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A Bill for an Act to amend the Qantas Sale Act 1992, and for related purposes
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Registered 25 Aug 2011
Introduced Senate 25 Aug 2011
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2010‑2011

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

Qantas Sale Amendment (Still Call Australia Home) Bill 2011

 

No.      , 2011

 

(Senators Xenophon and Bob Brown)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Qantas Sale Act 1992, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                3

Qantas Sale Act 1992                                                                                                 3

 


A Bill for an Act to amend the Qantas Sale Act 1992, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Qantas Sale Amendment (Still Call Australia Home) Act 2011.

2  Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

3  Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.


 

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Qantas Sale Act 1992

1  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

associated entity has the same meaning as in the Corporations Act 2001.

2  Paragraph 7(1)(h)

Omit “(for example, facilities for the maintenance and housing of aircraft, catering, flight operations, training and administration)”.

3  After paragraph 7(1)(h)

Insert:

                   (ha)  require that Qantas ensure that, of the facilities, taken in aggregate, which are used by Qantas subsidiaries and any associated entities in the provision of scheduled international air transport services, the facilities located in Australia, when compared with those located in any other country, must represent the principal operational centre for the subsidiary or associated entity; and

                   (hb)  require that the majority of heavy maintenance of aircraft and the majority of flight operations and training conducted by, or on behalf of, Qantas is conducted in Australia; and

                   (hc)  require that the majority of heavy maintenance of aircraft and the majority of flight operations and training conducted by, or on behalf of, Qantas subsidiaries and any associated entities is conducted in Australia; and

4  After paragraph 7(1)(i)

Insert:

                    (ia)  require that at least one of the directors of Qantas has a minimum of 5 years’ professional flight operations experience; and

                    (ib)  require that at least one of the directors of Qantas has a minimum of 5 years’ aircraft engineering experience; and

5  Subsection 10(1)

After “application of the Minister,”, insert “100 shareholder members or shareholder members who hold at least 5% of the shares in Qantas,”.

6  Subsection 10(2)

After “application of the Minister,”, insert “100 shareholder members or shareholder members who hold at least 5% of the shares in Qantas,”.