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These regulations remake the Freedom of Information (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 1982 (scheduled to sunset on 1 April 2018) with the same effect to ensure their continued operation. Minor amendments have been made to ensure fitness for purpose and to remove obsolete or unnecessary provisions.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Registered 20 Dec 2017
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled Senate05-Feb-2018
Tabled HR05-Feb-2018
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Freedom of Information (Prescribed Authorities, Principal Offices and Annual Report) Regulations 2017

I, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Ret’d), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulations.

Dated 14 December 2017

Peter Cosgrove

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

George Brandis QC

Attorney‑General

 

 

 

 

  

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

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

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

5............ Definitions..................................................................................................................... 1

6............ Prescribed authorities.................................................................................................... 1

7............ Principal offices............................................................................................................. 1

8............ Information Commissioner’s annual report—giving information.................................. 2

Schedule 1—Repeals                                                                                                                                       3

Freedom of Information (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 1982                                    3

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Freedom of Information (Prescribed Authorities, Principal Offices and Annual Report) Regulations 2017.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument 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.  The whole of this instrument

The day after this instrument is registered.

21 December 2017

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

4  Schedules

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

5  Definitions

                   In this instrument:

Act means the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

6  Prescribed authorities

                   For the purposes of paragraph (b) of the definition of prescribed authority in subsection 4(1) of the Act, Aboriginal Hostels Limited is declared to be a prescribed authority for the purposes of the Act.

7  Principal offices

                   For the purposes of subparagraph (b)(i) of the definition of principal officer in subsection 4(1) of the Act, an office mentioned in column 2 of an item in the following table is declared to be the principal office of the prescribed authority mentioned in column 1 of the item.

 

Principal offices

Item

Column 1
Prescribed authority

Column 2
Office

1

Australian Competition Tribunal

Registrar of the Tribunal

2

Designs Office

Secretary of the Department administered by the Minister administering the Designs Act 2003

3

Patent Office

Secretary of the Department administered by the Minister administering the Patents Act 1990

4

Safe Work Australia

Chief Executive Officer of Safe Work Australia

5

Tax Practitioners Board

Chair of the Board

6

Tourism Australia

Managing Director of Tourism Australia

7

Trade Marks Office

Secretary of the Department administered by the Minister administering the Trade Marks Act 1995

8  Information Commissioner’s annual report—giving information

                   For the purposes of paragraph 93(3)(a) of the Act, the information must be given:

                     (a)  if guidelines under section 93A of the Act refer to information being given on a quarterly basis—before the end of 21 days after each quarter ending on 31 March, 30 June, 30 September or 31 December; and

                     (b)  if guidelines under section 93A of the Act refer to information being given on an annual basis—before the end of 31 July after each financial year.


Schedule 1Repeals

  

Freedom of Information (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 1982

1  The whole of the instrument

Repeal the instrument.