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Nauru Independence Act 1967

Act No. 103 of 1967 as made
An Act relating to Nauru.
Administered by: Foreign Affairs and Trade
Date of Assent 10 Nov 1967
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Nauru Independence Act 1967

 

No. 103 of 1967

 

 

 

 

 

An Act relating to Nauru

  

  

  



 

 

Nauru Independence Act 1967

 

No. 103 of 1967

 

 

 

An Act relating to Nauru

[Assented to 10 November 1967]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Nauru Independence Act 1967.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Sections 1, 2 and 3 of this Act shall come into operation on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

             (2)  Section 4 of this Act shall come into operation on a date to be fixed by Proclamation, in this Act referred to as “Nauru Independence Day”.

3  Power of the Legislative Council for Nauru to provide for the establishment of a constitutional convention

                   The power of the Legislative Council for the Territory of Nauru conferred by section 26 of the Nauru Act 1965 to make Ordinances for the peace, order and good government of that Territory extends to the making of an Ordinance establishing a convention for the purpose of establishing a constitution for Nauru.

4  Australia to cease to be responsible for government of Nauru

             (1)  On the expiration of the day preceding Nauru Independence Day:

                     (a)  the Nauru Act 1965 is repealed; and

                     (b)  all acts that extend to Nauru as a Territory of the Commonwealth cease so to extend.

             (2)  On and after Nauru Independence Day, Australia shall not exercise any powers of legislation, administration or jurisdiction in and over Nauru.