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AUSTRALIAN BORDER FORCE ACT 2015 - NOTES

No. 40, 2015

Compilation No. 6

Compilation date:                              1 July 2020

Includes amendments up to:            Act No. 11, 2020

Registered:                                         14 July 2020

 

About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the Australian Border Force Act 2015 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 1 July 2020 (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

For more information about any editorial changes made in this compilation, see the endnotes.

Modifications

If the compiled law is modified by another law, the compiled law operates as modified but the modification does not amend the text of the law. Accordingly, this compilation does not show the text of the compiled law as modified. For more information on any modifications, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

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If a provision of the compiled law has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law, details are included in the endnotes.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............ Simplified outline of this Act.............................................................. 1

4............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 2

5............ Consultants and contractors etc........................................................... 8

6............ Act binds the Crown........................................................................... 9

7............ Extraterritorial application................................................................... 9

Part 2--Australian Border Force Commissioner                                             10

Division 1--Simplified outline of this Part                                                       10

8............ Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 10

Division 2--Office and role of the Australian Border Force Commissioner      11

9............ Establishment.................................................................................... 11

10.......... Powers of Australian Border Force Commissioner.......................... 11

Division 3--Appointment of the Australian Border Force Commissioner           12

11.......... Appointment..................................................................................... 12

12.......... Term of appointment......................................................................... 12

13.......... Oath or affirmation by Australian Border Force Commissioner....... 12

14.......... Acting Australian Border Force Commissioner................................ 13

15.......... Application of finance law................................................................ 13

Division 4--Terms and conditions for the Australian Border Force Commissioner      14

16.......... Remuneration and allowances........................................................... 14

17.......... Leave of absence............................................................................... 14

18.......... Outside work.................................................................................... 14

19.......... Disclosure of interests....................................................................... 14

20.......... Resignation of appointment............................................................... 15

21.......... Suspension or termination of appointment........................................ 15

22.......... Other terms and conditions............................................................... 16

Division 5--Ministerial directions                                                                       17

23.......... Minister may give directions to Australian Border Force Commissioner 17

Division 6--Oaths or affirmations by Immigration and Border Protection workers    18

24.......... Oaths or affirmations by Immigration and Border Protection workers 18

Division 7--Delegation and directions                                                              19

25.......... Delegation......................................................................................... 19

26.......... Directions--administration and control of the operations of the Australian Border Force       20

27.......... Directions--performance of functions or exercise of powers under laws of the Commonwealth            22

Part 3--Resignation from the Department                                                          24

28.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 24

29.......... Resignation--general........................................................................ 24

30.......... Resignation in anticipation of termination of employment................. 24

Part 4--Termination of employment in the Department for serious misconduct              27

31.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 27

32.......... Termination of employment for serious misconduct......................... 27

Part 5--Alcohol and drug tests                                                                                    30

33.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 30

34.......... Alcohol screening test--suspicion that Immigration and Border Protection worker under the influence of alcohol 30

35.......... Alcohol screening, breath or blood test or prohibited drug test--general 31

36.......... Alcohol screening, breath or blood test or prohibited drug test--certain incidents   32

37.......... Performing duties on board a vessel................................................. 34

38.......... Conduct of tests and provision of samples to be in accordance with the rules          34

39.......... Rules for purposes of this Part.......................................................... 35

40.......... Admissibility of test results etc. in legal proceedings........................ 36

Part 6--Secrecy and disclosure provisions                                                           37

41.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 37

42.......... Secrecy.............................................................................................. 37

43.......... Records or disclosure for the purposes of this Act or the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006      38

44.......... Disclosure to certain bodies and persons.......................................... 39

45.......... Disclosure in accordance with agreements........................................ 41

46.......... Permitted purposes............................................................................ 42

47.......... Disclosure with consent.................................................................... 44

48.......... Disclosure to reduce threat to life or health....................................... 44

49.......... Disclosure of publicly available information..................................... 45

50.......... Exceptions operate independently..................................................... 45

50A....... Information must be certified as appropriately classified before proceedings can be initiated   45

51.......... Interaction with Privacy Act.............................................................. 45

Part 7--Other matters                                                                                                       46

52.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 46

53.......... Delegation by Secretary.................................................................... 46

54.......... Delegation by Comptroller-General of Customs............................... 48

55.......... Directions by Secretary--administration and control of the Department  49

56.......... Directions by Secretary--performance of functions or exercise of powers under laws of the Commonwealth       51

57.......... Termination of engagement of consultant or contractor..................... 52

57A....... Act not to apply so as to exceed Commonwealth power................... 53

58.......... Rules................................................................................................. 53

Endnotes                                                                                                                                    55

Endnote 1--About the endnotes                                                                            55

Endnote 2--Abbreviation key                                                                                57

Endnote 3--Legislation history                                                                             58

Endnote 4--Amendment history                                                                           60


  

Endnotes

Endnote 1--About the endnotes

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

The following endnotes are included in every compilation:

Endnote 1--About the endnotes

Endnote 2--Abbreviation key

Endnote 3--Legislation history

Endnote 4--Amendment history

Abbreviation key--Endnote 2

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

Legislation history and amendment history--Endnotes 3 and 4

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

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

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

Editorial changes

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

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

Misdescribed amendments

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

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

 

Endnote 2--Abbreviation key

 

ad = added or inserted

o = order(s)

am = amended

Ord = Ordinance

amdt = amendment

orig = original

c = clause(s)

par = paragraph(s)/subparagraph(s)

C[x] = Compilation No. x

    /sub-subparagraph(s)

Ch = Chapter(s)

pres = present

def = definition(s)

prev = previous

Dict = Dictionary

(prev ... ) = previously

disallowed = disallowed by Parliament

Pt = Part(s)

Div = Division(s)

r = regulation(s)/rule(s)

ed = editorial change

reloc = relocated

exp = expires/expired or ceases/ceased to have

renum = renumbered

    effect

rep = repealed

F = Federal Register of Legislation

rs = repealed and substituted

gaz = gazette

s = section(s)/subsection(s)

LA = Legislation Act 2003

Sch = Schedule(s)

LIA = Legislative Instruments Act 2003

Sdiv = Subdivision(s)

(md) = misdescribed amendment can be given

SLI = Select Legislative Instrument

    effect

SR = Statutory Rules

(md not incorp) = misdescribed amendment

Sub-Ch = Sub-Chapter(s)

    cannot be given effect

SubPt = Subpart(s)

mod = modified/modification

underlining = whole or part not

No. = Number(s)

    commenced or to be commenced

 

Endnote 3--Legislation history

 

Act

Number and year

Assent

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

Australian Border Force Act 2015

40, 2015

20 May 2015

1 July 2015 (s 2)

 

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

41, 2015

20 May 2015

Sch 8 (item 1): 16 June 2016 (s 2(1) item 3)
Sch 9: 1 July 2015 (s 2(1) item 7)

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)

--

Customs Amendment (Australian Trusted Trader Programme) Act 2015

73, 2015

25 June 2015

Sch 1 (item 6): 1 July 2015 (s 2(1) item 3)

--

Australian Border Force Amendment (Protected Information) Act 2017

115, 2017

30 Oct 2017

Sch 1 (items 1-25): 1 July 2015 (s 2(1) item 2)
Sch 1 (items 27-31): 31 Oct 2017 (s 2(1) item 3)

Sch 1 (items 24, 25)

Office of National Intelligence (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2018

156, 2018

10 Dec 2018

Sch 2 (items 16, 17) and Sch 4: 20 Dec 2018 (s 2(1) items 2, 4)

Sch 4

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment (Sport Integrity Australia) Act 2020

11, 2020

6 Mar 2020

Sch 2 (item 2) and Sch 4 (items 2-7): 1 July 2020 (s 2(1) items 2, 5)

Sch 4 (items 2-7)

 

Endnote 4--Amendment history

 

Provision affected

How affected

Part 1

 

s 4........................................

am No 115, 2017; No 156, 2018

Part 6

 

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

am No 115, 2017

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

am No 115, 2017

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

am No 115, 2017

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

am No 115, 2017

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

am No 115, 2017

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

am No 41, 2015; No 115, 2017; No 156, 2018; No 11, 2020

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

am No 115, 2017

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

am No 115, 2017

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

am No 115, 2017

s 50A...................................

ad No 115, 2017

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

am No 115, 2017

Part 7

 

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

am No 73, 2015

s 57A...................................

ad No 115, 2017


 



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