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Commonwealth Banks Act 1959

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Act No. 5 of 1959 as amended, taking into account amendments up to Act No. 148 of 2003
An Act relating to the constitution and operations of the Commonwealth banks
Administered by: Treasury
Start Date 17 Jun 2004
End Date 18 Jul 2006

COMMONWEALTH BANKS ACT 1959



Compilation Information

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Commonwealth Banks Act 1959 Act No. 5 of 1959 as amended

This compilation was prepared on 17 June 2004
taking into account amendments up to Act No. 148 of 2003
The text of any of those amendments not in force
on that date is appended in the Notes section
The operation of amendments that have been incorporated may be
affected by application provisions that are set out in the Notes section
Prepared by the Office of Legislative Drafting,
Attorney-General's Department, Canberra



Long Title

An Act relating to the constitution and operations of the Commonwealth banks

COMMONWEALTH BANKS ACT 1959
Part I—Preliminary

COMMONWEALTH BANKS ACT 1959
- SECT 1
Short title [see Note 1]

This Act may be cited as the Commonwealth Banks Act 1959.

COMMONWEALTH BANKS ACT 1959
- SECT 2
Commencement [see Note 1]

This Act shall come into operation on the day on which the Reserve Bank Act 1959 comes into operation.

COMMONWEALTH BANKS ACT 1959
- SECT 4
Interpretation

In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears:

articles means articles of association.

Australia includes the external Territories.

bank means a person carrying on the business of banking, and includes the Commonwealth Bank and the Development Bank.

Board means the Board of Directors of the Commonwealth Bank.

Commonwealth Bank means the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

conversion time means the commencement of section 22 of the Commonwealth Banks Restructuring Act 1990.

Corporation means the Commonwealth Bank Officers Superannuation Corporation, including that body as continuing in existence with a different name.

Development Bank means the Commonwealth Development Bank of Australia, including that body as continuing in existence with a different name.

memorandum means memorandum of association.

pre-conversion time means the commencement of section 21 of the Commonwealth Banks Restructuring Act 1990.

Securities Commission means:

(a)
before the date prescribed for the purposes of paragraph (b)—the National Companies and Securities Commission; or
(b)
on and after the date prescribed for the purposes of this paragraph—the Australian Securities Commission.
share, in relation to a body corporate, means a share in the share capital of the body corporate.

COMMONWEALTH BANKS ACT 1959
- SECT 5
Application to Territories

This Act extends to all the Territories.


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COMMONWEALTH BANKS ACT 1959
- SECT 6
This Act subject to Banking Act

This Act has effect subject to the Banking Act 1959 and to the regulations under that Act.

COMMONWEALTH BANKS ACT 1959
Part IV—The Commonwealth Bank

COMMONWEALTH BANKS ACT 1959
Division 1—Preliminary steps before conversion of Commonwealth Bank into a public company

COMMONWEALTH BANKS ACT 1959
- SECT 27A
Share capital of Commonwealth Bank

(1)
As from the pre-conversion time, the Commonwealth Bank is to have a share capital divided into shares of $2 each or such other amount as is prescribed.

(2)
The amount of the share capital is equal to the amount required to be applied under section 27B in paying up shares in the Commonwealth Bank.

(3)
The share capital may be divided into classes of shares.

(4)
Rights may be attached to shares included in a class of shares.

(5)
As from the conversion time, this section has effect subject to the Companies Act 1981.

COMMONWEALTH BANKS ACT 1959
- SECT 27B
Shares to be paid up and issued

(1)
As soon as practicable after the pre-conversion time, the Commonwealth Bank must apply its capital, calculated immediately before the pre-conversion time, in paying up in full shares in the Commonwealth Bank.

(2)
If the amount of the capital is not a multiple of the nominal value of a share, subsection (1) applies as if the amount were reduced to the nearest multiple of the nominal value of a share.

(3)
As soon as practicable after complying with subsection (1), the Commonwealth Bank must issue to the Commonwealth all the shares paid up under that subsection.

(4)
The shares issued under subsection (3) are to be taken to have been issued for valuable consideration other than cash.

(5)
The Commonwealth is not a member of Commonwealth Bank at any time before the conversion time merely because the Commonwealth holds shares in Commonwealth Bank.

COMMONWEALTH BANKS ACT 1959
- SECT 27C
Commonwealth Bank to apply to be registered as company
etc.

(1)
The Commonwealth Bank must, before the conversion time:

(a)
apply to the Securities Commission under subsection 85(1) of the Companies Act 1981 to be registered as a company limited by shares within the meaning of that Act; and
(b)
apply to the Securities Commission under subsection 55(1) of the Companies Act 1981 for the reservation of the name "Commonwealth Bank of Australia"; and
(c)
lodge with the Securities Commission a proposed memorandum, and proposed articles, for the Commonwealth Bank; and
(d)
if the rights attached to shares included in a class of shares under subsection 27A(4) are not provided for in the memorandum or articles, lodge with the Securities Commission the statement referred to in subsection 124(1) of the Companies Act 1981.
(2)
Subject to the regulations, the application mentioned in paragraph (1)(a) must be accompanied by the documents required by subsection 85(4) of the Companies Act 1981 to accompany such an application.

(3)
The applications mentioned in paragraphs (1)(a) and (b) must be made to the Securities Commission by delivering them to the office of the Corporate Affairs Commission for the Australian Capital Territory and the documents mentioned in paragraphs (1)(c) and (d) and subsection (2) must be lodged with the Securities Commission by lodging them at that office.

(4)
The Commonwealth Bank is to be taken to be entitled to make the applications referred to in paragraphs (1)(a) and (b), and to lodge the documents mentioned in paragraphs (1)(c) and (d) and subsection (2).

(5)
The Securities Commission is to be taken:


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(a)
to have been required to reserve the name "Commonwealth Bank of Australia" under subsection 55(2) of the Companies Act 1981; and
(b)
to have so reserved that name immediately after the making of the application mentioned in paragraph (1)(b).

COMMONWEALTH BANKS ACT 1959
Division 2—Conversion of Commonwealth Bank into a public company

COMMONWEALTH BANKS ACT 1959
- SECT 27D
Commonwealth Bank taken to be registered under Companies
Act

(1)
The Securities Commission is to be taken:

(a)
to have been required to grant the application mentioned in paragraph 27C(1)(a) and to register the Commonwealth Bank as a company under subsection 86(2) of the Companies Act 1981; and
(b)
to have granted the application at the conversion time; and
(c)
to have so registered the Commonwealth Bank, at the conversion time:
(i)
by the name "Commonwealth Bank of Australia"; and
(ii)
in accordance with subsections 86(3) and (4) of the Companies Act 1981, as a public company, and as a company limited by shares, within the meaning of that Act; and
(d)
to have registered the name "Commonwealth Bank of Australia" in relation to the Commonwealth Bank at the conversion time, under subsection 55(4) of the Companies Act 1981.
(2)
The date of commencement of the Commonwealth Bank's registration as a company under Division 4 of Part III of the Companies Act 1981 is to be taken to be the day on which the conversion time occurs.

(3)
For the purposes of Division 4 of Part III of the Companies Act 1981, the Commonwealth Bank shall be taken to have been on the day before the conversion time, and to be at the conversion time, a corporation within the meaning of that Act.

COMMONWEALTH BANKS ACT 1959
- SECT 27E
Memorandum and articles of Commonwealth Bank

(1)
As from the conversion time, the proposed memorandum, and the proposed articles, lodged under paragraph 27C(1)(c):

(a)
are respectively the memorandum, and the articles, of the Commonwealth Bank; and
(b)
bind the Commonwealth Bank and its members accordingly.
(2)
As from the conversion time, the Companies Act 1981 applies in relation to the Commonwealth Bank's memorandum and articles as if they had been registered as such under that Act.

COMMONWEALTH BANKS ACT 1959
- SECT 27F
Membership of the Commonwealth Bank

The Commonwealth:

(a)
by force of this subsection, becomes a member of the Commonwealth Bank at the conversion time; and
(b)
in relation to membership of the Commonwealth Bank:

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(i)
is entitled to the same rights, privileges and benefits; and
(ii)
is subject to the same duties, liabilities and obligations;
as if the Commonwealth had become a member of the Commonwealth Bank under the Commonwealth Bank's memorandum and articles.

COMMONWEALTH BANKS ACT 1959
- SECT 27G
Name of the Commonwealth Bank

Notwithstanding subsection 148(2) of the Corporations Act 2001, the Commonwealth Bank need not have the word "Limited" at the end of its name.

COMMONWEALTH BANKS ACT 1959
- SECT 27H
Commonwealth Bank is not a Commonwealth authority or Commonwealth
company etc.

(1)
This section has effect for the purposes of the laws of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory. However, the effect of this section is subject to any express provision in the law concerned that refers specifically to the Commonwealth Bank.

(2)
The Commonwealth Bank is to be taken:

(a)
not to have been incorporated or established for a public purpose or for a purpose of the Commonwealth; and
(b)
not to be a public authority or an instrumentality or agency of the Crown; and
(c)
without limiting paragraphs (a) and (b), not to be a public authority under the Commonwealth for the purposes of the Crimes Act 1914.
(3)
The Commonwealth is to be taken:

(a)
not to have a controlling interest or substantial interest in the Commonwealth Bank; and
(b)
not to be in a position to control the Commonwealth Bank.

COMMONWEALTH BANKS ACT 1959
- SECT 27J
Operation of section 25B of Acts Interpretation
Act

Nothing in this Act or in the Corporations Act 2001 affects, or is affected by, section 25B of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 as that section applies in relation to the Commonwealth Bank.

COMMONWEALTH BANKS ACT 1959
Division 4—Miscellaneous

COMMONWEALTH BANKS ACT 1959
- SECT 28
General functions of Commonwealth Bank

(1)
The Commonwealth Bank shall carry on general banking business.

(2)
This section is not intended to imply any restriction on the functions or powers that may be conferred on the Commonwealth Bank otherwise than under this section.

(3)
This section does not prevent the Commonwealth Bank also being in possession of an authority under the Banking Act 1959 to carry on banking business.

COMMONWEALTH BANKS ACT 1959
Part VII—The Commonwealth Development Bank

COMMONWEALTH BANKS ACT 1959
- SECT 74A
Preliminary steps to conversion of Development Bank into a
company


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Share capital

(1)
The Development Bank continues to have the share capital that it had immediately before the commencement of this section.

(2)
The persons who held shares in the Development Bank immediately before the commencement of this section continue to hold those shares immediately after the commencement of this section.

(3)
A person is not a member of the Development Bank at any time before the commencement of section 74B merely because of holding shares in the Development Bank.

Application for registration as a company

(4)
The Development Bank must:

(a)
apply to the Australian Securities Commission under section 133 of the Corporations Law for the Development Bank to be registered as a company limited by shares within the meaning of the Corporations Law; and
(b)
apply to the Australian Securities Commission under section 374 of the Corporations Law for reservation of the name "Commonwealth Development Bank of Australia Limited"; and
(c)
lodge with the Australian Securities Commission a proposed memorandum and proposed articles for the Development Bank.
(5)
Subject to the regulations, the application mentioned in paragraph (4)(a) must be accompanied by the documents required by section 136 of the Corporations Law.

(6)
The Development Bank must deliver the applications and any accompanying documents to an office of the Australian Securities Commission in the Australian Capital Territory.

(7)
The Development Bank is taken to be entitled to make the applications, and to lodge the documents, mentioned in subsections (4) and (5).

(8)
The Australian Securities Commission is taken:

(a)
to have been required to reserve the name "Commonwealth Development Bank of Australia Limited" under section 374 of the Corporations Law; and
(b)
to have reserved that name immediately after lodgment of the application referred to in paragraph (4)(b).

COMMONWEALTH BANKS ACT 1959
- SECT 74B
Conversion of Development Bank into a company

Registration as a company

(1)
The Australian Securities Commission is taken:

(a)
to have been required to grant the application mentioned in paragraph 74A(4)(a) and to register the Development Bank as a company under subsection 137(2) of the Corporations Law; and
(b)
to have been satisfied that sections 134 and 135 of the Corporations Law do not prevent registration of the Development Bank; and
(c)
to have granted the application at the commencement of this section; and
(d)
to have registered the Development Bank at the commencement of this section:
(i)
by the name "Commonwealth Development Bank of Australia Limited"; and
(ii)
in accordance with subsections 137(3) and (5) of the Corporations Law, as a public company, and as a company limited by shares, within the meaning of the Corporations Law; and
(e)
to have registered the name "Commonwealth Development Bank of Australia Limited" in relation to the Corporation at the commencement of this section under subsection 374(5) of the Corporations Law.

Memorandum and articles

(2)
As from the commencement of this section, the proposed memorandum, and proposed articles, lodged under section 74A:


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(a)
are the memorandum and articles of the Development Bank; and
(b)
bind the Development Bank and its members accordingly.
(3)
As from the commencement of this section, the Corporations Law applies in relation to the Development Bank's memorandum and articles as if they had been registered as such under the Corporations Law.

Membership

(4)
Each person who holds shares in the Development Bank at the commencement of this section:

(a)
by force of this section, becomes a member of the Development Bank at the commencement of this section; and
(b)
in relation to the person's membership of the Development Bank:
(i)
is entitled to the same rights, privileges and benefits; and
(ii)
is subject to the same duties, liabilities and obligations;
as if the person had become a member of the Development Bank under the memorandum and articles of the Development Bank.

Section 25B of the Acts Interpretation Act

(5)
Nothing in this Act or in the Corporations Law affects, or is affected by, section 25B of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 as that section applies in relation to the Development Bank.

Miscellaneous

(6)
Nothing in section 74A prevents:

(a)
variation of the share capital of the Development Bank; or
(b)
a change in the name of the Development Bank; or
(c)
a change in the structure, memorandum, articles or membership of the Development Bank.

COMMONWEALTH BANKS ACT 1959
- SECT 74C
Development Bank is not a Commonwealth authority or Commonwealth
company etc.

(1)
This section has effect for the purposes of the laws of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory. However, the effect of this section is subject to any express provision in the law concerned that refers specifically to the Development Bank.

(2)
The Development Bank is to be taken:

(a)
not to have been incorporated or established for a public purpose or for a purpose of the Commonwealth; and
(b)
not to be a public authority or an instrumentality or agency of the Crown; and
(c)
without limiting paragraphs (a) and (b), not to be a public authority under the Commonwealth for the purposes of the Crimes Act 1914.
(3)
The Commonwealth is to be taken:

(a)
not to have a controlling interest or substantial interest in the Development Bank; and
(b)
not to be in a position to control the Development Bank.

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COMMONWEALTH BANKS ACT 1959
Part VIII—The Commonwealth Bank Officers Superannuation Corporation

COMMONWEALTH BANKS ACT 1959
- SECT 108A
Preliminary steps to conversion of Corporation into a
company

Share capital

(1)
From the commencement of this section, the Corporation is to have a share capital of $2, divided into shares of $1 each.

(2)
As soon as practicable after the commencement of this section, the Corporation must apply $2 (paid to the Corporation by the Commonwealth Bank) in paying up in full the shares in the Corporation.

Issue of shares

(3)
As soon as practicable after the Corporation complies with subsection (2), the Corporation must issue to the Commonwealth Bank all the shares that were paid up under that subsection.

(4)
The Commonwealth Bank is not a member of the Corporation at any time before the commencement of section 108B merely because it holds shares in the Corporation.

Application for registration as a company

(5)
The Commonwealth Bank must:

(a)
apply to the Australian Securities Commission under section 133 of the Corporations Law for the Corporation to be registered as a company limited by shares within the meaning of the Corporations Law; and
(b)
apply to the Australian Securities Commission under section 374 of the Corporations Law for reservation of the name "Commonwealth Bank Officers Superannuation Corporation"; and
(c)
lodge with the Australian Securities Commission a proposed memorandum and proposed articles for the Corporation.
(6)
Subject to the regulations, the application mentioned in paragraph (5)(a) must be accompanied by the documents required by section 136 of the Corporations Law.

(7)
The Commonwealth Bank must deliver the applications and any accompanying documents to an office of the Australian Securities Commission in the Australian Capital Territory.

(8)
The Commonwealth Bank is taken to be entitled to make the applications, and to lodge the documents, mentioned in subsections (5) and (6).

(9)
The Australian Securities Commission is taken:

(a)
to have been required to reserve the name "Commonwealth Bank Officers Superannuation Corporation" under section 374 of the Corporations Law; and
(b)
to have reserved that name immediately after lodgment of the application referred to in paragraph (5)(b).

COMMONWEALTH BANKS ACT 1959
- SECT 108B
Conversion of Corporation into a company

Registration as a company

(1)
The Australian Securities Commission is taken:

(a)
to have been required to grant the application mentioned in paragraph 108A(5)(a) and to register the Corporation as a company under subsection 137(2) of the Corporations Law; and
(b)
to have been satisfied that sections 134 and 135 of the Corporations Law do not prevent registration of the Corporation; and
(c)
to have granted the application at the commencement of this section; and
(d)
to have registered the Corporation at the commencement of this section:

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(i)
by the name "Commonwealth Bank Officers Superannuation Corporation"; and
(ii)
in accordance with subsections 137(3) and (5) of the Corporations Law, as a public company, and as a company limited by shares, within the meaning of the Corporations Law; and
(e)
to have registered the name "Commonwealth Bank Officers Superannuation Corporation" in relation to the Corporation at the commencement of this section under subsection 374(5) of the Corporations Law; and
(f)
to have granted a licence to the Corporation under section 383 of the Corporations Law (which licence may be revoked in accordance with that section).

Memorandum and articles

(2)
As from the commencement of this section, the proposed memorandum, and proposed articles, lodged under section 108A:

(a)
are the memorandum and articles of the Corporation; and
(b)
bind the Corporation and its members accordingly.
(3)
As from the commencement of this section, the Corporations Law applies in relation to the Corporation's memorandum and articles as if they had been registered as such under the Corporations Law.

Membership

(4)
By force of this section, the Commonwealth Bank becomes a member of the Corporation at the commencement of this section.

(5)
In relation to its membership of the Corporation, the Commonwealth Bank:

(a)
is entitled to the same rights, privileges and benefits; and
(b)
is subject to the same duties, liabilities and obligations;

as if the Commonwealth Bank had become a member of the Corporation under the memorandum and articles of the Corporation.

Section 25B of the Acts Interpretation Act

(6)
Nothing in this Act or in the Corporations Law affects, or is affected by, section 25B of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 as that section applies in relation to the Corporation.

Miscellaneous

(7)
Nothing in section 108A prevents:

(a)
variation of the share capital of the Corporation; or
(b)
a change in the name of the Corporation; or
(c)
a change in the structure, memorandum, articles or membership of the Corporation.

COMMONWEALTH BANKS ACT 1959
- SECT 108C
Corporation is not a Commonwealth authority or Commonwealth
company etc.

(1)
This section has effect for the purposes of the laws of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory. However, the effect of this section is subject to any express provision in the law concerned that refers specifically to the Corporation.

(2)
The Corporation is to be taken:

(a)
not to have been incorporated or established for a public purpose or for a purpose of the Commonwealth; and
(b)
not to be a public authority or an instrumentality or agency of the Crown; and
(c)
without limiting paragraphs (a) and (b), not to be a public authority under the Commonwealth for the purposes of the Crimes Act 1914.

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(3)
The Commonwealth is to be taken:

(a)
not to have a controlling interest or substantial interest in the Corporation; and
(b)
not to be in a position to control the Corporation.

COMMONWEALTH BANKS ACT 1959
- SECT 110
Superannuation fund

(1)
The Corporation's superannuation fund that was in existence immediately before the commencement of this section:

(a)
continues in existence; and
(b)
is to be governed by the Trust Deed.
(2)
All the rights and liabilities of members and beneficiaries of the fund that existed immediately before the commencement of this section continue after the commencement of this section, subject to the Trust Deed.

(3)
In this section:

Trust Deed means the trust deed made before the commencement of this section between the Corporation and the Commonwealth Bank, and includes any amendments to that deed.

COMMONWEALTH BANKS ACT 1959
Part IX—Miscellaneous

COMMONWEALTH BANKS ACT 1959
- SECT 117
Guarantee by the Commonwealth

(1)
The Commonwealth guarantees the due payment of the following amounts:

(a)
any amount that is payable by the Commonwealth Bank before the cut-off time in respect of a demand deposit made with the bank;
(b)
any amount that is payable by the Commonwealth Bank at any time in respect of a term deposit made with the bank before the cut-off time;
(c)
any amount that:
(i)
is not in respect of a demand deposit or term deposit; and
(ii)
is payable by the Commonwealth Bank under a contract that was entered into, or any other instrument that was executed, issued, endorsed or accepted, before the commencement of this section by the Commonwealth Bank or the Corporation.
(2)
The Commonwealth guarantees the due payment by the Development Bank of any amount that is payable by the Development Bank to a person other than the Commonwealth.

(3)
The Commonwealth guarantees the due payment of any amount that is payable to or from the superannuation fund, by the Corporation or by the Commonwealth Bank, in respect of a person who was a member, retired member or beneficiary of the fund immediately before the commencement of this section.

(4)
In this section:

cut-off time means the end of the day that is the third anniversary of the date of commencement of this section.

demand deposit means any deposit that is not a term deposit.

superannuation fund means the superannuation fund referred to in section 110.

term deposit means a deposit made with a bank that matures on a particular date, whether or not the bank can be required to repay the deposit before that maturity date.


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COMMONWEALTH BANKS ACT 1959
- SECT 128
Use of certain names

(1)
A Bank body may operate under a protected name in a State or Territory even if the name is not registered in relation to the Bank body under a particular law, or any law, in force in the State or Territory.

(2)
This section does not prevent a Bank body from:

(a)
operating in a State or Territory under a name other than a protected name; or
(b)
registering a name under a law of a State or Territory.
(2B)
For 6 months after the date of commencement of this subsection, each protected name is to be regarded as a name of the Development Bank for the purposes of section 219 of the Corporations Law.

(3)
Except with the consent in writing of the Bank body concerned, a person other than a Bank body must not:

(a)
use in relation to a business, trade, profession or occupation; or
(b)
use as the name, or as part of the name, of any firm, body corporate, institution, premises, vehicle, ship or craft (including aircraft); or
(c)
apply, as a trade mark or otherwise, to goods imported, manufactured, produced, sold, offered for sale or let for hire; or
(d)
use in relation to:
(i)
goods or services; or
(ii)
the promotion, by any means, of the supply or use of goods or services;

a protected name, or a name so closely resembling a protected name as to be likely to be mistaken for it.

Penalty: $3,000.

(4)
Nothing in subsection (3), so far as it applies in relation to a particular protected name, affects rights conferred by law on a person in relation to:

(a)
a trade mark that is registered under the Trade Marks Act 1955; or
(b)
a design that is registered under the Designs Act 2003 and was so registered, or was registered under the Designs Act 1906, at the time this section commenced to have effect in relation to that name.
(5)
Nothing in subsection (3), so far as it applies in relation to a particular protected name, affects the use, or rights conferred by law relating to the use, of a name (in this subsection called the previously used name) by a person in a particular manner if, at the time this section first commenced to have effect in relation to the protected name, the person:

(a)
was using the previously used name in good faith in that manner; or
(b)
would have been entitled to prevent another person from passing off, by means of the use of the previously used name or a similar name, goods or services as goods or services of the first-mentioned person.
(6)
In this section:

Bank body means the Commonwealth Bank or the Development Bank.

operate under a protected name, in relation to a particular State or Territory, includes engaging in conduct that, for the purposes of a law in force in the State or Territory, constitutes:


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(a)
using the name in the State or Territory; or
(b)
establishing a place of business under the name in the State or Territory; or
(c)
carrying on business under the name in the State or Territory.
protected name, in relation to the Commonwealth Bank, means any of the following names:

(a)
State Bank of Victoria;
(b)
State Bank Victoria;
(c)
SBV;
(d)
Commonwealth Bank of Australia;
(e)
Commonwealth Bank;
(f)
Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia;
(g)
Commonwealth Savings Bank;
(h)
CSB.
protected name, in relation to the Development Bank, means any of the following names:

(a)
Commonwealth Development Bank of Australia;
(b)
Commonwealth Development Bank;
(c)
CDB.

COMMONWEALTH BANKS ACT 1959
- SECT 129
Regulations

The Governor-General may make regulations, not inconsistent with this Act, prescribing all matters which by this Act are required or permitted to be prescribed, or which are necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act and, in particular:

(e)
prescribing penalties not exceeding $100 for offences against the regulations.

COMMONWEALTH BANKS ACT 1959
Notes to the Commonwealth Banks Act 1959

Note 1

The Commonwealth Banks Act 1959 as shown in this compilation comprises Act No. 5, 1959 amended as indicated in the Tables below.
For application, saving or transitional provisions made by the Corporations (Repeals, Consequentials and Transitionals) Act 2001, see Act No. 55, 2001.

Table of Acts

Act


Number
and year


Date
of Assent


Date of commencement


Application, saving or transitional provisions


Commonwealth Banks Act 1959


5, 1959


23 Apr 1959


14 Jan 1960 (see s. 2 and Gazette 1960, p. 47)



Commonwealth Banks Act 1961


75, 1961


27 Oct 1961


27 Oct 1961


S. 3(2)


Commonwealth Banks Act 1962


3, 1962


23 Mar 1962


23 Mar 1962


S. 3(2)


Commonwealth Banks Act 1963


57, 1963


28 Oct 1963


28 Oct 1963


S. 3(2)


Commonwealth Banks Act 1965


132, 1965


18 Dec 1965


14 Feb 1966


S. 4


Commonwealth Banks Act 1966


58, 1966


29 Oct 1966


26 Nov 1966



Statute Law Revision (Decimal Currency) Act 1966


93, 1966


29 Oct 1966


1 Dec 1966



Commonwealth Banks Act 1968


144, 1968


9 Dec 1968


S. 6: 1 Jan 1969
Remainder: Royal Assent


S. 13(2)


Commonwealth Banks Act 1973


18, 1973


11 Apr 1973


11 Apr 1973



Commonwealth Banks Act (No. 2) 1973


117, 1973


26 Oct 1973


26 Oct 1973



Statute Law Revision Act 1973


216, 1973


19 Dec 1973


31 Dec 1973


Ss. 9(1) and 10


Commonwealth Banks Act 1974


81, 1974


18 Oct 1974


18 Oct 1974


S. 4(2)


Administrative Changes (Consequential Provisions) Act 1978


36, 1978


12 June 1978


12 June 1978



Commonwealth Banks Amendment Act 1978


77, 1978


22 June 1978


22 June 1978



Public Service and Statutory Authorities Amendment Act 1980


177, 1980


17 Dec 1980


Part IV (ss. 52, 53): Royal Assent (a)



Commonwealth Banks Amendment Act 1981


29, 1981


14 Apr 1981


12 May 1981


Ss. 5(2), (3) and 16


Public Service and Statutory Authorities Amendment Act 1983


92, 1983


22 Nov 1983


22 Nov 1983



Public Service Reform Act 1984


63, 1984


25 June 1984


Part X (s. 153):
1 Nov 1984 (see Gazette 1984, No. S383) (b)



Commonwealth Banks Amendment Act 1984


76, 1984


25 June 1984


29 June 1984 (see Gazette 1984, No. S241)


Ss. 8(2)-(4), 11(2), 12(2), (3), 17(2), (3), 19(2), 23(2) and 26


Commonwealth Banks Amendment Act 1985


194, 1985


16 Dec 1985


13 Jan 1986


S. 4(2)


Commonwealth Banks Amendment Act 1987


182, 1987


26 Dec 1987


Ss. 3 and 32: 30 June 1988
Ss. 27-29, 34(2), 35 and Part II of the Schedule: 1 July 1988
Remainder: 23 Jan 1988


Ss. 16(2), 24(2), (3) and 35


Government Business Enterprises (Miscellaneous Reforms) Act 1988


123, 1988


14 Dec 1988


Part II (ss. 3-12): 26 Jan 1989
Part VI (ss.
26-31): 1 Jan 1989 (see Gazette 1988, No. S399)
Part VII (ss. 32-37): 14 Nov 1988
Remainder: Royal Assent


Ss. 18 and 19


Banking Legislation Amendment Act 1989


129, 1989


7 Nov 1989


Part I (ss. 1, 2),
ss. 3, 26, 29-33, 35, 38 and 40: Royal Assent
Remainder: 28 Dec 1989 (see Gazette 1989, No. S383)


Ss. 42(2) and 43


Commonwealth Banks Restructuring Act 1990


118, 1990


28 Dec 1990


S. 6: Royal Assent (c)
Ss. 7, 8(2), 19, 36 and 58(1): (c)
Ss. 8(1), 10(b), 16, 43, 46 and 47: (c)
Ss. 8(3) and 21: (c)
Ss. 8(4), 22-24, 27-34, 41, 42,
50-52, 54-57, 58(2) and 59-61: (c)
Ss. 8(5), 9, 10(a), 12-15, 17, 18, 35, 40, 44, 48(a) and 49: (c)
Ss. 8(6), 11 and 53(2): (c)
Ss. 10(c) and 35A: 3 May 1991 (see Gazette 1991, No. S114)
S. 20: (c)
Ss. 25(1) and
37-39: (c)
Ss. 25(2) and 26: (c)
S. 48(b) and (c): (c)
S. 53(1): 2 Jan 1993 (see Gazette 1992, No. GN45)


Ss. 2(4), 28(2), 39(2), 60 and 61


Bank Integration Act 1991


210, 1991


24 Dec 1991


24 Dec 1991


Ss. 30-32 (d)


as amended by






Statute Law Revision Act 1996


43, 1996


25 Oct 1996


Schedule 3 (item 6): 24 Dec 1991 (e)



Banking Legislation Amendment Act 1992


193, 1992


21 Dec 1992


Part 3 (ss. 19-21): 5 Feb 1993 (see Gazette 1993, No. GN4) (f)


S. 2(6)


Commonwealth Banks Amendment Act 1993


46, 1993


22 Oct 1993


22 Oct 1993


Ss. 3, 5, 6, 8 and 11


Commonwealth Bank Sale Act 1995


161, 1995


16 Dec 1995


Ss. 3, 20 and Schedule (items 16, 17, 21, 23, 26, 27, 31): Royal Assent (g)
S. 17 and Schedule (items 18-20, 24, 25, 28-30, 32-47, 49): 19 July 1996 (g)
Schedule (item 22): 19 July 1997 (g)
Schedule (item 48): [see (g) and Note 2]


Ss. 3, 17 and 20


Statute Law Revision Act 1996


43, 1996


25 Oct 1996


Schedule 2 (item 31): (h)



Corporations (Repeals, Consequentials and Transitionals) Act 2001


55, 2001


28 June 2001


Ss. 4-14 and Schedule 3 (items 121-123): 15 July 2001 (see Gazette 2001, No. S285) (i)


Ss. 4-14


Designs (Consequential Amendments) Act 2003


148, 2003


17 Dec 2003


Schedules 1 and 2: (j)
Remainder: Royal Assent



(a)

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The Commonwealth Banks Act 1959 was amended by Part IV (sections 52 and 53) only of the Public Service and Statutory Authorities Amendment Act 1980, subsection 2(1) of which provides as follows:

(1) Sections 1, 2, 3 and 4, subsections 5(2) and 7(2), (5), (6) and (7), sections 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18 and 19, subsections 21(1) and 37(5), sections 38, 43 and 44, subsection 45(10) and sections 46 to 66 (inclusive) shall come into operation on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

(b) The Commonwealth Banks Act 1959 was amended by Part X (section 153) only of the Public Service Reform Act 1984, subsection 2(4) of which provides as follows:

(4) The remaining provisions of this Act shall come into operation on such day as is, or on such respective days as are, fixed by Proclamation.

(c) The Commonwealth Banks Act 1959 was amended by sections 6-61 only of the Commonwealth Banks Restructuring Act 1990, subsections 2(1)-(3) of which provide as follows:

(1) Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 commence on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.
(2) The amendments made by paragraph 48(b) and (c) come into operation at the time when the first guidelines under section 6 of the Superannuation Benefits (Supervisory Mechanisms) Act 1990 come into force in relation to the fund referred to in section 110 of the amended Act.
(3) Each of the remaining provisions of this Act commences on a day, or at a time, fixed by Proclamation in relation to the provisions concerned.

In pursuance of section 2 the following dates were fixed:

Sections 48(b) and (c): 17 April 1991 (on commencement of section 22 of the Commonwealth Banks Restructuring Act 1990).
Sections 8(1), 10(b), 16, 43, 46 and 47: The end of that completion date (see Gazette 1990, No. S346). The completion date was 31 December 1990 (see Victorian Government Gazette, No. 573, 31 December 1990).
Sections 7, 8(2), 19, 36 and 58(1): The beginning of the day immediately following that completion date (see Gazette 1990, No. S346). The completion date was 31 December 1990 (see Victorian Government Gazette, No. 573, 31 December 1990).

(a) Sections 25(1) and 37-39: The beginning of 28 March 1991 (see Gazette 1991, No. S72).
(b) Sections 8(3) and 21: The beginning of 2 April 1991 (see Gazette 1991, No. S72).
(c) Sections 25(2) and 26: The beginning of 6 April 1991 (see Gazette 1991, No. S72).
(d) Sections 8(4), 22-24, 27-34, 41, 42, 50-52, 54-57, 58(2) and 59-61: The beginning of 17 April 1991 (see Gazette 1991, No. S72).
(e) Section 20: Immediately after the beginning of 17 April 1991 (see Gazette 1991, No. S72).
(f) Sections 8(5), 9, 10(a), 12-15, 17, 18, 35, 40, 44, 48(a) and 49: Immediately after the commencement of section 20.
(g) Sections 8(6), 11 and 53(2): Immediately after the time referred to in paragraph (f).

(d) 32 On the succession day for the Commonwealth Bank and the Commonwealth Savings Bank, the Acts referred to in Schedule 3 are amended as set out in that Schedule.

The succession day was 1 January 1993 (see Gazette 1992, No. GN36).
(e) The Bank Integration Act 1991 was amended by Schedule 3 (item 6) only of the Statute Law Revision Act 1996, subsection 2(3) of which provides as follows:

(3) Each item in Schedule 3 is taken to have commenced when the Act containing the provision amended by the item received the Royal Assent.

(f) The Commonwealth Banks Act 1959 was amended by Part 3 (sections 19-21) only of the Banking Legislation Amendment Act 1992, subsection 2(5) of which provides as follows:

(5) Part 3 commences on a day to be fixed by Proclamation.

(g) The Commonwealth Banks Act 1959 was amended by the Commonwealth Bank Sale Act 1995, subsections 2(1), (2) and (4)-(6) of which provide as follows:

(1) Subject to this section, this Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.
(2) Part 3, and all the items of the Schedule (except items 1, 12, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 31, 37 and 48), commence at the transfer time.
(4) Item 22 of the Schedule commences on the first anniversary of the day on which the transfer time occurs.
(5) Item 37 of the Schedule commences at the transfer time or at the beginning of 9 May 1996, whichever is later.
(6) Items 1 and 48 of the Schedule commence on the 10th anniversary of the day on which the transfer time occurs. [see Note 2]

The transfer time occurred on 19 July 1996.
(h) The Commonwealth Banks Act 1959 was amended by Schedule 2 (item 31) only of the Statute Law Revision Act

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1996
, subsection 2(2) of which provides as follows:

(2) Each item in Schedule 2 commences or is taken to have commenced (as the case requires) at the time specified in the note at the end of the item.

Item 31 is taken to have commenced immediately after the commencement of section 55 of the Commonwealth Banks Restructuring Act 1990.
Section 55 commenced on 17 April 1991 (see Gazette 1991, No. S72).
(i) The Commonwealth Banks Act 1959 was amended by Schedule 3 (items 121-123) only of the Corporations (Repeals, Consequentials and Transitionals) Act 2001, subsection 2(3) of which provides as follows:

(3) Subject to subsections (4) to (10), Schedule 3 commences, or is taken to have commenced, at the same time as the Corporations Act 2001.

(j) Subsection 2(1) (item 2) of the Designs (Consequential Amendments) Act 2003 provides as follows:

(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


Provision(s)


Commencement


Date/Details


2. Schedules 1 and 2


Immediately after the commencement of section 4 of the Designs Act 2003.


17 June 2004


Table of Amendments

ad. = added or inserted am. = amended rep. = repealed rs. = repealed and substituted


Provision affected


How affected


Title


am. No. 76, 1984



rs. No. 118, 1990


Part I



S. 3


rep. No. 117, 1973


S. 4


am. No. 117, 1973



rs. No. 76, 1984



am. No. 118, 1990; No. 210, 1991 (as am. by No. 43, 1996); No. 161, 1995


S. 5


rs. No. 117, 1973



am. No. 182, 1987


S. 5A


ad. No. 117, 1973



am. No. 29, 1981



rep. No. 182, 1987


Heading to Part II


rs. No. 118, 1990



rep. No. 161, 1995


S. 7


am. No. 76, 1984; No. 118, 1990


Renumbered s. 108


No. 118, 1990


S. 7A


ad. No. 182, 1987


Renumbered s. 109


No. 118, 1990


Part II


rep. No. 161, 1995


S. 8


rs. No. 118, 1990



rep. No. 161, 1995


Ss. 8A, 8B


ad. No. 118, 1990



rep. No. 161, 1995


S. 9


am. No. 76, 1984; No. 182, 1987; No. 118, 1990; No. 210, 1991



rep. No. 161, 1995


S. 10


rep. No. 76, 1984



ad. No. 182, 1987



rep. No. 161, 1995


S. 11


am. No. 117, 1973; No. 29, 1981; No. 76, 1984; No. 182, 1987; No. 118, 1990; No. 210, 1991



rep. No. 161, 1995


S. 12


am. No. 117, 1973; No. 29, 1981; No. 182, 1987



rep. No. 118, 1990


S. 12A


ad. No. 182, 1987



am. No. 118, 1990



rep. No. 161, 1995


S. 13


am. No. 76, 1984; No. 118, 1990; No. 210, 1991



rep. No. 161, 1995


Part III


rep. No. 118, 1990


S. 14


am. Nos. 117 and 216, 1973; No. 81, 1974; No. 29, 1981; No. 182, 1987; No. 123, 1988



rep. No. 118, 1990


S. 15


am. No. 182, 1987



rep. No. 118, 1990


S. 16


am. No. 58, 1966; No. 117, 1973; No. 29, 1981; No. 76, 1984; No.182, 1987



rep. No. 118, 1990


S. 17


am. No. 117, 1973; No. 29, 1981; No. 182, 1987



rep. No. 118, 1990


S. 18


am. No. 117, 1973; No. 29, 1981



rep. No. 118, 1990


S. 19


am. No. 182, 1987



rep. No. 118, 1990


Ss. 20, 21


am. No. 29, 1981



rep. No. 76, 1984


S. 22


am. No. 76, 1984



rep. No. 118, 1990


S. 23


rs. No. 76, 1984



rep. No. 118, 1990


S. 24


rs. No. 29, 1981



am. No. 76, 1984; No. 182, 1987



rep. No. 118, 1990


S. 25


am. No. 144, 1968; No. 81, 1974; No. 29, 1981



rs. No. 123, 1988



rep. No. 118, 1990


S. 26


am. No. 182, 1987



rs. No. 123, 1988



rep. No. 118, 1990


Ss. 26A-26D


ad. No. 123, 1988



rep. No. 118, 1990


Part IV



Heading to Part IV


am. No. 76, 1984


Heading to Div. 1A of Part IV


ad. No. 118, 1990



rep. No. 118, 1990


Div. 1A of Part IV


rep. No. 118, 1990


S. 27


am. No. 117, 1973; No. 29, 1981



rs. No. 76, 1984



rep. No. 118, 1990


Division 1



Div. 1 of Part IV


ad. No. 118, 1990


Ss. 27A-27C


ad. No. 118, 1990


Division 2



Div. 2 of Part IV


ad. No. 118, 1990


Ss. 27D-27F


ad. No. 118, 1990


S. 27G


ad. No. 118, 1990



rs. No. 55, 2001


S. 27H


ad. No. 118, 1990



rs. No. 161, 1995


S. 27J


ad. No. 118, 1990



am. No. 55, 2001


Div. 3 of Part IV


ad. No. 118, 1990



rep. No. 161, 1995


S. 27K


ad. No. 118, 1990



rep. No. 161, 1995


S. 27L


ad. No. 118, 1990



am. No. 46, 1993



rep. No. 161, 1995


Division 4



Heading to Div. 4 of Part IV


ad. No. 118, 1990


S. 28


am. No. 76, 1984; No. 182, 1987; No. 118, 1990; No. 161, 1995


S. 29


am. No. 29, 1981; No. 76, 1984; No. 182, 1987



rep. No. 118, 1990


S. 30


am. No. 29, 1981



rs. No. 76, 1984



am. No. 129, 1989; No. 118, 1990



rep. No. 118, 1990


S. 30A


ad. No. 129, 1989



rep. No. 118, 1990


S. 31


am. No. 29, 1981



rs. No. 76, 1984



am. No. 129, 1989



rep. No. 118, 1990


S. 32


rs. No. 76, 1984; No. 182, 1987; No. 118, 1990; No. 193, 1992



rep. No. 161, 1995


S. 33


am. No. 144, 1968; No. 81, 1974; No. 29, 1981



rep. No. 76, 1984



ad. No. 129, 1989



rep. No. 118, 1990


S. 34


rep. No. 76, 1984


S. 35


rs. No. 76, 1984



am. No. 182, 1987



rep. No. 118, 1990


S. 36


rs. No. 76, 1984; No. 182, 1987



rep. No. 118, 1990


Ss. 37, 38


am. No. 76, 1984



rep. No. 118, 1990


S. 39


am. No. 76, 1984



rep. No. 182, 1987


Part V


rep. No. 210, 1991


S. 40


am. No. 117, 1973; No. 29, 1981



rep. No. 210, 1991


S. 41


am. No. 182, 1987; No. 129, 1989



rep. No. 210, 1991


S. 42


am. No. 29, 1981; No. 76, 1984; No. 182, 1987



rep. No. 210, 1991


S. 42A


ad. No. 76, 1984



am. No. 129, 1989



rep. No. 210, 1991


S. 43


am. No. 29, 1981



rep. No. 210, 1991


S. 44


rs. No. 76, 1984



am. No. 118, 1990



rep. No. 210, 1991


S. 45


am. No. 144, 1968; No. 81, 1974; No. 29, 1981



rep. No. 76, 1984


S. 46


rep. No. 76, 1984


S. 47


rs. No. 76, 1984



am. No. 182, 1987; No. 118, 1990



rep. No. 210, 1991


S. 48


am. No. 182, 1987



rep. No. 118, 1990


S. 49


am. No. 76, 1984



rep. No. 118, 1990


S. 50


am. No. 129, 1989



rep. No. 118, 1990


S. 51


am. No. 76, 1984



rep. No. 182, 1987


S. 52


am. No. 132, 1965; No. 29, 1981



rep. No. 182, 1987


S. 53


am. No. 29, 1981



rep. No. 129, 1989


S. 54


rep. No. 144, 1968


Part VI


rep. No. 182, 1987


Ss. 55, 56


am. No. 76, 1984



rep. No. 182, 1987


S. 57


rep. No. 182, 1987


Ss. 58, 59


am. No. 76, 1984



rep. No. 182, 1987


S. 60


am. No. 29, 1981; No. 76, 1984



rep. No. 182, 1987


S. 61


rep. No. 182, 1987


S. 62


am. No. 76, 1984



rep. No. 182, 1987


S. 63


am. No. 117, 1973; No. 76, 1984



rep. No. 182, 1987


S. 64


am. No. 76, 1984



rep. No. 182, 1987


S. 65


am. No. 29, 1981



rep. No. 182, 1987


S. 66


rep. No. 18, 1973


S. 67


am. No. 76, 1984



rep. No. 182, 1987


S. 68


rs. No. 76, 1984



rep. No. 182, 1987


S. 69


am. No. 93, 1966; No. 117, 1973; No. 29, 1981; No. 76, 1984



rep. No. 182, 1987


S. 70


am. No. 29, 1981; No. 76, 1984



rep. No. 182, 1987


S. 71


rep. No. 161, 1995


S. 72


am. No. 81, 1974; No. 77, 1978; No. 29, 1981



rs. No. 194, 1985



am. No. 46, 1993



rep. No. 161, 1995


S. 73


rep. No. 161, 1995


S. 74


am. No. 29, 1981; No. 194, 1985; No. 182, 1987; No. 161, 1995



rep. No. 161, 1995


Part VII



S. 74A


ad. No. 118, 1990



am. No. 46, 1993



rs. No. 161, 1995


Ss. 74B, 74C


ad. No. 161, 1995


S. 75


am. No. 75, 1961; No. 3, 1962; No. 57, 1963; No. 29, 1981; No. 76, 1984



rep. No. 118, 1990


S. 76


am. No. 29, 1981; No. 129, 1989; No. 118, 1990



rep. No. 161, 1995


S. 77


rep. No. 129, 1989


S. 77A


ad. No. 182, 1987



rs. No. 118, 1990



am. No. 46, 1993



rep. No. 161, 1995


S. 78


am. No. 144, 1968; No. 81, 1974; No. 29, 1981



rep. No. 76, 1984



ad. No. 129, 1989



rep. No. 118, 1990


S. 79


rep. No. 76, 1984


S. 80


rs. No. 76, 1984



am. No. 182, 1987; No. 118, 1990



rep. No. 161, 1995


S. 81


am. No. 182, 1987



rep. No. 118, 1990


S. 82


am. No. 76, 1984



rep. No. 118, 1990


S. 83


am. No. 76, 1984; No. 129, 1989



rep. No. 161, 1995


S. 84


am. No. 93, 1966



rep. No. 77, 1978


S. 85


rep. No. 161, 1995


S. 85A


ad. No. 77, 1978



rep. No. 182, 1987



ad. No. 46, 1993



rep. No. 161, 1995


S. 86


rep. No. 161, 1995


Part VIII



Heading to Part VIII


rs. No. 118, 1990



am. No. 161, 1995


Heading to Div. 1 of Part VIII


rep. No. 118, 1990


S. 87


am. No. 117, 1973; No. 29, 1981; No. 182, 1987



rep. No. 118, 1990


Heading to Div. 2 of Part VIII


am. No. 182, 1987



rep. No. 118, 1990


S. 87A


ad. No. 182, 1987



rep. No. 161, 1995


S. 88


rs. No. 182, 1987; No. 118, 1990



rep. No. 161, 1995


S. 89


rep. No. 182, 1987


S. 89A


ad. No. 177, 1980



am. No. 29, 1981



rep. No. 92, 1983


S. 89B


ad. No. 177, 1980



rep. No. 92, 1983


S. 90


am. No. 117, 1973; Nos. 63 and 76, 1984; No. 194, 1985



rep. No. 182, 1987


S. 91


rep. No. 194, 1985


Ss. 92, 93


rep. No. 182, 1987


S. 94


am. No. 29, 1981



rep. No. 182, 1987


S. 95


am. No. 117, 1973; No. 29, 1981



rs. No. 76, 1984



rep. No. 182, 1987


S. 96


am. No. 144, 1968; No. 29, 1981



rep. No. 182, 1987


Div. 3 of Part VIII


rep. No. 182, 1987


S. 97


rep. No. 182, 1987


S. 98


am. No. 29, 1981



rep. No. 182, 1987


S. 99


am. No. 144, 1968; No. 117, 1973; No. 29, 1981



rep. No. 182, 1987


S. 100


am. No. 29, 1981



rep. No. 182, 1987


S. 101


am. No. 117, 1973; No. 81, 1974; No. 29, 1981



rep. No. 182, 1987


Div. 4 of Part VIII


rep. No. 182, 1987


Ss. 102, 103


am. No. 29, 1981



rep. No. 182, 1987


S. 104


rep. No. 144, 1968


S. 105


am. No. 29, 1981



rep. No. 182, 1987


Heading to Div. 5 of Part VIII


rep. No. 29, 1981


S. 106


am. No. 144, 1968; No. 29, 1981



rep. No. 182, 1987


Heading to Div. 5 of Part VIII


rs. No. 29, 1981


Div. 5 of Part VIII


rep. No. 182, 1987


S. 107


rs. No. 144, 1968



am. No. 117, 1973; No. 29, 1981



rep. No. 182, 1987


Heading to Div. 5A of
Part VIII


ad. No. 29, 1981


Div. 5A of Part VIII


rep. No. 182, 1987


S. 108


am. No. 144, 1968; No. 117, 1973; No. 29, 1981



rep. No. 182, 1987


formerly s. 7


rep. No. 161, 1995


Ss. 108A-108C


ad. No. 161, 1995


S. 109


am. No. 117, 1973; No. 81, 1974; No. 29, 1981



rep. No. 182, 1987


formerly s. 7A


rep. No. 161, 1995


Heading to Div. 6 of Part VIII


rep. No. 118, 1990


S. 110


am. No. 36, 1978; No. 118, 1990



rs. No. 161, 1995


S. 110A


ad. No. 29, 1981



am. No. 182, 1987



rep. No. 118, 1990


S. 111


am. No. 93, 1966; No. 144, 1968; No. 77, 1978; No. 76, 1984



rep. No. 182, 1987


S. 112


am. No. 29, 1981; No. 76, 1984



rs. No. 182, 1987



rep. No. 123, 1988


S. 113


rep. No. 182, 1987


S. 114


am. No. 76, 1984



rs. No. 118, 1990



am. No. 210, 1991



rep. No. 161, 1995


S. 115


rep. No. 182, 1987


S. 116


am. No. 118, 1990



rep. No. 161, 1995


Part IX



S. 117


rs. No. 76, 1984; No. 161, 1995


S. 118


am. No. 76, 1984



rs. No. 182, 1987; No. 118, 1990



rep. No. 161, 1995


S. 119


am. No. 117, 1973; No. 29, 1981



rs. No. 76, 1984



am. No. 182, 1987; No. 118, 1990



rep. No. 161, 1995


S. 120


am. No. 29, 1981; No. 76, 1984



rep. No. 118, 1990


S. 121


am. No. 117, 1973; No. 29, 1981; No. 129, 1989



rep. No. 118, 1990


S. 121A


ad. No. 123, 1988



rep. No. 118, 1990


S. 122


rep. No. 118, 1990


S. 123


am. No. 76, 1984; No. 118, 1990; No. 210, 1991; No. 43, 1996



rep. No. 161, 1995


S. 124


am. No. 118, 1990



rep. No. 161, 1995


S. 124A


ad. No. 182, 1987



am. No. 118, 1990



rep. No. 161, 1995


S. 124B


ad. No. 182, 1987



rep. No. 161, 1995


S. 125


rep. No. 161, 1995


S. 126


am. No. 76, 1984; No. 210, 1991



rep. No. 161, 1995


S. 127


rep. No. 161, 1995


S. 128


am. No. 216, 1973



rep. No. 194, 1985



ad. No. 118, 1990



am. No. 118, 1990; No. 193, 1992; No. 161, 1995; No. 148, 2003


S. 129


am. No. 93, 1966; No. 29, 1981; No. 76, 1984; No. 182, 1987; No. 118, 1990; No. 210, 1991; No. 161, 1995


Note 2

Note 2

Commonwealth Bank Sale Act 1995 (No. 161, 1995)

The following amendment commences on 19 July 2006:

Schedule

48 Section 128

Repeal the section.

As at 17 June 2004 the amendment is not incorporated in this compilation.