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Act No. 124 of 1967 as made
An Act relating to the Exploration for, and the Exploitation of, the Petroleum Resources of the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands.
Date of Assent 22 Nov 1967
Date of repeal 14 Feb 1983
Repealed by Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Amendment Act 1980

Petroleum (Ashmore and Cartier Islands)

No. 124 of 1967

An Act relating to the Exploration for, and the Exploitation of, the Petroleum Resources of the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands.

[Assented to 22 November 1967]

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

Short title.

1.  This Act may be cited as the Petroleum (Ashmore and Cartier Islands) Act 1967.

Commencement.

2.  This Act shall come into operation on a date to be fixed by Proclamation.

Application of Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act.

3.—(1.)     The Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1967, and any Act with which that Act is incorporated, have effect in relation to the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands as though the adjacent area in relation to that Territory included the area, whether land or water, within the terri­torial limits of that Territory and as though the land within those limits were beneath the sea and were portion of the sea-bed and subsoil of that adjacent area.

(2.) The reference in section 88 of the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1967 to “the Supreme Court” shall, in relation to an application for the rectification of the Register kept by the Designated Authority who is the Designated Authority in respect of the area specified in the Second Schedule to that Act as being adjacent to the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands, be read as a reference to the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory of Australia.