Title Voice for Animals (Independent Office of Animal Welfare) Bill 2015
Database Bills & Legislation
Long Title A Bill for an Act to establish a Commonwealth statutory authority with responsibility for protecting animal welfare in Commonwealth regulated activities, and for related purposes
Date 23-06-2015 03:35 PM
Source Senate
Parl No. 45
Bill Number 117/15
Bill Type Private
Reps Bill Code O
Status Not Proceeding
System Id legislation/bills/s1006_first-senate/0000


Voice for Animals (Independent Office of Animal Welfare) Bill 2015
</head> <body lang="EN-AU" xml:lang="EN-AU"> <div class="WordSection1"> <p class="Session"><a name="OPCCaretCursor" id="OPCCaretCursor"/><a name="OPCCaretStart" id="OPCCaretStart"/>2013‑2014‑2015</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">THE SENATE</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Reading">Presented and read a first time</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="ShortT">Voice for Animals (Independent Office of Animal Welfare) Bill 2015</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Actno">No.      , 2015</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Portfolio">(Senator Rhiannon)</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="LongT">A Bill for an Act to establish a Commonwealth statutory authority with responsibility for protecting animal welfare in Commonwealth regulated activities, 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" id="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................................................................................... 1</p> <p class="MsoToc5">3............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 2</p> <p class="MsoToc5">4............ Crown to be bound............................................................................. 3</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 2—Office of Animal Welfare<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                              </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">4</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">5............ Establishment...................................................................................... 4</p> <p class="MsoToc5">6............ Constitution......................................................................................... 4</p> <p class="MsoToc5">7............ Function.............................................................................................. 4</p> <p class="MsoToc5">8............ Office has the privileges and immunities of the Crown....................... 4</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 3—Chief Executive Officer, staff and consultants<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">5</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Functions of the CEO<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                        </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">5</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">9............ Functions of the CEO......................................................................... 5</p> <p class="MsoToc5">10.......... Minister may give directions to the CEO............................................ 7</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Appointment of the CEO<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">8</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">11.......... Appointment....................................................................................... 8</p> <p class="MsoToc5">12.......... Term of appointment........................................................................... 8</p> <p class="MsoToc5">13.......... Acting CEO........................................................................................ 8</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—Terms and conditions of the CEO’s appointment<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">9</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">14.......... Remuneration and allowances............................................................. 9</p> <p class="MsoToc5">15.......... Leave of absence................................................................................. 9</p> <p class="MsoToc5">16.......... Outside employment........................................................................... 9</p> <p class="MsoToc5">17.......... Disclosure of interests......................................................................... 9</p> <p class="MsoToc5">18.......... Other terms and conditions............................................................... 10</p> <p class="MsoToc5">19.......... Resignation....................................................................................... 10</p> <p class="MsoToc5">20.......... Termination of appointment.............................................................. 10</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 4—Staff and consultants<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                       </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">11</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">21.......... Staff.................................................................................................. 11</p> <p class="MsoToc5">22.......... Persons assisting the CEO................................................................ 11</p> <p class="MsoToc5">23.......... Consultants....................................................................................... 12</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 4—Office of Animal Welfare Advisory Committee<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                            </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">13</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">24.......... Establishment of the Office of Animal Welfare Advisory Committee 13</p> <p class="MsoToc5">25.......... Functions of the Committee.............................................................. 13</p> <p class="MsoToc5">26.......... Membership of the Committee.......................................................... 13</p> <p class="MsoToc5">27.......... Procedures of the Committee............................................................ 14</p> <p class="MsoToc5">28.......... Disclosure of interests....................................................................... 14</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 5—Miscellaneous<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">15</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">29.......... Annual report.................................................................................... 15</p> <p class="MsoToc5">30.......... Other reports..................................................................................... 15</p> <p class="MsoToc5">31.......... 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