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Norfolk Island Amendment Act 2004

  • - C2004A01250
  • In force - Latest Version
Act No. 6 of 2004 as made
An Act to amend the law relating to Norfolk Island, and for related purposes
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development
Originating Bill: Norfolk Island Amendment Bill 2003
Date of Assent 10 Mar 2004
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Norfolk Island Amendment Act 2004

 

No. 6, 2004

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to amend the law relating to Norfolk Island, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................ 1

2............ Commencement.................................................................................. 1

3............ Schedule(s).......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Norfolk Island Act 1979                                                                         2

Part 1—Electoral amendments                                                                                     2

Part 2—Statute law revision amendments                                                               2

Division 1—Gender‑neutral language: his or her                                                    2

Division 2—Gender‑neutral language: he or she                                                    2

Division 3—Gender‑neutral language: him or her                                                   2

Division 4—Conjunctions                                                                                          2

 


 

 

Norfolk Island Amendment Act 2004

No. 6, 2004

 

 

 

An Act to amend the law relating to Norfolk Island, and for related purposes

[Assented to 10 March 2004]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Norfolk Island Amendment Act 2004.

2  Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day after it receives the Royal Assent.

3  Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.


 

Schedule 1Norfolk Island Act 1979

Part 1Electoral amendments

1  After paragraph 38(b)

Insert:

             and (ba)  he or she is an Australian citizen; and

2  At the end of paragraphs 39(2)(a) and (c)

Add “or”.

3  After paragraph 39(2)(d)

Insert:

                    (da)  he or she ceases to be an Australian citizen; or

4  Application of item 3

The amendment made by item 3 applies to a person who is elected as a member of the Legislative Assembly on or after the commencement of this Schedule.

5  After Division 1 of Part V

Insert:

Division 1AQualifications of electors

39A  Entitlement to enrolment on the electoral roll

             (1)  A person is entitled to enrolment if, at the time of applying for enrolment, the person:

                     (a)  is at least 18; and

                     (b)  is an Australian citizen; and

                     (c)  has been ordinarily resident within the Territory for 6 months immediately before the application.

             (2)  A person whose name has been removed from the electoral roll under paragraph 7(1)(b) or (c) of the Legislative Assembly Act 1979 (Norfolk Island) is entitled to enrolment if, at the time of applying for enrolment, the person:

                     (a)  is an Australian citizen; and

                     (b)  has been present in the Territory for 150 days of the 240 days immediately before the application.

             (3)  Section 7A of the Legislative Assembly Act 1979 (Norfolk Island), as in force when this section commences, applies for the purposes of subsection (2) of this section in the same way as it applies for the purposes of section 7 of the Legislative Assembly Act 1979 (Norfolk Island).

             (4)  However, if:

                     (a)  a person has been convicted of an offence against a law of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory; and

                     (b)  the person is under sentence of imprisonment for one year or longer;

the person is not entitled to enrolment under this section during the period of imprisonment.

             (5)  This section has effect despite subsections 6(1) and (2) of the Legislative Assembly Act 1979 (Norfolk Island).

39B  Entitlement to vote

                   A person whose name is on the electoral roll is entitled to vote at elections of members of the Legislative Assembly.

39C  Alteration of the electoral roll

             (1)  The Returning Officer must cause the name of a person who ceases to be an Australian citizen to be removed from the electoral roll.

             (2)  Subsection (1) applies in addition to the requirements of section 7 of the Legislative Assembly Act 1979 (Norfolk Island).

39D  Definitions

                   In this Division:

electoral roll means the electoral roll referred to in section 5 of the Legislative Assembly Act 1979 (Norfolk Island).

enrolment means enrolment on the electoral roll.

Returning Officer means a person appointed under section 11 of the Legislative Assembly Act 1979 (Norfolk Island).

6  Application of item 5

The amendment made by item 5 applies in relation to a person who makes an application for enrolment on the electoral roll on or after the commencement of this Schedule.


 

Part 2Statute law revision amendments

Division 1—Gender‑neutral language: his or her

7  Sections 7, 10, 13, 14, 15, 23, 32, 34, 36, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 53, 55, 57, 66 and 70

After “his” (wherever occurring), insert “or her”.

Division 2—Gender‑neutral language: he or she

8  Sections 7, 11, 13, 14, 15, 21, 22, 38, 39, 41, 42, 53, 55, 56, 66 and 70

After “he” (wherever occurring), insert “or she”.

Division 3—Gender‑neutral language: him or her

9  Sections 7, 14, 27, 36, 41, 44 and 53

After “him” (wherever occurring), insert “or her”.

Division 4—Conjunctions

10  At the end of paragraphs 19(2)(a) and (c)

Add “or”.

 

 

[Minister’s second reading speech made in—

Senate on 4 December 2003

House of Representatives on 4 March 2004]

 

 

 

 

(205/03)