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Australian Institute of Marine Science Act 1972

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Act No. 55 of 1972 as amended, taking into account amendments up to Acts Interpretation Amendment Act 2011
An Act relating to the Australian Institute of Marine Science
Administered by: Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education
Registered 03 Jan 2012
Start Date 27 Dec 2011
End Date 28 Jun 2013

Australian Institute of Marine Science Act 1972

Act No. 55 of 1972 as amended

This compilation was prepared on 27 December 2011
taking into account amendments up to Act No. 
46 of 2011

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

4............ Repeal................................................................................................. 1

5............ Interpretation....................................................................................... 1

6............ Application of Act outside Australia................................................... 2

Part II—Australian Institute of Marine Science                                                 3

7............ The Institute........................................................................................ 3

9............ Functions of Institute.......................................................................... 3

10.......... Powers of Institute.............................................................................. 5

Part III—Council of the Institute                                                                                 7

10A....... Interpretation....................................................................................... 7

11.......... Institute to be governed by Council..................................................... 7

12.......... Constitution of Council....................................................................... 7

13.......... Leave of absence................................................................................. 7

14.......... Resignation of members...................................................................... 8

15.......... Termination of appointment................................................................ 8

16.......... Vacation of office................................................................................ 8

17.......... Acting members.................................................................................. 8

19.......... Fees and allowances............................................................................ 9

20.......... Meetings of Council............................................................................ 9

20A....... Chief Executive Officer not to take part in certain deliberations of Council              10

Part IV—Chief Executive Officer of the Institute                                           11

21.......... Chief Executive Officer of Institute................................................... 11

22.......... Tenure of office................................................................................. 11

23.......... Functions of Chief Executive Officer................................................ 11

24.......... Remuneration and allowances of Chief Executive Officer................ 11

25.......... Leave of absence............................................................................... 11

26.......... Resignation....................................................................................... 12

27.......... Termination of appointment.............................................................. 12

29.......... Chief Executive Officer not to undertake any other work................. 12

30.......... Acting Chief Executive Officer......................................................... 13

Part V—Staff                                                                                                                          14

33.......... Appointment of officers.................................................................... 14

34.......... Terms and conditions of appointment of officers.............................. 14

35.......... Temporary and casual employees...................................................... 14

Part VI—Finance                                                                                                                 15

36.......... Moneys payable to Institute.............................................................. 15

38.......... Application of moneys...................................................................... 15

42A....... Borrowing from Commonwealth...................................................... 15

42B....... Borrowing from persons other than the Commonwealth.................. 15

42C....... Guarantee of borrowings by Institute................................................ 16

42D....... Borrowing not otherwise permitted................................................... 16

42E........ Institute may give security................................................................. 16

43.......... Exemption from taxation................................................................... 16

Part VII—Miscellaneous                                                                                                  18

45.......... Committees....................................................................................... 18

46.......... Application of Air Accidents (Commonwealth Liability) Act........... 18

48.......... Inventions etc. of officers and employees......................................... 18

49.......... Bonuses for discoveries by officers and employees.......................... 19

50.......... Fees and agreements for investigations............................................. 19

50A....... Delegation of powers by Finance Minister....................................... 19

51.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 19

Notes                                                                                                                                             21


An Act relating to the Australian Institute of Marine Science

Part IPreliminary

  

1  Short title [see Note 1]

                   This Act may be cited as the Australian Institute of Marine Science Act 1972.

2  Commencement [see Note 1]

                   This Act shall come into operation on a date to be fixed by Proclamation.

4  Repeal

                   The Australian Institute of Marine Science Act 1970 is repealed.

5  Interpretation

             (1)  In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears:

Acting Chief Executive Officer means an acting Chief Executive Officer of the Institute appointed under section 30.

acting member means an acting Chairperson, Acting Chief Executive Officer or other acting member appointed under section 17.

application and use means:

                     (a)  marine application and use; or

                     (b)  non‑marine application and use.

appointed includes re‑appointed, and re‑appointment has a corresponding meaning.

associated company, in relation to the Institute, means a company where the Institute is in a position to cast, or control the casting of, 15% or more of the maximum number of votes that might be cast at a general meeting of the company.

borrowing includes raising money or obtaining credit, whether by dealing in securities or otherwise, but does not include obtaining credit in a transaction forming part of the day‑to‑day operations of the Institute.

Finance Minister means the Minister administering the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997.

hire includes charter.

institution includes any university or other body, whether corporate or unincorporate.

member means a member of the Council, and includes the Chairperson and the Chief Executive Officer.

the Chairperson means the Chairperson of the Council.

the Chief Executive Officer means the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute appointed under section 21.

the Council means the Council of the Institute.

the Institute means the Australian Institute of Marine Science referred to in section 7.

vessel includes ship, boat or other craft.

6  Application of Act outside Australia

                   The Institute is not limited, in the performance of its functions and the exercise of its powers, to Australia and the territorial waters of Australia and this Act applies both within and outside Australia and extends to all the external Territories.


 

Part IIAustralian Institute of Marine Science

  

7  The Institute

             (1)  Notwithstanding the repeal effected by section 4, the institute established by the Australian Institute of Marine Science Act 1970 under the name of the Australian Institute of Marine Science is continued in existence by this Act under that name.

             (2)  The Institute:

                     (a)  is a body corporate;

                     (b)  shall have a seal;

                     (c)  may acquire, hold and dispose of real and personal property; and

                     (d)  may sue and be sued.

Note:          The Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 applies to the Institute. That Act deals with matters relating to Commonwealth authorities, including reporting and accountability, banking and investment, and conduct of officers.

             (3)  The seal of the Institute shall be kept in such custody as the Council directs and shall not be used except as authorized by the Council.

             (4)  All courts, judges and persons acting judicially shall take judicial notice of the imprint of the seal of the Institute appearing on a document and shall presume that the document was duly sealed.

9  Functions of Institute

             (1)  The functions of the Institute are:

                     (a)  to carry out research and development in relation to:

                              (i)  marine science and marine technology; and

                             (ii)  the application and use of marine science and marine technology; and

                     (b)  to encourage and facilitate the application and use of the results of research and development of that kind; and

                     (c)  to arrange for carrying out research and development of that kind; and

                     (d)  to co‑operate with other institutions and persons in carrying out research and development of that kind; and

                     (e)  to provide any other institution or person with facilities for carrying out research and development of that kind; and

                      (f)  to collect and disseminate information relating to:

                              (i)  marine science and marine technology; and

                             (ii)  the application and use of marine science and marine technology;

                            and, in particular, to publish reports and other papers; and

                     (g)  to produce, acquire, provide and sell goods, and to provide services, in connection with:

                              (i)  marine science and marine technology; and

                             (ii)  the application and use of marine science and marine technology; and

                     (h)  to make available to other persons, on a commercial basis, the knowledge, expertise, equipment, facilities, resources and property of the Institute; and

                      (i)  to do anything incidental or conducive to the performance of any of the functions in paragraphs (a) to (h).

             (2)  The Institute may perform its functions to the extent only that they are not in excess of the functions that may be conferred on it by virtue of any of the legislative powers of the Parliament and, in particular, may perform its functions:

                     (a)  in so far as it is appropriate for its functions to be performed by the Institute on behalf of the Government of the Commonwealth as the national Government; or

                     (b)  for the purposes for which it is appropriate for the Parliament as the national Parliament of Australia to authorise the Institute to perform functions; or

                     (c)  by way of expenditure or money that is available for the purposes of the Institute in accordance with an appropriation made by the Parliament; or

                     (d)  in the course of, and in relation to, trade and commerce with other countries, among the States, between Territories or between a Territory and a State; or

                     (e)  for purposes related to external affairs; or

                      (f)  for purposes in relation to a Territory; or

                     (g)  for purposes in relation to quarantine; or

                     (h)  for purposes in relation to fisheries in Australian waters beyond territorial limits; or

                      (i)  for purposes in relation to telecommunications.

             (3)  In this section:

communications includes any communication whether:

                     (a)  between persons and persons, things and things or persons and things; and

                     (b)  in the form of speech, music or other sounds; and

                     (c)  in the form of data; and

                     (d)  in the form of text; and

                     (e)  in the form of visual images (animated or otherwise); and

                      (f)  in the form of signals; and

                     (g)  in any other form; and

                     (h)  in any combination of forms.

telecommunications means the carriage of communications by means of guided and/or unguided electromagnetic energy.

10  Powers of Institute

             (1)  Subject to any directions of the Minister, whether general or with respect to a particular matter, the Institute has power to do all things necessary or convenient to be done for or in connection with the performance of its functions.

             (2)  Without limiting the generality of subsection (1), the powers of the Institute referred in that subsection include power:

                     (a)  to enter into contracts;

                     (b)  to acquire, hold and dispose of personal property;

                   (ba)  to take on hire, or to accept on loan, equipment (including vessels) or other goods needed for the purposes of the Institute;

                   (bb)  to lend or to hire out equipment (including vessels) or other goods that are the property of the Institute;

                     (c)  to purchase or take on lease land or buildings, and to erect buildings, necessary for the purposes of the Institute;

                     (d)  to dispose of, or grant leases of, land or buildings vested in the Institute;

                     (e)  to occupy, use and control any land or building owned or held under lease by the Commonwealth and made available for the purposes of the Institute;

                      (f)  to participate in partnerships, trusts, unincorporated joint ventures and other arrangements for sharing profits;

                     (g)  to subscribe for and to purchase shares in, and debentures and other securities of, companies;

                     (h)  to form, and to participate in the formation of, companies;

                   (ha)  to lend money to associated companies of the Institute;

                   (hb)  with the written approval of the Finance Minister, to provide guarantees for the benefit of associated companies of the Institute;

                      (i)  to appoint agents and attorneys, and to act as agents for other persons;

                      (j)  to accept anything given or transmitted to the Institute whether on trust or otherwise, and to act as trustee of money or other property vested in the Institute on trust;

                     (k)  to arrange for displaying material and giving lectures, to the public or otherwise, about:

                              (i)  marine science and marine technology; and

                             (ii)  the application and use of marine science and marine technology.

             (3)  Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, any money or property held by the Institute upon trust shall be dealt with in accordance with the powers and duties of the Institute as trustee.

             (4)  The Governor‑General may make available, for the purposes of the Institute, any land or buildings owned or held under lease by the Commonwealth.


 

Part IIICouncil of the Institute

  

10A  Interpretation

                   In this Part, a reference to a member or an acting member does not, except in subsections 20(5) and (6), include a reference to the Chief Executive Officer or an Acting Chief Executive Officer.

11  Institute to be governed by Council

                   The Institute shall be governed by a council to be known as the Council of the Institute of Marine Science.

12  Constitution of Council

             (1)  The Council shall consist of:

                     (a)  a Chairperson; and

                     (b)  the Chief Executive Officer; and

                   (ba)  a member nominated by James Cook University; and

                     (c)  4 other members.

             (2)  The members shall be appointed by the Governor‑General.

             (3)  At least 3 members shall be persons possessing scientific qualifications.

             (4)  Subject to this Act, each member holds office for such period, not exceeding 5 years, as is specified in the instrument of the member’s appointment and on such terms and conditions as the Governor‑General determines, but is eligible for re‑appointment.

             (5)  An act or decision of the Council is not invalid by reason only of a vacancy or vacancies in the membership of the Council.

13  Leave of absence

                   The Minister may grant leave of absence to a member upon such terms and conditions as the Minister determines.

14  Resignation of members

                   A member may resign from office by writing signed by the member and delivered to the Governor‑General.

15  Termination of appointment

                   The Governor‑General may terminate the appointment of a member for misbehaviour or physical or mental incapacity.

16  Vacation of office

             (1)  If a member:

                     (a)  becomes bankrupt, applies to take the benefit of any law for the relief of bankrupt or insolvent debtors, compounds with creditors or makes an assignment of remuneration for their benefit; or

                     (b)  is absent, except on leave granted by the Minister, from 3 consecutive meetings of the Council; or

                     (c)  fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with section 27F or 27J of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997; or

                     (d)  is covered by subsection (2);

the Governor‑General shall, by notice published in the Gazette, declare that the office of the member is vacant, and thereupon the office shall be deemed to be vacant.

             (2)  A member is covered by this subsection if:

                     (a)  the member is appointed under paragraph 12(1)(ba) on the basis of a nomination by James Cook University; and

                     (b)  the University notifies the Minister in writing that the nomination is withdrawn.

17  Acting members

             (1)  In the event of an inability, whether on account of illness or otherwise, of the Chairperson to attend meetings of the Council, the Minister may appoint a person to be the acting Chairperson of the Council during that inability and, while so acting, the person has all the powers and functions of the Chairperson and, when attending a meeting of the Council, shall be deemed to be the Chairperson.

             (2)  In the event of the inability, whether on account of illness or otherwise, of a member, other than the Chairperson, to attend meetings of the Council, the Minister may appoint a person to be an acting member of the Council during that inability, and while so acting, the person has all the powers and functions of a member, other than the Chairperson, of the Council and, when attending a meeting of the Council, shall be deemed to be a member, other than the Chairperson, of the Council.

             (3)  An appointment under this section may be terminated at any time by the Minister.

19  Fees and allowances

             (1)  A member or acting member shall be paid such fees as are determined by the Remuneration Tribunal.

             (2)  A member or acting member shall be paid such allowances as are prescribed.

             (3)  This section has effect subject to the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973.

20  Meetings of Council

             (1)  The Council shall hold such meetings as are necessary for the performance of its functions.

             (2)  The Chairperson may, at any time, convene a meeting of the Council and shall, if so directed by the Minister, convene a meeting of the Council.

             (3)  The Chairperson shall preside at all meetings of the Council at which he or she is present.

             (4)  In the absence of both the Chairperson and the acting Chairperson from a meeting of the Council, the members present shall appoint one of their number to preside at the meeting.

             (5)  At a meeting of the Council, a quorum is constituted by not less than 4 members.

             (6)  Questions arising at a meeting of the Council shall be determined by a majority of the votes of the members present.

             (7)  The member presiding at a meeting of the Council has a deliberative vote, and, in the event of an equality of votes, also has a casting vote.

20A  Chief Executive Officer not to take part in certain deliberations of Council

                   The Chief Executive Officer:

                     (a)  shall not take part in any deliberation or decision of the Council with respect to him or her; and

                     (b)  shall be disregarded for the purpose of constituting a quorum of the Council for any such deliberation or decision.


 

Part IVChief Executive Officer of the Institute

  

21  Chief Executive Officer of Institute

                   There shall be a Chief Executive Officer of the Institute, who shall be appointed by the Council.

22  Tenure of office

                   Subject to this Act, the Chief Executive Officer holds office for such period, not exceeding 5 years, as is specified in the instrument of his or her appointment and on such terms and conditions as the Council determines, but is eligible for re‑appointment.

23  Functions of Chief Executive Officer

                   Subject to the general direction of the Council, the Chief Executive Officer shall manage the affairs of the Institute.

24  Remuneration and allowances of Chief Executive Officer

             (1)  The Chief Executive Officer shall be paid such remuneration as is determined by the Remuneration Tribunal.

             (2)  The Chief Executive Officer shall be paid such allowances as are prescribed.

             (3)  This section has effect subject to the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973.

25  Leave of absence

             (1)  The Chief Executive Officer has such recreation leave entitlements as are determined by the Remuneration Tribunal.

             (2)  The Council may grant the Chief Executive Officer leave of absence, other than recreation leave, on such terms and conditions as to remuneration or otherwise as the Council determines.

26  Resignation

                   The Chief Executive Officer may resign from office by writing signed by the Chief Executive Officer and delivered to the Council.

27  Termination of appointment

             (1)  The Council may terminate the appointment of the Chief Executive Officer for misbehaviour or physical or mental incapacity.

             (2)  The Council may terminate the appointment of the Chief Executive Officer if:

                     (a)  the Chief Executive Officer becomes bankrupt, applies to take the benefit of any law for the relief of bankrupt or insolvent debtors, compounds with creditors or makes an assignment of remuneration for their benefit; or

                     (b)  the Chief Executive Officer is absent, except on leave of absence granted by the Council, from 3 consecutive meetings of the Council; or

                     (c)  the Chief Executive Officer is absent from duty, except on leave of absence granted by the Council, for 14 consecutive days or for 28 days in any 12 months; or

                     (d)  the Chief Executive Officer fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with his or her obligations under section 27F or 27J of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997; or

                     (e)  the Council is satisfied that the performance of the Chief Executive Officer has been unsatisfactory for a significant period.

29  Chief Executive Officer not to undertake any other work

             (1)  The Chief Executive Officer shall not engage in paid employment outside the duties of his or her office except with the approval of the Council.

             (2)  The Council shall not give an approval for the purposes of subsection (1) unless satisfied that the paid employment will not interfere with the performance of the duties of the Chief Executive Officer under this Act.

30  Acting Chief Executive Officer

                   The Council may appoint a person to act in the office of Chief Executive Officer:

                     (a)  during a vacancy in the office; or

                     (b)  during any period, or during all periods, when the person holding the office is absent from duty or from Australia or is, for any other reason, unable to perform the functions of the office.

Note:          For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.


 

Part VStaff

  

33  Appointment of officers

             (1)  The Council may appoint such officers of the Institute as it thinks necessary for the purposes of this Act.

34  Terms and conditions of appointment of officers

                   Officers are not subject to the Public Service Act 1999 but hold office on such terms and conditions as are determined by the Council.

35  Temporary and casual employees

             (1)  The Council may employ such temporary or casual employees of the Institute as the Council thinks necessary for the purposes of this Act.

             (4)  The terms and conditions of employment of employees shall be such as are determined by the Council.


 

Part VIFinance

  

36  Moneys payable to Institute

             (1)  There are payable to the Institute such moneys as are appropriated by the Parliament for the purposes of the Institute.

             (2)  The Finance Minister may give directions as to the amounts in which and the times at which, moneys referred to in subsection (1) are to be paid to the Institute.

38  Application of moneys

             (1)  The moneys of the Institute shall be applied only:

                     (a)  in payment or discharge of the costs, expenses and other obligations incurred by the Institute in the performance of its functions or the exercise of its powers; and

                     (b)  in payment of any remuneration (including fees) and allowances payable under this Act; and

                     (c)  in making any other payments which the Institute is authorised or required to make under this Act or any other law.

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not prevent investment of surplus money of the Institute under section 18 of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997.

42A  Borrowing from Commonwealth

                   The Finance Minister may, on behalf of the Commonwealth, out of money appropriated by the Parliament for the purpose, lend money to the Institute on such terms and conditions as he or she determines in writing.

42B  Borrowing from persons other than the Commonwealth

             (1)  The Institute may, with the Finance Minister’s written approval, borrow money from persons other than the Commonwealth on terms and conditions specified in, or consistent with, the approval.

             (2)  Money may be borrowed wholly or partly in foreign currency.

42C  Guarantee of borrowings by Institute

             (1)  The Finance Minister may, on behalf of the Commonwealth, enter into a contract guaranteeing the performance by the Institute of obligations incurred by it under section 42B.

             (2)  If the Finance Minister determines in writing that obligations incurred by the Institute under section 42B are guaranteed by the Commonwealth, the obligations become so guaranteed.

             (3)  A contract under subsection (1) may include:

                     (a)  a provision agreeing that proceedings under the contract may be taken in courts of a foreign country; or

                     (b)  a provision waiving the immunity of the Commonwealth from suit in courts of a foreign country.

42D  Borrowing not otherwise permitted

                   The Institute must not borrow money except under section 42A or 42B.

42E  Institute may give security

                   The Institute may give security over the whole or part of its assets for:

                     (a)  the performance by the Institute of any obligation incurred under section 42A or 42B; or

                     (b)  the payment to the Commonwealth of amounts equal to amounts paid by the Commonwealth under a guarantee under section 42C.

43  Exemption from taxation

             (1)  The Institute is not subject to taxation under any law of the Commonwealth or of a State or Territory.

             (2)  Stamp duty or a similar tax under a law of the Commonwealth or of a State or Territory is not payable by the Institute or any other person in respect of:

                     (a)  a transaction done for the purposes of a borrowing by the Institute; or

                     (b)  a document executed by or on behalf of the Institute for the purposes of a borrowing by the Institute.


 

Part VIIMiscellaneous

  

45  Committees

             (1)  The Minister may, at the request of the Council, appoint a Committee to assist the Council in relation to a matter specified in the request.

             (2)  A Committee appointed under this section shall consist of such persons, whether members of the Council or not, as the Council with the approval of the Minister thinks fit.

          (2A)  A member of a Committee shall be paid such remuneration by way of fees as is determined by the Remuneration Tribunal and such allowances as are prescribed.

          (2B)  Subsection (2A) has effect subject to the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973.

             (3)  A member of a Committee shall hold office on such terms and conditions as the Council with the approval of the Minister determines.

             (4)  A Committee shall make such enquiries, and furnish to the Council such reports, in connexion with the matter in relation to which it has been appointed as the Council directs.

46  Application of Air Accidents (Commonwealth Liability) Act

                   The Institute is a Commonwealth authority for the purposes of the Air Accidents (Commonwealth Liability) Act 1963.

48  Inventions etc. of officers and employees

             (1)  Any discovery, invention or improvement of or in any process, apparatus or machine made by an officer or employee of the Institute in the course of his or her official duties is the property of the Institute and may be made available by the Institute on such conditions and on payment of such fees or royalties, or otherwise, as the Institute, determines.

             (2)  An officer or employee of the Institute shall not, except with the consent in writing of the Council, make application for a patent for an invention that is made by him or her in the course of his or her official duties or that relates to any matter or work connected with his or her official duties.

49  Bonuses for discoveries by officers and employees

                   The Council may pay to officers and employees, or to persons working on behalf of the Institute, such bonuses as the Council, determines in respect of useful discoveries or inventions made by those officers, employees or persons.

50  Fees and agreements for investigations

                   The Council may charge such fees, and may agree to such conditions, as it thinks fit for investigations carried out by the Institute at the request of any person.

50A  Delegation of powers by Finance Minister

             (1)  The Finance Minister may, by written instrument, delegate to an official (within the meaning of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997) the power:

                     (a)  to approve the provision of guarantees as mentioned in paragraph 10(2)(hb); or

                     (b)  to approve the borrowing of money on terms and conditions specified in, or consistent with, the approval as mentioned in subsection 42B(1); or

                     (c)  to enter into contracts as mentioned in subsection 42C(1); or

                     (d)  to make determinations as mentioned in subsection 42C(2).

             (2)  In exercising power under a delegation, the official must comply with any directions of the Finance Minister.

51  Regulations

                   The Governor‑General may make regulations, not inconsistent with this Act, prescribing all matters that are required or permitted by this Act to be prescribed or are necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act, and, in particular, providing for penalties not exceeding a fine of $100 for offences against the regulations


Notes to the Australian Institute of Marine Science Act 1972

Note 1

The Australian Institute of Marine Science Act 1972 as shown in this compilation comprises Act No. 55, 1972 amended as indicated in the Tables below.

All relevant information pertaining to application, saving or transitional provisions prior to 1 October 2001 is not included in this compilation. For subsequent information see Table A.

Table of Acts

Act

Number
and year

Date
of Assent

Date of commencement

Application, saving or transitional provisions

Australian Institute of Marine Science Act 1972

55, 1972

9 June 1972

1 July 1972 (see Gazette 1972, No. 53, p. 5)

 

Australian Institute of Marine Science Act 1973

61, 1973

18 June 1973

18 June 1973

Statute Law Revision Act 1973

216, 1973

19 Dec 1973

31 Dec 1973

Ss. 9(1) and 10

Administrative Changes (Consequential Provisions) Act 1978

36, 1978

12 June 1978

12 June 1978

S. 8

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 1) 1985

65, 1985

5 June 1985

S. 3: 3 July 1985 (a)

S. 6

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 1) 1986

76, 1986

24 June 1986

S. 3: Royal Assent (b)

S. 9

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 2) 1986

168, 1986

18 Dec 1986

S. 3: Royal Assent (c)

S. 5(1)

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1987

141, 1987

18 Dec 1987

S. 3: Royal Assent (d)

S. 5(1)

Industrial Relations Legislation Amendment Act 1991

122, 1991

27 June 1991

Ss. 4(1), 10(b) and 15–20: 1 Dec 1988
Ss. 28(b)–(e), 30 and 31: 10 Dec 1991 (see Gazette 1991, No. S332)
Remainder: Royal Assent

S. 31(2)

Prime Minister and Cabinet Legislation Amendment Act 1991

199, 1991

18 Dec 1991

18 Dec 1991

Industry, Technology and Commerce Legislation Amendment Act 1992

168, 1992

11 Dec 1992

Part 5 (ss. 14, 15): 30 July 1975
Remainder: Royal Assent

Statute Law Revision Act 1996

43, 1996

25 Oct 1996

Schedule 4 (items 28–30): Royal Assent (e)

Audit (Transitional and Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 1997

152, 1997

24 Oct 1997

Schedule 2 (items 338–346): 1 Jan 1998 (see Gazette 1997, No. GN49) (f)

Public Employment (Consequential and Transitional) Amendment Act 1999

146, 1999

11 Nov 1999

Schedule 1 (items 198, 199): 5 Dec 1999 (see Gazette 1999, No. S584) (g)

Corporate Law Economic Reform Program Act 1999

156, 1999

24 Nov 1999

Schedule 10 (items 38, 39): 13 Mar 2000 (see Gazette 2000, No. S114) (h)

Abolition of Compulsory Age Retirement (Statutory Officeholders) Act 2001

159, 2001

1 Oct 2001

29 Oct 2001

Sch. 1 (item 97) [see Table A]

Research Agencies Legislation Amendment Act 2002

98, 2002

10 Nov 2002

10 Nov 2002

Sch. 1 (item 11) [see Table A]

Australian Institute of Marine Science Amendment Act 2005

54, 2005

25 May 2005

25 May 2005

Financial Framework Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 2006

30, 2006

6 Apr 2006

Schedule 3 (item 2): 7 Apr 2006

Governance Review Implementation (Science Research Agencies) Act 2007

84, 2007

21 June 2007

Schedules 1–3: 10 Sept 2007 (see F2007L03555)
Remainder: Royal Assent

Sch. 1 (item 12) [see Table A]

Acts Interpretation Amendment Act 2011

46, 2011

27 June 2011

Schedule 2 (items 179–183) and Schedule 3 (items 10, 11): 27 Dec 2011

Sch. 3 (items 10, 11) [see Table A]


(a)     The Australian Institute of Marine Science Act 1972 was amended by section 3 only of the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 1) 1985, subsection 2(1) of which provides as follows:

                 (1)   Subject to this section, this Act shall come into operation on the twenty‑eighth day after the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

(b)     The Australian Institute of Marine Science Act 1972 was amended by section 3 only of the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 1) 1986, subsection 2(1) of which provides as follows:

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

(c)     The Australian Institute of Marine Science Act 1972 was amended by section 3 only of the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 2) 1986, subsection 2(1) of which provides as follows:

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

(d)     The Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 2) 1986 was amended by section 3 only of the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1987, subsection 2(29) of which provides as follows:

               (29)   The amendment of the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 2) 1986 made by this Act shall be deemed to have come into operation on the day on which the first‑mentioned Act received the Royal Assent.

(e)     The Australian Institute of Marine Science Act 1972 was amended by Schedule 4 (items
28–30) only of the Statute Law Revision Act 1996, subsection 2(1) of which provides as follows:

                 (1)   Subject to subsections (2) and (3), this Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

(f)      The Australian Institute of Marine Science Act 1972 was amended by Schedule 2 (items
338–346) only of the Audit (Transitional and Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 1997, subsection 2(2) of which provides as follows:

                 (2)   Schedules 1, 2 and 4 commence on the same day as the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997,

(g)     The Australian Institute of Marine Science Act 1972 was amended by Schedule 1 (items 198 and 199) only of the Public Employment (Consequential and Transitional) Amendment Act 1999, subsections 2(1) and (2) of which provide as follows:

                 (1)   In this Act, commencing time means the time when the Public Service Act 1999 commences.

                 (2)   Subject to this section, this Act commences at the commencing time.

(h)     The Australian Institute of Marine Science Act 1972 was amended by Schedule 10 (items 38 and 39) only of the Corporate Law Economic Reform Program Act 1999, subsection 2(2)(c) of which provides as follows:

                 (2)   The following provisions commence on a day or days to be fixed by Proclamation:

                              (c)   the items in Schedules 10, 11 and 12.


Table of Amendments

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

Provision affected

How affected

Part I

 

S. 3......................................

rep. No. 216, 1973

S. 5......................................

am. Nos. 76 and 168, 1986; No. 168, 1992; No. 152, 1997; No. 98, 2002; No. 54, 2005

S. 6......................................

am. No. 216, 1973

Part II

 

S. 7......................................

am. No. 76, 1986

Note to s. 7(2)....................

ad. No. 152, 1997

S. 8......................................

rep. No. 61, 1973

S. 9......................................

rs. No. 168, 1992

 

am. No. 98, 2002

S. 10....................................

am. No. 76, 1986; No. 168, 1992; No. 98, 2002

S. 10AA...............................

ad. No. 168, 1992

 

rep. No. 152, 1997

Part III

 

S. 10A.................................

ad. No. 168, 1986

 

am. No. 98, 2002; No. 54, 2005

S. 12....................................

am. Nos. 76 and 168, 1986; No. 54, 2005

S. 14....................................

rs. No. 76, 1986

S. 16....................................

am. Nos. 76 and 168, 1986; No. 152, 1997; No. 156, 1999; No. 54, 2005

S. 17....................................

am. No. 168, 1986

S. 18....................................

rs. Nos. 76 and 168, 1986

 

rep. No. 152, 1997

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

rs. No. 76, 1986

 

am. No. 43, 1996

S. 20....................................

am. No. 76, 1986; No. 168, 1986 (as am. by No. 141, 1987)

Heading to s. 20A..............

am. No. 54, 2005

S. 20A.................................

ad. No. 168, 1986

 

am. No. 54, 2005; No. 84, 2007

Part IV

 

Heading to Part IV.............

rs. No. 54, 2005

Heading to s. 21................

am. No. 54, 2005

S. 21....................................

am. No. 54, 2005; No. 84, 2007

S. 22....................................

am. No. 76, 1986; No. 159, 2001; No. 54, 2005; No. 84, 2007

Heading to s. 23................

am. No. 54, 2005

S. 23....................................

am. No. 54, 2005

Heading to s. 24................

am. No. 54, 2005

S. 24....................................

rs. No. 76, 1986

 

am. No. 43, 1996; No. 54, 2005

S. 25....................................

rs. No. 122, 1991

 

am. No. 146, 1999; No. 54, 2005; No. 84, 2007

S. 26....................................

rs. No. 76, 1986

 

am. No. 54, 2005; No. 84, 2007

S. 27....................................

am. No. 54, 2005

 

rs. No. 84, 2007

Heading to s. 28................

am. No. 54, 2005

 

rep. No. 84, 2007

S. 28....................................

am. Nos. 76 and 168, 1986; No. 122, 1991; No. 152, 1997; No. 156, 1999; No. 54, 2005

 

rep. No. 84, 2007

Heading to s. 29................

am. No. 54, 2005

S. 29....................................

am. No. 76, 1986; No. 54, 2005; No. 84, 2007

Heading to s. 30................

am. No. 54, 2005

S. 30....................................

rs. No. 65, 1985

 

am. No. 159, 2001; No. 54, 2005; No. 84, 2007; No. 46, 2011

Note to s. 30.......................

ad. No. 46, 2011

S. 31....................................

am. No. 76, 1986

 

rep. No. 98, 2002

S. 32....................................

rep. No. 76, 1986

Part V

 

S. 33....................................

am. No. 65, 1985; No. 76, 1986; No. 98, 2002

S. 34....................................

am. No. 76, 1986; No. 199, 1991; No. 146, 1999

S. 35....................................

am. No. 76, 1986; No. 199, 1991; No. 98, 2002

Part VI

 

S. 36....................................

am. No. 36, 1978; No. 76, 1986; No. 98, 2002

S. 37....................................

rs. No. 76, 1986

 

rep. No. 152, 1997

S. 38....................................

am. No. 36, 1978; No. 76, 1986; No. 152, 1997; No. 98, 2002

S. 39....................................

rep. No. 76, 1986

S. 40....................................

rs. No. 76, 1986

 

rep. No. 152, 1997

S. 41....................................

rep. No. 76, 1986

S. 42....................................

am. No. 76, 1986; No. 98, 2002

 

rep. No. 84, 2007

Ss. 42A–42E.......................

ad. No. 98, 2002

S. 43....................................

am. No. 216, 1973; No. 98, 2002

S. 44....................................

am. No. 36, 1978

 

rep. No. 76, 1986

Part VII

 

S. 45....................................

am. No. 76, 1986; No. 43, 1996

S. 46....................................

rs. No. 76, 1986

S. 47....................................

am. No. 216, 1973

 

rep. No. 65, 1985

S. 48....................................

am. No. 76, 1986; No. 98, 2002

S. 49....................................

am. No. 98, 2002

S. 50A.................................

ad. No. 30, 2006

S. 51....................................

am. No. 76, 1986

The Schedule....................

rep. No. 98, 2002


Table A

Application, saving or transitional provisions

Abolition of Compulsory Age Retirement (Statutory Officeholders) Act 2001 (No. 159, 2001)

Schedule 1

97  Application of amendments

The amendments made by this Schedule do not apply to an appointment if the term of the appointment began before the commencement of this item.

 

Research Agencies Legislation Amendment Act 2002 (No. 98, 2002)

Schedule 1

11  Transitional—pre‑commencement functions and powers

In determining the functions and powers that the Institute had before the commencement of this item, the amendments made by this Part are to be disregarded.

 

Governance Review Implementation (Science Research Agencies) Act 2007 (No. 84, 2007)

Schedule 1

12  Application of amendments—Chief Executive Officer

(1)       The amendments and repeals made by this Schedule apply to a person appointed after commencement as Chief Executive Officer.

(2)       The instrument of appointment of the current Chief Executive Officer continues in effect after commencement, despite the amendments and repeals made by this Schedule.

(3)       Subject to subitem (4), the old Act continues to apply, in relation to the current Chief Executive Officer, as if the amendments and repeals made by this Schedule had not happened.

(4)       Subsection 25(2) of the Australian Institute of Marine Science Act 1972, as amended by this Schedule, has effect after commencement in relation to the current Chief Executive Officer.

(5)       In this item:

commencement means the commencement of this item.

current Chief Executive Officer means the person who, immediately before commencement, held the office of Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Institute of Marine Science under section 21 of the old Act.

old Act means the Australian Institute of Marine Science Act 1972, as in force immediately before commencement.

 

Acts Interpretation Amendment Act 2011 (No. 46, 2011)

Schedule 3

10  Saving—appointments

The amendments made by Schedule 2 do not affect the validity of an appointment that was made under an Act before the commencement of this item and that was in force immediately before that commencement.

11  Transitional regulations

The Governor‑General may make regulations prescribing matters of a transitional nature (including prescribing any saving or application provisions) relating to the amendments and repeals made by Schedules 1 and 2.