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TOBACCO PLAIN PACKAGING ACT 2011 - NOTES

No. 148, 2011

Compilation No. 4

Compilation date:                              6 November 2018

Includes amendments up to:            Act No. 120, 2018

Registered:                                         14 November 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This compilation includes commenced amendments made by Act No. 124, 2017

 

About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 6 November 2018 (the compilation date).

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending laws and the amendment history of provisions of the compiled law.

Uncommenced amendments

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not shown in the text of the compiled law. Any uncommenced amendments affecting the law are accessible on the Legislation Register (www.legislation.gov.au). The details of amendments made up to, but not commenced at, the compilation date are underlined in the endnotes. For more information on any uncommenced amendments, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Application, saving and transitional provisions for provisions and amendments

If the operation of a provision or amendment of the compiled law is affected by an application, saving or transitional provision that is not included in this compilation, details are included in the endnotes.

Editorial changes

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If a provision of the compiled law has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law, details are included in the endnotes.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

Chapter 1--Preliminary                                                                                         1

Part 1--Preliminary                                                                                                             1

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

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

3............ Objects of this Act.............................................................................. 2

4............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 3

5............ Definition of package a tobacco product for retail sale........................ 9

6............ Rules relating to surfaces of cigarette packs and cigarette cartons....... 9

7............ References to contraventions of civil penalty provisions................... 10

8............ Act extends to external Territories..................................................... 10

9............ Act binds the Crown......................................................................... 10

10.......... Inconsistency with other Commonwealth legislation........................ 10

11.......... Operation of State and Territory laws............................................... 11

Part 2--Simplified outlines                                                                                             12

12.......... Simplified outline for this Act........................................................... 12

13.......... Simplified outline for this Chapter.................................................... 12

Part 3--Constitutional provisions                                                                              14

14.......... Additional operation of this Act........................................................ 14

15.......... Acquisition of property..................................................................... 15

16.......... Implied freedom of political communication..................................... 15

Chapter 2--Requirements for plain packaging and appearance of tobacco products                                                                                                                         16

Part 1--Simplified outline                                                                                               16

17.......... Simplified outline.............................................................................. 16

Part 2--Requirements for retail packaging and appearance of tobacco products           18

Division 1--Requirements for retail packaging of tobacco products 18

18.......... Physical features of retail packaging................................................. 18

19.......... Colour and finish of retail packaging................................................ 19

20.......... Prohibition on trade marks and marks generally appearing on retail packaging        20

21.......... Requirements for brand, business, company or variant names, and relevant legislative requirements      21

22.......... Requirements for wrappers............................................................... 23

23.......... Retail packaging not to have inserts or onserts.................................. 23

24.......... Retail packaging not to produce noise or scent.................................. 24

25.......... Retail packaging must not change after retail sale.............................. 24

Division 2--Requirements for appearance of tobacco products         25

26.......... Requirements for appearance of tobacco products............................ 25

Division 3--Miscellaneous                                                                                       26

27.......... Regulations may prescribe additional requirements........................... 26

27A....... Legal effect of sections 18 to 27........................................................ 26

28.......... Effect on the Trade Marks Act 1995 of non-use of trade mark as a result of this Act              26

29.......... Effect on the Designs Act 2003 of failure to make products as a result of this Act   28

Chapter 3--Offences and civil penalty provisions                   29

Part 1--Simplified outline                                                                                               29

30.......... Simplified outline.............................................................................. 29

Part 2--General offences and civil penalty provisions for non-compliant retail packaging and tobacco products                                                                                                                  31

Division 1--Non-compliant retail packaging of tobacco products     31

31.......... Selling or supplying tobacco products in non-compliant retail packaging                31

32.......... Purchasing tobacco products in non-compliant retail packaging....... 32

33.......... Packaging tobacco products in non-compliant retail packaging......... 33

34.......... Manufacturing non-compliant retail packaging of tobacco products. 35

35.......... Manufacturing tobacco products that are packaged in non-compliant retail packaging             36

36.......... Certain supplies of tobacco products that have not been packaged for retail sale      37

Division 2--Non-compliant tobacco products                                               40

37.......... Selling or supplying non-compliant tobacco products....................... 40

38.......... Purchasing non-compliant tobacco products..................................... 41

39.......... Manufacturing non-compliant tobacco products............................... 42

Part 3--Offences and civil penalty provisions relating to constitutional corporations    44

Division 1--Non-compliant retail packaging of tobacco products     44

40.......... Selling or supplying tobacco products to a constitutional corporation in non-compliant retail packaging 44

41.......... Purchasing tobacco products from a constitutional corporation in non-compliant retail packaging          45

42.......... Packaging tobacco products in non-compliant retail packaging under a contract with a constitutional corporation  47

43.......... Manufacturing non-compliant retail packaging of tobacco products under a contract with a constitutional corporation.......................................................................................................... 48

44.......... Packaging tobacco products in non-compliant retail packaging bearing identifying mark of a constitutional corporation.......................................................................................................... 49

45.......... Manufacturing non-compliant retail packaging of tobacco products that bears identifying mark of a constitutional corporation........................................................................................ 51

46.......... Certain supplies, by or to a constitutional corporation, of tobacco products that have not been packaged for retail sale.......................................................................................................... 52

Division 2--Non-compliant tobacco products                                               54

47.......... Selling or supplying non-compliant tobacco products to a constitutional corporation              54

48.......... Purchasing non-compliant tobacco products from a constitutional corporation        55

Part 4--Export exception and physical elements of offences                   57

49.......... Export exception for non-compliant tobacco products...................... 57

50.......... Physical elements of offences........................................................... 58

Chapter 4--Powers to investigate contraventions of this Act              59

Part 1--Simplified outline                                                                                               59

51.......... Simplified outline.............................................................................. 59

Part 2--Investigation powers                                                                                        60

52.......... Investigation powers......................................................................... 60

Part 3--Power to require persons to give information, produce documents or answer questions          64

80.......... Power to require persons to give information, produce documents or answer questions         64

80A....... Self-incrimination.............................................................................. 65

Part 4--Authorised officers                                                                                           66

81.......... Appointment of authorised officers................................................... 66

Chapter 5--Enforcing compliance with this Act                        67

Part 1--Simplified outline                                                                                               67

84.......... Simplified outline.............................................................................. 67

Part 2--Civil penalties and infringement notices                                             68

85.......... Civil penalty provisions.................................................................... 68

86.......... Infringement notices.......................................................................... 69

Chapter 6--Miscellaneous provisions                                                    71

Part 1--Simplified outline                                                                                               71

106........ Simplified outline.............................................................................. 71

Part 2--Miscellaneous provisions                                                                               72

107........ Delegation......................................................................................... 72

108........ Reports to Parliament........................................................................ 72

109........ Regulations....................................................................................... 72

Endnotes                                                                                                                                    74

Endnote 1--About the endnotes                                                                            74

Endnote 2--Abbreviation key                                                                                76

Endnote 3--Legislation history                                                                             77

Endnote 4--Amendment history                                                                           78


  

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

Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011

148, 2011

1 Dec 2011

s 17-27A, 33-36, 39, 42-46, 49-80 and 83-105: 1 Oct 2012 (s 2(1) items 2, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13)
s 30-32, 37, 38, 40, 41, 47 and 48: 1 Dec 2012 (s 2(1) items 4, 6, 8, 10)
Remainder: 1 Dec 2011 (s 2(1) items 1, 3, 12, 14)

 

Federal Circuit Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments) Act 2013

13, 2013

14 Mar 2013

Sch 1 (items 551-555): 12 Apr 2013 (s 2(1) item 2)

Sch 1 (item 555)

Norfolk Island Legislation Amendment Act 2015

59, 2015

26 May 2015

Sch 2 (item 348): 1 July 2016 (s 2(1) item 5)
Sch 2 (items 356-396): 18 June 2015 (s 2(1) item 6)

Sch 2 (items 356-396)

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Territories Legislation Amendment Act 2016

33, 2016

23 Mar 2016

Sch 2: 24 Mar 2016 (s 2(1) item 2)

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Regulatory Powers (Standardisation Reform) Act 2017

124, 2017

6 Nov 2017

Sch 14: 6 Nov 2018 (s 2(1) item 3)

Sch 14 (items 30-33)

Tobacco Plain Packaging Amendment Act 2018

120, 2018

3 Oct 2018

4 Oct 2018 (s 2(1) item 1)

--

 

Endnote 4--Amendment history

 

Provision affected

How affected

Chapter 1

 

Part 1

 

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

am No 13, 2013; No 124, 2017

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

am No 124, 2017

s 9........................................

am No 59, 2015; No 124, 2017

Chapter 3

 

Part 1

 

s 30......................................

am No 124, 2017

Part 2

 

Division 1

 

s 31......................................

am No 124, 2017

s 32......................................

am No 124, 2017

s 33......................................

am No 124, 2017

s 34......................................

am No 124, 2017

s 35......................................

am No 124, 2017

s 36......................................

am No 124, 2017

Division 2

 

s 37......................................

am No 124, 2017

s 38......................................

am No 124, 2017

s 39......................................

am No 124, 2017

Part 3

 

Division 1

 

s 40......................................

am No 124, 2017

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

am No 124, 2017

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

am No 124, 2017

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

am No 124, 2017

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

am No 124, 2017

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

am No 124, 2017

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

am No 124, 2017

Division 2

 

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

am No 124, 2017

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

am No 124, 2017

Part 4

 

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

am No 124, 2017

Chapter 4

 

Part 1

 

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

rs No 124, 2017

Part 2

 

Part 2...................................

rs No 124, 2017

s 52......................................

rs No 124, 2017

s 53......................................

rep No 124, 2017

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

rep No 124, 2017

s 55......................................

rep No 124, 2017

s 56......................................

rep No 124, 2017

s 57......................................

rep No 124, 2017

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rep No 124, 2017

s 59......................................

rep No 124, 2017

s 60......................................

rep No 124, 2017

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s 62......................................

rep No 124, 2017

s 63......................................

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s 64......................................

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s 65......................................

rep No 124, 2017

s 66......................................

rep No 124, 2017

s 67......................................

rep No 124, 2017

s 68......................................

rep No 124, 2017

s 69......................................

rep No 124, 2017

s 70......................................

rep No 124, 2017

s 71......................................

rep No 124, 2017

s 72......................................

rep No 124, 2017

s 73......................................

rep No 124, 2017

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rep No 124, 2017

s 75......................................

rep No 124, 2017

s 76......................................

rep No 124, 2017

s 77......................................

rep No 124, 2017

s 78......................................

rep No 124, 2017

s 79......................................

am No 13, 2013

 

rep No 124, 2017

Part 3

 

s 80......................................

am No 124, 2017

s 80A...................................

ad No 124, 2017

Part 4

 

Part 4 heading......................

rs No 124, 2017

s 81......................................

am No 120, 2018

s 82......................................

rep No 124, 2017

s 83......................................

rep No 124, 2017

Chapter 5

 

Part 1

 

s 84......................................

rs No 124, 2017

Part 2

 

Part 2...................................

rs No 124, 2017

s 85......................................

rs No 124, 2017

s 86......................................

rs No 124, 2017

s 87......................................

rep No 124, 2017

s 88......................................

rep No 124, 2017

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rep No 124, 2017

s 90......................................

rep No 124, 2017

s 91......................................

rep No 124, 2017

s 92......................................

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s 93......................................

rep No 124, 2017

s 94......................................

rep No 124, 2017

s 95......................................

rep No 124, 2017

s 96......................................

rep No 124, 2017

s 97......................................

rep No 124, 2017

s 98......................................

rep No 124, 2017

s 99......................................

rep No 124, 2017

Part 3...................................

rep No 124, 2017

s 100....................................

rep No 124, 2017

s 101....................................

rep No 124, 2017

s 102....................................

rep No 124, 2017

s 103....................................

rep No 124, 2017

s 104....................................

rep No 124, 2017

s 105....................................

rep No 124, 2017


 



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