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NUCLEAR NON-PROLIFERATION (SAFEGUARDS) ACT 1987


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART I--PRELIMINARY

   1.      Short title  
   2.      Commencement  
   3.      Objects of Act  
   4.      Interpretation  
   4A.     Supplementary Agency Agreements  
   5.      Conduct by directors, employees or agents  
   6.      Act to extend to external Territories  
   7.      Act binds the Crown  
   8.      Application of Act (other than Division 2A of Part III)  
   8A.     Application of the Criminal Code  

   PART II--CONTROL OF NUCLEAR MATERIAL, ASSOCIATED ITEMS AND RELATED FACILITIES

   9.      Nuclear material to which this Part applies  
   10.     Associated items to which this Part applies  
   11.     Exemption and termination declarations  
   12.     Application for permit  
   13.     Permit to possess nuclear material or associated items  
   14.     Permit not to be granted to owner or operator of nuclear facility unless Director satisfied as to certain matters  
   15.     Permit not to be granted where nuclear material etc. to be held outside nuclear facility unless Director satisfied as to certain matters  
   16.     Special transport permit  
   16A.    Permit to establish facility  
   16B.    Permit to decommission facility  
   17.     Application for authority to communicate information  
   18.     Authority to communicate information  
   19.     Revocation of permit or authority  
   20.     Notification of grant, variation or revocation of permit or authority  
   21.     Effect of grant of permit or authority  
   22.     Review of decisions  

   PART III--OFFENCES

           Division 1--General offences

   23.     Possession of nuclear material or associated item without permit  
   24.     Special provisions for carriers  
   25.     Breach of condition of permit or authority etc.  
   25A.    Breach of duty to ensure security of associated technology  
   26.     Unauthorised communication of information  
   26A.    Communication prejudicing security of nuclear material or associated item  
   27.     Minister to be given certain notices in respect of exempt nuclear material  
   28.     Interference with containment or surveillance devices  
   28A.    Establishment of facility without permit  
   29.     Information in relation to design for modification of nuclear facility  
   29A.    Decommissioning of facility without permit  
   30.     False or misleading statements etc.  
   31.     Obstruction of Agency inspector  
   31A.    Unauthorised access to areas etc. to which access is restricted under permit  

           Division 2--Offences relating to the Physical Protection Convention

   32.     Definitions  
   33.     Stealing nuclear material  
   34.     Demanding nuclear material by threats etc.  
   34A.    Carrying, sending or moving nuclear material  
   35.     Use of nuclear material causing death or injury to persons or damage to property or the environment  
   35A.    Acts against nuclear facilities etc.  
   36.     Threat to use nuclear material  
   37.     Threat to commit offence  
   38.     Extension of application of offence provisions  

           Division 2A--Offences relating to nuclear terrorism

   38A.    ADF members not liable for prosecution  
   38B.    Definitions  
   38C.    Possessing radioactive material or Convention device, or making Convention device  
   38D.    Using radioactive material, or using or damaging Convention device or nuclear facility  
   38E.    Threats and demands  
   38F.    Jurisdictional requirement  
   38G.    Double jeopardy and foreign offences  
   38H.    Attorney-General's consent needed to bring proceedings for offence under this Division  
   38J.    Evidentiary certificates  

           Division 3--Miscellaneous

   39.     Forfeiture  
   40.     Hearing in camera etc.  
   41.     Register of Permit and Authority Holders to be evidence of certain matters  

   PART IV--ADMINISTRATION

           Division 1--Director of Safeguards

   42.     Director of Safeguards  
   43.     Functions of Director  
   44.     Directions of Minister  
   45.     Remuneration and allowances  
   46.     Leave of absence  
   47.     Resignation  
   48.     Termination of appointment  
   49.     Disclosure of interests  
   50.     Acting Director  
   51.     Annual report by Director  
   52.     Additional reports  
   53.     Delegation by Director  

           Division 2--Australian Safeguards Office

   54.     Australian Safeguards Office  
   55.     Staff  
   56.     Engagements of consultants etc.  

           Division 3--Inspectors and Agency inspectors

   57.     Inspectors and Agency inspectors  
   58.     Identity cards  

           Division 4--Inspections, searches and seizures

   59.     Safeguards inspections by inspectors  
   60.     Safeguards inspections by Agency inspectors  
   61.     Offence-related searches and seizures  
   62.     Warrants may be granted by telephone  
   63.     Emergency searches and seizures  
   64.     Inspectors and Agency inspectors to produce evidence of identity  
   65.     Persons to assist inspectors  
   66.     Inspector may require information etc.  
   67.     Seizure of nuclear material etc. where required by prescribed international agreement  

           Division 5--Miscellaneous

   68.     Compliance with conditions etc.  
   69.     Register of Permit and Authority Holders to be kept  

   PART IVA--CHARGES

   69A.    Charge--producers of uranium ore concentrates  
   69B.    Extension of time to pay  
   69C.    Payment by instalments  

   PART V--MISCELLANEOUS

   70.     Powers to be exercised in accordance with international agreements  
   71.     Reports etc. to be confidential  
   72.     Delegation by Minister  
   73.     Orders and directions  
   74.     Regulations  
           SCHEDULE 1 Article XX of the Statute of the International Atomic Energy Agency
           SCHEDULE 2 Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
           SCHEDULE 3 Agreement between Australia and the International Atomic Energy Agency for the application of safeguards in connection with the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
           SCHEDULE 4 Convention on the physical protection of nuclear material
           SCHEDULE 5 Prescribed international agreements


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