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Wine Australia Act 2013 (consolidated as of March 13, 2019)



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Wine Australia Act 2013

No. 161, 1980

Compilation No. 37

Compilation date: 13 March 2019

Includes amendments up to: Act No. 11, 2019

Registered: 20 March 2019

Prepared by the Office of Parliamentary Counsel, Canberra

About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the Wine Australia Act 2013 that shows the text of the

law as amended and in force on 13 March 2019 (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If a provision of the compiled law has been repealed in accordance with a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.

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Contents

Part I—Preliminary 1 1 Short title ...........................................................................................1

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

3 Objects...............................................................................................1

4 Interpretation .....................................................................................2

4A Extension to external Territories .....................................................12

5A Declared winemakers organisations ................................................12

5B Declared wine grape growers organisation......................................13

5BA Representative organisations ...........................................................13

5C Meaning of description and presentation ........................................13

5D Where wine or grape extract originates ...........................................14

5E Vacancy in the office of a director of the Authority ........................14

Part II—Wine Australia 15

Division 1—Establishment, functions and powers of the

Authority 15

6 Wine Australia.................................................................................15

7 Functions of the Authority...............................................................15

7A Constitutional limits ........................................................................16

7B Uniformity .......................................................................................18

8 Powers of the Authority...................................................................18

10 Power to enter into arrangements etc...............................................22

10A Agreements for carrying out grape or wine research and

development activities by other persons ..........................................22

10B Agreements for carrying out grape or wine research and

development activities with other persons.......................................24

10C Grants relating to grape or wine research and development

activities ..........................................................................................24

10D Consultations with persons and organisations .................................25

11 Committees......................................................................................25

11A Authority does not have privileges and immunities of the

Crown..............................................................................................26

Division 2—Constitution and membership of the Authority 27

12 Constitution of the Authority...........................................................27

13 Membership of the Authority ..........................................................27

14 Appointment of directors of the Authority ......................................27

15 Period of appointment for directors of the Authority.......................29

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16 Acting directors of the Authority.....................................................29

17 Deputy Chair ...................................................................................30

Division 3—Terms and conditions for directors of the Authority 32

18 Remuneration ..................................................................................32

19 Disclosure of interests .....................................................................32

20 Outside employment........................................................................32

21 Leave of absence .............................................................................33

22 Resignation......................................................................................33

23 Termination of appointment ............................................................33

24 Other terms and conditions..............................................................34

Division 4—Decision-making by the Authority 35

25 Holding of meetings ........................................................................35

26 Presiding at meetings.......................................................................35

26A Quorum............................................................................................35

26B Voting at meetings etc. ....................................................................36

26C Conduct of meetings........................................................................36

26D Minutes............................................................................................36

Part IV—Wine Australia Selection Committee 37

Division 1—Introduction 37

27A Simplified outline of this Part..........................................................37

Division 2—Establishment, functions and powers of the

Authority Selection Committee 38

27B Authority Selection Committee .......................................................38

27C Functions of the Authority Selection Committee ............................38

27D Powers of the Authority Selection Committee ................................38

27E Minister may request nominations...................................................39

27F Selection of persons by the Authority Selection Committee ...........39

27G Nominations ....................................................................................39

27H Minister may reject nominations .....................................................40

Division 3—Membership of the Authority Selection Committee 41

27J Membership of the Authority Selection Committee ........................41

27K Appointment of members of the Authority Selection

Committee .......................................................................................41

27L Period of appointment for members of the Authority

Selection Committee .......................................................................41

27M Acting Presiding Member of the Authority Selection

Committee .......................................................................................42

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Division 4—Terms and conditions for members of the Authority

Selection Committee 43

27N Remuneration ..................................................................................43

27P Disclosure of interests to the Minister .............................................43

27Q Disclosure of interests to the Authority Selection Committee .........43

27R Outside employment........................................................................44

27S Leave of absence .............................................................................44

27T Resignation......................................................................................45

27U Termination of appointment ............................................................45

27V Other terms and conditions..............................................................46

Division 5—Decision-making by the Authority Selection

Committee 47

27W Holding of meetings ........................................................................47

27X Presiding at meetings.......................................................................47

27Y Quorum............................................................................................47

27Z Voting at meetings etc. ....................................................................47

27ZA Conduct of meetings........................................................................47

27ZB Minutes............................................................................................48

Division 6—Other matters 49

27ZC Staff and consultants........................................................................49

27ZE Definitions.......................................................................................49

Part IVB—Annual general meeting of the grape industry and

the wine industry 50 29U Interpretation ...................................................................................50

29V List of producers..............................................................................50

29W Authority to convene annual general meeting .................................51

29X Purpose of annual general meeting..................................................51

29Y Conduct of annual general meeting .................................................52

Part V—Staff and consultants 53 30 Employees .......................................................................................53

30A Consultants ......................................................................................53

Part VA—Operation of Authority 54

Division 1—Corporate plans 54

31 Corporate plans—5-year periods.....................................................54

31A Corporate plan—initial period.........................................................55

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Division 2—Annual operational plans 58

31F Authority to develop annual operational plans ................................58

Division 3—Directions 59

31K Directions to Authority and Geographical Indications

Committee .......................................................................................59

Part VI—Finance 61 32 Payments to the Authority ...............................................................61

32A Limit on Commonwealth’s matching payments ..............................62

32B Retention limit for Commonwealth’s matching payments ..............63

33 Payments by the Authority to Commonwealth ................................64

34 Borrowing........................................................................................65

34A Authority may give security ............................................................66

34B Borrowings not otherwise permitted................................................67

35 Application of money of the Authority............................................67

36 Commonwealth to be paid levy expenses etc. .................................69

38 Annual report...................................................................................69

38A Accountability to representative organisations ................................70

39 Liability to taxation .........................................................................71

Part VIA—Label integrity program 72

Division 1—Preliminary 72

39A Object of Part...................................................................................72

39B Operation of Part .............................................................................72

39C Persons to whom this Part applies ...................................................73

Division 2—Records relating to label claims 74

39F Obligation to keep records...............................................................74

39G When certain details are not required to be kept..............................76

39H Details required under section 39F ..................................................76

39J Offences relating to record-keeping requirements ...........................78

39K Offences relating to requirement to provide and keep a copy

of a record in relation to the supply of wine goods..........................79

39L Time for bringing prosecutions .......................................................80

39M Single wines and blends etc.............................................................80

39ZAA Authority may require records.........................................................80

39ZAB Failure to comply with section 39ZAA notice.................................81

39ZAC Authority may retain records ...........................................................81

Division 3—Inspection 82

39ZA Appointment of inspectors...............................................................82

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39ZB Identity cards ...................................................................................82

39ZC Monitoring powers of inspectors—exercised with consent .............83

39ZD Monitoring warrants ........................................................................83

39ZE Offence powers of inspectors—exercised with consent ..................84

39ZF Offence related warrants..................................................................85

39ZG Discovery of evidence .....................................................................86

39ZH Power to require persons to answer questions and produce

documents........................................................................................87

39ZI Search warrants by telephone and other electronic means...............87

39ZIA Offences relating to warrants by telephone and other

electronic means ..............................................................................89

Division 4—Use of records and results of inspection 92

39ZJ Authority to assist enforcement of laws on description of

wine .................................................................................................92

39ZK Proceedings not to lie against Authority etc. ...................................92

39ZL Authority may assist in relation to levy ...........................................92

Part VIB—Protection of geographical indications and other

terms 94

Division 1—Preliminary 94

40 Interpretation ...................................................................................94

40A Object of Part...................................................................................94

40B Additional operation of Part ............................................................94

Division 2—Provisions relating to sale, export or import of wine 96

Subdivision A—Sale, export or import of wine with a false

description and presentation 96

40C Offence—sale, export or import of wine with a false

description and presentation ............................................................96

40D False descriptions and presentations................................................96

40DA Circumstances in which description and presentation is not

false—general..................................................................................97

40DB Circumstances in which description and presentation is not

false—inclusion of registered traditional expressions .....................99

Subdivision B—Sale, export or import of wine with a misleading

description and presentation 101

40E Sale, export or import of wine with a misleading description

and presentation.............................................................................101

40F Misleading descriptions and presentations ....................................102

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40FA Circumstances in which description and presentation is not

misleading—general......................................................................104

40FB Circumstances in which description and presentation is not

misleading—inclusion of registered traditional expressions .........105

Subdivision C—Other provisions relating to sale, export or

import of wine 107

40G Sale, export or import of wine in contravention of registered

conditions of use............................................................................107

40J Exception for certain wines ...........................................................109

40K Prosecution of offences .................................................................109

40M Application of national food standards to wines imported

from foreign countries ...................................................................110

Division 3—Establishment, function and powers of Geographical

Indications Committee 113

40N Establishment of Committee..........................................................113

40P Function and powers of Committee...............................................113

Division 4—Australian geographical indications 114

Subdivision A—What this Division is about 114

40PA What this Division is about ...........................................................114

Subdivision B—Powers of Committee to determine geographical

indications 114

40Q Power of Committee to determine geographical indications .........114

40QA Committee must await decisions under Subdivision D..................115

Subdivision C—Applications for determinations of geographical

indications 115

40R Applications for determinations ....................................................115

Subdivision D—Objections to determination of geographical

indications based on pre-existing trade mark

rights 115

40RA Notice to be given of proposed geographical indication................115

40RB Grounds of objection to the determination of a geographical

indication.......................................................................................116

40RC Consideration of objections ...........................................................118

40RD Notice to be given of decision .......................................................120

40RE Decision that ground of objection no longer exists........................120

40RF Appeals..........................................................................................121

40RG Decisions made under this Division not to affect rights under

Trade Marks Act............................................................................122

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Subdivision E—Determinations of geographical indications 122

40SA When may a determination be made under this Subdivision? .......122

40S Consultation by the Committee .....................................................124

40T Making of determinations..............................................................124

40U Interim determination ....................................................................125

40V Publication of notice of interim determination ..............................125

40W Final determination........................................................................125

40X Publication of notice of final determination ..................................125

40Y Review of final determination .......................................................126

40Z Date of effect of final determination..............................................127

Division 4A—Omission of Australian registered geographical

indications 128

Subdivision A—What this Division is about 128

40ZAA What this Division is about ...........................................................128

Subdivision B—Omission of Australian GIs for non-use 128

40ZAB Power of Committee to determine that an Australian GI

should be omitted from the Register..............................................128

40ZAC Application ....................................................................................129

40ZAD Further information concerning an application..............................129

40ZAE Notice by Committee.....................................................................129

40ZAF Determination by Committee ........................................................130

40ZAG Notice of determination .................................................................131

40ZAH AAT review of a determination .....................................................131

40ZAI Date of effect of determination to omit GI ....................................132

Subdivision C—Omission of Australian GIs because no longer

required 132

40ZAJ Application ....................................................................................132

40ZAK Further information concerning an application..............................133

40ZAL Notice by Committee.....................................................................133

40ZAM Meaning of interested person.........................................................134

40ZAN Determination by Committee ........................................................134

40ZAO Notice of determination .................................................................135

40ZAP Date of effect of determination to omit Australian GI ...................135

Division 4B—Foreign geographical indications and translations 136

40ZAQ Determination of foreign geographical indications and

translations ....................................................................................136

40ZAR Appeals against decisions of Registrar of Trade Marks.................137

40ZAS Decisions not to affect rights under Trade Marks Act ...................138

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40ZAT Determinations for the omission from the Register of foreign

geographical indications and translations ......................................138

Division 5—Register of Protected Geographical Indications and

Other Terms 140

40ZA Registrar ........................................................................................140

40ZB Functions of Registrar ...................................................................140

40ZC Register of Protected Geographical Indications and Other

Terms.............................................................................................141

40ZD Contents of Register ......................................................................141

40ZE Inspection of Register....................................................................146

Division 6—Inspection 147

40ZF Inspection powers..........................................................................147

Part VII—Miscellaneous 148 41A Remuneration and allowances of members of Geographical

Indications Committee etc. ............................................................148

42 Delegation by Minister ..................................................................149

43 Delegation by Authority ................................................................150

44 Offences in relation to export of grape products............................150

44AA Time for bringing prosecutions .....................................................150

44AB Injunctions.....................................................................................151

44A Conduct by directors, employees or agents ...................................152

45 Operation of certain laws not restricted .........................................154

46 Regulations....................................................................................154

Schedule—Administrative provisions relating to the

Geographical Indications Committee 157 1 Interpretation .................................................................................157

2 Membership of Committee ............................................................157

3 Acting Presiding Member..............................................................158

4 Alternate members of the Committee ............................................158

5 Term of office................................................................................159

6 Resignation....................................................................................159

7 Termination of appointment ..........................................................159

8 Leave of absence ...........................................................................160

9 Disclosure of interests by Committee members ............................160

10 Meetings ........................................................................................161

11 Staff and consultants......................................................................162

12 Information for inclusion in Authority’s annual report..................162

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Endnotes 163

Endnote 1—About the endnotes 163

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key 165

Endnote 3—Legislation history 166

Endnote 4—Amendment history 173

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Preliminary Part I

Section 1

An Act to establish Wine Australia, and for related

purposes

Part I—Preliminary

1 Short title

This Act may be cited as the Wine Australia Act 2013.

2 Commencement

(1) Sections 1 and 2 and subsection 13(4) shall come into operation on

the date on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

(2) The remaining provisions of this Act shall come into operation on

a date to be fixed by Proclamation.

3 Objects

The objects of this Act are:

(a) to support grape or wine research and development activities;

and

(aa) to support the growth of the wine industry, and other

industries that make wine (within the meaning of

section 33-1 of the A New Tax System (Wine Equalisation

Tax) Act 1999); and

(ab) to support the growth of international wine tourism, and

services, products and experiences that complement

international wine tourism; and

(b) to control the export of grape products from Australia; and

(c) to promote the consumption and sale of grape products, both

in Australia and overseas; and

(d) to enable Australia to fulfil its obligations under prescribed

wine-trading agreements and other international agreements.

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4 Interpretation

(1) In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears:

agreement country means:

(a) if an agreement relating to trade in wine is in force between

the European Community and Australia—an EC country; and

(b) if an agreement relating to trade in wine is in force between a

foreign country (other than an EC country) and Australia and

is declared by the regulations to be a prescribed wine-trading

agreement—that foreign country.

annual general meeting means a meeting that is convened under

section 29W.

annual operational plan means an annual operational plan

developed by the Authority under section 31F.

Australia includes all the external Territories.

Authority means the authority known as Wine Australia.

Note: See section 6.

Authority Selection Committee means the Wine Australia

Selection Committee.

blend means wine manufactured by blending wines of different

vintages, varieties or geographical indications.

blending requirements means requirements relating to the

blending of wines of different varieties, geographical indications or

vintages, or any combination of the above.

Chair means the Chair of the Authority.

corporate plan means a corporate plan prepared by the Authority

under section 31 or 31A.

corporation, in Part VIB, means a body corporate that:

(a) is a foreign corporation within the meaning of

paragraph 51(xx) of the Constitution; or

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(b) is a trading corporation within the meaning of that paragraph

that is formed within the limits of Australia; or

(c) is incorporated in a Territory.

country has a meaning affected by subsection (2).

declared wine grape growers organisation means an organisation

in relation to which a declaration is in force under section 5B.

declared winemakers organisation means an organisation declared

to be a declared winemakers organisation by a declaration in force

under section 5A.

Deputy Chair means the Deputy Chair of the Authority.

description, in relation to wine, has a meaning affected by

section 5C.

designated foreign country has the meaning given by

subsection 40K(3).

director means a director of the Authority, and includes the Chair.

dried grapes means grapes containing less than 60% of moisture.

EC country means a country that is a member of the European

Community and, during the UK withdrawal transition period,

includes the United Kingdom.

examinable document means:

(a) any document required to be kept:

(i) in relation to Part VIA—under Part VIA; or

(ii) in relation to Part VIB—under Part VIB; or

(iii) in relation to Part VII—under Part VII; or

(b) any wine label or other document relating to the vintage,

variety or geographical indication of wine goods; or

(c) any document relating to advertising the vintage, variety or

geographical indication of wine goods; or

(d) any other document that is relevant to monitoring or

enforcing compliance with a label law.

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export means export from Australia.

Federal Court means the Federal Court of Australia.

fresh grapes means grapes containing not less than 60% of

moisture.

funding agreement means an agreement under subsection 35(1C).

general component, in relation to wine grapes levy, means the part

of the levy mentioned in paragraph 7(1)(a) of Schedule 26 to the

Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999.

geographical indication, in relation to wine goods, means an

indication that identifies the goods as originating in a country, or in

a region or locality in that country, where a given quality,

reputation or other characteristic of the goods is essentially

attributable to their geographical origin.

grape extract means grape juice, must, or concentrate obtained

from grapes.

grape industry means the industry in Australia concerned with the

production of grapes for processing, other than processing by

drying.

grape or wine research and development means systematic

experimentation and analysis in any field of science, technology or

economics (including the study of the social or environmental

consequences of the adoption of new technology) carried out with

the object of:

(a) acquiring knowledge that may be of use in obtaining or

furthering an objective of the grape industry or the wine

industry; or

(b) applying such knowledge for the purpose of attaining or

furthering such an objective.

For this purpose, knowledge includes knowledge that may be of

use for the purpose of improving any aspect of the production,

processing, storage, transport or marketing of goods that are the

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produce, or that are derived from the produce, of the grape industry

or the wine industry.

grape or wine research and development activity means:

(a) a grape or wine research and development project; or

(b) the training of persons to carry out grape or wine research

and development; or

(c) the dissemination of information, or the provision of advice

or assistance, to persons or organisations engaged in any

aspect of:

(i) the grape industry or the wine industry; or

(ii) the production, processing, storage, transport or

marketing of goods that are the produce, or that are

derived from the produce, of the grape industry or the

wine industry;

for the purpose of encouraging those persons or organisations

to adopt technical developments designed or adapted to

improve:

(iii) that aspect of the grape industry or the wine industry; or

(iv) that production, processing, storage, transport or

marketing; or

(d) the publication of reports, periodicals, books or papers

containing information that is related to grape or wine

research and development; or

(e) an activity incidental to an activity referred to in

paragraph (a), (b), (c) or (d).

grape product means:

(a) wine manufactured in Australia from prescribed goods;

(b) brandy distilled in Australia from any such wine;

(c) grape spirit manufactured in Australia from prescribed goods

and suitable for the fortifying of wine or the manufacture of

brandy; or

(d) a product (being prescribed goods or a product derived in

whole or in part from prescribed goods) declared by the

regulations to be a grape product for the purposes of this Act.

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grapes research levy means levy imposed by Schedule 13 to the

Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999.

inspection power, in relation to wine premises, means:

(a) power to search any part of the premises; or

(b) power to inspect, examine, take measurements of, or conduct

tests (including by the taking of samples) concerning, any

wine goods or other thing on the premises; or

(c) power to take extracts from, and make copies of, any

examinable documents on the premises; or

(d) power to take onto the premises such equipment and

materials as the inspector requires for the purpose of

exercising any other inspection power on the premises.

inspector means a person appointed under section 39ZA.

international wine tourism means tourism undertaken by

international tourists in Australia for the purposes of, or relating to,

tasting, consuming or purchasing wine.

label claim, in relation to wine goods:

(a) means a written claim that is made or implied about the wine

goods’ vintage, variety or prescribed geographical indication,

including such a claim that is made or implied:

(i) on a label; or

(ii) in a record that is required to be kept under section 39F;

or

(iii) in any other commercial document; or

(iv) in an advertisement; and

(b) includes such a claim about the vintage, variety or prescribed

geographical indication of any other wine goods from which

the wine goods were manufactured.

label law means:

(a) in relation to Part VIA:

(i) that Part; and

(ii) regulations made for the purposes of that Part; and

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(iii) another law of the Commonwealth relating to the

description of wine goods; and

(iv) a law of a State or an internal Territory relating to the

description of wine goods; and

(b) in relation to Part VIB:

(i) Part VIB; and

(ii) regulations made for the purposes of Part VIB; and

(c) in relation to Part VII—regulations made under this Act

relating to the export of grape products from Australia.

label offence means:

(a) in relation to Part VIA—an offence against a label law

(within the meaning of paragraph (a) of the definition of

label law); and

(b) in relation to Part VIB—an offence against a label law

(within the meaning of paragraph (b) of the definition of

label law); and

(c) in relation to Part VII—an offence against section 44.

manufacture wine includes making a blend.

manufacturer of wine goods means a person who operates an

establishment at which:

(a) wine is manufactured; or

(b) grape extract is manufactured, being grape extract that is

used or intended to be used in manufacturing wine; or

(c) wine goods are otherwise processed, modified or packaged.

modify, in relation to oenological practices and processes, or

compositional requirements, includes:

(a) add one or more practices or processes, or compositional

requirements; and

(b) vary any one or more of the practices or processes, or of the

compositional requirements; and

(c) omit any one or more of the practices or processes, or of the

compositional requirements.

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national food standard means a national standard within the

meaning of the Imported Food Control Act 1992.

organisation means any body of persons, whether a body corporate

or an unincorporated body.

originate, in relation to wine or grape extract that is used or

intended to be used in manufacturing wine, has the meaning given

by section 5D.

package, in relation to wine, means a container in which the wine

is sold or transferred for sale.

pending, in relation to an application for the registration of a trade

mark under the Trade Marks Act 1995, has the meaning given in

that Act.

prescribed geographical indication means a geographical

indication that is prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of

this definition.

prescribed goods means:

(a) fresh grapes;

(b) dried grapes; and

(c) grape juice, whether single-strength or concentrated.

prescribed wine-trading agreement means:

(a) an agreement relating to trade in wine that is in force between

the European Economic Community and Australia; or

(b) an agreement relating to trade in wine that is in force between

a foreign country (other than an EC country) and Australia

and is declared by the regulations to be a prescribed

wine-trading agreement.

presentation, in relation to wine, has a meaning affected by

section 5C.

principal employee means the person holding the position of

principal employee (however described) of the Authority.

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protection date for a registered traditional expression has the

meaning given by subsection 40DB(6).

Register means the Register of Protected Geographical Indications

and Other Terms kept under section 40ZC.

registered means included in the Register.

registered additional term means a term that is included in Part 4

of the Register.

registered conditions of use, in relation to:

(a) a registered geographical indication; or

(b) a registered translation of such an indication; or

(c) a registered traditional expression; or

(d) a registered quality wine term; or

(e) a registered additional term;

means a condition of use included in the Register that is applicable

to the geographical indication, translation, traditional expression,

quality wine term or additional term (as the case may be).

registered geographical indication means a geographical

indication that is included in Part 1 of the Register.

registered owner, in relation to a trade mark, means the person in

whose name the trade mark is registered under the Trade Marks

Act 1995.

registered quality wine term means a term that is included in Part 3

of the Register.

registered trade mark means a trade mark whose particulars are

entered in the Register of Trade Marks under the Trade Marks Act

1995.

registered traditional expression means a traditional expression

that is included in Part 2 of the Register.

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registered translation of a registered geographical indication

means a translation, included in Part 1 of the Register, of the

registered geographical indication.

Register of Trade Marks means the register kept under section 207

of the Trade Marks Act 1995.

Registrar means the Registrar of Protected Geographical

Indications and Other Terms established under

subsection 40ZA(1).

relevant agency has the meaning given by section 39ZL.

representative organisation has the meaning given by

section 5BA.

research component, in relation to wine grapes levy, means the

part of the levy mentioned in paragraph 7(1)(b) of Schedule 26 to

the Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999.

sell includes offer, expose or advertise for sale.

trade mark has the meaning given in the Trade Marks Act 1995.

traditional expression, in relation to wine originating in a foreign

country, means a traditionally used name referring, in particular, to

the method of production or to the quality, colour or type of the

wine.

UK withdrawal transition period means the period when

transitional arrangements agreed between the United Kingdom and

the European Union relating to trade are in force following the

withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union.

vacancy, in relation to the office of a director of the Authority, has

a meaning affected by section 5E.

variety, in relation to wine or grape extract, means the variety of

the grapes from which the wine or grape extract was obtained.

vintage means:

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(a) in relation to grapes—the year (within the ordinary meaning

of the term, as affected by subsection (2A)) in which the

grapes were harvested; or

(b) in relation to wine or grape extract—the year (within the

ordinary meaning of the term, as affected by subsection (2A))

in which the grapes from which the wine or extract was

manufactured or obtained were harvested.

wine means an alcoholic beverage produced by the complete or

partial fermentation of fresh grapes or products derived solely from

fresh grapes, or both, and includes a grape product declared by the

regulations to be wine for the purposes of this Act.

wine export charge means charge imposed by Schedule 13 to the

Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Act 1999.

wine goods means:

(a) wine; or

(b) grapes, or grape extract, used or intended to be used in

manufacturing wine.

wine grapes levy means levy imposed by Schedule 26 to the

Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999.

wine industry means the industry in Australia concerned with:

(a) the storage, distribution, marketing and sale of grape

products; or

(b) the making of wine.

wine label means a label attached to, or writing or other sign

appearing on, a bottle or other package of wine.

wine premises means any premises, place or conveyance where it

is reasonable to assume that wine goods or examinable documents

are or might be located.

World Trade Organization means the body of that name

established by the WTO Agreement, done at Marrakesh on

15 April 1994.

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1995 No. 8 ([1995] ATS 8). In 2009, the text of an Agreement in the

Australian Treaty Series was accessible through the Australian

Treaties Library on the AustLII website (www.austlii.edu.au).

year means a period of 12 months commencing on 1 July.

Note: This definition does not apply in relation to the definition of vintage

(see that definition and subsection (2A)).

References to country

(2) For the purposes of this Act, a reference to a country includes a

reference to a member of the World Trade Organization.

Harvesting grapes

(2A) For the purposes of the definition of vintage, grapes that are

harvested on or after 1 September in a calendar year, and before or

on 31 December of that calendar year, are taken to have been

harvested in the next calendar year.

Parties to prescribed wine trading agreements

(3) If a prescribed wine trading agreement is in force between the

European Community and Australia, each EC country is taken, for

the purposes of this Act, to be a party to the agreement.

4A Extension to external Territories

This Act extends to all the external Territories.

5A Declared winemakers organisations

(1) If the Minister considers that an organisation is a national

organisation which is representative of winemakers, the Minister

may, by notice in writing published in the Gazette, declare that

organisation to be a declared winemakers organisation.

(2) A declaration must be published on the Department’s website as

soon as practicable after it is made.

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5B Declared wine grape growers organisation

(1) If the Minister considers that an organisation is a national

organisation that is representative of growers of wine grapes, the

Minister may, by notice published in the Gazette, declare the

organisation to be a declared wine grape growers organisation.

(2) A declaration must be published on the Department’s website as

soon as practicable after it is made.

5BA Representative organisations

(1) For the purposes of this Act, each of the following organisations is

a representative organisation:

(a) a declared winemakers organisation;

(b) a declared wine grape growers organisation;

(c) an organisation that the Minister declares, by legislative

instrument, to be a representative organisation for the

purposes of this Act.

(2) The Minister must not declare an organisation under

paragraph (1)(c) unless the Minister is satisfied that the objects or

activities of the organisation relate to either or both of the

following:

(a) the grape industry;

(b) the wine industry.

(3) The Minister must ensure that at least one organisation is a

representative organisation for the purposes of this Act.

(4) A declaration under paragraph (1)(c) must be published on the

Department’s website as soon as practicable after it is made.

5C Meaning of description and presentation

In this Act, a reference to the description and presentation with

which wine is sold, exported or imported is a reference to all

names (including business names) or other descriptions, references

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(including addresses), indications, signs, designs and trade marks

used to distinguish the wine and appearing:

(a) on the container (including on the device used to seal the

container or on a label affixed to the container), on any tag

attached to the container or, if the container is a bottle, on the

sheathing covering the neck of the bottle; or

(b) on protective wrappings (such as papers and straw envelopes

of all kinds), cartons and cases used in the packaging of the

wine or the transport of the wine; or

(c) in documents relating to the transport of the wine or in other

commercial documents (for example, invoices or delivery

notes) relating to the sale or transport of the wine; or

(d) in advertisements relating to the wine.

5D Where wine or grape extract originates

For the purposes of this Act:

(a) a wine, or a grape extract that is used or intended to be used

in manufacturing wine, is taken to have originated in a

country only if the wine or extract is made from grapes

grown within the territory of that country; and

(b) a wine, or a grape extract that is used or intended to be used

in manufacturing wine, is taken to have originated in a

particular region or locality of a country only if the wine or

extract is made from grapes grown in that region or locality.

5E Vacancy in the office of a director of the Authority

For the purposes of a reference in:

(a) this Act to a vacancy in the office of a director of the

Authority; or

(b) the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 to a vacancy in the

membership of a body;

there are taken to be 7 offices of directors of the Authority in

addition to the Chair of the Authority.

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6 Wine Australia

(1) This section applies to the body corporate that was established by

section 6 of the Australian Grape and Wine Authority Act 2013 (as

in force immediately before the commencement of this section).

(2) That body corporate continues in existence by force of this section

as a body corporate, under and subject to the provisions of this Act,

under the name Wine Australia.

Note 1: In this Act, Authority means the authority known as Wine Australia—

see section 4.

Note 2: Subsection 25B(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 provides that a

body whose name is altered by an Act continues in existence under the

new name so that its identity is not affected.

7 Functions of the Authority

The Authority has the following functions:

(a) to investigate and evaluate the requirements for grape or wine

research and development;

(b) to coordinate or fund the carrying out of grape or wine

research and development activities;

(c) to:

(i) monitor; and

(ii) evaluate; and

(iii) report to the Parliament, the Minister and the

representative organisations on;

grape or wine research and development activities that are

coordinated or funded, wholly or partly, by the Authority;

(d) to:

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(i) assess; and

(ii) report to the Parliament, the Minister and the

representative organisations on;

the impact, on the grape industry or wine industry, of grape

or wine research and development activities that are

coordinated or funded, wholly or partly, by the Authority;

(e) to facilitate the dissemination, adoption and

commercialisation of the results of grape or wine research

and development;

(ea) to implement, facilitate and administer programs, as directed

by the Minister, in relation to:

(i) wine; and

(ii) cider (as defined by section 33-1 of the A New Tax

System (Wine Equalisation Tax) Act 1999); and

(iii) international wine tourism, and services, products and

experiences that complement international wine

tourism;

(eb) to administer grant programs in relation to wine (as defined

by section 33-1 of the A New Tax System (Wine Equalisation

Tax) Act 1999), as directed by the Minister;

(f) to control the export of grape products from Australia;

(g) to promote the consumption and sale of grape products, both

in Australia and overseas;

(h) such other functions as are conferred on the Authority by:

(i) this Act; or

(ii) the regulations; or

(iii) any other law;

(i) to do anything incidental to, or conducive to, the

performance of any of the above functions.

7A Constitutional limits

The Authority may perform its functions only:

(a) for purposes relating to trade or commerce:

(i) between Australia and places outside Australia; or

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(ii) among the States; or

(iii) within a Territory, between a State and a Territory or

between 2 Territories; or

(aa) for purposes relating to bounties on the production or export

of goods; or

(b) for purposes related to external affairs, including any of the

following:

(i) enabling Australia to fulfil its obligations under

prescribed wine-trading agreements;

(ii) enabling Australia to fulfil its obligations under other

international agreements to which Australia is a party;

(iii) addressing matters of international concern;

(iv) by way of the performance of its functions in a place

outside Australia; or

(c) for purposes relating to a corporation to which

paragraph 51(xx) of the Constitution applies; or

(d) for purposes relating to the collection of statistics; or

(e) by way of the use of a postal, telegraphic, telephonic or other

like service within the meaning of paragraph 51(v) of the

Constitution; or

(f) by way of the making of a grant of financial assistance to a

State or Territory; or

(g) for purposes relating to a Territory; or

(h) with respect to a Commonwealth place (within the meaning

of the Commonwealth Places (Application of Laws) Act

1970); or

(i) for purposes relating to the implied power of the Parliament

to make laws with respect to nationhood; or

(j) for purposes relating to the executive power of the

Commonwealth; or

(k) for purposes relating to matters incidental to the execution of

any of the legislative powers of the Parliament or the

executive power of the Commonwealth.

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7B Uniformity

A power conferred on any person by this Act must not be exercised

in such a manner that bounty would not be uniform throughout the

Commonwealth within the meaning of paragraph 51(iii) of the

Constitution.

8 Powers of the Authority

General power

(1) Subject to this Act, the Authority has power to do all things

necessary or convenient to be done for, or in connection with, the

performance of its functions.

Specific powers

(2) Without limiting the generality of subsection (1), the powers of the

Authority referred to in that subsection include power:

(aaa) to do anything for the purpose of giving effect to a prescribed

wine-trading agreement; and

(aa) to determine any conditions of use that are to be applicable to

any registered geographical indications and any registered

translations of such indications; and

(ac) to determine in relation to a foreign country:

(i) any traditional expressions that are to be registered in

relation to wines originating in that country (being

traditional expressions that are recognised in the laws

and regulations of that country for the purpose of the

description and presentation of wine); and

(ii) any conditions of use that are to be applicable to any or

all of those expressions; and

(ad) to determine:

(i) in relation to Australia—any terms that are to be

registered as additional terms in relation to wines

originating in Australia (being terms that are required to

be protected for the purpose of the description and

presentation of wine); and

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(ii) in relation to a foreign country—any terms that are to be

registered as additional terms in relation to wines

originating in that country (being terms that are

recognised in the laws and regulations of that country

for the purpose of the description and presentation of

wine); and

(iii) in relation to a particular wine (regardless of origin)—

any terms that are to be registered as additional terms in

relation to that wine; and

(iv) any conditions of use that are to be applicable to any or

all of the terms referred to in subparagraphs (i) to (iii);

and

(a) to control the export of grape products from Australia by

determining the persons, other than the Authority, who shall

be permitted to export grape products and the conditions

under which such exports will be permitted; and

(b) at the request of a person engaging, or proposing to engage,

in the export of a grape product, to co-ordinate activities

relating to the promotion of the export of the grape product;

and

(c) where a grape product proposed to be exported from

Australia to a foreign country meets the requirements of that

country for importation into that country, issue certificates

that the product meets those requirements; and

(d) to the extent required to promote the consumption and sale of

grape products in Australia or overseas, to buy, sell or

otherwise engage in trade in grape products and do all things

necessary or convenient for engaging in that trade; and

(e) to engage, or make arrangements with, persons, organisations

or companies to perform work, or act as agent, for the

Authority, whether in Australia or overseas; and

(f) to charge such fees as are fair and proper to enable the

Authority to meet costs incurred by the Authority in

administering licensing arrangements relating to the export of

grape products (including costs in relation to the grant or

renewal of licences) and in ensuring that persons who are

licensed to export grape products comply with the conditions

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under which the export of the grape products is permitted;

and

(g) to charge for the provision of goods or services, or the

performance of work, by, or on behalf of, the Authority; and

(ga) without limiting paragraph (g), to charge fees for the

provision of services, or the performance of work, by or on

behalf of:

(i) the Authority; or

(ii) the Geographical Indications Committee established by

section 40N;

in relation to the determination of geographical indications

and translations of such indications by the Geographical

Indications Committee (including determinations for the

omission of such indications and translations); and

(h) to waive the payment of fees and charges payable to the

Authority; and

(k) to make applications, including joint applications, for

patents; and

(l) to deal with patents vested in the Authority or in the

Authority and other persons; and

(m) to accept gifts, grants, bequests and devises made to the

Authority, and act as trustee of money and other property

vested in the Authority on trust; and

(n) to join in the formation of a company.

Requirements for determinations by the Authority

(2A) A determination under paragraph (2)(aa), (ac) or (ad) is to be in

writing under the Authority’s seal.

(2B) When the Authority makes a determination referred to in

subsection (2A), the Chair must cause a notice stating that the

determination has been made and setting out the terms of the

determination to be published in any manner that the Authority

thinks appropriate.

(2C) The notice must include a statement to the effect that:

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(a) subject to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975,

application may be made, by or on behalf of any person

whose interests are affected by the determination, to the

Administrative Appeals Tribunal for review of the

determination; and

(b) unless subsection 28(4) of that Act applies, application may

be made in accordance with section 28 of that Act by or on

behalf of the person for a statement in writing setting out the

findings on material questions of fact, referring to the

evidence or other material on which those findings were

based and giving the reasons for the determination.

(2D) Any failure to comply with subsection (2C) in relation to a

determination does not affect the validity of the determination.

Review of determinations

(2E) Application may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

for review of a determination.

(2F) Section 29 of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 has

effect in relation to an application for review of a determination as

if the following subsections were inserted after subsection (1):

‘(1AA) Despite paragraph (1)(d) and subsection (2), an application to

the Tribunal for review of a determination made under

paragraph 8(2)(aa), (ac) or (ad) of the Wine Australia Act

2013 must be made within 28 days after notice of the

determination is published in accordance with

subsection 8(2B) of that Act.

‘(1AB) Despite subsection (8), an application under subsection (7) in

respect of a determination under paragraph 8(2)(aa), (ac) or

(ad) of the Wine Australia Act 2013 must be made before the

time fixed by subsection (1A) ends.’.

Inclusion of particulars in the Register

(2G) The Chair must give a copy of the determination to the Registrar so

that particulars of the determination can be included in the

Register:

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(a) if an application is duly made to the Administrative Appeals

Tribunal for review of the determination—as soon as

practicable after the decision of the Tribunal on the review is

given; or

(b) otherwise—as soon as practicable after the 28th day after

notice of the determination is published in accordance with

subsection (2B).

(2H) The determination takes effect on the day on which particulars of

the determination are included in the Register.

Consistency with corporate and operational plans

(3) Subject to subsection 31K(4), the Authority shall endeavour to

ensure, to the extent that it is practicable to do so, that the

performance at any time of its functions and the exercise at any

time of its powers is consistent with, and designed to give effect to,

the provisions of any corporate plan and of any annual operational

plan in force at that time.

10 Power to enter into arrangements etc.

Without limiting the generality of section 8, the Authority may

enter into arrangements or agreements (including arrangements or

agreements under which money is, or may become, payable by the

Commonwealth) with persons, authorities or organizations in

Australia or overseas, or, with the consent of the Minister, with a

State, for the purposes of the Authority.

Note: For a grant of financial assistance to a State relating to grape or wine

research and development activities, see section 10C.

10A Agreements for carrying out grape or wine research and

development activities by other persons

(1) The Authority may enter into an agreement with a person for the

carrying out of grape or wine research and development activities

by the person.

(2) The agreement may:

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(a) provide for:

(i) the money provided under the agreement; and

(ii) any property acquired or goods produced with that

money, or with money that includes that money;

to be used for the purposes specified in the agreement; and

(b) provide for the payment by the person to the Authority of an

amount equal to the whole, or such part as the Authority

determines, of the money provided under the agreement if

any of the money, property or goods referred to in

paragraph (a) is or are used for a purpose not specified in the

agreement; and

(c) make provision with respect to:

(i) assigning inventions and interests in inventions; and

(ii) applying for patents for inventions; and

(iii) commercially exploiting patented inventions; and

(iv) granting licences under patented inventions;

where the inventions are made in the course of undertaking

grape or wine research and development activities or doing

anything else with that money or with money that includes

that money; and

(d) provide for the payment by the person to the Authority of an

amount equal to the whole, or such part as the Authority

determines, of any net income derived by the person from:

(i) the money, property or goods referred to in

paragraph (a); or

(ii) patents or interests referred to in paragraph (c); and

(e) provide for the assignment by the person to the Authority of

any money, property, goods, patents or interests referred to in

paragraph (d); and

(f) provide for the payment by the person to the Authority of an

amount of money determined by the Authority in accordance

with the agreement in the event of the disposal (otherwise

than to the Authority) of any property, goods, patents or

interests referred to in paragraph (d).

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(3) Subsection (2) does not limit the matters that may be included in

the agreement.

(4) This section does not limit section 8.

10B Agreements for carrying out grape or wine research and

development activities with other persons

(1) The Authority may enter into an agreement (including a joint

venture agreement or a partnership agreement) with a person for

grape or wine research and development activities to be carried out

by the Authority and the person.

(2) The agreement must specify:

(a) the objectives of the grape or wine research and development

activities; and

(b) the expected duration of the grape or wine research and

development activities; and

(c) the nature and extent of the contribution to be made by the

Authority towards the grape or wine research and

development activities; and

(d) the basis for the distribution of profits and other benefits

derived from the grape or wine research and development

activities.

(3) Subsection (2) does not limit the matters that may be included in

the agreement.

(4) This section does not limit section 8.

10C Grants relating to grape or wine research and development

activities

(1) The Authority may make a grant of financial assistance to a State if

the grant relates to grape or wine research and development

activities.

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(2) The terms and conditions on which that financial assistance is

granted are to be set out in a written agreement between the

Authority and the State.

(3) For the purposes of this section, State includes:

(a) the Australian Capital Territory; and

(b) the Northern Territory.

10D Consultations with persons and organisations

(1) The Authority may make arrangements for consulting:

(a) persons and bodies representative of the grape industry or the

wine industry (including any of the representative

organisations); and

(b) Commonwealth, State and Territory authorities concerned

with the grape industry or the wine industry.

(2) Arrangements made by the Authority under subsection (1) may

provide for:

(a) the Authority agreeing to meet travel expenses reasonably

incurred by a person in connection with consultations with

the Authority; and

(b) subject to written guidelines given to the Authority by the

Minister, the Authority agreeing to meet expenses (other than

travel expenses) reasonably incurred by a representative

organisation, or a member of a representative organisation, in

connection with consultations with the Authority.

(3) Subsection (2) does not limit subsection (1).

(4) This section does not limit section 8.

11 Committees

(1) The Authority may appoint a committee to assist the Authority in

relation to a matter.

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(1A) Without limiting subsection (1), the Authority may appoint a

committee under that subsection to perform the functions

appropriate for an executive committee of the Authority.

(2) A committee established under this section shall consist of such

persons, including at least 1 director of the Authority, as the

Authority thinks fit.

11A Authority does not have privileges and immunities of the

Crown

The Authority does not have the privileges and immunities of the

Crown in right of the Commonwealth.

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Division 2—Constitution and membership of the Authority

12 Constitution of the Authority

(1) The Authority:

(a) is a body corporate with perpetual succession; and

(b) must have a seal; and

(c) may acquire, hold and dispose of real and personal property;

and

(d) may sue and be sued in its corporate name.

Note: The Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013

applies to the Authority. That Act deals with matters relating to

corporate Commonwealth entities, including reporting and the use and

management of public resources.

(2) The seal of the Authority is to be kept in such custody as the

Authority directs and must not be used except as authorised by the

Authority.

(3) All courts, judges and persons acting judicially must:

(a) take judicial notice of the imprint of the seal of the Authority

appearing on a document; and

(b) presume that the document was duly sealed.

13 Membership of the Authority

The Authority consists of the following directors:

(a) a Chair;

(b) at least 5, and not more than 7, other directors.

14 Appointment of directors of the Authority

(1) Each director of the Authority is to be appointed by the Minister by

written instrument.

Note: The director of the Authority is eligible for reappointment: see the

Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

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(2) A person is not eligible for appointment as a director of the

Authority unless the Minister is satisfied that the person is suitably

qualified for appointment because of expertise in one or more of

the following fields:

(a) grape growing;

(b) winemaking;

(c) marketing;

(d) finance;

(e) business management and administration;

(f) government policy processes and public administration;

(g) strategic management;

(h) administration of research and development;

(i) technology;

(j) law;

(k) human resource management;

(l) communications.

(3) A person is not eligible for appointment as a director of the

Authority if the person is a member of the executive of a

representative organisation.

(4) The directors of the Authority (other than the Chair) are to be

appointed from persons:

(a) nominated by the Authority Selection Committee in

accordance with section 27G; or

(b) included on a list, given to the Minister under

subparagraph 27G(1)(b)(ii), of persons the Authority

Selection Committee considers suitable for nomination.

(5) Before appointing the Chair of the Authority, the Minister must

consult:

(a) if there are already one or more directors of the Authority

(other than the Chair)—those directors; and

(b) in any case—each representative organisation.

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(6) In appointing directors of the Authority, the Minister must have

regard to whether the directors of the Authority will collectively

possess:

(a) an appropriate balance of expertise in as many as possible of

the fields referred to in subsection (2); and

(b) experience in board affairs; and

(c) appropriate diversity.

(7) A director of the Authority holds office on a part-time basis.

15 Period of appointment for directors of the Authority

(1) A director of the Authority holds office for the period specified in

the instrument of appointment. The period must not exceed 3 years.

Note: For reappointment, see the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

(2) A director of the Authority must not be reappointed on more than

one occasion.

16 Acting directors of the Authority

Acting Chair of the Authority

(1) The Minister may appoint a person to act as the Chair of the

Authority:

(a) during a vacancy in the office of the Chair of the Authority

(whether or not an appointment has previously been made to

the office); or

(b) during any period, or during all periods, when the Chair of

the Authority:

(i) is absent from duty or Australia; or

(ii) is, for any reason, unable to perform the duties of the

office.

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Acting director of the Authority (other than the Chair of the

Authority)

(2) The Minister may appoint a person to act as a director of the

Authority (other than the Chair of the Authority):

(a) during a vacancy in the office of a director of the Authority

(other than the Chair of the Authority), whether or not an

appointment has previously been made to the office; or

(b) during any period, or during all periods, when a director of

the Authority (other than the Chair of the Authority):

(i) is absent from duty or Australia; or

(ii) is, for any reason, unable to perform the duties of the

office.

Eligibility

(3) A person is not eligible for appointment to act as:

(a) the Chair of the Authority; or

(b) a director of the Authority (other than the Chair of the

Authority);

unless the person is eligible for appointment as a director of the

Authority.

Note 1: See subsections 14(2) and (3).

Note 2: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see sections 33AB and

33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

17 Deputy Chair

(1) The Authority may, in writing, appoint a director (other than the

Chair) to be the Deputy Chair of the Authority for such period as is

specified in the instrument of appointment.

(2) The Deputy Chair holds office until:

(a) his or her term of office as Deputy Chair expires; or

(b) he or she ceases to be a director of the Authority; or

(c) the Authority terminates the appointment;

whichever first happens.

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Resignation

(3) A director of the Authority may resign an appointment as Deputy

Chair by giving the Chair a written notice of resignation.

(4) The resignation takes effect on the day it is received by the Chair

or, if a later day is specified in the resignation, on that later day.

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Division 3—Terms and conditions for directors of the

Authority

18 Remuneration

(1) A director of the Authority is to be paid the remuneration that is

determined by the Remuneration Tribunal. If no determination of

that remuneration by the Tribunal is in operation, a director of the

Authority is to be paid the remuneration that is prescribed by the

regulations.

(2) A director of the Authority is to be paid the allowances that are

prescribed by the regulations.

(3) This section has effect subject to the Remuneration Tribunal Act

1973.

19 Disclosure of interests

For the purposes of section 29 of the Public Governance,

Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the

duty to disclose interests), a director who is a grape grower or a

winemaker is not taken to have a material personal interest that

relates to the affairs of the Authority by reason only of being a

grape grower or a winemaker.

20 Outside employment

(1) A director of the Authority must not engage in any paid

employment that conflicts or may conflict with the proper

performance of his or her duties.

(2) For the purposes of this Division, paid employment as a grape

grower or a winemaker is taken not to be paid employment that

conflicts with the proper performance of duties.

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21 Leave of absence

The Chair of the Authority may grant leave of absence to a director

of the Authority on the terms and conditions that the Chair

determines.

22 Resignation

(1) A director of the Authority may resign his or her appointment by

giving the Minister a written resignation.

(2) The resignation takes effect on the day it is received by the

Minister or, if a later day is specified in the resignation, on that

later day.

23 Termination of appointment

(1) The Minister may terminate the appointment of a director of the

Authority if the director is unable to perform the duties of his or

her office because of physical or mental incapacity.

(2) The Minister may terminate the appointment of a director of the

Authority if:

(a) the director:

(i) becomes bankrupt; or

(ii) applies to take the benefit of any law for the relief of

bankrupt or insolvent debtors; or

(iii) compounds with his or her creditors; or

(iv) makes an assignment of his or her remuneration for the

benefit of his or her creditors; or

(c) the director engages in paid employment that conflicts or

may conflict with the proper performance of his or her duties

(see section 20); or

(d) the Minister is satisfied that the performance of the director

has been unsatisfactory for a significant period; or

(e) the director is absent, except on leave of absence, from 3

consecutive meetings of the Authority.

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Note: The appointment of a director may also be terminated under

section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability

Act 2013 (which deals with terminating the appointment of an

accountable authority, or a member of an accountable authority, for

contravening general duties of officials).

(3) The Minister must terminate the appointment of a director of the

Authority if the director becomes a member of the executive of a

representative organisation.

24 Other terms and conditions

A director of the Authority holds office on the terms and

conditions (if any) in relation to matters not covered by this Act

that are determined by the Minister.

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Section 25

Division 4—Decision-making by the Authority

25 Holding of meetings

(1) The Authority is to hold such meetings as are necessary for the

performance of its functions.

(2) The Chair of the Authority may convene a meeting at any time.

26 Presiding at meetings

(1) The Chair of the Authority presides at all meetings at which he or

she is present.

(2) If the Chair of the Authority is not present at a meeting:

(a) the Deputy Chair must preside; or

(b) if the Deputy Chair is not present—the directors of the

Authority present must appoint one of themselves to preside.

26A Quorum

(1) At a meeting of the Authority, a quorum is constituted by a

majority of directors.

(2) However, if:

(a) a director of the Authority is required by rules made for the

purposes of section 29 of the Public Governance,

Performance and Accountability Act 2013 not to be present

during the deliberations, or to take part in any decision, of the

Authority with respect to a particular matter; and

(b) when the director leaves the meeting concerned there is no

longer a quorum present;

the remaining directors at the meeting constitute a quorum for the

purpose of any deliberation or decision at that meeting with respect

to that matter.

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26B Voting at meetings etc.

(1) At a meeting of the Authority, a question is decided by a majority

of the votes of directors of the Authority present and voting.

(2) The person presiding at a meeting has a deliberative vote and, in

the event of an equality of votes, also has a casting vote.

26C Conduct of meetings

(1) The Authority may, subject to this Division, regulate proceedings

at its meetings as it considers appropriate.

Note: Section 33B of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 provides for

participation in meetings by telephone etc.

(2) The Authority may invite a person to attend a meeting of the

Authority for the purpose of advising or informing the Authority

on any matter.

(3) A person referred to in subsection (2) is to be paid such fees,

allowances and expenses (if any) as the Authority determines in

respect of the person’s attendance at a meeting of the Authority.

26D Minutes

The Authority must keep minutes of its meetings.

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Section 27A

Part IV—Wine Australia Selection Committee

Division 1—Introduction

27A Simplified outline of this Part

• This Part deals with the Authority Selection Committee.

• The functions of the Committee are:

(a) to select persons to be nominated for appointment as

directors of the Authority (other than the Chair); and

(b) to nominate persons so selected to the Minister for

appointment as directors of the Authority; and

(c) to give the Minister a list of other persons the Authority

Selection Committee considers suitable for nomination

and the details of their qualifications and experience.

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Division 2—Establishment, functions and powers of the

Authority Selection Committee

27B Authority Selection Committee

(1) This section applies to the committee that was established by

section 27B of the Australian Grape and Wine Authority Act 2013

(as in force immediately before the commencement of this section).

(2) That committee continues in existence by force of this section as a

committee, under and subject to the provisions of this Act, under

the name Wine Australia Selection Committee.

Note 1: In this Act, Authority Selection Committee means the Wine Australia

Selection Committee—see section 4.

Note 2: Subsection 25B(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 provides that a

body whose name is altered by an Act continues in existence under the

new name so that its identity is not affected.

27C Functions of the Authority Selection Committee

The functions of the Authority Selection Committee are:

(a) to select persons to be nominated for appointment as

directors of the Authority (other than the Chair); and

(b) to nominate persons so selected to the Minister for

appointment as directors of the Authority; and

(c) to give the Minister a list of other persons the Authority

Selection Committee considers suitable for nomination and

the details of their qualifications and experience.

27D Powers of the Authority Selection Committee

The Authority Selection Committee has power to do all things that

are necessary or convenient to be done for, or in connection with,

the performance of its functions.

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27E Minister may request nominations

The Minister may, by written notice given to the Presiding

Member of the Authority Selection Committee, request the

Authority Selection Committee to give to the Minister, within the

period specified in the notice, a specified number of written

nominations of persons for appointment as a director or directors of

the Authority (other than the Chair).

27F Selection of persons by the Authority Selection Committee

(1) The Authority Selection Committee must not nominate a person

for appointment as a director of the Authority unless the person is

eligible for that appointment.

(2) The Authority Selection Committee must not nominate a person

for appointment as a director of the Authority if:

(a) the person is a member of the Authority Selection

Committee; or

(b) the person has been a member of the Authority Selection

Committee at any time during the 12-month period preceding

the nomination.

27G Nominations

(1) If the Minister gives a request to the Presiding Member of the

Authority Selection Committee under section 27E:

(a) the Authority Selection Committee must, before the end of

the period specified in the notice, select persons to be

nominated for appointment to the office or offices concerned;

and

(b) the Presiding Member of the Authority Selection Committee

must, on behalf of the Authority Selection Committee, before

the end of that period:

(i) give to the Minister the number of nominations

specified in the request; and

(ii) make a list of any other persons the Authority Selection

Committee considers suitable for nomination (and the

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details of their qualifications and experience) and give

the list to the Minister.

(1A) The Authority Selection Committee must not include a person on

the list given to the Minister under subparagraph (1)(b)(ii) unless,

within the 12-month period preceding the giving of the list:

(a) the Committee considered the person suitable for

nomination; and

(b) the person was not so nominated.

(2) If the Authority Selection Committee proposes to nominate a

person for appointment as a director of the Authority, the Presiding

Member of the Authority Selection Committee must cause to be

prepared and attached to the nomination a statement setting out:

(a) details of the person’s qualifications and experience; and

(b) such other information relating to the person as the Authority

Selection Committee thinks will assist the Minister in

considering whether to appoint the person.

(3) The Authority Selection Committee may nominate a person for

appointment even though:

(a) the Minister has previously rejected a nomination of that

person; or

(b) the Authority Selection Committee has previously decided

not to nominate the person for appointment.

27H Minister may reject nominations

If the Minister is not satisfied that a person nominated by the

Authority Selection Committee for appointment as a director of the

Authority, or any person included on the list given to the Minister

under subparagraph 27G(1)(b)(ii), should be appointed as such a

director, the Minister may make a further request under

section 27E for a specified number of nominations of persons for

appointment to the office concerned.

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Division 3—Membership of the Authority Selection

Committee

27J Membership of the Authority Selection Committee

The Authority Selection Committee consists of the following

members:

(a) a Presiding Member;

(b) not more than 4 other members.

27K Appointment of members of the Authority Selection Committee

(1) Each member of the Authority Selection Committee is to be

appointed by the Minister by written instrument.

Note: A member of the Authority Selection Committee is eligible for

reappointment: see the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

(2) A member of the Authority Selection Committee holds office on a

part-time basis.

(3) A member of the Authority Selection Committee (other than the

Presiding Member) must be a person who has been nominated by a

representative organisation.

(4) A person who is a director of the Authority is not eligible to be

appointed as a member of the Authority Selection Committee.

27L Period of appointment for members of the Authority Selection

Committee

A member of the Authority Selection Committee holds office for

the period specified in the instrument of appointment. The period

must not exceed 3 years.

Note: For reappointment, see the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

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27M Acting Presiding Member of the Authority Selection

Committee

The Minister may appoint a person to act as the Presiding Member

of the Authority Selection Committee:

(a) during a vacancy in the office of the Presiding Member of the

Authority Selection Committee (whether or not an

appointment has previously been made to the office); or

(b) during any period, or during all periods, when the Presiding

Member of the Authority Selection Committee:

(i) is absent from duty or Australia; or

(ii) is, for any reason, unable to perform the duties of the

office.

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Division 4—Terms and conditions for members of the

Authority Selection Committee

27N Remuneration

(1) A member of the Authority Selection Committee is to be paid the

remuneration that is determined by the Remuneration Tribunal. If

no determination of that remuneration by the Tribunal is in

operation, a member of the Authority Selection Committee is to be

paid the remuneration that is prescribed by the regulations.

(2) A member of the Authority Selection Committee is to be paid the

allowances that are prescribed by the regulations.

(3) This section has effect subject to the Remuneration Tribunal Act

1973.

27P Disclosure of interests to the Minister

A member of the Authority Selection Committee must give written

notice to the Minister of all interests, pecuniary or otherwise, that

the member has or acquires and that conflict or could conflict with

the proper performance of the member’s functions.

27Q Disclosure of interests to the Authority Selection Committee

(1) A member of the Authority Selection Committee who has an

interest, pecuniary or otherwise, in a matter being considered or

about to be considered by the Authority Selection Committee must

disclose the nature of the interest to a meeting of the Authority

Selection Committee.

(2) The disclosure must be made as soon as possible after the relevant

facts have come to the knowledge of the member of the Authority

Selection Committee.

(3) The disclosure must be recorded in the minutes of the meeting of

the Authority Selection Committee.

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(4) Unless the Authority Selection Committee otherwise determines,

the member of the Authority Selection Committee:

(a) must not be present during any deliberation by the Authority

Selection Committee on the matter; and

(b) must not take part in any decision of the Authority Selection

Committee with respect to the matter.

(5) For the purposes of making a determination under subsection (4),

the member of the Authority Selection Committee:

(a) must not be present during any deliberation of the Authority

Selection Committee for the purpose of making the

determination; and

(b) must not take part in making the determination.

(6) A determination under subsection (4) must be recorded in the

minutes of the meeting of the Authority Selection Committee.

(7) A member of the Authority Selection Committee who is a grape

grower or a winemaker is taken not to have an interest (pecuniary

or otherwise) in a matter being considered or about to be

considered by the Authority Selection Committee by reason only

of being a grape grower or a winemaker.

27R Outside employment

(1) A member of the Authority Selection Committee must not engage

in any paid employment that conflicts or may conflict with the

proper performance of his or her duties.

(2) For the purposes of this Division, paid employment as a grape

grower or a winemaker is taken not to be paid employment that

conflicts with the proper performance of duties.

27S Leave of absence

(1) The Minister may grant leave of absence to the Presiding Member

of the Authority Selection Committee on the terms and conditions

that the Minister determines.

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(2) The Presiding Member of the Authority Selection Committee may

grant leave of absence to a member of the Authority Selection

Committee on the terms and conditions that the Presiding Member

determines.

27T Resignation

(1) A member of the Authority Selection Committee may resign his or

her appointment by giving the Minister a written resignation.

(2) The resignation takes effect on the day it is received by the

Minister or, if a later day is specified in the resignation, on that

later day.

27U Termination of appointment

(1) The Minister may terminate the appointment of a member of the

Authority Selection Committee if the member is unable to perform

the duties of his or her office because of physical or mental

incapacity.

(2) The Minister may terminate the appointment of a member of the

Authority Selection Committee if:

(a) the member:

(i) becomes bankrupt; or

(ii) applies to take the benefit of any law for the relief of

bankrupt or insolvent debtors; or

(iii) compounds with his or her creditors; or

(iv) makes an assignment of his or her remuneration for the

benefit of his or her creditors; or

(b) the member fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with

section 27P or 27Q; or

(c) the member engages in paid employment that conflicts or

may conflict with the proper performance of his or her duties

(see section 27R); or

(d) the member is absent, except on leave of absence, from 3

consecutive meetings of the Authority Selection Committee.

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27V Other terms and conditions

A member of the Authority Selection Committee holds office on

the terms and conditions (if any) in relation to matters not covered

by this Act that are determined by the Minister.

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Section 27W

Division 5—Decision-making by the Authority Selection

Committee

27W Holding of meetings

(1) The Authority Selection Committee is to hold such meetings as are

necessary for the performance of its functions.

(2) The Presiding Member of the Authority Selection Committee may

convene a meeting at any time.

27X Presiding at meetings

(1) The Presiding Member of the Authority Selection Committee

presides at all meetings at which he or she is present.

(2) If the Presiding Member of the Authority Selection Committee is

not present at a meeting, the members of the Authority Selection

Committee present must appoint one of themselves to preside.

27Y Quorum

At a meeting of the Authority Selection Committee, 2 members of

the Authority Selection Committee constitute a quorum.

27Z Voting at meetings etc.

(1) At a meeting of the Authority Selection Committee, a question is

decided by a majority of the votes of members of the Authority

Selection Committee present and voting.

(2) The person presiding at a meeting has a deliberative vote and, in

the event of an equality of votes, also has a casting vote.

27ZA Conduct of meetings

The Authority Selection Committee may, subject to this Division,

regulate proceedings at its meetings as it considers appropriate.

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Note: Section 33B of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 provides for

participation in meetings by telephone etc.

27ZB Minutes

The Authority Selection Committee must keep minutes of its

meetings.

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Section 27ZC

Division 6—Other matters

27ZC Staff and consultants

(1) The Presiding Member of the Authority Selection Committee may,

on behalf of the Authority Selection Committee, engage persons to

perform administrative and clerical services in connection with the

performance of its functions.

(2) The Presiding Member of the Authority Selection Committee may,

on behalf of the Authority Selection Committee, engage persons

having suitable qualifications and experience as consultants to the

Authority Selection Committee.

(3) The terms and conditions of engagement of persons engaged under

subsection (1) or (2) are as determined by the Authority Selection

Committee.

27ZE Definitions

In this Part:

Chair means the Chair of the Authority.

director means a director of the Authority, and includes the Chair.

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Section 29U

Part IVB—Annual general meeting of the grape

industry and the wine industry

29U Interpretation

(1) In this Part, unless the contrary intention appears:

eligible producer, in relation to a year, means a person on the list

of producers prepared in that year.

list of producers means a list of persons prepared under

section 29V.

(2) For the purposes of this Part and of regulations made for the

purposes of this Part, where 2 or more persons become liable to

pay wine grapes levy or wine export charge, because they are

members of a partnership or are the trustees of a trust estate, that

partnership or trust estate shall be taken to be the person liable to

pay that levy or charge.

(3) Where, under this Part, rights are conferred upon a body corporate,

a partnership or a trust estate to participate at an annual general

meeting, those rights shall be exercised by a natural person

appointed, in writing, for the purpose by the body corporate, the

members of the partnership or the trustees of the trust estate, as the

case may be.

29V List of producers

(1) As soon as practicable after each 30 September, the Department

must prepare and give to the Authority a list of the persons who the

Department, at the time of the preparation of the list, knows

became liable to pay:

(a) wine grapes levy; or

(b) wine export charge;

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in respect of the year that ended on 30 June immediately preceding

that 30 September.

(2) The Authority must not use a list of persons prepared under this

section except for the purposes of this Part.

29W Authority to convene annual general meeting

(1) The Authority may cause an annual general meeting of the grape

industry and the wine industry to be convened at a time and place

determined by the Authority.

(2) The Authority must convene an annual general meeting under

subsection (1) if requested to do so by a representative

organisation.

(3) If, during a year, 10 or more eligible producers for the year jointly

request the Authority to convene an annual general meeting under

subsection (1), the Authority must comply with that request.

(4) A request under subsection (2) or (3) must be in writing.

29X Purpose of annual general meeting

The purpose of an annual general meeting is to provide an

opportunity for eligible producers:

(a) to consider the most recent annual report of the Authority;

and

(b) to receive an address by the Chair with respect to:

(i) the performance of the Authority in the year to which

the annual report relates; and

(ii) the economic outlook for the grape industry and the

wine industry, and the intended activities of the

Authority, in the year next following that year; and

(c) to question the directors of the Authority concerning any

aspect of:

(i) the Authority’s activities during the year to which the

annual report relates; or

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(ii) the intended activities of the Authority; and

(d) to debate, and vote upon, any motion relating to a matter

within the responsibilities of the Authority.

29Y Conduct of annual general meeting

(1) An annual general meeting may be attended by:

(a) the directors of the Authority;

(b) eligible producers for the year in which the meeting is held;

(c) persons invited by the Authority to attend the meeting; and

(d) such members of the staff of the Authority as the Chair

determines to be appropriate having regard to the business of

the meeting.

(2) The Chair shall preside at an annual general meeting at which he or

she is present.

(3) The Authority shall cause a record to be kept of the proceedings of

an annual general meeting of the grape industry and the wine

industry.

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Part V—Staff and consultants

30 Employees

(1) The Authority may engage such employees as it thinks necessary

for the purposes of this Act.

(2) The terms and conditions of employment (including remuneration)

of the principal employee are to be such as are determined by the

Authority.

(3) The terms and conditions of employment (including remuneration)

of an employee, other than the principal employee, are to be such

as are determined by the Authority.

30A Consultants

(1) The Authority may engage persons having suitable qualifications

and experience as consultants to the Authority.

(2) The consultants are to be engaged on the terms and conditions that

the Authority determines in writing.

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Division 1 Corporate plans

Section 31

Part VA—Operation of Authority

Division 1—Corporate plans

31 Corporate plans—5-year periods

(1) The Authority must:

(a) prepare a corporate plan for each designated 5-year period;

and

(b) give it to the Minister.

Note 1: For designated 5-year period, see subsection (11).

Note 2: The Authority is not required to give a corporate plan under section 35

of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013

(see subsection (13) of this section).

(2) The plan must include details of the following matters:

(a) the principal objectives of the Authority;

(b) the strategies and policies that are to be followed by the

Authority in order to achieve those objectives;

(c) the objectives and priorities of the Authority relating to grape

or wine research and development;

(d) the strategies and policies that are to be followed by the

Authority in order to achieve those objectives and priorities;

(e) such other matters (if any) as the Minister requires.

(3) The plan must set out the Authority’s assessment, for the period to

which the plan relates, of the market outlook and the economic

outlook for the grape industry and the wine industry.

(4) A corporate plan prepared under this section is of no effect unless

the plan has been approved in writing by the Minister.

Varying a corporate plan

(5) The Authority may vary a corporate plan that was prepared under

this section.

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(6) A variation of such a corporate plan is of no effect unless the

variation has been approved in writing by the Minister.

Other matters

(7) The Chair must keep the Minister informed about matters that

might significantly affect the achievement of the objectives or

priorities set out in a corporate plan that was prepared under this

section.

(8) The Minister may give the Chair written guidelines that are to be

used by the Chair in deciding whether a matter is covered by

paragraph (2)(e) or subsection (7).

(9) Before preparing or varying a corporate plan under this section, the

Authority must consult each representative organisation.

(10) None of the following is a legislative instrument:

(a) a requirement under paragraph (2)(e) that is in writing;

(b) an approval under subsection (4);

(c) an approval under subsection (6);

(d) a guideline given under subsection (8).

(11) For the purposes of this section, each of the following is a

designated 5-year period:

(a) the 5-year period beginning on 1 July 2015;

(b) each succeeding 5-year period.

(12) The Authority must ensure that the first corporate plan it prepares

under this section is given to the Minister before 1 May 2015.

(13) Section 35 of the Public Governance, Performance and

Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with corporate plans) does

not apply to the Authority.

31A Corporate plan—initial period

(1) The Authority must:

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(a) prepare a corporate plan within 3 months after the

commencement of this subsection; and

(b) give it to the Minister.

(2) The plan must cover the period:

(a) beginning when the plan takes effect; and

(b) ending at the end of 30 June 2015.

(3) The plan must include details of the following matters:

(a) the principal objectives of the Authority;

(b) the strategies and policies that are to be followed by the

Authority in order to achieve those objectives;

(c) the objectives and priorities of the Authority relating to grape

or wine research and development;

(d) the strategies and policies that are to be followed by the

Authority in order to achieve those objectives and priorities;

(e) such other matters (if any) as the Minister requires.

(4) The plan must set out the Authority’s assessment, for the period to

which the plan relates, of the market outlook and the economic

outlook for the grape industry and the wine industry.

(5) The plan is of no effect unless it has been approved in writing by

the Minister.

Varying the corporate plan

(6) The Authority may vary the plan.

(7) A variation of the plan is of no effect unless the variation has been

approved in writing by the Minister.

Other matters

(8) The Chair must keep the Minister informed about matters that

might significantly affect the achievement of the objectives or

priorities set out in the plan.

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(9) The Minister may give the Chair written guidelines that are to be

used by the Chair in deciding whether a matter is covered by

paragraph (3)(e) or subsection (8).

(10) None of the following is a legislative instrument:

(a) a requirement under paragraph (3)(e) that is in writing;

(b) an approval under subsection (5);

(c) an approval under subsection (7);

(d) a guideline given under subsection (9).

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Division 2 Annual operational plans

Section 31F

Division 2—Annual operational plans

31F Authority to develop annual operational plans

(1) Subject to subsection (2), the Authority shall, in relation to each

financial year of a period to which a corporate plan relates or to

which an intended corporate plan will relate, develop an annual

operational plan setting out particulars of the action that the

Authority intends to take in order to give effect to or further,

during that year, the matters set out in that corporate plan.

(1A) The Authority must ensure that the first annual operational plan is

developed within 3 months after the commencement of this

subsection.

(2) The first annual operational plan shall relate to the period

commencing on the day on which the first corporate plan comes

into force and ending on the first 30 June after that day and, for the

purposes of the operation of subsection (1) in relation to that first

annual operational plan, references in that subsection to a financial

year shall be read as references to the period to which that first

plan relates.

(3) Each subsequent annual operational plan shall relate to the

financial year commencing immediately after the end of the period

to which the previous annual operational plan related.

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Section 31K

Division 3—Directions

31K Directions to Authority and Geographical Indications

Committee

(1) Except as provided by this section and the Public Governance,

Performance and Accountability Act 2013, the Authority is not

subject to direction by or on behalf of the Australian Government.

(2) Subject to this section, where the Minister is satisfied that, because

of the existence of exceptional circumstances, it is necessary to

give a direction to the Authority in order to ensure that the

performance of the functions, or the exercise of the powers, of the

Authority does not conflict with major government policies, the

Minister may, by notice in writing to the Authority, give the

direction to the Authority with respect to the performance of its

functions and the exercise of its powers.

(3) The Minister shall not give a direction under subsection (2) unless

and until the Minister has given the Chair:

(a) notice in writing that the Minister is contemplating giving the

direction; and

(b) an adequate opportunity to discuss with the Minister the need

for the proposed direction.

(4) The Authority shall comply with any direction given under

subsection (2).

(5) Where the Minister gives a direction to the Authority under

subsection (2):

(a) the Minister shall cause a notice in writing setting out

particulars of the direction to be published in the Gazette as

soon as practicable after giving the direction;

(b) the Minister shall cause a copy of that notice to be laid before

each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of the

House after giving the direction;

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(c) particulars of the direction shall be included in the annual

report of the Authority for the year in which the direction

was given; and

(d) that report shall include particulars of the impact of that

direction on the operations of the Authority.

(6) This section applies in relation to the Geographical Indications

Committee in the same way as it applies in relation to the

Authority.

(7) For the purposes of this section as it so applies in relation to the

Geographical Indications Committee:

(a) references (other than the reference in paragraph (5)(c)) to

the Authority are taken to be references to that Committee;

and

(b) the reference in subsection (3) to the Chair is taken to be a

reference to the Presiding Member of that Committee.

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Section 32

Part VI—Finance

32 Payments to the Authority

There shall be paid to the Authority out of the Consolidated

Revenue Fund, which is appropriated accordingly, amounts equal

to:

(aa) amounts received by the Commonwealth as the general

component of wine grapes levy; and

(ab) so much of the amounts (if any) received by the

Commonwealth under section 15 of the Primary Industries

Levies and Charges Collection Act 1991 as is attributable to

non-payment of the general component of wine grapes levy;

and

(ac) amounts received by the Commonwealth as wine export

charge; and

(ad) so much of the amounts (if any) received by the

Commonwealth under section 15 of the Primary Industries

Levies and Charges Collection Act 1991 as is attributable to

non-payment of wine export charge; and

(ae) amounts received by the Commonwealth as the research

component of wine grapes levy; and

(af) so much of the amounts (if any) received by the

Commonwealth under section 15 of the Primary Industries

Levies and Charges Collection Act 1991 as is attributable to

non-payment of the research component of wine grapes levy;

and

(ag) amounts received by the Commonwealth as grapes research

levy; and

(ah) so much of the amounts (if any) received by the

Commonwealth under section 15 of the Primary Industries

Levies and Charges Collection Act 1991 as is attributable to

non-payment of grapes research levy; and

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(ai) subject to sections 32A and 32B, amounts equal to one-half

of the amounts spent by the Authority as mentioned in

paragraph 35(1)(ac).

32A Limit on Commonwealth’s matching payments

(1) The sum of:

(a) the amounts paid to the Authority under paragraph 32(ai) of

this Act; and

(b) the amounts paid to the Grape and Wine Research and

Development Corporation before the commencement of this

section under paragraph 30(1)(b) of the Primary Industries

Research and Development Act 1989;

must not exceed the total of:

(c) the sum of the amounts paid to the Authority under

paragraphs 32(ae) and (ag) of this Act, less the sum of:

(i) any refunds required to be paid by the Commonwealth

in respect of amounts that have been paid or overpaid to

the Commonwealth by way of the research component

of wine grapes levy; and

(ii) any refunds required to be paid by the Commonwealth

in respect of amounts that have been paid or overpaid to

the Commonwealth by way of grapes research levy; and

(d) the sum of the amounts paid to the Grape and Wine Research

and Development Corporation before the commencement of

this section under subparagraphs 30(1)(a)(i) and (ii) of the

Primary Industries Research and Development Act 1989, less

the sum of any refunds in relation to research components of

levies attached to the Grape and Wine Research and

Development Corporation; and

(e) amounts prescribed by the regulations.

(1A) Subsection (1) does not apply if the regulations so provide.

(2) An expression used in paragraph (1)(d) of this section has the same

meaning as it had in the Primary Industries Research and

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Development Act 1989 as in force immediately before the

commencement of this section.

32B Retention limit for Commonwealth’s matching payments

(1) For the purposes of this section, gross value of production, in

relation to a financial year, means the gross value of production,

for that financial year, of the goods that are produce of the grape

industry and the wine industry.

(2) If:

(a) before the end of 31 October next following a financial year,

the Minister determines the amount of the gross value of

production in relation to the financial year; and

(b) as at the end of 31 October next following the financial year,

the sum of the amounts that were paid to the Authority

during the financial year under paragraph 32(ai) exceeds

0.5% of the amount of the gross value of production in

relation to the financial year as determined by the Minister;

the Authority must pay to the Commonwealth an amount equal to

the excess.

(3) If:

(a) before the end of 31 October next following a financial year,

the Minister has not determined under subsection (2) the

amount of the gross value of production in relation to a

financial year; and

(b) the Minister has determined under subsection (2) the amount

of the gross value of production in relation to the previous

financial year;

the Minister is taken to have made, immediately before the end of

that 31 October, a determination under subsection (2) that the

amount of the gross value of production in relation to the financial

year is equal to the amount of the gross value of production

determined under subsection (2) for the previous financial year.

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(4) The Minister may, on behalf of the Commonwealth, set off an

amount payable by the Authority under subsection (2) against an

amount that is payable to the Authority under paragraph 32(ai).

(5) A determination made under subsection (2) is not a legislative

instrument.

(6) The regulations may provide for the manner in which the Minister

is to determine the amount of the gross value of production for a

financial year.

33 Payments by the Authority to Commonwealth

(3) If:

(a) a refund is made by the Commonwealth under section 18 of

the Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Act

1991 in respect of an amount; and

(b) the amount has been paid or overpaid to the Commonwealth

by way of wine export charge;

the Authority must pay to the Commonwealth an amount equal to

the amount of the refund.

(4) If:

(a) a refund is made by the Commonwealth under section 18 of

the Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Act

1991 in respect of an amount; and

(b) the amount has been paid or overpaid to the Commonwealth

by way of the general component of wine grapes levy;

the Authority must pay to the Commonwealth an amount equal to

the amount of the refund.

(5) If:

(a) a refund is made by the Commonwealth under section 18 of

the Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Act

1991 in respect of an amount; and

(b) the amount has been paid or overpaid to the Commonwealth

by way of the research component of wine grapes levy;

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the Authority must pay to the Commonwealth an amount equal to

the amount of the refund.

(6) If:

(a) a refund is made by the Commonwealth under section 18 of

the Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Act

1991 in respect of an amount; and

(b) the amount has been paid or overpaid to the Commonwealth

by way of grapes research levy;

the Authority must pay to the Commonwealth an amount equal to

the amount of the refund.

34 Borrowing

(1) The Authority may, with the approval of the Minister:

(a) borrow money otherwise than from the Commonwealth; or

(b) raise money otherwise than by borrowing;

on terms and conditions that are specified in, or consistent with, the

approval.

(2) Without limiting the generality of subsection (1), the Authority

may, under that subsection, borrow money, or raise money

otherwise than by borrowing, by dealing with securities.

(3) A borrowing of money, or a raising of money otherwise than by

borrowing, under subsection (1), may be made, in whole or in part,

in a currency other than Australian currency.

(4) An approval may be given under subsection (1) in relation to a

particular transaction or in relation to transactions included in a

class of transactions.

(5) An approval under subsection (1) shall be given in writing.

(6) For the purposes of this section:

(a) the issue by the Authority of an instrument acknowledging a

debt in consideration of:

(i) the payment or deposit of money; or

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(ii) the provision of credit;

otherwise than in relation to a transaction that is in the

ordinary course of the day-to-day operations of the Authority

shall be deemed to be a raising by the Authority, otherwise

than by borrowing, of an amount of money equal to the

amount of the money paid or deposited or the value of the

credit provided, as the case may be; and

(b) the obtaining of credit by the Authority otherwise than in

relation to a transaction that is in the ordinary course of the

day-to-day operations of the Authority shall be deemed to be

a raising by the Authority, otherwise than by borrowing, of

an amount of money equal to the value of the credit so

obtained.

(7) In this section, securities includes stocks, debentures, debenture

stocks, notes, bonds, promissory notes, bills of exchange and

similar instruments or documents.

(8) A reference in this section to dealing with securities includes a

reference to:

(a) creating, executing, entering into, drawing, making,

accepting, indorsing, issuing, discounting, selling, purchasing

or re-selling securities;

(b) creating, selling, purchasing or re-selling rights or options in

respect of securities; and

(c) entering into agreements or other arrangements relating to

securities.

34A Authority may give security

The Authority may give security over the whole or any part of its

land or other assets for:

(a) the repayment by the Authority of money borrowed by the

Authority under paragraph 34(1)(a) and the payment by the

Authority of interest (including any interest on that interest)

on money so borrowed; or

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(b) the payment by the Authority of amounts (including any

interest) that the Authority is liable to pay with respect to

money raised by the Authority under paragraph 34(1)(b).

34B Borrowings not otherwise permitted

The Authority shall not borrow money, or raise money otherwise

than by borrowing, except in accordance with section 34.

35 Application of money of the Authority

(1) The moneys of the Authority may be applied only:

(a) in payment or discharge of the expenses, charges, obligations

and liabilities incurred or undertaken by the Authority in or

in connection with the performance of its functions, or the

exercise of its powers, under this Act, the regulations or any

other law; and

(aa) in payment or discharge of the expenses, charges, obligations

and liabilities incurred or undertaken by the Presiding

Member of the Authority Selection Committee or the

Authority Selection Committee in or in connection with the

performance of the functions, or the exercise of the powers,

of the Authority Selection Committee under this Act; and

(ab) in payment to the Commonwealth of amounts payable under

subsection 32B(2); and

(ac) for the purposes of funding grape or wine research and

development activities included in the broad groupings of

grape or wine research and development activities specified

in an annual operational plan in force when the relevant

payments are made; and

(ad) in payment to the Commonwealth of amounts payable under

section 36; and

(b) in payment of any remuneration, allowances, fees or

expenses payable under this Act; and

(c) in making any other payments that the Authority is

authorized or required to make under this Act, the regulations

or any other law.

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(1A) Money paid to the Authority under paragraph 32(ae) or (ag) may

be applied only for the following purposes:

(a) funding grape or wine research and development activities

included in the broad groupings of grape or wine research

and development activities specified in an annual operational

plan in force when the relevant payments are made;

(b) paying or discharging so much of the expenses, charges,

obligations and liabilities incurred or undertaken by the

Authority as are attributable to:

(i) the performance of its functions relating to grape or

wine research and development; or

(ii) the exercise of its powers relating to grape or wine

research and development;

(c) paying to the Commonwealth amounts payable under

subsection 32B(2);

(d) paying to the Commonwealth amounts payable under

subsection 33(5) or (6);

(e) paying to the Commonwealth amounts payable under

section 36, where the amounts are in respect of the collection

or recovery of amounts referred to in paragraph 32(ae) or

(ag).

Spending must be in accordance with funding agreement

(1B) After 30 June 2015, the Authority must not spend money that has

been paid to the Authority by the Commonwealth unless the

Authority does so in accordance with a written funding agreement.

(1C) The Minister may enter into a funding agreement with the

Authority. The agreement must specify the terms and conditions on

which money paid to the Authority by the Commonwealth will be

spent.

(1D) A funding agreement must be published on the website of the

Authority as soon as practicable after it is made or varied.

(2) Subsections (1) and (1A) do not prevent investment, under

section 59 of the Public Governance, Performance and

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Accountability Act 2013, of money that is not immediately required

for the purposes of the Authority.

36 Commonwealth to be paid levy expenses etc.

The Authority must pay to the Commonwealth amounts equal to

the expenses incurred by the Commonwealth in relation to:

(a) the collection or recovery of amounts referred to in

paragraph 32(aa), (ab), (ac), (ad), (ae), (af), (ag) or (ah); and

(b) the administration of section 32.

38 Annual report

(1) The annual report prepared by the directors and given to the

Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance

and Accountability Act 2013 for a period must:

(a) include a report on the operations of the Geographical

Indications Committee during the period; and

(b) set out all final determinations of geographical indications,

and translations of such indications, made by the Committee

during the period; and

(c) include particulars of:

(i) the grape or wine research and development activities

that the Authority coordinated or funded, wholly or

partly, during the period; and

(ii) the amount that the Authority spent during the period in

relation to each of those activities; and

(iii) which (if any) of those activities related to ecologically

sustainable development; and

(iv) the impact of those activities on the grape industry and

the wine industry; and

(v) the entering into of agreements under section 10A

during the period, and the Authority’s activities during

the period in relation to agreements entered into under

that section during or before the period; and

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(vi) the entering into of agreements under section 10B

during the period, and the Authority’s activities during

the period in relation to agreements entered into under

that section during or before the period; and

(vii) the making of grants under section 10C during the

period; and

(viii) the Authority’s activities during the period in relation to

applying for patents for inventions, commercially

exploiting patented inventions and granting licences

under patented inventions; and

(ix) the activities of any companies in which the Authority

has an interest; and

(x) any activities relating to the formation of a company;

and

(xi) significant acquisitions and dispositions of real property

by the Authority during the period; and

(d) include an assessment of the extent to which the Authority’s

operations during the period have:

(i) achieved the Authority’s objectives as stated in its

corporate plan; and

(ii) implemented the annual operational plan applicable to

the period; and

(e) include an assessment of the extent to which the Authority

has, during the period, contributed to the attainment of the

objects of this Act as set out in section 3.

(2) The annual report must be published on the Authority’s website as

soon as practicable after the report is tabled in the House of

Representatives.

38A Accountability to representative organisations

(1) As soon as practicable after the annual report mentioned in

section 38 has been given to the Minister under section 46 of the

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, the

Chair of the Authority must:

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(a) provide copies of the report to each representative

organisation; and

(b) make arrangements with each of those organisations to

attend:

(i) the organisation’s annual conference; or

(ii) a meeting of the organisation’s executive;

for the purposes set out in subsection (2).

(2) The purposes mentioned in paragraph (1)(b) are as follows:

(a) to enable the report to be considered;

(b) to enable the Chair to deliver an address in relation to:

(i) the Authority’s activities in the period to which the

report relates; and

(ii) the Authority’s intended activities in the financial year

next following the end of that period;

(c) to enable the Chair to be questioned about those activities.

39 Liability to taxation

(1) The Authority is subject to taxation (other than income tax) under

the laws of the Commonwealth.

(2) Subject to subsection (3), the Authority is not subject to taxation

under a law of a State or Territory.

(3) The regulations may provide that subsection (2) does not apply in

relation to taxation under a specified law.

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Section 39A

Part VIA—Label integrity program

Division 1—Preliminary

39A Object of Part

The object of this Part is to advance the objects of this Act by

helping to ensure the truth, and the reputation for truthfulness, of

statements made on wine labels, or made for commercial purposes

in other ways, about the vintage, variety or geographical indication

of wine manufactured in Australia.

Note: The Federal Court may grant an injunction under section 44AB if a

person has engaged, is engaging or proposes to engage in conduct that

contravenes this Part.

39B Operation of Part

Without prejudice to its effect apart from this section, this Part has

the effect it would have if the references in it to a person (the

record keeper) to whom this Part applies were, by express

provision, confined to:

(a) a record keeper who is one of the following (a constitutional

corporation or partnership):

(i) a foreign corporation, within the meaning of

paragraph 51(xx) of the Constitution;

(ii) a trading or financial corporation formed within the

limits of the Commonwealth, within the meaning of that

paragraph;

(iii) a corporation that is controlled by a corporation

described in subparagraph (i) or (ii);

(iv) a partnership in which at least one of the partners is a

corporation described in subparagraph (i), (ii) or (iii); or

(b) a record keeper by or through whom a constitutional

corporation or partnership carries out its business functions

and activities; or

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(c) a record keeper who (whether directly or indirectly) supplies

wine goods to a constitutional corporation or partnership.

39C Persons to whom this Part applies

(1) This Part applies to the following persons, except as provided by

subsection (3):

(a) a person who grows grapes that are wine goods;

(b) a manufacturer of wine goods;

(c) a person who supplies or receives wine goods (including a

person who sells the wine goods wholesale or retail or who

exports the wine goods);

(d) a person specified by the regulations for the purposes of this

section;

(e) an agent who takes possession of wine goods on behalf of a

person mentioned in any of paragraphs (a) to (d).

Note: This Part applies only to the extent that the wine goods originate in

Australia (see subsection (4)).

(2) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(d), the regulations may specify:

(a) a class of person to whom this Part applies; or

(b) circumstances in which this Part applies to a specified class

of person.

(3) The regulations may specify that, despite subsection (1), this Part

does not apply to:

(a) a specified class of person; or

(b) a specified class of person in specified circumstances.

(4) This Part applies only to the extent that the wine goods originate in

Australia.

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Division 2—Records relating to label claims

39F Obligation to keep records

(1) A person (the record keeper) to whom this Part applies (under

section 39C) must keep written records that show the following

details in relation to wine goods:

(a) the identity of the record keeper;

(b) the kind of wine goods to which the record relates;

(c) the date the record keeper receives the wine goods;

(d) the identity of the person from whom the wine goods are

received by the record keeper;

(e) the quantity of the wine goods received by the record keeper;

(f) the vintage, variety and prescribed geographical indication of

the wine goods received by the record keeper;

(g) details of steps taken by the record keeper that changed or

affected any of the following:

(i) the vintage, variety or prescribed geographical

indication of the wine goods;

(ii) the tank or other place or thing in which the wine goods

were stored;

(iii) the volume of the wine goods stored in any such tank,

place or thing;

(h) the date the record keeper supplies the wine goods;

(i) the identity of the person to whom the wine goods are

supplied by the record keeper;

(j) the quantity of the wine goods that are supplied by the record

keeper;

(k) the vintage, variety and prescribed geographical indication of

the wine goods supplied by the record keeper;

(l) any other details in relation to the wine goods that are

prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of this section.

Note 1: Records are required to be kept only to the extent that wine goods

originate in Australia (see subsection 39C(4)).

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Note 2: See section 39G (which deals with when certain details are not

required to be kept) and section 39H (which deals with details

required under section 39F).

Note 3: A person commits an offence if the person fails to keep a record in

accordance with this subsection (see section 39J).

Period for keeping records

(2) A record must be kept under subsection (1) for the period:

(a) beginning:

(i) when the event, circumstance or state of affairs that is

required to be recorded occurs; or

(ii) if a record is required to be made before it can be kept—

at the end of 3 days after the day that such an event,

circumstance or state of affairs occurs; and

(b) ending 7 years after that time.

Note: A person commits an offence if the person fails to keep a record in

accordance with this subsection (see section 39J).

Requirement to provide and keep a copy of a record in relation to

supply of wine goods

(3) A person who is required to keep a record under subsection (1)

must, on the day the person supplies the wine goods, provide a

copy of the record kept under paragraphs (1)(h), (j) and (k) to the

person to whom the wine goods are supplied.

Note: A person commits an offence if the person fails to provide a copy of a

record in accordance with this subsection (see section 39K).

(4) A person to whom wine goods are supplied must keep the copy of

the record provided under subsection (3) for the period:

(a) beginning on the day the person receives the copy; and

(b) ending 7 years after that time.

Note: A person commits an offence if the person fails to keep a copy of a

record in accordance with this subsection (see section 39K).

(5) To avoid doubt, the same copy of a record may be kept for the

purposes of paragraphs (1)(c), (e) and (f) and subsection (4).

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39G When certain details are not required to be kept

Grape growers not required to keep certain records

(1) A person who grows grapes is not required to keep a record

showing details required under paragraphs 39F(1)(c) to (f) in

relation to the grapes grown.

Suppliers and receivers, and their agents, not required to keep

certain records

(2) If:

(a) a person:

(i) supplies or receives wine goods that are packaged in a

container for the purpose of sale of the wine goods to a

consumer; or

(ii) is an agent who, on behalf of a person covered by

subparagraph (i), takes possession of wine goods that

are packaged in a container for the purpose of sale of

the wine goods to a consumer; and

(b) before the wine goods are sold to a consumer, the person has

not taken any steps to change or affect any label claims made

about the wine goods;

the person is not required to keep a record showing details required

under paragraphs 39F(1)(e) to (l) in relation to that supply, receipt

or taking possession of the wine goods.

39H Details required under section 39F

Variety of wines

(1) Details required under paragraph 39F(1)(f) or (k) or

subparagraph 39F(1)(g)(i) may show any name by which a variety

of wine goods is known (if the variety is known by more than one

name).

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Identity of a person

(2) Details required under paragraph 39F(1)(a), (d) or (i) must include:

(a) sufficient particulars of a person’s name and address to

identify the person; and

(b) if the person receives wine goods from or at, or supplies wine

goods from or to, a winery—sufficient particulars of the

name and address of the winery to identify the winery.

Manufacturing wine

(3) Details required under paragraph 39F(1)(g) in relation to wine

goods must be in a form that allows:

(a) an audit trail containing a history of the changes to the wine

goods to be readily traced from the record; and

(b) details of the steps taken and the results of the steps to be

readily checked for discrepancies by following the sequence

of the steps recorded.

Blends

(4) Details required under subsection 39F(1) in relation to wine that is

a blend of wines (the blended wines) of different vintages, varieties

or prescribed geographical indications, must show:

(a) what proportions of the blend are represented by each

blended wine; and

(b) the vintage, variety or prescribed geographical indication of

each blended wine.

Grape extract

(5) Details required under subsection 39F(1) in relation to grape

extract derived from grapes of different vintages, varieties or

prescribed geographical indications must show:

(a) what proportions of the wine goods are derived from each

kind of grape; and

(b) the vintage, variety or prescribed geographical indication of

each kind of grape.

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39J Offences relating to record-keeping requirements

Failure to keep a record in accordance with requirements

(1) A person commits an offence if:

(a) the person is a person to whom this Part applies; and

(b) the person is required to keep records in relation to wine

goods under subsections 39F(1) and (2); and

(c) the person has not kept a record in accordance with

subsection 39F(1) or (2), or section 39H, in relation to the

wine goods.

Penalty: 2 years imprisonment.

Label claims not supported by records

(2) A person commits an offence if:

(a) the person is a person to whom this Part applies; and

(b) the person is required to keep records in relation to wine

goods under subsections 39F(1) and (2); and

(c) the person makes a label claim in relation to the wine goods;

and

(d) either:

(i) a record kept by the person under those subsections in

relation to the wine goods conflicts with the label claim;

or

(ii) the records kept by the person under those subsections

are inadequate to support the label claim.

Penalty: 2 years imprisonment.

Keeping a false or misleading record

(3) A person commits an offence if:

(a) the person is a person to whom this Part applies; and

(b) the person is required to keep records under

subsections 39F(1) and (2) in relation to wine goods; and

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(c) a record kept by the person under those subsections is false

or misleading; and

(d) the person knows the record is false or misleading.

Penalty: 2 years imprisonment.

(4) Subsection (3) does not apply if the record is not false or

misleading in a material particular.

Note: A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in

subsection (4). (See subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code.)

39K Offences relating to requirement to provide and keep a copy of

a record in relation to the supply of wine goods

Failure to provide a copy of a record in relation to the supply of

wine goods

(1) A person commits an offence if:

(a) the person is a person to whom this Part applies; and

(b) the person is required to provide a copy of a record in

relation to wine goods under subsection 39F(3); and

(c) the person does not provide a copy in accordance with that

subsection in relation to the wine goods.

Penalty: 2 years imprisonment.

Failure to keep a copy of a record in relation to the supply of wine

goods

(2) A person commits an offence if:

(a) the person is a person to whom this Part applies; and

(b) the person is provided with a copy of a record in relation to

wine goods under subsection 39F(4); and

(c) the person does not keep the copy in accordance with that

subsection in relation to the wine goods.

Penalty: 2 years imprisonment.

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39L Time for bringing prosecutions

Despite section 15B of the Crimes Act 1914, a prosecution for an

offence under:

(a) section 39J may be brought at any time within 7 years after

the requirement to keep the relevant record arose; and

(b) section 39K may be brought at any time within 7 years after

the requirement to provide or keep a copy of the relevant

record arose.

39M Single wines and blends etc.

The prosecution does not have to prove, in relation to wine goods,

that the wine goods are:

(a) a blend; or

(b) grape extract derived from grapes of different vintages,

varieties or prescribed geographical indications;

in order to prove an offence under section 39J if the prosecution

proves that, in either case, the defendant would have committed an

offence against that section.

39ZAA Authority may require records

(1) The Authority may give a written notice to a person requiring the

person, within a specified period and in a specified manner, to do

either or both of the following:

(a) if the person’s name and address appears on a wine label as

the supplier (within the meaning of the Australia New

Zealand Food Standards Code (as defined by the Food

Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991)) of the wine—

provide specified information in relation to records that this

Division requires to be kept;

(b) if the Authority has reason to believe that the person holds or

controls a record that this Division requires to be kept—

produce the record to the Authority.

(2) The period specified in the notice must not be less than 14 days

from the day on which it is served.

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(3) The notice must set out the effects of section 39ZAB.

39ZAB Failure to comply with section 39ZAA notice

(1) A person commits an offence if:

(a) the person is given a notice under section 39ZAA; and

(b) the person refuses or fails to comply with the notice.

Penalty: 2 years imprisonment.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply if complying with the notice would

tend to incriminate the person.

Note: A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in

subsection (2). (See subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code.)

39ZAC Authority may retain records

If a record is produced to the Authority under section 39ZAA:

(a) the Authority may keep it for 60 days, or, if a prosecution for

a label offence of whose commission the record may be

evidence is instituted within that period, until the completion

of the proceedings for the offence and of any appeal from the

decision in relation to the proceedings; and

(b) the Authority may inspect the record and may make and

retain copies of all or part of it; and

(c) while the Authority has possession of the record, the

Authority must:

(i) allow the record to be inspected at any reasonable time

by a person who would be entitled to inspect it if it were

not in the Authority’s possession; and

(ii) allow such a person to make a copy of the record.

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Division 3—Inspection

39ZA Appointment of inspectors

(1) The principal employee may, on behalf of the Authority:

(a) appoint an eligible person to be an inspector; or

(b) appoint a class of eligible persons to be inspectors.

(2) The appointment of an inspector ceases if he or she ceases to be an

eligible person.

(3) For the purposes of this section, the following are eligible persons:

(a) employees of the Authority;

(b) officers and employees of the Commonwealth or of

authorities of the Commonwealth;

(c) officers and employees of a State or internal Territory whom

a Minister of the Crown of the State, or Minister of the

Territory, has agreed may be appointed as inspectors;

(d) officers and employees of a local government body whom

the body has agreed may be appointed as inspectors.

39ZB Identity cards

(1) The principal employee may cause an identity card to be issued to

an inspector.

(2) An identity card must:

(a) contain a recent photograph of the inspector to whom it is

issued; and

(b) be in a form approved by the Authority.

(3) An inspector whose appointment ceases must, as soon as

practicable, return his or her identity card to the Authority.

Penalty: 1 penalty unit.

(4) An offence under subsection (3) is an offence of strict liability.

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Note: For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

39ZC Monitoring powers of inspectors—exercised with consent

For the purpose of finding out whether label laws are being

complied with, an inspector may, with the consent of, and after

producing the inspector’s identity card for inspection by, the

occupier of wine premises, enter, and exercise inspection powers

on, the premises.

Note: An inspector may also exercise powers under this section for the

purposes of Parts VIB and VII (see sections 40ZF and 44).

39ZD Monitoring warrants

(1) An inspector may apply to a magistrate for a warrant under this

section in relation to particular wine premises.

Note 1: An inspector may apply for a warrant under this section by telephone

or fax under section 39ZI.

Note 2: An inspector may also apply for a warrant under this section for the

purposes of Parts VIB and VII (see sections 40ZF and 44).

(2) Subject to subsection (3), the magistrate may issue the warrant if

the magistrate is satisfied, by information on oath, that it is

reasonably necessary that the inspector should have access to the

premises for the purpose of finding out whether label laws are

being complied with.

(3) The magistrate must not issue the warrant unless the inspector or

some other person has given to the magistrate, either orally or by

affidavit, such further information (if any) as the magistrate

requires concerning the grounds on which the issue of the warrant

is being sought.

(4) The warrant must:

(a) authorise an inspector (whether or not named in the warrant),

with such assistance and by such force as is necessary and

reasonable:

(i) to enter the premises; and

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(ii) to exercise inspection powers on the premises; and

(b) state whether the entry is authorised to be made at any time

of the day or night or during specified hours of the day or

night; and

(c) specify the day (not more than 6 months after the issue of the

warrant) on which the warrant ceases to have effect; and

(d) state the purpose for which the warrant is issued.

39ZE Offence powers of inspectors—exercised with consent

(1) An inspector may enter wine premises if:

(a) the inspector has reasonable grounds for suspecting that there

is on the premises a particular thing that may afford evidence

of the commission of a label offence; and

(b) the inspector has produced his or her identity card for

inspection by the occupier of the premises; and

(c) the occupier of the premises has consented to the entry.

Note: An inspector may also exercise powers under this section for the

purposes of Parts VIB and VII (see sections 40ZF and 44).

Consent

(2) Before obtaining the consent of the occupier for the purposes of

paragraph (1)(c), an inspector must inform that occupier that he or

she may refuse consent.

(3) A consent has no effect unless the consent is voluntary.

Inspector’s powers while on premises

(4) The inspector may do the following while on the premises:

(a) exercise inspection powers;

(b) secure a thing pending the obtaining of a warrant under

section 39ZF to seize it if the inspector has reasonable

grounds for suspecting that the thing may afford evidence of

the commission of a label offence.

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Withdrawal of consent

(5) The inspector may exercise powers under paragraph (4)(b) even if

the occupier’s consent is withdrawn after being given. Otherwise,

the inspector must leave the premises if the occupier’s consent is

withdrawn after being given.

39ZF Offence related warrants

(1) An inspector may apply to a magistrate for a warrant under this

section in relation to particular wine premises.

Note 1: An inspector may apply for a warrant under this section by telephone

or fax under section 39ZI.

Note 2: An inspector may also apply for a warrant under this section for the

purposes of Parts VIB and VII (see sections 40ZF and 44).

(2) Subject to subsection (3), the magistrate may issue the warrant if

the magistrate is satisfied, by information on oath, that there are

reasonable grounds for suspecting that there is, or there may be

within the next 72 hours, on the premises a particular thing that

may afford evidence of the commission of a label offence.

(3) The magistrate must not issue the warrant unless the inspector or

some other person has given to the magistrate, either orally or by

affidavit, such further information (if any) as the magistrate

requires concerning the grounds on which the issue of the warrant

is being sought.

(4) The warrant must:

(a) state the name of the inspector; and

(b) authorise the inspector, with such assistance and by such

force as is necessary and reasonable:

(i) to enter the place; and

(ii) to exercise inspection powers on the premises; and

(iii) to seize the thing that might afford evidence; and

(c) state whether the entry is authorised to be made at any time

of the day or night or during specified hours of the day or

night; and

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(d) specify the day (not more than 7 days after the issue of the

warrant) on which the warrant ceases to have effect; and

(e) state the purpose for which the warrant is issued.

39ZG Discovery of evidence

(1) Where an inspector enters wine premises under a warrant under

section 39ZF and finds the thing (in this section called the

evidence) that may afford evidence of the commission of a label

offence and which the inspector entered to find:

(a) the inspector may seize the evidence; and

(b) the inspector may keep the evidence for 60 days, or, if a

prosecution for a label offence in the commission of which

the evidence may have been used or otherwise involved is

instituted within that period, until the completion of the

proceedings for the offence and of any appeal from the

decision in relation to the proceedings; and

(c) if the evidence is a book, record or document—while the

inspector has possession of the evidence, the inspector must:

(i) allow the evidence to be inspected at any reasonable

time by a person who would be entitled to inspect it if it

were not in the inspector’s possession; and

(ii) allow such a person to make a copy of the evidence.

(2) If, in the course of searching wine premises entered under

section 39ZE or a warrant under section 39ZF, the inspector:

(a) finds a thing that the inspector believes, on reasonable

grounds to be:

(i) a thing (other than the evidence) that will afford

evidence of the commission of the label offence

mentioned in subsection (1); or

(ii) a thing that will afford evidence of the commission of

another label offence; and

(b) the inspector believes, on reasonable grounds, that it is

necessary to seize the thing to prevent its concealment, loss

or destruction;

subsection (1) applies to the thing as if it were the evidence.

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39ZH Power to require persons to answer questions and produce

documents

(1) An inspector who is on wine premises that the inspector has

entered under a warrant issued under section 39ZD or 39ZF may

require any person on the premises to:

(a) answer any questions put by the inspector; and

(b) produce any examinable documents requested by the

inspector.

Note: An inspector may also exercise powers under this section for the

purposes of Parts VIB and VII (see sections 40ZF and 44).

(2) A person commits an offence if:

(a) the person is required to answer a question or produce an

examinable document under subsection (1); and

(b) the person refuses or fails to comply with the requirement.

Penalty: 30 penalty units.

(3) Subsection (2) does not apply if the answer to the question, or the

producing of the document, would tend to incriminate the person.

Note: The defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in

subsection (3). (See subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code.)

39ZI Search warrants by telephone and other electronic means

Application for warrant

(1) If, in an urgent case, an inspector considers it necessary to do so,

the inspector may apply to a magistrate by telephone, fax or other

electronic means for a warrant under section 39ZD or 39ZF in

relation to particular wine premises.

Voice communication

(2) The magistrate may require communication by voice to the extent

that it is practicable in the circumstances.

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Information

(3) Before applying for the warrant, the inspector must prepare an

information of the kind mentioned in subsection 39ZD(2) or

39ZF(2) in relation to the wine premises that sets out the grounds

on which the warrant is sought. If it is necessary to do so, the

inspector may apply for the warrant before the information is

sworn or affirmed.

Issue of warrant

(4) If the magistrate is satisfied:

(a) after having considered the terms of the information; and

(b) after having received such further information (if any) as the

magistrate requires concerning the grounds on which the

issue of the warrant is being sought;

that there are reasonable grounds for issuing the warrant, the

magistrate may complete and sign the same form of warrant that

would be issued under section 39ZD or 39ZF (as the case requires).

Notification

(5) If the magistrate completes and signs the warrant, the magistrate

must inform the applicant, by telephone, fax or other electronic

means, of:

(a) the terms of the warrant; and

(b) the day on which and the time at which the warrant was

signed; and

(c) the day (not more than one week after the magistrate

completes and signs the warrant) on which the warrant ceases

to have effect.

Form of warrant

(6) The applicant must then complete a form of warrant in the same

terms as the warrant completed and signed by the magistrate,

stating on the form the name of the magistrate and the day on

which and the time at which the warrant was signed.

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(7) The applicant must also, not later than the day after the day the

warrant is executed, or expires (if the warrant has not been

executed first), send to the magistrate:

(a) the form of warrant completed by the applicant; and

(b) the information referred to in subsection (3), which must

have been duly sworn or affirmed.

Attachment

(8) The magistrate is to attach to the documents provided under

subsection (7) the warrant completed by the magistrate.

Authority of warrant

(9) A form of warrant duly completed under subsection (6) is authority

for the same powers as are authorised by the warrant signed by the

magistrate.

(10) If:

(a) it is material, in any proceedings, for a court to be satisfied

that an exercise of a power was authorised by this section;

and

(b) the warrant signed by the magistrate authorising the exercise

of the power is not produced in evidence;

the court must assume, unless the contrary is proved, that the

exercise of the power was not authorised by such a warrant.

39ZIA Offences relating to warrants by telephone and other

electronic means

Offence for stating incorrect names in warrants by telephone and

other electronic means

(1) A person commits an offence if:

(a) the person states a name of a magistrate in a document; and

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(b) the document purports to be a form of warrant under

section 39ZI; and

(c) the name is not the name of the magistrate who issued the

warrant.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 2 years.

Offence for unauthorised form of warrant

(2) A person commits an offence if:

(a) the person states a matter in a form of warrant under

section 39ZI; and

(b) the matter departs in a material particular from the form

authorised by the magistrate.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 2 years.

Offence for execution etc. of unauthorised form of warrant

(3) A person commits an offence if:

(a) the person executes a document or presents a document to a

person; and

(b) the document purports to be a form of warrant under

section 39ZI; and

(c) the document:

(i) has not been approved by a magistrate under that

section; or

(ii) departs in a material particular from the terms

authorised by the magistrate under that section.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 2 years.

Offence for giving unexecuted form of warrant

(4) A person commits an offence if:

(a) the person gives a magistrate a form of warrant under

section 39ZI; and

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(b) the document is not the form of warrant that the person

executed.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 2 years.

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Division 4—Use of records and results of inspection

39ZJ Authority to assist enforcement of laws on description of wine

(1) For the purpose of achieving the object of this Part, the Authority

may give information obtained under this Part, and other

assistance, to:

(a) the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission; or

(b) a Department of, or an authority or other body established for

a public purpose by, the Commonwealth, a State or a

Territory with responsibilities relating to the labelling,

description or quality of wine; or

(c) a person who is prosecuting (or proposing to prosecute), or

taking (or proposing to take) other proceedings against, a

person under section 39J or 39K.

(2) This section does not limit any powers and duties of the Authority.

39ZK Proceedings not to lie against Authority etc.

No proceedings lie against:

(a) the Authority; or

(b) a director of the Authority; or

(c) an employee of the Authority; or

(d) an inspector;

in relation to any loss incurred or damage suffered because of

information or assistance given under section 39ZJ.

39ZL Authority may assist in relation to levy

(1) The purpose of this section is to:

(a) assist; and

(b) achieve administrative savings in connection with;

the calculation and collection of:

(ba) wine grapes levy; or

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(bb) wine export charge; or

(c) grapes research levy.

(2) The Authority may, with a person’s consent, give to a relevant

agency information that is:

(a) kept by, or held on behalf of, the person; and

(b) obtained by the Authority under this Part.

(3) A person is taken to have consented to giving information under

subsection (2) if the occupier of the wine premises where the

information is kept or held gave such consent.

(4) In this Act:

relevant agency means an Agency (within the meaning of the

Public Service Act 1999) with responsibilities relating to the levy

or charge.

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Section 40

Part VIB—Protection of geographical indications

and other terms

Division 1—Preliminary

40 Interpretation

In this Part:

Committee means the Geographical Indications Committee.

40A Object of Part

The object of this Part is to regulate the sale, export and import of

wine:

(a) for the purpose of enabling Australia to fulfil its obligations

under prescribed wine-trading agreements and other

international agreements; and

(b) for certain other purposes for which the Parliament has

power to make laws;

and this Part is to be interpreted and administered accordingly.

Note: The Federal Court may grant an injunction under section 44AB if a

person has engaged, is engaging or proposes to engage in conduct that

contravenes this Part.

40B Additional operation of Part

(1) Without prejudice to its effect apart from this subsection, this Part

also has the effect that it would have if any reference to a person

were a reference to a corporation.

(2) Without prejudice to its effect apart from this subsection, this Part

also has the effect that it would have if any reference to trade or

commerce were, by express provision, confined to trade or

commerce:

(a) between Australia and places outside Australia; or

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(b) among the States; or

(c) within a Territory; or

(d) between a State and a Territory; or

(e) between 2 Territories.

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Division 2—Provisions relating to sale, export or import of

wine

Subdivision A—Sale, export or import of wine with a false

description and presentation

40C Offence—sale, export or import of wine with a false description

and presentation

(1) A person commits an offence if:

(a) the person sells, exports or imports wine; and

(b) the wine is sold, exported or imported by the person:

(i) in trade or commerce; and

(ii) with a false description and presentation.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 2 years.

Note: A court may impose a maximum fine of 120 penalty units instead of,

or in addition to, a term of imprisonment. A body corporate that is

convicted of an offence may be fined up to 5 times that maximum

fine. (See subsections 4B(2) and (3) of the Crimes Act 1914.)

(2) The description and presentation may be false even if it indicates

the country, region or locality (as the case may be) in which the

wine originated.

40D False descriptions and presentations

(1) This section has effect for the purposes of section 40C.

(2) Subject to sections 40DA and 40DB, the description and

presentation of wine is false if:

(a) it includes the name of a country, or any other indication that

the wine originated in a particular country, and the wine did

not originate in that country; or

(b) it includes a registered geographical indication, and the wine

did not originate in a country, region or locality in relation to

which the geographical indication is registered; or

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(c) it includes a registered translation of a registered

geographical indication, and the wine did not originate in a

country, region or locality in relation to which the

geographical indication is registered; or

(d) it includes a registered traditional expression, and:

(i) the wine is not a wine in relation to which the

expression is registered; and

(ii) the wine is in a category of wine in relation to which the

expression is registered; and

(iii) the expression is in a language in relation to which the

expression is registered; or

(e) it is not in accordance with any provisions relating to the

description and presentation of wine as are prescribed for the

purposes of this paragraph.

(3) Subsection (2) does not limit what, apart from that subsection, is a

false description and presentation of wine.

(4) For the purposes of paragraphs (2)(b), (c) and (d):

(a) a registered geographical indication; or

(b) a registered translation of such an indication; or

(c) a registered traditional expression;

is included in the description and presentation of wine even if the

indication, translation or expression is accompanied by an

expression such as “kind”, “type”, “style”, “imitation”, “method”,

or any similar expression.

40DA Circumstances in which description and presentation is not

false—general

Inclusion of geographical indication, translation or traditional

expression registered for more than one place

(1) If:

(a) the description and presentation of wine includes an

indication or term that is a registered geographical indication,

a registered translation of such an indication, or a registered

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traditional expression, in relation to a country, region or

locality; and

(b) the wine originated in that country, region or locality; and

(c) the description and presentation indicates that the wine

originated in that country, region or locality;

then the description and presentation is not false merely because

the indication or term is also a registered geographical indication, a

registered translation of such an indication, or a registered

traditional expression, in relation to another country, region or

locality.

Inclusion of common English word or term

(2) If:

(a) the description and presentation of wine includes a word or

term that is a registered geographical indication, a registered

translation of such an indication, or a registered traditional

expression, in relation to a country, region or locality; and

(b) the word or term is a common English word or term; and

(c) the word or term is not used in such a way as to indicate that

the wine originated in the country, region or locality in

relation to which the geographical indication, translation or

traditional expression is registered; and

(d) the description and presentation indicates the country, region

or locality in which the wine originated; and

(e) the word or term is used in good faith;

then the description and presentation is not false merely because it

includes the word or term.

Inclusion of name of individual or address of winery

(3) The description and presentation of wine is not false merely

because it includes:

(a) the name of an individual who manufactured, sold, exported

or imported the wine; or

(b) if a person who manufactured, sold, exported or imported the

wine is, apart from this subsection, lawfully permitted to use

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the name of an individual who previously manufactured,

sold, exported or imported the wine—the name of that

individual; or

(c) the address of the winery at which the wine was

manufactured.

40DB Circumstances in which description and presentation is not

false—inclusion of registered traditional expressions

Inclusion of registered quality wine term

(1) If:

(a) the description and presentation of wine includes a registered

quality wine term; and

(b) the wine originated in Australia; and

(c) the description and presentation indicates that the wine

originated in Australia or in a region or locality in Australia;

and

(d) the registered quality wine term is also a registered

traditional expression; and

(e) the wine is in a category of wine in relation to which the

expression is registered;

then the description and presentation is not false merely because it

includes the registered quality wine term.

Wine originating in non-agreement country

(2) The description and presentation of wine that originates in a

foreign country that is not an agreement country is not false merely

because it includes a term that is a registered traditional expression

if:

(a) the term is not used in such a way as to be likely to mislead

as to the country, region or locality in which the wine

originated; and

(b) the description and presentation indicates the country, region

or locality in which the wine originated; and

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(c) the inclusion of the term in the description and presentation

does not constitute unfair competition within the meaning of

Article 10bis of the Paris Convention for the Protection of

Industrial Property of 20 March 1883 as amended.

Note: The text of the Convention is set out in Australian Treaty Series 1972

No. 12 ([1972] ATS 12). In 2009, the text of a Convention in the

Australian Treaty Series was accessible through the Australian

Treaties Library on the AustLII website (www.austlii.edu.au).

Inclusion of trade mark

(3) If:

(a) the description and presentation of wine includes a trade

mark; and

(b) the trade mark contains or consists of a registered traditional

expression; and

(c) before the protection date for the traditional expression:

(i) the trade mark had been entered in good faith in the

Register of Trade Marks; or

(ii) the owner of the trade mark had acquired rights in the

trade mark through use in good faith;

then the description and presentation is not false merely because it

includes that trade mark.

Inclusion of business name

(4) If:

(a) the description and presentation of wine includes a business

name; and

(b) the business name contains or consists of a registered

traditional expression; and

(c) before the protection date for the traditional expression, the

business name was registered in good faith under the law of a

State or Territory or on the Business Names Register

established and maintained under section 22 of the Business

Names Registration Act 2011;

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then the description and presentation is not false merely because it

includes that business name.

(5) Subsection (4) does not limit subsection 40DA(3).

Definition of protection date

(6) In this Act, the protection date for a registered traditional

expression is:

(a) if the traditional expression is registered in relation to an

agreement country under paragraph 40ZD(2A)(a):

(i) unless subparagraph (ii) applies—the date on which the

prescribed wine-trading agreement to which that

country is a party was signed; or

(ii) if that agreement is modified after that date to include

the traditional expression and paragraph (b) does not

apply—the date on which the agreement is so modified;

or

(b) if the traditional expression is registered in relation to a

foreign country (whether or not an agreement country) under

paragraph 40ZD(2A)(b)—the date on which the traditional

expression is registered.

Subdivision B—Sale, export or import of wine with a

misleading description and presentation

40E Sale, export or import of wine with a misleading description

and presentation

(1) A person commits an offence if:

(a) the person sells, exports or imports wine; and

(b) the wine is sold, exported or imported by the person:

(i) in trade or commerce; and

(ii) with a misleading description and presentation.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 2 years.

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Note: A court may impose a maximum fine of 120 penalty units instead of,

or in addition to, a term of imprisonment. A body corporate that is

convicted of an offence may be fined up to 5 times that maximum

fine. (See subsections 4B(2) and (3) of the Crimes Act 1914.)

(2) The description and presentation may be misleading even if it

indicates the country, region or locality (as the case may be) in

which the wine originated.

40F Misleading descriptions and presentations

(1) This section has effect for the purposes of section 40E.

Inclusion of geographical indication, translation or traditional

expression

(2) Subject to sections 40FA and 40FB, the description and

presentation of wine is misleading if:

(a) it includes a registered geographical indication, and the

indication is used in such a way as to be likely to mislead as

to the country, region or locality in which the wine

originated; or

(b) it includes a registered translation of a registered

geographical indication, and the translation is used in such a

way as to be likely to mislead as to the country, region or

locality in which the wine originated; or

(c) it includes a registered traditional expression, and:

(i) the wine is not a wine in relation to which the

expression is registered; and

(ii) the wine is not in a category of wine in relation to which

the expression is registered; and

(iii) the expression is in a language in relation to which the

expression is registered; and

(iv) the expression is used in such a way as to be likely to

mislead that the wine originated in a country, region or

locality in relation to which the expression is registered

or that the wine is in a category of wine in relation to

which the expression is registered.

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(3) For the purposes of subsection (2):

(a) a registered geographical indication; or

(b) a registered translation of such an indication; or

(c) a registered traditional expression;

is included in the description and presentation of wine even if the

indication, translation or expression is accompanied by an

expression such as “kind”, “type”, “style”, “imitation”, “method”,

or any similar expression.

Inclusion of word resembling geographical indication, translation

or traditional expression

(4) Subject to sections 40FA and 40FB, the description and

presentation of wine is misleading if:

(a) it includes an indication or term that so resembles a

registered geographical indication as to be likely to mislead

that the wine originated in a country, region or locality in

relation to which the indication is registered; or

(b) it includes a term that so resembles a registered translation of

a registered geographical indication as to be likely to mislead

that the wine originated in a country, region or locality in

relation to which the indication is registered; or

(c) both of the following apply:

(i) it includes a term that so resembles a registered

traditional expression as to be likely to mislead that the

wine originated in a country, region or locality in

relation to which the expression is registered or that the

wine is in a category of wine in relation to which the

expression is registered;

(ii) the wine originated in a foreign country that is not an

agreement country.

Inclusion of name of individual or address of winery

(5) The description and presentation of wine is misleading if:

(a) it includes:

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(i) the name of an individual who manufactured, sold,

exported or imported the wine; or

(ii) if a person who manufactured, sold, exported or

imported the wine is, apart from this subsection,

lawfully permitted to use the name of an individual who

previously manufactured, sold, exported or imported the

wine—the name of that individual; or

(iii) the name or address of the winery at which the wine

was manufactured; and

(b) the name or address, as the case may be, is used in such a

way in the description and presentation as to be likely to

mislead as to the country, region or locality in which the

wine originated.

Not in accordance with prescribed provisions

(6) The description and presentation of wine is misleading if it is not in

accordance with any provisions relating to the description and

presentation of wine as are prescribed for the purposes of this

subsection.

Ordinary meaning of misleading not affected

(7) Subsections (2), (3), (4), (5) and (6) do not limit what, apart from

those subsections, is a misleading description and presentation of

wine.

40FA Circumstances in which description and presentation is not

misleading—general

Inclusion of geographical indication, translation or traditional

expression registered for more than one place

(1) If:

(a) the description and presentation of wine includes an

indication or term that is a registered geographical indication,

a registered translation of such an indication, or a registered

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traditional expression, in relation to a country, region or

locality; and

(b) the wine originated in that country, region or locality; and

(c) the description and presentation indicates that the wine

originated in that country, region or locality;

then the description and presentation is not misleading merely

because the indication or term is, or resembles, a registered

geographical indication, a registered translation of such an

indication, or a registered traditional expression, in relation to

another country, region or locality.

Inclusion of common English word or term

(2) If:

(a) the description and presentation of wine includes a word or

term that is a registered geographical indication, a registered

translation of such an indication, or a registered traditional

expression, in relation to a country, region or locality; and

(b) the word or term is a common English word or term; and

(c) the word or term is not used in such a way as to indicate that

the wine originated in the country, region or locality in

relation to which the geographical indication, translation or

traditional expression is registered; and

(d) the description and presentation indicates the country, region

or locality in which the wine originated; and

(e) the word or term is used in good faith;

then the description and presentation is not misleading merely

because it includes the word or term.

40FB Circumstances in which description and presentation is not

misleading—inclusion of registered traditional

expressions

Inclusion of registered quality wine term

(1) If:

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(a) the description and presentation of wine includes a registered

quality wine term; and

(b) the wine originated in Australia; and

(c) the description and presentation indicates that the wine

originated in Australia or in a region or locality in Australia;

and

(d) the registered quality wine term is also a registered

traditional expression; and

(e) the wine is in a category of wine in relation to which the

expression is registered;

then the description and presentation is not misleading merely

because it includes the registered quality wine term.

Inclusion of trade mark

(2) If:

(a) the description and presentation of wine includes a trade

mark; and

(b) the trade mark contains or consists of a registered traditional

expression; and

(c) before the protection date for the traditional expression:

(i) the trade mark had been entered in good faith in the

Register of Trade Marks; or

(ii) the owner of the trade mark had acquired rights in the

trade mark through use in good faith;

then the description and presentation is not misleading merely

because it includes that trade mark.

Inclusion of business name

(3) If:

(a) the description and presentation of wine includes a business

name; and

(b) the business name contains or consists of a registered

traditional expression; and

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(c) the business name was registered in good faith under the law

of a State or Territory or on the Business Names Register

established and maintained under section 22 of the Business

Names Registration Act 2011 before the protection date for

the traditional expression;

then the description and presentation is not misleading merely

because it includes that business name.

(4) Subsection (3) does not limit subsection 40F(5).

Subdivision C—Other provisions relating to sale, export or

import of wine

40G Sale, export or import of wine in contravention of registered

conditions of use

(1) A person commits an offence if:

(a) the person sells, exports or imports wine; and

(b) the wine is sold, exported or imported by the person in trade

or commerce with a description and presentation that:

(i) includes an indication or term that is a registered

geographical indication, a registered translation of such

an indication, a registered traditional expression, a

registered quality wine term or a registered additional

term; and

(ii) does not comply with any registered conditions of use

applicable to that geographical indication, translation,

traditional expression, quality wine term or additional

term (as the case may be).

Penalty: Imprisonment for 1 year.

Note: A court may impose a maximum fine of 60 penalty units instead of, or

in addition to, a term of imprisonment. A body corporate that is

convicted of an offence may be fined up to 5 times that maximum

fine. (See subsections 4B(2) and (3) of the Crimes Act 1914.)

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Indication or term registered for more than one place

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply if:

(a) the indication or term is registered in one or more Parts of the

Register in relation to one or more countries, regions or

localities; and

(b) the description and presentation complies with the registered

conditions of use applicable to the indication or term as

registered in one of those Parts for one of those countries,

regions or localities; and

(c) the wine originated in that country, region or locality; and

(d) the description and presentation indicates that the wine

originated in that country, region or locality.

Note: The defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in

this subsection. (See subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code.)

Indication or term is registered additional term for particular wine

(3) Subsection (1) also does not apply if:

(a) the indication or term is a registered additional term for a

particular wine and is also either or both of the following:

(i) a registered additional term for another particular wine;

(ii) registered in one or more Parts of the Register in

relation to one or more countries, regions or localities;

and

(b) the description and presentation complies with the registered

conditions of use that are applicable to the indication or term

as registered:

(i) for one of those particular wines; or

(ii) in one of those Parts for one of those countries, regions

or localities; and

(c) either:

(i) if subparagraph (b)(i) applies—the wine is the particular

wine; or

(ii) if subparagraph (b)(ii) applies—the wine originated in

that country, region or locality, and the description and

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presentation indicates that the wine originated in that

country, region or locality.

Note: The defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in

this subsection. (See subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code.)

40J Exception for certain wines

(1) In this section:

small quantities, in relation to wines, means quantities declared by

the regulations to be small quantities of wines for the purposes of

this section.

the offence provisions means subsections 40C(1), 40E(1) and

40G(1).

(2) The offence provisions do not apply in relation to wines

manufactured before the commencement of this Part.

(3) The offence provisions do not apply in relation to wines that are in

transit through Australia.

(4) The offence provisions do not apply in relation to wines that:

(a) originate in Australia or an agreement country; and

(b) are consigned in small quantities between Australia and an

agreement country under the conditions, and in accordance

with the procedures, prescribed by the regulations.

(5) The regulations may exempt wines referred to in the regulations

from the operation of any one or more of the offence provisions,

either generally or for such periods, in such circumstances, and

subject to such conditions, as are set out in the regulations.

40K Prosecution of offences

(1) To avoid doubt, it is declared that any of the following may

institute a proceeding for an offence against section 40C, 40E or

40G:

(a) the Authority;

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(b) a person engaged in the manufacture of wine or the growing

of wine grapes in Australia or in a designated foreign

country;

(c) an organisation established under the law of Australia or of a

designated foreign country whose objects or purposes include

any of the following:

(i) the promotion of the manufacture of wine, the growing

of wine grapes or the marketing of wine;

(ii) the promotion or protection of the interests of persons

engaged in the manufacture of wine, the growing of

wine grapes or the marketing of wine;

(iii) the promotion or protection of the interests of

consumers of wine.

(2) This section does not limit the operation of section 13 of the

Crimes Act 1914.

(3) In this Act:

designated foreign country means a foreign country in relation to

which a geographical indication, translation of such an indication,

traditional expression, or additional term is registered.

40M Application of national food standards to wines imported from

foreign countries

National food standard modified

(1) A national food standard that applies to wine has effect, in relation

to wine that originates in any foreign country, as if any requirement

in the standard to comply with particular oenological practices or

processes, or compositional requirements, in relation to wine were

replaced by a requirement to comply with the replacement

practices, processes or requirements under either subsection (1A)

or (1B).

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Practices, processes and requirements set out in wine-trading

agreements

(1A) The replacement practices, processes or requirements under this

subsection are:

(a) subject to paragraph (b), the oenological practices or

processes, or compositional requirements, set out in a

prescribed wine-trading agreement as in force or existing

from time to time; or

(b) if, in accordance with such an agreement, Australia has been

notified of the authorisation of modifications of the

oenological practices or processes, or compositional

requirements, set out in the agreement—the oenological

practices or processes, or compositional requirements, as so

modified.

Practices, processes and requirements prescribed by the

regulations

(1B) The replacement practices, processes or requirements under this

subsection are the oenological practices or processes, or

compositional requirements, prescribed by the regulations in

relation to wine originating in any foreign country.

(1C) Regulations made for the purposes of subsection (1B):

(a) must not prescribe oenological practices or processes, or

compositional requirements, in relation to wine originating in

any foreign country unless the oenological practices or

processes, or compositional requirements, apply to wine

under the laws and regulations of a foreign country; and

(b) may prescribe oenological practices or processes, or

compositional requirements, by applying, adopting or

incorporating (with or without modification) a written

instrument or other document:

(i) as in force or existing at a particular time; or

(ii) as in force or existing from time to time.

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Minister may suspend operation of section

(2) The Minister may suspend the operation of this section in relation

to wine of a particular kind or description if the Minister is

satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for believing that

continued compliance with an oenological practice or process, or a

compositional requirement, that was used in the manufacture of the

wine would endanger human health.

(3) A suspension under subsection (2):

(a) must be by written notice signed by the Minister and

published in the Gazette; and

(b) takes effect on a day stated in the notice that is not earlier

than the day following the date of publication; and

(c) remains in force, unless sooner revoked, for one year.

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Division 3—Establishment, function and powers of

Geographical Indications Committee

40N Establishment of Committee

A committee to be known as the Geographical Indications

Committee is established.

40P Function and powers of Committee

(1) The functions of the Committee are:

(a) to deal with applications for the determination of

geographical indications for wine in relation to regions and

localities in Australia (Australian GIs) in accordance with

this Part; and

(b) to make determinations of Australian GIs in accordance with

this Part (including determining any conditions of use

applicable to such GIs); and

(c) to make determinations for the omission of Australian GIs in

accordance with this Part; and

(d) any other functions conferred on the Committee under this

Part or under the regulations.

(2) The Committee has power to do all things that are necessary or

convenient to be done by, or in connection with, the performance

of its functions.

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Division 4—Australian geographical indications

Subdivision A—What this Division is about

40PA What this Division is about

(1) This Division deals with the determining of geographical

indications (GIs) in relation to a region or locality in Australia.

Note: Geographical indications, and translations of such indications, in

relation to wine originating in a foreign country are not determined

under this Division. They are determined by the Committee under

regulations made for the purposes of Division 4B (unless they are in a

prescribed wine-trading agreement).

(2) Subdivisions B and C deal with the powers of the Committee and

applications for the determination of GIs. Subdivision D deals with

objections to the determination of a GI on the basis of pre-existing

trade mark rights. GIs are determined under Subdivision E.

(3) The regulations may modify the operation of this Division to

remove any inconsistency with the operation of regulations made

for the purposes of Division 4B.

Subdivision B—Powers of Committee to determine

geographical indications

40Q Power of Committee to determine geographical indications

(1) The Committee may, either on its own initiative or on an

application made to it in accordance with section 40R, determine a

geographical indication in relation to a region or locality in

Australia.

(2) A determination by the Committee is to be in writing signed by the

Presiding Member of the Committee.

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40QA Committee must await decisions under Subdivision D

The Committee must not do a thing under Subdivision E in respect

of a proposed GI unless the requirements of Subdivision D have

been complied with.

Subdivision C—Applications for determinations of

geographical indications

40R Applications for determinations

Any of the following may apply in writing to the Committee for

the determination of a geographical indication in relation to a

region or locality in Australia:

(a) a declared winemakers organisation;

(b) a declared wine grape growers organisation;

(c) an organisation representing winemakers in a State or

Territory;

(d) an organisation representing growers of wine grapes in a

State or Territory;

(e) a winemaker;

(f) a grower of wine grapes.

Subdivision D—Objections to determination of geographical

indications based on pre-existing trade mark rights

40RA Notice to be given of proposed geographical indication

(1) The Presiding Member of the Committee must cause a notice under

subsection (2) to be published if:

(a) an application under section 40R has been made for the

determination of a geographical indication (the proposed

GI); or

(b) the Committee is considering determining a geographical

indication (the proposed GI) on its own initiative under

section 40Q; or

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(c) after an application under section 40R has been made, the

Committee is considering, under paragraph 40T(3)(b),

determining a geographical indication (the proposed GI) that

is different from the GI proposed in the application.

(2) The notice must:

(a) set out the proposed GI; and

(b) invite persons to make written objections to the Registrar of

Trade Marks in relation to the proposed GI on a ground set

out in section 40RB; and

(c) invite those objections to be made within the period of not

less than one month stated in the notice.

40RB Grounds of objection to the determination of a geographical

indication

Registered owner of a registered trade mark

(1) The registered owner of a registered trade mark may object to the

determination of a proposed GI on one of the following grounds:

(a) that the trade mark consists of a word, expression or other

indication that is identical to the proposed GI;

(b) that:

(i) the trade mark consists of a word, expression or other

indication; and

(ii) the proposed GI is likely to cause confusion with that

word, expression or other indication;

(c) that:

(i) the trade mark contains a word, expression or other

indication; and

(ii) the proposed GI is likely to cause confusion with that

word, expression or other indication; and

(iii) the owner has trade mark rights in that word, expression

or other indication.

(2) The owner may object on the ground specified in paragraph (1)(c)

even if there are conditions or limitations entered on the Register

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of Trade Marks suggesting that the owner does not have trade mark

rights to that word, expression or other indication.

Trade mark pending

(3) If a person has an application pending for the registration of a trade

mark under the Trade Marks Act 1995, the person may object to

the determination of a proposed GI on one of the following

grounds:

(a) that:

(i) the application was made in good faith; and

(ii) the trade mark consists of a word, expression or other

indication that is identical to the proposed GI; and

(iii) prima facie, the requirements under the Trade Marks

Act 1995 for accepting an application for registration of

a trade mark would be satisfied in respect of the trade

mark applied for;

(b) that:

(i) the application was made in good faith; and

(ii) the trade mark consists of a word, expression or other

indication; and

(iii) the proposed GI is likely to cause confusion with that

word, expression or other indication; and

(iv) prima facie, the requirements under the Trade Marks

Act 1995 for accepting an application for registration of

a trade mark would be satisfied in respect of the trade

mark applied for;

(c) that:

(i) the application was made in good faith; and

(ii) the trade mark contains a word, expression or other

indication; and

(iii) the proposed GI is likely to cause confusion with that

word, expression or other indication; and

(iv) prima facie, the requirements under the Trade Marks

Act 1995 for accepting an application for registration of

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a trade mark would be satisfied in respect of the trade

mark applied for; and

(v) after registration, the applicant would have trade mark

rights in the word, expression or other indication.

Trade mark not registered

(4) If a person claims to have trade mark rights in a trade mark that is

not registered, the person may object to the determination of a

proposed GI on one of the following grounds:

(a) that:

(i) the trade mark consists of a word, expression or other

indication that is identical to the proposed GI; and

(ii) the person has trade mark rights in that word, expression

or other indication; and

(iii) the rights were acquired through use in good faith;

(b) that:

(i) the trade mark consists of or contains a word,

expression or other indication; and

(ii) the proposed GI is likely to cause confusion with that

word, expression or other indication; and

(iii) the person has trade mark rights in that word, expression

or other indication; and

(iv) the rights were acquired through use in good faith.

40RC Consideration of objections

Notice of objection to be given to Committee

(1) If:

(a) the Registrar of Trade Marks receives an objection in relation

to the proposed GI on a ground set out in section 40RB; and

(b) the objection is received within the period stated in the notice

under section 40RA;

the Registrar of Trade Marks must in writing notify the Committee

of the receipt and terms of the objection.

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Registrar of Trade Marks to make decision on whether ground

made out or not

(2) If an objection is notified to the Committee under subsection (1),

the Registrar of Trade Marks must decide in writing whether the

ground of objection is or is not made out.

Registrar may make recommendation to Committee to determine a

GI

(3) If:

(a) the Registrar of Trade Marks decides that the ground of

objection is made out; and

(b) the Registrar of Trade Marks is satisfied that it is reasonable

in the circumstances to recommend to the Committee that the

proposed GI be determined despite the objection having been

made out;

the Registrar of Trade Marks may make the recommendation. The

recommendation must be in writing.

Note 1: For example, it may be reasonable for the Registrar of Trade Marks to

make such a recommendation if the Registrar of Trade Marks is

satisfied that the proposed GI was in use before the trade mark rights

arose.

Note 2: If a recommendation is made under subsection (3), the Committee

may determine the GI (see subsection 40SA(4)).

(4) In determining under paragraph (3)(b) whether it is reasonable in

the circumstances to make the recommendation to the Committee,

the Registrar of Trade Marks must have regard to Australia’s

international obligations.

Regulations

(5) Regulations may set out the procedure to be followed in making a

decision under subsection (2) or (3). The procedures may include

the charging of fees, the holding of hearings and the taking of

evidence.

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40RD Notice to be given of decision

Notice to be given by Registrar of Trade Marks

(1) After the Registrar of Trade Marks has made a decision under

section 40RC in relation to the proposed GI, the Registrar of Trade

Marks must, in writing, inform the following of the outcome of the

decision and of any recommendation that has been made under

subsection 40RC(3):

(a) the person who proposed the GI, if there was an application

under section 40R for the GI;

(b) the person who objected to the determination of the proposed

GI;

(c) the Committee.

Notice to be given by Committee

(2) After receiving notice of a decision under subsection (1), the

Presiding Member must cause a notice to be published:

(a) setting out the proposed GI; and

(b) stating that a decision of the Registrar of Trade Marks has

been made in relation to the proposed GI; and

(c) setting out the terms of the decision and any recommendation

made under subsection 40RC(3) in relation to the proposed

GI.

(3) The notice under subsection (2) is to be published in the manner

that the Committee thinks appropriate.

40RE Decision that ground of objection no longer exists

(1) If:

(a) a decision has been made that a ground of objection to a

proposed GI has been made out; and

(b) a person applies in writing to the Registrar of Trade Marks

for a decision that circumstances have changed since that

decision was made such that the ground of objection no

longer exists;

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the Registrar of Trade Marks may, in writing, make a decision that

the ground of objection no longer exists.

Note: If the Registrar of Trade Marks makes a decision under this section,

the Committee may determine the GI (see subsection 40SA(5)).

(2) Regulations may set out the procedure to be followed in making a

decision under subsection (1). The procedures may include the

charging of fees, the holding of hearings and the taking of

evidence.

40RF Appeals

(1) An appeal lies to the Federal Court against a decision of the

Registrar of Trade Marks, made under:

(a) subsection 40RC(2) (a decision that a ground of objection is

or is not made out); and

(b) subsection 40RC(3) (a recommendation that a proposed GI

be determined or a refusal to make such a recommendation);

and

(c) section 40RE (a decision that a ground of objection no longer

exists or a refusal to make such a decision).

(2) The jurisdiction of the Federal Court to hear and determine appeals

against decisions of the Registrar of Trade Marks under this Act is

exclusive of the jurisdiction of any other court except the

jurisdiction of the High Court under section 75 of the Constitution.

(3) On hearing an appeal against a decision of the Registrar of Trade

Marks under this Act, the Federal Court may do any one or more of

the following:

(a) admit further evidence orally, or on affidavit or otherwise;

(b) permit the examination and cross-examination of witnesses,

including witnesses who gave evidence before the Registrar

of Trade Marks;

(c) order an issue of fact to be tried as it directs;

(d) affirm, reverse or vary the Registrar of Trade Marks’s

decision;

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(e) give any judgment, or make any order, that, in all the

circumstances, it thinks fit;

(f) order a party to pay costs to another party.

(4) The Registrar of Trade Marks may appear and be heard at the

hearing of an appeal to the Federal Court against a decision of the

Registrar of Trade Marks.

(5) Except with the leave of the Federal Court, an appeal does not lie

to the Full Court of the Federal Court against a decision of a single

judge of the Federal Court in the exercise of its jurisdiction to hear

and determine appeals from decisions of the Registrar of Trade

Marks.

(6) The regulations may make provision about the practice and

procedure of the Federal Court in a proceeding under this section,

including provision:

(a) prescribing the time for starting the action or proceeding or

for doing any other act or thing; or

(b) for an extension of that time.

40RG Decisions made under this Division not to affect rights under

Trade Marks Act

A decision made under this Division does not:

(a) create or affect a right under the Trade Marks Act 1995 or at

common law in respect of a trade mark; or

(b) in any way pre-empt or affect a decision of the Registrar of

Trade Marks under the Trade Marks Act 1995 in respect of a

pending application for the registration of a trade mark.

Subdivision E—Determinations of geographical indications

40SA When may a determination be made under this Subdivision?

(1) If an objection was made to a proposed geographical indication

(GI) under section 40RB, the Committee may only determine the

GI in the circumstances set out in this section.

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Grounds of objection not made out

(2) The Committee may determine a GI that was the subject of a

decision under subsection 40RC(2), if:

(a) all appeals against, or reviews of, the decision (if any) in

relation to the GI have been finalised; and

(b) the decision standing after the appeals and reviews have been

finalised is that a ground of objection has not been made out

in relation to the GI.

If grounds for objection made out and person agrees to

determination of GI

(3) The Committee may determine a GI that is the subject of a decision

that a ground of objection has been made out, if the person who

objected to the determination of the GI has agreed, by notice in

writing given to the Committee, to the determination of the GI.

If grounds for objection made out and a recommendation is made

under subsection 40RC(3)

(4) The Committee may determine a GI that is the subject of a decision

that a ground of objection has been made out, if:

(a) a recommendation has been made to the Committee under

subsection 40RC(3) that the GI should be determined despite

the ground of objection having been made out; and

(b) all appeals against, or reviews of, the decision that the GI

should be determined (if any) have been finalised; and

(c) the decision standing after the appeals and reviews have been

finalised is that the GI should be determined.

If grounds for objection made out and a decision is made under

section 40RE

(5) The Committee may determine a GI that is the subject of a decision

that a ground of objection has been made out, if:

(a) a decision has been made under section 40RE that the ground

of objection no longer exists; and

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(b) all appeals against, or reviews of, the decision that the ground

no longer exists (if any) have been finalised; and

(c) the decision standing after the appeals and reviews have been

finalised is that the ground no longer exists.

40S Consultation by the Committee

In determining a geographical indication, the Committee:

(a) must consult any declared winemakers organisation and any

declared wine grape growers organisation; and

(b) may consult any other organisations or persons it thinks

appropriate.

40T Making of determinations

(1) In determining a geographical indication, the Committee must:

(a) identify in the determination the boundaries of the area or

areas in the region or locality to which the determination

relates; and

(b) determine the indication to be used to indicate that area or

those areas; and

(c) determine any conditions of use that are to be applicable to

the geographical indication.

(2) If the regulations prescribe criteria for use by the Committee in

determining a geographical indication, the Committee is to have

regard to those criteria.

(3) When making a determination as a result of an application, the

Committee may do either or both of the following:

(a) determine an area or areas having boundaries different from

those stated in the application;

(b) determine an indication to be used to indicate the area or

areas constituting the geographical indication that is different

from an indication proposed in the application.

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(4) In determining a geographical indication, the Committee must not

consider any submission to the extent that the submission asserts a

trade mark right in respect of the proposed geographical indication.

40U Interim determination

(1) A determination by the Committee is to be an interim

determination in the first instance.

(2) An interim determination does not have effect as a determination

of a geographical indication.

40V Publication of notice of interim determination

(1) The Presiding Member of the Committee must cause a notice

stating that the interim determination has been made and setting

out the terms of the determination to be published in any manner

that the Committee thinks appropriate.

(2) The notice must invite persons to make written submissions to the

Committee in relation to the determination within a period of not

less than one month that is stated in the notice.

40W Final determination

After considering any submissions made to it, the Committee may

make a final determination.

40X Publication of notice of final determination

(1) The Presiding Member must cause a notice stating that a final

determination has been made and setting out the terms of the

determination to be published in any manner that the Committee

thinks appropriate.

(2) The notice must include a statement to the effect that:

(a) subject to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975,

application may be made, by or on behalf of any person

whose interests are affected by the determination, to the

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Administrative Appeals Tribunal for review of the

determination; and

(b) unless subsection 28(4) of that Act applies, application may

be made in accordance with section 28 of that Act by or on

behalf of that person for a statement in writing setting out the

findings on material questions of fact, referring to the

evidence or other material on which those findings were

based and giving the reasons for the determination; and

(c) if a decision has been made under section 40RC before the

final determination, no application to the Administrative

Appeals Tribunal may be made in respect of that decision

under section 40RC. An appeal lies to the Federal Court

under section 40RF from a decision under section 40RC.

(3) Any failure to comply with subsection (2) in relation to a

determination does not affect the validity of the determination.

40Y Review of final determination

(1) Application may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

for review of a final determination.

Note: Under section 40RF, an appeal lies to the Federal Court from a

decision under section 40RC.

(2) Section 29 of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 has

effect in relation to an application for review of a final

determination as if the following subsections were inserted after

subsection (1):

‘(1AA) Despite paragraph (1)(d) and subsection (2), an application to

the Tribunal for review of a final determination under

Part VIB of the Wine Australia Act 2013 must be made

within 28 days after notice of the determination is published

in accordance with section 40X of that Act.

‘(1AB) Despite subsection (8), an application under subsection (7) in

respect of a final determination under Part VIB of the Wine

Australia Act 2013 must be made before the time fixed by

subsection (1A) ends.’.

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Section 40Z

40Z Date of effect of final determination

(1) The Presiding Member must give a copy of the final determination

to the Registrar so that particulars of the determination can be

included in the Register:

(a) if an application is duly made to the Administrative Appeals

Tribunal for review of the determination—as soon as

practicable after the decision of the Tribunal on the review is

given; or

(b) otherwise—as soon as practicable after the 28th day after

notice of the determination is published in accordance with

section 40X.

(2) When the Presiding Member gives a copy of a final determination

to the Registrar, the Presiding Member must also give a copy to the

Chair of the Authority.

(3) A final determination of the Committee takes effect on the day on

which particulars of the determination are included in the Register.

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Division 4A—Omission of Australian registered

geographical indications

Subdivision A—What this Division is about

40ZAA What this Division is about

(1) This Division deals with determining the omission from the

Register of geographical indications (Australian GIs) determined

under Division 4.

Note: Determinations for the omission of geographical indications, and

translations of such indications, in relation to wine originating in a

foreign country are not made under this Division. They are made by

the Committee under regulations made for the purposes of

Division 4B.

(2) The grounds for omission are that an Australian GI is not in use

(see Subdivision B) or is no longer required (see Subdivision C).

Note: Subsection 40ZD(3) also deals with changes to the Register.

(3) The regulations may modify the operation of this Division to

remove any inconsistency with the operation of regulations made

for the purposes of Division 4B.

Subdivision B—Omission of Australian GIs for non-use

40ZAB Power of Committee to determine that an Australian GI

should be omitted from the Register

The Committee may, either on its own initiative or on an

application made in accordance with section 40ZAC, determine

that an Australian GI is to be omitted from the Register on the

ground that the GI is not in use.

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40ZAC Application

(1) A person (the applicant) may apply in the prescribed form to the

Committee to omit an Australian GI from the Register on the

ground that the GI is not in use.

(2) The application must be accompanied by such fee (if any) charged

by the Authority for the making of such an application.

(3) The Authority may waive the fee.

(4) If the application is not accompanied by the fee, and the fee is not

waived by the Authority, the application is treated as having never

been made.

40ZAD Further information concerning an application

(1) For the purposes of determining the application, the Committee

may, by notice in writing, require the applicant to provide such

further information as the Committee directs, within the period

specified in the notice.

(2) If the applicant does not comply with this requirement, the

application is taken to have been withdrawn.

(3) A notice must include a statement about the effect of the above.

40ZAE Notice by Committee

If the Committee:

(a) receives an application under section 40ZAC; or

(b) proposes on its own initiative that an Australian GI should be

omitted from the Register on the ground that the GI is not in

use;

the Presiding Member of the Committee must cause a notice to be

published in the manner that the Committee thinks appropriate:

(c) setting out the Australian GI; and

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(d) stating that an application under section 40ZAC has been

made, or that the Committee is proposing to make a

determination to omit the GI on its own initiative; and

(e) inviting persons to make written submissions to the

Committee in relation to the application or proposal within

the period of not less than one month that is stated in the

notice.

40ZAF Determination by Committee

(1) After considering any submissions made to it in response to a

notice under section 40ZAE, the Committee must determine

whether to omit the Australian GI on the ground that the GI is not

in use.

(2) The Committee may, in writing, make a determination to omit the

GI on that ground if the Committee is satisfied of the following

matters:

(a) that the GI has been registered for a period of more than 5

years before the date of the notice under section 40ZAE;

(b) that the GI has not been used during the period of 3 years

before the date of the notice under section 40ZAE (see

subsection (3));

(c) that no special circumstances exist in relation to the region or

locality indicated by the GI that would preclude the making

of a determination to omit the GI from the Register (see

subsection (4)).

Meaning of GI not been used

(3) For the purposes of paragraph (2)(b), an Australian GI has not been

used if:

(a) there has not been a production of wine for commercial use

originating in the region or locality indicated by the GI; and

(b) wine originating in the region or locality indicated by the GI

has not been described and presented for sale within

Australia, or for export, using that GI.

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Meaning of special circumstances

(4) For the purposes of paragraph (2)(c), special circumstances exist if:

(a) the region or locality indicated by the GI has been affected by

fire, drought or some other disaster; and

(b) as a result of being so affected, there has not been a

production of wine for commercial use originating in the

region or locality indicated by the GI during the period of 3

years immediately before the date of the notice under

section 40ZAE.

40ZAG Notice of determination

The Presiding Member of the Committee must cause:

(a) a notice to be given of the Committee’s determination to the

applicant (if any); and

(b) if the determination made is to omit the Australian GI from

the Register—a notice setting out the terms of the

determination to be published in the manner that the

Committee thinks appropriate.

40ZAH AAT review of a determination

(1) Application may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

for review of the determination made under section 40ZAF.

(2) Despite paragraph 29(1)(d) and subsection 29(2) of the

Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975, an application to the

Tribunal for review of a determination under section 40ZAF must

be made within 28 days after notice of the determination is

published in accordance with section 40ZAG.

(3) Despite subsection 29(8) of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Act 1975, an application under subsection 29(7) of that Act in

respect of a determination under section 40ZAF must be made

before the time fixed by subsection (2) of this section ends.

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40ZAI Date of effect of determination to omit GI

(1) If the determination made by the Committee under section 40ZAF

is a determination to omit the Australian GI from the Register, the

Presiding Member must give a copy of the determination to the

Registrar so that particulars of the determination can be omitted

from the Register:

(a) if an application is made to the Administrative Appeals

Tribunal under section 40ZAH for review of the

determination—as soon as practicable after the decision of

the Tribunal on the review is given; or

(b) otherwise—as soon as practicable after the 28th day after

notice of the determination is published in accordance with

section 40ZAG.

(2) When the Presiding Member gives a copy of the determination to

the Registrar, the Presiding Member must also give a copy to the

Chair of the Authority.

(3) The determination of the Committee takes effect on the day on

which particulars of the GI are omitted from the Register.

Subdivision C—Omission of Australian GIs because no longer

required

40ZAJ Application

(1) A person (the applicant) may apply in the prescribed form to the

Committee to omit an Australian GI from the Register on the

ground that the GI is no longer required.

(2) The application must be accompanied by a written statement from

each of the following organisations supporting the application:

(a) a declared winemakers’ organisation (if any);

(b) a declared wine grape growers’ organisation (if any);

(c) the organisation or organisations representing winemakers in

a State or Territory wholly or partly covered by the region or

locality in Australia indicated by the GI;

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(d) the organisation or organisations representing growers of

wine grapes in a State or Territory wholly or partly covered

by the region or locality in Australia indicated by the GI.

(3) The application must also be accompanied by such fee (if any)

charged by the Authority for the making of such an application.

(4) The Authority may waive the fee.

(5) If:

(a) the application is not accompanied by the fee, and the fee is

not waived by the Authority; or

(b) the application is not accompanied by the statements referred

to in subsection (2);

then the application is taken never to have been made.

40ZAK Further information concerning an application

(1) For the purposes of determining the application, the Committee

may, by notice in writing, require the applicant to provide such

further information as the Committee directs, within the period

specified in the notice.

(2) If the applicant does not comply with this requirement, the

application is taken to have been withdrawn.

(3) A notice must include a statement about the effect of

subsection (2).

40ZAL Notice by Committee

After receiving an application under section 40ZAJ, the Presiding

Member of the Committee must cause a notice to be published in

the manner that the Committee thinks appropriate:

(a) stating that an application under section 40ZAJ has been

made and setting out the Australian GI; and

(b) inviting:

(i) interested persons in relation to the GI (see

section 40ZAM); and

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(ii) members of the organisations referred to in

subsection 40ZAJ(2); and

(iii) the organisations referred to in subsection 40ZAJ(2);

to object to the omission of the GI from the Register by

making written submissions to the Committee within the

period of not less than one month that is stated in the notice.

40ZAM Meaning of interested person

For the purposes of subparagraph 40ZAL(b)(i), an interested

person in relation to an Australian GI is a person who the

Committee is satisfied is:

(a) a winemaker who makes wine for commercial purposes from

grapes grown in the region or locality indicated by the GI; or

(b) a grower of grapes who grows wine grapes in the region or

locality indicated by the GI; or

(c) a person who owns or leases a tract of land that is:

(i) 5 hectares or more in size and situated in the region or

locality indicated by the GI; and

(ii) capable of being used to grow grapes for commercial

wine production; or

(d) a person who:

(i) has a mortgage, lien or other commercial interest over,

or in relation to, a vineyard or other property used in the

production of wine that is situated in the region or

locality indicated by the GI; and

(ii) has the agreement of the owner of the property to that

person making a submission to the Committee under

section 40ZAL.

40ZAN Determination by Committee

No submission made

(1) If no submissions have been made to the Committee in response to

the notice under section 40ZAL, the Committee must make a

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determination in writing to omit the Australian GI from the

Register on the grounds that the GI is no longer required.

Submission made

(2) If a submission has been made to the Committee, the Committee

must make a determination in writing not to omit the GI from the

Register.

40ZAO Notice of determination

The Presiding Member of the Committee must cause:

(a) notice to be given of the Committee’s determination to the

applicant; and

(b) a notice setting out the terms of the determination to be

published in any manner that the Committee thinks

appropriate.

40ZAP Date of effect of determination to omit Australian GI

(1) If the determination made by the Committee under section 40ZAN

is a determination to omit the Australian GI from the Register, the

Presiding Member must give a copy of the determination to the

Registrar so that particulars of the determination can be omitted

from the Register as soon as is practicable.

(2) When the Presiding Member gives a copy of the determination to

the Registrar, the Presiding Member must also give a copy to the

Chair of the Authority.

(3) The determination of the Committee takes effect on the day on

which particulars of the GI are omitted from the Register.

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Section 40ZAQ

Division 4B—Foreign geographical indications and

translations

40ZAQ Determination of foreign geographical indications and

translations

(1) The regulations may make provision for and in relation to the

determination of geographical indications, and translations of

geographical indications, in relation to wine originating in a

foreign country.

Role of Committee

(2) Without limiting subsection (1), the regulations may:

(a) provide for the Committee to deal with applications for the

determination of geographical indications, and translations of

such indications, in relation to wine originating in a foreign

country or a region or locality in a foreign country; and

(b) provide for the Committee to make determinations of such

indications and translations (including determining any

conditions of use applicable to such indications and

translations); and

(c) set out criteria for use by the Committee in making such

determinations; and

(d) provide for review by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal of

such determinations.

Role of Registrar of Trade Marks

(3) Without limiting subsection (1), the regulations may also:

(a) provide for objections to be made to the Registrar of Trade

Marks in relation to the determination of proposed

geographical indications, and translations of such indications,

in relation to wine originating in a foreign country or a region

or locality in a foreign country; and

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(b) set out the grounds on which such objections may be made;

and

(c) set out the procedure to be followed in dealing with such

objections (including the charging of fees, the holding of

hearings and the taking of evidence); and

(d) provide for the Registrar of Trade Marks to make

recommendations to the Committee in relation to the

determination of the proposed indications and translations.

40ZAR Appeals against decisions of Registrar of Trade Marks

(1) An appeal lies to the Federal Court against such decisions of the

Registrar of Trade Marks as are prescribed by the regulations

(being decisions under regulations made for the purposes of

subsection 40ZAQ(3)).

(2) The jurisdiction of the Federal Court to hear and determine appeals

against prescribed decisions is exclusive of the jurisdiction of any

other court except the jurisdiction of the High Court under

section 75 of the Constitution.

(3) On hearing an appeal against a prescribed decision, the Federal

Court may do any one or more of the following:

(a) admit further evidence orally, or on affidavit or otherwise;

(b) permit the examination and cross-examination of witnesses,

including witnesses who gave evidence before the Registrar

of Trade Marks;

(c) order an issue of fact to be tried as it directs;

(d) affirm, reverse or vary the prescribed decision;

(e) give any judgment, or make any order, that, in all the

circumstances, it thinks fit;

(f) order a party to pay costs to another party.

(4) The Registrar of Trade Marks may appear and be heard at the

hearing of an appeal to the Federal Court against a prescribed

decision.

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(5) Except with the leave of the Federal Court, an appeal does not lie

to the Full Court of the Federal Court against a decision of a single

judge of the Federal Court in the exercise of its jurisdiction to hear

and determine appeals against prescribed decisions.

(6) The regulations may make provision about the practice and

procedure of the Federal Court in a proceeding under this section,

including provision:

(a) prescribing the time for starting the action or proceeding or

for doing any other act or thing; or

(b) for an extension of that time.

40ZAS Decisions not to affect rights under Trade Marks Act

A decision made under section 40ZAR, or under regulations made

for the purposes of section 40ZAQ, does not:

(a) create or affect a right under the Trade Marks Act 1995 or at

common law in respect of a trade mark; or

(b) in any way pre-empt or affect a decision of the Registrar of

Trade Marks under the Trade Marks Act 1995 in respect of a

pending application for the registration of a trade mark.

40ZAT Determinations for the omission from the Register of foreign

geographical indications and translations

(1) The regulations may make provision for and in relation to the

omission from the Register of registered geographical indications,

and registered translations of such indications, in relation to a

foreign country or a region or locality in a foreign country.

(2) Without limiting subsection (1), the regulations may:

(a) provide for the Committee to deal with applications for the

omission from the Register of registered geographical

indications, and registered translations of such indications, in

relation to a foreign country or a region or locality in a

foreign country; and

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(b) provide for the Committee to make determinations for the

omission from the Register of such indications and

translations; and

(c) set out the grounds on which such determinations may be

made; and

(d) provide for review by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal of

such determinations.

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Section 40ZA

Division 5—Register of Protected Geographical Indications

and Other Terms

40ZA Registrar

(1) There is to be a Registrar of Protected Geographical Indications

and Other Terms.

(2) The Registrar is to be an employee of the Authority.

(3) The Authority must ensure that, at all times when the person

appointed as Registrar is absent from duty or from Australia or is,

for any other reason, unable to perform the duties of the Registrar,

another employee is appointed to act as Registrar.

40ZB Functions of Registrar

The Registrar has the following functions:

(a) to keep the Register of Protected Geographical Indications

and Other Terms;

(b) to include particulars in the Register in accordance with

section 40ZD;

(c) to provide administrative assistance to the Committee;

(d) in accordance with the directions of the Committee, to

prepare and cause to be published maps or other documents

showing the boundaries of regions and localities in relation to

which geographical indications have been determined by the

Committee;

(e) in accordance with the directions of the Authority or the

Committee, to notify authorities and organisations in foreign

countries of the geographical indications, translations of such

indications, traditional expressions and additional terms

included in the Register.

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40ZC Register of Protected Geographical Indications and Other

Terms

(1) The Registrar is to keep a register to be known as the Register of

Protected Geographical Indications and Other Terms.

(2) The Register may be kept wholly or partly by means of a

computer.

40ZD Contents of Register

Parts of the Register

(1) The Register is to be divided into 4 parts as follows:

(a) Part 1 is to include:

(i) geographical indications in relation to wines originating

in Australia, and any conditions of use applicable to

those indications; and

(ii) geographical indications in relation to wines originating

in a foreign country, any translations of those

indications, and any conditions of use applicable to

those indications or translations;

(b) Part 2 is to include traditional expressions in relation to wines

originating in a foreign country, and any conditions of use

applicable to those expressions;

(c) Part 3 is to include quality wine terms in relation to wines

originating in Australia, and any conditions of use applicable

to those terms;

(d) Part 4 is to include other terms (not being geographical

indications, translations of geographical indications,

traditional expressions, or terms referred to in paragraph (c)),

in relation to wines, and any conditions of use applicable to

those terms.

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Particulars that must be included in Part 1 of the Register

(2) The Registrar must include in Part 1 of the Register (geographical

indications), in accordance with the directions of the Authority, the

following particulars:

(a) in relation to Australia:

(i) Australia; and

(ii) the name of each State and internal Territory; and

(iii) any geographical indication determined by the

Committee under Division 4 to be a geographical

indication in relation to wines originating in Australia;

and

(iv) any region or locality in relation to which such a

geographical indication is determined; and

(v) any conditions of use applicable to such a geographical

indication;

(b) in relation to an agreement country:

(i) each geographical indication that, under a prescribed

wine-trading agreement to which that country is a party,

is a geographical indication in relation to wines

originating in that country; and

(ii) any translation, recognised by that wine-trading

agreement, of each such geographical indication; and

(iii) any region or locality in relation to which each such

geographical indication is to be registered; and

(iv) any conditions of use applicable to a geographical

indication referred to in subparagraph (i) or a translation

referred to in subparagraph (ii);

(c) in relation to a foreign country (whether or not an agreement

country):

(i) any geographical indication determined by the

Committee, under regulations made for the purposes of

Division 4B, to be a geographical indication in relation

to wines originating in that country; and

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(ii) any translation determined by the Committee, under

regulations made for the purposes of Division 4B, to be

a translation of such a geographical indication; and

(iii) any region or locality in relation to which each such

geographical indication is determined; and

(iv) any conditions of use applicable to a geographical

indication referred to in subparagraph (i) or a translation

referred to in subparagraph (ii).

Particulars that must be included in Part 2 of the Register

(2A) The Registrar must include in Part 2 of the Register (traditional

expressions), in accordance with the directions of the Authority,

the following particulars:

(a) in relation to an agreement country:

(i) each traditional expression that is listed in relation to

wines originating in that country in a prescribed

wine-trading agreement to which that country is a party;

and

(ii) each wine originating in that country that is listed in that

wine-trading agreement in relation to each such

traditional expression; and

(iii) each category of wine that is listed in that wine-trading

agreement in relation to each such traditional

expression; and

(iv) each language that is listed in that wine-trading

agreement in relation to each such traditional

expression; and

(v) any conditions of use applicable to each such traditional

expression;

(b) in relation to a foreign country (whether or not an agreement

country):

(i) each traditional expression that is listed in the laws and

regulations of that country for the purpose of the

description and presentation of wines originating in that

country, and that is determined by the Authority; and

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(ii) each wine originating in that country that is listed in

those laws and regulations in relation to such a

traditional expression; and

(iii) each category of wine that is listed in those laws and

regulations in relation to such a traditional expression;

and

(iv) each language that is listed in those laws and regulations

in relation to such a traditional expression; and

(v) any conditions of use applicable to each such traditional

expression.

Particulars that must be included in Part 3 of the Register

(2B) The Registrar must include in Part 3 of the Register (quality wine

terms), in accordance with the directions of the Authority, the

following particulars:

(a) each term (a quality wine term) that, under a prescribed

wine-trading agreement to which Australia is a party, is a

quality wine term in relation to wines originating in

Australia;

(b) any region or locality in relation to which each such term is

to be registered;

(c) any conditions of use applicable to each such term.

Particulars that must be included in Part 4 of the Register

(2C) The Registrar must include in Part 4 of the Register (additional

terms), in accordance with the directions of the Authority, the

following particulars:

(a) in relation to Australia:

(i) each term (other than a geographical indication or a

quality wine term) that, under a prescribed wine-trading

agreement to which Australia is a party, is required to

be protected for the purpose of the description and

presentation of wine originating in Australia; and

(ii) any other term that the Authority has determined is

required to be protected for the purpose of the

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description and presentation of wine originating in

Australia; and

(iii) any region or locality in relation to which a term

referred to in subparagraph (i) or (ii) is to be registered;

and

(iv) any conditions of use applicable to a term referred to in

subparagraph (i) or (ii);

(b) in relation to an agreement country:

(i) each term (other than a geographical indication, a

translation of a geographical indication, or a traditional

expression) that, under a prescribed wine-trading

agreement to which that country is a party, is required to

be protected for the purpose of the description and

presentation of wine originating in that country; and

(ii) any region or locality in relation to which each such

term is to be registered; and

(iii) any conditions of use applicable to each such term;

(c) in relation to a foreign country (whether or not an agreement

country):

(i) each term (other than a geographical indication, a

translation of a geographical indication, or a traditional

expression) that is recognised in the laws and

regulations of that country for the purpose of the

description and presentation of wine originating in that

country, and that is determined by the Authority; and

(ii) any region or locality in relation to which each such

term is to be registered; and

(iii) any conditions of use applicable to each such term;

(d) any other term (not being a geographical indication, a

translation of a geographical indication, a traditional

expression or a quality wine term) that the Authority has

determined is required to be protected in relation to particular

wines, and any conditions of use applicable to those terms.

(3) If:

(a) it appears to the Authority that:

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Section 40ZE

(i) an entry in the Register is not, or has ceased to be,

necessary; or

(ii) an entry in the Register is included in the wrong part of

the Register;

and the inclusion of the entry in the Register, or in that part

of the Register, did not result from a determination made by

the Committee under Division 4 or under regulations made

for the purposes of Division 4B; or

(b) it appears to the Authority that an entry should not have been

included in the Register, or an entry in the Register is

incorrect, because of a clerical or similar error;

the Authority may direct the Registrar to omit the entry from the

Register, to omit the entry from that part of the Register and insert

it in the correct part, or to correct the entry, as the case requires.

(4) In subsection (3):

entry includes a part of an entry.

(5) The Registrar must comply with a direction given under

subsection (3).

40ZE Inspection of Register

(1) The Registrar must ensure that the Register is available for

inspection at the office of the Registrar by any person during

ordinary hours of business of that office.

(2) To the extent that the Register is kept by use of a computer,

subsection (1) is complied with by giving members of the public

access to a computer terminal that they can use to inspect the

particulars constituting the Register, either on a screen or in the

form of a computer print-out.

(3) The Registrar may supply a copy of the Register or part of the

Register to a person on payment of the prescribed fee.

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Inspection Division 6

Section 40ZF

Division 6—Inspection

40ZF Inspection powers

The provisions of Part VIA relating to inspections, including

Division 4 of that Part, apply in relation to this Part in the same

way as they apply in relation to Part VIA.

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Part VII Miscellaneous

Section 41A

Part VII—Miscellaneous

41A Remuneration and allowances of members of Geographical

Indications Committee etc.

(1) This section applies to a person who is:

(b) a member of the Geographical Indications Committee

established by section 40N; or

(c) a member of a committee constituted under section 11 other

than a director of the Authority.

(2) Subject to this section, a person to whom this section applies shall

be paid such remuneration as is determined by the Remuneration

Tribunal, but, if no determination of that remuneration by the

Tribunal is in operation, the person shall be paid such remuneration

as is prescribed.

(3) Subject to this section, a person to whom this section applies shall

be paid such allowances as are prescribed.

(4) Subsections (2) and (3) have effect subject to the Remuneration

Tribunal Act 1973.

(5) Payments under this section shall be made out of the funds of the

Authority.

(6) If:

(a) a person to whom this section applies is also a member of, or

a candidate for election to, the Parliament of a State; and

(b) under the law of that State the person would not be eligible to

remain, or to be elected as, a member of that Parliament if he

or she were entitled to remuneration under this Act;

the person shall not be paid remuneration or allowances under this

Act but shall be reimbursed such expenses as the person reasonably

incurs because of the person’s performing the functions of the

office under this Act held by the person.

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(7) If a person to whom this section applies is also:

(a) a member of the Parliament of a State (other than a State

referred to in subsection (6)); or

(b) in the service or employment of a State or an authority of a

State, or holds or performs the duties of any office or position

established by or under a law of a State, on a full-time basis;

it is a condition of the person’s holding the office under this Act

held by the person that the person pay to the State, within one

month of receiving an amount of remuneration under this Act, an

amount equal to that first-mentioned amount, and the person:

(c) shall not be paid allowances under this Act; and

(d) shall be reimbursed such expenses as the person reasonably

incurs because of the person’s performing the functions of

the office under this Act held by the person.

(8) An amount payable to a State by a person under subsection (7) is a

debt due to the State and the State may recover that amount by

action against the person in a court of competent jurisdiction.

(9) In this section:

Parliament means:

(a) in relation to the Australian Capital Territory—the

Legislative Assembly for the Territory; and

(b) in relation to the Northern Territory—the Legislative

Assembly of the Territory.

State includes the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern

Territory.

42 Delegation by Minister

The Minister may, in writing, delegate all or any of his or her

powers and functions under this Act (other than section 31K) to:

(a) the Secretary; or

(b) an APS employee who holds or performs the duties of an

SES Band 1 position, or an equivalent or higher position, in

the Department.

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43 Delegation by Authority

(1) The Authority may, either generally or as otherwise provided by

the instrument of delegation, by writing under its seal, delegate to a

person or to a committee established under section 11 any of its

powers under this Act, other than its powers under

subsection 30(2) or this power of delegation.

(2) A power so delegated, when exercised by the delegate, shall, for

the purposes of this Act, be deemed to have been exercised by the

Authority.

(3) A delegation under this section does not prevent the exercise of a

power by the Authority.

44 Offences in relation to export of grape products

(1) A person commits an offence if:

(a) the person exports a grape product from Australia; and

(b) the export of the grape product contravenes the regulations.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 6 months.

Note: The Federal Court may grant an injunction under section 44AB if a

person has engaged, is engaging or proposes to engage in conduct that

contravenes this section.

(2) The provisions of Part VIA relating to inspections, including

Division 4 of that Part, apply in relation to this section in the same

way as they apply in relation to that Part.

44AA Time for bringing prosecutions

Despite section 15B of the Crimes Act 1914, a prosecution for an

offence against section 44 of this Act that is committed after the

commencement of this section may be brought at any time within 7

years after the commission of the offence.

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44AB Injunctions

(1) The Federal Court may grant an injunction if a person has engaged,

is engaging or proposes to engage in any conduct that contravenes

the following:

(a) Part VIA (label integrity program);

(b) Part VIB (protection of geographical indications and other

terms);

(c) section 44 (offence in relation to export of grape products);

(d) regulations made for the purposes of the provisions

mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (c).

(2) The injunction may:

(a) restrain the person from engaging in the conduct; and

(b) if the Court thinks it desirable to do so—require the person to

do a particular act.

(3) An application for an injunction may be made by, or on behalf of,

the following persons:

(a) the Authority;

(b) a declared wine makers organisation;

(c) a declared wine grape growers organisation;

(d) a person who is a manufacturer of wine, or a grower of wine

grapes, in Australia or a designated foreign country;

(e) an organisation established under the law of Australia or of a

designated foreign country whose objects or purposes include

any of the following:

(i) the promotion of the manufacture of wine, the growing

of wine grapes or the marketing of wine;

(ii) the promotion or protection of the interests of persons

engaged in the manufacture of wine, the growing of

wine grapes or the marketing of wine;

(iii) the promotion or protection of the interests of

consumers of wine.

(4) The Court may grant an interim injunction pending a determination

of an application for an injunction.

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(5) The Court may discharge or vary an injunction granted under this

section.

(6) The power of the Court to grant an injunction restraining a person

from engaging in conduct may be exercised:

(a) whether or not it appears to the Court that the person intends

to engage again, or to continue to engage, in conduct of that

kind; and

(b) whether or not the person has previously engaged in conduct

of that kind.

(7) The powers conferred on the Federal Court by this section are in

addition to, and not in derogation of, any other powers of the

Court.

44A Conduct by directors, employees or agents

(1) Where, in proceedings for an offence against this Act, it is

necessary to establish the state of mind of a body corporate in

relation to particular conduct, it is sufficient to show:

(a) that the conduct was engaged in by a director, employee or

agent of the body corporate within the scope of his or her

actual or apparent authority; and

(b) that the director, employee or agent had the state of mind.

(2) Any conduct engaged in on behalf of a body corporate by a

director, employee or agent of the body corporate within the scope

of his or her actual or apparent authority is to be taken, for the

purposes of a prosecution for an offence against this Act, to have

been engaged in also by the body corporate unless the body

corporate establishes that it took reasonable precautions to avoid

the conduct.

(3) Where, in proceedings for an offence against this Act, it is

necessary to establish the state of mind of a natural person in

relation to particular conduct, it is sufficient to show:

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(a) that the conduct was engaged in by an employee or agent of

the person within the scope of his or her actual or apparent

authority; and

(b) that the employee or agent had the state of mind.

(4) Any conduct engaged in on behalf of a natural person by an

employee or agent of the person within the scope of his or her

actual or apparent authority is to be taken, for the purposes of a

prosecution for an offence against this Act, to have been engaged

in also by the first-mentioned person unless the first-mentioned

person establishes that the first-mentioned person took reasonable

precautions to avoid the conduct.

(5) Where:

(a) a natural person is convicted of an offence; and

(b) the person would not have been convicted of the offence if

subsections (3) and (4) had not been enacted;

the person is not liable to be punished by imprisonment for that

offence.

(6) A reference in subsection (1) or (3) to the state of mind of a person

includes a reference to:

(a) the knowledge, intention, opinion, belief or purpose of the

person; and

(b) the person’s reasons for the intention, opinion, belief or

purpose.

(7) A reference in this section to a director of a body corporate

includes a reference to a constituent member of a body corporate

incorporated for a public purpose by a law of the Commonwealth,

of a State or of a Territory.

(8) A reference in this section to engaging in conduct includes a

reference to failing or refusing to engage in conduct.

(9) A reference in this section to an offence against this Act includes a

reference to:

(a) an offence created by the regulations; and

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(b) an offence against section 6 of the Crimes Act 1914, or

section 11.1, 11.4 or 11.5 of the Criminal Code, that relates

to this Act or the regulations.

45 Operation of certain laws not restricted

Nothing in this Act or the regulations restricts the operation of the

Customs Act 1901, the Commerce (Trade Descriptions) Act 1905

or the Export Control Act 1982, or of any regulations made under

any one or more of those Acts.

46 Regulations

(1) The Governor-General may make regulations, not inconsistent with

this Act, prescribing all matters required or permitted by this Act to

be prescribed or necessary or convenient to be prescribed for

carrying out or giving effect to this Act, and, in particular:

(a) making provision with respect to annual general meetings

including, in particular, provisions in respect of:

(i) the giving of notice of motions to be moved at such

meetings; and

(ii) the moving of motions at such meetings by the

Authority; and

(iii) the procedure at such meetings; and

(iv) the appointment by persons entitled to attend such

meetings of other persons to be their proxies at such

meetings; and

(iva) the method of determining the number of votes that an

eligible producer (within the meaning of section 29U)

may cast at such meetings; and

(v) the means of determining whether or not motions voted

upon at such meetings have been passed; and

(vi) the confidentiality of voting at such meetings; and

(b) requiring the doing of acts or things necessary to be done for

the purpose of giving effect to a prescribed wine-trading

agreement; and

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(c) prohibiting the export of a grape product from Australia

except subject to and in accordance with prescribed

conditions, including, in particular:

(i) conditions requiring an exporter to be the holder of a

licence to export the grape product;

(ii) conditions requiring an exporter to obtain the approval

of the Authority for particular exports of the grape

product;

(iii) conditions requiring the purchaser of the grape product,

or the person to whom the grape product is consigned as

an agent or representative of the purchaser or exporter

in the country to which the grape product is consigned,

to be a person approved by the Authority; or

(iv) conditions relating to the price, or form of consignment,

of the grape product; and

(d) making provision with respect to:

(i) the grant, suspension or cancellation by the Authority,

or a person authorized by it, of licences to export a

grape product from Australia; and

(ii) the issuing or revocation by the Authority, or by a

person authorized by it, in respect of particular exports

of a grape product, of certificates as to compliance with

the conditions subject to which the grape product may

be exported; and

(e) providing for the period for which a licence, or a licence

included in a class of licences, granted under the regulations

remains in force; and

(f) authorizing the Authority, or a person authorized by it:

(i) to determine prices or other matters for the purposes of

the regulations; or

(ii) to give to the holder of a licence to export a grape

product granted under the regulations directions, in

writing, with respect to the quantities of the grape

product that may be exported by the holder of the

licence either generally or otherwise as provided in the

regulations; and

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(g) requiring persons to furnish returns and information

necessary for the purposes of this Act; and

(h) providing for a penalty of:

(i) if the person is a natural person, a fine not exceeding 50

penalty units; or

(ii) if the person is a body corporate, a fine not exceeding

250 penalty units;

for offences against the regulations.

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Administrative provisions relating to the Geographical Indications Committee

Schedule

Clause 1

Schedule—Administrative provisions relating

to the Geographical Indications

Committee

1 Interpretation

In this Schedule:

Committee means the Geographical Indications Committee.

member means the Presiding Member or a nominated member of

the Committee.

nominated member means a member of the Committee referred to

in paragraph 2(1)(b), (c) or (d).

Presiding Member means the Presiding Member of the

Committee.

2 Membership of Committee

(1) The Committee is to consist of the following members:

(a) a Presiding Member appointed by the Chair of the Authority

in accordance with a resolution of the Authority;

(b) one member appointed by the Chair of the Authority on the

nomination of a declared winemakers organisation;

(c) one member appointed by the Chair of the Authority on the

nomination of a declared wine grape growers organisation;

(d) any other member prescribed by the regulations for the

purposes of this paragraph.

(2) The members of the Committee are to be appointed on a part-time

basis.

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(3) The appointment of a member of the Committee is not ineffective

only because of a defect or irregularity in, or in connection with,

the member’s nomination or appointment.

(4) The exercise of a power, or the performance of a function, by the

Committee is not ineffective only because there is one vacancy in

the membership of the Committee.

3 Acting Presiding Member

The Chair of the Authority may appoint a person to act as the

Presiding Member:

(a) during a vacancy in the office of Presiding Member (whether

or not an appointment has previously been made to the

office); or

(b) during any period, or during all periods, when the Presiding

Member is absent from Australia or is, for any other reason,

unable to perform the functions of the Presiding Member.

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the

Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

4 Alternate members of the Committee

(1) The Chair of the Authority may appoint a person who is not a

member of the Committee to be the alternate of a particular

nominated member.

(2) If a nominated member is absent from a meeting of the Committee,

the member’s alternate (if any) is entitled to attend the meeting

and, when so attending, is taken to be a member of the Committee.

(3) If a person ceases to hold office as a nominated member:

(a) the person (if any) who was the person’s alternate

immediately before he or she ceased to hold office is entitled

to attend meetings of the Committee while the office is

vacant and, when so attending, is taken to be a member of the

Committee; and

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(b) the person is taken to be the alternate of a person appointed

to the vacant office until a new appointment of an alternate is

made.

(4) A person may only be appointed as a nominated member’s

alternate if the person has been nominated in writing by the

organisation by which the member was nominated for

appointment.

(5) A person appointed as a member’s alternate remains the member’s

alternate until the organisation that nominated the person gives the

Chair of the Authority a written nomination of a different person

for appointment as the member’s alternate.

(6) A person may resign an appointment as alternate of a member of a

Committee by giving a signed notice of resignation to the Chair of

the Authority.

5 Term of office

A member holds office for the period specified in the instrument of

appointment. The period must not exceed 3 years.

6 Resignation

A member may resign his or her appointment by giving a signed

notice of resignation to the Chair of the Authority.

7 Termination of appointment

(1) The Authority may terminate the appointment of a member of the

Committee because of misbehaviour or physical or mental

incapacity.

(2) If a member of the Committee:

(a) becomes bankrupt, applies to take the benefit of any law for

the relief of bankrupt or insolvent debtors, compounds with

his or her creditors or makes an assignment of his or her

remuneration for their benefit; or

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(b) fails without reasonable excuse to comply with clause 9; or

(c) is absent, without leave of absence under clause 8, from 3

consecutive meetings of the Committee;

the Authority must terminate the appointment of the member.

8 Leave of absence

(1) The Chair of the Authority may grant the Presiding Member leave

of absence from a meeting of a Committee.

(2) The Presiding Member may grant leave of absence to another

member of a Committee from a meeting of a Committee.

9 Disclosure of interests by Committee members

(1) A member of the Committee who has a direct or indirect financial

interest in a matter being considered or about to be considered by

the Committee must, as soon as possible after the member has

become aware of the relevant facts, disclose the nature of that

interest at a meeting of the Committee.

(2) A disclosure under subclause (1) must be recorded in the minutes

of a meeting of the Committee and the member must not, unless

the Authority or the Committee otherwise determines:

(a) be present during any deliberation of the Committee

regarding that matter; or

(b) take part in any decision of the Committee regarding that

matter.

(3) For the purposes of the making of a determination by the

Committee under subclause (2) in relation to a member who has

made a disclosure under subclause (1), the member must not:

(a) be present during any deliberation of the Committee for the

purpose of making a determination; or

(b) take part in the making of the determination.

(4) A member of the Committee who is a winemaker or a grower of

wine grapes is not taken to have a financial interest in a matter

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being considered, or about to be considered, by the Committee

solely because the member is a winemaker or grower of wine

grapes, as the case may be.

10 Meetings

(1) Meetings of the Committee are to be held at such times and places

as the Committee determines.

(2) A meeting of the Committee may be convened by the Presiding

Member.

(3) Two members constitute a quorum at the meeting of the

Committee.

Note: A different quorum may be prescribed by the regulations if the

Committee has more than 3 members. (See subclause (10).)

(4) The presiding Member is to preside at all meetings of the

Committee at which he or she is present.

(5) If the Presiding Member is not present at a meeting of the

Committee, the members of the Committee who are present must

elect one of them to preside at the meeting.

(6) Subject to subclause (7), a question arising at a meeting of the

Committee is to be decided by a majority of the votes of the

members of the Committee.

(7) If only 2 members are present at a meeting of the Committee and

those members are unable to agree on a question, the question is to

be deferred until a meeting at which 3 members are present.

Note: A different process for resolving questions may be prescribed by the

regulations if the Committee has more than 3 members. (See

subclause (10).)

(8) The Committee must keep minutes of its proceedings.

(9) The minutes must record each decision made by the Committee

and the reasons for the decision.

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(10) If one or more members are prescribed by the regulations for the

purposes of paragraph 2(1)(d):

(a) the number of members that constitutes a quorum at a

meeting of the Committee is the number (being a number

greater than 2) prescribed by the regulations for the purposes

of this paragraph; and

(b) if members who are present at a meeting of the Committee

are unable to agree on a question, the process that is to apply

is the process prescribed by the regulations for the purposes

of this paragraph.

11 Staff and consultants

(1) The Authority must make staff available to provide administrative

assistance for the Committee.

(2) The Presiding Member may, on behalf of the Authority, engage

persons with suitable qualifications and experience as consultants

to the Committee.

(3) The terms and conditions of engagement of consultants are to be

those determined by the Committee with the approval of the

Authority.

12 Information for inclusion in Authority’s annual report

As soon as practicable after the end of each financial year, the

Committee must give to the Authority any information relating to

the Committee’s operations during that year that the Authority

reasonably requires for the purpose of preparing a report under

section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and

Accountability Act 2013 in relation to the period that includes the

year.

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Endnotes

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

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

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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.

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Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

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)

/sub-subparagraph(s)C[x] = Compilation No. x

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

commenced or to be commencedNo. = Number(s)

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Endnote 3—Legislation history

Act Number Assent Commencement Application,

and year saving and

transitional

provisions

Australian Wine and 161, 1980 10 Dec s 1, 2 and 13(4): 10 Dec

Brandy Corporation Act 1980 1980

1980 Remainder: 1 July 1981

(gaz 1981, No S123)

Export Control 48, 1982 9 June 1982 1 Jan 1983 (s 2 and gaz —

(Miscellaneous 1982, No G48, p 2)

Amendments) Act 1982

Statute Law 72, 1984 25 June s 5(1) and Sch: 23 July s 5(1)

(Miscellaneous 1984 1984 (s 2(24))

Provisions) Act (No. 1)

1984

Statute Law 165, 1984 25 Oct s 2(32), 6(1) and Sch 1: s 2(32) and 6(1)

(Miscellaneous 1984 25 Oct 1984 (s 2(2), (7),

Provisions) Act (No. 2) (32))

1984

Statute Law 65, 1985 5 June 1985 Sch 1: 3 July 1985 —

(Miscellaneous (s 2(1))

Provisions) Act (No. 1)

1985

Australian Wine and 60, 1986 24 June s 1, 2, 3(1), 5, 14, 19 and s 29 and 30

Brandy Corporation 1986 30: 24 June 1986

Amendment Act 1986 Remainder: 1 July 1986

Primary Industries 51, 1988 15 June Sch: 15 June 1988 —

(Recovery of Levy 1988 (s 2(1))

Collection Expenses)

Act 1988

Australian Wine and 144, 1989 23 Nov 1 Jan 1990 s 6 and 10

Brandy Corporation 1989

Amendment Act 1989

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Act Number Assent Commencement Application,

and year saving and

transitional

provisions

Primary Industries 26, 1991 1 Mar 1991 1 July 1991 (s 2) —

Levies and Charges

Collection

(Consequential

Provisions) Act 1991

Australian Wine and 137, 1992 11 Nov s 4: 9 Dec 1992 —

Brandy Corporation 1992 Remainder: 11 Nov 1992

Amendment Act 1992

Australian Wine and 93, 1993 16 Dec 16 Dec 1993 s 15(2)

Brandy Corporation 1993

Amendment Act 1993

Primary Industries and

Energy Legislation

Amendment Act (No. 2)

1994

129, 1994 21 Oct

1994

Sch: 1 Dec 1994 (s 2(3)) —

Competition Policy

Reform Act 1995

88, 1995 20 July

1995

Sch 3: 6 Nov 1995

(s 2(2) and gaz 1995, No

S423)

Statute Law Revision

Act 1996

43, 1996 25 Oct

1996

Sch 2 (item 19): 16 Dec

1993 (s 2(2))

Sch 4 (items 1, 48, 49):

25 Oct 1996 (s 2(1))

Wine Export Charge

(Consequential

Amendments) Act 1997

86, 1997 27 June

1997

27 June 1997 (s 2) —

Audit (Transitional and

Miscellaneous)

Amendment Act 1997

152, 1997 24 Oct

1997

Sch 2 (items 554–567):

1 Jan 1998 (s 2(2))

Primary Industries and

Energy Legislation

Amendment Act (No. 1)

1998

102, 1998 30 July

1998

30 July 1998 —

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Act Number

and year

Assent Commencement Application,

saving and

transitional

provisions

Primary Industries

Levies and Charges

(Consequential

Amendments) Act 1999

32, 1999 14 May

1999

Sch 5 (items 1–17):

1 July 1999 (s 2(1))

Sch 5 (items 18–36):

1 Jan 2000 (s 2(2)(d))

Sch 5 (item 36)

Public Employment

(Consequential and

Transitional)

Amendment Act 1999

as amended by

Agriculture, Fisheries

and Forestry

Legislation

Amendment Act

(No. 1) 2000

146, 1999

121, 2000

11 Nov

1999

5 Oct 2000

Sch 1 (item 277): 5 Dec

1999 (s 2(1), (2))

Sch 2 (item 8): 11 Nov

1999 (s 2(3))

Corporate Law

Economic Reform

Program Act 1999

156, 1999 24 Nov

1999

Sch 10 (items 63, 64): 13

Mar 2000 (s 2(2)(c) and

gaz 2000, No S114)

Agriculture, Fisheries 170, 1999 10 Dec Sch 7: 10 Dec 1999 Sch 7 (item 16)

and Forestry Legislation 1999 (s 2(1))

Amendment Act (No. 2)

1999

Agriculture, Fisheries

and Forestry Legislation

Amendment Act (No. 1)

2000

121, 2000 5 Oct 2000 Sch 2 (item 8): 11 Nov

1999

Remainder: 5 Dec 2000

(gaz 2000, No S612)

Agriculture, Fisheries

and Forestry Legislation

Amendment

(Application of Criminal

Code) Act 2001

115, 2001 18 Sept

2001

16 Oct 2001 (s 2) s 4

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Act Number Assent Commencement Application,

and year saving and

transitional

provisions

Abolition of Compulsory 159, 2001 1 Oct 2001 29 Oct 2001 (s 2) Sch 1 (item 97)

Age Retirement

(Statutory Officeholders)

Act 2001

Agriculture, Fisheries 38, 2003 2 May 2003 Sch 1: 3 May 2003 —

and Forestry Legislation (s 2(1) item 2)

Amendment Act (No. 1)

2003

US Free Trade 120, 2004 16 Aug Sch 3: 1 Jan 2005 (s 2(1) Sch 3 (item 16)

Agreement 2004 item 5)

Implementation Act

2004

Australian Wine and

Brandy Corporation

Amendment Act (No. 1)

2007

92, 2007 22 June

2007

22 June 2007 (s 2(1)

item 2)

Sch 1 (item 8)

Statute Law Revision

Act 2008

73, 2008 3 July 2008 Sch 4 (items 87, 88):

4 July 2008 (s 2(1)

item 64)

Statute Stocktake

(Regulatory and Other

Laws) Act 2009

111, 2009 16 Nov

2009

Sch 1 (item 1): 17 Nov

2009 (s 2)

Australian Wine and 98, 2010 6 July 2010 Sch 1 (items 1–69, 77– Sch 1 (items 77–

Brandy Corporation 80) and Sch 2: 1 Sept 80), Sch 2

Amendment Act 2010 2010 (s 2(1) item 2, 3) (items 36, 37) and

Sch 3 (items 1–17, 19– Sch 3 (items 19–

21): 3 Aug 2010 (s 2(1) 21)

item 4)

Sch 3 (item 18): 1 Sept

2010 (s 2(1) item 5)

Financial Framework 148, 2010 17 Dec Sch 4 (items 1–11): —

Legislation Amendment 2010 18 Dec 2010 (s 2(1)

Act 2010 item 4)

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Act Number Assent Commencement Application,

and year saving and

transitional

provisions

Statute Law Revision 5, 2011 22 Mar Sch 7 (item 148): 19 Apr —

Act 2011 2011 2011 (s 2(1) item 19)

Acts Interpretation 46, 2011 27 June Sch 2 (items 1191–1198) Sch 3 (items 10,

Amendment Act 2011 2011 and Sch 3 (items 10, 11): 11)

27 Dec 2011 (s 2(1)

items 11, 12)

Financial Framework 89, 2011 4 Aug 2011 Sch 8: 5 Aug 2011 Sch 8 (item 3)

Legislation Amendment (s 2(1) item 6)

Act (No. 1) 2011

Business Names 127, 2011 3 Nov 2011 Sch 2 (item 26): 20 Apr Act No 172, 2011

Registration 2012 (s 2(1) item 4) (Sch 1 (item 6))

(Transitional and

Consequential

Provisions) Act 2011

Agriculture, Fisheries 17, 2013 27 Mar Sch 1 and 2: 28 Mar Sch 1 (item 6)

and Forestry Legislation 2013 2013 (s 2(1) item 2)

Amendment Act (No. 1)

2013

Grape and Wine

Legislation Amendment

(Australian Grape and

Wine Authority) Act

2013

136, 2013 13 Dec

2013

Sch 1 (items 1–13):

14 Dec 2013 (s 2(1)

item 2)

Sch 1 (items 16–185):

1 July 2014 (s 2(1)

item 3)

Rural Research and

Development Legislation

Amendment Act 2013

146, 2013 13 Dec

2013

Sch 11 (items 1–12):

14 Dec 2013 (s 2(1)

item 7)

Sch 11 (items 13–21):

1 July 2014 (s 2(1)

item 8)

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Act Number Assent Commencement Application,

and year saving and

transitional

provisions

Public Governance, 62, 2014 30 June Sch 13 (items 12–24) Sch 14

Performance and 2014 and Sch 14: 1 July 2014

Accountability (s 2(1) items 9, 14)

(Consequential and

Transitional Provisions)

Act 2014

as amended by

Public Governance 36, 2015 13 Apr Sch 2 (items 7–9) and Sch 7

and Resources 2015 Sch 7: 14 Apr 2015 (s 2)

Legislation

Amendment Act

(No. 1) 2015

as amended by

Acts and 126, 2015 10 Sept Sch 1 (item 486): 5 Mar —

Instruments 2015 2016 (s 2(1) item 2)

(Framework

Reform)

(Consequential

Provisions) Act

2015

Acts and Instruments 126, 2015 10 Sept Sch 1 (item 495): 5 Mar —

(Framework Reform) 2015 2016 (s 2(1) item 2)

(Consequential

Provisions) Act 2015

Statute Law Revision

Act (No. 1) 2015

5, 2015 25 Mar

2015

Sch 3 (items 31–35):

25 Mar 2015 (s 2(1)

item 10)

Tribunals Amalgamation 60, 2015 26 May Sch 8 (items 10–13) and Sch 9

Act 2015 2015 Sch 9: 1 July 2015

(s 2(1) items 19, 22)

Statute Law Revision 145, 2015 12 Nov Sch 1 (item 4): 10 Dec —

Act (No. 2) 2015 2015 2015 (s 2(1) item 2)

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Act Number Assent Commencement Application,

and year saving and

transitional

provisions

Statute Update (A.C.T. 13, 2017 22 Feb Sch 1 (item 5): 22 Mar —

Self-Government 2017 2017 (s 2(1) item 2)

(Consequential

Provisions) Regulations)

Act 2017

Australian Grape and 122, 2017 6 Nov 2017 Sch 1 (items 1–19, 30– Sch 1 (items 30–

Wine Authority 39): 7 Nov 2017 (s 2(1) 39)

Amendment (Wine item 1)

Australia) Act 2017

Wine Australia 11, 2019 12 Mar 13 Mar 2019: (s 2(1) —

Amendment (Trade with 2019 item 1)

United Kingdom) Act

2019

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Endnote 4—Amendment history

Provision affected How affected

Title ...............................................am No 148, 2010; No 136, 2013; No 122, 2017

Part I

s 1 ..................................................am No 148, 2010; No 136, 2013; No 122, 2017

s 3 ..................................................am No 93, 1993; No 98, 2010

rs No 136, 2013

am No 122, 2017

s 4 ..................................................am No 60, 1986; No 26, 1991; No 93, 1993; No 152, 1997; Nos 32 and

170, 1999; No 120, 2004; Nos 98 and 148, 2010; No 17, 136 and 146,

2013; No 122, 2017; No 11, 2019

s 4A ...............................................ad No 93, 1993

s 4B................................................ad No 115, 2001

rep No 136, 2013

s 5 ..................................................rep No 60, 1986

s 5A ...............................................ad No 60, 1986

am No 146, 2013

s 5B................................................ad No 93, 1993

am No 146, 2013

s 5BA.............................................ad No 136, 2013

am No 146, 2013

s 5C................................................ad No 93, 1993

am No 98, 2010

s 5D ...............................................ad No 93, 1993

am No 170, 1999

rs No 98, 2010

s 5E................................................ad No 136, 2013

Part II

Part II heading ...............................rs No 148, 2010

am No 136, 2013

rs No 122, 2017

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Provision affected How affected

Division 1

Division 1 heading.........................ad No 136, 2013

s 6 ..................................................am No 148, 2010

rs No 136, 2013; No 122, 2017

s 7 ..................................................am No 60, 1986

rs No 136, 2013

am No 122, 2017

s 7A ...............................................ad No 136, 2013

am No 122, 2017

s 7B................................................ad No 122, 2017

s 8 ..................................................am No 60, 1986; No 93, 1993; No 38, 2003; Nos 98 and 148, 2010;

No 136, 2013; No 60, 2015; No 122, 2017

s 9 ..................................................am No 60, 1986; No 144, 1989; No 115, 2001; No 73, 2008

rep No 98, 2010

s 10 ................................................am No 136, 2013; No 122, 2017

s 10A .............................................ad No 136, 2013

s 10B..............................................ad No 136, 2013

s 10C..............................................ad No 136, 2013

s 10D .............................................ad No 136, 2013

s 11 ................................................am No 60, 1986; No 136, 2013

s 11A .............................................ad No 136, 2013

Division 2

Division 2 ......................................ad No 136, 2013

s 12 ................................................am No 152, 1997

rs No 136, 2013; No 62, 2014

s 13 ................................................rs No 60, 1986

am No 92, 2007; No 136, 2013

rs No 136, 2013

s 14 ................................................am Nos 72 and 165, 1984

rs No 60, 1986

am No 159, 2001; No 92, 2007

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Provision affected How affected

rs No 136, 2013

am No 146, 2013

s 15 ................................................rs No 60, 1986

am No 93, 1993; No 92, 2007; No 136, 2013

rs No 136, 2013

s 16 ................................................rs No 60, 1986; No 136, 2013

s 17 ................................................rs No 60, 1986; No 136, 2013

Division 3

Division 3 ......................................ad No 136, 2013

s 18 ................................................rep No 60, 1986

ad No 136, 2013

s 19 ................................................rep No 60, 1986

ad No 136, 2013

rs No 62, 2014

s 20 ................................................am No 60, 1986; No 152, 1997; No 156, 1999

rs No 136, 2013

s 21 ................................................rs No 60, 1986

am No 152, 1997; No 156, 1999

rs No 136, 2013

s 22 ................................................am No 60, 1986

rs No 136, 2013

s 23 ................................................rep No 60, 1986

ad No 136, 2013

am No 62, 2014

s 24 ................................................rep No 60, 1986

ad No 136, 2013

Division 4

Division 4 ......................................ad No 136, 2013

s 25 ................................................rep No 60, 1986

ad No 136, 2013

s 26 ................................................rep No 60, 1986

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Provision affected How affected

ad No 136, 2013

s 26A .............................................ad No 136, 2013

am No 62, 2014

s 26B..............................................ad No 136, 2013

s 26C..............................................ad No 136, 2013

s 26D .............................................ad No 136, 2013

Part III heading ..............................rep No 136, 2013

Part IV

Part IV heading..............................rs No 122, 2017

Part IV ...........................................rep No 60, 1986

ad No 136, 2013

s 27 ................................................rep No 60, 1986

Division 1

s 27A .............................................ad No 136, 2013

am No 146, 2013; No 122, 2017

Division 2

s 27B..............................................ad No 136, 2013

rs No 122, 2017

s 27C..............................................ad No 136, 2013

am No 146, 2013

s 27D .............................................ad No 136, 2013

s 27E..............................................ad No 136, 2013

s 27F ..............................................ad No 136, 2013

s 27G .............................................ad No 136, 2013

am No 146, 2013

s 27H .............................................ad No 136, 2013

am No 146, 2013

Division 3

s 27J...............................................ad No 136, 2013

am No 146, 2013

s 27K .............................................ad No 136, 2013

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Provision affected How affected

s 27L..............................................ad No 136, 2013

s 27M.............................................ad No 136, 2013

Division 4

s 27N .............................................ad No 136, 2013

s 27P ..............................................ad No 136, 2013

s 27Q .............................................ad No 136, 2013

s 27R..............................................ad No 136, 2013

s 27S ..............................................ad No 136, 2013

s 27T..............................................ad No 136, 2013

s 27U .............................................ad No 136, 2013

s 27V .............................................ad No 136, 2013

Division 5

s 27W.............................................ad No 136, 2013

s 27X .............................................ad No 136, 2013

s 27Y .............................................ad No 136, 2013

s 27Z..............................................ad No 136, 2013

s 27ZA ...........................................ad No 136, 2013

s 27ZB ...........................................ad No 136, 2013

Division 6

s 27ZC ...........................................ad No 136, 2013

s 27ZD ...........................................ad No 136, 2013

rep No 136, 2013

s 27ZE ...........................................ad No 136, 2013

s 28 ................................................rep No 60, 1986

s 29 ................................................rep No 60, 1986

Part IVA heading ...........................rs No 148, 2010

rep No 136, 2013

Part IVA ........................................ad No 60, 1986

rep No 136, 2013

s 29AA...........................................ad No 93, 1993

am No 148, 2010

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Provision affected How affected

rep No 136, 2013

s 29A .............................................ad No 60, 1986

am No 148, 2010

rep No 136, 2013

s 29B..............................................ad No 60, 1986

rep No 136, 2013

s 29C..............................................ad No 60, 1986

rep No 136, 2013

s 29D .............................................ad No 60, 1986

rep No 136, 2013

s 29E..............................................ad No 60, 1986

rep No 136, 2013

s 29F ..............................................ad No 60, 1986

rep No 136, 2013

s 29G .............................................ad No 60, 1986

rep No 136, 2013

s 29H .............................................ad No 60, 1986

rep No 136, 2013

s 29J...............................................ad No 60, 1986

am No 46, 2011

rep No 136, 2013

s 29K .............................................ad No 60, 1986

rep No 136, 2013

s 29L..............................................ad No 60, 1986

am No 43, 1996

rep No 136, 2013

s 29M.............................................ad No 60, 1986

rep No 136, 2013

s 29N .............................................ad No 60, 1986

rep No 136, 2013

s 29P–29T......................................ad No 60, 1986

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Provision affected How affected

rep No 136, 2013

s 29TA ...........................................ad No 92, 2007

am No 136, 2013

rep No 136, 2013

s 29TB ...........................................ad No 136, 2013

rep No 136, 2013

Part IVB

Part IVB heading ...........................am No 136, 2013

Part IVB.........................................ad No 60, 1986

s 29U .............................................ad No 60, 1986

am No 129, 1994; No 86, 1997; No 32, 1999; No 121, 2000; No 136,

2013

s 29V .............................................ad No 60, 1986

rs No 129, 1994

am No 86, 1997; No 32, 1999; No 136, 2013

s 29W.............................................ad No 60, 1986

am No 129, 1994

rs No 136, 2013

s 29X .............................................ad No 60, 1986

am No 129, 1994; No 136, 2013

s 29Y .............................................ad No 60, 1986

am No 129, 1994; No 136, 2013

s 29Z..............................................ad No 60, 1986

am No 144, 1989; No 129, 1994; No 32, 1999

rep No 121, 2000

s 29ZA ...........................................ad No 60, 1986

am No 32, 1999; No 121, 2000

rep No 136, 2013

Part V

Part V heading ...............................am No 136, 2013

s 30 ................................................am No 60, 1986; No 102, 1998; No 98, 2010; No 136, 2013

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Provision affected How affected

s 30A .............................................ad No 136, 2013

Part VA

Part VA heading ............................am No 136, 2013

Part VA..........................................ad No 60, 1986

Division 1

s 31 ................................................rep No 65, 1985

ad No 60, 1986

rs No 136, 2013

am No 62, 2014

s 31A .............................................ad No 60, 1986

rs No 136, 2013

s 31B..............................................ad No 60, 1986

rep No 136, 2013

s 31C..............................................ad No 60, 1986

rep No 136, 2013

s 31D .............................................ad No 60, 1986

rep No 136, 2013

s 31E..............................................ad No 60, 1986

rep No 136, 2013

Division 2

s 31F ..............................................ad No 60, 1986

am No 136, 2013

s 31G .............................................ad No 60, 1986

am No 89, 2011

rep No 136, 2013

s 31H .............................................ad No 60, 1986

rep No 136, 2013

s 31J...............................................ad No 60, 1986

rep No 136, 2013

Division 3

s 31K .............................................ad No 60, 1986

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Provision affected How affected

am No 93, 1993; No 152, 1997; No 136, 2013; No 62, 2014

Part VI

s 31L..............................................ad No 32, 1999

rep No 136, 2013

s 32 ................................................rs No 60, 1986

am No 144, 1989; No 26, 1991; No 86, 1997; No 32, 1999; No 136, 2013

s 32A .............................................ad No 136, 2013

am No 146, 2013

s 32B..............................................ad No 136, 2013

s 33 ................................................rs No 60, 1986

am No 144, 1989; No 26, 1991; No 86, 1997; No 32, 1999; No 136, 2013

s 34 ................................................rs No 60, 1986

am No 136, 2013

s 34A .............................................ad No 60, 1986

am No 136, 2013

s 34B..............................................ad No 60, 1986

am No 136, 2013

s 35 ................................................am No 60, 1986; No 51, 1988; No 93, 1993; No 152, 1997; No 32, 1999;

No 136 and 146, 2013; No 62, 2014

s 36 ................................................rep No 152, 1997

ad No 136, 2013

s 37 ................................................rep No 60, 1986

s 38 ................................................am No 60, 1986; No 93, 1993; No 152, 1997; No 98, 2010; No 136, 2013

rs No 62, 2014

s 38A .............................................ad No 60, 1986

rep No 152, 1997

ad No 136, 2013

am No 62, 2014

s 39 ................................................am No 136, 2013

Part VIA

Part VIA ........................................ad No 144, 1989

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Provision affected How affected

Division 1

s 39A .............................................ad No 144, 1989

am No 93, 1993; No 98, 2010

s 39B..............................................ad No 144, 1989

rs No 98, 2010

s 39C..............................................ad No 144, 1989

am No 93, 1993; No 170, 1999

rs No 98, 2010

s 39D .............................................ad No 144, 1989

rep No 98, 2010

s 39E..............................................ad No 144, 1989

rep No 98, 2010

s 39EA...........................................ad No 93, 1993

rep No 98, 2010

Division 2

s 39F ..............................................ad No 144, 1989

am No 137, 1992; No 93, 1993

rs No 98, 2010

am No 17, 2013

s 39G .............................................ad No 144, 1989

am No 137, 1992; No 170, 1999

rs No 98, 2010

am No 17, 2013

s 39H .............................................ad No 144, 1989

am No 137, 1992; No 170, 1999

rs No 98, 2010

s 39J...............................................ad No 144, 1989

am No 137, 1992; No 170, 1999

rs No 98, 2010

am No 17, 2013

s 39K .............................................ad No 144, 1989

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Provision affected How affected

am No 137, 1992; No 170, 1999

rs No 98, 2010

s 39L..............................................ad No 144, 1989

rs No 98, 2010

s 39M.............................................ad No 144, 1989

am No 137, 1992; No 170, 1999

rs No 98, 2010

s 39N .............................................ad No 144, 1989

am No 137, 1992; No 170, 1999

rep No 98, 2010

s 39P ..............................................ad No 144, 1989

am No 137, 1992; No 170, 1999

rep No 98, 2010

s 39Q .............................................ad No 144, 1989

am No 137, 1992; No 170, 1999

rep No 98, 2010

s 39R..............................................ad No 144, 1989

am No 137, 1992; No 170, 1999

rep No 98, 2010

s 39S ..............................................ad No 144, 1989

rs No 93, 1993

rep No 98, 2010

s 39T..............................................ad No 144, 1989

rep No 98, 2010

s 39U .............................................ad No 144, 1989

rep No 98, 2010

s 39V .............................................ad No 144, 1989

rep No 98, 2010

s 39W.............................................ad No 144, 1989

am No 93, 1993; No 170, 1999

rep No 98, 2010

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Provision affected How affected

s 39X .............................................ad No 144, 1989

rep No 98, 2010

rep No 98, 2010

s 39Y .............................................ad No 144, 1989

am No 93, 1993

rep No 98, 2010

s 39Z..............................................ad No 144, 1989

am No 93, 1993; No 43, 1996

rep No 98, 2010

s 39ZAAA ................................ ad No 137, 1992

am No 170, 1999; No 115, 2001

rep No 98, 2010

s 39ZAA ........................................ad No 137, 1992

am No 98, 2010; No 136, 2013

s 39ZAB ........................................ad No 137, 1992

am No 115, 2001

rs No 98, 2010

s 39ZAC ........................................ad No 137, 1992

am No 136, 2013

Division 3

s 39ZA ...........................................ad No 144, 1989

am No 136, 2013

s 39ZB ...........................................ad No 144, 1989

am No 115, 2001; No 98, 2010; No 136, 2013

s 39ZC ...........................................ad No 144, 1989

am No 98, 2010

s 39ZD ...........................................ad No 144, 1989

am No 98, 2010

s 39ZE ...........................................ad No 144, 1989

rs No 98, 2010

s 39ZF............................................ad No 144, 1989

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am No 137, 1992; No 98, 2010

s 39ZG ...........................................ad No 144, 1989

am No 137, 1992

s 39ZH ...........................................ad No 144, 1989

am No 115, 2001

rs No 98, 2010

s 39ZI.............................................ad No 98, 2010

s 39ZIA..........................................ad No 98, 2010

Division 4

s 39ZJ ............................................ad No 144, 1989

am No 93, 1993; No 88, 1995; No 98, 2010; No 136, 2013

s 39ZK ...........................................ad No 144, 1989

am No 170, 1999; No 136, 2013

s 39ZL ...........................................ad No 144, 1989

am No 86, 1997; Nos 32, 146 and 170, 1999; No 98, 2010; No 136, 2013

Part VIB

Part VIB heading ...........................rs No 98, 2010

Part VIB.........................................ad No 93, 1993

Division 1

s 40 ................................................am No 60, 1986

rs No 93, 1993

renum No 93, 1993

s 40A .............................................ad No 93, 1993

am No 98, 2010

s 40B..............................................ad No 93, 1993

Division 2

Subdivision A

Subdivision A ................................ad No 98, 2010

s 40C..............................................ad No 93, 1993

am No 115, 2001

rs No 98, 2010

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s 40D .............................................ad No 93, 1993

am No 102, 1998

rs No 98, 2010

s 40DA...........................................ad No 98, 2010

s 40DB...........................................ad No 98, 2010

am No 127, 2011

Subdivision B

Subdivision B ................................ad No 98, 2010

s 40E..............................................ad No 93, 1993

am No 115, 2001

rs No 98, 2010

s 40F ..............................................ad No 93, 1993

am No 102, 1998

rs No 98, 2010

s 40FA ...........................................ad No 98, 2010

s 40FB ...........................................ad No 98, 2010

am No 127, 2011

Subdivision C

Subdivision C heading ...................ad No 98, 2010

s 40G .............................................ad No 93, 1993

rs No 98, 2010

s 40H .............................................ad No 93, 1993

am No 115, 2001

rep No 98, 2010

s 40J...............................................ad No 93, 1993

am No 98, 2010

s 40K .............................................ad No 93, 1993

am No 98, 2010; No 136, 2013

s 40L..............................................ad No 93, 1993

rep No 98, 2010

s 40M.............................................ad No 93, 1993

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am No 98, 2010

Division 3

s 40N .............................................ad No 93, 1993

s 40P ..............................................ad No 93, 1993

am No 120, 2004; No 98, 2010

Division 4

Subdivision A

Subdivision A ................................ad No 120, 2004

s 40PA ...........................................ad No 120, 2004

am No 98, 2010

Subdivision B

Subdivision C

Subdivision D

Subdivision B heading...................ad No 120, 2004

s 40Q .............................................ad No 93, 1993

s 40QA...........................................ad No 120, 2004

Subdivision C heading...................ad No 120, 2004

s 40R..............................................ad No 93, 1993

Subdivision D ................................ad No 120, 2004

s 40RA...........................................ad No 120, 2004

s 40RB ...........................................ad No 120, 2004

am No 98, 2010

s 40RC...........................................ad No 120, 2004

s 40RD...........................................ad No 120, 2004

s 40RE ...........................................ad No 120, 2004

s 40RF ...........................................ad No 120, 2004

s 40RG...........................................ad No 120, 2004

Subdivision E

Subdivision E heading ad No 120, 2004

s 40SA ...........................................ad No 120, 2004

s 40S ..............................................ad No 93, 1993

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s 40T..............................................ad No 93, 1993

am No 120, 2004; No 98, 2010

s 40U .............................................ad No 93, 1993

s 40V .............................................ad No 93, 1993

s 40W.............................................ad No 93, 1993

s 40X .............................................ad No 93, 1993

am No 120, 2004

s 40Y .............................................ad No 93, 1993

am No 120, 2004; No 148, 2010; No 136, 2013; No 60, 2015; No 122,

2017

s 40Z..............................................ad No 93, 1993

am No 136, 2013

Division 4A

Division 4A heading ......................rs No 98, 2010

Division 4A ................................ad No 120, 2004

Subdivision A

s 40ZAA ........................................ad No 120, 2004

am No 98, 2010

Subdivision B

s 40ZAB ........................................ad No 120, 2004

s 40ZAC ........................................ad No 120, 2004

am No 136, 2013

s 40ZAD ........................................ad No 120, 2004

s 40ZAE.........................................ad No 120, 2004

s 40ZAF.........................................ad No 120, 2004

s 40ZAG ........................................ad No 120, 2004

s 40ZAH ........................................ad No 120, 2004

s 40ZAI..........................................ad No 120, 2004

am No 136, 2013

Subdivision C

s 40ZAJ..........................................ad No 120, 2004

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am No 136, 2013

s 40ZAK ........................................ad No 120, 2004

s 40ZAL.........................................ad No 120, 2004

s 40ZAM........................................ad No 120, 2004

s 40ZAN ........................................ad No 120, 2004

s 40ZAO ........................................ad No 120, 2004

s 40ZAP.........................................ad No 120, 2004

am No 136, 2013

Division 4B

Division 4B................................ ad No 98, 2010

s 40ZAQ ........................................ad No 98, 2010

s 40ZAR ........................................ad No 98, 2010

s 40ZAS.........................................ad No 98, 2010

s 40ZAT.........................................ad No 98, 2010

Division 5

Division 5 heading.........................rs No 98, 2010

s 40ZA ...........................................ad No 93, 1993

am No 98, 2010; No 136, 2013

s 40ZB ...........................................ad No 93, 1993

am No 98, 2010; No 136, 2013

s 40ZC ...........................................ad No 93, 1993

am No 98, 2010

s 40ZD ...........................................ad No 93, 1993

am No 38, 2003; No 98, 2010; No 136, 2013

s 40ZE ...........................................ad No 93, 1993

Division 6

Division 6 ......................................ad No 170, 1999

s 40ZF............................................ad No 170, 1999

rs No 98, 2010

Part VII

s 41A (prev s 40) ...........................am No 93, 1993; No 43, 1996; No 136, 2013; No 13, 2017

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s 41 ................................................am No 60, 1986

rep No 152, 1997

s 42 ................................................am No 60, 1986; No 144, 1989; No 137, 1992; No 115, 2001

rep No 98, 2010

ad No 146, 2013

s 43 ................................................am No 60, 1986; No 102, 1998; No 136, 2013; No 146, 2013

s 44 ................................................am No 60, 1986; No 144, 1989; No 170, 1999; No 115, 2001; No 98,

2010

s 44AA...........................................ad No 38, 2003

s 44AB...........................................ad No 98, 2010

am No 98, 2010; No 136, 2013

s 44A .............................................ad No 144, 1989

am No 115, 2001; No 5, 2015

s 45 ................................................rs No 48, 1982

s 46 ................................................am No 60, 1986; No 144, 1989; No 121, 2000; No 38, 2003; No 98,

2010; No 136, 2013

Partt VIII........................................rep No 136, 2013

s 47 ................................................rep No 136, 2013

s 48 ................................................rep No 93, 1993

s 49 ................................................rep No 136, 2013

s 50 ................................................am No 73, 2008; No 5, 2011

rep No 136, 2013

s 51 ................................................rep No 136, 2013

s 52 ................................................rep No 111, 2009

s 53 ................................................rep No 136, 2013

s 54 ................................................rep No 136, 2013

s 55 ................................................rep No 136, 2013

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Schedule

Schedule ........................................rs No 93, 1993

am No 98, 2010; Nos 46 and 89, 2011; No 136, 2013; No 62, 2014; No

145, 2015

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