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A Bill for an Act to amend the Anglo-Australian Telescope Agreement Act 1970, and for related purposes
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Registered 10 Nov 2005
Introduced HR 09 Nov 2005
Table of contents.

2004-2005

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anglo-Australian Telescope Agreement Amendment Bill 2005

 

No.      , 2005

 

(Education, Science and Training)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Anglo-Australian Telescope Agreement Act 1970, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................ 1

2............ Commencement.................................................................................. 1

3............ Schedule(s).......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Amendment of the Anglo-Australian Telescope Agreement Act 1970            4

 


A Bill for an Act to amend the Anglo-Australian Telescope Agreement Act 1970, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Anglo-Australian Telescope Agreement Amendment Act 2005.

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

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

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

The later of:

(a) the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) the day on which the Supplementary Agreement between the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning the Anglo-Australian Optical Telescope, at Siding Spring, New South Wales, Australia, done at Canberra on 3 November 2005, comes into force for Australia.

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur before the end of the period of 6 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

The Minister must announce by notice in the Gazette the day on which the Supplementary Agreement comes into force for Australia.

 

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  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 1Amendment of the Anglo-Australian Telescope Agreement Act 1970

  

1  Section 4

Insert:

Agreement means:

                     (a)  the Principal Agreement; and

                     (b)  the Supplementary Agreement between the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning the Anglo-Australian Optical Telescope, at Siding Spring, New South Wales, Australia, done at Canberra on 3 November 2005.

Note 1:       The Agreement will terminate with effect from 1 July 2010: see the Supplementary Agreement.

Note 2:       In 2005, the text of the Supplementary Agreement was accessible through the Australian Treaties Library on the AustLII Internet site (www.austlii.edu.au).

2  Section 4

Insert:

Principal Agreement means:

                     (a)  the Agreement between the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to provide for the Establishment and Operation of a Large Optical Telescope, done at Canberra on 25 September 1969; or

                     (b)  if that Agreement is amended—that Agreement as so amended.

Note:          The text of the Agreement is set out in Australian Treaty Series 1971 No. 2. In 2005, the text of an Agreement in the Australian Treaty Series was accessible through the Australian Treaties Library on the AustLII Internet site (www.austlii.edu.au).

3  Section 4 (definition of the Agreement)

Repeal the definition.

4  Section 5

Repeal the section.

5  Section 8

Before “Agreement” (first and second occurring), insert “Principal”.

6  Paragraph 10(2)(c)

Before “Agreement”, insert “Principal”.

7  Subsection 19(1)

Before “Agreement” (first occurring), insert “Principal”.

8  Subsection 19(2)

Before “Agreement”, insert “Principal”.

9  The Schedule

Repeal the Schedule.