Title Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2018
Database Bills & Legislation
Long Title A Bill for an Act to amend the law in relation to whistleblowing, and for related purposes
Date 19-02-2019 01:17 PM
Source Senate
Parl No. 45
Bill Number 291/17
Bill Type Government
Portfolio Treasury
Reps Bill Code O
Status Act
System Id legislation/bills/s1120_aspassed/0000


Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2018
</head> <body lang="EN-AU" link="blue" vlink="blue" xml:lang="EN-AU"> <div class="WordSection1"> <p class="Session">2016‑2017‑2018</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">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="ShortT">Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2018</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Actno">No.      , 2018</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 to amend the law in relation to whistleblowing, and for related purposes</p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharAmSchNo"> </span><span class="CharAmSchText"> </span></p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharAmPartNo"> </span><span class="CharAmPartText"> </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="MsoToc5">1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1</p> <p class="MsoToc5">2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1</p> <p class="MsoToc5">3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2</p> <p class="MsoToc6">Schedule 1—Amendments<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                               </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">3</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7">Part 1—Amendment of the Corporations Act 2001<span style="font-size:9.0pt">                                    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">3</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Corporations Act 2001<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style: normal">                                                                                              </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">3</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7">Part 2—Amendment of the Taxation Administration Act 1953<span style="font-size:9.0pt">          </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">24</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Taxation Administration Act 1953<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-style:normal">                                                                        </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">24</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7">Part 3—Other amendments<span style="font-size:9.0pt">                                                                                     </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">37</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Banking Act 1959<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">                                                                                                     </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">37</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Insurance Act 1973<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style: normal">                                                                                                  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">37</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Life Insurance Act 1995<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-style:normal">                                                                                          </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">38</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">                                             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">39</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7">Part 4—Contingent amendments<span style="font-size:9.0pt">                                                                         </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">40</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Corporations Act 2001<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style: normal">                                                                                            </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">40</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Taxation Administration Act 1953<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-style:normal">                                                                        </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">41</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </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="WordSection3"> <p class="Page1">A Bill for an Act to amend the law in relation to whistleblowing, 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> <opc-section depth="0" ref="f04ba439f9b34f32912150a54dc23369" title="1  Short title"><a name="f04ba439f9b34f32912150a54dc23369"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc1550020"><span class="CharSectno">1</span>  Short title</a></p> <p class="subsection">                    This Act is the <i>Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Act 2018</i>.</p> </opc-section><opc-section depth="0" ref="633148b9d56c4fb08e74f73fb281cc9a" title="2  Commencement"><a name="633148b9d56c4fb08e74f73fb281cc9a"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc1550021"><span class="CharSectno">2</span>  Commencement</a></p> <p class="subsection">              (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.</p> <p class="Tabletext"> </p> <table class="MsoNormalTable" border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="474" style="margin-left:5.35pt;border-collapse:collapse;border:none"> <thead> <tr> <td width="474" colspan="3" valign="top" style="width:355.55pt;border-top:solid windowtext 1.5pt; border-left:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt;border-right:none; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Commencement information</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="113" valign="top" style="width:3.0cm;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Column 1</p> </td> <td width="255" valign="top" style="width:191.4pt;border:none;border-bottom: solid windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Column 2</p> </td> <td width="105" valign="top" style="width:79.1pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Column 3</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="113" valign="top" style="width:3.0cm;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.5pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Provisions</p> </td> <td width="255" valign="top" style="width:191.4pt;border:none;border-bottom: solid windowtext 1.5pt;padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Commencement</p> </td> <td width="105" valign="top" style="width:79.1pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.5pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Date/Details</p> </td> </tr> </thead> <tr> <td width="113" valign="top" style="width:3.0cm;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table</p> </td> <td width="255" valign="top" style="width:191.4pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.</p> </td> <td width="105" valign="top" style="width:79.1pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext"> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="113" valign="top" style="width:3.0cm;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">2.  Schedule 1, Parts 1, 2 and 3</p> </td> <td width="255" valign="top" style="width:191.4pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">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.</p> </td> <td width="105" valign="top" style="width:79.1pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext"> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="113" valign="top" style="width:3.0cm;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.5pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">3.  Schedule 1, Part 4</p> </td> <td width="255" valign="top" style="width:191.4pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.5pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">The later of:</p> <p class="Tablea">(a) immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 2; and</p> <p class="Tablea">(b) immediately after the commencement of Schedule 1 to the <i>Treasury Laws Amendment (Strengthening Corporate and Financial Sector Penalties) Act 2018</i>.</p> <p class="Tabletext">However, the provisions do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.</p> </td> <td width="105" valign="top" style="width:79.1pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.5pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext"> </p> </td> </tr> </table> <p class="notetext"> 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.</p> <p class="subsection">              (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.</p> </opc-section><opc-section depth="0" ref="e6dd032f4db043d99d363d012e76654e" title="3  Schedules"><a name="e6dd032f4db043d99d363d012e76654e"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc1550022"><span class="CharSectno">3</span>  Schedules</a></p> <p class="subsection">                    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.</p> </opc-section><?DMS-Include seriesId="6d597c01-88e5-4b5e-81cd-b80969753ff3"?></div> </body> </div></div></body></html>