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Act No. 5 of 1968 as made
An Act relating to the Rights of an Officer of the Public Service of the Commonwealth who is appointed to the Office of Administrator of the Northern Territory of Australia.
Date of Assent 08 May 1968
Date of repeal 01 Jul 1978
Repealed by Northern Territory (Self-Government) Act 1978

Northern Territory (Administration)

 

No. 5 of 1968

An Act relating to the Rights of an Officer of the Public Service of the Commonwealth who is appointed to the Office of Administrator of the Northern Territory of Australia.

[Assented to 8 May 1968]

[Date of commencement, 5 June 1968]

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 and citation.

1.—(1.)     This Act may be cited as the Northern Territory (Administration) Act 1968.

(2.)     The Northern Territory (Administration) Act 1910-1967 is in this Act referred to as the Principal Act.

(3.)     The Principal Act, as amended by this Act, may be cited as the Northern Territory (Administration) Act 1910-1968.


Interpretation.

2.  Section 3 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting from sub-section (1.) the definition of “the Territory” and inserting in its stead the following definition:—

“‘the Territory’ means the Northern Territory of Australia.”.

3.  After section 3a of the Principal Act the following section is inserted:—

Rights of officer appointed to office of Administrator.

“3aa. Where a person appointed to the office of Administrator of the Territory was, immediately before his appointment, an officer of the Public Service of the Commonwealth—

(a) he retains his existing and accruing rights; and

(b) for the purpose of determining those rights, his service in the office of Administrator shall be taken into account as if it were service in the Public Service of the Commonwealth.”.