Title Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Bill 2014
Database Bills & Legislation
Long Title a Bill for an Act in relation to monitoring, investigation and enforcement by regulatory agencies, and for related purposes
Date 10-07-2014 12:57 PM
Source House of Reps
Parl No. 44
Bill Number 59/14
Bill Type Government
Portfolio Attorney-General
Reps Bill Code O
Status Act
System Id legislation/bills/r5210_aspassed/0000


Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Bill 2014
</head> <body lang="EN-AU"> <div class="WordSection1"> <p class="Session">2013‑2014</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">The Parliament of the</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">Commonwealth of Australia</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"> </span></p> <p class="House">HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Reading">As passed by both Houses</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><a name="ConfidenceBlock"/><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="ShortT">Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Bill 2014</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Actno">No.      , 2014</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="LongT">A Bill for an Act in relation to monitoring, investigation and enforcement by regulatory agencies, and for related purposes</p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharChapNo"> </span><span class="CharChapText"> </span></p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharPartNo"> </span><span class="CharPartText"> </span></p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharDivNo"> </span><span class="CharDivText"> </span></p> </div> <span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""><br clear="all" style="page-break-before:always"/></span> <div class="WordSection2"> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:18.0pt">Contents</span></p> <p class="MsoToc2"><a name="BKCheck15B_1"/>Part 1—Preliminary<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                                                            </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">1</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1</p> <p class="MsoToc5">2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2</p> <p class="MsoToc5">3............ Simplified outline................................................................................ 2</p> <p class="MsoToc5" style="margin-left:106.35pt;text-indent:-35.45pt">4............. Dictionary........................................................................................... 3</p> <p class="MsoToc5">5............ Binding the Crown.............................................................................. 6</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 2—Monitoring<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight: normal">                                                                                                              </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">7</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Outline and operation of this Part<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">7</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">6............ Simplified outline................................................................................ 7</p> <p class="MsoToc5">7............ Purpose and operation of this Part...................................................... 8</p> <p class="MsoToc5">8............ Provisions <i>subject to monitoring</i>........................................................ 8</p> <p class="MsoToc5">9............ Information <i>subject to monitoring</i>....................................................... 8</p> <p class="MsoToc5">10.......... <i>Related</i> provisions............................................................................... 9</p> <p class="MsoToc5">11.......... <i>Authorised applicant</i>........................................................................... 9</p> <p class="MsoToc5">12.......... <i>Authorised person</i>............................................................................. 10</p> <p class="MsoToc5">13.......... <i>Identity card</i>...................................................................................... 10</p> <p class="MsoToc5">14.......... <i>Issuing officer</i>................................................................................... 10</p> <p class="MsoToc5">15.......... <i>Relevant chief executive</i>..................................................................... 11</p> <p class="MsoToc5">16.......... <i>Relevant court</i>................................................................................... 12</p> <p class="MsoToc5">17.......... Privileges not abrogated.................................................................... 12</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Powers of authorised persons<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                     </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">14</span></p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision A—Monitoring powers<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                   </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">14</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">18.......... Entering premises by consent or under a warrant.............................. 14</p> <p class="MsoToc5">19.......... General monitoring powers............................................................... 14</p> <p class="MsoToc5">20.......... Operating electronic equipment......................................................... 15</p> <p class="MsoToc5">21.......... Securing electronic equipment to obtain expert assistance................. 16</p> <p class="MsoToc5">22.......... Securing evidence of the contravention of a related provision........... 17</p> <p class="MsoToc5">23.......... Persons assisting authorised persons................................................ 18</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision B—Powers to ask questions and seek production of documents<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal"> </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">19</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">24.......... Asking questions and seeking production of documents.................. 19</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—Obligations and incidental powers of authorised persons<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal"> </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">21</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">25.......... Consent............................................................................................. 21</p> <p class="MsoToc5">26.......... Announcement before entry under warrant....................................... 21</p> <p class="MsoToc5">27.......... Authorised person to be in possession of warrant............................ 22</p> <p class="MsoToc5">28.......... Details of warrant etc. to be given to occupier................................... 22</p> <p class="MsoToc5">29.......... Compensation for damage to electronic equipment........................... 22</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 4—Occupier’s rights and responsibilities<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">24</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">30.......... Right to observe execution of warrant............................................... 24</p> <p class="MsoToc5">31.......... Responsibility to provide facilities and assistance............................. 24</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 5—Monitoring warrants<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                       </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">25</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">32.......... Monitoring warrants......................................................................... 25</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 6—Extension of periods in which things secured<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                     </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">27</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">33.......... Extension of periods in which things secured................................... 27</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 7—Powers of issuing officers<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">28</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">34.......... Powers of issuing officers................................................................ 28</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 8—Identity cards<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">29</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">35.......... Identity cards..................................................................................... 29</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 3—Investigation<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                                        </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">30</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Outline and operation of this Part<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                           </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">30</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">36.......... Simplified outline.............................................................................. 30</p> <p class="MsoToc5">37.......... Purpose and operation of this Part.................................................... 31</p> <p class="MsoToc5">38.......... Provisions <i>subject to investigation</i>.................................................... 31</p> <p class="MsoToc5">39.......... <i>Evidential material</i>............................................................................ 31</p> <p class="MsoToc5">40.......... <i>Related</i> provisions............................................................................. 32</p> <p class="MsoToc5">41.......... <i>Authorised applicant</i>......................................................................... 32</p> <p class="MsoToc5">42.......... <i>Authorised person</i>............................................................................. 32</p> <p class="MsoToc5">43.......... <i>Identity card</i>...................................................................................... 33</p> <p class="MsoToc5">44.......... <i>Issuing officer</i>................................................................................... 33</p> <p class="MsoToc5">45.......... <i>Relevant chief executive</i>..................................................................... 34</p> <p class="MsoToc5">46.......... <i>Relevant court</i>................................................................................... 34</p> <p class="MsoToc5">47.......... Privileges not abrogated.................................................................... 35</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Powers of authorised persons<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                     </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">36</span></p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision A—Investigation powers<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">36</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">48.......... Entering premises by consent or under a warrant.............................. 36</p> <p class="MsoToc5">49.......... General investigation powers............................................................ 36</p> <p class="MsoToc5">50.......... Operating electronic equipment......................................................... 37</p> <p class="MsoToc5">51.......... Securing electronic equipment to obtain expert assistance................. 38</p> <p class="MsoToc5">52.......... Seizing evidence of related provisions.............................................. 40</p> <p class="MsoToc5">53.......... Persons assisting authorised persons................................................ 40</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision B—Powers to ask questions and seek production of documents<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal"> </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">41</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">54.......... Asking questions and seeking production of documents.................. 41</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—Obligations and incidental powers of authorised persons<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal"> </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">43</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">55.......... Consent............................................................................................. 43</p> <p class="MsoToc5">56.......... Announcement before entry under warrant....................................... 43</p> <p class="MsoToc5">57.......... Authorised person to be in possession of warrant............................ 44</p> <p class="MsoToc5">58.......... Details of warrant etc. to be given to occupier................................... 44</p> <p class="MsoToc5">59.......... Completing execution after temporary cessation............................... 45</p> <p class="MsoToc5">60.......... Completing execution of warrant stopped by court order.................. 46</p> <p class="MsoToc5">61.......... Compensation for damage to electronic equipment........................... 46</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 4—Occupier’s rights and responsibilities<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">48</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">62.......... Right to observe execution of warrant............................................... 48</p> <p class="MsoToc5">63.......... Responsibility to provide facilities and assistance............................. 48</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 5—General provisions relating to seizure<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                   </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">49</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">64.......... Copies of seized things to be provided.............................................. 49</p> <p class="MsoToc5">65.......... Receipts for seized things.................................................................. 49</p> <p class="MsoToc5">66.......... Return of seized things...................................................................... 49</p> <p class="MsoToc5">67.......... Issuing officer may permit a thing to be retained............................... 50</p> <p class="MsoToc5">68.......... Disposal of things............................................................................. 51</p> <p class="MsoToc5">69.......... Compensation for acquisition of property......................................... 52</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 6—Investigation warrants<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                   </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">53</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">70.......... Investigation warrants....................................................................... 53</p> <p class="MsoToc5">71.......... Investigation warrants by telephone, fax etc...................................... 54</p> <p class="MsoToc5">72.......... Authority of warrant......................................................................... 56</p> <p class="MsoToc5">73.......... Offence relating to warrants by telephone, fax etc............................. 56</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 7—Extension of periods in which things secured<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                     </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">58</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">74.......... Extension of periods in which things secured................................... 58</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 8—Powers of issuing officers<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">59</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">75.......... Powers of issuing officers................................................................ 59</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 9—Identity cards<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">60</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">76.......... Identity cards..................................................................................... 60</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 4—Civil penalty provisions<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                                </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">61</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Outline and operation of this Part<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                           </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">61</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">77.......... Simplified outline.............................................................................. 61</p> <p class="MsoToc5">78.......... Purposes and operation of this Part................................................... 61</p> <p class="MsoToc5">79.......... <i>Enforceable</i> civil penalty provisions................................................. 61</p> <p class="MsoToc5">80.......... <i>Authorised applicant</i>......................................................................... 62</p> <p class="MsoToc5">81.......... <i>Relevant court</i>................................................................................... 63</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Obtaining a civil penalty order<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">64</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">82.......... Civil penalty orders........................................................................... 64</p> <p class="MsoToc5">83.......... Civil enforcement of penalty............................................................. 65</p> <p class="MsoToc5">84.......... Conduct contravening more than one civil penalty provision............ 65</p> <p class="MsoToc5">85.......... Multiple contraventions..................................................................... 65</p> <p class="MsoToc5">86.......... Proceedings may be heard together................................................... 65</p> <p class="MsoToc5">87.......... Civil evidence and procedure rules for civil penalty orders............... 66</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—Civil proceedings and criminal proceedings<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                       </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">67</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">88.......... Civil proceedings after criminal proceedings..................................... 67</p> <p class="MsoToc5">89.......... Criminal proceedings during civil proceedings................................. 67</p> <p class="MsoToc5">90.......... Criminal proceedings after civil proceedings..................................... 67</p> <p class="MsoToc5">91.......... Evidence given in civil proceedings not admissible in criminal proceedings            68</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 4—Miscellaneous<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">69</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">92.......... Ancillary contravention of civil penalty provisions........................... 69</p> <p class="MsoToc5">93.......... Continuing contraventions of civil penalty provisions...................... 69</p> <p class="MsoToc5">94.......... State of mind..................................................................................... 70</p> <p class="MsoToc5">95.......... Mistake of fact.................................................................................. 70</p> <p class="MsoToc5">96.......... Exceptions etc. to civil penalty provisions—burden of proof............ 71</p> <p class="MsoToc5">97.......... Civil penalty provisions contravened by employees, agents or officers 71</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 5—Infringement notices<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                       </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">72</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Outline and operation of this Part<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                           </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">72</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">98.......... Simplified outline.............................................................................. 72</p> <p class="MsoToc5">99.......... Purpose and operation of this Part.................................................... 72</p> <p class="MsoToc5">100........ Provisions <i>subject to infringement notices</i>........................................ 73</p> <p class="MsoToc5">101........ <i>Infringement officer</i>........................................................................... 73</p> <p class="MsoToc5">102........ <i>Relevant chief executive</i>..................................................................... 73</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Infringement notices<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                        </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">75</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">103........ When an infringement notice may be given....................................... 75</p> <p class="MsoToc5">104........ Matters to be included in an infringement notice............................... 75</p> <p class="MsoToc5">105........ Extension of time to pay amount....................................................... 77</p> <p class="MsoToc5">106........ Withdrawal of an infringement notice............................................... 78</p> <p class="MsoToc5">107........ Effect of payment of amount............................................................. 80</p> <p class="MsoToc5">108........ Effect of this Part.............................................................................. 81</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 6—Enforceable undertakings<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                          </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">82</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Outline and operation of this Part<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                           </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">82</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">109........ Simplified outline.............................................................................. 82</p> <p class="MsoToc5">110........ Purpose and operation of this Part.................................................... 82</p> <p class="MsoToc5">111........ <i>Enforceable</i> provisions..................................................................... 82</p> <p class="MsoToc5">112........ <i>Authorised person</i>............................................................................. 83</p> <p class="MsoToc5">113........ <i>Relevant court</i>................................................................................... 83</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Accepting and enforcing undertakings<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">84</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">114........ Acceptance of undertakings.............................................................. 84</p> <p class="MsoToc5">115........ Enforcement of undertakings............................................................ 84</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 7—Injunctions<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                                            </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">86</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Outline and operation of this Part<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                           </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">86</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">116........ Simplified outline.............................................................................. 86</p> <p class="MsoToc5">117........ Purpose and operation of this Part.................................................... 86</p> <p class="MsoToc5">118........ <i>Enforceable</i> provisions..................................................................... 86</p> <p class="MsoToc5">119........ <i>Authorised person</i>............................................................................. 86</p> <p class="MsoToc5">120........ <i>Relevant court</i>................................................................................... 87</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Injunctions<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                            </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">88</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">121........ Grant of injunctions.......................................................................... 88</p> <p class="MsoToc5">122........ Interim injunctions............................................................................ 88</p> <p class="MsoToc5">123........ Discharging or varying injunctions................................................... 89</p> <p class="MsoToc5">124........ Certain limits on granting injunctions not to apply............................ 89</p> <p class="MsoToc5">125........ Other powers of a relevant court unaffected...................................... 89</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 8—General provisions<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                           </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">90</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">126........ Regulations....................................................................................... 90</p> <p class="MsoNormal"/> </div> <span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""><br clear="all" style="page-break-before:always"/></span> <div class="WordSection3"> <p class="Page1">A Bill for an Act in relation to monitoring, investigation and enforcement by regulatory agencies, and for related purposes</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:12.0pt;line-height:normal"> <span style="font-size:16.0pt">The Parliament of Australia enacts:</span></p> <?DMS-Include seriesId="482cc77d-6857-4236-9354-b63b3ffc680c"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="0495a423-f104-42fb-8bcf-f08f27484dbb"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="a8b772f5-4c01-40ea-82bb-e01dbf5ddb6d"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="a09bd81e-8677-4438-9b9f-c810e9d59e53"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="8ed632a5-9d10-427d-a878-c868fde04b0e"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="40849442-76f2-4e45-9c93-ea1a1410a387"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="4f42a774-44ab-48c7-b07b-b1d4364ad43c"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="d34718c5-d94c-4a79-a933-9130f57372df"?></div> </body> </div></div></body></html>