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Act No. 193 of 1985 as made
An Act to make various amendments of the statute law of the Commonwealth, and for related purposes
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Date of Assent 16 Dec 1985
 

STATUTE LAW (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT (No. 2) 1985
No. 193, 1985

STATUTE LAW (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT (No. 2) 1985
No. 193, 1985 - LONG TITLE

An Act to make various amendments of the statute law of
the Commonwealth, and for related purposes

STATUTE LAW (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT (No. 2) 1985
No. 193, 1985 - SECT 1
Short title

(Assented to 16 December 1985)
1. House of Representatives on 16 October 1985;
Senate on 3 December 1985)

STATUTE LAW (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT (No. 2) 1985
No. 193, 1985 - SECT 2
Commencement

2.<(1) Subject to this section, this Act shall come into operation on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.
(2) Section 7 of this Act and the amendment of section 41 of the Bankruptcy Act 1966 made by this Act shall come into operation on a day to be fixed by Proclamation.
(3) The amendment of the Banks (Shareholdings) Amendment Act 1985 made by this Act shall be deemed to have come into operation on 22 May 1985.
(4) The amendment of the Building Industry Act 1985 made by this Act shall be deemed to have come into operation on 26 August 1985.
(5) The amendments of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 made by this Act shall come into operation on the day fixed by Proclamation for the purposes of sub-section 2 (2) of the Australian Citizenship Amendment Act 1984.
(6) Section 8 of this Act and the amendments of section 18A, and of sub-section 20AB (1), of the Crimes Act 1914 made by this Act shall come into operation immediately after the amendment of section 2 of the Crimes Amendment Act 1982 made by this Act comes into operation.
(7) The amendments of the Crimes (Currency) Act 1981 made by this Act (other than the amendment of section 2 of that Act) shall come into operation immediately after the amendment of section 2 of that Act made by this Act comes into operation.
(8) Notwithstanding sub-section 2 (1) of the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No.<1) 1985, the amendments of the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 made by the first-mentioned Act and the amendment of the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 made by this Act shall come into operation on the day on which the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 comes into operation.
(9) The following amendments of the Patents Act 1952 made by this Act:
(a) the amendments of sections 35, 41 and 177;
(b) the amendment inserting sub-section (1B) in section 54A, shall come into operation on -
(c) the twenty-eighth day after the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent; or
(d) the day fixed by Proclamation for the purposes of sub-section 2 (11) of the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No.<2) 1983, whichever is the later.
(10) The following amendments of the Patents Act 1952 made by this Act:
(a) the amendments of sections 40, 45, 45A, 54B, 55, 58C and 58E;
(b) the amendment inserting sub-section (1A) in section 54A;
(c) the amendment inserting section 87, shall come into operation on -
(d) the twenty-eighth day after the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent; or
(e) the date of commencement of the Patents Amendment Act 1984, whichever is the later.
(11) The amendment of Schedule 4 to the Public Service Reform Act 1984 made by this Act shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 July 1984.
(12) The amendment of section 41 of the Shipping Registration Act 1981 made by this Act shall come into operation, or shall be deemed to have come into operation, as the case may be, immediately after the commencement of section 15 of the Shipping Registration Amendment Act 1984.
(13) The amendments of paragraphs 47C (a) and (b) of the Shipping Registration Act 1981 made by this Act shall come into operation, or shall be deemed to have come into operation, as the case may be, immediately after the commencement of section 18 of the Shipping Registration Amendment Act 1984.
(14) The amendments of sub-sections 74 (1) and (2) of the Shipping
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Registration Act 1981 made by this Act shall come into operation, or shall be deemed to have come into operation, as the case may be, immediately after the commencement of section 23 of the Shipping Registration Amendment Act 1984.
(15) The amendments of the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 1) 1985 made by this Act shall be deemed to have come into operation -
(a) in the case of the amendment made to sub-section 2 (29) - on the day on which that Act received the Royal Assent; and
(b) in the case of the other amendments - on the twenty-eighth day after the day on which that Act received the Royal Assent.

STATUTE LAW (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT (No. 2) 1985
No. 193, 1985 - SECT 3
Amendments of Acts

3.

STATUTE LAW (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT (No. 2) 1985
No. 193, 1985 - SECT 4
Repeal

4.

STATUTE LAW (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT (No. 2) 1985
No. 193, 1985 - SECT 5
Operation of amendment of section 22 of the Acts Interpretation Act
1901

5.

STATUTE LAW (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT (No. 2) 1985
No. 193, 1985 - SECT 6
Savings provision relating to Australian Tourist Commission Act 1967

6.

STATUTE LAW (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT (No. 2) 1985
No. 193, 1985 - SECT 7
Operation of amendment of section 41 of the Bankruptcy Act 1966

7.

STATUTE LAW (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT (No. 2) 1985
No. 193, 1985 - SECT 8
Operation of sections 18A, 20AB and 20AC of the Crimes Act 1914

8.<(1) Section 18A of the Crimes Act 1914 as in force at the commencement of this section applies -
(a) subject to paragraph (b), to and in relation to a person who -
(i) is convicted of an offence after the commencement of this
section; or
(ii) was convicted of an offence before the commencement of
this section but had not, before that commencement, been sentenced for the offence; and
(b) in so far as that section makes provision that is applicable only in relation to a person who is convicted of an offence by a court in a participating State or participating Territory, to and in relation to a person who -
(i) is convicted of an offence after the commencement of this
section or the time when the State or Territory concerned became a participating State or participating Territory, whichever is the later time; or
(ii) was convicted of an offence before the time applicable under
sub-paragraph (i) but had not, before that time, been sentenced for the offence.
(2) Notwithstanding sub-section 8 (2) of the Crimes Amendment Act 1982, sections 20AB and 20AC of the Crimes Act 1914 as in force at the commencement of this section apply to and in relation to a person who -
(a) is convicted of an offence after the commencement of this section or the time when the State or Territory in which the person is convicted became a participating State or participating Territory, whichever is the later time; or
(b) was convicted of an offence before the time applicable under paragraph (a) but had not, before that time, been sentenced for the offence.

STATUTE LAW (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT (No. 2) 1985
No. 193, 1985 - SECT 9
Operation of Proclamations under the Designs Act 1906

9. (a) continues in force after the commencement of those amendments as if it were a regulation made for the purposes of that section as amended by this Act; and
(b) may be revoked by regulations made for the purposes of that section as amended by this Act.

STATUTE LAW (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT (No. 2) 1985
No. 193, 1985 - SECT 10
Validation of purported exercise of powers under section 37A of Family

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Law Act 1975

10.<(1) This section does not have effect in a case in which, after the purported making or giving of a decree, judgment, order or direction by a Registrar, the Family Court of Australia or a Judge has, whether upon an appeal or otherwise, made or given a decree, judgment, order or direction setting aside, or in substitution for, the purported decree, judgment, order or direction.
(2) Where, on or after 2 January 1985 and before the commencement of this section, a Registrar purported, under section 37A of the Family Law Act 1975, to exercise a power of the Family Court of Australia -
(a) the rights, liabilities, obligations and status of all persons in relation to whom the Registrar purported to exercise the power, or who were otherwise affected by the purported exercise of the power, are, by force of this section, deemed to be, and always to have been, the same as if the power had been exercised by a Judge; and
(b) all proceedings, matters, decrees, judgments, orders, directions, acts and things taken, made or done, or purporting to have been taken, made or done, under the Family Law Act 1975 in relation to a person in relation to whom the Registrar purported to exercise the power, or who was otherwise affected by the purported exercise of the power, are, by force of this section, declared to have the same effect after the commencement of this section, and to have had the same effect before the commencement of this section, as they would have, or would have had, if the power had been exercised by a Judge.
(3) The Family Law Act 1975 and the regulations and Rules of Court in force under that Act have effect as if -
(a) a document embodying a decree, judgment, order or direction that a Registrar purported to make or give under section 37A of that Act before the commencement of this section were a document embodying a decree, judgment, order or direction, as the case may be, made or given by a Judge; and
(b) a copy of a document embodying such a purported decree, judgment, order or direction were a copy of a document embodying a decree, judgment, order or direction, as the case may be, made or given by a Judge.
(4) In this section -
"Judge" has the same meaning as in Part IV of the Family Law Act
1975;
"Registrar" means the Principal Registrar, a Registrar or a Deputy
Registrar of the Family Court of Australia.

STATUTE LAW (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT (No. 2) 1985
No. 193, 1985 - SECT 11
Operation of Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984

11.<(1) For the purposes of Part III of the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984 as in force at any time before the commencement of the amendments of that Part made by this Act, where -
(a) a person was, immediately before the dissolution of the House of Representatives that occurred after the commencement of that Part and before the commencement of those amendments, a Member of the House of Representatives;
(b) a determination by the Prime Minister under section 12 of that Act in respect of that person was in force in respect of the period from that dissolution until the commencement of those amendments; and
(c) that person was elected as a Member of that House at the first general election of Members of that House that followed that dissolution,
that person shall be deemed to have continued to be a Member of that House from that dissolution until that person became a member of that House by election at that general election.
(2) For the purposes of Part IV of the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984 as in force at any time before the commencement of the amendments of that Part made by this Act, where -
(a) a person was, on the day (in this sub-section referred to as the "relevant day") immediately before the polling day for the general election of Members of the House of Representatives that was held after the commencement of that Part and before the commencement of those amendments, a Senator for a Territory; and
(b) that person was elected as a Senator at an election held at the same time as that general election,
that person shall be deemed to have continued to be a Senator from the end of the relevant day until that person became a Senator as mentioned in paragraph (b).
(3) For the purposes of Part IV of the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984 as in force at any time before the commencement of the amendments of that Part made by this Act, where -
(a) a person was, immediately before the dissolution of the House of Representatives that occurred after the commencement of that Part and before the commencement of those amendments, a Member of the House of Representatives; and

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(b) that person was a candidate for election as a Member of the House of Representatives at the first general election of Members of that House that followed that dissolution,
that person shall be deemed to have continued to be a Member of that House from that dissolution until -
(c) if that person was elected as a Member of that House at that general election - that person became a Member of that House by being so elected; or
(d) if that person failed to be elected as a member of that House at that general election - the end of the day immediately before polling day for that general election.
(4) A reference in this section to the commencement of an amendment made by this Act is a reference to the time at which the amendment came into operation.

STATUTE LAW (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT (No. 2) 1985
No. 193, 1985 - SECT 12
Operation of regulations under Navigation Act 1912

12.

STATUTE LAW (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT (No. 2) 1985
No. 193, 1985 - SECT 13
Operation of Proclamations under the Patents Act 1952

13. (a) continues in force after the commencement of those amendments as if it were a regulation made for the purposes of that section as amended by this Act; and
(b) may be revoked by regulations made for the purposes of that section as amended by this Act.

STATUTE LAW (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT (No. 2) 1985
No. 193, 1985 - SECT 14
Operation of Proclamations under the Trade Marks Act 1955

14. (a) continues in force after the commencement of those amendments as if it were a regulation made for the purposes of that section as amended by this Act; and
(b) may be revoked by regulations made for the purposes of that section as amended by this Act.

STATUTE LAW (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT (No. 2) 1985
No. 193, 1985 - SECT 15
Saving provisions relating to Australian Institute of Anatomy

15.<(1) Notwithstanding the repeal by this Act of the Zoological Museum Agreement Act 1924 and the Australian Institute of Anatomy Agreement Act 1931, the agreement approved by the first-mentioned Act and the agreement approved by the second-mentioned Act continue in force.
(2) Compliance by the Minister administering the National Museum of Australia Act 1980 with sub-section 8 (3) of that Act shall be taken to be compliance by the Commonwealth with the undertaking given by the Commonwealth in clause 4 of the agreement first referred to in sub-section (1) of this section as varied by the agreement second referred to in that sub-section.

STATUTE LAW (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT (No. 2) 1985
No. 193, 1985 - SECT 16
General transitional provision

16. (a) amends a provision of an Act; or
(b) repeals and re-enacts (with or without modifications) a provision of an Act,
any act done or decision made under or pursuant to the provision amended or repealed has effect after the amendment or repeal as if it had been done or made under or pursuant to the provision as so amended or re-enacted.

STATUTE LAW (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT (No. 2) 1985
No. 193, 1985 - SCHEDULE 1

SCHEDULE 1 Section 3
AMENDMENTS OF ACTS
Aboriginal Councils and Associations Act 1976
Sub-section 64 (5) -
Omit the sub-section.

Acts Interpretation Act 1901
Section 22 -
Add at the end the following sub-section:
"(3) In any Act, unless the contrary intention appears, a reference to the law of the
Commonwealth or to a law of the Commonwealth does not include, and shall be deemed
never to have included, a reference to a law in force in a Territory in so far as the law
is so in force by virtue of an Act providing for the acceptance, administration or
government of that Territory.".

Paragraph 27 (a) -
Insert "and presentment" after "information".

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Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975
Paragraph 66 (1) (c) -
Before "paragraph 36 (1) (a)", insert "in".

Amendments Incorporation Act 1905
Sub-section 2 (1) -
Add at the end "by all such amendments (in this section referred to as the 'relevant
amendments') as were made before a day specified in the reprint".

Sub-section 2 (2) -
Before "amendment" insert "relevant".

Section 3 -
Add at the end "before a day specified in the reprint".

Australian Institute of Multicultural Affairs Act 1979
Paragraph 22 (2) (a) -
Omit "less than 6", substitute "fewer than 9".

Australian Tourist Commission Act 1967
Section 4 (definition of "member") -
Insert ", and includes the Managing Director" after "Commission".

Section 4 (definition of "the General Manager") -
Omit the definition, substitute the following definition:
"'the Managing Director' means the Managing Director of the Commission.".

Sub-sections 6 (1) and (2) -
Omit the sub-sections, substitute the following sub-section:
"(1) The Commission shall consist of -
(a) 12 members appointed by the Governor-General; and
(b) the Managing Director.".

Sub-section 6 (3) -
Insert "referred to in paragraph (1) (a)" after "members".

Sub-section 6 (4) -
(a) Insert "referred to in paragraph (1) (a)" after "members".

(b) Omit "the Capital Territory", substitute "Territories".

Sub-section 6 (7) -
Insert "referred to in paragraph (1) (a)" after "member".

Sub-section 6 (8) -
Insert "referred to in paragraph (1) (a)" after "member" (first occurring).

Sub-section 6 (9) -
Insert "referred to in paragraph (1) (a)" after "member".

Sub-section 6 (10) -
Insert "referred to in paragraph (1) (a)" after "member".

Sub-section 7 (1) -
Insert "referred to in paragraph 6 (1) (a)" after "members".

Sub-section 8 (1) -
Omit the sub-section, substitute the following sub-section:
"(1) The Minister shall appoint one of the members referred to in paragraph
6 (1) (a) to be the Deputy Chairman of the Commission.".

Sub-section 8 (2) -
Omit "re-election", substitute "re-appointment".

Sub-section 8 (3) -
Omit "Chairman" (last occurring), substitute "Minister".

Sub-section 10 (1) -
(a) Insert "referred to in paragraph 6 (1) (a)" after "member" (first occurring).

(b) Omit "the membership of the Commission", substitute "the office of a member
referred to in paragraph 6 (1) (a)".

Section 11 -
Insert "referred to in paragraph 6 (1) (a)" after "member".

Sub-section 12 (1) -
Insert "referred to in paragraph 6 (1) (a)" after "member".


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Sub-section 12 (2) -
Insert "referred to in paragraph 6 (1) (a)" after "member" (first occurring).

Sub-section 12A (2) -
Omit the sub-section, substitute the following sub-section:
"(2) A disclosure under sub-section (1) shall be recorded in the minutes of the
meeting of the Commission and the member shall not -
(a) be present during any deliberation of the Commission with respect to that
matter; or
(b) take part in any decision of the Commission with respect to that matter.".

Sub-sections 13 (1) and (1A) -
Insert "referred to in paragraph 6 (1) (a)" after "member".

Section 18 -
Omit "General Manager" (wherever occurring), substitute "Managing Director".

Bankruptcy Act 1966
After section 17A -
Insert the following section:
Functions of Registrar may be exercised by certain officials
"17AA.<(1) The Registrar of the Federal Court of Australia may exercise all the
powers, and shall perform all the functions, of a Registrar under this Act or any other
law of the Commonwealth.

"(2) A Deputy Registrar of the Federal Court of Australia may exercise all the
powers, and may perform all the functions, of a Registrar under this Act or any other
law of the Commonwealth.

"(3) A power or function conferred or imposed on a Registrar by this Act, when
exercised or performed by the Registrar of the Federal Court of Australia or by a
Deputy Registrar of the Federal Court of Australia, shall, for all purposes, be deemed
to have been exercised or performed by the Registrar.".

Section 41 -
After sub-section (2), insert the following sub-sections:
"(2A) Where the judgment debt or sum ordered to be paid in accordance with the
judgment or order is expressed by the judgment or order as an amount in the currency
of a foreign country (in this sub-section referred to as the 'amount of foreign currency'),
the bankruptcy notice shall state that payment is to be made in either -
(a) the amount of foreign currency; or
(b) a specified amount of Australian dollars, being an amount that is the equivalent
in Australian dollars of the amount of foreign currency on the second business
day before the day on which application was made for the issue of the
bankruptcy notice.

"(2B) The rate for ascertaining on a particular day for the purposes of paragraph
(2A) (b) the equivalent in Australian dollars of an amount of foreign currency is the
average of the rates at which Australian dollars may be bought in that foreign currency
at -
(a) 11 o'clock in the morning; or
(b) if another time is prescribed for the purposes of this sub-section - that other time,
on that day from 3 authorised foreign exchange dealers selected by the creditor who
applied for the issue of the bankruptcy notice.

"(2C) In this section -
'authorised foreign exchange dealer' means a person authorised by a general authority
issued by the Reserve Bank of Australia under regulation 38A of the Banking
(Foreign Exchange) Regulations to buy and sell foreign currency;
'business day', in relation to an application for the issue of a bankruptcy notice,
means a day that is not a Saturday, a Sunday or a public holiday or bank
holiday in the place where the application is made.".

Sub-section 231 (4) -
Omit "(other than paragraph (1) (b))".

Sub-section 237 (4) -
Omit "(other than paragraph (1) (b))".

Sub-section 243 (3) -
Omit "(other than paragraph (1) (b))".

Banks (Shareholdings) Amendment Act 1985
Schedule -
Insert "to" after "himself or" in the amendment to paragraph 8 (6) (b).

Building Industry Act 1985
Sub-section 5 (4) -
Omit "Builders' Labourers", substitute "Builders Labourers'".


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Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
Sub-paragraph 93 (1) (b) (ii) -
Omit "British subjects (other than Australian citizens) whose names were, immediately
before the date fixed under sub-section 2 (5) of the Statute Law (Miscellaneous
Amendments) Act 1981", substitute "persons (other than Australian citizens) who
would, if the relevant citizenship law had continued in force, be British subjects within
the meaning of that relevant citizenship law and whose names were, immediately before
26 January 1984".

After sub-section 93 (8) -
Insert the following sub-section:
"(8A) In sub-section (1), 'relevant citizenship law' means the Australian Citizenship
Act 1948 as amended and in force immediately before the day fixed by Proclamation
for the purposes of sub-section 2 (2) of the Australian Citizenship Amendment Act 1984
and the regulations in force immediately before that day under the Australian Citizenship
Act 1948 as so amended and in force.".

Companies Act 1981
After sub-section 3 (1) -
Insert the following sub-section:
"(1A) Notwithstanding sub-section (1) of this section, this Act shall not be taken
for the purposes of sub-section 22 (3) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 to be an Act
providing for the administration or government of the Australian Capital
Territory.".

Conciliation and Arbitration Act 1904
Sub-sections 12 (1), (2), (3), (3A) and (4) -
Omit the sub-sections, substitute the following sub-section:
"(1) Where a person appointed as a Commissioner was, immediately before the
person's appointment, an officer of the Public Service of a State, the person retains all
the person's existing and accruing rights other than rights in respect of
superannuation.".

Sub-section 12 (6) -
Omit the sub-section.

After section 12 -
Insert the following section:
Application of Judges' Pensions Act
"12A.<(1) Subject to sub-section (2), the Judges' Pensions Act 1968 does not apply
to or in respect of a Deputy President if -
(a) the Deputy President was appointed after the commencement of this section
and was, immediately before being appointed as a Deputy President, an eligible
employee for the purposes of the Superannuation Act 1976; or
(b) the Deputy President was appointed before that commencement and, immediately
before that commencement, the first-mentioned Act did not, by virtue of the
relevant provision, apply to the Deputy President.

"(2) If a person was, immediately before being appointed as a Deputy President
(whether before or after the commencement of this section), an eligible employee for
the purposes of the Superannuation Act 1976, and the person elects, within 3 months
after being appointed as a Deputy President, by notice in writing to the Minister, to
cease to be an eligible employee for the purposes of that Act, sub-section (1) does not
apply, and shall be deemed not to have applied, to the person, and the person shall be
deemed to have ceased to be such an eligible employee immediately before the person
was appointed as a Deputy President.

"(3) Where -
(a) a person makes an election in accordance with sub-section (2); and
(b) the person would, but for this sub-section, be entitled to a benefit under Division
1, 2 or 4 of Part V, or under Division 3 of Part IX, of the Superannuation Act 1976,
that Act applies in relation to the person as if the person were not entitled to the
benefit.

"(4) In sub-section (1), 'relevant provision' means sub-section 12 (4) of this Act as
in force immediately before the commencement of this section.".

Crimes Act 1914
Section 3B -
Add at the end the following sub-section:
"(2) In sections 18A and 20AB -
(a) a reference to a participating State is a reference to a State in relation to which
an arrangement is in force under sub-section (1) of this section; and
(b) a reference to a participating Territory -
(i) is a reference to a Territory other than Norfolk Island; and
(ii) if an arrangement is in force under sub-section (1) of this section in
relation to Norfolk Island - includes a reference to Norfolk Island.".

Paragraph 18A (1) (a) -
Before "the passing" insert ", in the case of a participating State or a participating

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Territory,".

Section 18A -
After sub-section (1), insert the following sub-section:
"(1A) Where there is a law of a State or Territory with respect to the enforcement
or recovery of fines ordered to be paid by offenders (including a law making provision
for or in relation to a matter mentioned in paragraph (1) (a), (b), (c) or (d)) that
applies in relation to fines ordered to be paid by offenders convicted by courts of
summary jurisdiction -
(a) sub-section (1) operates to require that law to apply and be applied to persons
who are convicted of offences against laws of the Commonwealth by the Federal
Court of Australia in the same manner as that law would apply and be applied
if that Court were a court of summary jurisdiction; and
(b) that sub-section does not operate in relation to any law of that State or Territory
that applies in relation to fines ordered to be paid by offenders convicted by
superior courts.".

Sub-section 20AB (1) -
Omit "a State or Territory", substitute "a participating State or a participating
Territory".

Crimes Amendment Act 1982
Section 2 -
After sub-section (1), insert the following sub-section:
"(1A) Sections 6, 8 and 9 shall come into operation on the day on which the
Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No.<2) 1985 receives the Royal
Assent.".

Sub-section 6 (2) -
Omit the sub-section.

Crimes (Currency) Act 1981
Sub-section 2 (2) -
Omit the sub-section, substitute the following sub-section:
"(2) The remaining provisions of this Act shall come into operation on the day on
which the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No.<2) 1985 receives the Royal
Assent.".

After the definition of "counterfeit prescribed security" in sub-section 3 (1) -
Insert the following definitions:
"'excepted counterfeit coin' means -
(a) any article, not being a genuine coin, that resembles, or is apparently
intended to resemble, or pass for, an excepted coin; or
(b) any article, being an excepted coin, that has been altered in a material
respect and in such manner as to conceal, or to be apparently intended
to conceal, the alteration,
and includes any such article whether or not it is in a fit state to be uttered and
whether the process of manufacture or alteration is or is not complete;
'excepted coin' means -
(a) a coin that was a current coin in Australia at any time before 14
February 1966; or
(b) a coin, other than a coin referred to in paragraph (a), that has been a
current coin in a country other than Australia (whether or not the
country concerned is still in existence) but is no longer a current coin in
any country;
'non-excepted counterfeit money' means counterfeit money other than an excepted
counterfeit coin;".

Section 8 -
Before "counterfeit money", insert "non-excepted".

Section 8 -
Before the penalty, insert the following sub-section:
"(2) A person shall not, with intent to defraud -
(a) buy, sell, receive or dispose of; or
(b) offer to buy, sell, procure or dispose of,
an excepted counterfeit coin.".

Paragraph 9 (1) (a) -
After "counterfeit money" (first occurring), insert "(not being an excepted counterfeit
coin)".

Sub-section 9 (1) -
Omit the penalty.

Section 9 -
Add at the end the following sub-section and penalty:
"(3) A person shall not, with intent to defraud, have in the possession of the person
an excepted counterfeit coin, knowing it to be counterfeit money.


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Penalty -
(a) in the case of a person, not being a body corporate - imprisonment for 10 years;
or
(b) in the case of a person, being a body corporate - $50,000.".

Sub-section 28 (1) -
Insert "non-excepted" before "counterfeit money" (first occurring).

Sub-section 28 (2) -
Insert "(not being an excepted counterfeit coin)" after "counterfeit coin".

Sub-section 29 (1) -
Omit "The following", substitute "Subject to section 29A, the following".

After section 29 -
Insert the following section:
Excepted counterfeit coins not to be forfeited
"29A. no longer in force) that makes or made provision for the forfeiture to the Commonwealth
of counterfeit coins by reason that they are counterfeit coins does not apply, or shall be
deemed not to have applied, as the case requires, in relation to excepted counterfeit
coins made before the commencement of this section that -
(a) have not been seized or condemned pursuant to that law before the
commencement of this section; and
(b) have not been used in connection with the commission of an offence against
section 57 of the Crimes Act 1914 as in force any time before the commencement
of this section.".

Defence Act 1903
Sub-sections 124 (2A) and (2B) -
Omit the sub-sections, substitute the following sub-sections:
"(2A) Subject to sub-section (2B), the power to make regulations by virtue of
paragraph (1) (gc) includes the power to make regulations requiring a person appearing
as a witness before a court of inquiry or a board of inquiry to answer a question
notwithstanding that the answer to the question may tend to incriminate the person.

"(2B) Sub-section (2A) does not authorise the making of a regulation containing a
requirement referred to in that sub-section where the answer to the question may tend
to incriminate the person in respect of an offence with which the person has been
charged and in respect of which the charge has not been finally dealt with by a court
or otherwise disposed of.

"(2C) A statement or disclosure made by a witness in the course of giving evidence
before a court of inquiry or a board of inquiry is not admissible in evidence against that
witness in -
(a) any civil or criminal proceedings in any federal court or court of a State or
Territory; or
(b) proceedings before a service tribunal,
otherwise than in proceedings by way of a prosecution for giving false testimony at the
hearing before the court of inquiry or the board of inquiry.".

Defence Force Discipline Act 1982
Section 68B -
Add at the end the following sub-section:
"(2) Rules made under sub-section 68 (2) or 68A (2) shall be deemed to be rules
within the meaning of the Statutory Rules Publication Act 1903 and, for the purposes
of the application of sub-section 5 (3B) of that Act to those rules, the reference in that
sub-section of that Act to the Minister of State for Administrative Services shall be read
as a reference to the Minister for the time being administering this Act.".

Designs Act 1906
Sub-section 4 (1) (definition of "Convention country") -
Omit "Proclamation", substitute "regulation".

Sub-section 48 (1) -
Omit "by Proclamation, declare that a country specified in the Proclamation",
substitute "make regulations declaring that a country specified in the
regulations".

Sub-section 48 (2) -
Omit ", by Proclamation, declare", substitute "make regulations declaring".

Sub-section 48 (3) -
Omit ", by Proclamation, declares", substitute "makes regulations declaring".

Sub-section 48 (4) -
Omit ", by Proclamation, declares", substitute "makes regulations declaring".

Export Control (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 1982
Part X -

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Repeal the Part.

Part XI -
Repeal the Part.

Part XV -
Repeal the Part.

Part XVIII -
Repeal the Part.

Part XX -
Repeal the Part.

Extradition (Commonwealth Countries) Act 1966
Paragraph 4 (1A) (b) -
Omit the paragraph, substitute the following paragraph:
"(b) had a relevant act or omission by the person taken place, at the time when
the requisition was made, in, or within the jurisdiction of, the part of Australia
where the person was found, that act or omission would have constituted an
offence against the law in force in that part of Australia, being an offence
which -
(i) is described in the Schedule; or
(ii) would be so described if the description concerned contained a reference
to any intent or state of mind on the part of the person committing the
offence, or to any circumstance of aggravation, necessary to constitute the offence,
and the maximum penalty for which is death or imprisonment for not less than 12 months.".

After sub-section 4 (1A) -
Insert the following sub-section:
"(1B) the reference in paragraph (1A) (b) to a relevant act or omission by a person
is a reference to -
(a) an act or omission by the person -
(i) which is, in or in connection with the relevant requisition, alleged to have
taken place; or
(ii) of which evidence is produced in connection with the relevant requisition;
or
(b) any act or omission that is equivalent to an act or omission referred to in
paragraph (a).".

Sub-section 10 (3) -
Omit the sub-section.

Section 11 -
Omit "17 (2) or (2B)" (wherever occurring), substitute "17A (1) or (3)".

Sub-paragraph 15 (5B) (a) (ii) -
Omit the sub-paragraph, substitute the following sub-paragraph:
"(ii) the person will be committed to prison and will not be entitled to apply under
section 17 for a review of the validity of the decision to commit the person to
prison; and".

Sub-section 15 (6) -
Omit all the words after paragraph (c), substitute -
", the Magistrate shall either -
(d) by warrant in accordance with the form prescribed for the purposes of
this sub-section, commit the person to prison to await the warrant of the
Attorney-General for the surrender of the person; or
(e) in the case of a person -
(i) who has been charged with an offence that is alleged to have been
committed in Australia, being a charge that has not been disposed
of; or
(ii) who has been convicted in Australia of an offence and is not in
custody in respect of that offence,
on the person's entering into such recognizances as the Magistrate thinks
appropriate, grant bail to the person pending the signing of a warrant by
the Attorney-General for the surrender of the person,
but otherwise the Magistrate shall order that the person be released.".

Sub-section 15 (8) -
After "custody", insert "or grants bail to a person".

Section 16 -
Omit "a writ of habeas corpus", substitute "a review of the validity of the
decision
of the Magistrate".

Sub-sections 16A (5) and (6) -
Omit the sub-sections, substitute the following sub-section:
"(5) Upon a review of the order, the Court shall have regard only to the

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evidence
that was before the Magistrate.".

Section 17 -
Repeal the section, substitute the following sections:
Application by fugitive for review of Magistrate's decision
"17.<(1) Where a person (in this section referred to as a 'fugitive') is
committed to
prison or otherwise ordered to be held in custody, or is granted bail, by a
Magistrate
pursuant to section 15, the fugitive may, within the period of 15 days after the date of
the decision of the Magistrate, apply to the Federal Court, or to the Supreme Court of
the State or Territory in which the Magistrate was sitting, for a review of the validity
of the decision of the Magistrate.

"(2) The fugitive is not entitled to make an application under sub-section (1) after
the expiration of the period referred to in that sub-section.

"(3) Upon a review under sub-section (1), the Court shall have regard only to the
evidence given in the proceedings before the Magistrate and shall -
(a) if satisfied that the decision of the Magistrate was valid - make an order
confirming the decision; or
(b) if not so satisfied - order that the fugitive be released.

"(4) An appeal lies to the Full Court of the Federal Court from an order made on
an application by the fugitive under sub-section (1) if the appeal is instituted within 15
days after the date of the decision of the Federal Court or the Supreme Court in
relation to the application.

"(5) In an appeal under sub-section (4), the Full Court shall have regard only to
the evidence to which regard could be had by the Court that made the order from
which the appeal was instituted.

"(6) Except as provided by sub-section (4), an appeal does not lie from an
order
referred to in that sub-section.

"(7) A Magistrate shall, when committing a fugitive to prison or otherwise
ordering
that a fugitive be held in custody, or when granting bail to a fugitive,
pursuant to this
Part, inform the fugitive that the fugitive will not be surrendered until after the
expiration of the period referred to in sub-section (1) and that the fugitive
may make
an application to a Court as provided by that sub-section.

"(8) This section does not apply in relation to a person committed to prison under
paragraph 15 (5B) (b).

Surrender of fugitive
"17A.<(1) Where the period applicable under sub-section 17 (1) in relation to a
person (in this section referred to as a 'fugitive') has expired and -
(a) the fugitive did not make an application under that sub-section within
that
period; or
(b) the fugitive made an application under that sub-section within that period and
the Court to which the application was made, or, where an appeal was brought
from the decision of that Court to the Full Court of the Federal Court, the
Full Court, has refused to order that the fugitive be released, and the period of
15 days after the date of the decision of the first-mentioned Court or the Full
Court of the Federal Court, as the case may be, has expired,
the Attorney-General may -
(c) if satisfied that the fugitive is liable to be surrendered to the declared Commonwealth country that made the requisition for the surrender of the
fugitive; and
(d) unless of the opinion that -
(i) the offence to which the requisition for the surrender relates is, or is by
reason of the circumstances in which it is alleged to have been committed
or
(ii) the requisition for the surrender has in fact been made with a view to
try or punish the fugitive for an offence of a political character,
by warrant in accordance with the appropriate form prescribed for the purposes of this
sub-section, order that a person specified in the warrant take the fugitive into custody
and convey the fugitive to a place in that country or within the jurisdiction of, or of a
part of, that country and there surrender the fugitive to a person appointed by that
country to receive the fugitive.

"(2) Sub-section (1) does not apply in relation to a person committed to prison
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"(3) Where a Magistrate-
(a) pursuant to paragraph 15 (5B) (b), commits a person (in this section referred to
as a 'volunteer prisoner') to prison; or
(b) pursuant to sub-section 15 (7), orders that a person (in this section also referred
to as a 'volunteer prisoner') who could be committed to prison under paragraph
15 (5B) (b) be held in custody,
to await the warrant of the Attorney-General for the surrender of the
volunteer prisoner
to a declared Commonwealth country, the Attorney-General may-
(c) if satisfied that the volunteer prisoner is liable to be surrendered to
the declared
Commonwealth country; and
(d) unless of the opinion that-
(i) the offence to which the requisition for the surrender relates is, or
is by
reason of the circumstances in which it is alleged to have been committed
or was committed, an offence of a political character; or
(ii) the requisition for the surrender has in fact been made with a view to
try or punish the volunteer prisoner for an offence of a political character,
by warrant in accordance with the appropriate form prescribed for the purposes of this
sub-section, order that a person specified in the warrant take the volunteer prisoner into
custody and convey the volunteer prisoner to a place in that country or within the
jurisdiction of, or of a part of, that country and there surrender the volunteer prisoner
to a person appointed by that country to receive the volunteer prisoner.

"(4) Where a person who is a fugitive referred to in sub-section (1) or a volunteer
prisoner referred to in sub-section (3) is in custody-
(a) in respect of an offence that is alleged to have been committed in
Australia; or
(b) by reason of a conviction in Australia for an offence,
the Attorney-General shall not make an order under the relevant sub-section in relation
to the person until the person has been released from custody otherwise than by being
granted bail.

"(5) Where an order has been made granting bail to a person who is a fugitive
referred to in sub-section (1) or a volunteer prisoner referred to in sub-section (3),
being bail granted-
(a) in respect of an offence that is alleged to have been committed in
Australia; or
(b) in respect of an offence of which the person has been convicted in
Australia,
the Attorney-General shall not make an order under the relevant sub-section in relation
to the person until the recognizances upon which the person was so granted bail have
been discharged.

"(6) Where a person referred to in sub-section (5) is in custody pursuant to this
Act, the Federal Court, or the Supreme Court of the State or Territory in which the
person is held in custody, may order the release on bail of the person on such terms
and conditions as the Court thinks fit.

"(7) A warrant issued pursuant to sub-section (1) or (3) may be executed according
to its tenor.

"(8) If a person escapes from the custody of a person executing a warrant referred
to in sub-section (7) in or to a State or Territory, the person may be apprehended in
the same manner as a person accused of an offence against the law in force in that
State or Territory may be apprehended after an escape from lawful custody.

"(9) Any article, including a sum of money, that may be material as evidence in
proving the offence to which the requisition for the surrender of a fugitive or volunteer
prisoner relates or that has been acquired by him or her as a result of the offence shall,
if the Attorney-General so directs, be delivered up to the declared Commonwealth
country that made the requisition.

"(10) If a fugitive or volunteer prisoner cannot be surrended by reason of his or her
having died or escaped from custody, any article referred to in sub-section (9) shall, if
the Attorney-General so directs, be delivered up to the declared Commonwealth
country.

"(11) If, at any time after a fugitive or volunteer prisoner has been committed to
prison or otherwise ordered to be held in custody, or has been released on bail, under
this Part pending the signing of a warrant by the Attorney-General for the surrender of
the fugitive or volunteer prisoner to a declared Commonwealth country, the Attorney-
General decides not to sign such a warrant, the Attorney-General shall, by order in
writing, direct that the fugitive or volunteer prisoner be released or that the recognizances
upon which the fugitive or volunteer prisoner was admitted to bail be discharged, as the
case may be, but any such order does not affect any order made in respect of, or
recognizances entered into by, the fugitive or volunteer prisoner otherwise than pursuant
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Paragraph 18 (b)-
Omit "a writ of habeas corpus", substitute "a review of the validity of the decision
to commit the person to prison or otherwise hold the person in custody".

Section 18-
Add at the end the following sub-section:
"(2) A Court shall not order the release of a person under sub-section (1) if the
Attorney-General is precluded by sub-section 17A (4) or (5) from making an order in
respect of the person under sub-section 17 (1) or (3).".

Section 32-
After "17,", insert "17A,".

Extradition (Foreign States) Act 1966
Paragraph 4 (1A) (b)-
Omit the paragraph, substitute the following paragraph:
"(b) had a relevant act or omission by the person taken place, at the time when
the requisition was made, in, or within the jurisdiction of, the part of Australia
where the person was found, that act or omission would have constituted an
offence against the law in force in that part of Australia the maximum penalty
for which is death or imprisonment for not less than 12 months.".

After sub-section 4 (1A)-
Insert the following sub-section:
"(1B) The reference in paragraph (1A) (b) to a relevant act or omission by a person
is a reference to-
(a) an act or omission by the person-
(i) which is, in or in connection with the relevant requisition, alleged to
have taken place; or
(ii) of which evidence is produced in connection with the relevant requisition;
or
(b) any act or omission that is equivalent to an act or omission referred to in
paragraph (a).".

Sub-section 4 (8)-
Omit "if a similar act or omission by an Australian citizen that took place outside
Australia would be an offence against a law of the Commonwealth".

Sub-section 13 (3)-
Omit the sub-section.

Section 14-
Omit "18 (2) or (2B)", substitute "18A (1) or (3)".

Sub-paragraph 17 (5B) (a) (ii)-
Omit the sub-paragraph, substitute the following sub-paragraph:
"(ii) the person will be committed to prison and will not be entitled to apply under
section 18 for a review of the validity of the decision to commit the person to
prison; and".

Sub-section 17 (6)-
Omit all the words after paragraph (b), substitute-
", the Magistrate shall either-
(c) by warrant in accordance with the form prescribed for the purposes of
this sub-section, commit the person to prison to await the warrant of the
Attorney-General for the surrender of the person; or
(d) in the case of a person-
(i) who has been charged with an offence that is alleged to have
been committed in Australia, being a charge that has not been
disposed of; or
(ii) who has been convicted in Australia of an offence and is not in
custody in respect of that offence,
on the person's entering into such recognizances as the Magistrate thinks
appropriate, grant bail to the person pending the signing of a warrant by
the Attorney-General for the surrender of the person,
but otherwise the Magistrate shall order that the person be released.".

Sub-section 17 (8)-
After "custody", insert "or grants bail to a person".

Sub-sections 17A (5) and (6)-
Omit the sub-sections, substitute the following sub-section:
"(5) Upon a review of the order, the Court shall have regard only to the material
that was before the Magistrate.".

Section 18-
Repeal the section, substitute the following sections:
Application by fugitive for review of Magistrate's decision
"18.<(1) Where a person (in this section referred to as a 'fugitive') is committed to
prison or otherwise ordered to be held in custody, or is granted bail, by a Magistrate

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pursuant to section 17, the fugitive may, within the period of 15 days after the date of
the decision of the Magistrate, apply to the Federal Court, or to the Supreme Court of
the State or Territory in which the Magistrate was sitting, for a review of the validity
of the decision of the Magistrate.

"(2) The fugitive is not entitled to make an application under sub-section (1) after
the expiration of the period referred to in that sub-section.

"(3) Upon a review under sub-section (1), the Court shall have regard only to the
material that was before the Magistrate and shall-
(a) if satisfied that the decision of the Magistrate was valid - make an order
confirming the decision; or
(b) if not so satisfied - order that the fugitive be released.

"(4) An appeal lies to the Full Court of the Federal Court from an order made on
an application by the fugitive under sub-section (1) if the appeal is instituted within 15
days after the date of the decision of the Federal Court or the Supreme Court in
relation to the application.

"(5) In an appeal under sub-section (4), the Full Court shall have regard only to
the material to which regard could be had by the Court that made the order from
which the appeal was instituted.

"(6) Except as provided by sub-section (4), an appeal does not lie from an order
referred to in that sub-section.

"(7) A Magistrate shall, when committing a fugitive to prison or otherwise ordering
that a fugitive be held in custody, or when granting bail to a fugitive, pursuant to
section 17, inform the fugitive that the fugitive will not be surrendered until after the
expiration of the period referred to in sub-section (1) and that the fugitive may make
an application to a Court as provided by that sub-section.

"(8) This section does not apply in relation to a person committed to prison under
paragraph 17 (5B) (b).

Surrender of fugitive
"18A.<(1) Where the period applicable under sub-section 18 (1) in relation to a
person (in this section referred to as a 'fugitive') has expired and-
(a) the fugitive did not make an application under that sub-section within that
period; or
(b) the fugitive made an application under that sub-section within that period and
the Court to which the application was made, or, where an appeal was brought
from the decision of that Court to the Full Court of the Federal Court, the
Full Court, has refused to order that the fugitive be released, and the period of
15 days after the date of the decision of the first-mentioned Court or the Full
Court of the Federal Court, as the case may be, has expired, the Attorney-General may-
(c) if satisfied that the fugitive is liable to be surrendered to the foreign state that
made the requisition for the surrender of the fugitive; and
(d) unless of the opinion that-
(i) the offence to which the requisition for the surrender relates is, or is by
reason of the circumstances in which it is alleged to have been committed
or was committed, an offence of a political character; or
(ii) the requisition for the surrender has in fact been made with a view to
try or punish the fugitive for an offence of a political character,
by warrant in accordance with the appropriate form prescribed for the purposes of this
sub-section, order that a person specified in the warrant take the fugitive into custody
and convey the fugitive to a place in that foreign state or within the jurisdiction of, or
of a part of, that foreign state and there surrender the fugitive to a person appointed
by that foreign state to receive the fugitive.

"(2) Sub-section (1) does not apply in relation to a person committed to prison
under paragraph 17 (5B) (b).

"(3) Where a Magistrate-
(a) pursuant to paragraph 17 (5B) (b), commits a person (in this section referred
to as a 'volunteer prisoner') to prison; or
(b) pursuant to sub-section 17 (7), orders that a person (in this section also referred
to as a 'volunteer prisoner') who could be committed to prison under paragraph
17 (5B) (b) be held in custody,
to await the warrant of the Attorney-General for the surrender of the volunteer prisoner
to a foreign state, the Attorney-General may-
(c) if satisfied that the volunteer prisoner is liable to be surrendered to the foreign
state; and
(d) unless of the opinion that-
(i) the offence to which the requisition for the surrender relates is, or is by
reason of the circumstances in which it is alleged to have been committed
or was committed, an offence of a political character; or
(ii) the requisition for the surrender has in fact been made with a view to
try or punish the volunteer prisoner for an offence of a political character,
by warrant in accordance with the appropriate form prescribed for the purposes of this

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sub-section, order that a person specified in the warrant take the volunteer prisoner into
custody and convey the volunteer prisoner to a place in that foreign state or within the
jurisdiction of, or of a part of, that foreign state and there surrender the volunteer
prisoner to a person appointed by that foreign state to receive the volunteer
prisoner.

"(4) Where a person who is a fugitive referred to in sub-section (1) or a volunteer
prisoner referred to in sub-section (3) is in custody-
(a) in respect of an offence that is alleged to have been committed in
Australia; or
(b) by reason of a conviction in Australia for an offence,
the Attorney-General shall not make an order under the relevant sub-section in relation
to the person until the person has been released from custody otherwise than by being
granted bail.

"(5) Where an order has been made granting bail to a person who is a fugitive
referred to in sub-section (1) or a volunteer prisoner referred to in subsection (3),
being bail granted-
(a) in respect of an offence that is alleged to have been committed in
Australia; or
(b) in respect of an offence of which the person has been convicted in
Australia,
the Attorney-General shall not make an order under the relevant sub-section in relation
to the person until the recognizances upon which the person was so granted bail have
been discharged.

"(6) Where a person referred to in sub-section (5) is in custody pursuant to this
Act, the Federal Court, or the Supreme Court of the State or Territory in which the
person is held in custody, may order the release on bail of the person on such terms
and conditions as the Court thinks fit.

"(7) A warrant issued pursuant to sub-section (1) or (3) may be executed according
to its tenor.

"(8) If a person escapes from the custody of a person executing a warrant referred
to in sub-section (7) in or to a State or Territory, the person may be apprehended in
the same manner as a person accused of an offence against the law in force in that
State or Territory may be apprehended after an escape from lawful custody.

"(9) Any article, including a sum of money, that may be material as evidence in
proving the offence to which the requisition for the surrender of a fugitive or volunteer
prisoner relates or that has been acquired by him or her as a result of the offence shall,
if the Attorney-General so directs, be delivered up to the foreign state that made the
requisition.

"(10) If a fugitive or volunteer prisoner cannot be surrendered by reason of his or
her having died or escaped from custody, any article referred to in sub-section (9) shall,
if the Attorney-General so directs, be delivered up to the foreign state.

"(11) If, at any time after a fugitive or volunteer prisoner has been committed to
prison or otherwise ordered to be held in custody, or has been released on bail, under
this Part pending the signing of a warrant by the Attorney-General for the surrender of
the fugitive or volunteer prisoner to a foreign state, the Attorney-General decides not
to sign such a warrant, the Attorney-General shall, by order in writing, direct that the
fugitive or volunteer prisoner be released or that the recognizances upon which the
fugitive or volunteer prisoner was admitted to bail be discharged, as the case may be,
but any such order does not affect any order made in respect of, or recognizances
entered into by, the fugitive or volunteer prisoner otherwise than pursuant to
this Act.".

Paragraph 19 (b)-
Omit "a writ of habeas corpus", substitute "a review of the validity of the decision
to commit the person to prison or otherwise hold the person in custody".

Section 19-
Add at the end the following sub-section:
"(2) A Court shall not order the release of a person under sub-section (1) if the
Attorney-General is precluded by sub-section 18A (4) or (5) from making an order in
respect of the person under sub-section 18 (1) or (3).".

Section 24A-
After "18", insert ", 18A".

Family Law Act 1975
Section 37A-
Repeal the section, substitute the following section:
Delegation of powers to Registrars
"37A.<(1) The Judges, or a majority of them, may, subject to sub-section (2), make
Rules of Court delegating to the Registrars all or any of the powers of the Court,
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powers of the Court:
(a) the power to dispense with the service of any process under this Act;
(b) the power to make orders in relation to substituted service;
(c) the power, in proceedings under this Act, to make orders in relation to
discovery, inspection and production of documents in the possession, power or
custody of a party to the proceedings or of any other person;
(d) the power, in proceedings under this Act, to direct a party to the proceedings
to answer particular questions;
(e) the power to direct the parties to proceedings under this Act to attend conferences
conducted by court counsellors or welfare officers;
(f) the power, in proceedings under this Act, to make-
(i) an order under section 77; or
(ii) an order for the payment of maintenance pending the disposal of the proceedings;
(g) the power to make, in proceedings under this Act, an order the terms of
have been agreed upon by all the parties to the proceedings;
(h) the power, in proceedings under this Act, to make an order adjourning the
hearing of the proceedings;
(j) the power under section 117 to make an order as to costs;
(k) the power to make orders (including an order for garnishment, seizure of
property or sequestration) for the enforcement of maintenance orders;
(m) the power to make an order exempting a party to proceedings under this Act
from compliance with a provision of the regulations or Rules of Court.

"(2) The powers of the Court that may be delegated under sub-section (1) do not
include the power to make-
(a) a decree of dissolution of marriage or nullity of marriage;
(b) a declaration as to the validity of a marriage or of the dissolution or annulment
of a marriage; or
(c) an order approving a maintenance agreement under section 87.

"(3) A power delegated by Rules of Court under sub-section (1), when exercised
by a Registrar, shall, for all purposes, be deemed to have been exercised by the Court
or a Judge, as the case requires.

"(4) The delegation of a power by Rules of Court under sub-section (1) does not
prevent the exercise of the power by the Court or a Judge.

"(5) If the power referred to in paragraph (1) (f) is delegated under subsection
(1), a Registrar shall not exercise the power on application by a party to proceedings
under this Act unless-
(a) the other party to the proceedings appears at the hearing of the
application; or
(b) the Registrar is satisfied that notice of the intention of the firstmentioned
party
to make the application has been served on the other party.

"(6) If the power referred to in paragraph (1) (j) is delegated under subsection
(1), a Registrar shall not exercise the power except in relation to costs of or in
connection with an application heard by a Registrar.

"(7) The provisions of this Act, the regulations and the Rules of Court that relate
to the exercise by the Court of a power that is, by virtue of a delegation under subsection
(1), exercisable by a Registrar apply in relation to an exercise of the power by
a Registrar under the delegation as if references in those provisions to the Court or to
a court exercising jurisdiction under this Act were references to a Registrar.

"(8) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act and any provision of the
Public Service Act 1922 or of any other law, a Registrar is not subject to the direction
or control of any person or body in relation to the manner in which he or she exercises
powers pursuant to a delegation under sub-section (1).

"(9) A party to proceedings in which a Registrar has exercised any of the powers
of the Court pursuant to a delegation under sub-section (1) may, within the time
prescribed by, or within such further time as is allowed in accordance with, Rules of
Court made by the Judges or a majority of them for the purposes of this subsection,
apply to the Court to review that exercise of power.

"(10) The Court may, on application under sub-section (9) or of its own motion,
review an exercise of power by a Registrar pursuant to a delegation under this section
and may make such order or orders as it thinks fit with respect to the matter with
respect to which the power was exercised.

"(11) Where-
(a) an application for the exercise of a power delegated under sub-section (1) is to
be, or is being, heard by a Registrar; and
(b) the Registrar considers that it is not appropriate for the application to be
determined by a Registrar acting under the delegation,
the Registrar shall not hear, or continue to hear, the application and shall make
appropriate arrangements for the application to be heard by the Court.


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"(12) Where-
(a) a power delegated under sub-section (1) is proposed to be exercised in a
particular case by a Registrar; but
(b) the Registrar has not commenced to exercise the power in that case,
a Judge may, on application by a person who would be a party to the proceedings
before the Registrar in relation to the proposed exercise of the power, order that the
power be exercised in that case by a Judge.

"(13) Where an application is made to a Judge under sub-section (12) seeking an
order that, in a particular case, a power be exercised by a Judge, the Registrar shall not
commence to exercise the power in that case until the application has been
determined.

"(14) Sections 48, 49 and 50 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 apply in relation
to Rules of Court made under this section as if references in those sections of that Act< to regulations were references to such Rules of Court.

"(15) In this section, 'Registrar' means the Principal Registrar, a Registrar or a
Deputy Registrar of the Court.".

Sub-section 37B (1)-
Omit "(other than a power referred to in sub-section 37A (1)), under the regulations
or under the Rules of Court", substitute ", under the regulations or under the Rules of
Court (other than a power delegated by Rules of Court under sub-section 37A (1))".

Sub-section 37B (2)-
Omit "(including any power referred to in sub-section 37A (1)), under the regulations
or under the Rules of Court", substitute ", under the regulations or under the Rules of
Court (including a power delegated by Rules of Court under sub-section 37A (1))".

Sub-section 37B (4)-
Omit "(other than a power under sub-section 37A (1)), under the regulations or
under the Rules of Court", substitute ", under the regulations or under the Rules of
Court (other than a power delegated by Rules of Court under sub-section 37A (1))".

Paragraph 123 (1) (e)-
Omit the paragraph.

Federal Court of Australia Act 1976
Sub-section 32A (1)-
After "jurisdiction", insert ", and, to the extent that the Constitution permits,
jurisdiction is conferred on the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory,".

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975
Sub-section 66 (5)-
Omit "3", substitute "5".

Housing Loans Insurance Act 1965
Sub-section 43 (2)-
Omit "or a State", substitute ", of a State or of a Territory".

Insurance Contracts Act 1984
Sub-section 35 (2)-
Omit "policy document in relation to the contract", substitute "document containing
the provisions, or the relevant provisions, of the proposed contract".

Law Reform Commission Act 1973
Section 3 (paragraph (c) of the definition of "judicial office")-
Omit "Courts-Martial", substitute "Defence Force Discipline".
Live-stock Slaughter (Export Inspection Charge) Collection Act 1979
Section 9 -
Repeal the section, substitute the following section:
Offences relating to returns, &c.

"9.<(1) A person shall not, without reasonable excuse, refuse or fail to furnish a
return or information that is required by or under this Act or the regulations to be
furnished.

"(2) A person is not excused from furnishing a return or information that the person
is required by or under this Act or the regulations to furnish on the ground that the
return or information might tend to incriminate the person, but any return or information
so furnished is not admissible in evidence against the person in -
(a) criminal proceedings other than proceedings for an offence against subsection
(1) or (3); or
(b) proceedings for recovery of a penalty payable under section 8.

"(3) A person shall not knowingly present a document, make a statement, or furnish
a return, that is false or misleading in a material particular to a person performing
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Penalty:
(a) in the case of a natural person - $1,000 or imprisonment for 6 months, or
both;
or
(b) in the case of a body corporate - $5,000.".

Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984
Paragraph 16 (2) (a) -
Omit "or".

Paragraph 16 (2) (b) -
Omit the paragraph, substitute the following paragraphs:
"(b) in the case of a person employed by a Senator in respect of whom a
determination by the Prime Minister under section 12 is in force - the Senator
ceases to be a Senator or the determination is revoked; or
(c) in the case of a person employed by a Member of the House of Representatives
in respect of whom a determination by the Prime Minister under section 12 is
in force - the Member ceases to be a Member of the House of Representatives
or the determination is revoked.".

After sub-section 16 (2) -
Insert the following sub-sections:
"(2A) For the purposes of paragraph (2) (b), a Senator shall be deemed not to have
ceased to be a Senator while he or she continues to be entitled to the Parliamentary
allowance that was payable to him or her as a Senator.

"(2B) For the purposes of paragraph (2) (c), a Member of the House of
Representatives shall be deemed not to have ceased to be such a Member while he or
she continues to be entitled to the Parliamentary allowance that was payable to him or
her as such a Member.".

After sub-section 23 (1) -
Insert the following sub-section:
"(1A) For the purposes of paragraph (1) (b) -
(a) a Senator shall be deemed not to have ceased to be a Senator while he or she
continues to be entitled to the Parliamentary allowance that was payable to him
or her as a Senator; and
(b) a Member of the House of Representatives shall be deemed not to have ceased
to be such a Member while he or she continues to be entitled to the Parliamentary
allowance that was payable to him or her as such a Member.".

Merit Protection (Australian Government Employees) Act 1984
Sub-section 3 (2) -
Omit "ancilliary", substitute "ancillary".

Sub-section 49 (2) -
Omit "continue to investigate", substitute "investigate further".

Section 49 -
Add at the end the following sub-section:
"(3) Where a Commonwealth employee has made an application to the Agency
with respect to action taken by a Department or Commonwealth authority and -
(a) the Agency decides under sub-section (1) not to investigate the action, or not to
investigate the action further; or
(b) the Agency decides that, by reason of sub-section (2), it is not permitted to
investigate the action further; or
(b) the Agency decides that, by reason of sub-section (2), it is not permitted to
investigate the action, or to investigate the action further,
the Agency shall inform the employee in writing of its decision.

Sub-paragraph 51 (1) (b) (iv) -
Omit "recommendation under sub-section (3)", substitute "report under
sub-section
(4)".

Museum of Australia Act 1980
Title -
Omit "Museum of Australia", substitute "National Museum of Australia".

Section 1 -
Omit "Museum of Australia Act 1980", substitute "National Museum of Australia
Act 1980".

Section 3 (definition of "Council") -
Before "Museum", insert "National".

Section 3 (definition of "Director") -
Before "Museum", insert "National".

Section 3 (definition of "Interim Council") -

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Omit the definition.

Section 3 (definition of "Museum") -
Before "Museum of Australia", insert "National".

Section 3 (definition of "national historical collection") -
Omit the definition, substitute the following definition:
"'national historical collection' means -
(a) all historical material that was in the ownership of the Museum at the
time when the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No.<2) 1985
received the Royal Assent other than any such material that the Council
determines should not be in the national historical collection;
(b) such historical material that was in the possession of the Museum at the
time referred to in paragraph (a) as the Council determines should be
included in the national historical collection; and
(c) such historical material that comes into the ownership or possession of
the Museum after the time referred to in paragraph (a) as the Council
determines should be included in the national historical collection;".

Section 3 -
Add at the end the following sub-section:
"(2) For the purposes of the definitions of 'Australian history' and 'Australian
natural environment' in sub-section (1), 'Australia' includes -
(a) every external Territory; and
(b) the continental shelf, within the meaning of Convention on the Continental
Shelf, that is adjacent to the coast of Australia or of an external Territory.

"(3) For the purposes of sub-section (2), 'external Territory' includes any territory
that was formerly a Territory referred to in section 122 of the Constitution (including a
Territory administered by Australia under a Trusteeship Agreement) but has ceased to
be a Territory referred to in that section.

"(4) Any determination made by the Council for the purposes of the definition of
'national historical collection' in sub-section (1) shall be based upon criteria, and made
in accordance with guidelines, approved by the Minister.".

Sub-section 4 (1) -
Before "Museum", insert "National".

Sub-section 6 (1) -
After paragraph (b), insert the following paragraph:
"(ba) from time to time as the occasion requires, to exhibit, by itself or in
collaboration with others, in Australia or elsewhere, material, whether in
written form or in any other form and whether relating to Australia or to a
foreign country;".

Section 8 -
Add at the end the following sub-section:
"(3) The Minister shall transfer or cause to be transferred to the Museum, for
inclusion in the national historical collection, the specimens and animals that are the
property of the Commonwealth by virtue of -
(a) the agreement a copy of which was set forth in the Schedule to the Zoological
Museum Agreement Act 1924; or
(b) the agreement specified in paragraph (a) as varied by the agreement a copy of
which was set forth in the Schedule to the Australian Institute of Anatomy
Agreement Act 1931.".

Sub-section 10 (1) -
Before "Museum", insert "National".

Section 11 -
Repeal the section.

Section 12 -
Repeal the section, substitute the following section:
Directions by Minister
"12. with such written directions (if any) as are given to it from time to time by the
Minister.".

Sub-section 23 (1) -
Before "Museum", insert "National".

Sub-section 32 (1) -
Omit "with the approval of the Public Service Board,".

Sub-section 32 (2) -
Omit "are, subject to the approval of the Public Service Board, determined by the
Council", substitute "are determined by the Director".


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Sub-section 38 (4) -
Omit "or the Interim Council".

National Crime Authority Act 1984
Paragraph 22 (2) (c) -
Omit "seized", substitute "seized".

Navigation Act 1912
Section 217 -
Repeal the section, substitute the following section:
Offences as to appliances
"217.<(1) If a ship that does not carry every prescribed life-saving appliance and
every prescribed fire appliance goes to sea, the owner of the ship and the the master of the
ship are each guilty of an offence.

"(2) If the owner of a ship or the master of a ship permits, through neglect, the
loss of, or damage to, a life-saving appliance or a fire appliance carried by the ship, the
owner or the master, as the case may be, is guilty of an offence.
(a) a life-saving appliance, or a fire appliance, that is carried by a ship is lost and
is not replaced at the first opportunity;
(b) a life-saving appliance, or a fire appliance, carried by a ship suffers damage and
is not repaired at the first opportunity; or
(c) at any time a life-saving appliance, or a fire appliance, that is carried by a ship
is not fit and ready for use,
the owner of the ship and the master of the ship are each guilty of an offence.".

After section 403 -
Insert the following section:
Evidence in proceedings
"403A. (a) a record kept for the purposes of this Act by an official is admissible as prima
facie evidence of the matters stated in the record;
(b) a copy of an entry in such a record, being a copy certified by the person by
whom the record is kept to be a true copy of the entry, is admissible as prima
facie evidence of the matters stated in the entry; and
(c) a document purporting to be such a record, or purporting to be such a certified
copy, shall, unless the contrary is established, be deemed to be such a record or
certified copy and to have been duly kept or certified, as the case may be.".

After paragraph 425 (1) (f) -
Insert the following paragraph:
"(faa) empowering the Minister to make orders with respect to any matter for or
in relation to which provision may be made by the regulations under Division
15 of Part II;".

Norfolk Island Act 1979
Paragraph 9 (2) (b) -
Omit the paragraph, substitute the following paragraph:
"(b) either -
(i) an Acting Administrator has not entered on his or her duties; or
(ii) an Acting Administrator has entered on his or her duties but is absent
from the Territory or unable by reason of illness or incapacity to
perform those duties,".

Sub-section 10 (3) -
(a) Insert "made by a person" after "affirmation".

(b) Insert ", and may be made before the day on which the person's appointment
takes effect" after "purpose".

Patents Act 1952
Section 6 (definition of "Convention country") -
Omit "Proclamation", substitute "regulation under section 140".

Sub-section 35 (1A) -
Omit ", or require the applicant to amend,".

Paragraph 40 (5) (c) -
Add at the end "and".

Paragraph 40 (5) (d) -
Omit the paragraph.

Paragraph 40 (7) (a) -
Omit the paragraph, substitute the following paragraph:
"(a) at any time, the requirements of paragraph (5) (c) or (e) in relation to a
micro-organism cease to be satisfied; and".

Sub-section 41 (1B) -
Omit ", or require the applicant to amend,".

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After sub-section 45 (4) -
Insert the following sub-section:
"(4AA) For the purposes of sub-section (4), a claim shall not be taken to be fairly
based on matter disclosed in a petty patent specification or a complete
specification if -
(a) the claim claims matter that involves the use, modification or cultivation of a
micro-organism other than a micro-organism referred to in sub-section 40 (4);
(b) on the date of lodgment (in this sub-section referred to as the 'lodgment date')
of the further application referred to in sub-section (4) of this section, subsection
40 (3) applied to the specification in relation to the micro-organism;
(c) where the lodgment date was after the expiration of the prescribed period
referred to in paragraph 40 (5) (c) - some or all of the requirements of subsection
40 (5) were not satisfied in relation to the specification in relation to the
micro-organism as at the lodgment date; and
(d) where the lodgment date was before the expiration of the prescribed period
referred to in paragraph 40 (5) (c) - some or all of the requirements of paragraphs
40 (5) (a), (b) and (e) were not satisfied in relation to the specification in
relation to the micro-organism as at the lodgment date.".

After sub-section 45A (2) -
Insert the following sub-section:
"(2A) For the purposes of sub-section (2), a claim shall not be taken to be fairly
based on matter disclosed in a petty patent specification or a complete
specification if -
(a) the claim claims matter that involves the use, modification or cultivation of a
micro-organism other than a micro-organism referred to in sub-section 40 (4);
(b) on the date of lodgment (in this sub-section referred to as the 'lodgment date')
of the further application referred to in sub-section (4) of this section, subsection
40 (3) applied to the specification in relation to the micro-organism;
(c) where the lodgment date was after the expiration of the prescribed period
referred to in paragraph 40 (5) (c) - some or all of the requirements of subsection
40 (5) were not satisfied in relation to the specification in relation to the
micro-organism as at the lodgment date; and
(d) where the lodgment date was before the expiration of the prescribed period
referred to in paragraph 40 (5) (c) - some or all of the requirements of paragraphs
40 (5) (a), (b) and (e) were not satisfied in relation to the specification in
relation to the micro-organism as at the lodgment date.".

After sub-section 54A (1) -
Insert the following sub-section:
"(1A) If sub-section 40 (3) applies to a complete specification in relation to a microorganism,
the applicant is not entitled to make a request for the purposes of sub-section
(1) of this section in relation to the specification unless the specification includes the
name of a prescribed depositary institution from which samples of the microorganism
are obtainable as provided by the rules relating to micro-organisms, the date on which
the relevant deposit was made and the file, accession or registration number of the
deposit given by the institution.".

Before sub-section 54A (2) -
Insert the following sub-section:
"(1B) An applicant is not entitled to make a request for the purposes of sub-section
(1) in relation to a complete specification if the abstract of the specification does not
comply with the requirements of the regulations.".

Paragraph 54B (1) (f) -
Omit "and".

After paragraph 54B (1) (f) -
Insert the following paragraph:
"(fa) any document lodged under sub-section 35 (5); and".

After paragraph 54B (2) (c) -
Insert the following paragraph:
"(ca) any document lodged under sub-section 35 (5);".

Paragraph 55 (1) (ca) -
Omit "or".

After paragraph 55 (1) (cb) -
Insert the following word and paragraph:
"or (cc) a document lodged under sub-section 35 (5) which has not become open
to public inspection,".

Sub-section 58C (2) -
Omit "sub-section 40 (1) or (2)", substitute "section 40".

Sub-section 58C (3) -
Omit "sub-section 40 (1A) or (2)", substitute "section 40".


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Sub-section 58E (3) -
Omit "sub-section 40 (1) or (2)", substitute "section 40".

Sub-section 58E (4) -
Omit "sub-section 40 (1A) or (2)", substitute "section 40".

After section 86 -
Insert the following section:
Amendments relating to micro-organisms
"87.<(1) Regulations under section 177 may make provision for and in relation to
the amendment of a specification for the purpose of including the matters referred to in
paragraph 40 (5) (c).

"(2) The provisions of this Part (other than this section) do not apply to an
amendment to which regulations made for the purposes of sub-section (1) apply.".<

Sub-section 123 (2) -
Omit "Proclamation", substitute "regulation".

Sub-section 140 (1) -
Omit "by Proclamation, declare that a country specified in the Proclamation",
substitute "make regulations declaring that a country specified in the
regulations".

Sub-section 140 (2) -
Omit ", by Proclamation, declare", substitute "make regulations declaring".

Sub-section 140 (3) -
Omit ", by Proclamation, declares", substitute "makes regulations declaring".

Section 165 -
Omit ", lunacy or other disability", substitute "or physical or mental
disability".

Paragraph 177 (1) (ab) -
Insert "or the abstract of that specification," after "as the case may be,".

Postal Services Act 1975
Section 13 -
Add at the end the following sub-section:
"(2) For the purposes of this Act, a label issued by the Commission by means of a
vending machine and indicating, by an imprint made by the machine, an amount of
postage determined by the person to whom the label is issued shall be deemed to be a
postage stamp issued by the Commission.".

After sub-section 63 (2) -
Insert the following sub-section:
"(2A) Where -
(a) but for this sub-section, the Commission would be required by sub-section (2)
to remove a suspension by reason that a charge was not proceeded with; and
(b) before the time when the Commission would, but for this sub-section, be
required to remove the suspension, the officer who was suspended is charged
with an offence referred to in paragraph 62 (1) (a) that is founded on the same
facts, or substantially the same facts, as the charge that was not proceeded with,
the Commission is not required by sub-section (2) to remove the suspension but, for the
purposes of any subsequent application of sub-section (2), that other charge shall be
substituted for the charge that was not proceeded with.".

After section 104 -
Insert the following section:
Protection of persons in respect of work reports on officers or employees
"104A.<(1) An action or proceeding, civil or criminal, does not lie against a person
for or in respect of any oral or written report made in good faith for the purposes of
this Act by the person on or in connection with work performed, or proposed to be
performed, by an officer or employee.

"(2) A report shall be deemed to have been made in good faith if the person by
whom the report was made was not actuated by ill will to the officer or employee
affected or by any other improper motive.

"(3) Sub-section (1) does not apply in relation to a report unless -
(a) the person who made the report believed on reasonable grounds that it was the
function or duty of the person to whom the report was made to receive the
report; and
(b) in the case of a report containing matter that was false or misleading in a
material respect, the person who made the report did not know, and could not
with reasonable diligence have ascertained, that the report contained matter that
was so false or misleading.".

Sub-section 109 (7) -

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Omit the sub-section.

Public Order (Protection of Persons and Property) Act 1971
Sub-section 4 (1) (definition of "protected premises") -
Omit the definition, substitute the following definition:
"'protected premises' means premises, whether in a State or in a Territory -
(a) occupied for the purposes of -
(i) a diplomatic mission;
(ii) a special mission; or
(iii) a consular post;
(b) formerly occupied for purposes referred to in paragraph (a), being
premises to which Article 45 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic
Relations or Article 27 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations
applies;
(c) occupied by an international organization, or used for the purposes of a
meeting of, or under the auspices of, an international organization;
(d) used as the residence of, or otherwise for the private accommodation of,
a protected person; or
(e) formerly used as the residence of, or otherwise for the private
accommodation of, the head of a diplomatic mission, being premises to
which Article 45 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations
applies;".

Public Service Reform Act 1984
Schedule 4 -
Insert ", sub-section 3 (4A)" after "3 (4) (a)" in column 2 opposite to the reference
to the Ombudsman Act 1976.

Removal of Prisoners (Australian Capital Territory) Act 1968
Sub-section 3 (1) (definition of "authorized person") -
Omit "the Sheriff or like officer", substitute "the Sheriff, a Registrar, a Deputy
Registrar, a District Registrar or other like officer".

Section 6A -
Repeal the section, substitute the following section:
Relationship between this Act and Transfer of Prisoners Act 1983
"6A.<(1) A person shall not be removed from the Territory pursuant to a warrant
under sub-section 5 (1), and a person shall not be returned to the State pursuant to
sub-section 6 (2), if the Attorney-General has directed in writing that this Act is not to
apply in relation to that removal or return.

"(2) The Attorney-General shall not give a direction under sub-section (1) in
relation to the removal of a person from the Territory or to the return of a person to
the State unless the Attorney-General is of the opinion that action to remove the person
from the Territory (whether or not to the State) should be taken under the Transfer of
Prisoners Act 1983.

"(3) The Attorney-General may, either generally or as otherwise provided in the
instrument of delegation, by writing signed by the Attorney-General, delegate to an
officer of the Attorney-General's Department the power of the Attorney-General to give
a direction under sub-section (1).

"(4) A power delegated under sub-section (3), when exercised by the delegate, shall,
for the purposes of this Act, be deemed to have been exercised by the Attorney-General.

"(5) A delegation under sub-section (3) does not prevent the exercise of a power
by the Attorney-General.".

Removal of Prisoners (Territories) Act 1923
Section 8AA -
Repeal the section, substitute the following section:
Relationship between this Act and Transfer of Prisoners Act 1983
"8AA.<(1) A person shall not be removed from a Territory pursuant to a warrant
under sub-section 4 (1), if the Attorney-General has directed in writing that this Act is
not to apply in relation to that removal.

"(2) The Attorney-General shall not give a direction under sub-section (1) in
relation to the removal of a person from a Territory unless the Attorney-General is of
the opinion that action to remove the person from the Territory should be taken under
the Transfer of Prisoners Act 1983.

"(3) The Attorney-General may, either generally or as otherwise provided in the
instrument of delegation, by writing signed by the Attorney-General, delegate to an
officer of the Attorney-General's Department the power of the Attorney-General to give
a direction under sub-section (1).

"(4) A power delegated under sub-section (3), when exercised by the delegate, shall,
for the purposes of this Act, be deemed to have been exercised by the Attorney-General.

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by the Attorney-General.".

Remuneration and Allowances Amendment Act 1977
Part II -
Repeal the Part.

Remuneration and Allowances Amendment Act 1981
Part II -
Repeal the Part.

Part IV-
Repeal the Part.

Remuneration and Allowances Amendment Act 1982
Part II-
Repeal the Part.

Remuneration and Allowances Amendment Act 1983
Part II-
Repeal the Part.

Remuneration and Allowances Amendment Act 1984
Part II-
Repeal the Part.

Shipping Registration Act 1981
Section 41-
Add at the end the following sub-section:
"(4) The disposal of a ship or of a share in a ship is not invalidated because of any
failure to comply with a requirement of sub-section (2) in relation to the disposal.".

Paragraph 47C (a)-
Omit "; and", substitute "or a person having a right to register a dealing with the
ship; or".

Paragraph 47C (b)-
Insert "or a person having a right to register a dealing with the share" after "share"
(last occurring).

Sub-section 74 (1)-
Omit ", 44 (1) or (2)", substitute "or 44 (1)".

Sub-section 74 (2)-
Omit ", 44 (1) or (2)", substitute "or 44 (1)".

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No.<1) 1985
Sub-section 2 (29)-
Omit "1973", substitute "1975".

Schedule 1-
(a) Omit the heading "Australian Science and Technology Council Act 1979",
substitute "Australian Science and Technology Council Act 1978".

(b) Omit "'11'" from paragraph (a) of the amendments made to section 12 of the
Defence (Special Undertakings) Act 1952, substitute "'section 11'".

(c) Insert "the" before "commencement" in the amendment made to section 11 of
the Gift Duty Assessment Act 1941.

(d) Omit "(a)" and "(b)" from the amendments made to sub-section 23 (7) of the
Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976, substitute "(c)" and "(d)", respectively.

(e) Omit "of" from the amendment made to sub-section 6 (7) of the Live-stock
Slaughter (Export Inspection Charge) Collection Act 1979.

(f) Omit from the heading to the provision amending the Merit Protection
(Australian Government Employees) Act 1984 "(1)", substitute "(2)".

(g) Omit "have been" from paragraph (a) of the amendments made to sub-section
12 (2) of the Supply and Development Act 1939, substitute "be".

(h) Before "(2)" in the heading to the provision amending sub-sections 14C (2),
(3) and (5) of the Taxation Administration Act 1953, insert "(1),".

Telecommunications Act 1975
After sub-section 60 (2)-
Insert the following sub-section:
"(2A) Where-
(a) but for this sub-section, the Commission would be required by sub-section (2)
to remove a suspension by reason that a charge was not proceeded with; and
(b) before the time when the Commission would, but for this sub-section, be
required to remove the suspension, the officer who was suspended is charged
with an offence referred to in paragraph 59 (1) (a) that is founded on the same
facts, or substantially the same facts, as the charge that was not proceeded with,
the Commission is not required by sub-section (2) to remove the suspension but, for the
purposes of any subsequent application of sub-section (2), that other charge shall be
substituted for the charge that was not proceeded with.".

Section 79-
Omit "The Commission shall", substitute "Subject to sub-section (2), the Commission
shall".

Section 79-
Add at the end the following sub-section:
"(2) Sub-section (1) does not apply to a contract for the supply or provision of
goods or services by the Commission in connection with a telecommunications installation
or telecommunications service unless the contract involves the payment by the Commission
of an amount exceeding the amount applicable for the purposes of that sub-section.".

Trade Marks Act 1955
Sub-section 6 (1) (definition of "Convention country")-
Omit "Proclamation", substitute "regulation under section 108".

Sub-section 108 (1)-
Omit "by Proclamation, declare that a country specified in the Proclamation",
substitute "make regulations declaring that a country specified in the regulations".

Sub-section 108 (2)-
Omit ", by Proclamation, declare", substitute "make regulations declaring".

Sub-section 108 (3)-
Omit ", by Proclamation, declares", substitute "makes regulations declaring".

Section 133-
Omit ", lunacy or other disability", substitute "or physical or mental disability".

STATUTE LAW (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT (No. 2) 1985
No. 193, 1985 - SCHEDULE 2

SCHEDULE 2 Section 4
REPEAL OF ACTS
Australian Institute of Anatomy Agreement Act 1931
Australian Institute of Anatomy Agreement Act 1933
Remuneration and Allowances Act 1973
Remuneration and Allowances Act (No.<2) 1973
Remuneration and Allowances Act 1975
Remuneration and Allowances Amendment Act 1976
Remuneration and Allowances Amendment Act (No.<2) 1976
Remuneration and Allowances Amendment Act 1978
Remuneration and Allowances Act 1979
Remuneration and Allowances Amendment Act 1980
Zoological Museum Agreement Act 1924

*1*On the day on which the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No.<2) 1985 receives the Royal Assent- (a) the heading to section 18 of the Australian Tourist Commission Act 1967 is altered by omitting "General Manager" and substituting "Managing Director"; (b) the heading to section 165 of the Patents Act 1952 is altered by omitting "infant, lunatic, & c." and substituting "disabled person"; and (c) the heading to section 133 of the Trade Marks Act 1955 is altered by omitting "infant, lunatic, & c." and substituting "disabled person".