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Act No. 108 of 1994 as made
An Act to amend various Acts relating to matters dealt with by the Department of Industry, Science and Technology, and for related purposes
Administered by: DITR
Date of Assent 12 Jul 1994
Date of repeal 10 Mar 2016
Repealed by Amending Acts 1990 to 1999 Repeal Act 2016
 

INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1994 No. 108, 1994

Making Information
- Assented to 12 July 1994

INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1994 No. 108 of 1994 - TABLE OF PROVISIONS

TABLE OF PROVISIONS
PART 1-PRELIMINARY
Section
1. Short title
2. Commencement
PART 2-AMENDMENT OF THE NATIONAL MEASUREMENT ACT 1960
Division 1-Principal Act
3. Principal Act
Division 2-Membership of Commission
4. Object of Division
5. Membership of Commission
6. Meetings
Division 3-Contracts
7. Object of Division
8. Contracts
Division 4-Investments
9. Object of Division
10. Application of money
11. Insertion of new section:
18DA. Investment of money
12. Contracts
Division 5-Grants, loans, scholarships etc.
13. Object of Division
14. Functions of the Commission
15. Application of money
PART 3-AMENDMENT OF THE PATENTS ACT 1990
16. Object of Part
17. Principal Act
18. Definitions
19. Schedule 1
PART 4-AMENDMENT OF THE POOLED DEVELOPMENT FUNDS ACT 1992
20. Object of Part
21. Principal Act
22. Limit on size of investee company

INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1994 No. 108 of 1994 - LONG TITLE

An Act to amend various Acts relating to matters dealt with by the
Department of Industry, Science and Technology, and for related
purposes

INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1994 No. 108 of 1994 - PART 1
PART 1-PRELIMINARY

INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1994 No. 108 of 1994 - SECT 1
Short title

1. This Act may be cited as the Industry, Science and Technology Legislation Amendment Act 1994.


(Minister's second reading speech made in-
Senate on 24 March 1994
House of Representatives on 9 June 1994)

INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1994 No. 108 of 1994 - SECT 2
Commencement

2.(1) Subject to this section, this Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.


(2) Division 2 of Part 2 commences on the 28th day after the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.


(3) Division 5 of Part 2 commences on the day after the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1994 No. 108 of 1994 - PART 2
PART 2-AMENDMENT OF THE NATIONAL MEASUREMENT ACT 1960

INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1994 No. 108 of 1994 - DIVISION 1
Division 1-Principal Act

INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1994 No. 108 of 1994 - SECT 3
Principal Act

3. In this Part, "Principal Act" means the National Measurement Act 1960.*1* National Measurement Act 1960
*1* No. 64, 1960, as amended. For previous amendments, see No. 6, 1964; No. 93, 1966; No. 216, 1973 (as amended by No. 20, 1974); No. 158, 1978; No. 77, 1984; No. 65, 1985; No. 76, 1986; No. 141, 1987; No. 91, 1989; Nos. 66 and
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199, 1991; and No. 168, 1992.

INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1994 No. 108 of 1994 - DIVISION 2
Division 2-Membership of Commission

INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1994 No. 108 of 1994 - SECT 4
Object of Division

4. The object of this Division is to increase the number of members of the National Standards Commission from 8 to 10.

INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1994 No. 108 of 1994 - SECT 5
Membership of Commission

5. Section 17 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting from subsection (1) "6 other" and substituting "8 other".

INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1994 No. 108 of 1994 - SECT 6
Meetings

6. Section 18AE of the Principal Act is amended by omitting from subsection (3) "5" and substituting "6".

INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1994 No. 108 of 1994 - DIVISION 3
Division 3-Contracts

INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1994 No. 108 of 1994 - SECT 7
Object of Division

7. The object of this Division is to increase the limit on contracts which the National Standards Commission may make without Ministerial approval from $100,000 to $250,000.

INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1994 No. 108 of 1994 - SECT 8
Contracts

8. Section 18F of the Principal Act is amended by omitting "$100,000" and substituting "$250,000".

INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1994 No. 108 of 1994 - DIVISION 4
Division 4-Investments

INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1994 No. 108 of 1994 - SECT 9
Object of Division

9. The object of this Division is to give the National Standards Commission the power to invest its money.

INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1994 No. 108 of 1994 - SECT 10
Application of money

10. Section 18D of the Principal Act is amended by adding at the end the following word and paragraph:
"; and (c) in making investments under section 18DA.".

INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1994 No. 108 of 1994 - SECT 11
Insertion of new section

11. After section 18D of the Principal Act the following section is inserted:
Investment of money
"18DA.(1) Money of the Commission not immediately required for the purposes of the Commission may be invested:
(a) on deposit with an approved bank; or
(b) in Commonwealth securities; or
(c) in any other manner approved by the Treasurer.
"(2) In subsection (1):
'approved bank' means:
(a) a bank as defined in subsection 5(1) of the Banking Act 1959; or
(b) another bank approved by the Treasurer, or by a person authorised by the Treasurer to give approvals under section 63E of the Audit Act 1901.".

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Contracts

12. Section 18F of the Principal Act is amended by adding at the end the following subsection:
"(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to investments under section 18DA.".

INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1994 No. 108 of 1994 - DIVISION 5
Division 5-Grants, loans, scholarships etc.

INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1994 No. 108 of 1994 - SECT 13
Object of Division

13. The object of this Division is to give the National Standards Commission the power:
(a) to make grants of financial assistance; and
(b) to make and guarantee loans; and
(c) to establish and award fellowships and scholarships.

INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1994 No. 108 of 1994 - SECT 14
Functions of the Commission

14. Section 18 of the Principal Act is amended:
(a) by omitting from paragraph (1)(g) "and" (last occurring);
(b) by adding at the end of subsection (1) the following paragraphs:
"; (i) to make grants of financial assistance for purposes relating to metrology;
(j) to make loans for purposes relating to metrology;
(k) to guarantee loans made for purposes relating to metrology; and
(l) to establish and award fellowships and scholarships for:
(i) training in the knowledge and skills relevant to metrology; or
(ii) metrology research.".

INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1994 No. 108 of 1994 - SECT 15
Application of money

15. Section 18D of the Principal Act is amended by adding at the end the following word and paragraph:
"; and (d) in making any other payments which the Commission is authorised or required to make under this Act or any other law.".

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PART 3-AMENDMENT OF THE PATENTS ACT 1990

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Object of Part

16. The object of this Part is to make minor technical amendments to the Patents Act 1990. The amendments define the Australian continental shelf by reference to the Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973.

INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1994 No. 108 of 1994 - SECT 17
Principal Act

17. In this Part, "Principal Act" means the Patents Act 1990.*2* Patents Act 1990
*2* No. 83, 1990, as amended. For previous amendments, see No. 66, 1991.

INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1994 No. 108 of 1994 - SECT 18
Definitions

18. Section 3 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting "Continental Shelf Convention".

INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1994 No. 108 of 1994 - SECT 19
Schedule 1

19. Schedule 1 to the Principal Act is amended:
(a) by omitting "Continental Shelf Convention" from the definition of "Australian continental shelf" and substituting "Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973";
(b) by omitting the definition of "Continental Shelf Convention".

INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1994 No. 108 of 1994 - PART 4
PART 4-AMENDMENT OF THE POOLED DEVELOPMENT FUNDS ACT 1992

INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1994 No. 108 of 1994 - SECT 20
Object of Part

20. The object of this Part is to make a minor technical change to the rules relating to the investment in companies by pooled development funds in cases where the investee company's audited accounts relate to a period that ended less than 18 months before the investment is made.

INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1994 No. 108 of 1994 - SECT 21
Principal Act

21. In this Part, "Principal Act" means the Pooled Development Funds Act 1992.*3* *3* No. 100, 1992, as amended. For previous amendments, see No. 102, 1994.

INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1994 No. 108 of 1994 - SECT 22
Limit on size of investee company

22. Section 24 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting from paragraph (5)(b) "12" and substituting "18".