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Australian Trade and Investment Commission Act 1985

Authoritative Version
Act No. 186 of 1985 as amended, taking into account amendments up to Statute Update Act 2016
An Act to establish an Australian Trade Commission for the purpose of facilitating and promoting trade between Australia and foreign countries, and for related purposes
Administered by: Foreign Affairs and Trade
Registered 31 Oct 2016
Start Date 21 Oct 2016

Australian Trade and Investment Commission Act 1985

No. 186, 1985

Compilation No. 18

Compilation date:                              21 October 2016

Includes amendments up to:            Act No. 61, 2016

Registered:                                         31 October 2016

 

About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the Australian Trade and Investment Commission Act 1985 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 21 October 2016 (the compilation date).

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending laws and the amendment history of provisions of the compiled law.

Uncommenced amendments

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not shown in the text of the compiled law. Any uncommenced amendments affecting the law are accessible on the Legislation Register (www.legislation.gov.au). The details of amendments made up to, but not commenced at, the compilation date are underlined in the endnotes. For more information on any uncommenced amendments, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Application, saving and transitional provisions for provisions and amendments

If the operation of a provision or amendment of the compiled law is affected by an application, saving or transitional provision that is not included in this compilation, details are included in the endnotes.

Editorial changes

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Modifications

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Self‑repealing provisions

If a provision of the compiled law has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law, details are included in the endnotes.

  

  

  


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                             1

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

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

3............ Interpretation....................................................................................... 1

4............ Extension to Territories....................................................................... 3

5............ Application of Act outside Australia................................................... 3

6............ Application of Export Market Development Grants Act 1997 not affected              3

6A......... Application of the Criminal Code....................................................... 4

Part 2—Establishment and function of the Australian Trade and Investment Commission      5

7............ Australian Trade and Investment Commission.................................... 5

7A......... Function of the Commission............................................................... 5

Part 3—Establishment and functions of the CEO                                             6

7B......... The Chief Executive Officer................................................................ 6

8............ Functions of the CEO......................................................................... 6

9............ Duties.................................................................................................. 8

9A......... Overseas exercise of CEO’s powers................................................... 9

9B......... CEO may charge fees.......................................................................... 9

10.......... Power of Minister to give directions................................................... 9

Part 6—CEO and staff                                                                                                     11

Division 1—Chief Executive Officer                                                                  11

51.......... Appointment of Chief Executive Officer........................................... 11

52.......... Appointment to be full‑time.............................................................. 11

54.......... Remuneration and allowances........................................................... 11

55.......... CEO not to engage in paid employment............................................ 12

56.......... Acting CEO...................................................................................... 12

57.......... Leave of absence............................................................................... 12

58.......... Resignation....................................................................................... 12

59.......... Termination....................................................................................... 12

Division 2—Staff of the Commission                                                                  14

60.......... Staff of the Commission................................................................... 14

61.......... Locally engaged employees............................................................... 14

62.......... Consultants....................................................................................... 14

Part 7—Corporate plans                                                                                                 15

65.......... Approval of corporate plans.............................................................. 15

66.......... Variation of corporate plans.............................................................. 15

Part 9—Miscellaneous                                                                                                       16

90.......... Delegations by Minister and CEO.................................................... 16

92.......... Annual reports.................................................................................. 16

94.......... Secrecy.............................................................................................. 17

97.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 18

Endnotes                                                                                                                                    19

Endnote 1—About the endnotes                                                                            19

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key                                                                                21

Endnote 3—Legislation history                                                                             22

Endnote 4—Amendment history                                                                           27

 


An Act to establish an Australian Trade and Investment Commission for the purpose of facilitating and promoting trade between Australia and foreign countries, and for related purposes

Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Australian Trade and Investment Commission Act 1985.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Sections 1, 2, 3 and 97 shall come into operation on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

             (2)  The remaining provisions of this Act shall come into operation on a day to be fixed by Proclamation.

3  Interpretation

             (1)  In this Act:

Australia includes the Territories to which this Act extends.

Australian organisation means:

                     (a)  any of the following entities carrying on a business in Australia:

                              (i)  a natural person;

                             (ii)  a partnership;

                            (iii)  a company incorporated or formed in Australia; or

                     (b)  an authority or body (including a body corporate and a corporation sole):

                              (i)  established for a purpose of the Commonwealth by, or in accordance with the provisions of, a law of the Commonwealth or of the Australian Capital Territory; or

                             (ii)  established for a purpose of a State by, or in accordance with the provisions of, a law of the State;

                            and includes an Agency (within the meaning of the Public Service Act 1999) and a Department of the Public Service of a State, but does not include the Commission.

CEO means the Chief Executive Officer referred to in section 7B.

Commission means the body continued in existence by section 7.

corporate plan means a plan prepared by the CEO under section 35 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, and includes such a plan as varied under section 66 of this Act.

Department of State, in relation to the Northern Territory, means a Department of that Territory.

overseas development project means a project by way of:

                     (a)  the construction of works; or

                     (b)  the provision of services; or

                     (c)  the design, supply or installation of equipment or facilities; or

                     (d)  the testing in the field of agricultural practices;

(including any necessary preliminary studies, investigations or planning) that is to be carried out in a foreign country.

State includes the Northern Territory.

             (2)  In this Act, a reference to trade between Australia and foreign countries includes a reference to any transaction (including the rendering of a service) involving a consideration in money or money’s worth accruing from a person in the course of carrying on business or other activities outside Australia to a person carrying on business or other activities in Australia.

             (4)  Unless the contrary intention appears, a reference in this Act to the Export Market Development Grants Act 1997 includes a reference to the Export Market Development Grants Act 1974 to the extent that that Act continues to apply because of item 2 of Schedule 1 to the Export Market Development Grants (Repeal and Consequential Provisions) Act 1997.

             (5)  In any other Act, a reference to an employee of the Australian Trade and Investment Commission is a reference to a person engaged by the CEO under section 74 of the Public Service Act 1999.

4  Extension to Territories

             (1)  Subject to subsection (2), this Act extends to all the Territories.

             (2)  The Minister may, by notice published in the Gazette, declare that, on a day specified in the notice, this Act ceases to extend to an external Territory specified in the notice, and, where such a notice is published:

                     (a)  this Act does not, on or after that day, extend to the Territory so specified;

                     (b)  a reference in this Act to a Territory does not, on or after that day, include a reference to the Territory so specified; and

                     (c)  the Territory so specified shall, on and after that day, be deemed, for the purposes of this Act, to be a foreign country.

5  Application of Act outside Australia

                   This Act applies both within and outside Australia.

6  Application of Export Market Development Grants Act 1997 not affected

                   Nothing in section 4 or 5 shall be taken to affect the application of the Export Market Development Grants Act 1997.

6A  Application of the Criminal Code

                   Chapter 2 of the Criminal Code applies to all offences against this Act.

Note:          Chapter 2 of the Criminal Code sets out the general principles of criminal responsibility.

Part 2Establishment and function of the Australian Trade and Investment Commission

  

7  Australian Trade and Investment Commission

             (1)  The body known immediately before the commencement of this subsection as the Australian Trade Commission is continued in existence as the Australian Trade and Investment Commission.

Note:          See also subsection 25B(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

             (2)  The Commission consists of:

                     (a)  the CEO; and

                     (b)  the staff of the Commission referred to in section 60.

             (3)  For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013):

                     (a)  the Commission is a listed entity; and

                     (b)  the CEO is the accountable authority of the Commission; and

                     (c)  the following persons are officials of the Commission:

                              (i)  the CEO;

                             (ii)  the staff of the Commission referred to in section 60;

                            (iii)  consultants engaged under section 62; and

                     (d)  the purposes of the Commission include:

                              (i)  the function of the Commission referred to in section 7A; and

                             (ii)  the functions of the CEO referred to in section 8.

7A  Function of the Commission

                   The function of the Commission (other than the CEO) is to assist the CEO in the performance of his or her functions.

Part 3Establishment and functions of the CEO

  

7B  The Chief Executive Officer

                   There is to be a Chief Executive Officer of the Commission.

Note:          For the appointment, terms and conditions of the CEO, see Division 1 of Part 6.

8  Functions of the CEO

             (1)  The functions of the CEO are:

                     (a)  to facilitate and encourage trade between Australia and foreign countries (in this section referred to as Australian export trade) by:

                              (i)  representing the trading and commercial interests of Australia in foreign countries; and

                             (ii)  assisting, directly or indirectly, Australian organisations in trade negotiations; and

                            (iii)  promoting, or participating in or co‑ordinating projects to promote, Australian export trade; and

                            (iv)  obtaining, and making available to Australian organisations, information relating to current or future opportunities for Australian export trade, including opportunities for involvement in overseas development projects; and

                             (v)  supporting and facilitating investment in foreign countries, and facilitating investment in Australia, where that investment is likely to enhance opportunities for Australian export trade; and

                            (vi)  carrying out, or assisting other persons to carry out, or participating with other persons in carrying out, in whole or in part, overseas development projects, in circumstances where that course of action will benefit Australian organisations; and

                          (viii)  administering the Export Market Development Grants Act 1997; and

                            (ix)  developing and administering schemes to provide assistance in the development of markets in foreign countries; and

                             (x)  facilitating access by persons to Departments of State of the Commonwealth or of a State and to instrumentalities established by or under a law of the Commonwealth or of a State where that access is likely to enhance opportunities for Australian export trade; and

                     (b)  to do any other act or thing required or permitted by:

                              (i)  this Act; or

                             (ii)  any other Act; or

                            (iii)  an instrument under an Act;

                            to be done by the CEO; and

                     (c)  to act, outside Australia, as agent for Departments of State of the Commonwealth or for instrumentalities established by or under a law of the Commonwealth.

             (2)  Without limiting subsection (1), the functions of the CEO include developing and administering policies relating to tourism (including domestic tourism).

             (3)  The CEO may perform his or her functions under subsection (2) to the extent only that they are not in excess of the functions that may be conferred on the CEO by virtue of any of the legislative powers of the Parliament, and, in particular, may perform his or her functions under that subsection:

                     (a)  for purposes related to external affairs; and

                     (b)  in the course of, or in relation to, trade and commerce with other countries, among the States, between Territories or between a Territory and a State; and

                     (c)  for purposes related to a Territory; and

                     (d)  by means of a communication using a postal, telegraphic, telephonic or other like service within the meaning of paragraph 51(v) of the Constitution; and

                     (e)  for purposes related to the collection, compilation, analysis, use and dissemination of statistics; and

                      (f)  for purposes related to a corporation to which paragraph 51(xx) of the Constitution applies; and

                     (g)  for purposes related to lighthouses, lightships, beacons and buoys; and

                     (h)  for purposes related to matters incidental to the execution of the legislative powers of the Parliament or the executive power of the Commonwealth; and

                      (i)  for purposes related to a Commonwealth place within the meaning of the Commonwealth Places (Application of Laws) Act 1970; and

                      (j)  for purposes related to the executive power of the Commonwealth; and

                     (k)  for purposes related to the granting of financial assistance to a State on such terms and conditions as the Parliament thinks fit; and

                      (l)  for purposes related to matters that are peculiarly adapted to the government of a nation and that cannot otherwise be carried on for the benefit of the nation; and

                    (m)  by way of providing a service, if the provision of the service utilises the CEO’s spare capacity and does not impede the CEO’s capacity to perform his or her other functions.

9  Duties

             (1)  The CEO must perform his or her functions under subsection 8(1) in such a manner as will best assist in the development of trade between Australia and foreign countries.

             (2)  In performing his or her functions, the CEO must:

                     (a)  comply with any directions given to the CEO under section 10; and

                     (b)  have regard to the need to provide services as efficiently and economically as possible; and

                     (c)  in relation to his or her functions under subsection 8(1), have regard to:

                              (i)  the desirability of improving and extending the range and accessibility of advice, assistance and financial support available (whether through the Commission and the CEO or otherwise) to persons involved, or likely to be involved, either directly or indirectly, in trade between Australia and foreign countries; and

                             (ii)  Australia’s obligations under international agreements.

9A  Overseas exercise of CEO’s powers

                   The powers of the CEO may be exercised, on behalf of the Commonwealth, in Australia or elsewhere.

9B  CEO may charge fees

                   The CEO may charge fees for the provision of services, or the performance of other work, in connection with the performance of his or her functions under this Act.

10  Power of Minister to give directions

             (1)  The Minister may give to the CEO, in writing, such directions with respect to the performance of his or her functions, and the exercise of his or her powers, under this Act, as appear to the Minister to be necessary.

Note:          A direction under this section is included in the annual report: see section 92.

             (3)  Nothing in subsection (1) shall be construed as empowering the Minister to determine that the CEO should deal in a particular manner with a particular person, or with a particular claim or application for a grant or other benefit, under the Export Market Development Grants Act 1997.

             (4)  A direction of the Minister under this section shall not operate so as to affect prejudicially an application under the Export Market Development Grants Act 1997 in relation to a grant year (within the meaning of that Act) that commenced before the day on which the direction was given.

             (5)  This section does not affect the operation of any other provision of this Act or of any other Act that confers a power upon the Minister to give directions to the CEO.

             (6)  A direction under this section is not a legislative instrument.

Part 6CEO and staff

Division 1Chief Executive Officer

51  Appointment of Chief Executive Officer

             (1)  The CEO is to be appointed by the Minister by written instrument.

             (2)  The CEO holds office for the period specified in the instrument of appointment. The period must not exceed 5 years.

             (3)  An appointment under this section is not ineffective merely because of a defect or irregularity in relation to the appointment.

Terms and conditions

             (4)  The CEO holds office on the terms and conditions (if any) in respect of matters not provided for by this Act that are determined by the Minister.

52  Appointment to be full‑time

                   The CEO holds office on a full‑time basis.

54  Remuneration and allowances

             (1)  The CEO is to be paid the remuneration that is determined by the Remuneration Tribunal. If no determination of that remuneration by the Tribunal is in operation, the CEO is to be paid the remuneration that is prescribed.

             (2)  The CEO is to be paid the allowances that are prescribed.

             (3)  This section has effect subject to the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973.

55  CEO not to engage in paid employment

                   The CEO must not engage in paid employment outside the duties of his or her office except with the Minister’s approval.

56  Acting CEO

                   The Minister may appoint a person to act as the CEO:

                     (a)  during a vacancy in the office of the CEO (whether or not an appointment has previously been made to the office); or

                     (b)  during any period, or during all periods, when the CEO is absent from duty or from Australia, or is, for any reason, unable to perform the duties of the office.

Note:          For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

57  Leave of absence

             (1)  The CEO has the recreation leave entitlements that are determined by the Remuneration Tribunal.

             (2)  The Minister may grant the CEO leave of absence, other than recreation leave, on the terms and conditions as to remuneration or otherwise that the Minister determines.

58  Resignation

                   The CEO may resign from office by giving the Minister a written resignation that has been signed by the CEO.

59  Termination

             (1)  The Minister may terminate the appointment of the CEO for misbehaviour or physical or mental incapacity.

             (2)  The Minister may terminate the appointment of the CEO if:

                     (a)  the CEO:

                              (i)  becomes bankrupt; or

                             (ii)  applies to take the benefit of any law for the relief of bankrupt or insolvent debtors; or

                            (iii)  compounds with his or her creditors; or

                            (iv)  makes an assignment of his or her remuneration for the benefit of his or her creditors; or

                     (b)  the CEO is absent, except on leave of absence, for 14 consecutive days or for 28 days in any 12 months; or

                     (c)  the CEO engages, except with the Minister’s approval, in paid employment outside the duties of his or her office.

             (3)  The Minister must terminate the appointment of the CEO if, in the Minister’s opinion, the performance of the CEO has been unsatisfactory for a significant period of time.

Division 2Staff of the Commission

60  Staff of the Commission

             (1)  The staff of the Commission are to be persons engaged under the Public Service Act 1999.

             (2)  For the purposes of the Public Service Act 1999:

                     (a)  the CEO and the staff of the Commission together constitute a Statutory Agency; and

                     (b)  the CEO is the Head of that Statutory Agency.

61  Locally engaged employees

                   To avoid doubt, the CEO may, under section 74 of the Public Service Act 1999, engage persons overseas to perform duties overseas as employees.

62  Consultants

                   The CEO may, on behalf of the Commonwealth, engage consultants to perform services for the CEO related to the CEO’s functions.

Part 7Corporate plans

  

65  Approval of corporate plans

             (1)  Each corporate plan shall be submitted to the Minister for approval before the intended day of commencement of the period to which the corporate plan relates and shall not come into force until:

                     (a)  the day on which it is approved by the Minister; or

                     (b)  the day of commencement of the period to which it relates;

whichever is the later.

             (2)  Upon the coming into force of a corporate plan under subsection (1), any corporate plan that is already in force ceases to be in force.

66  Variation of corporate plans

             (1)  The CEO may, at any time, review a corporate plan, whether or not it has come into force, and consider whether a variation to the plan is necessary.

             (2)  The CEO may, with the approval of the Minister, vary a corporate plan.

             (3)  The Minister may, at any time, request the CEO to vary a corporate plan, whether or not it has come into force.

             (4)  Where the Minister requests a variation of a corporate plan, the CEO shall, with the approval of the Minister, vary that plan accordingly.

             (5)  Where a variation of a corporate plan is approved by the Minister after the plan has come into force, the plan as so varied shall continue in force on and after the day on which the variation is so approved.

Part 9Miscellaneous

  

90  Delegations by Minister and CEO

             (1)  The Minister may, either generally or as otherwise provided in the instrument of delegation, by signed writing, delegate to the CEO all or any of the functions and powers of the Minister:

                     (a)  under this Act (other than this power of delegation or the Minister’s powers under sections 65 and 66); and

                     (b)  under the Export Market Development Grants Act 1997.

             (2)  The CEO may, either generally or as otherwise provided in the instrument of delegation, by signed writing, delegate all or any of his or her functions and powers under this Act or the Export Market Development Grants Act 1997 (other than this power of delegation) to a member of the staff of the Commission referred to in section 60.

Note:          Sections 34AA to 34A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 contain provisions relating to delegations.

92  Annual reports

                   The annual report prepared by the CEO and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period must include the following:

                     (a)  information about the Commission’s operations under the Export Market Development Grants Act 1997 during the period;

                     (b)  particulars of all directions given by the Minister to the CEO under subsection 10(1) during the period, other than any direction that includes a statement to the effect that the direction is not to be disclosed:

                              (i)  for reasons of national security; or

                             (ii)  because its disclosure would have an adverse effect on the financial interests or property interests of the Commonwealth or of an instrumentality of the Commonwealth.

94  Secrecy

             (1)  This section applies to a person who is or has been:

                     (a)  the CEO; or

                     (b)  a member of the staff of the Commission referred to in section 60; or

                     (c)  a consultant engaged under section 62.

             (2)  Subject to this section, a person to whom this section applies shall not, either directly or indirectly, except for the purposes of this Act:

                     (a)  make a record of, or divulge or communicate to any person, any information concerning the affairs of another person acquired by the first‑mentioned person by reason of his or her employment; or

                     (b)  produce to any person a document relating to the affairs of another person furnished for the purposes of this Act.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 12 months or 20 penalty units, or both.

             (3)  Subsection (2) does not apply to the disclosure of information, or the production of a document, to the Minister, to the Secretary of the Department, or to an officer of the Department designated by the Secretary.

             (4)  Subsection (2) does not prevent a person to whom this section applies from communicating, or making available to another person:

                     (b)  the following information relating to payments of grants authorised by the CEO under the Export Market Development Grants Act 1997 or the Export Market Development Grants Act 1974:

                              (i)  the name and address of a person to whom the CEO has authorised a payment;

                             (ii)  the amount of a grant to a person;

                            (iii)  the industry to which a grant relates; and

                     (c)  any information of a statistical nature relating to the making of grants under the Export Market Development Grants Act 1974 or the Export Market Development Grants Act 1997.

             (5)  A person to whom this section applies shall not be required to divulge or communicate to a court any information referred to in subsection (2) or to produce in a court any document referred to in that subsection, except when it is necessary to do so for the purposes of, or of a prosecution for an offence against, this Act, the Export Market Development Grants Act 1974 or the Export Market Development Grants Act 1997.

             (6)  A person to whom information is communicated under subsection (3) and an employee or other person under that person’s control are, in respect of that information, entitled to rights and privileges, and subject to obligations and liabilities, under subsections (2) and (5) as if they were persons referred to in subsection (1).

             (7)  In this section:

court includes any tribunal, authority or person having power to require the production of documents or the answering of questions.

produce includes to permit access to.

97  Regulations

                   The Governor‑General may make regulations, not inconsistent with this Act, prescribing matters:

                     (a)  required or permitted by this Act to be prescribed; or

                     (b)  necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act;

and in particular prescribing penalties, not exceeding a fine of 5 penalty units, for offences against the regulations.


Endnotes

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

The endnotes provide information about this compilation and the compiled law.

The following endnotes are included in every compilation:

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

Endnote 3—Legislation history

Endnote 4—Amendment history

Abbreviation key—Endnote 2

The abbreviation key sets out abbreviations that may be used in the endnotes.

Legislation history and amendment history—Endnotes 3 and 4

Amending laws are annotated in the legislation history and amendment history.

The legislation history in endnote 3 provides information about each law that has amended (or will amend) the compiled law. The information includes commencement details for amending laws and details of any application, saving or transitional provisions that are not included in this compilation.

The amendment history in endnote 4 provides information about amendments at the provision (generally section or equivalent) level. It also includes information about any provision of the compiled law that has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law.

Editorial changes

The Legislation Act 2003 authorises First Parliamentary Counsel to make editorial and presentational changes to a compiled law in preparing a compilation of the law for registration. The changes must not change the effect of the law. Editorial changes take effect from the compilation registration date.

If the compilation includes editorial changes, the endnotes include a brief outline of the changes in general terms. Full details of any changes can be obtained from the Office of Parliamentary Counsel.

Misdescribed amendments

A misdescribed amendment is an amendment that does not accurately describe the amendment to be made. If, despite the misdescription, the amendment can be given effect as intended, the amendment is incorporated into the compiled law and the abbreviation “(md)” added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

If a misdescribed amendment cannot be given effect as intended, the abbreviation “(md not incorp)” is added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

 

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

 

ad = added or inserted

o = order(s)

am = amended

Ord = Ordinance

amdt = amendment

orig = original

c = clause(s)

par = paragraph(s)/subparagraph(s)

C[x] = Compilation No. x

    /sub‑subparagraph(s)

Ch = Chapter(s)

pres = present

def = definition(s)

prev = previous

Dict = Dictionary

(prev…) = previously

disallowed = disallowed by Parliament

Pt = Part(s)

Div = Division(s)

r = regulation(s)/rule(s)

ed = editorial change

reloc = relocated

exp = expires/expired or ceases/ceased to have

renum = renumbered

    effect

rep = repealed

F = Federal Register of Legislation

rs = repealed and substituted

gaz = gazette

s = section(s)/subsection(s)

LA = Legislation Act 2003

Sch = Schedule(s)

LIA = Legislative Instruments Act 2003

Sdiv = Subdivision(s)

(md) = misdescribed amendment can be given

SLI = Select Legislative Instrument

    effect

SR = Statutory Rules

(md not incorp) = misdescribed amendment

Sub‑Ch = Sub‑Chapter(s)

    cannot be given effect

SubPt = Subpart(s)

mod = modified/modification

underlining = whole or part not

No. = Number(s)

    commenced or to be commenced

 

Endnote 3—Legislation history

 

Act

Number and year

Assent

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

Australian Trade Commission Act 1985

186, 1985

16 Dec 1985

s 1–3 and 97: 16 Dec 1985 (s 2(1))
Remainder: 6 Jan 1986 (s 2(2) and gaz 1985, No S551)

 

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 2) 1986

168, 1986

18 Dec 1986

s 5(1) and Sch 1: 18 Dec 1986 (s 2(1))

s 5(1)

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1987

141, 1987

18 Dec 1987

s 5(1) and Sch 1: 18 Dec 1987 (s 2(1))

s 5(1)

Lands Acquisition (Repeal and Consequential Provisions) Act 1989

21, 1989

20 Apr 1989

9 June 1989 (s 2 and gaz 1989, No S185)

Industry, Technology and Commerce Legislation Amendment Act 1989

91, 1989

27 June 1989

s 15: 14 Dec 1988
Part 4 (s 20–25): 30 Nov 1989 (gaz 1989, No S371)
Part 5 (s 26, 27): 1 Aug 1989 (gaz 1989, No S262)
Remainder: 27 June 1989

Banking Legislation Amendment Act 1989

129, 1989

7 Nov 1989

Part 1 (s 1, 2), s 3, 26, 29–33, 35, 38 and 40: 7 Nov 1989
s 23(1): 4 May 1989
s 39: 23 Jan 1988
Remainder: 28 Dec 1989 (gaz 1989, No S383)

Industrial Relations Legislation Amendment Act 1991

122, 1991

27 June 1991

s 4(1), 10(b) and 15–20: 1 Dec 1988
s 28(b)–(e), 30 and 31: 10 Dec 1991 (gaz 1991, No S332)
Remainder: 27 June 1991

s 31(2)

Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 1991

149, 1991

21 Oct 1991

1 Nov 1991 (s 2)

s 48 and 49

Prime Minister and Cabinet Legislation Amendment Act 1991

199, 1991

18 Dec 1991

18 Dec 1991 (s 2)

Australian Trade Commission Amendment Act 1994

127, 1994

18 Oct 1994

18 Oct 1994 (s 2)

Export Market Development Grants (Repeal and Consequential Provisions) Act 1997

44, 1997

22 Apr 1997

1 July 1997 (s 2)

Tax Law Improvement Act 1997

121, 1997

8 July 1997

Sch 3 (item 65): 1 July 1997 (s 2(3))

Audit (Transitional and Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 1997

152, 1997

24 Oct 1997

Sch 2 (items 533–541):
1 Jan 1998 (s 2(2) and gaz 1997, No GN49)

Export Market Development Grants Legislation Amendment Act 1999

100, 1999

16 July 1999

16 July 1999 (s 2)

Public Employment (Consequential and Transitional) Amendment Act 1999

146, 1999

11 Nov 1999

Sch 1 (items 270–272): 5 Dec 1999 (s 2(1), (2) and gaz 1999, No S584)

Corporate Law Economic Reform Program Act 1999

156, 1999

24 Nov 1999

Sch 10 (item 61): 13 Mar 2000 (s 2(c) and gaz 2000, No S114)

Criminal Code Amendment (Theft, Fraud, Bribery and Related Offences) Act 2000

137, 2000

24 Nov 2000

Sch 2 (items 51, 418, 419): 24 May 2001 (s 2(3))

Sch 2 (items 418, 419)

Foreign Affairs and Trade Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Act 2001

35, 2001

28 Apr 2001

26 May 2001 (s 2)

s 4

Abolition of Compulsory Age Retirement (Statutory Officeholders) Act 2001

159, 2001

1 Oct 2001

29 Oct 2001 (s 2)

Sch 1 (item 97)

Financial Framework Legislation Amendment Act 2005

8, 2005

22 Feb 2005

Sch 2 (items 70, 71, 174): 22 Feb 2005 (s 2(1) item 12)

Sch 2 (item 174)

Australian Trade Commission Legislation Amendment Act 2006

56, 2006

21 June 2006

Sch 1 (items 1–41) and Sch 4: 1 July 2006 (s 2(1) item 2)

Sch 4 (items 1–15, 17–21)
Sch 4 (item 16) (rep by 100, 2011, Sch. 1 [item 3])

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Statute Stocktake Act (No. 1) 2011

100, 2011

15 Sept 2011

Sch 1 (item 3): 16 Sept 2011 (s 2)

Export Market Development Grants Legislation Amendment Act 2006

57, 2006

21 June 2006

Sch 2 (items 2–4): 21 June 2006 (s 2(1) items 5, 6)

Export Market Development Grants Amendment Act 2008

33, 2008

23 June 2008

Sch 1 (items 1, 2): 23 June 2008 (s 2)

Statute Law Revision Act 2011

5, 2011

22 Mar 2011

Sch 7 (item 28): 19 Apr 2011 (s 2(1) item 18)

Acts Interpretation Amendment Act 2011

46, 2011

27 June 2011

Sch 2 (items 277–279) and Sch 3 (items 10, 11): 27 Dec 2011 (s 2(1) items 3, 12)

Sch 3 (items 10, 11)

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2014

62, 2014

30 June 2014

Sch 6 (item 30), Sch 7 (items 470–472) and Sch 14: 1 July 2014 (s 2(1) items 6, 14)

Sch 14

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Public Governance and Resources Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 2015

36, 2015

13 Apr 2015

Sch 2 (items 79) and Sch 7: 14 Apr 2015 (s 2)

Sch 7

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) (Consequential Provisions) Act 2015

126, 2015

10 Sept 2015

Sch 1 (item 486): 5 Mar 2016 (s 2(1) item 2)

Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) (Consequential Provisions) Act 2015

126, 2015

10 Sept 2015

Sch 1 (item 495): 5 Mar 2016 (s 2(1) item 2)

Public Governance and Resources Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 2015

36, 2015

13 Apr 2015

Sch 6 (items 5–9) and Sch 7: 14 Apr 2015 (s 2)

Sch 7

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) (Consequential Provisions) Act 2015

126, 2015

10 Sept 2015

Sch 1 (item 486): 5 Mar 2016 (s 2(1) item 2)

Trade Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 2016

31, 2016

23 Mar 2016

Sch 2 (items 1–10): 1 May 2016 (s 2(1) item 3)

Statute Update Act 2016

61, 2916

23 Sept 2016

Sch 1 (items 54, 55): 21 Oct 2016 (s 2(1) item 1)

 

Endnote 4—Amendment history

 

Provision affected

How affected

Title..................................... ............................................

am No 31, 2016

Part 1

 

Part I heading....................... ............................................

rep No 56, 2006

Part 1 heading......................

ad No 56, 2006

s 1........................................

am No 31, 2016

s 3........................................

am No 129, 1989; No 149, 1991; No 44, 1997; No 152, 1997; No 146, 1999; No 56, 2006; No 62, 2014; No 31, 2016

s 6........................................

am No 44, 1997

s 6A.....................................

ad No 35, 2001

Part 2

 

Part II heading......................

rep No 56, 2006

Part 2 heading......................

ad No 56, 2006

 

rs No 31, 2016

s 7........................................

am No 152, 1997; No 56, 2006; No 62, 2014; No 31, 2016

Part 3 heading......................

ad No 56, 2006

 

rep No 31, 2016

s 7A.....................................

ad No 56, 2006

 

am No 31, 2016

Part 3

 

Part 3 heading......................

ad No 31, 2016

s 7B.....................................

ad No 56, 2006

s 8........................................

am No 149, 1991; No 44, 1997; No 56, 2006; No 33, 2008; No 36, 2015

s 9........................................

am No 56, 2006; No 36, 2015

s 9A.....................................

ad No 56, 2006

s 9B.....................................

ad No 56, 2006

s 10......................................

am No 44, 1997; No 56, 2006

Part III.................................

rep No 56, 2006

s 11......................................

rep No 56, 2006

s 12......................................

am No 141, 1987; No 91, 1989; No 149, 1991; No 127, 1994

 

rep No 56, 2006

s 13......................................

am No 44, 1997

 

rep No 56, 2006

s 14......................................

rep No 56, 2006

s 15......................................

am No 149, 1991

 

rep No 56, 2006

s 16......................................

am No 149, 1991

 

rep No 56, 2006

s 17......................................

am No 149, 1991

 

rep No 56, 2006

s 18......................................

rep No 56, 2006

s 19......................................

rep No 56, 2006

s 20......................................

am No 149, 1991; No 152, 1997; No 156, 1999

 

rep No 56, 2006

s 21......................................

rep No 56, 2006

s 22......................................

rep No 152, 1997

Part IV.................................

rep No 56, 2006

s 23......................................

am No 21, 1989; No 44, 1997

 

rep No 56, 2006

s 24......................................

rep No 56, 2006

s 25......................................

rep No 56, 2006

s 26......................................

rep No 56, 2006

s 27......................................

rep No 56, 2006

s 28......................................

rep No 56, 2006

s 29......................................

rep No 56, 2006

s 30......................................

am No 44, 1997

 

rep No 56, 2006

s 31......................................

rep No 149, 1991

s 32......................................

rep No 149, 1991

Part V...................................

rep No 149, 1991

s 33......................................

am No 168, 1986

 

rep No 149, 1991

s 34......................................

rep No 149, 1991

s 35......................................

rep No 149, 1991

s 36......................................

rep No 149, 1991

s 37......................................

rep No 149, 1991

s 38......................................

rep No 149, 1991

s 39......................................

rep No 149, 1991

s 40......................................

rep No 149, 1991

s 41......................................

rep No 149, 1991

s 42......................................

rep No 149, 1991

s 43......................................

rep No 149, 1991

s 44......................................

rep No 149, 1991

s 45......................................

rep No 149, 1991

s 46......................................

am No 168, 1986

 

rep No 149, 1991

s 47......................................

rep No 149, 1991

s 48......................................

rep No 149, 1991

s 49......................................

rep No 149, 1991

s 50......................................

rep No 149, 1991

Part 6

 

Part VI.................................

rep No 56, 2006

Part 6...................................

ad No 56, 2006

Division 1

 

s 51......................................

rs No 149, 1991

 

am No 159, 2001

 

rs No 56, 2006

s 52......................................

rs No 149, 1991; No 56, 2006

s 53......................................

rep No 56, 2006

s 54......................................

am No 149, 1991

 

rs No 56, 2006

s 55......................................

rs No 56, 2006

s 56......................................

am No 149, 1991

 

rs No 56, 2006

 

am No 46, 2011

s 57......................................

rs No 122, 1991

 

am No 146, 1999

 

rs No 56, 2006

s 58......................................

am No 149, 1991

 

rs No 56, 2006

s 59......................................

am No 122, 1991

 

rep No 149, 1991

 

ad No 56, 2006

Division 2

 

s 60......................................

am No 199, 1991

 

rs No 56, 2006

s 61......................................

rs No 56, 2006

s 62......................................

rs No 56, 2006

s 63......................................

rep No 146, 1999

Part 7

 

Part VII heading...................

rep No 56, 2006

Part 7 heading......................

ad No 56, 2006

Division 1 heading...............

rep No 56, 2006

s 64......................................

am No 149, 1991; No 56, 2006; No 57, 2006

 

rep No 62, 2014

s 65......................................

am No 56, 2006

s 66......................................

am No 56, 2006

Division 2............................

rep No 56, 2006

s 67......................................

rep No 56, 2006

s 68......................................

rep No 56, 2006

s 69......................................

rep No 56, 2006

Part VIII...............................

rep No 56, 2006

s 70......................................

rep No 149, 1991

s 71......................................

am No 149, 1991; No 44, 1997; No 57, 2006

 

rep No 56, 2006

s 72......................................

am No 168, 1986; No 149, 1991; No 152, 1997

 

rep No 56, 2006

s 73......................................

am No 168, 1986

 

rep No 149, 1991

s 74......................................

rep No 149, 1991

s 75......................................

rep No 149, 1991

s 76......................................

rep No 152, 1997

s 77......................................

rep No 152, 1997

s 78......................................

rep No 56, 2006

s 79......................................

am No 8, 2005

 

rep No 56, 2006

s 80......................................

am No 149, 1991

 

rep No 56, 2006

s 81......................................

rep No 56, 2006

s 82......................................

rep No 56, 2006

s 83......................................

am No 121, 1997

 

rep No 56, 2006

s 84......................................

rep No 149, 1991

s 85......................................

rep No 149, 1991

s 86......................................

rep No 149, 1991

s 87......................................

rep No 149, 1991

s 88......................................

rep No 56, 2006

s 89......................................

rs No 152, 1997

 

rep No 56, 2006

Part 9

 

Part IX heading....................

rep No 56, 2006

Part 9 heading......................

ad No 56, 2006

s 90......................................

am No 149, 1991; No 44, 1997

 

rs No 56, 2006

s 91......................................

rep No 56, 2006

s 92......................................

am No 44, 1997; No 152, 1997; No 57, 2006

 

rs No 56, 2006; No 62, 2014

s 93......................................

rep No 152, 1997

s 94......................................

am No 149, 1991; No 44, 1997; No 100, 1999; No 56, 2006; No 5, 2011; No 61, 2016

s 95......................................

am No 137, 2000

 

rep No 56, 2006

s 96......................................

rep No 56, 2006

s 97......................................

am No 149, 1991; No 61, 2016