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Illegal Logging Prohibition Act 2012

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Act No. 166 of 2012 as amended, taking into account amendments up to Regulatory Powers (Standardisation Reform) Act 2017
An Act to combat illegal logging, and for related purposes
Administered by: Agriculture and Water Resources
Registered 22 Jan 2018
Start Date 01 Jan 2018

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Illegal Logging Prohibition Act 2012

No. 166, 2012

Compilation No. 3

Compilation date:                              1 January 2018

Includes amendments up to:            Act No. 124, 2017

Registered:                                         22 January 2018

 

About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the Illegal Logging Prohibition Act 2012 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 1 January 2018 (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If a provision of the compiled law has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law, details are included in the endnotes.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............ Crown to be bound............................................................................. 2

4............ Act does not extend to external Territories.......................................... 2

5............ Concurrent operation of State and Territory laws................................ 2

6............ Guide to this Act................................................................................. 3

7............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 3

Part 2—Importing                                                                                                                 5

Division 1—Importing illegally logged timber                                                5

8............ Importing illegally logged timber........................................................ 5

9............ Importing illegally logged timber in regulated timber products........... 5

10.......... Forfeiture............................................................................................ 5

11.......... Application of the Customs Act 1901.................................................. 6

Division 2—Importers’ due diligence                                                                   7

12.......... Importing regulated timber products................................................... 7

13.......... Customs declaration............................................................................ 7

14.......... Due diligence requirements for importing regulated timber products.. 7

Part 3—Processing                                                                                                                9

Division 1—Processing illegally logged raw logs                                          9

15.......... Processing illegally logged raw logs................................................... 9

16.......... Forfeiture.......................................................................................... 10

Division 2—Processors’ due diligence                                                               11

17.......... Processing raw logs.......................................................................... 11

18.......... Due diligence requirements for processing raw logs......................... 12

Part 4—Monitoring, investigation and enforcement                                      14

Division 1—Inspectors                                                                                               14

19.......... Appointment of inspectors................................................................ 14

Division 2—Monitoring                                                                                             15

21.......... Monitoring powers........................................................................... 15

Division 3—Investigation                                                                                         18

22.......... Investigation powers......................................................................... 18

Division 4—Civil penalties                                                                                       21

23.......... Civil penalty provisions.................................................................... 21

Division 5—Infringement notices                                                                         22

24.......... Infringement notices.......................................................................... 22

Part 5—Miscellaneous                                                                                                       23

83.......... Publishing reports............................................................................. 23

84.......... Review of operation of Act............................................................... 23

85.......... Delegation by Secretary.................................................................... 23

86.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 23

Endnotes                                                                                                                                    25

Endnote 1—About the endnotes                                                                            25

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key                                                                                27

Endnote 3—Legislation history                                                                             28

Endnote 4—Amendment history                                                                           29


An Act to combat illegal logging, and for related purposes

Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Illegal Logging Prohibition Act 2012.

2  Commencement

             (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.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 and 2 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

28 November 2012

2.  Sections 3 to 8

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

29 November 2012

3.  Section 9

The day after the end of the period of 2 years after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 2.

30 November 2014

4.  Sections 10 and 11

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

29 November 2012

5.  Sections 12 to 14

The day after the end of the period of 2 years after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 2.

30 November 2014

6.  Sections 15 and 16

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

29 November 2012

7.  Sections 17 and 18

The day after the end of the period of 2 years after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 2.

30 November 2014

8.  Sections 19 to 86

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

29 November 2012

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.

             (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.

3  Crown to be bound

             (1)  This Act binds the Crown in each of its capacities.

             (2)  This Act does not make the Crown liable to a pecuniary penalty or to be prosecuted for an offence.

4  Act does not extend to external Territories

                   This Act does not extend to the external Territories.

5  Concurrent operation of State and Territory laws

                   This Act is not intended to exclude or limit the operation of a law of a State or Territory that is capable of operating concurrently with this Act.

6  Guide to this Act

This Act prohibits the importation of illegally logged timber and the processing of illegally logged raw logs.

This Act also requires importers of regulated timber products and processors of raw logs to conduct due diligence in order to reduce the risk that illegally logged timber is imported or processed.

Importers of regulated timber products must provide declarations, at the time of import, to the Customs Minister about the due diligence that they have undertaken.

Part 4 applies the Regulatory Powers Act to enable inspectors to exercise monitoring, investigation and enforcement powers for the purposes of this Act.

7  Definitions

                   In this Act:

Australia, when used in a geographical sense, does not include the external Territories.

civil penalty provision has the same meaning as in the Regulatory Powers Act.

Commonwealth authority means the following:

                     (a)  a body corporate established for a public purpose by or under an Act;

                     (b)  a company in which a controlling interest is held by any one of the following persons, or by 2 or more of the following persons together:

                              (i)  the Commonwealth;

                             (ii)  a body covered by paragraph (a).

constitutional corporation means a corporation to which paragraph 51(xx) of the Constitution applies.

Customs Minister means the Minister administering the Customs Act 1901.

due diligence requirements:

                     (a)  for importing regulated timber products—has the meaning given by subsection 14(1); and

                     (b)  for processing raw logs—has the meaning given by subsection 18(1).

illegally logged, in relation to timber, means harvested in contravention of laws in force in the place (whether or not in Australia) where the timber was harvested.

import means import into Australia.

inspector means a person appointed under section 19.

regulated timber product has the meaning given by subsection 9(3).

Regulatory Powers Act means the Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Act 2014.

Secretary means the Secretary of the Department.

this Act includes the regulations.

timber product means a thing that is, is made from, or includes, timber.

Part 2Importing

Division 1Importing illegally logged timber

8  Importing illegally logged timber

                   A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person imports a thing; and

                     (b)  the thing is, is made from, or includes, illegally logged timber; and

                     (c)  the thing is not prescribed as exempt by the regulations for the purposes of this paragraph.

Penalty:  5 years imprisonment or 500 penalty units, or both.

9  Importing illegally logged timber in regulated timber products

             (1)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person imports a thing; and

                     (b)  the thing is, is made from, or includes, illegally logged timber; and

                     (c)  the thing is a regulated timber product; and

                     (d)  the thing is not prescribed as exempt by the regulations for the purposes of this paragraph.

Penalty:  5 years imprisonment or 500 penalty units, or both.

             (2)  The fault element for paragraph (1)(b) is negligence.

             (3)  A regulated timber product is a timber product prescribed by the regulations.

10  Forfeiture

             (1)  A court may order all or any part of a thing to be forfeited to the Commonwealth if:

                     (a)  the court convicts a person of an offence against section 8 or 9 in respect of the thing or part; and

                     (b)  the thing or part is the property of the person.

             (2)  The person is entitled to be heard in relation to the order.

             (3)  The thing or part may be dealt with or disposed of in any manner that the Secretary thinks appropriate, but only after:

                     (a)  if the periods provided for lodging appeals against the order and the conviction have ended without such an appeal having been lodged—the end of those periods; or

                     (b)  if one or more such appeals have been lodged—the appeals lapse or are finally determined.

11  Application of the Customs Act 1901

                   If:

                     (a)  the importation of goods is an offence under section 8 or 9; and

                     (b)  the Secretary notifies the Comptroller‑General of Customs (within the meaning of the Customs Act 1901) in writing that the Secretary wishes the Customs Act 1901 to apply to that importation;

the Customs Act 1901 has effect as if the goods included in that importation were goods described as forfeited to the Crown under section 229 of that Act because they were prohibited imports within the meaning of that Act.

Division 2Importers’ due diligence

12  Importing regulated timber products

                   A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person imports a thing; and

                     (b)  the thing is a regulated timber product; and

                     (c)  the person does not comply with the due diligence requirements for importing the product; and

                     (d)  the thing is not prescribed as exempt by the regulations for the purposes of this paragraph.

Penalty:  300 penalty units.

13  Customs declaration

                   A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person imports a thing; and

                     (b)  the thing is a regulated timber product; and

                     (c)  the person does not make a declaration to the Customs Minister, in the manner and form prescribed by the regulations, about the person’s compliance with the due diligence requirements for importing the product; and

                     (d)  the thing is not prescribed as exempt by the regulations for the purposes of this paragraph.

Penalty:  100 penalty units.

14  Due diligence requirements for importing regulated timber products

             (1)  The regulations must prescribe due diligence requirements for importing regulated timber products.

             (2)  The requirements must be prescribed only for the purposes of reducing the risk that imported regulated timber products are, are made from, or include, illegally logged timber.

             (3)  The requirements may include requirements in relation to one or more of the following:

                     (a)  gathering information for the purposes of assessing that risk, including in relation to the following:

                              (i)  the kind, origin and details of harvest of timber;

                             (ii)  the name and business addresses of, and other details about, suppliers of timber or timber products;

                            (iii)  evidence of compliance with the laws of the country in which timber was harvested;

                            (iv)  the completeness, accuracy or reliability of information gathered;

                     (b)  assessing and identifying that risk;

                     (c)  depending on the level of risk, measures to mitigate that risk;

                     (d)  making declarations to the Customs Minister under section 13;

                     (e)  providing statements of compliance;

                      (f)  auditing;

                     (g)  taking remedial action in prescribed circumstances;

                     (h)  providing reports and other information to the Minister;

                      (i)  publishing information.

             (4)  Subsection (3) does not limit subsection (2).

             (5)  The regulations may provide for due diligence requirements for importing regulated timber products to be satisfied, wholly or partly, by compliance with specified laws, rules or processes, including the following:

                     (a)  laws, or processes under laws, in force in a State or Territory or another country;

                     (b)  rules or processes established or accredited by an industry or certifying body;

                     (c)  established operational processes.

             (6)  Paragraphs (5)(a) to (c) do not limit subsection (5).

Part 3Processing

Division 1Processing illegally logged raw logs

15  Processing illegally logged raw logs

             (1)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person processes a raw log into something other than a raw log; and

                     (b)  the person is a constitutional corporation, or the person processes the raw log:

                              (i)  in the course of, or for the purposes of, trade and commerce with other countries, or among the States or between a State and a Territory; or

                             (ii)  in a Territory; or

                            (iii)  on behalf of a constitutional corporation; or

                            (iv)  for the purposes of supplying timber products to a constitutional corporation; or

                             (v)  on behalf of the Commonwealth or a Commonwealth authority; or

                            (vi)  for the purposes of supplying timber products to the Commonwealth or a Commonwealth authority; and

                     (c)  the raw log is illegally logged; and

                     (d)  the person is not included in a class of persons prescribed as exempt by the regulations for the purposes of this paragraph; and

                     (e)  the process is not prescribed as exempt by the regulations for the purposes of this paragraph; and

                      (f)  the raw log is not of a kind prescribed as exempt by the regulations for the purposes of this paragraph.

Penalty:  5 years imprisonment or 500 penalty units, or both.

Exception—imported raw logs

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply if the raw log was imported into Australia.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (2) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code).

16  Forfeiture

             (1)  A court may order all or any part of a thing to be forfeited to the Commonwealth if:

                     (a)  the court convicts a person of an offence against section 15 in respect of the thing or part; and

                     (b)  the thing or part is the property of the person.

             (2)  The person is entitled to be heard in relation to the order.

             (3)  The thing or part may be dealt with or disposed of in any manner that the Secretary thinks appropriate, but only after:

                     (a)  if the periods provided for lodging appeals against the order and the conviction have ended without such an appeal having been lodged—the end of those periods; or

                     (b)  if one or more such appeals have been lodged—the appeals lapse or are finally determined.

Division 2Processors’ due diligence

17  Processing raw logs

             (1)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person processes a raw log into something other than a raw log; and

                     (b)  the person is a constitutional corporation, or the person processes the raw log:

                              (i)  in the course of, or for the purposes of, trade and commerce with other countries, or among the States or between a State and a Territory; or

                             (ii)  in a Territory; or

                            (iii)  on behalf of a constitutional corporation; or

                            (iv)  for the purposes of supplying timber products to a constitutional corporation; or

                             (v)  on behalf of the Commonwealth or a Commonwealth authority; or

                            (vi)  for the purposes of supplying timber products to the Commonwealth or a Commonwealth authority; and

                     (c)  the person does not comply with the due diligence requirements for processing the raw logs; and

                     (d)  the raw log is not of a kind prescribed as exempt by the regulations for the purposes of this paragraph.

Penalty:  300 penalty units.

Exception—imported raw logs

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply if the raw log was imported into Australia.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (2) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code).

18  Due diligence requirements for processing raw logs

             (1)  The regulations must prescribe due diligence requirements for processing raw logs.

             (2)  The requirements must be prescribed only for the purposes of reducing the risk that illegally logged raw logs are processed.

             (3)  The requirements may include requirements in relation to one or more of the following:

                     (a)  gathering information for the purposes of assessing that risk, including in relation to the following:

                              (i)  the kind, origin and details of harvest of raw logs;

                             (ii)  the name and business addresses of, and other details about, suppliers of raw logs;

                            (iii)  evidence of compliance with the laws of the State or Territory in which raw logs were harvested;

                            (iv)  the completeness, accuracy or reliability of information gathered;

                     (b)  assessing and identifying that risk;

                     (c)  depending on the level of risk, measures to mitigate that risk;

                     (d)  providing statements of compliance;

                     (e)  auditing;

                      (f)  taking remedial action in prescribed circumstances;

                     (g)  providing reports and other information to the Minister;

                     (h)  publishing information.

             (4)  Subsection (3) does not limit subsection (2).

             (5)  The regulations may provide for due diligence requirements for processing raw logs to be satisfied, wholly or partly, by compliance with specified laws, rules or processes, including the following:

                     (a)  laws, or processes under laws, in force in a State or Territory;

                     (b)  rules or processes established or accredited by an industry or certifying body;

                     (c)  established operational processes.

             (6)  Paragraphs (5)(a) to (c) do not limit subsection (5).

Part 4Monitoring, investigation and enforcement

Division 1Inspectors

19  Appointment of inspectors

             (1)  The Secretary may, in writing, appoint a person as an inspector for the purposes of this Act.

             (2)  The Secretary must not appoint a person as an inspector unless the Secretary is satisfied that the person has suitable training or experience to properly exercise the powers of an inspector.

             (3)  An inspector holds office for the period specified in the instrument of appointment. The period must not exceed 2 years.

             (4)  An inspector must, in exercising powers as such, comply with any directions of the Secretary.

             (5)  If a direction is given under subsection (4) in writing, the direction is not a legislative instrument.

Division 2Monitoring

21  Monitoring powers

Provisions subject to monitoring

             (1)  A provision is subject to monitoring under Part 2 of the Regulatory Powers Act if it is:

                     (a)  a provision of this Act; or

                     (b)  an offence against the Crimes Act 1914 or the Criminal Code that relates to this Act.

Note:          Part 2 of the Regulatory Powers Act creates a framework for monitoring whether this Act has been complied with. It includes powers of entry and inspection.

Information subject to monitoring

             (2)  Information given in compliance or purported compliance with a provision of this Act is subject to monitoring under Part 2 of the Regulatory Powers Act.

Note:          Part 2 of the Regulatory Powers Act creates a framework for monitoring whether the information is correct. It includes powers of entry and inspection.

Related provisions

             (3)  For the purposes of Part 2 of the Regulatory Powers Act, as that Part applies in relation to the provisions mentioned in subsection (1) and the information mentioned in subsection (2), there are no related provisions.

Authorised applicant and authorised person

             (4)  For the purposes of Part 2 of the Regulatory Powers Act, an inspector is both an authorised applicant and an authorised person in relation to the provisions mentioned in subsection (1) and the information mentioned in subsection (2).

Issuing officer

             (5)  For the purposes of Part 2 of the Regulatory Powers Act, each of the following persons is an issuing officer in relation to the provisions mentioned in subsection (1) and the information mentioned in subsection (2):

                     (a)  a magistrate;

                     (b)  a Judge of a court of a State or Territory;

                     (c)  if a Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia has consented to act as an issuing officer for the purposes of this Act and that consent is in force—the Judge.

Relevant chief executive

             (6)  For the purposes of Part 2 of the Regulatory Powers Act, the Secretary is the relevant chief executive in relation to the provisions mentioned in subsection (1) and the information mentioned in subsection (2).

             (7)  The Secretary may, in writing, delegate to an SES employee, or acting SES employee, in the Department the Secretary’s powers under Part 2 of the Regulatory Powers Act in relation to the provisions mentioned in subsection (1) and the information mentioned in subsection (2).

             (8)  A person exercising powers or functions under a delegation under subsection (6) must comply with any directions of the Secretary.

Relevant court

             (9)  For the purposes of Part 2 of the Regulatory Powers Act, each of the following courts is a relevant court in relation to the provisions mentioned in subsection (1) and the information mentioned in subsection (2):

                     (a)  the Federal Court of Australia;

                     (b)  the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

Additional monitoring powers

           (10)  For the purposes of determining:

                     (a)  whether a provision mentioned in subsection (1) has been, or is being, complied with; or

                     (b)  the correctness of information mentioned in subsection (2);

the additional power mentioned in subsection (11) is taken to be included in the monitoring powers under Part 2 of the Regulatory Powers Act.

           (11)  The additional monitoring power is the power to sample any thing at any premises entered under section 18 of the Regulatory Powers Act, as that section applies in relation to the provisions mentioned in subsection (1) or the information mentioned in subsection (2).

Person assisting

           (12)  An authorised person may be assisted by other persons in exercising powers or performing functions or duties under Part 2 of the Regulatory Powers Act in relation to the provisions mentioned in subsection (1) and the information mentioned in subsection (2).

Does not extend to external Territories

           (13)  Part 2 of the Regulatory Powers Act, as that Part applies in relation to the provisions mentioned in subsection (1) and the information mentioned in subsection (2), does not extend to the external Territories.

Division 3Investigation

22  Investigation powers

Provisions subject to investigation

             (1)  A provision is subject to investigation under Part 3 of the Regulatory Powers Act if it is:

                     (a)  an offence against this Act; or

                     (b)  a civil penalty provision of this Act; or

                     (c)  an offence against the Crimes Act 1914 or the Criminal Code that relates to this Act.

Note:          Part 3 of the Regulatory Powers Act creates a framework for investigating whether a provision has been contravened. It includes powers of entry, search and seizure.

Related provisions

             (2)  For the purposes of Part 3 of the Regulatory Powers Act, as that Part applies in relation to evidential material that relates to a provision mentioned in subsection (1), there are no related provisions.

Authorised applicant and authorised person

             (3)  For the purposes of Part 3 of the Regulatory Powers Act, an inspector is both an authorised applicant and an authorised person in relation to evidential material that relates to a provision mentioned in subsection (1).

Issuing officer

             (4)  For the purposes of Part 3 of the Regulatory Powers Act, each of the following persons is an issuing officer in relation to evidential material that relates to a provision mentioned in subsection (1):

                     (a)  a magistrate;

                     (b)  a Judge of a court of a State or Territory;

                     (c)  if a Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia has consented to act as an issuing officer for the purposes of this Act and that consent is in force—the Judge.

Relevant chief executive

             (5)  For the purposes of Part 3 of the Regulatory Powers Act, the Secretary is the relevant chief executive in relation to evidential material that relates to a provision mentioned in subsection (1).

             (6)  The Secretary may, in writing, delegate to an SES employee, or acting SES employee, in the Department the Secretary’s powers and functions under Part 3 of the Regulatory Powers Act in relation to evidential material that relates to a provision mentioned in subsection (1).

             (7)  A person exercising powers or functions under a delegation under subsection (6) must comply with any directions of the Secretary.

Relevant court

             (8)  For the purposes of Part 3 of the Regulatory Powers Act, each of the following courts is a relevant court in relation to evidential material that relates to a provision mentioned in subsection (1):

                     (a)  the Federal Court of Australia;

                     (b)  the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

Additional investigation power

             (9)  The additional power mentioned in subsection (10) is taken to be included in the investigation powers under Part 3 of the Regulatory Powers Act as that Part applies in relation to evidential material that relates to a provision mentioned in subsection (1).

           (10)  The additional investigation power is the power to sample any thing on premises entered under section 48 of the Regulatory Powers Act as that section applies in relation to evidential material that relates to a provision mentioned in subsection (1).

Use of force in executing a warrant

           (11)  In executing an investigation warrant under Part 3 of the Regulatory Powers Act, as that Part applies in relation to evidential material that relates to a provision mentioned in subsection (1):

                     (a)  an authorised person may use such force against things as is necessary and reasonable in the circumstances; and

                     (b)  a person assisting the authorised person may use such force against things as is necessary and reasonable in the circumstances.

Person assisting

           (12)  An authorised person may be assisted by other persons in exercising powers or performing functions or duties under Part 3 of the Regulatory Powers Act in relation to evidential material that relates to a provision mentioned in subsection (1).

Does not extend to external Territories

           (13)  Part 3 of the Regulatory Powers Act, as that Part applies in relation to the provisions mentioned in subsection (1), does not extend to the external Territories.

Division 4Civil penalties

23  Civil penalty provisions

Enforceable civil penalty provisions

             (1)  Each civil penalty provision of this Act is enforceable under Part 4 of the Regulatory Powers Act.

Note:          Part 4 of the Regulatory Powers Act allows a civil penalty provision to be enforced by obtaining an order for a person to pay a pecuniary penalty for the contravention of the provision.

Authorised applicant

             (2)  For the purposes of Part 4 of the Regulatory Powers Act, the Secretary is an authorised applicant in relation to the civil penalty provisions of this Act.

Relevant court

             (3)  For the purposes of Part 4 of the Regulatory Powers Act, each of the following courts is a relevant court in relation to the civil penalty provisions of this Act:

                     (a)  the Federal Court of Australia;

                     (b)  the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

Does not extend to external Territories

             (4)  Part 4 of the Regulatory Powers Act, as that Part applies in relation to the civil penalty provisions of this Act, does not extend to the external Territories.

Division 5Infringement notices

24  Infringement notices

Provisions subject to an infringement notice

             (1)  The following provisions are subject to an infringement notice under Part 5 of the Regulatory Powers Act:

                     (a)  a strict liability offence against this Act;

                     (b)  a civil penalty provision of this Act;

                     (c)  an offence against the Crimes Act 1914 or the Criminal Code that relates to this Act.

Infringement officer

             (2)  For the purposes of Part 5 of the Regulatory Powers Act, an inspector is an infringement officer in relation the provisions mentioned in subsection (1).

Relevant chief executive

             (3)  For the purposes of Part 5 of the Regulatory Powers Act, the Secretary is the relevant chief executive in relation to the provisions mentioned in subsection (1).

             (4)  The Secretary may, in writing, delegate to an SES employee, or acting SES employee, in the Department the Secretary’s powers and functions as the relevant chief executive in relation to the provisions mentioned in subsection (1).

             (5)  A person exercising powers or functions under a delegation under subsection (4) must comply with any directions of the Secretary.

Does not extend to external Territories

             (6)  Part 5 of the Regulatory Powers Act, as that Part applies in relation to the provisions mentioned in subsection (1), does not extend to the external Territories.

Part 5Miscellaneous

  

83  Publishing reports

             (1)  The Secretary may publish reports about the operation of this Act.

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not require or authorise the disclosure of information for the purposes of the Privacy Act 1988.

84  Review of operation of Act

             (1)  The Minister must cause a review to be undertaken of the first 5 years of the operation of this Act.

             (2)  The persons undertaking the review must give the Minister a written report of the review within 12 months after the end of the 5 year period.

             (3)  The Minister must cause a copy of the report of the review to be laid before each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of that House after its receipt by the Minister.

85  Delegation by Secretary

             (1)  The Secretary may, in writing, delegate the Secretary’s powers and functions under this Act to an SES employee, or acting SES employee, in the Department.

             (2)  A person exercising powers or functions under a delegation under subsection (1) must comply with any directions of the Secretary.

86  Regulations

             (1)  The Governor‑General may make regulations prescribing matters:

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

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

             (2)  Without limiting subsection (1), the regulations may:

                     (a)  prescribe fees in respect of any matter under this Act; and

                     (b)  prescribe penalties not exceeding 50 penalty units in respect of offences against the regulations; and

                     (c)  declare that specified provisions of the regulations are civil penalty provisions, and prescribe penalties for contraventions of such provisions that do not exceed:

                              (i)  for a body corporate—100 penalty units; or

                             (ii)  in any other case—100 penalty units; and

                     (d)  provide for review by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal of decisions made under this Act.


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

Illegal Logging Prohibition Act 2012

166, 2012

28 Nov 2012

s 3–8, 10, 11, 15, 16 and 19–86: 29 Nov 2012 (s 2(1) items 2, 4, 6, 8)
s 9, 12–14, 17 and 18: 30 Nov 2014 (s 2(1) items 3, 5, 7)
Remainder: 28 Nov 2012 (s 2(1) item 1)

 

Federal Circuit Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments) Act 2013

13, 2013

14 Mar 2013

Sch 3 (items 93–95): 12 Apr 2013 (s 2(1) item 18)

Sch 3 (item 95)

Customs and Other Legislation Amendment (Australian Border Force) Act 2015

41, 2015

20 May 2015

Sch 6 (items 82, 83) and Sch 9: 1 July 2015 (s 2(1) items 2, 7)

Sch 6 (item 83) and Sch 9

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Australian Border Force Amendment (Protected Information) Act 2017

115, 2017

30 Oct 2017

Sch 1 (item 26): 1 July 2015 (s 2(1) item 2)

Regulatory Powers (Standardisation Reform) Act 2017

124, 2017

6 Nov 2017

Sch 9: 1 Jan 2018 (s 2(1) item 3)

Sch 9 (items 9–12)

 

Endnote 4—Amendment history

 

Provision affected

How affected

Part 1

 

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

am No 124, 2017

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

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Part 2

 

Division 1

 

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am No 41, 2015

Part 4

 

Division 1

 

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rep No 124, 2017

Division 2

 

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rs No 124, 2017

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