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Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2018

2016-2017-2018

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

As read a third time

 

 

 

 

Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2018

 

No.      , 2018

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law in relation to whistleblowing, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                 3

Part 1—Amendment of the Corporations Act 2001                                      3

Corporations Act 2001                                                                                                3

Part 2—Amendment of the Taxation Administration Act 1953            24

Taxation Administration Act 1953                                                                          24

Part 3—Other amendments                                                                                       37

Banking Act 1959                                                                                                       37

Insurance Act 1973                                                                                                    37

Life Insurance Act 1995                                                                                            38

Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993                                               39

Part 4—Contingent amendments                                                                           40

Corporations Act 2001                                                                                              40

Taxation Administration Act 1953                                                                          41

 

 



This bill originated in the Senate, and, having this day passed, is now ready for presentation to the House of Representatives for its concurrence.

                                               Richard Pye

                                      Clerk of the Senate

The Senate

6 December 2018

A Bill for an Act to amend the law in relation to whistleblowing, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Act 2018 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1, Parts 1, 2 and 3

The first 1 January, 1 April, 1 July or 1 October to occur after the end of the period of 3 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 1, Part 4

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 2; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Treasury Laws Amendment (Strengthening Corporate and Financial Sector Penalties) Act 2018 .

However, the provisions do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.