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Administrative Arrangements Act 1987

Authoritative Version
Act No. 92 of 1987 as amended, taking into account amendments up to Act No. 146 of 1999
An Act to amend the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 and the Public Service Act 1922 in connection with certain administrative arrangements, and for related purposes
Administered by: Prime Minister and Cabinet
Start Date 05 Dec 1999
Date of repeal 22 Sep 2012
Repealed by Statute Law Revision Act 2012

Administrative Arrangements Act 1987

Act No. 92 of 1987 as amended

[Note: This Act was repealed by Act No. 136 of 2012 on 22 September 2012

For saving provision see Act No. 136 of 2012, Schedule 7 (item 2)]

This compilation was prepared on 23 November 2007
taking into account amendments up to Act No. 146 of 1999

[Note: Section 20 ceased to have effect on 18 September 1988, see subsection 20(2)]

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 and Publishing,
Attorney‑General’s Department, Canberra

  

  

  


Contents

Part I—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

1............ Short title [see Note 1]........................................................................ 1

2............ Commencement [see Note 1].............................................................. 1

Part II—Amendment of Acts Interpretation Act 1901                                   2

Sections 3–8....................................................................................................... 2

Part III—Amendment of Public Service Act 1922                                            3

Sections 9–18..................................................................................................... 3

19.......... References in instruments to Secretaries............................................. 3

Part IV—Modification of Acts                                                                                       5

20.......... Regulations modifying Acts................................................................ 5

Schedule—Amendment of Public Service Act 1922 relating to the Board and the new Departmental structure                                                                                                                   6

Notes                                                                                                                                               7


An Act to amend the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 and the Public Service Act 1922 in connection with certain administrative arrangements, and for related purposes

Part IPreliminary

1  Short title [see Note 1]

                   This Act may be cited as the Administrative Arrangements Act 1987.

2  Commencement [see Note 1]

             (1)  Subject to subsection (2), this Act shall come into operation on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

             (2)  Part II shall be deemed to have come into operation on 24 July 1987.


 

Part IIAmendment of Acts Interpretation Act 1901

Sections 3–8

Note:

The amendments made by this Part are incorporated in the compilations on ComLaw.

Acts Interpretation Act 1901

For access to the wording of the amendments made by this Part see Act No. 92 of 1987.


 

Part IIIAmendment of Public Service Act 1922

Sections 9–18

Note:

The amendments made by this Part are incorporated in the compilations on ComLaw.

Public Service Act 1922
[repealed by Act No. 146, 1999, Sch.1]

For access to the wording of the amendments made by this Part see Act No. 92 of 1987.

19  References in instruments to Secretaries

             (1)  The Secretary of a Department may, by written notice published in the Gazette, declare that references to the Secretary in a relevant instrument are to be, or are to include, references to an SES employee, or acting SES employee, in the Department who is specified in the notice.

             (2)  Where a Secretary makes a declaration under subsection (1) in relation to a relevant instrument, references to the Secretary in that instrument shall, as from the day of publication of the declaration in the Gazette or such later day as is specified in the declaration, be read as or include, as the case requires, references to the specified SES employee or acting SES employee.

             (3)  In this section:

instrument means:

                     (a)  an Act;

                     (b)  an instrument (including rules, regulations or by‑laws) made, granted or issued under an Act;

                     (c)  an award or other industrial determination or order;

                     (d)  an industrial agreement;

                     (e)  a contract;

                      (f)  a pleading in, or process issued in connection with, any legal or other proceeding; or

                     (g)  any other instrument.

relevant instrument means an instrument that was in force immediately before the commencement of this section and includes:

                     (a)  a provision of such an instrument; and

                     (b)  a class of such instruments.


 

Part IVModification of Acts

20  Regulations modifying Acts

             (1)  The Governor‑General may make regulations making such modifications of an Act as are necessary or convenient to be made in consequence of:

                     (a)  a Minister administering 2 or more Departments; or

                     (b)  a Department being administered by 2 or more Ministers.

             (2)  This section ceases to have effect at the end of one year after its commencement.

             (3)  In this section, modifications includes additions, omissions and substitutions.


ScheduleAmendment of Public Service Act 1922 relating to the Board and the new Departmental structure

 

Note:

The amendments made by this Schedule are incorporated in the compilations on ComLaw.

Public Service Act 1922
[repealed by Act No. 146, 1999, Sch.1]

For access to the wording of the amendments made by this Schedule see Act No. 92 of 1987.


Notes to the Administrative Arrangements Act 1987

Note 1

The Administrative Arrangements Act 1987 as shown in this compilation comprises Act No. 92, 1987 amended as indicated in the Tables below.

For cessation details of section 20 see subsection 20(2).

Table of Acts

Act

Number
and year

Date
of Assent

Date of commencement

Application, saving or transitional provisions

Administrative Arrangements Act 1987

92, 1987

18 Sept 1987

Part II: 24 July 1987
Remainder: Royal Assent

 

Public Employment (Consequential and Transitional) Amendment Act 1999

146, 1999

11 Nov 1999

Schedule 1 (items 48, 49): 5 Dec 1999 (see s. 2(1) and Gazette 1999, No. S584)


Table of Amendments

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

Provision affected

How affected

S. 19....................................

am. No. 146, 1999