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Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977

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Act No. 59 of 1977 as amended, taking into account amendments up to Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (Consequential and Transitional) Act 2012
An Act relating to the Review on Questions of Law of certain Administrative Decisions
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Registered 08 Jan 2013
Start Date 03 Dec 2012
End Date 11 Apr 2013
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Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977

Act No. 59 of 1977 as amended

This compilation was prepared on 7 January 2013
taking into account amendments up to Act No. 169 of 2012

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 Parliamentary Counsel, Canberra

  

  

  


Contents

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

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

3............ Interpretation....................................................................................... 1

3A......... Certain legislation relating to Australian Capital Territory not to be enactment         6

4............ Act to operate notwithstanding anything in existing laws................... 6

5............ Applications for review of decisions................................................... 6

6............ Applications for review of conduct related to making of decisions..... 8

7............ Applications in respect of failures to make decisions........................ 10

8............ Jurisdiction of Federal Court of Australia and Federal Magistrates Court                10

9............ Limitation of jurisdiction of State courts........................................... 11

9A......... Limitation of jurisdiction to review related criminal justice process decisions          12

9B......... Limitation of jurisdiction to review related civil proceeding decisions 13

10.......... Rights conferred by this Act to be additional to other rights............. 14

11.......... Manner of making applications......................................................... 15

12.......... Application to be made a party to a proceeding................................. 17

13.......... Reasons for decision may be obtained.............................................. 18

13A....... Certain information not required to be disclosed............................... 21

14.......... Certification by Attorney‑General concerning the disclosure of information            22

15.......... Stay of proceedings—Federal Court................................................. 23

15A....... Stay of proceedings—Federal Magistrates Court.............................. 23

16.......... Powers of the Federal Court and the Federal Magistrates Court in respect of applications for order of review       24

17.......... Change in person holding, or performing the duties of, an office..... 25

18.......... Intervention by Attorney‑General..................................................... 26

18A....... Transfer of proceedings to Family Court.......................................... 26

19.......... Act not to apply in relation to certain decisions................................. 28

19A....... Act to apply in relation to certain Northern Territory laws................ 28

19B....... Regulations may amend Schedule 3.................................................. 29

20.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 29

Schedule 1—Classes of decisions that are not decisions to which this Act applies             30

Schedule 2—Classes of decisions that are not decisions to which section 13 applies         35

Schedule 3—State, ACT and NT Acts, and parts of such Acts, that are enactments for the purposes of this Act                                                                                                                     40

1............ What this Schedule does................................................................... 40

2............ State, ACT and NT Acts, and parts of such Acts, that are enactments 40

Notes                                                                                                                                             43


An Act relating to the Review on Questions of Law of certain Administrative Decisions

1  Short title [see Note 1]

                   This Act may be cited as the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977.

2  Commencement [see Note 1]

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

3  Interpretation

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

ACT enactment means an enactment as defined by section 3 of the Australian Capital Territory (Self‑Government) Act 1988.

Commonwealth authority means an authority or other body (whether incorporated or not) that is established or continued in existence by or under an Act.

decision to which this Act applies means a decision of an administrative character made, proposed to be made, or required to be made (whether in the exercise of a discretion or not and whether before or after the commencement of this definition):

                     (a)  under an enactment referred to in paragraph (a), (b), (c) or (d) of the definition of enactment; or

                     (b)  by a Commonwealth authority or an officer of the Commonwealth under an enactment referred to in paragraph (ca) or (cb) of the definition of enactment;

other than:

                     (c)  a decision by the Governor‑General; or

                     (d)  a decision included in any of the classes of decisions set out in Schedule 1.

Note:          Regulations for the purposes of section 19 can declare that decisions that are covered by this definition are not subject to judicial review under this Act.

duty includes a duty imposed on a person in his or her capacity as a servant of the Crown.

enactment means:

                     (a)  an Act, other than:

                              (i)  the Commonwealth Places (Application of Laws) Act 1970; or

                             (ii)  the Northern Territory (Self‑Government) Act 1978; or

                            (iii)  an Act or part of an Act that is not an enactment because of section 3A (certain legislation relating to the ACT); or

                     (b)  an Ordinance of a Territory other than the Australian Capital Territory or the Northern Territory; or

                     (c)  an instrument (including rules, regulations or by‑laws) made under such an Act or under such an Ordinance, other than any such instrument that is not an enactment because of section 3A; or

                    (ca)  an Act of a State, the Australian Capital Territory or the Northern Territory, or a part of such an Act, described in Schedule 3; or

                   (cb)  an instrument (including rules, regulations or by‑laws) made under an Act or part of an Act covered by paragraph (ca); or

                     (d)  any other law, or a part of a law, of the Northern Territory declared by the regulations, in accordance with section 19A, to be an enactment for the purposes of this Act;

and, for the purposes of paragraph (a), (b), (c), (ca) or (cb), includes a part of an enactment.

Note:          Regulations for the purposes of section 19B can amend Schedule 3 (see section 19B).

failure, in relation to the making of a decision, includes a refusal to make the decision.

Family Court Judge means a Judge of the Family Court (including the Chief Judge, the Deputy Chief Judge, a Judge Administrator or a Senior Judge).

Federal Court Rules means the Rules of Court made under the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976.

Federal Magistrates Rules means the Rules of Court made under the Federal Magistrates Act 1999.

Finance Minister means the Minister administering the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997.

officer of the Commonwealth has the same meaning as in paragraph 75(v) of the Constitution.

order of review, in relation to a decision, in relation to conduct engaged in for the purpose of making a decision or in relation to a failure to make a decision, means an order on an application made under section 5, 6 or 7 in respect of the decision, conduct or failure.

the Family Court means the Family Court of Australia.

the Federal Court means the Federal Court of Australia.

             (2)  In this Act, a reference to the making of a decision includes a reference to:

                     (a)  making, suspending, revoking or refusing to make an order, award or determination;

                     (b)  giving, suspending, revoking or refusing to give a certificate, direction, approval, consent or permission;

                     (c)  issuing, suspending, revoking or refusing to issue a licence, authority or other instrument;

                     (d)  imposing a condition or restriction;

                     (e)  making a declaration, demand or requirement;

                      (f)  retaining, or refusing to deliver up, an article; or

                     (g)  doing or refusing to do any other act or thing;

and a reference to a failure to make a decision shall be construed accordingly.

             (3)  Where provision is made by an enactment for the making of a report or recommendation before a decision is made in the exercise of a power under that enactment or under another law, the making of such a report or recommendation shall itself be deemed, for the purposes of this Act, to be the making of a decision.

             (4)  In this Act:

                     (a)  a reference to a person aggrieved by a decision includes a reference:

                              (i)  to a person whose interests are adversely affected by the decision; or

                             (ii)  in the case of a decision by way of the making of a report or recommendation—to a person whose interests would be adversely affected if a decision were, or were not, made in accordance with the report or recommendation; and

                     (b)  a reference to a person aggrieved by conduct that has been, is being, or is proposed to be, engaged in for the purpose of making a decision or by a failure to make a decision includes a reference to a person whose interests are or would be adversely affected by the conduct or failure.

             (5)  A reference in this Act to conduct engaged in for the purpose of making a decision includes a reference to the doing of any act or thing preparatory to the making of the decision, including the taking of evidence or the holding of an inquiry or investigation.

             (6)  A document or a statement that is required by this Act to be furnished to a person or a notice that is required by this Act to be given to a person may be posted to the person by a pre‑paid letter:

                     (a)  where the person has furnished an address at which documents may be served—to that address; or

                     (b)  where no such address has been furnished:

                              (i)  in the case of a person not being a company—to the address of his or her place of residence or business last known to the person posting the document, statement or notice; or

                             (ii)  in the case of a company—to the address of the registered office of the company;

and, if a document, statement or notice is so posted, then, for the purposes of this Act, the document or statement shall be deemed to be furnished, or the notice shall be deemed to be given, as the case may be, at the time when the document, statement or notice is so posted.

             (7)  A reference in a Schedule to this Act to another Act (including an Act of a State, the Australian Capital Territory or the Northern Territory) or a provision of another Act shall be read as including a reference to regulations or by‑laws in force under that other Act or for the purposes of that provision, as the case may be.

          (7A)  If an Act of a State, the Australian Capital Territory or the Northern Territory, or a part of such an Act, described in Schedule 3 applies all or part of another enactment or instrument as a law of the State or Territory, that other enactment or instrument, as so applying, is taken for the purposes of this Act to be included in the Act, or the part of the Act, of the State or Territory.

             (8)  For the purposes of a Schedule to this Act:

                     (a)  a decision made, proposed to be made, or required to be made, as the case may be, by a person acting as the delegate of another person, or by a person otherwise lawfully authorized to act on behalf of another person, shall be deemed to be a decision by that other person; and

                     (b)  a decision made, proposed to be made, or required to be made, as the case may be, by a person for the time being acting in, or performing any of the duties of, an office or appointment shall be deemed to be a decision by the holder of that office or appointment.

          (8A)  For the purposes of a Schedule to this Act, the question whether a body corporate is a subsidiary of another body corporate is to be determined in the same manner as that question is determined under the Corporations Act 2001.

             (9)  In a Schedule to this Act:

Service includes the Australian Federal Police.

           (10)  To avoid doubt, a reference in this Act (other than subsections 11(1), (2) and (3)) to an application made to the Federal Court includes, and is taken always to have included, a reference to an application that has come, or that came, before the Federal Court by way of a transfer from the Federal Magistrates Court under Part 5 of the Federal Magistrates Act 1999.

           (11)  To avoid doubt, a reference in this Act (other than subsections 11(1), (2) and (3)) to an application made to the Federal Magistrates Court includes, and is taken always to have included, a reference to an application that:

                     (a)  has come, or that came, before the Federal Magistrates Court by way of a transfer from the Federal Court under section 32AB of the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976; and

                     (b)  could have been made directly to the Federal Magistrates Court.

           (12)  For the purposes of paragraph (11)(b), disregard section 19 of the Federal Magistrates Act 1999.

3A  Certain legislation relating to Australian Capital Territory not to be enactment

             (1)  ACT enactments are not enactments except to the extent that they are covered by paragraph (ca) or (cb) of the definition of enactment in subsection 3(1).

             (2)  The Australian Capital Territory (Self‑Government) Act 1988 and the Canberra Water Supply (Googong Dam) Act 1974 are not enactments.

             (3)  Part IV, sections 29 and 30, subsection 63(2), section 66 and Division 5 of Part X of the Australian Capital Territory Planning and Land Management Act 1988 are not enactments.

             (4)  Where the whole of an Act or Ordinance is not an enactment, an instrument made under it is not an enactment.

             (5)  Where part of an Act or Ordinance is not an enactment, an instrument made under the Act or Ordinance, as the case may be, is not an enactment unless made for the purposes of the other part of the Act or Ordinance, as the case may be.

4  Act to operate notwithstanding anything in existing laws

                   This Act has effect notwithstanding anything contained in any law in force at the commencement of this Act.

5  Applications for review of decisions

             (1)  A person who is aggrieved by a decision to which this Act applies that is made after the commencement of this Act may apply to the Federal Court or the Federal Magistrates Court for an order of review in respect of the decision on any one or more of the following grounds:

                     (a)  that a breach of the rules of natural justice occurred in connection with the making of the decision;

                     (b)  that procedures that were required by law to be observed in connection with the making of the decision were not observed;

                     (c)  that the person who purported to make the decision did not have jurisdiction to make the decision;

                     (d)  that the decision was not authorized by the enactment in pursuance of which it was purported to be made;

                     (e)  that the making of the decision was an improper exercise of the power conferred by the enactment in pursuance of which it was purported to be made;

                      (f)  that the decision involved an error of law, whether or not the error appears on the record of the decision;

                     (g)  that the decision was induced or affected by fraud;

                     (h)  that there was no evidence or other material to justify the making of the decision;

                      (j)  that the decision was otherwise contrary to law.

             (2)  The reference in paragraph (1)(e) to an improper exercise of a power shall be construed as including a reference to:

                     (a)  taking an irrelevant consideration into account in the exercise of a power;

                     (b)  failing to take a relevant consideration into account in the exercise of a power;

                     (c)  an exercise of a power for a purpose other than a purpose for which the power is conferred;

                     (d)  an exercise of a discretionary power in bad faith;

                     (e)  an exercise of a personal discretionary power at the direction or behest of another person;

                      (f)  an exercise of a discretionary power in accordance with a rule or policy without regard to the merits of the particular case;

                     (g)  an exercise of a power that is so unreasonable that no reasonable person could have so exercised the power;

                     (h)  an exercise of a power in such a way that the result of the exercise of the power is uncertain; and

                      (j)  any other exercise of a power in a way that constitutes abuse of the power.

             (3)  The ground specified in paragraph (1)(h) shall not be taken to be made out unless:

                     (a)  the person who made the decision was required by law to reach that decision only if a particular matter was established, and there was no evidence or other material (including facts of which he or she was entitled to take notice) from which he or she could reasonably be satisfied that the matter was established; or

                     (b)  the person who made the decision based the decision on the existence of a particular fact, and that fact did not exist.

6  Applications for review of conduct related to making of decisions

             (1)  Where a person has engaged, is engaging, or proposes to engage, in conduct for the purpose of making a decision to which this Act applies, a person who is aggrieved by the conduct may apply to the Federal Court or the Federal Magistrates Court for an order of review in respect of the conduct on any one or more of the following grounds:

                     (a)  that a breach of the rules of natural justice has occurred, is occurring, or is likely to occur, in connection with the conduct;

                     (b)  that procedures that are required by law to be observed in respect of the conduct have not been, are not being, or are likely not to be, observed;

                     (c)  that the person who has engaged, is engaging, or proposes to engage, in the conduct does not have jurisdiction to make the proposed decision;

                     (d)  that the enactment in pursuance of which the decision is proposed to be made does not authorize the making of the proposed decision;

                     (e)  that the making of the proposed decision would be an improper exercise of the power conferred by the enactment in pursuance of which the decision is proposed to be made;

                      (f)  that an error of law had been, is being, or is likely to be, committed in the course of the conduct or is likely to be committed in the making of the proposed decision;

                     (g)  that fraud has taken place, is taking place, or is likely to take place, in the course of the conduct;

                     (h)  that there is no evidence or other material to justify the making of the proposed decision;

                      (j)  that the making of the proposed decision would be otherwise contrary to law.

             (2)  The reference in paragraph (1)(e) to an improper exercise of a power shall be construed as including a reference to:

                     (a)  taking an irrelevant consideration into account in the exercise of a power;

                     (b)  failing to take a relevant consideration into account in the exercise of a power;

                     (c)  an exercise of a power for a purpose other than a purpose for which the power is conferred;

                     (d)  an exercise of a discretionary power in bad faith;

                     (e)  an exercise of a personal discretionary power at the direction or behest of another person;

                      (f)  an exercise of a discretionary power in accordance with a rule or policy without regard to the merits of the particular case;

                     (g)  an exercise of a power that is so unreasonable that no reasonable person could have so exercised the power;

                     (h)  an exercise of a power in such a way that the result of the exercise of the power is uncertain; and

                      (j)  any other exercise of a power in a way that constitutes abuse of the power.

             (3)  The ground specified in paragraph (1)(h) shall not be taken to be made out unless:

                     (a)  the person who proposes to make the decision is required by law to reach that decision only if a particular matter is established, and there is no evidence or other material (including facts of which he or she is entitled to take notice) from which he or she can reasonably be satisfied that the matter is established; or

                     (b)  the person proposes to make the decision on the basis of the existence of a particular fact, and that fact does not exist.

7  Applications in respect of failures to make decisions

             (1)  Where:

                     (a)  a person has a duty to make a decision to which this Act applies;

                     (b)  there is no law that prescribes a period within which the person is required to make that decision; and

                     (c)  the person has failed to make that decision;

a person who is aggrieved by the failure of the first‑mentioned person to make the decision may apply to the Federal Court or the Federal Magistrates Court for an order of review in respect of the failure to make the decision on the ground that there has been unreasonable delay in making the decision.

             (2)  Where:

                     (a)  a person has a duty to make a decision to which this Act applies;

                     (b)  a law prescribes a period within which the person is required to make that decision; and

                     (c)  the person failed to make that decision before the expiration of that period;

a person who is aggrieved by the failure of the first‑mentioned person to make the decision within that period may apply to the Federal Court or the Federal Magistrates Court for an order of review in respect of the failure to make the decision within that period on the ground that the first‑mentioned person has a duty to make the decision notwithstanding the expiration of that period.

8  Jurisdiction of Federal Court of Australia and Federal Magistrates Court

             (1)  The Federal Court has jurisdiction to hear and determine applications made to the Federal Court under this Act.

             (2)  The Federal Magistrates Court has jurisdiction to hear and determine applications made to the Federal Magistrates Court under this Act.

Note:          See also subsections 3(10), (11) and (12).

9  Limitation of jurisdiction of State courts

             (1)  Notwithstanding anything contained in any Act other than this Act, a court of a State does not have jurisdiction to review:

                     (a)  a decision to which this section applies that is made after the commencement of this Act;

                     (b)  conduct that has been, is being, or is proposed to be, engaged in for the purpose of making a decision to which this section applies;

                     (c)  a failure to make a decision to which this section applies; or

                     (d)  any other decision given, or any order made, by an officer of the Commonwealth or any other conduct that has been, is being, or is proposed to be, engaged in by an officer of the Commonwealth, including a decision, order or conduct given, made or engaged in, as the case may be, in the exercise of judicial power.

Note:          This subsection has effect subject to the Jurisdiction of Courts (Cross‑vesting) Act 1987 and to subsection 1337B(3) of the Corporations Act 2001.

             (2)  In this section:

decision to which this section applies means:

                     (a)  a decision that is a decision to which this Act applies; or

                     (b)  a decision of an administrative character that is included in any of the classes of decisions set out in Schedule 1.

review means review by way of:

                     (a)  the grant of an injunction;

                     (b)  the grant of a prerogative or statutory writ (other than a writ of habeas corpus) or the making of any order of the same nature or having the same effect as, or of a similar nature or having a similar effect to, any such writ; or

                     (c)  the making of a declaratory order.

             (4)  This section does not affect:

                     (b)  the jurisdiction conferred on the Supreme Court of a State by section 32A of the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976; or

                     (c)  the jurisdiction of a court of a State in respect of any matter that is pending before it at the commencement of this Act.

9A  Limitation of jurisdiction to review related criminal justice process decisions

             (1)  Subject to subsection (2), at any time when:

                     (a)  a prosecution for an offence against a law of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory is before any court; or

                     (b)  an appeal arising out of such a prosecution is before any court;

no court has jurisdiction to hear, continue to hear or determine an application under this Act, by the person who is or was the defendant in the prosecution, in relation to a related criminal justice process decision.

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply if an applicant has commenced an application under this Act before the commencement of a prosecution for an offence against a law of the Commonwealth, or of a State or a Territory.

             (3)  Where subsection (2) applies, the prosecutor may apply to the court for a permanent stay of proceedings in the hearing and determination of the application and the court may grant such a stay if the court determines that:

                     (a)  the matters that are the subject of the application are more appropriately dealt with in the criminal justice process; and

                     (b)  a stay of proceedings will not substantially prejudice the applicant.

             (4)  In this section:

appeal includes an application for a new trial and a proceeding to review or call in question the proceedings, decision or jurisdiction of a court or judge.

related criminal justice process decision, in relation to an offence, means:

                     (a)  a decision (other than a decision to prosecute) made in the criminal justice process in relation to the offence, including:

                              (i)  a decision in connection with the investigation, committal for trial or prosecution of the defendant; and

                             (ii)  a decision in connection with the appointment of investigators or inspectors for the purposes of such an investigation; and

                            (iii)  a decision in connection with the issue of a warrant, including a search warrant or a seizure warrant; and

                            (iv)  a decision requiring the production of documents, the giving of information or the summoning of persons as witnesses; and

                             (v)  a decision in connection with an appeal arising out of the prosecution; or

                     (b)  a decision of the Attorney‑General to give a certificate under section 26 or 28 of the National Security Information (Criminal and Civil Proceedings) Act 2004 before or during a federal criminal proceeding (within the meaning of that Act) in relation to the offence.

Note:          A decision to prosecute a person for an offence is not reviewable under this Act: see paragraph (xa) of Schedule 1.

9B  Limitation of jurisdiction to review related civil proceeding decisions

             (1)  At any time when a civil proceeding, or an appeal arising out of a civil proceeding, is taking place, no court has jurisdiction to hear, continue to hear or determine an application under this Act, by a person who is or was a party to the proceeding, in relation to a related civil proceeding decision.

             (2)  In this section:

appeal includes a proceeding to review or call in question the proceedings, decision or jurisdiction of a court or judge.

civil proceeding has the same meaning as in the National Security Information (Criminal and Civil Proceedings) Act 2004.

related civil proceeding decision, in relation to a civil proceeding, means:

                     (a)  a decision of the Attorney‑General to give:

                              (i)  notice under section 6A of the National Security Information (Criminal and Civil Proceedings) Act 2004 in relation to the proceeding; or

                             (ii)  a certificate under section 38F or 38H of that Act in relation to the proceeding; or

                     (b)  a decision of the Minister appointed by the Attorney‑General under section 6A of that Act to give:

                              (i)  notice under section 6A of that Act in relation to the proceeding; or

                             (ii)  a certificate under section 38F or 38H of that Act in relation to the proceeding.

10  Rights conferred by this Act to be additional to other rights

             (1)  The rights conferred by sections 5, 6 and 7 on a person to make an application to the Federal Court or the Federal Magistrates Court in respect of a decision, in respect of conduct engaged in for the purpose of making a decision or in respect of a failure to make a decision:

                     (a)  are in addition to, and not in derogation of, any other rights that the person has to seek a review, whether by the court, by another court, or by another tribunal, authority or person, of that decision, conduct or failure; and

                     (b)  shall be disregarded for the purposes of the application of subsection 6(3) of the Ombudsman Act 1976 and section 40TF of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979.

             (2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1):

                     (a)  the Federal Court or the Federal Magistrates Court, or any other court, may, in a proceeding instituted otherwise than under this Act, in its discretion, refuse to grant an application for a review of a decision, conduct engaged in for the purpose of making a decision, or a failure to make a decision, for the reason that an application has been made to the Federal Court or the Federal Magistrates Court under section 5, 6 or 7 in respect of that decision, conduct or failure; and

                     (b)  the Federal Court or the Federal Magistrates Court may, in its discretion, refuse to grant an application under section 5, 6 or 7 that was made to the court in respect of a decision, in respect of conduct engaged in for the purpose of making a decision, or in respect of a failure to make a decision, for the reason:

                              (i)  that the applicant has sought a review by the court, or by another court, of that decision, conduct or failure otherwise than under this Act; or

                             (ii)  that adequate provision is made by any law other than this Act under which the applicant is entitled to seek a review by the court, by another court, or by another tribunal, authority or person, of that decision, conduct or failure.

             (3)  In this section, review includes a review by way of reconsideration, re‑hearing, appeal, the grant of an injunction or of a prerogative or statutory writ or the making of a declaratory or other order.

11  Manner of making applications

             (1)  An application to the Federal Court or the Federal Magistrates Court for an order of review:

                     (a)  shall be made in such manner as is prescribed by:

                              (i)  in the case of an application to the Federal Court—Federal Court Rules; or

                             (ii)  in the case of an application to the Federal Magistrates Court—Federal Magistrates Rules; and

                     (b)  shall set out the grounds of the application; and

                     (c)  shall be lodged with a Registry of the court concerned and, in the case of an application in relation to a decision that has been made and the terms of which were recorded in writing and set out in a document that was furnished to the applicant, including such a decision that a person purported to make after the expiration of the period within which it was required to be made, shall be so lodged within the prescribed period or within such further time as the court concerned (whether before or after the expiration of the prescribed period) allows.

             (2)  Any other application to the Federal Court or the Federal Magistrates Court under this Act shall be made as prescribed by:

                              (i)  in the case of an application to the Federal Court—Federal Court Rules; or

                             (ii)  in the case of an application to the Federal Magistrates Court—Federal Magistrates Rules.

             (3)  The prescribed period for the purposes of paragraph (1)(c) is the period commencing on the day on which the decision is made and ending on the twenty‑eighth day after:

                     (a)  if the decision sets out the findings on material questions of fact, refers to the evidence or other material on which those findings were based and gives the reasons for the decision—the day on which a document setting out the terms of the decision is furnished to the applicant; or

                     (b)  in a case to which paragraph (a) does not apply:

                              (i)  if a statement in writing setting out those findings, referring to that evidence or other material and giving those reasons is furnished to the applicant otherwise than in pursuance of a request under subsection 13(1) not later than the twenty‑eighth day after the day on which a document setting out the terms of the decision is furnished to the applicant—the day on which the statement is so furnished;

                             (ii)  if the applicant, in accordance with subsection 13(1), requests the person who made the decision to furnish a statement as mentioned in that subsection—the day on which the statement is furnished, the applicant is notified in accordance with subsection 13(3) of the opinion that the applicant was not entitled to make the request, the Federal Court or the Federal Magistrates Court makes an order under subsection 13(4A) declaring that the applicant was not entitled to make the request or the applicant is notified in accordance with subsection 13A(3) or 14(3) that the statement will not be furnished; or

                            (iii)  in any other case—the day on which a document setting out the terms of the decision is furnished to the applicant.

             (4)  Where:

                     (a)  no period is prescribed for the making of applications for orders of review in relation to a particular decision; or

                     (b)  no period is prescribed for the making of an application by a particular person for an order of review in relation to a particular decision;

the Federal Court or the Federal Magistrates Court may:

                     (c)  in a case to which paragraph (a) applies—refuse to entertain an application for an order of review in relation to the decision referred to in that paragraph; or

                     (d)  in a case to which paragraph (b) applies—refuse to entertain an application by the person referred to in that paragraph for an order of review in relation to the decision so referred to;

if the court is of the opinion that the application was not made within a reasonable time after the decision was made.

             (5)  In forming an opinion for the purposes of subsection (4), the court shall have regard to:

                     (a)  the time when the applicant became aware of the making of the decision; and

                     (b)  in a case to which paragraph (4)(b) applies—the period or periods prescribed for the making by another person or other persons of an application or applications for an order or orders of review in relation to the decision;

and may have regard to such other matters as it considers relevant.

             (6)  The applicant for an order of review is not limited to the grounds set out in the application but, if he or she wishes to rely on a ground not so set out, the court concerned may direct that the application be amended to specify that ground.

             (7)  The Federal Court or the Federal Magistrates Court may, on such terms as it thinks fit, permit a document lodged with a Registry of the court in connection with an application under this Act to be amended and may, if it thinks fit, direct such a document to be amended in a manner specified by the court.

             (8)  The Federal Court Rules may make provision for and in relation to service on appropriate persons of copies of documents lodged with a Registry of the Federal Court under this Act.

          (8A)  The Federal Magistrates Rules may make provision for and in relation to service on appropriate persons of copies of documents lodged with a Registry of the Federal Magistrates Court under this Act.

             (9)  Strict compliance with Federal Court Rules or Federal Magistrates Rules made for the purposes of this section is not required and substantial compliance is sufficient.

12  Application to be made a party to a proceeding

             (1)  A person interested in a decision, in conduct that has been, is being, or is proposed to be, engaged in for the purpose of making a decision, or in a failure to make a decision, being a decision, conduct or failure in relation to which an application has been made to the Federal Court or the Federal Magistrates Court under this Act, may apply to the court to be made a party to the application.

             (2)  The court may, in its discretion:

                     (a)  grant the application either unconditionally or subject to such conditions as it thinks fit; or

                     (b)  refuse the application.

13  Reasons for decision may be obtained

             (1)  Where a person makes a decision to which this section applies, any person who is entitled to make an application to the Federal Court or the Federal Magistrates Court under section 5 in relation to the decision may, by notice in writing given to the person who made the decision, request him or her to furnish a statement in writing setting out the findings on material questions of fact, referring to the evidence or other material on which those findings were based and giving the reasons for the decision.

             (2)  Where such a request is made, the person who made the decision shall, subject to this section, as soon as practicable, and in any event within 28 days, after receiving the request, prepare the statement and furnish it to the person who made the request.

             (3)  Where a person to whom a request is made under subsection (1) is of the opinion that the person who made the request was not entitled to make the request, the first‑mentioned person may, within 28 days after receiving the request:

                     (a)  give to the second‑mentioned person notice in writing of his or her opinion; or

                     (b)  apply to the Federal Court or the Federal Magistrates Court under subsection (4A) for an order declaring that the person who made the request was not entitled to make the request.

             (4)  Where a person gives a notice under subsection (3), or applies to the Federal Court or the Federal Magistrates Court under subsection (4A), with respect to a request, the person is not required to comply with the request unless:

                     (a)  the Federal Court or the Federal Magistrates Court, on an application under subsection (4A), declares that the person who made the request was entitled to make the request; or

                     (b)  the person who gave the notice under subsection (3) has applied to the Federal Court or the Federal Magistrates Court under subsection (4A) for an order declaring that the person who made the request was not entitled to make the request and the court refuses that application;

and, in either of those cases, the person who gave the notice shall prepare the statement to which the request relates and furnish it to the person who made the request within 28 days after the decision of the court.

          (4A)  The Federal Court or the Federal Magistrates Court may, on the application of:

                     (a)  a person to whom a request is made under subsection (1); or

                     (b)  a person who has received a notice under subsection (3);

make an order declaring that the person who made the request concerned was, or was not, entitled to make the request.

             (5)  A person to whom a request for a statement in relation to a decision is made under subsection (1) may refuse to prepare and furnish the statement if:

                     (a)  in the case of a decision the terms of which were recorded in writing and set out in a document that was furnished to the person who made the request—the request was not made on or before the twenty‑eighth day after the day on which that document was so furnished; or

                     (b)  in any other case—the request was not made within a reasonable time after the decision was made;

and in any such case the person to whom the request was made shall give to the person who made the request, within 14 days after receiving the request, notice in writing stating that the statement will not be furnished to him or her and giving the reason why the statement will not be so furnished.

             (6)  For the purposes of paragraph (5)(b), a request for a statement in relation to a decision shall be deemed to have been made within a reasonable time after the decision was made if the Federal Court or the Federal Magistrates Court, on application by the person who made the request, declares that the request was made within a reasonable time after the decision was made.

             (7)  If the Federal Court or the Federal Magistrates Court, upon application for an order under this subsection made to it by a person to whom a statement has been furnished in pursuance of a request under subsection (1), considers that the statement does not contain adequate particulars of findings on material questions of fact, an adequate reference to the evidence or other material on which those findings were based or adequate particulars of the reasons for the decision, the court may order the person who furnished the statement to furnish to the person who made the request for the statement, within such time as is specified in the order, an additional statement or additional statements containing further and better particulars in relation to matters specified in the order with respect to those findings, that evidence or other material or those reasons.

             (8)  The regulations may declare a class or classes of decisions to be decisions that are not decisions to which this section applies.

             (9)  Regulations made under subsection (8) may specify a class of decisions in any way, whether by reference to the nature or subject matter of the decisions, by reference to the enactment or provision of an enactment under which they are made, by reference to the holder of the office by whom they are made, or otherwise.

           (10)  A regulation made under subsection (8) applies only in relation to decisions made after the regulation takes effect.

           (11)  In this section, decision to which this section applies means a decision that is a decision to which this Act applies, but does not include:

                     (a)  a decision in relation to which section 28 of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 applies;

                     (b)  a decision that includes, or is accompanied by a statement setting out, findings of facts, a reference to the evidence or other material on which those findings were based and the reasons for the decision; or

                     (c)  a decision included in any of the classes of decision set out in Schedule 2.

13A  Certain information not required to be disclosed

             (1)  This section applies in relation to any information to which a request made to a person under subsection 13(1) relates, being information that:

                     (a)  relates to the personal affairs or business affairs of a person, other than the person making the request; and

                     (b)  is information:

                              (i)  that was supplied in confidence;

                             (ii)  the publication of which would reveal a trade secret;

                            (iii)  that was furnished in compliance with a duty imposed by an enactment; or

                            (iv)  the furnishing of which in accordance with the request would be in contravention of an enactment, being an enactment that expressly imposes on the person to whom the request is made a duty not to divulge or communicate to any person, or to any person other than a person included in a prescribed class of persons, or except in prescribed circumstances, information of that kind.

             (2)  Where a person has been requested in accordance with subsection 13(1) to furnish a statement to a person:

                     (a)  the first‑mentioned person is not required to include in the statement any information in relation to which this section applies; and

                     (b)  where the statement would be false or misleading if it did not include such information—the first‑mentioned person is not required by section 13 to furnish the statement.

             (3)  Where, by reason of subsection (2), information is not included in a statement furnished by a person or a statement is not furnished by a person, the person shall give notice in writing to the person who requested the statement:

                     (a)  in a case where information is not included in a statement—stating that the information is not so included and giving the reason for not including the information; or

                     (b)  in a case where a statement is not furnished—stating that the statement will not be furnished and giving the reason for not furnishing the statement.

             (4)  Nothing in this section affects the power of the Federal Court or the Federal Magistrates Court to make an order for the discovery of documents or to require the giving of evidence or the production of documents to the court.

14  Certification by Attorney‑General concerning the disclosure of information

             (1)  If the Attorney‑General certifies, by writing signed by him or her, that the disclosure of information concerning a specified matter would be contrary to the public interest:

                     (a)  by reason that it would prejudice the security, defence or international relations of Australia;

                     (b)  by reason that it would involve the disclosure of deliberations or decisions of the Cabinet or of a Committee of the Cabinet; or

                     (c)  for any other reason specified in the certificate that could form the basis for a claim in a judicial proceeding that the information should not be disclosed;

the following provisions of this section have effect.

             (2)  Where a person has been requested in accordance with section 13 to furnish a statement to a person:

                     (a)  the first‑mentioned person is not required to include in the statement any information in respect of which the Attorney‑General has certified in accordance with subsection (1) of this section; and

                     (b)  where the statement would be false or misleading if it did not include such information—the first‑mentioned person is not required by that section to furnish the statement.

             (3)  Where, by reason of subsection (2), information is not included in a statement furnished by a person or a statement is not furnished by a person, the person shall give notice in writing to the person who requested the statement:

                     (a)  in a case where information is not included in a statement—stating that the information is not so included and giving the reason for not including the information; or

                     (b)  in a case where a statement is not furnished—stating that the statement will not be furnished and giving the reason for not furnishing the statement.

             (4)  Nothing in this section affects the power of the Federal Court or the Federal Magistrates Court to make an order for the discovery of documents or to require the giving of evidence or the production of documents to the court.

15  Stay of proceedings—Federal Court

             (1)  The making of an application to the Federal Court under section 5 in relation to a decision does not affect the operation of the decision or prevent the taking of action to implement the decision but:

                     (a)  the Court or a Judge may, by order, on such conditions (if any) as it or he or she thinks fit, suspend the operation of the decision; and

                     (b)  the Court or a Judge may order, on such conditions (if any) as it or he or she thinks fit, a stay of all or any proceedings under the decision.

             (2)  The Court or a Judge may make an order under subsection (1) of its or his or her own motion or on the application of the person who made the application under section 5.

             (3)  In this section:

the Court or a Judge has the same meaning as in the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976.

15A  Stay of proceedings—Federal Magistrates Court

             (1)  The making of an application to the Federal Magistrates Court under section 5 in relation to a decision does not affect the operation of the decision or prevent the taking of action to implement the decision but:

                     (a)  the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate may, by order, on such conditions (if any) as it or he or she thinks fit, suspend the operation of the decision; and

                     (b)  the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate may order, on such conditions (if any) as it or he or she thinks fit, a stay of all or any proceedings under the decision.

             (2)  The Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate may make an order under subsection (1) on its or his or her own initiative or on the application of the person who made the application under section 5.

             (3)  In this section:

the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate has the same meaning as in the Federal Magistrates Act 1999.

16  Powers of the Federal Court and the Federal Magistrates Court in respect of applications for order of review

             (1)  On an application for an order of review in respect of a decision, the Federal Court or the Federal Magistrates Court may, in its discretion, make all or any of the following orders:

                     (a)  an order quashing or setting aside the decision, or a part of the decision, with effect from the date of the order or from such earlier or later date as the court specifies;

                     (b)  an order referring the matter to which the decision relates to the person who made the decision for further consideration, subject to such directions as the court thinks fit;

                     (c)  an order declaring the rights of the parties in respect of any matter to which the decision relates;

                     (d)  an order directing any of the parties to do, or to refrain from doing, any act or thing the doing, or the refraining from the doing, of which the court considers necessary to do justice between the parties.

             (2)  On an application for an order of review in respect of conduct that has been, is being, or is proposed to be, engaged in for the purpose of the making of a decision, the Federal Court or the Federal Magistrates Court may, in its discretion, make either or both of the following orders:

                     (a)  an order declaring the rights of the parties in respect of any matter to which the conduct relates;

                     (b)  an order directing any of the parties to do, or to refrain from doing, any act or thing the doing, or the refraining from the doing, of which the court considers necessary to do justice between the parties.

             (3)  On an application for an order of review in respect of a failure to make a decision, or in respect of a failure to make a decision within the period within which the decision was required to be made, the Federal Court or the Federal Magistrates Court may, in its discretion, make all or any of the following orders:

                     (a)  an order directing the making of the decision;

                     (b)  an order declaring the rights of the parties in relation to the making of the decision;

                     (c)  an order directing any of the parties to do, or to refrain from doing, any act or thing the doing, or the refraining from the doing, of which the court considers necessary to do justice between the parties.

             (4)  The Federal Court or the Federal Magistrates Court may at any time, of its own motion or on the application of any party, revoke, vary, or suspend the operation of, any order made by it under this section.

17  Change in person holding, or performing the duties of, an office

                   Where:

                     (a)  a person has, in the performance of the duties of an office, made a decision in respect of which an application may be made to the Federal Court or the Federal Magistrates Court under this Act; and

                     (b)  the person no longer holds, or, for whatever reason, is not performing the duties of, that office;

this Act has effect as if the decision had been made by:

                     (c)  the person for the time being holding or performing the duties of that office; or

                     (d)  if there is no person for the time being performing the duties of that office or that office no longer exists—the person specified:

                              (i)  if the decision was made under an enactment referred to in paragraph (a), (b), (c) or (d) of the definition of enactment in subsection 3(1)—by the Minister administering that enactment, or by a person he or she authorises for the purpose; or

                             (ii)  if the decision was made under an enactment referred to in paragraph (ca) or (cb) of that definition—by the Attorney‑General, or by a person he or she authorises for the purpose.

18  Intervention by Attorney‑General

             (1)  The Attorney‑General may, on behalf of the Commonwealth, intervene in a proceeding before the Federal Court or the Federal Magistrates Court under this Act.

             (2)  Where the Attorney‑General intervenes in a proceeding in pursuance of this section, the court may, in the proceeding, make such order as to costs against the Commonwealth as the court thinks fit.

             (3)  Where the Attorney‑General intervenes in a proceeding in pursuance of this section, he or she shall be deemed to be a party to the proceeding.

18A  Transfer of proceedings to Family Court

             (1)  Subject to subsection (2), where a proceeding under this Act is pending in the Federal Court, the Federal Court may, on the application of a party to the proceeding or of its own motion, transfer the proceeding to the Family Court.

             (2)  A proceeding under this Act that is pending in the Federal Court at the commencement of this section shall not be transferred to the Family Court unless the parties to the proceeding consent to the transfer.

             (3)  Subject to subsection (4), where a proceeding under this Act is transferred to the Family Court:

                     (a) the Family Court has jurisdiction to hear and determine the proceeding;

                     (b)  the Family Court also has jurisdiction to hear and determine matters not otherwise within its jurisdiction (whether by virtue of paragraph (a) or otherwise):

                              (i)  that are associated with matters arising in the proceeding; or

                             (ii)  that, apart from subsection 32(1) of the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976, the Federal Court would have had jurisdiction to hear and determine in the proceeding;

                     (c)  the Family Court may, in and in relation to the proceeding:

                              (i)  grant such remedies;

                             (ii)  make orders of such kinds; and

                            (iii)  issue, and direct the issue of, writs of such kinds;

                            as the Federal Court could have granted, made, issued or directed the issue of, as the case may be, in and in relation to the proceeding;

                     (d)  remedies, orders and writs granted, made or issued by the Family Court in and in relation to the proceeding have effect, and may be enforced by the Family Court, as if they had been granted, made or issued by the Federal Court;

                     (e)  appeals lie from judgments of the Family Court given in and in relation to the proceeding as if the judgments were judgments of the Federal Court constituted by a single Judge of that Court, and do not otherwise lie; and

                      (f)  subject to paragraphs (a) to (e) (inclusive), this Act, the regulations, the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976, the Federal Court Rules, and other laws of the Commonwealth, apply in and in relation to the proceeding as if:

                              (i)  a reference to the Federal Court (other than in the expression “the Court or a Judge”) included a reference to the Family Court;

                             (ii)  a reference to a Judge of the Federal Court (other than in the expression “the Court or a Judge”) included a reference to a Family Court Judge;

                            (iii)  a reference to the expression “the Court or a Judge” when used in relation to the Federal Court included a reference to a Family Court Judge sitting in Chambers;

                            (iv)  a reference to a Registrar of the Federal Court included a reference to a Registrar of the Family Court; and

                             (v)  any other necessary changes were made.

             (4)  Where any difficulty arises in the application of paragraphs (3)(c), (d) and (f) in or in relation to a particular proceeding, the Family Court may, on the application of a party to the proceeding or of its own motion, give such directions, and make such orders, as it considers appropriate to resolve the difficulty.

             (5)  An appeal does not lie from a decision of the Federal Court in relation to the transfer of a proceeding under this Act to the Family Court.

19  Act not to apply in relation to certain decisions

             (1)  The regulations may declare a class or classes of decisions to be decisions that are not subject to judicial review by the Federal Court or the Federal Magistrates Court under this Act.

             (2)  If a regulation is so made in relation to a class of decisions:

                     (a)  section 5 does not apply in relation to a decision included in that class;

                     (b)  section 6 does not apply in relation to conduct that has been, is being, or is proposed to be, engaged in for the purpose of making a decision included in that class; and

                     (c)  section 7 does not apply in relation to a failure to make a decision included in that class;

but the making of the regulation does not affect the exclusion by section 9 of the jurisdiction of the courts of the States in relation to such a decision, such conduct or such a failure.

             (3)  Regulations made for the purposes of subsection (1) may specify a class of decisions in any way, whether by reference to the nature or subject‑matter of the decisions, by reference to the enactment or provision of an enactment under which they are made, by reference to the holder of the office by whom they are made, or otherwise.

             (4)  A regulation made in pursuance of subsection (1) applies only in relation to decisions made after the regulation takes effect.

19A  Act to apply in relation to certain Northern Territory laws

             (1)  The regulations may declare a law, or a part of a law, of the Northern Territory, other than a law, or a part of a law, relating to matters in respect of which the Ministers of the Northern Territory have executive authority under the Northern Territory (Self‑Government) Act 1978, to be an enactment for the purposes of this Act.

Note:          Because of paragraphs (ca) and (cb) of the definition of enactment in subsection 3(1), certain laws of the Northern Territory are enactments without the need for a declaration under this subsection.

             (2)  Regulations made for the purposes of this section have effect notwithstanding anything contained in the law of the Northern Territory concerned or in any other law of the Northern Territory.

19B  Regulations may amend Schedule 3

                   The regulations may amend Schedule 3 to include, omit or alter a description of:

                     (a)  an Act of a State, the Australian Capital Territory or the Northern Territory, or a class of such Acts; or

                     (b)  a part of such an Act or a class of parts of such Acts.

Note:          Schedule 3 identifies Acts of the States, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory, and parts of such Acts, that are enactments for the purposes of this Act.

20  Regulations

                   The Governor‑General may make regulations, not inconsistent with this Act, prescribing all matters required or permitted by this Act to be prescribed by regulations or necessary or convenient to be prescribed by regulations for carrying out or giving effect to this Act.


Schedule 1Classes of decisions that are not decisions to which this Act applies

Section 3

  

  

             (a)  decisions under the Fair Work Act 2009, the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009, the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009, the Road Safety Remuneration Act 2012, the Workplace Relations Act 1996, the Building and Construction Industry Improvement Act 2005 or the Fair Work (Building Industry) Act 2012;

             (b)  the following decisions under the Australian Charities and Not‑for‑profits Commission Act 2012:

                      (i)  administrative decisions (within the meaning of that Act);

                     (ii)  objection decisions (within the meaning of that Act);

                    (iii)  extension of time refusal decisions (within the meaning of that Act);

             (c)  decisions under the Coal Industry Act 1946, other than decisions of the Joint Coal Board;

             (d)  decisions under any of the following Acts:

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1956

Intelligence Services Act 2001

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979

Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979

Telephonic Communications (Interception) Act 1960;

         (daa)  decisions of the Attorney‑General under section 58A, or subsection 581(3), of the Telecommunications Act 1997;

         (dab)  decisions of the Attorney‑General under section 104.2 of the Criminal Code;

         (dac)  decisions under Division 105 of the Criminal Code;

           (da)  a privative clause decision within the meaning of subsection 474(2) of the Migration Act 1958;

           (db)  a purported privative clause decision within the meaning of section 5E of the Migration Act 1958;

             (e)  decisions making, or forming part of the process of making, or leading up to the making of, assessments or calculations of tax, charge or duty, or decisions disallowing objections to assessments or calculations of tax, charge or duty, or decisions amending, or refusing to amend, assessments or calculations of tax, charge or duty, under any of the following Acts:

A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999

A New Tax System (Luxury Car Tax) Act 1999

A New Tax System (Wine Equalisation Tax) Act 1999

Customs Act 1901

Customs Tariff Act 1995

Excise Act 1901

Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986

Fuel Tax Act 2006

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

Minerals Resource Rent Tax Act 2012

Petroleum Resource Rent Tax Assessment Act 1987

Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992

Taxation Administration Act 1953, but only so far as the decisions are made under Part 3‑10, 3‑15 or 4‑1 in Schedule 1 to that Act

Training Guarantee (Administration) Act 1990

Trust Recoupment Tax Assessment Act 1985;

           (ga)  decisions under section 14ZY of the Taxation Administration Act 1953 disallowing objections to assessments or calculations of tax, charge or duty;

         (gaa)  decisions of the Commissioner of Taxation under Subdivision 268‑B or section 268‑35 in Schedule 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953;

Note:          Subdivision 268‑B and section 268‑35 empower the Commissioner to make, reduce and revoke estimates of certain liabilities.

           (gb)  decisions making, or forming part of the process of making, or leading up to the making of, assessments under Division 2 of Part 5 of the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 or decisions disallowing objections to such assessments or decisions amending or refusing to amend such assessments;

             (h)  decisions under the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975;

           (ha)  decisions of the Minister under Division 1 of Part 7.4 of the Corporations Act 2001;

           (hb)  decisions of the SEGC under Part 7.5 of the Corporations Act 2001;

           (hc)  decisions under Division 3 of Part VC of the Insurance Act 1973, except so far as they relate to either of the following matters:

                      (i)  whether persons are covered by determinations under section 62ZZ of that Act;

                     (ii)  determinations under subsection 62ZZJ(2) of that Act;

           (hd)  decisions under Subdivision C of Division 2AA of Part II of the Banking Act 1959, except so far as they relate to whether account‑holders have protected accounts with ADIs;

           (he)  decisions under Division 3B of Part 4 of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997;

           (hf)  decisions under section 44 of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997;

              (j)  decisions, or decisions included in a class of decisions, under the Banking (Foreign Exchange) Regulations in respect of which the Treasurer has certified, by instrument in writing, that the decision or any decision included in the class, as the case may be, is a decision giving effect to the foreign investment policy of the Commonwealth Government;

              (l)  decisions of the National Workplace Relations Consultative Council;

             (o)  decisions under the Defence Force Discipline Act 1982;

             (p)  decisions under section 42 of the Customs Act 1901 to require and take securities in respect of duty that may be payable under the Customs Tariff (Anti‑Dumping) Act 1975;

             (q)  decisions under subsection 25(1) or Part IIIA of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918;

           (qa)  decisions under section 176 or 248 of the Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Act 2006;

             (r)  decisions under the Extradition Act 1988;

             (s)  determinations made by the Child Support Registrar under Part 6A of the Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989;

              (t)  decisions under an enactment of Qantas Airways Limited or a company that is a subsidiary of that company;

             (u)  decisions of Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation Limited or a body corporate that is a subsidiary of that body corporate;

             (v)  decisions of CSL Limited or a company that is a subsidiary of that company;

           (va)  decisions of Telstra Corporation Limited or a company that is a subsidiary of that company;

            (w)  decisions under the Witness Protection Act 1994;

          (wa)  decisions under section 34B or 34D of the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002;

             (x)  decisions under subsection 60A(2B) of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979;

           (xa)  decisions to prosecute persons for any offence against a law of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory;

Note:          An application under this Act in relation to other criminal justice process decisions cannot be heard or determined in certain circumstances: see section 9A.

           (xb)  decisions of the Attorney‑General under Part II or III of the Transfer of Prisoners Act 1983 refusing applications or requests, or refusing to give consent, on the ground that, or on grounds that include the ground that, refusal is necessary in the interests of security (within the meaning of that Act);

           (xc)  decisions of the Attorney‑General under Part IV of the Transfer of Prisoners Act 1983;

             (y)  decisions of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (other than decisions made on review of decisions of the Australian Archives) made on a review that is required by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 to be conducted by the Security Appeals Division of that Tribunal;

           (ya)  decisions of a proceeds of crime authority or an approved examiner under Part 3‑1 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002;

           (yb)  decisions of a proceeds of crime authority to apply for an order under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002;

           (yc)  decisions of a proceeds of crime authority to transfer to another proceeds of crime authority responsibility for an application for a principal order, or a principal order, under section 315B of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002;

           (za)  decisions under Part VIIIB of the Judiciary Act 1903 (which relates to the Australian Government Solicitor);

           (zb)  decisions of Snowy Hydro Limited or a body corporate that is a subsidiary of Snowy Hydro Limited;

           (zd)  the following decisions under the Family Law Act 1975:

                      (i)  decisions of the Chief Judge or the Deputy Chief Judge in the exercise of, or in assisting in the exercise of, the functions or powers mentioned in subsection 21B(1A) of that Act;

                     (ii)  decisions of the Chief Judge or the Attorney‑General whether to consent as mentioned in paragraph 22(2AAA)(a) of that Act;

           (ze)  the following decisions under the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976:

                      (i)  decisions of the Chief Justice in the exercise of the functions or powers mentioned in subsection 15(1AA) of that Act;

                     (ii)  decisions of the Chief Justice or the Attorney‑General whether to consent as mentioned in paragraph 6(3)(a) of that Act;

           (zf)  decisions of the Chief Federal Magistrate in the exercise of the functions or powers mentioned in subsection 12(3) or (4) of the Federal Magistrates Act 1999.


Schedule 2Classes of decisions that are not decisions to which section 13 applies

Section 13              

  

  

             (a)  decisions in connection with, or made in the course of, redress of grievances, or redress of wrongs, with respect to members of the Defence Force;

             (b)  decisions in connection with personnel management (including recruitment, training, promotion and organization) with respect to the Defence Force, including decisions relating to particular persons;

             (c)  decisions under any of the following Acts:

Consular Privileges and Immunities Act 1972

Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities Act 1967

International Organisations (Privileges and Immunities) Act 1963;

             (d)  decisions under the Migration Act 1958, being:

                      (i)  decisions under section 11Q, other than:

                            (A)  a decision relating to a person who, at the time of the decision, was, within the meaning of that Act, the holder of a valid visa; or

                            (B)  a decision relating to a person who, having entered Australia within the meaning of that Act, was in Australia at the time of the decision;

                     (ii)  decisions in connection with the issue or cancellation of visas;

                    (iii)  decisions whether a person is a person referred to in paragraph (b) of the definition of exempt non‑citizen in subsection 5(1) of that Act; or

                    (iv)  decisions relating to a person who, having entered Australia as a diplomatic or consular representative of another country, a member of the staff of such a representative or the spouse, de facto partner or a dependent relative of such a representative, was in Australia at the time of the decision (for the purposes of this subparagraph, enter Australia, spouse, de facto partner and relative have the same meanings as in that Act);

           (da)  decisions of the Attorney‑General to give:

                      (i)  notice under section 6A of the National Security Information (Criminal and Civil Proceedings) Act 2004; or

                     (ii)  a certificate under section 26, 28, 38F or 38H of that Act;

           (db)  decisions of the Minister appointed by the Attorney‑General under section 6A of the National Security Information (Criminal and Civil Proceedings) Act 2004 to give:

                      (i)  notice under section 6A of that Act; or

                     (ii)  a certificate under section 38F or 38H of that Act;

           (dc)  decisions under subsection 8(4) or 9(4) of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement Act 2010;

             (e)  decisions relating to the administration of criminal justice, and, in particular:

                      (i)  decisions in connection with the investigation, committal for trial or prosecution of persons for any offences against a law of the Commonwealth or of a Territory;

                     (ii)  decisions in connection with the appointment of investigators or inspectors for the purposes of such investigations;

                    (iii)  decisions in connection with the issue of warrants, including search warrants and seizure warrants, under a law of the Commonwealth or of a Territory;

                    (iv)  decisions under a law of the Commonwealth or of a Territory requiring the production of documents, the giving of information or the summoning of persons as witnesses;

                     (v)  decisions in connection with an appeal (including an application for a new trial or a proceeding to review or call in question the proceedings, decision or jurisdiction of a court or judge) arising out of the prosecution of persons for any offences against a law of the Commonwealth or of a Territory;

         (eaa)  decisions under the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006 being:

                      (i)  decisions in connection with a corruption investigation (within the meaning of that Act); or

                     (ii)  decisions in connection with a public inquiry (within the meaning of that Act);

           (ea)  decisions under the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 being:

                      (i)  decisions in connection with intelligence operations; or

                     (ii)  decisions in connection with investigations of State offences that have a federal aspect;

             (f)  decisions in connection with the institution or conduct of proceedings in a civil court, including decisions that relate to, or may result in, the bringing of such proceedings for the recovery of pecuniary penalties arising from contraventions of enactments, and, in particular:

                      (i)  decisions in connection with the investigation of persons for such contraventions;

                     (ii)  decisions in connection with the appointment of investigators or inspectors for the purposes of such investigations;

                    (iii)  decisions in connection with the issue of search warrants or seizure warrants issued under Division 1 of Part XII of the Customs Act 1901 under enactments; and

                    (iv)  decisions under enactments requiring the production of documents, the giving of information or the summoning of persons as witnesses;

             (g)  decisions of the Finance Minister to issue sums out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund under an Act to appropriate moneys out of that Fund for the service of, or for expenditure in respect of, any year;

             (h)  decisions under section 27 of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997;

              (i)  decisions of the Commonwealth Grants Commission relating to the allocation of funds;

              (j)  decisions of any of the following Tribunals:

Academic Salaries Tribunal

Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal

Federal Police Arbitral Tribunal

Remuneration Tribunal;

             (k)  decisions of any of the following authorities in respect of their commercial activities:

Australian Honey Board

Australian Meat and Live‑stock Corporation

Australian Wheat Board

Australian Wool Corporation

Canberra Commercial Development Authority

Christmas Island Phosphate Commission

Indigenous Business Australia;

              (l)  decisions of the Reserve Bank in connection with its banking operations (including individual open market operations and foreign exchange dealings);

            (m)  decisions in connection with the enforcement of judgments or orders for the recovery of moneys by the Commonwealth or by an officer of the Commonwealth;

             (o)  decisions of the National Director of the Commonwealth Employment Service made on behalf of that Service to refer, or not to refer, particular clients to particular employers;

             (p)  decisions under the Civil Aviation Act 1988 that:

                      (i)  relate to aircraft design, the construction or maintenance of aircraft or the safe operation of aircraft or otherwise relate to aviation safety; and

                     (ii)  arise out of findings on material questions of fact based on evidence, or other material:

                            (A)  that was supplied in confidence; or

                            (B)  the publication of which would reveal information that is a trade secret;

             (q)  decisions in connection with personnel management (including recruitment, training, promotion and organization) with respect to the Australian Public Service or any other Service established by an enactment or the staff of a Commonwealth authority, other than a decision relating to, and having regard to the particular characteristics of, or other circumstances relating to, a particular person;

             (r)  decisions relating to assignment of duties, voluntary moves between Agencies, compulsory moves between Agencies, promotions or decisions of Promotion Review Committees, of or by individual APS employees;

              (t)  decisions relating to:

                      (i)  the making of appointments in the Australian Public Service or any other Service established by an enactment or to the staff of a Commonwealth authority;

                     (ii)  the engagement of persons as employees under the Public Service Act 1999 or under any other enactment that establishes a Service or by a Commonwealth authority; or

                    (iii)  the making of appointments under an enactment or to an office established by, or under, an enactment;

             (u)  decisions in connection with industrial matters, in respect of the Australian Public Service or any other Service established by an enactment or the staff of a Commonwealth authority;

            (w)  decisions relating to the making or terminating of appointments of Secretaries under the Public Service Act 1999;

             (y)  decisions relating to:

                      (i)  engaging, or terminating engagements of, consultants; or

                     (ii)  employing, or terminating the employment of, staff;

under the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984;

             (z)  decisions under section 28, 40F or 40H of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979;

           (zb)  decisions relating to the activities of the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation under Part 4 or 5 of the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Act 1991;

           (zc)  decisions of the Minister for Foreign Affairs under Part 8B of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 (for this purpose, Minister for Foreign Affairs has the same meaning as in that Act).


Schedule 3State, ACT and NT Acts, and parts of such Acts, that are enactments for the purposes of this Act

Note:       See paragraphs (ca) and (cb) of the definition of enactment in subsection 3(1).

  

  

1  What this Schedule does

                   This Schedule describes Acts of the States, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory, and parts of such Acts, that are enactments for the purposes of this Act.

Note:          This Schedule can be amended by the regulations (see section 19B).

2  State, ACT and NT Acts, and parts of such Acts, that are enactments

                   The following are enactments for the purposes of this Act:

                     (a)  an Act of a State, the Australian Capital Territory or the Northern Territory that applies, as a law of the State or Territory, the Code set out in the Schedule to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 of the Commonwealth;

                     (d)  the National Gas Law set out in the Schedule to the National Gas (South Australia) Act 2008 of South Australia as in force from time to time, as that Law applies as a law of South Australia;

                  (daa)  if an Act of another State or of the Australian Capital Territory or the Northern Territory applies the National Gas Law set out in the Schedule to the National Gas (South Australia) Act 2008 of South Australia, as in force from time to time, as a law of that other State or of that Territory—the National Gas Law as so applied;

                 (dab)  the National Gas Access (Western Australia) Law (within the meaning of the National Gas Access (WA) Act 2009 of Western Australia) as in force from time to time, as that Law applies as a law of Western Australia;

                   (da)  the National Electricity (South Australia) Act 1996 of South Australia, or an Act of another State or of the Australian Capital Territory or the Northern Territory that applies the Schedule to that South Australian Act as a law of that other State or of that Territory;

                   (db)  the National Energy Retail Law set out in the Schedule to the National Energy Retail Law (South Australia) Act 2011 of South Australia, as amended from time to time, as that Law applies as a law of South Australia;

                   (dc)  if an Act of another State or of the Australian Capital Territory or the Northern Territory applies the National Energy Retail Law set out in the Schedule to the National Energy Retail Law (South Australia) Act 2011 of South Australia, as amended from time to time, as that Law applies as a law of that other State or of that Territory—the National Energy Retail Law as so applied;

                     (e)  an Act of a State, the Australian Capital Territory or the Northern Territory that applies, as a law of the State or Territory, the text set out in Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 of the Commonwealth (which forms part of what is commonly known as the Competition Code);

                    (fa)  an Act of a State, the Australian Capital Territory or the Northern Territory that applies Schedule 2 to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 as a law of the State or Territory;

                     (g)  the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1982 of Victoria;

                     (h)  the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1982 of Queensland;

                   (ha)  the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1982 of Western Australia;

                      (i)  the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1982 of Tasmania;

                      (j)  the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act of the Northern Territory.


Notes to the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977

Note 1

The Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 as shown in this compilation comprises Act No. 59, 1977 amended as indicated in the Tables below.

The Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 was amended by the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Regulations (Statutory Rules 1981 No. 274). These Regulations were disallowed by the Senate on 23 March 1982.

The Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 was amended by the Public Employment (Consequential and Transitional) Regulations 1999 (Statutory Rules 1999 No. 301 as amended by Statutory Rules 2000 No. 332), the Workplace Relations Amendment (Work Choices) (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2006 (No. 1) (SLI 2006 No. 50) and the Building and Construction Industry Improvement Amendment (Transition to Fair Work) Regulation 2012 (SLI 2012 No. 80). The amendments are incorporated in this compilation.

The operation of the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 is affected by section 40 of the Archives Act 1983.

For application, saving or transitional provisions made by the Corporations (Repeals, Consequentials and Transitionals) Act 2001, see Act No. 55, 2001.

All relevant information pertaining to application, saving or transitional provisions prior to 22 September 1999 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

Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977

59, 1977

16 June 1977

1 Oct 1980 (see Gazette 1980, No. S210)

 

Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Amendment Act 1978

66, 1978

22 June 1978

1 Oct 1980 (see
s. 2 and Gazette 1980, No. S210)

Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Amendment Act 1980

111, 1980

1 Sept 1980

1 Oct 1980 (see
s. 2 and Gazette 1980, No. S210)

Public Service Acts Amendment Act 1982

111, 1982

5 Nov 1982

S. 89: 22 Dec 1984 (see Gazette 1984, No. S539)

Customs Tariff (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 1982

115, 1982

22 Nov 1982

Ss. 1, 2, 7 and 8(1): Royal Assent
Remainder: 1 Jan 1983 (see s. 2(2) and Gazette 1982, No. S274, p. 3)

S. 4(2)

Taxation (Unpaid Company Tax) (Consequential Amendments) Act 1982

122, 1982

13 Dec 1982

13 Dec 1982 (see s. 2)

Customs Securities (Anti‑Dumping) Amendment Act 1982

137, 1982

23 Dec 1982

24 Nov 1982

S. 6(2)

Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Amendment Act 1982

140, 1982

31 Dec 1982

31 Dec 1982 (see s. 2)

Defence Force (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982

153, 1982

31 Dec 1982

3 July 1985 (see
s. 2 and Gazette 1985, No. S255)

S. 95

Ombudsman (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 1983

62, 1983

12 Oct 1983

Part IV (ss. 30, 31): 5 Dec 1983 (see
s. 2(2) and Gazette 1983, No. S305)
Remainder: 12 Oct 1983 (see s. 2(1))

Commonwealth Electoral Legislation Amendment Act 1983

144, 1983

22 Dec 1983

21 Feb 1984 (see Gazette 1984, No. S62)

Commonwealth Banks Amendment Act 1984

76, 1984

25 June 1984

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

Egg Export Legislation Repeal Act 1984

159, 1984

25 Oct 1984

1 Jan 1985

Defence Legislation Amendment Act 1984

164, 1984

25 Oct 1984

Part XIV (ss. 115, 116): Royal Assent

Trust Recoupment Tax (Consequential Amendments) Act 1985

4, 1985

29 Mar 1985

5 Apr 1985 (see s. 2)

Sales Tax Laws Amendment Act 1985

47, 1985

30 May 1985

Ss. 3, 4(2), 11, 12 and Part XI
(ss. 54–56): 21 Aug 1981
Ss. 5, 18, 20, 22, 24, 28(2), 39, 40, 45, 48, 50, 51 and 53: 10 May 1985 (see s. 2(3))
Remainder: Royal Assent

S. 2(4) and (5)

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

65, 1985

5 June 1985

S. 3: (a)

Fringe Benefits Tax (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1986

41, 1986

24 June 1986

24 June 1986 (see s. 2(1))

S. 2(2)

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

76, 1986

24 June 1986

S. 3: Royal Assent

S. 9

Intelligence and Security (Consequential Amendments) Act 1986

102, 1986

17 Oct 1986

1 Feb 1987 (see
s. 2 and Gazette 1987, No. S13)

Taxation Laws Amendment Act (No. 3) 1986

112, 1986

4 Nov 1986

4 Nov 1986

S. 4(2)

Public Service Legislation (Streamlining) Act 1986

153, 1986

18 Dec 1986

Ss. 1–3, 103, 126, 130, 132 and 134: Royal Assent
Ss. 20, 22(2), 36, 38–41, 44, 45(1), (3), 46, 102, 105, 110 and 112: 14 June 1987 (see Gazette 1987, No. S125)
Ss. 43, 45(2),
70–76, 78, 87, 113, 115, 116, 122(2), 123, 125, 129 and 131: 20 July 1987 (see Gazette 1987, No. S178)
Remainder: 15 Jan 1987

Taxation Laws Amendment Act (No. 2) 1987

62, 1987

5 June 1987

S. 56: 1 July 1987 (see s. 2(6) and Gazette 1987, No. S131) (e)

Customs Tariff (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 1987

76, 1987

5 June 1987

1 Jan 1988 (see
s. 2 and Gazette 1987, No. S351)

S. 10(1)

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1987

141, 1987

18 Dec 1987

S. 3: Royal Assent

S. 5(1)

Petroleum Resource Rent Tax (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1987

145, 1987

18 Dec 1988

15 Jan 1988 (see s. 2)

Extradition (Repeal and Consequential Provisions) Act 1988

5, 1988

9 Mar 1988

1 Dec 1988 (see s. 2(1) and Gazette 1988, No. S366)

S. 7(1)

Family Court of Australia (Additional Jurisdiction and Exercise of Powers) Act 1988

8, 1988

5 Apr 1988

Ss. 1–11, 12(b), (c), (e), (f), 13–21, 27, 29 and 30: Royal Assent
S. 12(a) and (d): 1 Jan 1990
Remainder: 1 July 1988 (see Gazette 1988, No. S191)

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Act 1988

120, 1988

14 Dec 1988

Part XI (ss. 34, 35): 5 Apr 1988

Civil Aviation Act 1988

63, 1988

15 June 1988

Part III (ss. 17–32), s. 98, Part IX
(s. 99) and Part X (ss. 100–103): 1 July 1988 (see Gazette 1988,
No. S189)
Remainder: Royal Assent

Ss. 100(1)–(3) and 102(1)

Industrial Relations (Consequential Provisions) Act 1988

87, 1988

8 Nov 1988

Ss. 1 and 2: Royal Assent
Remainder: 1 Mar 1989 (see s. 2(2) and Gazette 1989, No. S53)

A.C.T. Self‑Government (Consequential Provisions) Act 1988

109, 1988

6 Dec 1988

S. 32: 11 May 1989 (see Gazette 1989, No. S164)

S. 26

Primary Industries and Energy Legislation Amendment Act 1988

111, 1988

12 Dec 1988

S. 3: 1 Jan 1989

ANL (Conversion into Public Company) Act 1988

127, 1988

14 Dec 1988

S. 11: 1 July 1989 (see Gazette 1989, No. S210)

Foreign Takeovers Amendment Act 1989

14, 1989

13 Apr 1989

1 Aug 1989 (see Gazette 1989, No. S240)

S. 32(1)

Taxation Laws Amendment Act (No. 3) 1989

107, 1989

30 June 1989

Part 6 (ss. 29, 30): 24 Nov 1988 (see s. 2(2))
Remainder: Royal Assent

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Act 1989

150, 1989

27 Nov 1989

5 Mar 1990 (see Gazette 1990, No. S48)

Australian Federal Police Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 1989

153, 1989

17 Dec 1989

S. 72: 1 Jan 1990 (see Gazette 1989, No. S397)

Migration Legislation Amendment (Consequential Amendments) Act 1989

159, 1989

18 Dec 1989

S. 4: 19 Dec 1989 (see s. 2(2))

Training Guarantee (Administration) Act 1990

60, 1990

16 June 1990

S. 43 and Part 10 (ss. 88–95): 31 Oct 1990 (see Gazette 1990, No. S272)
Remainder: 1 July 1990

Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (Conversion into Public Company) Act 1990

77, 1990

22 Oct 1990

S. 17: 1 Apr 1991 (see Gazette 1991, No. S75)

Commonwealth Banks Restructuring Act 1990

118, 1990

28 Dec 1990

S. 62 (in part): 17 Apr 1991 (see Gazette 1991, No. S72)

Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 1991

149, 1991

21 Oct 1991

1 Nov 1991

Taxation Laws Amendment Act (No. 3) 1991

216, 1991

24 Dec 1991

S. 113: 1 Mar 1992 (see Gazette 1992, No. GN7)

Superannuation Guarantee (Consequential Amendments) Act 1992

92, 1992

30 June 1992

1 July 1992

Child Support Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 1992

151, 1992

11 Dec 1992

Ss. 6, 7, 10, 11 and 14–20: 1 July 1993
Ss. 34, 36 and 41: 1 Jan 1993
Ss. 37 and 39: 1 June 1988
Remainder: Royal Assent

Qantas Sale Act 1992

196, 1992

21 Dec 1992

Schedule (Part 2): 10 Mar 1993 (see Gazette 1993, No. GN17) (b)

S. 2(6) (am. by 60, 1993, s. 4; 168, 1994, Sch. [item 17])

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Qantas Sale Amendment Act 1993

60, 1993

3 Nov 1993

10 Mar 1993

Qantas Sale Amendment Act 1994

168, 1994

16 Dec 1993

Schedule (item 17): Royal Assent

Insolvency (Tax Priorities) Legislation Amendment Act 1993

32, 1993

16 June 1993

Ss. 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15 and Part 5 (ss. 29, 30): 1 June 1993
Part 4 (ss. 20–28): 1 July 1993
Remainder: Royal Assent

Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation Limited Sale Act 1993

54, 1993

27 Oct 1993

S. 44: 9 Nov 1993 (see Gazette 1993, No. S334) (c)

CSL Sale Act 1993

88, 1993

30 Nov 1993

Part 1 (ss. 1–4),
ss. 7 and 47: Royal Assent
Ss. 5 and 6: 22 Feb 1991
Remainder: 3 June 1994 (see Gazette 1994, No. S209)

Witness Protection Act 1994

124, 1994

18 Oct 1994

18 Apr 1995

Customs, Excise and Bounty Legislation Amendment Act 1995

85, 1995

1 July 1995

S. 20: Royal Assent
Schedule 10 (items 1, 2): 1 July 1995

S. 20

ANL Sale Act 1995

136, 1995

5 Dec 1995

(d)

Commonwealth Bank Sale Act 1995

161, 1995

16 Dec 1995

Schedule (item 1): (e)

Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 1995

175, 1995

16 Dec 1995

16 Dec 1995

Customs Tariff (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 1996

15, 1996

24 June 1996

1 July 1996 (f)

Statute Law Revision Act 1996

43, 1996

25 Oct 1996

Schedule 2 (items 8–13): (g)
Schedule 5 (items 7–9): Royal Assent (g)

Bankruptcy Legislation Amendment Act 1996

44, 1996

25 Oct 1996

Schedule 1 (item 1): 16 Dec 1996 (see Gazette 1996, No. GN49)

Workplace Relations and Other Legislation Amendment Act 1996

60, 1996

25 Nov 1996

Schedule 19 (item 3): Royal Assent

Income Tax (Consequential Amendments) Act 1997

39, 1997

17 Apr 1997

1 July 1997

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Taxation Laws Amendment Act (No. 1) 1998

16, 1998

16 Apr 1998

Schedule 8 (item 3): (h)

AIDC Sale Act 1997

67, 1997

5 June 1997

Schedule 2 (item 1): 22 Apr 2011 (see F2011L00637) (i)

Australian National Railways Commission Sale Act 1997

96, 1997

30 June 1997

Schedule 4 (item 1): 1 Nov 2000 (see Gazette 2000, No. S562)

Foreign Affairs and Trade Legislation Amendment Act 1997

150, 1997

17 Oct 1997

Schedule 2 (item 1): Royal Assent

Audit (Transitional and Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 1997

152, 1997

24 Oct 1997

Schedule 2 (item 141): 1 Jan 1998 (see s. 2(2) and Gazette 1997, No. GN49)

Snowy Hydro Corporatisation (Consequential Amendments) Act 1997

177, 1997

21 Nov 1997

28 June 2002 (see s. 2 and Gazette 2002, No. S216)

Judiciary Amendment Act 1999

7, 1999

31 Mar 1999

Schedules 1–3: 1 Sept 1999 (see Gazette 1999, No. S395)
Remainder: Royal Assent

Statute Stocktake Act 1999

118, 1999

22 Sept 1999

22 Sept 1999

Sch. 2 (item 20) [see Table A]

Public Employment (Consequential and Transitional) Amendment Act 1999

146, 1999

11 Nov 1999

Schedule 1 (items 50–53): 5 Dec 1999 (see Gazette 1999, No. S584)

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Legislation Amendment Act 1999

161, 1999

10 Dec 1999

Schedule 3 (items 1, 16): (j)

A New Tax System (Indirect Tax and Consequential Amendments) Act 1999

176, 1999

22 Dec 1999

Schedule 8 (items 1, 2): (k)

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Taxation Laws Amendment Act (No. 8) 2000

156, 2000

21 Dec 2000

Schedule 7 (item 8): (l)

Federal Magistrates (Consequential Amendments) Act 1999

194, 1999

23 Dec 1999

Schedule 4: 23 Dec 1999 (see s. 2(1))

Sch. 4 (item 72) [see Table A]

Australian Federal Police Legislation Amendment Act 2000

9, 2000

7 Mar 2000

2 July 2000 (see Gazette 2000, No. S328)

Sch. 3 (items 20, 21, 34, 35) [see Table A]

Jurisdiction of Courts Legislation Amendment Act 2000

57, 2000

30 May 2000

Schedule 1 (items 3–27): 1 July 2000 (see Gazette 2000, No. GN25)
Schedule 2 (items 1–5, 16): Royal Assent

Sch. 1 (item 27) and Sch. 2 (item 16) [see Table A]

Jurisdiction of Courts (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2000

161, 2000

21 Dec 2000

21 Dec 2000

Sch. 1 (items 16, 17) [see Table A]

Broadcasting Services Amendment Act 2000

172, 2000

21 Dec 2000

Schedule 1 (item 1): Royal Assent

Corporations (Repeals, Consequentials and Transitionals) Act 2001

55, 2001

28 June 2001

Ss. 4–14 and Schedule 3 (items 13–15): 15 July 2001 (see s. 2(3) and Gazette 2001, No. S285)

Ss. 4–14 [see Note 1]

Financial Services Reform (Consequential Provisions) Act 2001

123, 2001

27 Sept 2001

Schedule 1 (item 1): 11 Mar 2002 (see Gazette 2001, No. GN42)

Migration Legislation Amendment (Judicial Review) Act 2001

134, 2001

27 Sept 2001

Schedule 1: 2 Oct 2001 (see Gazette 2001, No. S406)
Remainder: Royal Assent

Sch. 1 (item
8(1)–(3)) [see Table A]

Intelligence Services (Consequential Provisions) Act 2001

153, 2001

1 Oct 2001

29 Oct 2001 (see s. 2)

S. 4 [see Table A]

Jurisdiction of the Federal Magistrates Service Legislation Amendment Act 2001

157, 2001

1 Oct 2001

Schedule 2 (items 2–5, 6(2)): Royal Assent

Sch. 2 (item 6(2)) [see Table A]

Proceeds of Crime (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2002

86, 2002

11 Oct 2002

Ss. 1–3: Royal Assent
Remainder: 1 Jan 2003 (see s. 2(1) and Gazette 2002, No. GN44)

Workplace Relations Legislation Amendment Act 2002

127, 2002

11 Dec 2002

Schedule 2 (item 17): Royal Assent

Dairy Industry Service Reform Act 2003

32, 2003

15 Apr 2003

Schedule 1: 1 July 2003 (see Gazette 2003, No. S228)
Remainder: Royal Assent

Sch. 1 (items
127–129) [see Table A]

Australian Crime Commission Amendment Act 2004

30, 2004

2 Apr 2004

Schedule 2 (item 1): Royal Assent

Communications Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 2004

35, 2004

20 Apr 2004

21 Apr 2004

Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Act 2004

62, 2004

26 May 2004

Schedule 1 (item 2): (m)
Schedule 1 (items 3, 4): 27 May 2004

Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Energy Market) Act 2004

108, 2004

30 June 2004

Schedules 1 and 2: 23 May 2005 (see F2005L01121)
Remainder: Royal Assent

Anti‑terrorism Act (No. 2) 2004

124, 2004

16 Aug 2004

Schedule 3: 17 Aug 2004
Remainder: Royal Assent

National Security Information (Criminal Proceedings) (Consequential Amendments) Act 2004

151, 2004

14 Dec 2004

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

National Security Information Legislation Amendment Act 2005

89, 2005

6 July 2005

Schedule 1: 3 Aug 2005
Remainder: Royal Assent

Statute Law Revision Act 2005

100, 2005

6 July 2005

Schedule 1 (item 1): Royal Assent

Human Services Legislation Amendment Act 2005

111, 2005

6 Sept 2005

Schedule 2 (items 80, 728): 1 Oct 2005

Sch. 2 (item 728) [see Table A]

Building and Construction Industry Improvement (Consequential and Transitional) Act 2005

112, 2005

12 Sept 2005

Schedule 2 (item 1): Royal Assent

Telstra (Transition to Full Private Ownership) Act 2005

118, 2005

23 Sept 2005

S. 3: Royal Assent
Schedule 1 (item 41): 24 Nov 2006 (see s. 3(1) and F2006L03997)

S. 3 [see Table A]

Migration Litigation Reform Act 2005

137, 2005

15 Nov 2005

Schedule 1: 1 Dec 2005 (see F2005L03684)
Remainder: Royal Assent

Sch. 1 (items
40–42) [see Table A]

Anti‑Terrorism Act (No. 2) 2005

144, 2005

14 Dec 2005

S. 4: Royal Assent
Schedule 4 (item 25): 15 Dec 2005

S. 4 [see Table A]

Commonwealth Radioactive Waste Management (Related Amendments) Act 2005

146, 2005

14 Dec 2005

Schedule 1 (item 1): 15 Dec 2005 (see s. 2(1))

Australian Sports Anti‑Doping Authority (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2006

7, 2006

7 Mar 2006

Schedule 1 (item 1): 13 Mar 2006 (see s. 2(1) and F2006L00764)

Offshore Petroleum (Repeals and Consequential Amendments) Act 2006

17, 2006

29 Mar 2006

Schedule 2 (item 1): 1 July 2008 (see s. 2(1) and F2008L02273)

Telecommunications (Interception) Amendment Act 2006

40, 2006

3 May 2006

Schedule 1 (item 10): 13 June 2006 (see F2006L01623)

Energy Legislation Amendment Act 2006

60, 2006

22 June 2006

Schedule 2 (item 1): (o)

Fuel Tax (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2006

73, 2006

26 June 2006

Schedule 5 (items 1, 63): 1 July 2006 (see s. 2(1))

Excise Laws Amendment (Fuel Tax Reform and Other Measures) Act 2006

74, 2006

26 June 2006

Schedule 1 (item 1): 1 July 2006

Law Enforcement (AFP Professional Standards and Related Measures) Act 2006

84, 2006

30 June 2006

Schedule 3 (item 1): 30 Dec 2006 (see s. 2(1))

Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner (Consequential Amendments) Act 2006

86, 2006

30 June 2006

Schedule 1 (item 1): 30 Dec 2006 (see s. 2(1))

Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Act 2006

90, 2006

30 June 2006

Schedule 1: 11 Sept 2006 (see F2006L02947)
Remainder: Royal Assent

Sch. 1 (item 192) [see Table A]

Tax Laws Amendment (Repeal of Inoperative Provisions) Act 2006

101, 2006

14 Sept 2006

Schedule 5 (items 2–5) and Schedule 6 (items 5–11): Royal Assent

Sch. 6 (items
5–11) [see Table A]

Commonwealth Radioactive Waste Management Legislation Amendment Act 2006

161, 2006

11 Dec 2006

11 Dec 2006

Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2006

170, 2006

12 Dec 2006

Schedule 1 (item 1): 13 Dec 2006 (see s. 2(1))

Statute Law Revision Act 2007

8, 2007

15 Mar 2007

Schedule 3 (items 18, 19): Royal Assent

Australian Energy Market Amendment (Gas Legislation) Act 2007

45, 2007

10 Apr 2007

Schedule 1 (item 1): 1 July 2008 (see F2008L02164)

Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Amendment Act 2007

52, 2007

12 Apr 2007

Schedule 1 (items 1, 65): 13 Apr 2007

Sch. 1 (item 65) [see Table A]

Tax Laws Amendment (2007 Measures No. 1) Act 2007

56, 2007

12 April 2007

12 Apr 2007

Sch. 1 (item 5) [see Table A]

Australian Energy Market Amendment (Minor Amendments) Act 2008

60, 2008

30 June 2008

Schedule 1: (p)

Financial System Legislation Amendment (Financial Claims Scheme and Other Measures) Act 2008

105, 2008

17 Oct 2008

Schedule 1 (item 53): (q)

Same‑Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws—General Law Reform) Act 2008

144, 2008

9 Dec 2008

Schedule 2 (items 2, 3): 1 July 2009

Sch. 2 (item 3) [see Table A]

Australian Energy Market Amendment (AEMO and Other Measures) Act 2009

17, 2009

26 Mar 2009

Schedule 1 (item 1): 27 Mar 2009

Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009

55, 2009

25 June 2009

Schedule 17 (item 18): 1 July 2009

Tax Laws Amendment (2009 Measures No. 4) Act 2009

88, 2009

18 Sept 2009

Schedule 5 (item 244): Royal Assent

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Legislation Amendment Act 2009

102, 2009

8 Oct 2009

Schedule 1 (item 52): 9 Oct 2009

Access to Justice (Civil Litigation Reforms) Amendment Act 2009

117, 2009

4 Dec 2009

Schedule 3 (item 15): 1 Jan 2010

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Serious and Organised Crime) Act (No. 2) 2010

4, 2010

19 Feb 2010

Schedule 1 (items 210, 211) and Schedule 7 (item 23): 20 Feb 2010

Sch. 1 (item 211) [see Table A]

Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Act (No. 1) 2010

44, 2010

14 Apr 2010

Schedule 4 (item 1): 1 July 2010

Tax Laws Amendment (Transfer of Provisions) Act 2010

79, 2010

29 June 2010

Schedule 1 (items 11, 12): 1 July 2010

Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Act (No. 2) 2010

103, 2010

13 July 2010

Schedule 6 (items 1, 2, 150): 1 Jan 2011

National Security Legislation Amendment Act 2010

127, 2010

24 Nov 2010

Schedule 10 (item 1): 25 Nov 2010

Tax Laws Amendment (Confidentiality of Taxpayer Information) Act 2010

145, 2010

16 Dec 2010

Schedule 2 (item 1): 17 Dec 2010

Statute Law Revision Act 2011

5, 2011

22 Mar 2011

Schedule 1 (item 2): Royal Assent
Schedule 5 (items 1, 2): 19 Apr 2011

Australian Energy Market Amendment (National Energy Retail Law) Act 2011

119, 2011

14 Oct 2011

Schedule 2 (item 1): 1 July 2012 (see s. 2(1) and South Australia Gazette 28 June 2012 p2923)

Crimes Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 2011

174, 2011

5 Dec 2011

Schedule 2 (items 140, 141): 1 Jan 2012

Minerals Resource Rent Tax (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2012

14, 2012

29 Mar 2012

Schedule 2 (item 10): (r)
Schedule 3 (item 1): 1 July 2012 (see s. 2(1))
Schedule 3 (item 90): (r)

S. 2(1) (item 6) (am. by 39, 2012, Sch. 1 [items 267, 268])

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Indirect Tax Laws Amendment (Assessment) Act 2012

39, 2012

15 Apr 2012

Schedule 1 (items 267, 268, 271): (s)
Schedule 1 (items 269, 270): (s)

National Radioactive Waste Management Act 2012

29, 2012

4 Apr 2012

Schedule 1 (item 2): Royal Assent

Indirect Tax Laws Amendment (Assessment) Act 2012

39, 2012

15 Apr 2012

Schedule 1 (items 30, 239): 1 July 2012

Sch. 1 (item 239) [see Table A]

Road Safety Remuneration (Consequential Amendments and Related Provisions) Act 2012

47, 2012

16 Apr 2012

Schedule 1: 1 July 2012 (see s. 2(1))

Financial Framework Legislation Amendment Act (No. 3) 2012

77, 2012

28 June 2012

Schedule 1 (item 1): Royal Assent

Australian Charities and Not‑for‑profits Commission (Consequential and Transitional) Act 2012

169, 2012

3 Dec 2012

Schedule 3 (item 1): 3 Dec 2012 (see s. 2(1))


(a)     The Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 was amended by section 3 only of the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 1) 1985, subsection 2(3) of which provides as follows:

                 (3)   The amendment of the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 made by this Act shall come into operation, or be deemed to have come into operation as the case requires, immediately after the commencement of the Defence Force (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982.

         The Defence Force (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 came into operation on 3 July 1985.

(b)     The Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 was amended by the Schedule (Part 2) only of the Qantas Sale Act 1992, paragraph 2(3)(a) of which provides as follows:

                 (3)   A Proclamation may fix a day that is earlier than the day on which the Proclamation is published in the Gazette but only if:

                              (a)   in the case of sections 30, 31, 35, 37, 39, 43 and 50 and Parts 1 and 2 of the Schedule—the day is not earlier than the substantial minority sale day.

(c)     The Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 was amended by section 44 only of the Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation Limited Sale Act 1993, subsection 2(2) of which provides as follows:

                 (2)   Sections 5 to 36 (inclusive) and 39 to 44 (inclusive) commence on the sale day.

(d)     The ANL Sale Act 1995 was repealed by section 79 of that Act before coming into operation.

(e)     The Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 was amended by the Schedule (item 1) only of the Commonwealth Bank Sale Act 1995, subsection 2(6) of which provides as follows:

                 (6)   Items 1 and 48 of the Schedule commence on the 10th anniversary of the day on which the transfer time occurs.

The transfer time occurred on 19 July 1996.

(f)      Section 2 of the Customs Tariff (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 1996 provides as follows:

                    2   This Act commences on 1 July 1996 immediately after the commencement of the Customs Tariff Act 1995.

(g)     The Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 was amended by Schedule 2 (items 8–13) and Schedule 5 (items 7–9) only of the Statute Law Revision Act 1996, subsections 2(1) and (2) of which provide as follows:

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

                 (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.

         Schedule 2 (items 8–13) commenced on the day on which this Act received the Royal Assent.

(h)     The Income Tax (Consequential Amendments) Act 1997 was amended by Schedule 8 (item 3) of the Taxation Laws Amendment Act (No. 1) 1998, subsection 2(2) of which provides as follows:

                 (2)   Schedule 8 is taken to have commenced immediately before 1 July 1997.

(i)      The Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 was amended by Schedule 2 (item 1) only of the AIDC Sale Act 1997, subsection 2(2) of which provides as follows:

                 (2)   Schedule 2 commences on a day to be fixed by Proclamation. The day must not be earlier than the day on which the Minister gives the Governor‑General a written certificate stating that the Minister is satisfied that the Australian Industry Development Corporation has no assets and no liabilities.

(j)      The Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 was amended by Schedule 3 (items 1 and 16) only of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Legislation Amendment Act 1999, subsection 2(2) of which provides as follows:

                 (2)   Subject to subsections (3) to (6), Schedule 3 commences immediately after the commencement of the other Schedules to this Act.

         The other Schedules commenced on Royal Assent.

(k)     The Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 was amended by Schedule 8 (items 1 and 2) only of the A New Tax System (Indirect Tax and Consequential Amendments) Act 1999, subsection 2(17) of which provides as follows:

               (17)   Schedule 8 commences immediately after the commencement of the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999.

         The A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 came into operation on 1 July 2000.

(l)      The A New Tax System (Indirect Tax and Consequential Amendments) Act 1999 was amended by Schedule 7 (item 8) only of the Taxation Laws Amendment Act (No. 8) 2000, subsection 2(4) of which provides as follows:

                 (4)   Item 8 of Schedule 7 is taken to have commenced immediately after the A New Tax System (Indirect Tax and Consequential Amendments) Act 1999 received the Royal Assent.

(m)    Subsection 2(1) (item 3) of the Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Act 2004 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

3.  Schedule 1, item 2

Immediately after the commencement of item 1 of Schedule 6 to the Proceeds of Crime (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2002.

1 January 2003

(n)     Subsection 2(1) (item 2) of the National Security Information (Criminal Proceedings) (Consequential Amendments) Act 2004 provides as follows:

                 (1)   Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

2.  Schedules 1 and 2

Immediately after the commencement of sections 3 to 49 of the National Security Information (Criminal Proceedings) Act 2004.

1 March 2005

(o)     Subsection 2(1) (item 3) of the Energy Legislation Amendment Act 2006 provides as follows:

                 (1)   Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

3.  Schedule 2, item 1

Immediately after the commencement of Schedules 1 and 2 to the Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Energy Market) Act 2004.

23 May 2005

(p)     Subsection 2(1) (item 2) of the Australian Energy Market Amendment (Minor Amendments) Act 2008 provides as follows:

                 (1)   Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

2.  Schedules 1 and 2

Immediately after the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Australian Energy Market Amendment (Gas Legislation) Act 2007.

1 July 2008
(see F2008L02164)

(q)     Subsection 2(1) (items 2 and 3) of the Financial System Legislation Amendment (Financial Claims Scheme and Other Measures) Act 2008 provides as follows:

                 (1)   Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

2.  Schedule 1

Immediately after the provision(s) covered by table item 3.

18 October 2008

3.  Schedules 2 to 5

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

18 October 2008

(r)     Subsection 2(1) (items 4 and 6) of the Minerals Resource Rent Tax (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2012 provides as follows:

                 (1)   Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

4.  Schedule 2, Part 2

At the same time as the Minerals Resource Rent Tax Act 2012 commences.

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if the Indirect Tax Laws Amendment (Assessment) Act 2012 receives the Royal Assent before 1 July 2012.

Does not commence

6.  Schedule 3, item 90

Immediately after the commencement of Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Indirect Tax Laws Amendment (Assessment) Act 2012.

1 July 2012

(s)     Subsection 2(1) (items 4–6) of the Indirect Tax Laws Amendment (Assessment) Act 2012 provides as follows:

                 (1)   Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

4.  Schedule 1, items 265 to 268

Immediately after the commencement of section 2 of the Minerals Resource Rent Tax (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2012.

29 March 2012

5.  Schedule 1, items 269 and 270

Immediately after the time specified in the Minerals Resource Rent Tax (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2012 for the commencement of Part 2 of Schedule 2 to that Act.

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if this Act receives the Royal Assent before 1 July 2012.

Do not commence

6.  Schedule 1, item 271

Immediately after the commencement of section 2 of the Minerals Resource Rent Tax (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2012.

29 March 2012


Table of Amendments

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

Provision affected

How affected

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

am. No. 66, 1978; No. 111, 1980; No. 153, 1982; Nos. 8 and 109, 1988; No. 196, 1992; No. 43, 1996; No. 194, 1999; Nos. 57 and 161, 2000; No. 55, 2001; No. 5, 2011

S. 3A ..................................

ad. No. 109, 1988

 

am. No. 57, 2000

S. 4 .....................................

am. No. 66, 1978

Ss. 5, 6 ...............................

am. No. 43, 1996; No. 194, 1999; No. 157, 2001

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

am. No. 66, 1978; No. 194, 1999; No. 157, 2001

Heading to s. 8 .................

am. No. 194, 1999

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

am. No. 194, 1999

Note to s. 8.........................

ad. No. 161, 2000

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

am. No. 111, 1980; No. 44, 1996; No. 57, 2000

Note to s. 9(1)....................

ad. No. 57, 2000

 

am. No. 55, 2001

S. 9A...................................

ad. No. 57, 2000

 

am. No. 151, 2004; No. 89, 2005

S. 9B...................................

ad. No. 89, 2005

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

am. No. 66, 1978; No. 62, 1983; No. 194, 1999; No. 84, 2006

S. 11 ...................................

am. No. 111, 1980; No. 43, 1996; No. 194, 1999

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

am. No. 194, 1999

S. 13 ...................................

am. No. 111, 1980; No. 43, 1996; No. 194, 1999; No. 157, 2001

S. 13A ................................

ad. No. 111, 1980

 

am. No. 194, 1999

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

am. No. 111, 1980; No. 43, 1996; No. 194, 1999

Heading to s. 15 ...............

am. No. 194, 1999

S. 15 ...................................

am. No. 43, 1996; No. 194, 1999

S. 15A ................................

ad. No. 194, 1999

Heading to s. 16 ...............

am. No. 194, 1999

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

am. No. 194, 1999

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

am. No. 111, 1980; No. 43, 1996; No. 194, 1999; No. 57, 2000

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

am. No. 43, 1996; No. 194, 1999

S. 18A ................................

ad. No. 8, 1988

 

am. No. 194, 1999

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

am. No. 194, 1999

S. 19A ................................

ad. No. 66, 1978

Note to s. 19A(1)................

ad. No. 57, 2000

S. 19B.................................

ad. No. 57, 2000

Schedule 1 ........................

ad. No. 111, 1980

 

am. Nos. 115, 122, 137, 140 and 153, 1982; No. 144, 1983; Nos. 4, 47 and 65, 1985; Nos. 41, 76, 102 and 112, 1986; Nos. 62, 76 and 145, 1987; Nos. 5 and 87, 1988; Nos. 14 and 107, 1989; Nos. 60 and 118, 1990; No. 216, 1991; Nos. 92, 151 and 196, 1992; Nos. 32, 54 and 88, 1993; No. 124, 1994; Nos. 161 and 175, 1995; Nos. 15, 43 and 60, 1996; Nos. 39 and 177, 1997; Nos. 7, 118 and 161, 1999; No. 176, 1999 (as am. by No. 156, 2000); No. 57, 2000; Nos. 123, 134 and 153, 2001; Nos. 86 and 127, 2002; Nos. 35, 62 and 124, 2004; Nos. 100, 112, 118, 137, 144 and 146, 2005; Nos. 40, 73, 74, 90, 101, 161 and 170, 2006; Nos. 8, 52 and 56, 2007; No. 105, 2008; Nos. 55, 88 and 117, 2009; Nos. 4, 79 and 145, 2010; No. 174, 2011; No. 29, 2012; SLI 2012 No. 80; Nos. 14, 39, 47, 77 and 169, 2012

Schedule 2 ........................

ad. No. 111, 1980

 

am. No. 111, 1982; No. 144, 1983; Nos. 76, 159 and 164, 1984; No. 153, 1986; No. 141, 1987; Nos. 5, 63, 111 and 127, 1988; Nos. 150, 153 and 159, 1989; Nos. 77 and 118, 1990; No. 149, 1991; No. 196, 1992; No. 85, 1995; Nos. 67, 96, 150 and 152, 1997; No. 146, 1999; Statutory Rules 1999 No. 301 (as am. by Statutory Rules 2000 No. 332); Nos. 9, 57 and 172, 2000; No. 32, 2003; Nos. 30, 62 and 151, 2004; Nos. 89 and 111, 2005; SLI 2006 No. 50; No. 86, 2006; No. 144, 2008; No. 127, 2010; No. 5, 2011

Schedule 3.........................

ad. No. 57, 2000

 

am. No. 55, 2001; No. 108, 2004; Nos. 7, 17 and 60, 2006; No. 45, 2007; No. 60, 2008; Nos. 17 and 102, 2009; Nos. 44 and 103, 2010; Nos. 5 and 119, 2011


Table A

Application, saving or transitional provisions

Statute Stocktake Act 1999 (No. 118, 1999)

Schedule 2 

20  Saving provision

The amendments made by items 17, 18 and 19 do not allow a decision made under the Estate Duty Assessment Act 1914, the Gift Duty Assessment Act 1941 or the Taxation (Unpaid Company Tax) Assessment Act 1982 to be reviewed under the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977.

 

Federal Magistrates (Consequential Amendments) Act 1999
(No. 194, 1999)

Schedule 4 

72  Transitional—section 19 of the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977

Regulations in force for the purposes of subsection 19(1) of the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 immediately before the commencement of this item have effect, after the commencement of this item, as if:

                     (a)  they had been made for the purposes of subsection 19(1) of the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 as amended by this Act; and

                     (b)  each reference in those regulations to the Federal Court included a reference to the Federal Magistrates Court.

 

Australian Federal Police Legislation Amendment Act 2000 (No. 9, 2000)

Schedule 3

20  Definition

In this Part:

commencing time means the time when this Part commences.

21  Amendment of the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977

The amendment of the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 made by Schedule 2 to this Act applies to decisions under the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 made at or after the commencing time.

34  Warrants or writs etc. may continue to be executed

If, immediately before the commencing time, any warrant, writ, order, permission or other instrument (the authority) issued under a law of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory could be executed by a person who was at that time a member, staff member or special member of the Australian Federal Police, the authority continues to be able to be executed at and after the commencing time by the person in his or her capacity as:

                     (a)  the Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police; or

                     (b)  a Deputy Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police; or

                     (c)  an AFP employee; or

                     (d)  a special member of the Australian Federal Police;

(all within the meaning of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 as in force at and after the commencing time).

Note:          A person who is a member or staff member of the Australian Federal Police immediately before the commencing time is taken to be engaged as an AFP employee. Similarly, a person who is a special member of the Australian Federal Police immediately before the commencing time is taken to be appointed as a special member. See item 2 of this Schedule.

35  Regulations dealing with matters of a transitional or saving nature

(1)       The Governor‑General may make regulations, not inconsistent with any other provision of this Schedule, prescribing matters of a transitional or saving nature in relation to the amendments made by Schedule 1 or 2.

(2)       Regulations made under this item within one year after the commencement of this item may commence on a day earlier than the day on which they are made, but not earlier than the commencement of this item.

 

Jurisdiction of Courts Legislation Amendment Act 2000 (No. 57, 2000)

Schedule 1

27  Effect of amendments in relation to reviewable State and Territory decisions

Definitions

(1)       In this item:

amended Act means the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 as in force after the commencement.

commencement means the commencement of the amendments of the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 made by this Schedule.

reviewable State decision means a decision:

                     (a)  to which the amended Act applies because of the application of paragraph (b) of the definition of decision to which this Act applies in subsection 3(1) of that Act; and

                     (b)  that was made under a law of a State.

reviewable Territory decision means a decision:

                     (a)  to which the amended Act applies because of the application of paragraph (b) of the definition of decision to which this Act applies in subsection 3(1) of that Act; and

                     (b)  that was made under a law of the Australian Capital Territory or the Northern Territory.

Reviewable State decisions made before the commencement—situations in which period for seeking review under amended Act is extended

(2)       In each of the following situations, the amended Act applies in relation to a person and a reviewable State decision as if the prescribed period for the purposes of paragraph 11(1)(c) of that Act began on the commencement and ended on the later of the 28th day after the commencement and the day on which that prescribed period would, apart from this subitem, have ended:

                     (a)  the first situation—the decision was made during the period starting on 20 May 1999 and ending immediately before the commencement;

                     (b)  the second situation—before 17 June 1999, the Federal Court of Australia, purporting to act under the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 as purportedly applied as a law of a State, made an order allowing the person further time to make an application for an order of review of the decision and that period of time had not expired by 17 June 1999;

                     (c)  the third situation—immediately before 17 June 1999, proceedings by way of an application by the person for an order of review of the decision were before the Federal Court of Australia under the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 as purportedly applied as a law of a State.

Note:       The power under paragraph 11(1)(c) of the amended Act to extend the time for applying for judicial review of a decision is available even if the decision is a reviewable State decision and the 28 day time limit that would otherwise apply expired before the commencement.

Reviewable Territory decisions—ACT and NT laws no longer operate to apply the AD(JR) Act

(3)       A law of the Australian Capital Territory or the Northern Territory that provides for the application of the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 as a law of that Territory is of no effect at any time after the commencement so far as that law purports to apply that Act in relation to a reviewable Territory decision (whenever it was made).

Note:       The amended Act applies to these decisions.

Reviewable Territory decisions—review proceedings continue after the commencement under the amended Act

(4)       If, immediately before the commencement, proceedings in relation to a reviewable Territory decision were before a court under the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 as applying as a law of the Australian Capital Territory or the Northern Territory, then, on and after the commencement, those proceedings continue as if they had been commenced in that court under the amended Act.

Reviewable Territory decisions—continued effect of orders made before the commencement

(5)       An order made by a court before the commencement under the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 as applying as a law of the Australian Capital Territory or the Northern Territory has effect, on and after the commencement, as if it had been made by that court under the amended Act.

Schedule 2

16  Application of amendments

(1)       In this item:

commencement means the commencement of the amendments of the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977, the Corporations Act 1989 and the Judiciary Act 1903 made by Part 1 of this Schedule.

related criminal justice process decision, in relation to an offence, has the same meaning as in the following provisions (as amended by Part 1 of this Schedule):

                     (a)  section 9A of the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977;

                     (b)  section 51AA of the Corporations Act 1989;

                     (c)  section 39B of the Judiciary Act 1903.

(2)       The amendments of the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977, the Corporations Act 1989 and the Judiciary Act 1903 made by Part 1 of this Schedule apply in relation to:

                     (a)  a decision made on or after the commencement to prosecute a person for an offence, even if the conduct alleged to give rise to the offence occurred before the commencement; or

                     (b)  a related criminal justice process decision made on or after the commencement in relation to an offence, even if either or both of the following apply:

                              (i)  the conduct alleged to give rise to the offence occurred before the commencement;

                             (ii)  the prosecution of the offence, or an appeal arising out of the prosecution, was commenced before the commencement.

(3)       The amendments of the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977, the Corporations Act 1989 and the Judiciary Act 1903 made by Part 1 of this Schedule also apply in relation to:

                     (a)  a decision made before the commencement to prosecute a person for an offence, unless that decision is the subject of an application that is before a court at 13 April 2000; or

                     (b)  a related criminal justice process decision made before the commencement in relation to an offence, unless the decision is the subject of an application that is before a court at 13 April 2000.

 

Jurisdiction of Courts (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2000
(No. 161, 2000)

Schedule 1

16  Pre‑commencement jurisdiction of the Federal Magistrates Court

The enactment of this Schedule does not imply that the Parliament did not intend that the Federal Magistrates Court was to have jurisdiction, at a time before the commencement of this item, to hear and determine:

                     (a)  a proceeding arising under the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 that was transferred to the Federal Magistrates Court under section 32AB of the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976; or

                     (b)  a proceeding arising under the Family Law Act 1975 that was transferred to the Federal Magistrates Court under section 33B of the Family Law Act 1975.

17  Pre‑commencement jurisdiction of the Federal Court

The enactment of this Schedule does not imply that the Parliament did not intend that the Federal Court was to have jurisdiction, at a time before the commencement of this item, to hear and determine a proceeding arising under the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 that was transferred to the Federal Court under Part 5 of the Federal Magistrates Act 1999.

 

Migration Legislation Amendment (Judicial Review) Act 2001
(No. 134, 2001)

Schedule 1

8  Application

(1)       If an application for judicial review of a decision under the Migration Act 1958 is lodged before the commencement of this Schedule, the Migration Act 1958, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 and the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977, as in force immediately before that commencement, apply in respect of the application, and in respect of the review, as if this Schedule had not been enacted.

(2)       The Migration Act 1958 and the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977, as amended by this Schedule, apply in respect of judicial review of a decision under the Migration Act 1958 if:

                     (a)  the decision was made on or after the commencement of this Schedule; or

                     (b)  the decision:

                              (i)  was made before the commencement of this Schedule; and

                             (ii)  as at that commencement, an application for judicial review of the decision had not been lodged.

(3)       A reference in subitem (1) or (2) to an application for judicial review of a decision is a reference to:

                     (a)  an application for review of the decision under:

                              (i)  section 44 of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975; or

                             (ii)  Part 8 of the Migration Act 1958; or

                            (iii)  the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977; or

                     (b)  an application for a writ of mandamus, prohibition or certiorari or an injunction or a declaration in respect of the decision under:

                              (i)  section 75 of the Constitution; or

                             (ii)  section 39B or 67C of the Judiciary Act 1903.

 

Intelligence Services (Consequential Provisions) Act 2001 (No. 153, 2001)

4  Regulations

                   The Governor‑General may make regulations providing for matters of a transitional nature (including any saving or application provision) arising out of the enactment of the Intelligence Services Act 2001, or the amendments made by this Act.

 

Jurisdiction of the Federal Magistrates Service Legislation Amendment Act 2001 (No. 157, 2001)

Schedule 2

6  Application of amendments

(2)       The amendments of the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 made by items 2, 3, 4 and 5 apply in relation to a decision made on or after the commencement of this item.

 

Dairy Industry Service Reform Act 2003 (No. 32, 2003)

Schedule 1

127  Dairy produce

A product that is dairy produce, immediately before the commencement of this item, under paragraph (c) of the definition of dairy produce in subsection 3(1) of the Dairy Produce Act 1986 is taken, after the commencement of this item, to continue to be dairy produce under that paragraph.

128  Continuation of secrecy obligations

Section 119 of the Dairy Produce Act 1986 as in force before the commencement of this item continues to apply after the commencement of this item to a person who, immediately before the commencement of this item, was a person to whom that section applied as if the amendments to that section made by this Schedule had not been made.

129  Final annual reports

(1)       For the final reporting period, the directors of Dairy Australia Limited must, in relation to the Australian Dairy Corporation and the Dairy Research and Development Corporation, prepare the report referred to in section 9 of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997. The report may include such other matters as the directors consider appropriate.

(2)       For the purposes of this item, the final reporting period is to be treated as a financial year.

(3)       In this item:

final reporting period means the period that:

                     (a)  started on 1 July 2002; and

                     (b)  ends at the commencement of this item.

 

Human Services Legislation Amendment Act 2005 (No. 111, 2005)

Schedule 2

728  Operation of the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977

Despite the amendment made by item 80, the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 has effect in relation to decisions made before the commencement time as if that amendment had not been made.

 

Telstra (Transition to Full Private Ownership) Act 2005 (No. 118, 2005)

3  Designated day

             (1)  If, in the opinion of the Minister, a particular day is the first day after the commencement of Part 1 of Schedule 1 on which a majority of the voting shares in Telstra are held by a person, or persons, other than the Commonwealth, the Minister must, by written instrument, declare the day to be the designated day for Telstra.

             (2)  The declaration has effect accordingly.

Future Fund and Communications Fund

             (3)  For the purposes of this section, if a share in Telstra is an investment of the Future Fund or the Communications Fund, the share is taken to be held by a person other than the Commonwealth.

Securities lending arrangements

             (4)  For the purposes of this section, if, under an agreement of the kind known as a securities lending arrangement:

                     (a)  at a particular time (the disposal time), the Commonwealth disposed of a share in Telstra (the borrowed share) to another person (the borrower); and

                     (b)  the Commonwealth may come under an obligation to:

                              (i)  re‑acquire the borrowed share from the borrower at a later time; or

                             (ii)  acquire an identical share from the borrower at a later time;

the borrowed share is taken to be held by the Commonwealth during the period:

                     (c)  beginning at the disposal time; and

                     (d)  ending when the obligation mentioned in paragraph (b) is discharged or can no longer arise.

Declaration

             (5)  The declaration under subsection (1) is a legislative instrument for the purposes of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003, but section 42 of that Act does not apply to the declaration.

             (6)  The designated day may be earlier than the day on which the declaration under subsection (1) is registered under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003.

Definitions

             (7)  In this section:

category A hybrid‑security issuer company has the same meaning as in the Telstra Corporation Act 1991.

Communications Fund has the same meaning as in the Telstra Corporation Act 1991.

Future Fund has the same meaning as in the Telstra Corporation Act 1991.

Telstra has the same meaning as in the Telstra Corporation Act 1991.

the Commonwealth includes a category A hybrid‑security issuer company.

voting share has the same meaning as in the Telstra Corporation Act 1991.

 

Migration Litigation Reform Act 2005 (No. 137, 2005)

Schedule 1

40  Definitions

In this Part:

commencement day means the day on which this Schedule commences.

migration decision has the same meaning as in the Migration Act 1958, as amended by Part 1 of this Schedule.

migration litigation has the same meaning as in Part 8B of the Migration Act 1958, as amended by Part 1 of this Schedule.

substantive proceedings has the same meaning as in paragraph 503B(1)(b) of the Migration Act 1958.

41  Application of item 1 and items 11 to 36

The amendments made by item 1 and items 11 to 36 of this Schedule apply to proceedings in relation to a migration decision that are commenced on or after the commencement day.

42  Transitional provision—migration decision made before commencement day

Where proceedings are commenced on or after the commencement day in relation to a migration decision made before the commencement day, and actual notification of the decision is given before the commencement day:

                     (a)  section 477 of the Migration Act 1958 applies as if the actual notification of the decision took place on the commencement day; and

                     (b)  section 477A of that Act applies as if the actual notification of the decision took place on the commencement day; and

                     (c)  section 486A of that Act applies as if the actual notification of the decision took place on the commencement day.

 

Anti‑Terrorism Act (No. 2) 2005 (No. 144, 2005)

4  Review of anti‑terrorism laws

             (1)  The Council of Australian Governments agreed on 27 September 2005 that the Council would, after 5 years, review the operation of:

                     (a)  the amendments made by Schedules 1, 3, 4 and 5; and

                     (b)  certain State laws.

             (2)  If a copy of the report in relation to the review is given to the Attorney‑General, the Attorney‑General must cause a copy of the report to be laid before each House of Parliament within 15 sitting days after the Attorney‑General receives the copy of the report.

 

Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Act 2006 (No. 90, 2006)

Schedule 1

192  Application—assessments

The amendment made by item 1 applies in relation to decisions made after the commencement of that item.

 

Tax Laws Amendment (Repeal of Inoperative Provisions) Act 2006
(No. 101, 2006)

Schedule 6

5  Application of Schedule 5 amendments

The repeals and amendments made by Schedule 5 apply to acts done or omitted to be done, or states of affairs existing, after the commencement of the amendments.

6  Object

The object of this Part is to ensure that, despite the repeals and amendments made by this Act, the full legal and administrative consequences of:

                     (a)  any act done or omitted to be done; or

                     (b)  any state of affairs existing; or

                     (c)  any period ending;

before such a repeal or amendment applies, can continue to arise and be carried out, directly or indirectly through an indefinite number of steps, even if some or all of those steps are taken after the repeal or amendment applies.

7  Making and amending assessments, and doing other things, in relation to past matters

Even though an Act is repealed or amended by this Act, the repeal or amendment is disregarded for the purpose of doing any of the following under any Act or legislative instrument (within the meaning of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003):

                     (a)  making or amending an assessment (including under a provision that is itself repealed or amended);

                     (b)  exercising any right or power, performing any obligation or duty or doing any other thing (including under a provision that is itself repealed or amended);

in relation to any act done or omitted to be done, any state of affairs existing, or any period ending, before the repeal or amendment applies.

Example 1: On 31 July 1999, Greg Ltd lodged its annual return under former section 160ARE of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936. The return stated that the company had a credit on its franking account and that no franking deficit tax was payable for the 1998‑99 franking year. Under former section 160ARH of that Act, the Commissioner was taken to have made an assessment consistent with the return.

                   Following an audit undertaken after the repeal of Part IIIAA of that Act, the Commissioner concludes that Greg Ltd fraudulently overfranked dividends it paid during the 1998‑99 franking year, and had a franking account deficit for that franking year. As a result, the Commissioner considers that franking deficit tax and a penalty by way of additional tax are payable.

                   The Commissioner can amend the assessment under former section 160ARN of that Act, because item 7 of this Schedule disregards the repeal of that section for the purposes of making an assessment in relation to the 1998‑99 franking year. Item 7 will also disregard the repeal of Division 11 of former Part IIIAA to the extent necessary for the Commissioner to assess Greg Ltd’s liability to a penalty by way of additional tax.

                   Despite the repeal of sections 160ARU and 160ARV, item 9 will ensure that the general interest charge will accrue on the unpaid franking deficit tax and penalty until they are paid.

                   Item 7 will also preserve Greg Ltd’s right, under former section 160ART of that Act, to object against the Commissioner’s amended assessment (including the penalty), since the objection is the exercise of a right in relation to a franking year that ended before the repeal of Part IIIAA.

Example 2: During the 1997‑98 income year, Duffy Property Ltd withheld amounts from its employees’ wages as required by former Divisions 1AAA and 2 of Part VI of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936. The company failed to notify the Commissioner of those amounts, and failed to remit them to the Commissioner.

                   Following an audit undertaken after the repeal of those Divisions, the Commissioner discovers that the withheld amounts have not been remitted. The company’s records are incomplete and the Commissioner is unable to completely ascertain the extent of its liability for the withheld amounts. Under section 222AGA of that Act, the Commissioner makes an estimate of the liability.

                   Item 7 will disregard the repeal of section 220AAZA of that Act (which empowered the Commissioner to recover the amount of the estimate). Even though the estimate is made after the repeal, it relates to amounts withheld before the repeal.

8  Saving of provisions about effect of assessments

If a provision or part of a provision that is repealed or amended by this Act deals with the effect of an assessment, the repeal or amendment is disregarded in relation to assessments made, before or after the repeal or amendment applies, in relation to any act done or omitted to be done, any state of affairs existing, or any period ending, before the repeal or amendment applies.

9  Saving of provisions about general interest charge, failure to notify penalty or late reconciliation statement penalty

If:

                     (a)  a provision or part of a provision that is repealed or amended by this Act provides for the payment of:

                              (i)  general interest charge, failure to notify penalty or late reconciliation statement penalty (all within the meaning of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936); or

                             (ii)  interest under the Taxation (Interest on Overpayments and Early Payments) Act 1983; and

                     (b)  in a particular case, the period in respect of which the charge, penalty or interest is payable (whether under the provision or under the Taxation Administration Act 1953) has not begun, or has begun but not ended, when the provision is repealed or amended;

then, despite the repeal or amendment, the provision or part continues to apply in the particular case until the end of the period.

10  Repeals disregarded for the purposes of dependent provisions

If the operation of a provision (the subject provision) of any Act or legislative instrument (within the meaning of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003) made under any Act depends to any extent on an Act, or a provision of an Act, that is repealed by this Act, the repeal is disregarded so far as it affects the operation of the subject provision.

11  Schedule does not limit operation of section 8 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901

This Schedule does not limit the operation of section 8 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

 

Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Amendment Act 2007 (No. 52, 2007)

Schedule 1

65  Judicial review of decisions made under the Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Act 2006

(1)       The amendment of paragraph (qa) of Schedule 1 to the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 made by this Schedule applies in relation to a decision made before, at or after the commencement of this item.

(2)       If, apart from this subitem, the prescribed period for the purposes of the application of paragraph 11(1)(c) of the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 to a decision made under the Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Act 2006 before the commencement of this item would end before that commencement, that prescribed period is taken, for those purposes, to be the period:

                     (a)  beginning on the day on which the decision was made; and

                     (b)  ending on the 28th day after the day on which this item commences.

 

Tax Laws Amendment (2007 Measures No. 1) Act 2007 (No. 56, 2007)

Schedule 1

5  Application

The amendments made by this Schedule apply to disclosures of information made on or after the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent (whenever the information was obtained).

 

Same‑Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws—General Law Reform) Act 2008 (No. 144, 2008)

Schedule 2

3  Application

The amendment of the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 made by this Part applies in relation to decisions to which section 13 of that Act applies that are made on or after the commencement of this item.

 

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Serious and Organised Crime) Act (No. 2) 2010 (No. 4, 2010)

Schedule 1

211  Application

The amendment made by item 210 applies in relation to decisions made on or after the commencement of this item.

 

Indirect Tax Laws Amendment (Assessment) Act 2012 (No. 39, 2012)

Schedule 1

239  Application of amendments

(1)       The amendments made by Divisions 1, 2 and 3 of this Part apply in relation to payments and refunds that relate to tax periods, and fuel tax return periods, starting on or after 1 July 2012.

(2)       The amendments made by Divisions 1, 2 and 3 of this Part also apply in relation to payments and refunds that:

                     (a)  do not relate to any tax periods or fuel tax return periods; and

                     (b)  relate to liabilities or entitlements that arose on or after 1 July 2012.