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A Bill for an Act to amend the Airports Act 1996, and for related purposes
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Introduced HR 14 Feb 2002

Airports Amendment Bill 2002
First Reading


The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia


Presented and read a first time

Airports Amendment Bill 2002

No. , 2002

(Transport and Regional Services)

A Bill for an Act to amend the Airports Act 1996, and for related purposes


1       Short title 1

2       Commencement 1

3       Schedule(s) 2

Schedule 1--Airports Act 1996       3

A Bill for an Act to amend the Airports Act 1996, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1 Short title
        This Act may be cited as the Airports Amendment Act 2002.

2 Commencement
       (1) Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, on the day or at the time specified in column 2 of the table.

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3




1. Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent

2. Schedule 1, item 1

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation, subject to subsection (3)

3. Schedule 1, items 2 to 4

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent

Note:       This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally passed by the Parliament and assented to. It will not be expanded to deal with provisions inserted in this Act after assent.

       (2) Column 3 of the table is for additional information that is not part of this Act. This information may be included in any published version of this Act.

       (3) If a provision covered by item 2 of the table does not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, it commences on the first day after the end of that period.

3 Schedule(s)
        Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1--Airports Act 1996

1 Before section 44 (in Division 4 of Part 3)


43A Airports to which Division applies
        This Division applies to an airport-operator company for:

       (a) a core regulated airport; or

       (b) an airport specified in the regulations;

if there is an airport lease for the airport.

2 At the end of section 252


       (2) Despite section 49A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901, regulations made under this Act may make provision for or in relation to a matter by applying, adopting or incorporating any matter contained in:

       (a) the Airside Vehicle Control Handbook dealing with the control of airside vehicles and published by the airport-operator company for the airport concerned; or

       (b) the document numbered 8168 OPS-611 and known as the Procedures for Air Navigation Services, Aircraft Operations published by the International Civil Aviation Organisation;

as in force or existing from time to time.

3 At the end of clause 5 of the Schedule


       (3) However, the regulations may declare that a particular person is taken not to be an associate of another person for the purposes of the ownership provisions or specified parts of the ownership provisions.

4 After paragraph 9(1)(c) of the Schedule


       (ca) a prescribed kind of:

       (i) direct control interest in a company; or

       (ii) stake in a company;

        being an interest or a stake held by such persons as are prescribed;

Note:       The heading to clause 9 of the Schedule is replaced by the heading "Certain interests and stakes to be disregarded".