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A Bill for an Act to repeal certain Acts and provisions of Acts and to make various amendments of the statute law of the Commonwealth, and for related purposes
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Registered 11 Feb 2022
Introduced HR 09 Feb 2022
Table of contents.

2019‑2020‑2021‑2022

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Regulator Performance Omnibus Bill 2022

 

No.      , 2022

 

(Prime Minister)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to repeal certain Acts and provisions of Acts and to make various amendments of the statute law of the Commonwealth, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

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

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

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 3

Schedule 1—Attorney‑General                                                                                      4

Bankruptcy Act 1966                                                                                                  4

Schedule 2—Defence                                                                                                            9

Part 1—Repeal of the Cockatoo and Schnapper Islands Act 1949       9

Cockatoo and Schnapper Islands Act 1949                                                           9

Part 2—Amendment of the Defence Act 1903                                             10

Defence Act 1903                                                                                                       10

Schedule 3—Education, Skills and Employment                                              11

Part 1—Amendments relating to vocational education and training  11

Division 1—Amendments                                                                                        11

National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011               11

Division 2—Application provisions                                                                        12

National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Transitional Provisions) Act 2011       12

Part 2—Amendment of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011          15

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011                          15

Schedule 4—Health                                                                                                             18

Part 1—Amendment of the Industrial Chemicals Act 2019                   18

Industrial Chemicals Act 2019                                                                               18

Part 2—Amendments relating to the approval of pharmacists               20

Division 1—Requests for Minister to approve pharmacists                              20

National Health Act 1953                                                                                        20

Division 2—Other amendments                                                                              22

National Health Act 1953                                                                                        22

Part 3—Amendment of the Private Health Insurance Act 2007          23

Private Health Insurance Act 2007                                                                        23

Schedule 5—Industry, Science, Energy and Resources                               24

Part 1—Amendment of the Australian Jobs Act 2013                              24

Australian Jobs Act 2013                                                                                         24

Part 2—Amendments relating to building energy efficiency certificates               28

Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Act 2010                                                28

Part 3—Amendments relating to the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012  31

Division 1—Customised products                                                                          31

Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012                                    31

Division 2—Deemed compliance                                                                           32

Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012                                    32

Division 3—Exemptions                                                                                           33

Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012                                    33

Division 4—Product classes                                                                                     34

Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012                                    34

Division 5—Other requirements                                                                              34

Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012                                    34

Division 6—Constitutional basis                                                                             35

Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012                                    35

Division 7—GEMS Regulator                                                                                  38

Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012                                    38

Part 4—Amendments relating to trade marks etc.                                       39

Division 1—Trade marks that contain, or consist of, olympic motto etc.      39

Olympic Insignia Protection Act 1987                                                                  39

Division 2—Renewal of registration                                                                       40

Trade Marks Act 1995                                                                                              40

Division 3—Revocation of registration                                                                 41

Trade Marks Act 1995                                                                                              41

Division 4—Restoration of trade mark to the Register                                       42

Trade Marks Act 1995                                                                                              42

Division 5—Official Journal etc.                                                                             43

Trade Marks Act 1995                                                                                              43

Division 6—Spent provisions                                                                                   46

Patents Act 1990                                                                                                        46

Schedule 6—Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications                48

Part 1—Amendments relating to the Australian Communications and Media Authority              48

Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005                           48

Radiocommunications Act 1992                                                                             49

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                50

Part 2—Amendments relating to radiocommunications etc.                   52

Division 1—Amendments                                                                                        52

Radiocommunications Act 1992                                                                             52

Division 2—Application and transitional provisions                                           54

 

 


A Bill for an Act to repeal certain Acts and provisions of Acts and to make various amendments of the statute law of the Commonwealth, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act is the Regulator Performance Omnibus Act 2022.

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

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedules 1 to 4

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 5, Parts 1 to 3

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

4.  Schedule 5, Part 4, Division 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

5.  Schedule 5, Part 4, Division 2

The day after the end of the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

6.  Schedule 5, Part 4, Division 3

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

7.  Schedule 5, Part 4, Divisions 4 and 5

A day or days to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

8.  Schedule 5, Part 4, Division 6

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

9.  Schedule 6

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

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  Schedules

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

Schedule 1Attorney‑General

  

Bankruptcy Act 1966

1  Subsection 5(1) (paragraphs (a) and (b) of the definition of statutory minimum)

Omit “$5,000”, substitute “$10,000”.

2  Paragraph 12(1)(a)

Omit “shall”, substitute “must”.

3  Paragraph 12(1)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  may, from time to time, obtain from the following persons reports as to the operation of this Act:

                              (i)  Official Receivers;

                             (ii)  the Official Trustee;

                            (iii)  registered trustees;

                            (iv)  registered debt agreement administrators (within the meaning of section 185); and

4  Subsection 12(1A)

Omit “shall”, substitute “must”.

5  Section 19B (heading)

Omit “Official Receiver”, substitute “Inspector‑General”.

6  Subsection 19B(1)

Omit “Official Receiver” (wherever occurring), substitute “Inspector‑General”.

7  Subsection 19B(1)

Omit “duties”, substitute “functions or duties”.

8  Subsection 50(1B)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

          (1B)  If the Court directs a trustee to take control of the debtor’s property, the Court must:

                     (a)  specify when the control is to end; and

                     (b)  make orders in relation to remuneration for work properly performed by the trustee in relation to the direction.

9  Paragraph 77D(1)(a)

Omit “$20”, substitute “$23”.

10  Subsections 77E(2) and (3)

Omit “$20”, substitute “$23”.

11  Paragraphs 77E(4)(a) and (b)

Omit “$10”, substitute “$11”.

12  Section 139K (paragraph (a) of the definition of base income threshold amount)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  for a contribution assessment period of one year:

                              (i)  if the time when the assessment is made is on or after 1 July in a year—3.5 times the amount that is specified in column 3, item 2, Table B, point 1064‑B1, Pension Rate Calculator A, in the Social Security Act 1991 in relation to 20 March of that year; or

                             (ii)  if the time when the assessment is made is before 1 July in a year—3.5 times the amount that is specified in column 3, item 2, Table B, point 1064‑B1, Pension Rate Calculator A, in the Social Security Act 1991 in relation to 20 March of the preceding year; or

13  After subsection 139T(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  If a bankrupt makes an application under subsection (1), the bankrupt must:

                     (a)  provide the trustee with satisfactory evidence of the bankrupt’s income and expenses, and any other matters on which the bankrupt relies to establish the reasons for the application; and

                     (b)  do so at the time the bankrupt makes the application.

14  Subsection 139T(4)

Omit “the application is received”, substitute “the satisfactory evidence referred to in paragraph (2A)(a) is received”.

15  Subsection 139W(4)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (4)  If an assessment is made that the bankrupt is liable to pay a contribution in relation to the contribution assessment period, as soon as practicable after the making of the assessment, the trustee must give to the bankrupt written notice setting out particulars of the assessment and informing the bankrupt about the possibility of a variation under section 139T.

16  Paragraph 149D(1)(c)

Omit “$3,000”, substitute “$6,065”.

17  Subsection 185C(5) (definition of threshold amount)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

threshold amount, in relation to a particular time, means:

                     (a)  if the particular time is on or after 1 July in a year—7 times the amount that is specified in column 3, item 2, Table B, point 1064‑B1, Pension Rate Calculator A, in the Social Security Act 1991 in relation to 20 March of that year; or

                     (b)  if the particular time is before 1 July in a year—7 times the amount that is specified in column 3, item 2, Table B, point 1064‑B1, Pension Rate Calculator A, in the Social Security Act 1991 in relation to 20 March of the preceding year.

18  Paragraph 269(1)(a)

Omit “$3,000”, substitute “$6,065”.

19  Subparagraphs 269(1)(aa)(i) and (ii)

Omit “$3,000”, substitute “$6,065”.

20  Paragraphs 269(1)(ab), (ac) and (ad)

Omit “$3,000”, substitute “$6,065”.

21  Subsection 304A(1) (paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of the definition of indexable amount)

Omit “$20”, substitute “$23”.

22  Subsection 304A(1) (paragraphs (d) and (e) of the definition of indexable amount)

Omit “$10”, substitute “$11”.

23  Subsection 304A(1) (paragraphs (g) and (j) of the definition of indexable amount)

Omit “$3,000”, substitute “$6,065”.

24  Subsection 304A(1) (definition of index number)

Repeal the definition.

25  Subsections 304A(2) to (11)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (2)  At the start of each financial year (an indexation year) beginning on or after 1 July 2022, each indexable amount is replaced by the amount worked out using the following formula:

Start formula Indexation factor for the indexation year times Indexable amount for the previous year end formula

             (3)  The indexation factor for an indexation year is the number worked out using the following formula:

Start formula Indexation number for the reference quarter over Index number for the base quarter end formula

where:

base quarter means the last March quarter before the reference quarter.

index number, for a quarter, means the All Groups Consumer Price Index number (being the weighted average of the 8 capital cities) published by the Australian Statistician for that quarter.

reference quarter means the March quarter immediately before the indexation year.

             (4)  An indexation factor is to be calculated to 3 decimal places (rounding up if the fourth decimal place is 5 or more).

             (5)  If an indexation factor worked out under subsection (3) would be less than 1, that indexation factor is to be increased to 1.

             (6)  Calculations under subsection (3):

                     (a)  are to be made using only the index numbers published in terms of the most recently published index reference period; and

                     (b)  are to be made disregarding index numbers that are published in substitution for previously published index numbers (except where the substituted numbers are published to take account of changes in the index reference period).

Schedule 2Defence

Part 1Repeal of the Cockatoo and Schnapper Islands Act 1949

Cockatoo and Schnapper Islands Act 1949

1  The whole of the Act

Repeal the Act.

Part 2Amendment of the Defence Act 1903

Defence Act 1903

2  Before paragraph 72TN(1)(a)

Insert:

                    (aa)  the Secretary; or

3  Before paragraph 72TN(2)(a)

Insert:

                    (aa)  the Secretary; or

4  Subsection 72TN(3)

After “the following decisions”, insert “to the Secretary or”.

Schedule 3Education, Skills and Employment

Part 1Amendments relating to vocational education and training

Division 1—Amendments

National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011

1  Subsection 17(2)

Omit “complies with”, substitute “is complying, or will comply, with”.

2  Subsection 17A(3)

Omit “The”, substitute “If the report is published, the”.

3  Paragraph 33(2)(c)

Omit “complies with”, substitute “is complying, or will comply, with”.

4  Subsection 35(1C)

Omit “The”, substitute “If the report is published, the”.

5  Subsection 201(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (1)  Upon receiving an application under section 200 for the reconsideration of a reviewable decision, the National VET Regulator must reconsider the decision.

          (1A)  After reconsidering the reviewable decision, the National VET Regulator may:

                     (a)  affirm, vary or revoke the decision; and

                     (b)  if the Regulator revokes the decision, make such other decision as the Regulator considers appropriate.

6  Subsection 201(2)

Omit “person who reconsiders the decision must be”, substitute “National VET Regulator’s reconsideration of the reviewable decision must be done by”.

7  Paragraph 201(2)(a)

Omit “under review”.

8  Subsection 201(3)

After “has effect”, insert “(except for the purposes of section 199)”.

9  Subsection 201(3)

Omit “original decision”, substitute “reviewable decision”.

10  Subsection 203(1) (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Review of reconsideration decision

11  Subsection 203(1)

Omit all the words after “review of a”, substitute “decision of the National VET Regulator under subsection 201(1A)”.

Division 2—Application provisions

National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Transitional Provisions) Act 2011

12  At the end of the Act

Add:

Schedule 6—Transitional provisions relating to Part 1 of Schedule 3 to the Regulator Performance Omnibus Act 2022

 

1  Definitions

In this Schedule:

amending Division means Division 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 3 to the Regulator Performance Omnibus Act 2022.

commencement time means the time this Schedule commences.

Principal Act means the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011.

2  Application—registration

Subsection 17(2) of the Principal Act, as amended by the amending Division, applies in relation to an application made after the commencement time.

3  Application—audit report

Subsection 17A(3) of the Principal Act, as amended by the amending Division, applies in relation to a report prepared before or after the commencement time.

4  Application—change of scope of registration

Paragraph 33(2)(c) of the Principal Act, as amended by the amending Division, applies in relation to an application made after the commencement time.

5  Application—compliance audit report

Subsection 35(1C) of the Principal Act, as amended by the amending Division, applies in relation to a report prepared before or after the commencement time.

6  Application—reconsideration of a reviewable decision

Section 201 of the Principal Act, as amended by the amending Division, applies in relation to the following:

                     (a)  an application made under section 200 of that Act after the commencement time;

                     (b)  an application made under section 200 of that Act before the commencement time if, immediately before that time, a decision on the application has not been made under section 201 of that Act.

Part 2Amendment of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011

13  Subsections 21(3) and (4)

Repeal the subsections (not including the heading), substitute:

             (3)  TEQSA may determine a longer period, not exceeding a further 9 months, within which it must make a decision on the application if:

                     (a)  TEQSA is satisfied that, for reasons beyond its control, a decision on the application cannot be made within the period mentioned in paragraph (2)(a); or

                     (b)  the applicant consents, in writing, to the determination of the longer period.

             (4)  If TEQSA determines a longer period, it must do so not later than:

                     (a)  if the determination is made under paragraph (3)(a)—6 weeks before the end of the period mentioned in paragraph (2)(a); and

                     (b)  if the determination is made under paragraph (3)(b)—7 days before the end of the period mentioned in paragraph (2)(a).

14  Subsection 36(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  The provider’s registration is taken to continue until:

                     (a)  if TEQSA decides to renew the provider’s registration—the day on which the notice of TEQSA’s decision is given to the provider under section 37; or

                     (b)  if TEQSA decides to reject the provider’s application for renewal of registration—the day on which the decision is stated to take effect in the notice given to the provider under section 37.

15  Paragraph 37(c)

After “the reasons for the decision”, insert “and the day on which the decision takes effect”.

16  Subsections 49(3) and (4)

Repeal the subsections (not including the heading), substitute:

             (3)  TEQSA may determine a longer period, not exceeding a further 9 months, within which it must make a decision on the application if:

                     (a)  TEQSA is satisfied that, for reasons beyond its control, a decision on the application cannot be made within the period mentioned in paragraph (2)(a); or

                     (b)  the applicant consents, in writing, to the determination of the longer period.

             (4)  If TEQSA determines a longer period, it must do so not later than:

                     (a)  if the determination is made under paragraph (3)(a)—6 weeks before the end of the period mentioned in paragraph (2)(a); and

                     (b)  if the determination is made under paragraph (3)(b)—7 days before the end of the period mentioned in paragraph (2)(a).

17  Subsection 56(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  The accreditation of the course of study is taken to continue until:

                     (a)  if TEQSA decides to renew the accreditation—the day on which the notice of TEQSA’s decision is given to the provider under section 57; or

                     (b)  if TEQSA decides to reject the provider’s application for renewal of the accreditation—the day on which the decision is stated to take effect in the notice given to the provider under section 57.

18  Paragraph 57(c)

After “the reasons for the decision”, insert “and the day on which the decision takes effect”.

19  Section 183 (table item dealing with a decision under subsection 21(3))

Omit “subsection 21(3)”, substitute “paragraph 21(3)(a)”.

20  Section 183 (table item dealing with a decision under subsection 49(3))

Omit “subsection 49(3)”, substitute “paragraph 49(3)(a)”.

Schedule 4Health

Part 1Amendment of the Industrial Chemicals Act 2019

Industrial Chemicals Act 2019

1  Section 9 (definition of UVCB substance)

Omit “unknown variable composition”, substitute “unknown or variable composition, complex reaction product”.

2  Before subsection 177(1)

Insert:

Executive Director may delegate powers and functions

3  Subsection 177(1)

Omit “delegate any or all of his or her powers or functions under this Act”, substitute “delegate (subject to subsection (1A)) any or all of the Executive Director’s powers or functions under this Act, or any other Act or legislative instrument,”.

4  After subsection 177(1)

Insert:

Certain powers and functions not delegable under this section

          (1A)  Subsection (1) does not apply in relation to the Executive Director’s powers or functions under:

                     (a)  the Regulatory Powers Act (as that Act applies because of the operation of this Act); or

                     (b)  the Industrial Chemicals Environmental Management (Register) Act 2021, or rules made for the purposes of that Act.

Note 1:       For the delegation of the Executive Director’s relevant chief executive powers and functions under the Regulatory Powers Act, see section 138.

Note 2:       For the delegation of the Executive Director’s functions and powers under the Industrial Chemicals Environmental Management (Register) Act 2021, and rules made for the purposes of that Act, see section 75 of that Act.

Delegate to comply with directions of Executive Director

Part 2Amendments relating to the approval of pharmacists

Division 1—Requests for Minister to approve pharmacists

National Health Act 1953

5  Subsection 90A(5)

Repeal the subsection.

6  Subsection 90B(4)

Repeal the subsection.

7  Subsection 90B(5)

Omit “If the Minister decides to consider a request under subsection (1), the Minister must, within three months after making that decision”, substitute “The Minister must, within 4 months after the day a request is received under subsection (1)”.

8  Subsection 90B(6)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (6)  The Secretary must, by notice in writing, advise the pharmacist of the decision made, or taken to have been made, by the Minister under subsection (5).

9  Before subsection 90C(1)

Insert:

Proceedings before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal or a federal court

10  Subsection 90C(2)

Omit “subsection 90B(4) or (if applicable)”.

11  At the end of section 90C

Add:

Previous requests in relation to premises

             (3)  If a pharmacist makes a request (the previous request) under subsection 90B(1) in relation to a decision of the Secretary under section 90 rejecting the pharmacist’s application to supply pharmaceutical benefits at particular premises, the pharmacist must not make a further request under subsection 90B(1), in relation to the premises, unless at least 12 months have passed since the day the previous request was made.

12  Subsection 90D(1)

Omit “to consider a request made by a pharmacist under subsection 90B(1) or whether to exercise the power under subsection 90A(2) in relation to such a request”, substitute “to exercise the power under subsection 90A(2) in relation to a request made by a pharmacist under subsection 90B(1)”.

13  Paragraph 105AE(1)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  the Minister decides, or is taken to have decided, not to exercise the Minister’s power under subsection 90A(2) in respect of the Secretary’s decision.

14  Application

(1)       The amendments of the National Health Act 1953 made by this Part apply in relation to requests made by a pharmacist under section 90B(1) of that Act on or after the commencement of this item (subject to subitem (2)).

(2)       Subsection 90C(3) of the National Health Act 1953 applies where the previous request referred to in that subsection is made on or after the commencement of this item.

Division 2—Other amendments

National Health Act 1953

15  Paragraph 6(1)(ab)

Omit “sections 90A and 90B”, substitute “section 90A and subsection 90B(5)”.

16  Subsection 99N(5)

Omit “2”, substitute “3”.

17  Application

The amendment of section 99N of the National Health Act 1953 made by this Part applies in relation to an appointment that is:

                     (a)  made on or after the commencement of this item; or

                     (b)  in force immediately before the commencement of this item.

Note:          For reappointment, see section 33AA of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

Part 3Amendment of the Private Health Insurance Act 2007

Private Health Insurance Act 2007

18  Subsections 23‑15(2) and 23‑30(2)

Omit “14 days”, substitute “7 business days”.

19  Section 23‑40

Repeal the section.

20  Subparagraph 75‑10(a)(ii)

Omit “7 days, or a longer number of days”, substitute “7 business days, or a longer period”.

21  Paragraph 99‑1(2)(b)

Omit “7 days”, substitute “7 business days”.

Schedule 5Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Part 1Amendment of the Australian Jobs Act 2013

Australian Jobs Act 2013

1  After section 21

Insert:

21A  Suspension or cancellation of approved AIP plan

Notice of suspension or cancellation—project does not involve establishing a new relevant facility

             (1)  The Authority may, by notice in writing to the project proponent for a major project, suspend or cancel an approved AIP plan for the project if:

                     (a)  the Authority is satisfied that it is reasonable in the circumstances; and

                     (b)  the project has not been completed and the Authority considers that the project is, has been, or is likely to be, delayed for a period of 12 months or more.

Note:          A decision to suspend or cancel an approved AIP plan is a reviewable decision (see section 112).

Notice of suspension or cancellation—project involves establishing a new relevant facility

             (2)  If a major project involves establishing a new relevant facility, the Authority may, by notice in writing to the project proponent for the project and the operator of the facility, suspend or cancel an approved AIP plan for the project if:

                     (a)  the Authority is satisfied that it is reasonable in the circumstances; and

                     (b)  the establishment of the facility has not been completed and the Authority considers that the completion of the establishment of the facility is, has been, or is likely to be, delayed for a period of 12 months or more.

Note:          A decision to suspend or cancel an approved AIP plan is a reviewable decision (see section 112).

Authority may give notice on application or own initiative

             (3)  The Authority may give a notice under subsection (1) or (2):

                     (a)  on the Authority’s own initiative; or

                     (b)  on application made to the Authority by the project proponent for the project; or

                     (c)  if the project involves establishing a new relevant facility—on application made to the Authority by the operator of the facility.

Requirements of notice

             (4)  The notice under subsection (1) or (2) must:

                     (a)  include the reasons for the suspension or cancellation; and

                     (b)  if the plan is suspended, specify:

                              (i)  the day the suspension starts; and

                             (ii)  the period of suspension; and

                     (c)  if the plan is cancelled—the date of effect of the cancellation.

             (5)  For the purposes of subparagraph (4)(b)(ii), the period of suspension may be specified by reference to a specified day, a fixed or ascertainable period or by reference to the occurrence of a specified future event.

Effect of suspension

             (6)  If an approved AIP plan for a project is suspended under this section, sections 24 to 26 are not required to be complied with in relation to:

                     (a)  the project; and

                     (b)  if the project involves establishing a new relevant facility—the facility;

during the period of suspension.

Effect of cancellation

             (7)  If an approved AIP plan for a project is cancelled under this section, sections 24 to 26 and 43 to 49 are not required to be complied with in relation to:

                     (a)  the project; and

                     (b)  if the project involves establishing a new relevant facility—the facility;

from the date of effect of cancellation.

Varying suspension

             (8)  The Authority may vary the period of a suspension of an approved AIP plan for a project under this section by notice in writing to:

                     (a)  the project proponent for the project; and

                     (b)  if the project involves establishing a new relevant facility—the operator of the facility.

Note:          A decision to extend the period of a suspension is a reviewable decision (see section 112).

Revocation of suspension

             (9)  The Authority may revoke a suspension of an approved AIP plan for a project under this section by notice in writing to:

                     (a)  the project proponent for the project; and

                     (b)  if the project involves establishing a new relevant facility—the operator of the facility.

2  Subsection 22(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  The Authority must publish the summary on the Authority’s website:

                     (a)  as soon as practicable after receiving the summary; and

                     (b)  either:

                              (i)  for the duration of the project; or

                             (ii)  if the project involves establishing a new relevant facility—until the end of the 2‑year period beginning when the project is completed.

3  Section 112 (after table item 8)

Insert:

8A

A decision under section 21A to suspend or cancel an approved AIP plan.

8B

A decision under section 21A to extend a suspension of an approved AIP plan.

4  Application provision—suspension or cancellation of approved AIP plan

Section 21A of the Australian Jobs Act 2013 as inserted by this Part applies in relation to an approved AIP plan whether or not the plan was approved before, on or after the commencement of this Part.

5  Application provision—summary of steps

The amendments of section 22 of the Australian Jobs Act 2013 made by this Part apply in relation to a summary of steps whether or not the summary was given to the Authority before, on or after the commencement of this Part.

Part 2Amendments relating to building energy efficiency certificates

Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Act 2010

6  Section 3 (definition of building energy efficiency certificate)

After “section 13A”, insert “or reissued under section 13C”.

7  Section 3 (definition of current)

After “paragraph 13A(2)(d)”, insert “or 13C(2)(d)”.

8  Subsection 13(1) (definition of issue day)

After “subsection 13A(1)”, insert “or reissued under subsection 13C(1)”.

9  After section 13A

Insert:

13B  Issuing authority may revoke building energy efficiency certificates

                   An issuing authority may revoke a building energy efficiency certificate if:

                     (a)  the issuing authority issued the building energy efficiency certificate under section 13A, or reissued the building energy efficiency certificate under section 13C; and

                     (b)  the issuing authority is satisfied, on reasonable grounds, that the certificate contains an error, having regard to:

                              (i)  an audit conducted under Part 4 in relation to the building, or the area of the building, to which the certificate relates; or

                             (ii)  such other matters (if any) as the issuing authority considers relevant; and

                     (c)  the issuing authority has taken all reasonable steps to notify, in writing, the following persons of the authority’s intention to revoke the certificate:

                              (i)  the person who applied to the issuing authority for the certificate under subsection 13(2);

                             (ii)  the owner of the building, or the area of the building, to which the certificate relates.

13C  Building energy efficiency certificates—reissue

             (1)  If a building energy efficiency certificate for a building, or an area of a building, is revoked under section 13B, an issuing authority may reissue a building energy efficiency certificate for the building, or the area of the building, if:

                     (a)  the issuing authority is satisfied that:

                              (i)  the energy efficiency rating is appropriate for the building (or the building in which the area is located), applying the methods and standards determined under section 21; and

                             (ii)  the lighting energy efficiency assessment is appropriate for the building or the area, applying the methods and standards determined under section 21; and

                     (b)  the issuing authority has taken all reasonable steps to notify, in writing, the following persons of the authority’s intention to reissue the certificate:

                              (i)  the person who applied to the issuing authority for the certificate under subsection 13(2);

                             (ii)  the owner of the building, or the area of the building, to which the certificate relates.

             (2)  The reissued certificate must set out the following:

                     (a)  the energy efficiency rating for the building, or the building in which the area is located;

                     (b)  the lighting energy efficiency assessment for the building or the area;

                     (c)  the start day for the certificate;

                     (d)  the period for which the certificate is current;

                     (e)  any other information determined by the Secretary under subsection (4).

             (3)  For the purposes of paragraph (2)(d), the period set out in the reissued certificate must be a period of no more than 12 months beginning on the start day set out in the building energy efficiency certificate revoked under section 13B.

             (4)  The Secretary may, by legislative instrument, make a determination for the purposes of paragraph (2)(e).

10  Section 67 (after table item 1B)

Insert:

1C

To revoke a building energy efficiency certificate

Section 13B

1D

To reissue a building energy efficiency certificate

Section 13C

11  After paragraph 71(1A)(a)

Insert:

                    (aa)  section 13B (revoking building energy efficiency certificates);

                   (ab)  section 13C (reissuing building energy efficiency certificates);

Part 3Amendments relating to the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012

Division 1—Customised products

Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012

12  Section 15

After “in relation to that product class.”, insert “Furthermore, certain kinds of customised GEMS products may be offered for supply without being registered (see subsection 17(2A)).”.

13  After subsection 17(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  Subsection (1) does not apply to an offer to supply a GEMS product if the GEMS product:

                     (a)  is or will be manufactured or modified on request by an identified customer to customised requirements; and

                     (b)  is covered by a GEMS determination that is prescribed under subsection (2B); and

                     (c)  meets any other requirements that are prescribed under that subsection.

          (2B)  The GEMS Regulator may, by legislative instrument, prescribe:

                     (a)  GEMS determinations for the purposes of paragraph (2A)(b); or

                     (b)  requirements for the purposes of paragraph (2A)(c).

14  At the end of section 17

Add:

Evidential burden for matters in subsection (2A)

             (9)  In proceedings for a civil penalty order under the Regulatory Powers Act for a contravention of subsection (5) or (6), a person who wishes to rely on subsection (2A) bears an evidential burden in relation to a matter in that subsection.

Note:          In a prosecution for an offence against subsection (3) or (4), a defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to a matter in subsection (2A)(see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code).

Division 2—Deemed compliance

Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012

15  After section 27

Insert:

27A  GEMS requirements—deemed compliance

             (1)  The GEMS Regulator may, by legislative instrument, declare that one or more classes of products specified in the declaration are taken, for the purposes of this Act, to comply with one or more requirements, or one or more aspects of one or more requirements, of a specified GEMS determination:

                     (a)  in specified circumstances; or

                     (b)  if specified conditions are complied with.

             (2)  Without limiting subsection (1), if a GEMS determination specifies requirements for conducting tests using methods specified in the determination, conditions specified for the purposes of paragraph (1)(b) may relate to meeting specified alternative requirements or using specified alternative methods.

             (3)  However, the GEMS Regulator must not make a declaration under subsection (1) unless:

                     (a)  the GEMS Regulator is satisfied that making the declaration is likely to promote the objects of this Act; and

                     (b)  the requirements (if any) prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of this paragraph are complied with.

16  At the end of Division 2 of Part 4

Add:

34A  GEMS determinations—incorporation etc. of material as in force or existing from time to time

             (1)  This section applies if:

                     (a)  a GEMS determination makes provision in relation to a matter by applying, adopting or incorporating, with or without modification, any matter contained in any other instrument or other writing (the incorporated instrument) as in force at a particular time; and

                     (b)  there are one or more changes to the incorporated instrument after that time that the GEMS Regulator is satisfied are of a minor nature.

             (2)  The GEMS Regulator may, by legislative instrument, declare that the incorporated instrument has effect in relation to the GEMS determination as if the incorporated instrument contained the changes specified in the declaration.

Division 3—Exemptions

Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012

17  Section 22

After “from requirements”, insert “, or aspects of requirements,”.

18  Subsection 37(1)

After “requirements”, insert “, or one or more aspects of one or more requirements,”.

19  After subsection 37(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  An exemption in relation to a GEMS determination may be made at any time after the determination is made.

Division 4—Product classes

Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012

20  Subsection 11(2) (note 1)

Repeal the note.

21  Subsection 11(2) (note 2)

Omit “Note 2”, substitute “Note”.

22  After subsection 11(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  For the purposes of paragraph (2)(a), a GEMS determination may specify a class of product in any way including, but not limited to, by reference to the following:

                     (a)  the function the products perform;

                     (b)  the materials from which the products are manufactured;

                     (c)  the size or capacity of the products;

                     (d)  whether the products contain a particular feature or are capable of operating in different modes;

                     (e)  the intended or expected end use of the products.

Division 5—Other requirements

Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012

23  Subsection 27(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  Requirements may only be specified in relation to a product class under paragraph (1)(b) (product performance) or (c) (impact of products on environment or human health) if:

                     (a)  the GEMS determination also specifies GEMS level requirements for the product class; or

                     (b)  all of the following apply:

                              (i)  the GEMS determination also specifies GEMS labelling requirements for the product class;

                             (ii)  the requirements specified under paragraph (1)(b) or (c) enhance the efficacy of the specified GEMS labelling requirements;

                            (iii)  the specified GEMS labelling requirements relate to one or more of the matters specified in any of the paragraphs in subsection (2).

Division 6—Constitutional basis

Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012

24  Section 3

After “That Division also”, insert “sets out the constitutional application of this Act and”.

25  After paragraph 4(a)

Insert:

                    (aa)  to give effect to certain obligations that Australia has under the Paris Agreement; and

26  Section 5

Insert:

Paris Agreement means the Paris Agreement done at Paris on 12 December 2015, as amended and in force for Australia from time to time.

Note:          The Paris Agreement is in Australian Treaty Series 2016 No. 24 ([2016] ATS 24) and could in 2022 be viewed in the Australian Treaties Library on the AustLII website (http://www.austlii.edu.au)

27  After section 7

Insert:

7A  Constitutional application of this Act

Supplies of products

             (1)  This Act applies to the following supplies of a product:

                     (a)  supply of the product, being a supply whose regulation is reasonably appropriate and adapted to give effect to Australia’s obligations under:

                              (i)  the Climate Change Convention; or

                             (ii)  the Paris Agreement; or

                            (iii)  another agreement between Australia and one or more other countries;

                     (b)  supply of the product by or to a constitutional corporation;

                     (c)  supply of the product in the course of constitutional trade or commerce;

                     (d)  supply of the product using a postal, telegraphic, telephonic, or other like service (within the meaning of paragraph 51(v) of the Constitution);

                     (e)  supply of the product by or to the Commonwealth or a Territory, or by or to an authority or instrumentality of the Commonwealth or a Territory;

                      (f)  supply of the product occurring in a Commonwealth place or a Territory.

Note:          The expression this Act has an extended meaning (see the Dictionary in section 5).

Offers to supply products

             (2)  This Act applies to the following offers to supply a product:

                     (a)  an offer to supply the product, being an offer whose regulation is reasonably appropriate and adapted to give effect to Australia’s obligations under:

                              (i)  the Climate Change Convention; or

                             (ii)  the Paris Agreement; or

                            (iii)  another agreement between Australia and one or more other countries;

                     (b)  an offer to supply the product made by or to a constitutional corporation;

                     (c)  an offer to supply the product made in the course of constitutional trade or commerce;

                     (d)  an offer to supply the product made using a postal, telegraphic, telephonic, or other like service (within the meaning of paragraph 51(v) of the Constitution);

                     (e)  an offer to supply the product made by or to the Commonwealth or a Territory, or by or to an authority or instrumentality of the Commonwealth or a Territory;

                      (f)  an offer to supply the product occurring in a Commonwealth place or a Territory.

Uses of products

             (3)  This Act applies to the following uses of a product:

                     (a)  use of the product for a commercial purpose, being a use whose regulation is reasonably appropriate and adapted to give effect to Australia’s obligations under:

                              (i)  the Climate Change Convention; or

                             (ii)  the Paris Agreement; or

                            (iii)  another agreement between Australia and one or more other countries;

                     (b)  use of the product for a commercial purpose by a constitutional corporation;

                     (c)  use of the product for a commercial purpose in the course of constitutional trade or commerce;

                     (d)  use of the product for a commercial purpose in providing a postal, telegraphic, telephonic, or other like service (within the meaning of paragraph 51(v) of the Constitution);

                     (e)  use of the product for a commercial purpose by the Commonwealth or a Territory, or by an authority or instrumentality of the Commonwealth or a Territory;

                      (f)  use of the product for a commercial purpose occurring in a Commonwealth place or a Territory.

28  Section 15

Omit “Division 4 sets out general provisions about the supply and use of GEMS products, and in particular the potential constitutional limitations that might apply.”.

29  Division 4 of Part 3

Repeal the Division.

Division 7—GEMS Regulator

Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012

30  Section 69

After “an SES employee”, insert “, or acting SES employee,”.

31  At the end of subsection 70(2)

Add “or acting SES employee”.

32  Subsection 70(3)

After “SES employee”, insert “or acting SES employee”.

33  Section 76 (note)

After “SES employee”, insert “, or acting SES employee,”.

Part 4Amendments relating to trade marks etc.

Division 1—Trade marks that contain, or consist of, olympic motto etc.

Olympic Insignia Protection Act 1987

34  Section 1A

Omit:

       (c)     providing that the olympic motto, the olympic symbol and certain other olympic images must not be registered as trade marks.

substitute:

       (c)     providing that the use of the olympic motto, the olympic symbol and certain other olympic images is to be taken to be contrary to law in certain circumstances.

35  Subsection 2(1)

Insert:

IOC or International Olympic Committee means the organisation created by the Congress of Paris on 23 June 1894, being the organisation entrusted with the control and development of the modern Olympic Games.

protected trade mark means a trade mark that contains, or consists of, any of the following signs or a sign so nearly resembling any of those signs as to be likely to be taken for that sign:

                     (a)  the olympic motto;

                     (b)  the olympic symbol;

                     (c)  if an artistic work of an olympic torch and flame is prescribed for the purposes of section 2A—the artistic work;

                     (d)  if the design in relation to an artistic work is registered under this Act—the artistic work.

sign has the same meaning as in the Trade Marks Act 1995.

trade mark has the same meaning as in the Trade Marks Act 1995.

36  Section 19

Repeal the section, substitute:

19  Use of protected trade mark contrary to law in certain circumstances

                   For the purposes of paragraph 42(b) of the Trade Marks Act 1995, it is to be taken that the use of a protected trade mark by a person or body other than the following would be contrary to law:

                     (a)  the AOC;

                     (b)  the IOC.

37  Application provision

(1)       Section 19 of the Olympic Insignia Protection Act 1987, as amended by this Division, applies in relation to the following:

                     (a)  an application made under section 27 of the Trade Marks Act 1995 if the filing date (within the meaning of that Act) of the application is after the commencement of this item;

                     (b)  an IRDA if the date of international registration or the date of recording (as applicable) in respect of the IRDA is after the commencement of this item.

(2)       The expressions date of international registration, date of recording and IRDA in paragraph (1)(b) have the same meaning as in Part 17A of the Trade Marks Regulations 1995.

Division 2—Renewal of registration

Trade Marks Act 1995

38  Paragraph 80F(b)

Omit “10 months”, substitute “6 months”.

39  Section 80G (heading)

Omit “10 months”, substitute “6 months”.

40  Paragraph 80G(1)(b)

Omit “10 months”, substitute “6 months”.

41  Subsection 128(2)

Omit “10 months”, substitute “6 months”.

42  Application provision

(1)       Despite the amendments of sections 80F, 80G and 128 of the Trade Marks Act 1995 made by this Division, those provisions, as in force immediately before the commencement of this item, continue to apply in relation to a trade mark for which particulars were entered in the Register under section 69 of that Act before that commencement.

(2)       Sections 80F, 80G and 128 of the Trade Marks Act 1995, as amended by this Division, apply in relation to a trade mark for which particulars are entered in the Register under section 69 of that Act after the commencement of this item.

Division 3—Revocation of registration

Trade Marks Act 1995

43  Subparagraphs 84B(a)(i) and (ii)

Before “a notice”, insert “a component of”.

44  Paragraph 84B(b)

Omit “opposition”, substitute “component”.

45  Application provision

Section 84B of the Trade Marks Act 1995, as amended by this Division, applies in relation to a trade mark for which particulars are entered in the Register under section 69 of that Act after the commencement of this item.

Division 4—Restoration of trade mark to the Register

Trade Marks Act 1995

46  Section 98 (heading)

Omit “if notice of opposition filed within extended time”, substitute “in certain circumstances”.

47  Section 98

Before “If:”, insert “(1)”.

48  At the end of section 98 (before the note)

Add:

             (2)  If:

                     (a)  a person filed a notice of opposition under subsection 96(1) to an application for the removal of a trade mark from the Register; and

                     (b)  the person failed to do a thing (the relevant thing):

                              (i)  that the person is required or permitted by the regulations to do in relation to the person’s opposition to the application; and

                             (ii)  that is prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of this subparagraph; and

                     (c)  as a result of the person’s failure to do the relevant thing, the application is taken under the regulations to be unopposed; and

                     (d)  the Registrar removed the trade mark from the Register under paragraph 97(1)(a); and

                     (e)  the Registrar subsequently extends the period under the regulations within which the person is required or permitted to do the relevant thing; and

                      (f)  the person does the relevant thing within the extended period;

the Registrar must restore the trade mark to the Register. Also, the trade mark is taken not to have been removed from the Register.

49  Application provision

Subsection 98(2) of the Trade Marks Act 1995, as inserted by this Division, applies in relation to a trade mark removed from the Register under paragraph 97(1)(a) of that Act after the commencement of this item.

Division 5—Official Journal etc.

Trade Marks Act 1995

50  Readers guide (list of terms defined in section 6)

Omit “Official Journal”.

51  Subsection 6(1) (definition of Official Journal)

Repeal the definition.

52  Paragraph 34(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  publish the decision in accordance with the regulations.

53  Sections 65 and 65A (heading)

Omit “advertised”, substitute “published”.

54  Subsection 65A(3)

Omit “advertise the request for the amendment in the Official Journal”, substitute “publish the request for the amendment in accordance with the regulations”.

55  Paragraph 65A(5)(a)

Omit “advertise”, substitute “publish”.

56  Paragraph 71(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  publish the registration in accordance with the regulations; and

57  Subsection 83A(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  The Registrar must publish the request for the amendment in accordance with the regulations.

Note:          In certain circumstances the Registrar need not publish a request under this subsection (see subsection (7)).

58  Paragraph 83A(7)(a)

Omit “advertise”, substitute “publish”.

59  Subsections 95(2) and (3)

Omit “advertise the application in the Official Journal”, substitute “publish the application in accordance with the regulations”.

60  Subsection 110(3)

Omit “advertise in the Official Journal”, substitute “publish in accordance with the regulations”.

61  Paragraph 175(4)(b)

Omit “advertise the matter in the Official Journal”, substitute “publish the matter”.

62  Paragraph 176(3)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  publish the decision in accordance with the regulations.

63  Subsection 213A(3)

Omit “advertise the determination in the Official Journal”, substitute “publish the determination in accordance with the regulations”.

64  Subsection 213B(3)

Omit “advertise the direction in the Official Journal”, substitute “publish the direction in accordance with the regulations”.

65  Subsection 213C(4)

Omit “advertise a direction under subsection (1) in the Official Journal”, substitute “publish a direction under subsection (1) in accordance with the regulations”.

66  Subsection 223AA(3)

Omit “advertise the determination in the Official Journal”, substitute “publish the determination in accordance with the regulations”.

67  Subsection 224(5)

Omit “advertise the application in the Official Journal”, substitute “publish the application in accordance with the regulations”.

68  Section 226

Repeal the section, substitute:

226  Preparation etc. of documents relating to trade marks

                   The Registrar may prepare, publish (electronically or otherwise) and sell documents relating to trade marks as the Registrar thinks fit.

69  Subsection 242(4)

Omit “in the Official Journal”.

70  Paragraph 243(4)(b)

Omit “in the Official Journal”.

71  Subsection 244(5)

Omit “in the Official Journal”.

72  Subparagraph 247(2)(a)(ii)

Omit “in the Official Journal”.

73  Application provisions

(1)       Sections 34, 175 and 176 of the Trade Marks Act 1995, as amended by this Division, apply in relation to a decision:

                     (a)  that is made after the commencement of this item (whether the application was made before, on or after that commencement); or

                     (b)  that was made before the commencement of this item, but has not been advertised as at that commencement.

(2)       Sections 65A and 83A of the Trade Marks Act 1995, as amended by this Division, apply in relation to a request made after the commencement of this item.

(3)       Section 71 of the Trade Marks Act 1995, as amended by this Division, applies in relation to a trade mark registered after the commencement of this item.

(4)       Sections 95 and 224 of the Trade Marks Act 1995, as amended by this Division, apply in relation to an application made after the commencement of this item.

(5)       Section 110 of the Trade Marks Act 1995, as amended by this Division, applies in relation to a recording made after the commencement of this item (whether the application was made before, on or after that commencement).

(6)       Sections 213A and 223AA of the Trade Marks Act 1995, as amended by this Division, apply in relation to a determination made after the commencement of this item.

(7)       Sections 213B and 213C of the Trade Marks Act 1995, as amended by this Division, apply in relation to a direction given after the commencement of this item.

Division 6—Spent provisions

Patents Act 1990

74  Section 3 (list of definitions)

Omit “1989 Amending Act”.

75  Sections 231 to 236 and 238

Repeal the sections.

76  Schedule 1 (definition of 1989 Amending Act)

Repeal the definition.

Schedule 6Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

Part 1Amendments relating to the Australian Communications and Media Authority

Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005

1  Section 3 (definition of Division)

Repeal the definition.

2  After subsection 20(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  Before the Governor‑General appoints a person as a member (including as Chair or Deputy Chair) the Minister must have regard to the need to ensure that the members collectively possess an appropriate balance of expertise, including in the following fields:

                     (a)  industry;

                     (b)  commerce;

                     (c)  economics;

                     (d)  law;

                     (e)  public administration;

                      (f)  consumer perspectives.

3  Division 3 of Part 4

Repeal the Division.

4  Sections 50 and 52

Repeal the sections.

5  Section 53 (heading)

Omit “other than Divisions”.

6  Subsections 53(1) and (2)

Omit “Sections 51 and 52 do”, substitute “Section 51 does”.

Radiocommunications Act 1992

7  Subsection 122A(1A)

Repeal the subsection.

8  Subsection 122A(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  However, the delegate is not entitled to make a final decision refusing to issue a certificate of proficiency. If the delegate decides not to issue the certificate, the delegate must refer the application, for a final decision, to the ACMA.

9  Subsection 122A(3)

Omit “, and on a Division of the ACMA by subsection (1A), are in addition to the powers conferred by section 238 of this Act and by sections 50, 51 and 52”, substitute “are in addition to the powers conferred by section 238 of this Act and by section 51”.

10  Subsection 238(1)

Omit “, and on a Division of the ACMA by subsection (3), are in addition to the powers conferred by sections 50, 51 and 52”, substitute “are in addition to the powers conferred by section 51”.

11  Subsection 238(3)

Repeal the subsection.

12  Paragraph 238(4)(a)

Omit “or (3)”.

Telecommunications Act 1997

13  Section 295H (note)

Omit “Sections 50 and 51 of the Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005 deal”, substitute “Section 51 of the Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005 deals”.

14  Subsection 441(1A)

Repeal the subsection.

15  Subsection 441(2)

Omit “Subsections (1) and (1A) do”, substitute “Subsection (1) does”.

16  Subsection 441(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  The delegate is, in the exercise of the delegated function or power, subject to the written directions of the ACMA.

17  Subsection 441(4)

Omit “, and on a Division of the ACMA by subsection (1A), are in addition to the powers conferred by sections 50, 51 and 52”, substitute “are in addition to the powers conferred by section 51”.

18  Subsection 459A(2)

Repeal the subsection.

19  Subsection 459A(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  The delegate is, in the exercise of a delegated power, subject to the written directions of the ACMA.

20  Subsection 459A(4)

Omit “or the Division (as the case requires)”.

21  Subsection 459A(5)

Omit “, and on a Division of the ACMA by subsection (2), are in addition to the powers conferred by sections 50, 51 and 52”, substitute “are in addition to the powers conferred by section 51”.

22  Paragraph 491(3)(b)

Omit “, or to a Division of the ACMA, under section 50, 51 or 52 of the Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005—that person or Division”, substitute “under section 51 of the Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005—the delegate”.

23  Paragraph 491(5)(b)

Omit “and the delegation is to a person—that person; or”, substitute “—the delegate referred to in that paragraph.”.

24  Paragraph 491(5)(c)

Repeal the paragraph.

Part 2Amendments relating to radiocommunications etc.

Division 1—Amendments

Radiocommunications Act 1992

25  Section 33

Repeal the section.

26  Section 131AA (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

131AA  Transfer of apparatus licences

27  Subsection 131AA(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (1)  Subject to this section and section 131AC, the licensee of an apparatus licence may, at any time before the licence is due to expire, transfer the licence to another person.

28  Subsections 131AA(2) and (3)

Repeal the subsections.

29  Section 131AB (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

131AB  Registration of transfer etc.

30  Subsections 131AB(1) and (2)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (1)  The parties to a transfer of an apparatus licence made under, and in accordance with, section 131AA must give to the ACMA such information about the transfer as the ACMA requires for the purpose of amending the Register to take account of the transfer.

             (2)  The transfer cannot take effect before the Register is amended under Part 3.5 to take account of the transfer.

          (2A)  Subject to sections 131AA and 131AC, ACMA may vary the apparatus licence to give effect to the transfer by specifying in it as the licensee the person to whom the licence was transferred.

31  Section 134

Before “To avoid doubt”, insert “(1)”.

32  At the end of section 134

Add:

             (2)  If the variation of a class licence would affect the spectrum allocated, to be allocated or to be re‑allocated by issuing or re‑issuing spectrum licences, before varying the class licence in accordance with subsection 33(3) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901:

                     (a)  the ACMA must be satisfied that:

                              (i)  the variation of the class licence would not result in unacceptable levels of interference to the operation of radiocommunications devices operated, or likely to be operated, under spectrum licences; and

                             (ii)  the variation of the class licence would be in the public interest; and

                     (b)  the ACMA must consult all licensees of spectrum licences who may be affected by the proposed variation of the class licence.

33  Section 136

Repeal the section.

34  Paragraph 148(d)

Omit “under section 131AB”, substitute “made under, and in accordance with, section 131AA”.

35  Section 152 (heading)

After “Parts of”, insert “or information in”.

36  Section 152

Before “Section 151”, insert “(1)”.

37  At the end of section 152

Add:

             (2)  Section 151 does not apply in relation to information in the Register if:

                     (a)  the information is:

                              (i)  the name of a licensee who is an individual; or

                             (ii)  the postal address of a licensee; and

                     (b)  the ACMA considers it is not appropriate, in all the circumstances, for the information to be available to the public.

38  Subsection 262(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  The ACMA must publish each advisory guideline in any way it thinks fit.

39  Paragraph 285(ma)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                  (ma)  refusal to vary an apparatus licence under subsection 131AB(2A);

Division 2—Application and transitional provisions

40  Definitions

In this Schedule:

amending Division means Division 1 of this Part.

commencement time means the time this Part commences.

Principal Act means the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

transfer refusal decision means a decision to refuse to transfer an apparatus licence under section 131AB of the Principal Act.

41  Reconsideration of transfer refusal decision if reconsideration period has not ended

(1)       This item applies to a transfer refusal decision if:

                     (a)  the decision was made before the commencement time; and

                     (b)  immediately before that time, the period referred to in subsection 288(3) of the Principal Act has not ended.

(2)       Despite the amendment of paragraph 285(ma) of the Principal Act by the amending Division:

                     (a)  sections 288 to 291 of that Act continue to apply, after the commencement time, in relation to the transfer refusal decision, as if the amendment had not occurred; and

                     (b)  section 292 of that Act continues to apply, after that time, in relation to any decision to affirm or vary the transfer refusal decision under section 289 of that Act, as if the amendment had not occurred.

42  Pending application for reconsideration of transfer refusal decision

(1)       This item applies to an application made under subsection 288(1) of the Principal Act for the reconsideration of a transfer refusal decision if:

                     (a)  the application was made before the commencement time; and

                     (b)  immediately before that time, the ACMA has not made a decision on the application.

(2)       Despite the amendment of paragraph 285(ma) of the Principal Act by the amending Division:

                     (a)  sections 289 to 291 of that Act continue to apply, after the commencement time, in relation to the application, as if the amendment had not occurred; and

                     (b)  section 292 of that Act continues to apply, after that time, in relation to any decision to affirm or vary the transfer refusal decision under section 289 of that Act, as if the amendment had not occurred.

43  Review by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal of pre‑commencement transfer refusal decisions

(1)       This item applies to a decision (the reconsideration decision) to affirm or vary a transfer refusal decision under section 289 of the Principal Act if:

                     (a)  the reconsideration decision was made before the commencement time; and

                     (b)  immediately before that time:

                              (i)  an application for review of the reconsideration decision by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal has not been made; and

                             (ii)  the time for a person to make such an application has not ended (including any extensions of that time under section 29 of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975).

(2)       Despite the amendment of paragraph 285(ma) of the Principal Act by the amending Division, section 292 of that Act continues to apply, after the commencement time, in relation to the reconsideration decision, as if the amendment had not occurred.

44  Information in the Register

Subsection 152(2) of the Principal Act, as inserted by the amending Division, applies in relation to information in the Register whether it was entered into the Register before or after the commencement time.