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Pipeline Authority Amendment Act 1985

Authoritative Version
  • - C2004A03198
  • No longer in force
Act No. 159 of 1985 as made
An Act to amend the Pipeline Authority Act 1973
Date of Assent 11 Dec 1985
Date of repeal 10 Dec 2015
Repealed by Amending Acts 1980 to 1989 Repeal Act 2015

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Pipeline Authority Amendment Act 1985

No. 159 of 1985

 

An Act to amend the Pipeline Authority Act 1973

[Assented to 11 December 1985]

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

Short title, &c.

1. (1) This Act may be cited as the Pipeline Authority Amendment Act 1985.

(2) The Pipeline Authority Act 19731 is in this Act referred to as the Principal Act.

Commencement

2. This Act shall come into operation on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

Membership of Authority

3. Section 6 of the Principal Act is amended—

(a) by omitting from sub-section (1) “five” and substituting “6”;

(b) by omitting from paragraph (1) (d) “two” and substituting “3”; and


 

(c) by inserting after sub-section (2) the following sub-section:

“(2a) One of the members referred to in paragraph (1) (d) shall be a person nominated for appointment by The Australian Gas Light Company.”.

Acting appointments

4. Section 11 of the Principal Act is amended by inserting after sub-section (4) the following sub-section:

“(4a) A person shall not be appointed to act as a part-time member under sub-section (4)—

(a) when there is a vacancy in the office of a part-time member who was appointed on the nomination of The Australian Gas Light Company; or

(b) when a part-time member mentioned in paragraph (a) is absent from duty or from Australia or, for any other reason, is unable to perform the functions of the office of that member,

unless the first-mentioned person has been nominated for the appointment by The Australian Gas Light Company.”.

Meetings of Authority

5. Section 12 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting from sub-section (3) “three” and substituting “4”.

General powers of Authority

6. Section 15 of the Principal Act is amended—

(a) by omitting from sub-section (1) “Subject to sub-section (2), the” and substituting “The”; and

(b) by omitting sub-sections (2) and (3).

 

NOTE

1 No 42, 1973, as amended. For previous amendments, see No. 216, 1973; No. 91, 1976; No. 36, 1978; No. 109, 1980; and No. 65, 1985.

[Minister’s second reading speech made in—

Senate on 16 October 1985

House of Representatives on 29 November 1985]