation                                                                                       316

291........ Authorisation of persons to be authorised officers.......................... 316

292........ Conditions of authorisation............................................................. 318

293........ Third party authorised officers must not contravene conditions of authorisation      319

294........ Arrangements for State or Territory officers or employees to be authorised officers               320

Division 3—Variation, suspension and revocation of authorisation 321

Subdivision A—Variation, suspension and revocation on Secretary’s own initiative   321

295........ Variation of authorisation................................................................ 321

296........ Suspension of authorisation............................................................ 322

297........ Revocation of authorisation............................................................. 323

298........ Notice of proposed action must be given to third party authorised officer                324

Subdivision B—Variation, suspension and revocation on application or request by third party authorised officer                                                                                                        324

298A..... Application for variation of authorisation........................................ 324

298B..... Additional or corrected information................................................ 326

298C..... Request for suspension of authorisation......................................... 327

298D..... Request for revocation of authorisation........................................... 328

Subdivision C—Other provisions                                                                        328

299........ Secretary may request notification of certain events by suspended third party authorised officer             328

Division 4—Functions and powers                                                                     330

300........ Rules may confer functions or powers on authorised officers........ 330

301........ Functions and powers of authorised officers.................................. 330

302........ Third party authorised officer must not contravene direction.......... 331

303........ Certain authorised officers may charge fees.................................... 331

304........ Direction to assist persons performing functions etc. under this Act 332

305........ Direction to deal with non-compliance with the requirements of this Act etc.          332

Division 5—Miscellaneous                                                                                      338

306........ Identity cards................................................................................... 338

307........ Offence—failure to return identity card........................................... 338

308........ Certain goods or services must not be provided to, or received by, authorised officers           339

309........ General provisions relating to directions......................................... 340

Part 5—Accredited veterinarians and approved export programs     342

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         342

310........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 342

Division 2—Approved export programs                                                         344

311........ Approved export programs............................................................. 344

312........ Accreditation of veterinarians.......................................................... 345

313........ Secretary may direct authorised officers to carry out certain export operations in approved export program           346

314........ Secretary may direct authorised officer to monitor or review export operations in approved export programs        346

Division 3—Offences and civil penalty provisions                                     348

315........ Offence—person other than accredited veterinarian or authorised officer carrying out export operations in approved export program................................................................................ 348

316........ Strict liability offence—failure to keep records or provide reports in relation to approved export program              348

317........ Strict liability offence—failure to remedy deficiency in carrying out approved export program               348

318........ Offence—failure to ensure accredited veterinarian is engaged to carry out relevant export operations in approved export program........................................................................................... 349

319........ Strict liability offence—contravening requirement to allow accredited veterinarian etc. to accompany eligible live animals during transport to overseas destination.......................................... 349

320........ Person must not obstruct or hinder accredited veterinarians etc. carrying out export operations in approved export program........................................................................................... 350

321........ Strict liability offence—contravening requirement to provide reasonable facilities and assistance to accredited veterinarian etc.................................................................................................... 350

Division 4—Extended geographical operation of offences                    352

322........ Extended geographical operation of offences.................................. 352

Chapter 10—Compliance and enforcement                                   353

Part 1—Introduction                                                                                                         353

323........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 353

324........ Modified meaning of authorised officer .......................................... 353

Part 2—Monitoring                                                                                                            354

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         354

325........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 354

Division 2—Monitoring under Part 2 of the Regulatory Powers Act 355

326........ Basic monitoring powers under Part 2 of the Regulatory Powers Act 355

327........ Modifications of Part 2 of the Regulatory Powers Act................... 356

Part 3—Investigation                                                                                                        358

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         358

328........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 358

Division 2—Investigating under Part 3 of the Regulatory Powers Act 359

329........ Basic investigation powers under Part 3 of the Regulatory Powers Act.. 359

330........ Modifications of Part 3 of the Regulatory Powers Act................... 360

Part 4—Entry to adjacent premises                                                                         362

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         362

331........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 362

332........ Modified meaning of premises ....................................................... 362

Division 2—Entering adjacent premises to gain access to other premises           363

333........ Entering adjacent premises to gain access to other premises........... 363

334........ Entry under adjacent premises warrant............................................ 363

Division 3—Adjacent premises warrants                                                       364

335........ Application and issue of adjacent premises warrant........................ 364

Division 4—Obligations and powers of authorised officers                  366

336........ Consent........................................................................................... 366

337........ Announcement before entry under warrant..................................... 366

338........ Authorised officer to be in possession of warrant........................... 367

339........ Details of warrant etc. to be provided.............................................. 367

340........ Use of force in executing a warrant................................................. 368

Division 5—Appropriate person’s rights and responsibilities             369

341........ Right to observe execution of warrant............................................. 369

342........ Responsibility to provide facilities and assistance........................... 369

Division 6—Powers of issuing officers                                                             370

343........ Powers of issuing officers.............................................................. 370

Part 5—Entering and exercising powers on premises without a warrant or consent       371

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         371

344........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 371

345........ Premises to which this Part applies................................................. 371

Division 2—Monitoring and searching relevant premises                     372

346........ Monitoring relevant premises.......................................................... 372

347........ Offence-related searches and seizures............................................. 373

Division 3—Obligations and powers of authorised officers                  375

348........ Announcement before entry............................................................ 375

349........ Use of force in entering premises.................................................... 375

Division 4—Appropriate person’s rights and responsibilities             376

350........ Right to observe exercise of powers............................................... 376

351........ Responsibility to provide facilities and assistance........................... 376

Part 6—Powers in emergency situations                                                               377

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         377

352........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 377

Division 2—Powers that may be exercised in or on premises in emergency situations                 378

353........ Securing evidential material without consent or warrant in emergency situation      378

354........ Stopping and searching conveyance without warrant in emergency situation           378

Part 7—Civil penalties                                                                                                      381

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         381

355........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 381

Division 2—Civil penalties under Part 4 of the Regulatory Powers Act               382

356........ Basic operation of civil penalties under Part 4 of the Regulatory Powers Act          382

Part 8—Infringement notices                                                                                       383

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         383

358........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 383

Division 2—Infringement notices under Part 5 of the Regulatory Powers Act                 384

359........ Basic provisions for infringement notices under Part 5 of the Regulatory Powers Act            384

360........ Modifications of Part 5 of the Regulatory Powers Act................... 386

Part 9—Enforceable undertakings                                                                          387

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         387

361........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 387

Division 2—Accepting and enforcing undertakings under Part 6 of the Regulatory Powers Act           388

362........ Enforceable undertakings................................................................ 388

Part 10—Injunctions                                                                                                         389

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         389

363........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 389

Division 2—Injunctions under Part 7 of the Regulatory Powers Act 390

364........ Injunctions...................................................................................... 390

Part 10A—Liability of executive officers and adverse publicity orders 391

364A..... Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 391

364B..... Criminal liability for executive officers of bodies corporate............ 391

364C..... Civil liability for executive officers of bodies corporate.................. 394

364D..... Civil penalty—indemnification of executive officers....................... 397

364E...... Certain indemnities not authorised and certain documents void...... 398

364F...... Adverse publicity orders................................................................. 398

Part 11—Miscellaneous                                                                                                   400

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         400

365........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 400

Division 2—Persons assisting authorised officers                                      401

366........ Persons assisting authorised officers.............................................. 401

Division 3—Civil penalty provisions for false or misleading information or documents              402

367........ Civil penalty provision for false or misleading statements in applications                402

368........ Civil penalty provision for false or misleading information............ 402

369........ Civil penalty provision for false or misleading documents.............. 403

Division 4—General rules about offences and civil penalty provisions 405

370........ Physical elements of offences......................................................... 405

371........ Contravening an offence provision or a civil penalty provision...... 405

Division 5—Fit and proper person test                                                            406

372........ Fit and proper person test................................................................ 406

373........ Rules may prescribe kinds of persons that are required to be fit and proper persons for the purposes of Chapter 5 or 6........................................................................................................ 409

374........ Notification of conviction of offence or order to pay pecuniary penalty 409

Chapter 11—Miscellaneous                                                                              412

Part 1—Matters relating to applications                                                               412

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         412

375........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 412

Division 2—Matters relating to certain applications                               413

376........ Applications to which this Division applies.................................... 413

377........ Requirements for applications......................................................... 413

378........ Additional or corrected information................................................ 414

379........ Dealing with applications................................................................ 415

Part 1A—Alternative regulatory arrangements                                              420

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         420

379A..... Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 420

Division 2—Alternative regulatory arrangements                                    421

379B..... Application to approve alternative regulatory arrangement.............. 421

379C..... Secretary must decide whether to approve alternative regulatory arrangement         422

Part 2—Review of decisions                                                                                         424

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         424

380........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 424

Division 2—Review of decisions                                                                          425

381........ Reviewable decisions...................................................................... 425

382........ Notice of decision........................................................................... 434

383........ Internal review of reviewable decisions.......................................... 435

384........ Secretary may require further information from applicants............. 436

385........ Review by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal............................. 437

386........ Review of decisions relating to tariff rate quota entitlements........... 437

Part 3—Confidentiality of information                                                                 439

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         439

387........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 439

Division 2—Authorised uses and disclosures                                                440

388........ Authorisation to use or disclose protected information in performing functions or exercising powers under this Act........................................................................................................ 440

389........ Authorisation to use or disclose certain protected information for secondary permissible purposes        440

390........ Secretary may authorise use or disclosure of certain protected information for secondary permissible purposes     441

391........ Authorisation to use or disclose sensitive information or certain other protected information for secondary permissible purposes.......................................................................................... 442

392........ Authorisation to use or disclose protected information for purposes of proceedings               443

393........ Authorisation to use or disclose protected information for purposes of enforcement-related activity       443

394........ Authorisation to use or disclose protected information if required by another Australian law  444

395........ Authorisation to disclose protected information to person to whom information relates, or to use or disclose protected information with consent................................................................. 444

396........ Authorisation to disclose protected information to person who provided information             444

Division 3—Offences                                                                                                  445

397........ Unauthorised use or disclosure of protected information................ 445

Part 4—Cost recovery                                                                                                      446

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         446

398........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 446

Division 2—Fees                                                                                                           447

399........ Fees and other rules for fee-bearing activities................................. 447

Division 3—Payment of cost-recovery charges                                          448

400........ Paying cost-recovery charges.......................................................... 448

401........ Person liable to pay cost-recovery charges...................................... 448

402........ Notional payments by the Commonwealth...................................... 448

Division 4—Unpaid cost-recovery charges                                                   449

403........ Late payment fee............................................................................. 449

404........ Recovery of cost-recovery charges................................................. 449

Division 5—Miscellaneous                                                                                      450

405........ Secretary may remit or refund cost-recovery charges...................... 450

406........ Secretary may direct that activities not be carried out...................... 450

Part 5—Records                                                                                                                   451

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         451

407........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 451

Division 2—Records                                                                                                   452

408........ Requirements to retain records........................................................ 452

Part 6—Miscellaneous                                                                                                      454

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         454

409........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 454

Division 2—Taking, testing and analysing samples                                   455

410........ Methods for taking, testing and analysing certain samples.............. 455

411........ Storage of samples.......................................................................... 455

412........ Test or analysis may result in destruction or reduction in value of sample               455

413........ Appointment of analyst................................................................... 456

414........ Analyst may give certificate............................................................ 456

415........ Admission of analyst’s certificate in proceedings........................... 457

Division 3—Forfeiture of goods                                                                           459

416........ Forfeiture of goods......................................................................... 459

Division 4—Damaged and destroyed goods etc.                                         460

417........ Person complying with direction or request must not damage or destroy goods      460

418........ Goods seized in certain circumstances may be destroyed................ 460

419........ Compensation for damaged or destroyed goods............................. 461

420........ Claims for, and amount of, compensation....................................... 462

Division 5—Partnerships, unincorporated associations and trusts 464

421........ Treatment of partnerships................................................................ 464

422........ Treatment of unincorporated associations....................................... 464

423........ Treatment of trusts.......................................................................... 465

Division 6—Matters relating to export of livestock                                  467

424........ Report to Parliament about export of livestock................................ 467

Division 7—Miscellaneous                                                                                      469

425........ Compensation for acquisition of property....................................... 469

426........ Privilege against self-incrimination................................................. 469

427........ Hindering compliance with the Act etc............................................ 470

427A..... Influencing a person performing functions or duties or exercising powers              471

428........ Power or requirement to do or cause a thing to be done.................. 471

429........ Arrangements with States and Territories to assist in carrying out this Act              472

430........ Protection from civil proceedings.................................................... 472

431........ Circumstances in which relevant Commonwealth liability of a person is taken to have been paid            473

432........ Rules............................................................................................... 473