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Act No. 132 of 1992 as made
An Act to amend Acts relating to human rights and equal opportunity.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Date of Assent 30 Oct 1992
Date of repeal 10 Mar 2016
Repealed by Amending Acts 1990 to 1999 Repeal Act 2016
 

HUMAN RIGHTS AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1992 No. 132, 1992

HUMAN RIGHTS AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1992 No. 132 of 1992 - LONG TITLE

An Act to amend Acts relating to human rights and equal opportunity.

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PART 1-PRELIMINARY

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Short title

(Assented to 30 October 1992)
1. This Act may be cited as the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Legislation Amendment Act 1992.

(Minister's second reading speech made in-
House of Representatives on 26 May 1992
Senate on 20 August 1992)

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Commencement

2. This Act commences on the same day as Part 6 of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 commences.

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PART 2-AMENDMENTS OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
COMMISSION ACT 1986

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Principal Act

3. In this Part, "Principal Act" means the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986.*1* *1* No. 125, 1986, as amended. For previous amendments, see No. 141, 1987; Nos. 38, 99 and 119, 1988; Nos. 75 and 115, 1990; and No. 122, 1991.

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Interpretation

4. Section 3 of the Principal Act is amended:
(a) by omitting from subsection (1) the definition of "appoint";
(b) by inserting in subsection (1) the following definition:
"'Disability Discrimination Commissioner' means the Disability Discrimination Commissioner appointed under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992;".

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Constitution of Commission

5. Section 8 of the Principal Act is amended:
(a) by omitting paragraphs (1)(d) and (e) and substituting the following paragraphs:
"(d) the Sex Discrimination Commissioner;
(e) the Privacy Commissioner; and
(f) the Disability Discrimination Commissioner.";
(b) by omitting from subsection (7) "or Privacy Commissioner" and substituting ", Privacy Commissioner or Disability Discrimination Commissioner".

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Functions of Commission

6. Section 11 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting from subsection (3) "or the Sex Discrimination Act 1984" and substituting ", the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 or the Disability Discrimination Act 1992".

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Form of examinations or inquiries to be at discretion of Commission etc.

7. Section 14 of the Principal Act is amended by inserting in subsection (8) "or the Disability Discrimination Act 1992" after "1984".

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Inter-governmental arrangements

8. Section 16 of the Principal Act is amended:
(a) by omitting from subsection (2A) "and the Sex Discrimination Act 1984" and substituting ", the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 and the Disability Discrimination Act 1992";
(b) by adding at the end of paragraph (2A)(a) "and";
(c) by inserting after paragraph (2A)(b) the following paragraph:
"(ba) in the case of an act falling within section 68 of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992-the Disability Discrimination Commissioner; and".

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Delegation

9. Section 19 of the Principal Act is amended:
(a) by omitting from subsection (1) ", either generally or as otherwise provided by the instrument of delegation";

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(b) by omitting from subsection (1) ", other than this power of delegation";
(c) by omitting from subsection (2) ", either generally or otherwise provided by the instrument of delegation";
(d) by omitting from subsection (2) ", other than this power of delegation";
(e) by omitting subsections (3) and (4);
(f) by omitting from subsection (6) "or the Sex Discrimination Act 1984" and substituting ", the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 or the Disability Discrimination Act 1992".

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Acting President and Human Rights Commissioner

10. Section 36 of the Principal Act is amended:
(a) by omitting subsection (2) and substituting the following subsection:

"(2) The Minister may appoint a person to act as President:
(a) during a vacancy in the office of President, whether or not an appointment has previously been made to the office; or
(b) during any period, or during all periods, when the President is absent from duty or from Australia or is, for any other reason, unable to perform the functions of the office of President;
but, a person so appointed must not act as President during any period while the Human Rights Commissioner is available so to act.";
(b) by omitting subsections (3) to (8) (inclusive) and substituting the following subsection:

"(3) The Minister may appoint a person to act as Human Rights Commissioner:
(a) during a vacancy in the office of Human Rights Commissioner, whether or not an appointment has previously been made to the office; or
(b) during any period, or during all periods, when the Human Rights Commissioner is absent from duty or from Australia, or is, for any other reason, unable to perform the functions of the office of Human Rights Commissioner.".

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PART 3-AMENDMENTS OF OTHER ACTS

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11. The Acts specified in the Schedule are amended as set out in that Schedule.

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SCHEDULE Section 11
AMENDMENTS OF OTHER ACTS
Industrial Relations Act 1988
Section 93:
Omit "and the Sex Discrimination Act 1984", substitute ", the Sex
Discrimination Act 1984 and the Disability Discrimination Act 1992".
Racial Discrimination Act 1975
Section 32:
Repeal the section, substitute:
Leave of absence
"32.(1) Subject to section 87E of the Public Service Act 1922, the
Commissioner has such recreation leave entitlements as are
determined by the Remuneration Tribunal.
"(2) The Minister may grant the Commissioner leave of absence,
other than recreation leave, on such terms and conditions as to
remuneration or otherwise as the Minister determines.".
Paragraph 34(2)(a):
Omit "granted by the Minister".
Subsection 36(1):
Omit ", but a person so appointed to act during a vacancy shall
not continue to act for more than 12 months".
Subsections 36(2) and (3):
Omit the subsections.
Subsection 36(5):
Omit the subsection.
Subsection 40(1):
(a) Omit ", either generally or otherwise as provided by the
instrument of delegation".
(b) Omit ", except this power of delegation".
Subsection 40(2):
(a) Omit ", either generally or otherwise as provided by the
instrument of delegation".
(b) Omit ", except this power of delegation".
Subsections 40(3) and (4):
Omit the subsections.
Sex Discrimination Act 1984
Section 99:
Repeal the section, substitute:
Leave of absence
"99.(1) Subject to section 87E of the Public Service Act 1922, the
Commissioner has such recreation leave entitlements as are
determined by the Remuneration Tribunal.
"(2) The Minister may grant the Commissioner leave of absence,
other than recreation leave, on such terms and conditions as to
remuneration or otherwise as the Minister determines.".
Paragraph 102(2)(b):
Omit "granted by the Minister".
Subsection 103(1):
Omit "; but a person appointed to act during a vacancy shall not
continue so to act for more than 12 months".
Subsections 103(2) to (6) (inclusive):
Omit the subsections.
Subsection 104(1):
(a) Omit ", either generally or as otherwise provided by the
instrument of delegation,".
(b) Omit all the words after "other", substitute "than powers in
connection with the performance of the functions that, under section
49, are to be performed by the Commissioner on behalf of the
Commission".
Subsection 104(2):
(a) Omit ", either generally or as otherwise provided by the
instrument of delegation".
(b) Omit ", other than this power of delegation".
Subsections 104(3) and (4):
Omit the subsections.