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Act No. 69 of 1978 as made
An Act to amend the Air Accidents (Commonwealth Government Liability) Act 1963 for purposes related to the self-government of the Northern Territory.
Date of Assent 22 Jun 1978
Date of repeal 25 Mar 2015
Repealed by Amending Acts 1970 to 1979 Repeal Act 2015

AIR ACCIDENTS (COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT LIABILITY) AMENDMENT ACT 1978

No. 69 of 1978

An Act to amend the Air Accidents (Commonwealth Government Liability) Act 1963 for purposes related to the self-government of the Northern Territory.

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

Short title, &c.

1. (1) This Act may be cited as the Air Accidents (Commonwealth Government Liability) Amendment Act 1978.

(2) The Air Accidents (Commonwealth Government Liability) Act 1963-1976 is in this Act referred to as the Principal Act.

Commencement

2. This Act shall come into operation on 1 July 1978.

3. Section 1 of the Principal Act is repealed and the following section is substituted:

Short title

“1. This Act may be cited as the Air Accidents (Commonwealth Government Liability) Act 1963.”.

Application of Part

4. Section 11 of the Principal Act is amended by adding at the end thereof the following sub-sections:

 

“(4) Subject to this section, this Part applies to the carriage in an aircraft operated by a person other than the Commonwealth or a Commonwealth authority of a passenger, being a person to whom paragraph (a), (b) or (c) of sub-section (1) would apply if the references in those paragraphs to the Commonwealth were references to the Northern Territory and the references in those paragraphs to a Commonwealth authority were omitted.

 

“(5) For the purposes of sub-section (4), the definition of ‘passenger’ in section 4 has effect as if the reference in sub-paragraph (i) of paragraph (c) of that definition to the Commonwealth were a reference to the Northern Territory.

 

“(6) For the purposes of the application of this Part in accordance with sub-section (4), the succeeding provisions of this Part have effect as if references in those provisions to the Commonwealth (other than references to a Commonwealth authority, or references to the Commonwealth in the expression ‘whether in the Commonwealth or elsewhere’) were references to the Northern Territory.”.