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Act No. 8 of 1974 as made
An Act relating to the Representation in the House of Representatives of the Australian Capital Territory and the Jervis Bay Territory
Date of Assent 10 Apr 1974
Date of repeal 21 Feb 1984
Repealed by Commonwealth Electoral Legislation Amendment Act 1983

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

REPRESENTATION (HOUSE OF

REPRESENTATIVES) ACT 1974

 

No. 8 of 1974

 

 

An Act relating to the Representation in the House of Representatives of the Australian Capital Territory and the Jervis Bay Territory.

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen, the Senate and the House of Representatives of Australia, as follows:

Short title.

1.   This Act may be cited as the Australian Capital Territory Representation (House of Representatives) Act 1974.

Commencement

2. (1) This Act shall come into operation as provided by sub-section (2) and not otherwise.

(2) If the House of Representatives is dissolved before a Proclamation has been made under section 17 of the Australian Capital Territory Representation (House of Representatives) Acts 1973, this Act shall come into operation on the day on which the House of Representatives is so dissolved.

Definition.

3.   In this Act

“the Territory” means the Australian Capital Territory and the Jervis Bay Territory.

Electoral Divisions.

4. (1) For the purposes of the Australian Capital Territory Representation (House of Representatives) Acts 1973, the areas having the boundaries described in Part 1 and Part 2 respectively of the Schedule to this Act (being the Electoral Divisions proposed, in accordance with section 10 of that Act, by the Distribution Committee appointed on 18 December 1973) shall be the two Electoral Divisions of the Territory as if they were Electoral Divisions duly made in accordance with subsection 6 (2) of that Act, approved by both Houses of the Parliament and proclaimed by the Governor-General in accordance with that Act before the commencement of this Act.

(2) As soon as practicable after the commencement of this Act, the Governor-General shall, by Proclamation, declare the names of the Electoral Divisions established by this Act.


 

(3) Nothing in this Act prevents the re-division of the Territory in accordance with the Australian Capital Territory Representation (House of Representatives) Acts 1973.

 

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SCHEDULE                                              Section 4

PART 1.

Division A

1.   That part of the boundary of the Australian Capital Territory commencing at One Tree Trigonometrical Station and running generally northeasterly southeasterly southerly and westerly to its intersection with the generally northern bank of the Molonglo River thence by that bank of that river generally westerly to its intersection with the generally northern bank of Lake Burley Griffin (being that part of the City of Canberra that is Lake Burley Griffin for the purposes of the Lake Burley Griffin Ordinance 1965) thence generally westerly along the generally northern bank of Lake Burley Griffin to the generally northeastern bank of the Molonglo River thence generally northwesterly to its intersection with the generally eastern bank of the Murrumbidgee River thence by that bank of that river generally northerly to its intersection with the northwestern part of the boundary of the Australian Capital Territory thence northeasterly to the point of commencement.

2.   The boundaries of the Jervis Bay Territory as described in the Schedule to the Jervis Bay Territory Acceptance Act 1915.

PART 2.

Division B

That part of the boundary of the Australian Capital Territory commencing at Coree Trigonometrical Station and running northeasterly to its intersection with the generally eastern bank of the Murrumbidgee River thence generally easterly by the boundary of Division A along the Murrumbidgee River the Molonglo River Lake Burley Griffin and the Molonglo River to the intersection of that boundary with the boundary of the Australian Capital Territory thence by that boundary generally southwesterly southerly westerly southerly northwesterly southerly and northerly to the point of commencement

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