Explanatory Memorandum(Circulated by authority of the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, the Honourable Peter Dutton MP)
Notes on clauses
1. This Bill proposes to make consequential, contingent and other amendments to various laws of the Commonwealth. These amendments support the announcement of the Government on 9 May 2014 to abolish the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and merge its functions with those administered by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, abolish the statutory office of the Chief Executive Officer of Customs (the CEO), and provide for the functions and powers of the Australian Border Force Commissioner (including in his or her capacity as the Comptroller-General of Customs).
2. Further details relating to the amendments in this Bill are set out in the Schedules below:
- Schedule 1 - Amendments of Customs Act 1901;
- Schedule 2 - Repeal of Customs Administration Act 1985;
- Schedule 3 - Amendment of the Migration Act 1958;
- Schedule 4 - Amendment of Work Health and Safety Act 2011;
- Schedule 5 - Amendments of Acts referring to the Customs;
- Schedule 6 - Amendments of Acts referring to the CEO;
- Schedule 7 - Amendments of Acts referring to the Comptroller-General of Customs;
- Schedule 8 - Contingent amendments; and
- Schedule 9 - Other application and transitional provisions.
|Acts Interpretation Act||Acts Interpretation Act 1901|
|ABF Act||Australian Border Force Act 2015|
|ABF Commissioner||Australian Border Force Commissioner|
|ABF||Australian Border Force|
|ABF worker||Australian Border Force worker|
|ACBPS||Australian Customs and Border Protection Service|
|AFP||Australian Federal Police|
|AMSA||Australian Maritime Safety Authority|
|AMLCTF Act||Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006|
|Australian Citizenship Act||Australian Citizenship Act 2007|
|ACC Act||Australian Crime Commission Act 2002|
|ACC||Australian Crime Commission|
|ACLEI||Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity|
|APC Act||Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989|
|Biosecurity Act||Biosecurity Act 2015|
|CEO||Chief Executive Office of Customs|
|Crimes Act||Crimes Act 1914|
|Crimes Currency Act||Crimes (Currency) Act 1981|
|Criminal Code||Criminal Code Act 1995|
|Customs Administration Act||Customs Administration Act 1985|
|Customs Act||Customs Act 1901|
|Drug and Alcohol Testing||Customs (Drug and Alcohol Testing) Regulation 2013|
|Data Retention Amendment Act||Telecommunication (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Act 2015|
|Department||Department of Immigration and Border Protection|
|Fair Work Act||Fair Work Act 2009|
|Foreign Fighters Amendment Act||Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Act 2014|
|IBP worker||Immigration and Border Protection worker|
|IBP Secretary||Immigration and Border Protection Secretary|
|Legislative Instruments Act||Legislative Instruments Act 2003|
|Migration Act||Migration Act 1958|
|Navigation Act||Navigation Act 2012|
|Privacy Act||Privacy Act 1988|
|Public Service Act||Public Service Act 1999|
|Secretary||Secretary of the Department|
|TIA Act||Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979|
|WH & S Act||Work Health and Safety Act 2011|
Section 1 - Short title
1. This section is a formal provision specifying the short title of the Bill, which when enacted is to be cited as the Customs and Other Legislation Amendment (Australian Border Force) Act 2015.
Section 2 - Commencement
2. This section provides for the commencement of the Bill. Subsection 2(1) provides for each provision of this Bill specified in column 1 of the table, when enacted, commences or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table, and for any other statement in column 2 to have effect according to its terms.
3. Table item 1 provides that sections 1 to 3 (and anything in this Bill not elsewhere covered by the table) will commence on the day the Bill receives the Royal Assent.
4. Table item 2 provides that Schedules 1 to 7 of the Bill will commence at the same time as the Australian Border Force Act 2015 (the ABF Act). The ABF Act commences on 1 July 2015.
5. The commencement of items 1 to 3 of Schedule 8 of the Bill is dependent on the commencement of section 3 of the Biosecurity Act 2015 (the Biosecurity Act) and is to commence on the later of (see table item 3 under subclause 2(1)):
- immediately after the commencement of the ABF Act; and
- immediately after the commencement of section 3 of the Biosecurity Act.
6. The commencement of items 4 to 7 of Schedule 8 of the Bill is dependent on the commencement of amendments in Schedule 1 to the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Psychoactive Substances and Other Measures) Act 2015 (PSOM Act) and is to commence on the later of (see table item 4 under subclause 2(1)):
- the start of 1 July 2015; and
- immediately after the commencement of item 7 of Schedule 1 to PSOM Act.
7. Table item 5 provides for items 8 and 9 of Schedule 8 of the Bill to commence immediately after the commencement of item 13 of Schedule 6 to the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Act 2014 (Foreign Fighters Amendment Act). That item of the Foreign Fighters Amendment Act commences on 1 July 2015.
8. he commencement of item 10 to 13 of Schedule 8 of the Bill is dependent on the commencement of amendments in Schedule 2 to the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Act 2015 (Data Retention Amendment Act) and is to commence on the later of (see table item 6 under subclause 2(1)):
- the start of 1 July 2015; and
- immediately after the commencement of Schedule 2 to the Data Retention Amendment Act.
9. Table item 7 provides that Schedule 9 of the Bill is to commence at the same time as the ABF Act. The ABF Act is to commence on 1 July 2015.
10. The note under subsection 2(1) explains that the table only relates to the provisions of this Bill as originally enacted and will not be amended to deal with any later amendments to the Bill, when enacted.
11. Subsection 2(2) provides that any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Bill but may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Bill, to assist readers.
Section 3 - Schedules
12. This section provides that legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Bill is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to the Bill has effect according to its terms.