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Rules Publication Act 1939

Authoritative Version
  • - C1939A00055
  • No longer in force
Act No. 55 of 1939 as made
An Act to amend the Rules Publication Act 1903-1934.
Date of Assent 15 Dec 1939
Date of repeal 24 Jun 2014
Repealed by Amending Acts 1901 to 1969 Repeal Act 2014



No. 55 of 1939.

An Act to amend the Rules Publication Act 1903–1934.

[Assented to 15th December, 1939.]

[Date of commencement 12th January, 1940.]

BE it enacted by the King’s 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 Rules Publication Act 1939.

(2.)  The Rules Publication Act 1903–1934, as amended by this Act, may be cited as the Rules Publication Act 1903–1939.

2.  After section six of the Rules Publication Act 1903–1934 the following section is inserted:—

Incorporation of amendments in reprint of statutory rules.

“6a.—(1.)    Where any statutory rules have, before or after the commencement of this section, been amended by—

(a) the repeal or omission of certain words or figures;

(b) the substitution of certain words or figures in lieu of any repealed or omitted words or figures; or

(c) the insertion of certain words or figures,

then, in any reprint of the statutory rules by the Government Printer, the statutory rules shall be printed as so amended.

“(2.)  In every reprint of any statutory rules as so amended, reference shall be made in the margin or a footnote to the statutory rules or other instrument by which the amendment is made.

“(3.)  When any statutory rules prescribe a method of citation of some other statutory rules, those other statutory rules shall be deemed to be amended by substituting that method of citation for the citation of those other statutory rules, and in every reprint of those other statutory rules that method of citation shall be substituted accordingly.

“(4.)  There shall be printed on every reprint issued by the Government Printer of any statutory rules which have, before or after the commencement of this Act, been amended, a short reference to every statutory rule or other instrument by which they have been amended.

“(5.)  In this section, ‘words’ includes Part, Division, heading, regulation, sub-regulation, paragraph and Schedule.”.