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Parliamentary Presiding Officers Amendment Act 1992

  • - C2004A04454
  • No longer in force
Act No. 163 of 1992 as made
An Act to amend the Parliamentary Presiding Officers Act 1965 in relation to the Deputy Presiding Officer of each House of the Parliament, and for other purposes
Administered by: Prime Minister and Cabinet
Date of Assent 11 Dec 1992
Date of repeal 10 Mar 2016
Repealed by Amending Acts 1990 to 1999 Repeal Act 2016
 

PARLIAMENTARY PRESIDING OFFICERS AMENDMENT ACT 1992 No. 163, 1992

PARLIAMENTARY PRESIDING OFFICERS AMENDMENT ACT 1992 No. 163, 1992 - LONG TITLE

An Act to amend the Parliamentary Presiding Officers Act
1965 in relation to the Deputy Presiding Officer of each
House of the Parliament, and for other purposes

PARLIAMENTARY PRESIDING OFFICERS AMENDMENT ACT 1992 No. 163, 1992 - SECT 1
Short title etc.

(Assented to 11 December 1992)
1.(1) This Act may be cited as the Parliamentary Presiding Officers Amendment Act 1992.

(2) In this Act, "Principal Act" means the Parliamentary Presiding Officers Act 1965.*1*

(Minister's Second reading speech made in -
Senate on 25 June 1992
House of Representatives on 25 November 1992)
*1* No. 5, 1965.

PARLIAMENTARY PRESIDING OFFICERS AMENDMENT ACT 1992 No. 163, 1992 - SECT 2
Commencement

2. This Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

PARLIAMENTARY PRESIDING OFFICERS AMENDMENT ACT 1992 No. 163, 1992 - SECT 3
Interpretation

3. Section 2 of the Principal Act is repealed and the following section is substituted:

Interpretation
"2. In this Act:
'Deputy Presiding Officer' means:
(a) in relation to the Senate - the Deputy President and Chairman of Committees;
(b) in relation to the House of Representatives - the Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Committees;
'Presiding Officer' means:
(a) in relation to the Senate - the President of the Senate;
(b) in relation to the House of Representatives - the Speaker of the House of Representatives.".

PARLIAMENTARY PRESIDING OFFICERS AMENDMENT ACT 1992 No. 163, 1992 - SECT 4
Presiding Officer to be deemed to continue to be Presiding Officer after resignation

4. Section 3 of the Principal Act is amended:
(a) by adding after "his" (twice occurring) "or her";
(b) by adding after "he" (twice occurring) "or she";
(c) by inserting ", or the House of Representatives expires," after "is dissolved".

PARLIAMENTARY PRESIDING OFFICERS AMENDMENT ACT 1992 No. 163, 1992 - SECT 5
President of Senate to be deemed to continue to be President after expiration of term of service

5. Section 4 of the Principal Act is amended:
(a) by adding after "his" "or her";
(b) by adding after "he" (twice occurring) "or she".

PARLIAMENTARY PRESIDING OFFICERS AMENDMENT ACT 1992 No. 163, 1992 - SECT 6
Deputy Presiding Officer to be deemed to be Presiding Officer in event of death, absence or incapacity of Presiding Officer

6. Section 5 of the Principal Act is amended:
(a) by omitting "Chairman of Committees" (wherever occurring) and substituting "Deputy Presiding Officer";
(b) by omitting from paragraph (1)(b) "either of the last two preceding sections" and substituting "section 3 or 4";
(c) by inserting after "is dissolved" in subsection (1) ", or the House of Representatives expires,";
(d) by omitting from subsection (2) "the last preceding sub-section" and substituting "subsection (1)".

PARLIAMENTARY PRESIDING OFFICERS AMENDMENT ACT 1992 No. 163, 1992 - SECT 7
Presiding Officer to be deemed to continue to be Presiding Officer after dissolution or expiry of House

7. Section 6 of the Principal Act is amended:
(a) by inserting ", or the House of Representatives expires" after "is dissolved";
(b) by inserting "or expiry" after "dissolution".

PARLIAMENTARY PRESIDING OFFICERS AMENDMENT ACT 1992 No. 163, 1992 - SECT 8
Deputy Presiding Officer to be deemed to be Presiding Officer in event of death, absence or incapacity of Presiding Officer after dissolution or expiry of House

8. Section 7 of the Principal Act is amended:
(a) by inserting ", or the House of Representatives has expired" after "has been dissolved";
(b) by inserting "or expiry" after "dissolution";
(c) by omitting "Chairman of Committees" and substituting "Deputy Presiding Officer".