Title Australian Multicultural Bill 2018
Database Bills & Legislation
Long Title A Bill for an Act to establish the Australian Multicultural Commission, and for related purposes
Date 23-08-2018 12:10 PM
Source Senate
Parl No. 46
Bill Number 176/18
Bill Type Private
Reps Bill Code O
Status Before Senate
System Id legislation/bills/s1143_first-senate/0000


Australian Multicultural Bill 2018
</head> <body lang="EN-AU" link="blue" vlink="purple" 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">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="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">Australian Multicultural Bill 2018</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Actno">No.      , 2018</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Portfolio">(Senator Di Natale)</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="LongT">A Bill for an Act to establish the Australian Multicultural Commission, 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................................................................................... 2</p> <p class="MsoToc5">3............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 2</p> <p class="MsoToc5">4............ Objects of this Act.............................................................................. 3</p> <p class="MsoToc5">5............ Simplified outline of this Act.............................................................. 4</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 2—Application of this Act<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                                    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">6</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">6............ Act applies throughout Australia......................................................... 6</p> <p class="MsoToc5">7............ Alternative constitutional basis............................................................ 6</p> <p class="MsoToc5">8............ Interaction with State and Territory laws............................................. 7</p> <p class="MsoToc5">9............ Extent to which Act binds the Crown................................................. 7</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 3—Australia’s multicultural policy<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">10.......... Australia’s multicultural policy........................................................... 8</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 4—Implementation of Australia’s multicultural policy<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">9</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Application of Australia’s multicultural policy<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">11.......... Commonwealth entities to recognise, promote and comply with Australia’s multicultural policy            9</p> <p class="MsoToc5">12.......... Multicultural policy application orders for corporate Commonwealth entities and Commonwealth companies        9</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Reporting<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">13.......... Annual reporting by Commonwealth entities.................................... 11</p> <p class="MsoToc5">14.......... Annual reporting by Commonwealth companies.............................. 12</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 5—Australian Multicultural Commission<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                 </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">13</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Establishment and functions<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">15.......... Australian Multicultural Commission............................................... 13</p> <p class="MsoToc5">16.......... Functions of the Commission........................................................... 13</p> <p class="MsoToc5">17.......... General powers of the Commission.................................................. 14</p> <p class="MsoToc5">18.......... General policy guidelines for the Commission.................................. 14</p> <p class="MsoToc5">19.......... Flexibility and range of working methods in performance of Commission’s functions           15</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Constitution and operation<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                          </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">16</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">20.......... Members of the Commission............................................................ 16</p> <p class="MsoToc5">21.......... Validity of decisions......................................................................... 17</p> <p class="MsoToc5">22.......... Chair of the Commission.................................................................. 17</p> <p class="MsoToc5">23.......... Staff of the Commission................................................................... 17</p> <p class="MsoToc5">24.......... Deputy Chair of the Commission...................................................... 18</p> <p class="MsoToc5">25.......... Acting Chair of the Commission....................................................... 18</p> <p class="MsoToc5">26.......... When the Commission is to meet...................................................... 18</p> <p class="MsoToc5">27.......... Procedure at meetings....................................................................... 18</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—Inquiries<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                                 </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">20</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">28.......... Matters in relation to which the Commission may conduct inquiries 20</p> <p class="MsoToc5">29.......... Commission not to inquire into conduct of intelligence agencies...... 20</p> <p class="MsoToc5">30.......... Main purpose of inquiry is to make recommendations...................... 20</p> <p class="MsoToc5">31.......... Initiating inquiries............................................................................. 21</p> <p class="MsoToc5">32.......... Commission’s general discretion as to how to conduct inquiries...... 21</p> <p class="MsoToc5">33.......... Commission to report to Minister on inquiry.................................... 21</p> <p class="MsoToc5">34.......... Minister to table report on inquiry in Parliament............................... 22</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 6—Miscellaneous<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">23</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">35.......... Delegation......................................................................................... 23</p> <p class="MsoToc5">36.......... Annual report.................................................................................... 23</p> <p class="MsoToc5">37.......... Legislative rules................................................................................ 23</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 establish the Australian Multicultural Commission, 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="ad22821d-dc10-44ec-8075-2e361ad6b54e"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="9a350221-c6c1-4a7e-90e9-df953295570a"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="6e9f9ce4-c07b-445e-9a5f-494f97b794a9"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="adb906c6-1956-443a-a553-6e43ce7f2e36"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="677fab74-d056-4c4d-9787-dd53de2993b6"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="7c7d51c9-c195-41f3-9ca6-a95007502bf4"?></div> </body> </div></div></body></html>