Australian National Airlines Act 1945

Act No. 31 of 1945 as amended

This compilation was prepared on 7 November 2000
taking into account amendments up to Act No. 168 of 1994

The text of any of those amendments not in force
on that date is appended in the Notes section

Prepared by the Office of Legislative Drafting,
AttorneyGenerals Department, Canberra

 

 

 

Contents

Part IPreliminary

1 Short title [see Note 1]...........................

19A Powers of Commission by virtue of matters referred by State Parliaments, etc             

Notes 

An Act to provide for the Establishment and Operation of National Airline Services by the Commonwealth and for other purposes

Preamble

WHEREAS, in order to ensure, amongst other things, that:

 (a) trade and commerce with other countries and among the States are fostered and encouraged to the greatest possible extent;

 (b) the maintenance and development of the Defence Force of the Commonwealth in relation to the defence of Australia by air and the establishment of plant and equipment necessary for that Force are assured;

 (c) the development of the Territories is promoted with the utmost expedition; and

 (d) the carriage of mail by air within Australia is promoted to meet the needs of the people of Australia,

it is expedient to provide for the matters hereinafter set out:

BE it therefore enacted by the King's Most Excellent Majesty, the Senate, and the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, as follows:


 

  This Act may be cited as the Australian National Airlines Act 1945.

 (1) This section applies in relation to the State of Queensland and the State of Tasmania, being States by whose Parliaments the matter of air transport was referred to the Parliament of the Commonwealth before the commencement of section 10 of the Australian National Airlines Act 1959.

 (1A) Where, after the commencement of section 10 of the Australian National Airlines Act 1959, and before the commencement of this subsection, the Parliament of a State has referred to the Parliament of the Commonwealth the matter of air transport, or any other matter that is such that, by reason of the reference, it is within the power of the Parliament of the Commonwealth to make exercisable by the Commission in that State the powers referred to in subsection (1D), the GovernorGeneral may, by Proclamation, declare that this section applies in relation to that State.

 (1B) This section ceases to apply in relation to a State by virtue of subsection (1)or (1A) if there ceases to be in force any Act of the Parliament of the State by which there is referred to the Parliament of the Commonwealth a matter that is such that, by reason of the reference, it is within the power of the Parliament of the Commonwealth to make exercisable by the Commission in that State the powers referred to in subsection (1D).

 (1C) This section applies in relation to a State that adopts this section and ceases to apply in relation to that State if the State law by which this section is adopted ceases to be in force.

 (1D) The Commission may transport passengers and goods, for reward, by air between any place in a State in relation to which this section applies and another place in that State, and the provisions of this Act apply to and in relation to the provision of transport in accordance with this subsection in like manner as they apply to and in relation to the other functions of the Commission.

 (2) The Commission shall not, pursuant to the powers conferred on it by subsection (1D), transport passengers or goods for reward by air between a place in a State and another place in that State otherwise than in accordance with any law of that State applicable to that transport.

 (3) Without prejudice to its effect apart from this subsection, this section also has, by force of this subsection, the effect it would have if:

 (a) a reference in subsection (1D) or (2) to the Commission were a reference to a body corporate that is a group company for the purposes of the Australian Airlines (Conversion to Public Company) Act 1988;

 (b) a reference in subsection (1D) to a State in relation to which this section applies were a reference to a State in relation to which this section applies by virtue of subsection (1C); and

 (c) all the words after “that State” were omitted from subsection (1D).

Notes to the Australian National Airlines Act 1945

Note 1

The Australian National Airlines Act 1945 as shown in this compilation comprises Act No. 31, 1945 amended as indicated in the Tables below.

Table of Acts

Act

Number
and year

Date
of Assent

Date of commencement

Application, saving or transitional provisions

Australian National Airlines Act 1945

31, 1945

16 Aug 1945

17 Apr 1946 (see Gazette 1946, p. 1068)

 

Australian National Airlines Act 1947

90, 1947

11 Dec 1947

11 Dec 1947

Australian National Airlines Act 1952

102, 1952

18 Nov 1952

Ss. 3 and 4: 17 Apr 1946
Remainder: 16 Dec 1952

Australian National Airlines Act 1956

105, 1956

15 Nov 1956

23 Oct 1956

S. 4

Airlines Equipment Act 1958

70, 1958

10 Oct 1958

10 Oct 1958

S. 6

Australian National Airlines Act 1959

3, 1959

21 Apr 1959

Ss. 13, 20, 21 and 22: 1 Oct 1959 (see Gazette 1959, p. 3449)
Remainder: Royal Assent

Ss. 8(1), 10(2), 22(2)

Australian National Airlines Act 1961

71, 1961

27 Oct 1961

27 Oct 1961

Statute Law Revision (Decimal Currency) Act 1966

93, 1966

29 Oct 1966

1 Dec 1966

Australian National Airlines Act 1970

55, 1970

25 June 1970

25 June 1970

S. 4

Australian National Airlines Act 1972

130, 1972

2 Nov 1972

2 Nov 1972

Australian National Airlines Act 1973

92, 1973

24 Aug 1973

21 Sept 1973

S. 3(2), (3)
S. 2(3) (rep. by No. 216, 1973, s. 3)

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Statute Law Revision Act 1973

216, 1973

19 Dec 1973

31 Dec 1973

Statute Law Revision Act 1973

216, 1973

19 Dec 1973

31 Dec 1973

Postal and Telecommunications Commissions (Transitional Provisions) Act 1975

56, 1975

12 June 1975

Ss. 4 and 38: 1 July 1975 (see s. 2(1) and Gazette 1975, No. S122)
Remainder: 12 June 1975

Administrative Changes (Consequential Provisions) Act 1976

91, 1976

20 Sept 1976

20 Sept 1976 (a)

Administrative Changes (Consequential Provisions) Act 1978

36, 1978

12 June 1978

12 June 1978

Australian National Airlines Amendment Act 1980

28, 1980

8 May 1980

1 June 1980 (see Gazette 1980, No. G21, p. 3)

Australian National Airlines Repeal Act 1981

78, 1981

18 June 1981

Ss. 3, 612, 13 and 15: (b)
Remainder: Royal Assent

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Australian National Airlines Commission Retention Act 1984

67, 1984

25 June 1984

25 June 1984

Conciliation and Arbitration Amendment Act (No. 2) 1983

115, 1983

16 Dec 1983

S. 41: 1 June 1984 (see Gazette 1984, No. S201) (c)

Australian National Airlines Amendment Act 1984

68, 1984

25 June 1984

25 June 1984

S. 3(2)
S. 5(2), (3)
S. 9(2)
S. 18(2)(7)

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 1) 1985

65, 1985

5 June 1985

Schedule 1: 3 July 1985 (d)

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 1) 1986

76, 1986

24 June 1986

Schedule 1: Royal Assent (e)

Australian National Airlines Amendment Act 1988

1, 1988

1 Mar 1988

S. 3: 1 July 1987
Remainder: Royal Assent

S. 4

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Australian Airlines (Conversion to Public Company) Act 1988

6, 1988

9 Mar 1988

(see 6, 1988 below)

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Transport and Communications Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 1989

23, 1990

17 Jan 1990

S. 10: 9 Mar 1988 (f)

Australian Airlines (Conversion to Public Company) Act 1988

6, 1988

9 Mar 1988

Ss. 15, 16, 52(2), 55, 57, 60 and 69(2): 30 Apr 1988 (see Gazette 1988, S117)
S. 52(1): 29 June 1988 (g)
S. 52(3): (g)
Remainder: Royal Assent

Ss. 5457

Qantas Sale Act 1992

196, 1992

21 Dec 1992

S. 25: (h)

S. 2(6) (am. by 60, 1993, s. 4; 168, 1994, Sch. (item 17))

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Qantas Sale Amendment Act 1993

60, 1993

3 Nov 1993

10 Mar 1993

Qantas Sale Amendment Act 1994

168, 1994

16 Dec 1994

Schedule (item 17): Royal Assent (i)

(a) By virtue of subsection 2(7) of the Administrative Changes (Consequential Provisions) Act 1976 the amendment made by that Act to the Australian National Airlines Act 1945 is deemed to have come into operation on 22 December 1975.

(b) The Australian National Airlines Act 1945 was repealed by the Australian National Airlines Repeal Act 1981, before a date was set for the commencement of these sections.

(c) The Australian National Airlines Act 1945 was amended by section 41 only of the Conciliation and Arbitration Amendment Act (No. 2) 1983, subsection 2(2) of which provides as follows:

 (2) Sections 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14 and 16, subsection 22(3) and sections 27, 39, 40, 41 and 43 shall come into operation on a date, or respective dates, to be fixed by proclamation.

(d) The Australian National Airlines Act 1945 was amended by Schedule 1 only of the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 1) 1985, subsection 2(1) of which provides as follows:

 (1) Subject to this section, this Act shall come into operation on the twenty-eighth day after the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

(e) The Australian National Airlines Act 1945 was amended by Schedule 1 only of the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 1) 1986, subsection 2(1) of which provides as follows:

 (1) Subject to this section, this Act shall come into operation on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

(f) The Australian Airlines (Conversion to Public Company) Act 1988 was amended by section 10 only of the Transport and Communications Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 1989, subsection 2(2) of which provides as follows:

 (2) The amendment of the Australian Airlines (Conversion to Public Company) Act 1988 made by this Act is to be taken to have commenced on the day on which that first-mentioned Act received the Royal Assent.

(g) Subsections 2(3) and (4) of the Australian Airlines (Conversion to Public Company) Act 1988 provide as follows:

 (3) Subsection 52(1) shall come into operation on the day after subsection 11(3) is complied with.

 (4) Subsection 52(3) shall come into operation immediately after the commencement of section 15.

(h) The Australian National Airlines Act 1945 was amended by section 25 only of the Qantas Sale Act 1992, subsection 2(6) of which provides as follows:

 (6) If a provision of this Act has not commenced before 31 August 1995, the provision is taken to have been repealed on that day.

 Section 25 is taken to have been repealed on 31 August 1995.

(i) The Qantas Sale Act 1992 was amended by the Schedule (item 17) only of the Qantas Sale Amendment Act 1994, subsection 2(1) of which provides as follows:

 (1) Subject to this section, this Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

Table of Amendments

ad. = added or inserted      am. = amended      rep. = repealed      rs. = repealed and substituted

Provision affected

How affected

S. 3....................

rs. No. 3, 1959

 

am. No. 130, 1972

 

rep. No. 216, 1973

S. 4....................

am. No. 90, 1947; No. 3, 1959; Nos. 92 and 216, 1973; No. 28, 1980; No. 68, 1984

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

S. 5....................

rs. No. 216, 1973

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

S. 6....................

am. No. 3, 1959

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

S. 7....................

am. No. 3, 1959; No. 92, 1973; No. 28, 1980; No. 68, 1984

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

S. 8....................

rs. No. 3, 1959

 

am. No. 28, 1980

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

S. 9....................

rs. No. 3, 1959; No. 28, 1980

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

S. 10...................

rs. No. 3, 1959

 

am. No. 28, 1980

 

rs. No. 68, 1984

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

S. 10A..................

ad. No. 68, 1984

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

Ss. 11, 12................

rs. No. 3, 1959

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

S. 13...................

rs. No. 3, 1959; No. 68, 1984

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

S. 14...................

am. No. 102, 1952

 

rs. No. 3, 1959

 

am. No. 92, 1973; No. 28, 1980; No. 68, 1984

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

S. 15...................

rs. No. 3, 1959

 

am. No. 92, 1973; No. 28, 1980; No. 68, 1984

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

S. 16...................

rs. No. 68, 1984

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

S. 17...................

am. No. 102, 1952; No. 3, 1959; No. 93, 1966; No. 130, 1972; No. 28, 1980; No. 68, 1984

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

S. 17A..................

ad. No. 28, 1980

 

rep. No. 68, 1984

S. 18A..................

ad. No. 102, 1952

 

am. No. 216, 1973

 

rs. No. 28, 1980

 

rep. No. 65, 1985

S. 18B..................

ad. No. 105, 1956

 

am. No. 28, 1980

 

rep. No. 115, 1983

S. 19...................

am. No. 90, 1947

 

rs. No. 92, 1973

 

am. No. 28, 1980

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

S. 19A..................

ad. No. 90, 1947

 

am. No. 3, 1959; No. 92, 1973; No. 28, 1980; No. 68, 1984; No. 6, 1988

Ss. 19B19F.......

ad. No. 92, 1973

 

am. No. 28, 1980

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

S. 19G..................

ad. No. 92, 1973

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

S. 19H..................

ad. No. 92, 1973

 

am. No. 68, 1984

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

S. 20...................

rs. No. 102, 1952

 

am. No. 92, 1973

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

S. 21...................

am. No. 3, 1959; No. 93, 1966; No. 92, 1973; No. 91, 1976; No. 28, 1980; No. 68, 1984

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

S. 22...................

am. No. 3, 1959; No. 92, 1973; No. 56, 1975

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

S. 23...................

rep. No. 6, 1988

S. 24...................

rep. No. 3, 1959

S. 25...................

am. No. 92, 1973; No. 68, 1984

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

Ss. 2629.........

rep. No. 6, 1988

S. 30...................

rs. No. 102, 1952

 

am. No. 71, 1961

 

rs. No. 92, 1973

 

am. No. 36, 1978; No. 68, 1984

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

S. 30A..................

ad. No. 92, 1973

 

am. No. 36, 1978; No. 68, 1984

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

S. 31...................

rs. No. 102, 1952

 

am. No. 93, 1966

 

rs. No. 70, 1958

 

am. No. 130, 1972; No. 92, 1973; No. 36, 1978

 

rs. No. 68, 1984

 

am. No. 76, 1986

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

S. 31A..................

ad. No. 92, 1973

 

am. No. 36, 1978; No. 28, 1980

 

rep. No. 68, 1984

S. 32...................

rs. No. 71, 1961

 

am. No. 130, 1972; No. 92, 1973; No. 36, 1978; No. 28, 1980

 

rs. No. 68, 1984

 

am. No. 76, 1986

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

Ss. 32A32C.......

ad. No. 68, 1984

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

S. 32D..................

ad. No. 68, 1984

 

am. No. 76, 1986

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

S. 32DA.................

ad. No. 76, 1986

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

S. 32E..................

ad. No. 68, 1984

 

am. No. 1, 1988

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

Ss. 32F32H.......

ad. No. 68, 1984

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

S. 33...................

rs. No. 3, 1959

 

am. No. 92, 1973

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

S. 34...................

rs. No. 3, 1959

 

am. No. 92, 1973; No. 68, 1984

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

S. 35...................

rs. No. 3, 1959; No. 92, 1973

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

S. 36...................

rs. No. 3, 1959; No. 92, 1973

 

am. No. 28, 1980

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

S. 37...................

am. No. 102, 1952

 

rs. No. 92, 1973

 

am. No. 28, 1980

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

S. 37A..................

ad. No. 71, 1961

 

am. No. 93, 1966; No. 130, 1972; Nos. 92 and 216, 1973; No. 36, 1978; No. 28, 1980; No. 68, 1984

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

S. 38...................

rs. No. 102, 1952

 

am. No. 3, 1959; No. 92, 1973; No. 36, 1978; No. 28, 1980; No. 68, 1984

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

S. 39...................

rep. No. 102, 1952

S. 40...................

rs. No. 3, 1959

 

am. No. 92, 1973; No. 36, 1978; No. 28, 1980; No. 68, 1984

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

S. 41...................

rep. No. 6, 1988

Part III
(ss. 4245)

rep. No. 3, 1959

S. 42...................

rep. No. 3, 1959

 

ad. No. 92, 1973

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

S. 43...................

rep. No. 3, 1959

 

ad. No. 92, 1973

 

am. No. 28, 1980

 

rs. No. 68, 1984

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

Ss. 44, 45................

rep. No. 3, 1959

Part IV
(ss. 4649)

rep. No. 3, 1959

Ss. 4649.........

am. No. 90, 1947

 

rep. No. 3, 1959

Part V
(ss. 5059)

rep. No. 3, 1959

S. 51...................

rep. No. 3, 1959

S. 52...................

am. No. 90, 1947

 

rep. No. 3, 1959

Ss. 5355.........

rep. No. 3, 1959

S. 56...................

am. No. 90, 1947

 

rep. No. 3, 1959

Ss. 5759.........

rep. No. 3, 1959

S. 60...................

am. No. 3, 1959

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

S. 61...................

am. No. 68, 1984

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

S. 62...................

am. No. 28, 1980

 

rep. No. 68, 1984

S. 63...................

am. No. 3, 1959; No. 28, 1980

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

S. 64...................

rep. No. 3, 1959

S. 65...................

rep. No. 130, 1972

S. 66...................

rs. No. 3, 1959

 

am. No. 93, 1966

 

rep. No. 55, 1970

S. 67...................

rep. No. 28, 1980

S. 69...................

am. No. 3, 1959; No. 93, 1966; No. 92, 1973; No. 28, 1980

 

rep. No. 6, 1988

S. 70...................

am. No. 93, 1966; No. 28, 1980

 

rep. No. 6, 1988