No. 79 of 1948.

An Act to amend the Acts Interpretation Act 1901-1947.

[Assented to 17th December, 1948.]

[Date of commencement, 14th January, 1949.]

BE it enacted by the Kings Most Excellent Majesty, the Senate, and the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, as follows:—

Short title and citation.

1.—(1.) This Act may be cited as the Acts Interpretation Act 1948.

(2.) The Acts Interpretation Act 1901-1947*, as amended by this Act, may be cited as the Acts Interpretation Act 1901-1948.

Reckoning of time.

2. Section thirty-six of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901-1947 is amended by omitting sub-section (2.) and inserting in its stead the following sub-section:—

(2.) Where the last day of any period prescribed or allowed by an Act for the doing of anything falls on a Saturday, on a Sunday or on a day which is a public holiday or a bank holiday in the place in which the thing is to be or may be done, the thing may be done on the first day following which is not a Saturday, a Sunday or a public holiday or bank holiday in that place..