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Statute Law Revision Act (No. 2) 2015

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Act No. 145 of 2015 as made
An Act to make various amendments of the statute law of the Commonwealth, to repeal certain obsolete Acts, and for related purposes
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Originating Bill: Statute Law Revision Bill (No. 2) 2015
Registered 13 Nov 2015
Date of Assent 12 Nov 2015
Table of contents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statute Law Revision Act (No. 2) 2015

 

No. 145, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to make various amendments of the statute law of the Commonwealth, to repeal certain obsolete Acts, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

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

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 3

Schedule 1—Amendments of principal Acts                                                         4

Aged Care Act 1997                                                                                                    4

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994                                      4

Australian Grape and Wine Authority Act 2013                                                   4

Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011                                       4

Dairy Produce Act 1986                                                                                             5

Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999                                                         5

Imported Food Control Act 1992                                                                             5

Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989                          5

Personal Property Securities Act 2009                                                                   5

Plant Health Australia (Plant Industries) Funding Act 2002                             6

Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973                                                                             6

Sex Discrimination Act 1984                                                                                     6

South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty Act 1986                                               6

Surveillance Devices Act 2004                                                                                 6

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                  7

Telstra Corporation Act 1991                                                                                   7

Schedule 2—Amendments of amending laws                                                       8

Part 1—Amendments of amending Acts                                                            8

Broadcasting Services (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 1992         8

Counter‑Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Act 2014       8

Medibank Private Sale Act 2006                                                                              8

Part 2—Amendments of amending Regulations                                             9

Civil Aviation Legislation Amendment (Flight Crew Licensing) Regulation 2014            9

Schedule 3—Binding the Crown                                                                                10

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1984            10

Advance Australia Logo Protection Act 1984                                                     10

Air Navigation Act 1920                                                                                          10

Antarctic Marine Living Resources Conservation Act 1981                            11

Atomic Energy Act 1953                                                                                           11

Bankruptcy Act 1966                                                                                                11

Biological Control Act 1984                                                                                   11

Cheques Act 1986                                                                                                      12

Crimes (Biological Weapons) Act 1976                                                                12

Currency Act 1965                                                                                                    12

Environment Protection (Sea Dumping) Act 1981                                              13

Explosives Act 1961                                                                                                  13

Export Control Act 1982                                                                                          13

Export Inspection and Meat Charges Collection Act 1985                              13

Export Inspection (Establishment Registration Charges) Act 1985                14

Export Inspection (Quantity Charge) Act 1985                                                   14

Export Inspection (Service Charge) Act 1985                                                     14

Fringe Benefits Tax Act 1986                                                                                  14

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975                                                            15

Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976                                                                                 15

Income Tax (Offshore Banking Units) (Withholding Tax Recoupment) Act 1988               15

International Arbitration Act 1974                                                                       16

Lands Acquisition Act 1989                                                                                    16

National Measurement Act 1960                                                                            16

Nuclear Non‑Proliferation (Safeguards) Act 1987                                            16

Passenger Movement Charge Collection Act 1978                                            17

Proceeds of Crime Act 1987                                                                                    17

Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986                                           17

Protection of the Sea (Civil Liability) Act 1981                                                  17

Protection of the Sea (Powers of Intervention) Act 1981                                  18

Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983            18

Racial Discrimination Act 1975                                                                             18

Sea Installations Act 1987                                                                                       18

Shipping Registration Act 1981                                                                             19

South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty Act 1986                                             19

Submarine Cables and Pipelines Protection Act 1963                                      19

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979                                 20

Schedule 4—Terminology changes                                                                            21

Part 1—Indexation provisions                                                                                21

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005                                                 21

Authorised Deposit‑taking Institutions Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998  21

Authorised Non‑operating Holding Companies Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998  21

Bankruptcy Act 1966                                                                                                21

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918                                                                       21

Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits (Pension Increases) Act 1976 22

Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000                                          22

Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Act 1997 22

Education Services for Overseas Students (TPS Levies) Act 2012                   22

Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986                                                             22

General Insurance Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998                               23

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                      23

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936                                                                            23

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                            24

Interstate Road Transport Act 1985                                                                      24

Lands Acquisition Act 1989                                                                                    24

Life Insurance Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998                                       24

Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995                                          24

Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Act 1997                        24

Migration (Health Services) Charge Act 1991                                                    25

Migration (Visa Application) Charge Act 1997                                                  25

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                       25

National Health Act 1953                                                                                        25

Retirement Savings Account Providers Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998  25

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988                                          25

Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992                                     26

Superannuation Act 1922                                                                                        26

Superannuation Act 1976                                                                                        26

Superannuation Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998                                   26

Trust Recoupment Tax Assessment Act 1985                                                        26

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                            26

Part 2—Gender‑specific language                                                                        28

Parliamentary Presiding Officers Act 1965                                                         28

Public Works Committee Act 1969                                                                         28

Schedule 5—Repeal of spent and obsolete provisions                                   29

Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977                                       29

Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990                                                                   29

Schedule 6—Spent Acts                                                                                                    30

Captains Flat (Abatement of Pollution) Agreement Act 1975                          30

G20 (Safety and Security) Complementary Act 2014                                         30

States Grants (Advanced Education) Act 1976                                                   30

States Grants (Science Laboratories) Act 1971                                                   30

Tasmania Agreement (Hydro‑Electric Power Development) Act 1968           30

Wheat Tax Regulations (Validation) Act 1987                                                    30


 

 

Statute Law Revision Act (No. 2) 2015

No. 145, 2015

 

 

 

An Act to make various amendments of the statute law of the Commonwealth, to repeal certain obsolete Acts, and for related purposes

[Assented to 12 November 2015]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Statute Law Revision Act (No. 2) 2015.

2  Commencement

             (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.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

12 November 2015

2.  Schedule 1

The 28th day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

10 December 2015

3.  Schedule 2, items 1 to 3

The 28th day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

10 December 2015

4.  Schedule 2, item 4

Immediately after the commencement of section 2 of the Counter‑Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Act 2014.

3 November 2014

5.  Schedule 2, item 5

The 28th day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

10 December 2015

6.  Schedule 2, Part 2

Immediately after the time specified in the Civil Aviation Legislation Amendment (Flight Crew Licensing) Regulation 2014 for the commencement of the Regulation.

1 September 2014

7.  Schedules 3 to 6

The 28th day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

10 December 2015

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3  Schedules

             (1)  Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

             (2)  The amendment of any regulation under subsection (1) does not prevent the regulation, as so amended, from being amended or repealed by the Governor‑General.

Schedule 1Amendments of principal Acts

  

Aged Care Act 1997

1  Subsection 42‑2(3) (note)

Omit “section 58‑6”, substitute “section 52C‑5”.

Note:       This item fixes an incorrect cross‑reference.

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994

2  Subsection 5(1) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Omit “an veterinary chemical product”, substitute “a veterinary chemical product”.

Note:       This item fixes a grammatical error.

3  Paragraph 167(1)(c) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Omit “a decision under subsection 26C(2) to refuse an application”, substitute “a decision under paragraph 26C(1)(b) to refuse an application”.

Note:       This item fixes an incorrect cross‑reference.

Australian Grape and Wine Authority Act 2013

4  Subclauses 9(2) and (3) and 10(6) of the Schedule

Omit “subsection” (wherever occurring), substitute “subclause”.

Note:       This item fixes a reference to an incorrect concept.

Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011

5  Subsection 97(10)

Omit “benchmark storage level”, substitute “benchmark sequestration level”.

Note:       This item fixes a reference to an incorrect concept.

Dairy Produce Act 1986

6  Subclause 43(3) of Schedule 2 (note)

Omit “paragraph (3)(a), (b), (e) or (f)”, substitute “paragraph (3)(a) or (b)”.

Note:       This item omits redundant references.

Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999

7  Subsection 20(2) (paragraph (a) of the note)

Omit “section “94AAA of the Family Law Act 1975”, substitute “section 94AAA of the Family Law Act 1975”.

Note:       This item fixes a punctuation error.

Imported Food Control Act 1992

8  Subsection 3(1) (definition of national standard)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

national standard, in relation to a particular food or a particular matter affecting food, means a standard relating to that food or matter that is included in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.

Note:       This item substitutes a definition to remove a redundant paragraph.

Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989

9  Paragraph 100C(1)(a)

Omit “object”, substitute “objects”.

Note:       This item fixes a grammatical error.

Personal Property Securities Act 2009

10  Paragraph 158(1)(b) (first occurring)

Reletter as paragraph (a).

Note:       This item reletters a paragraph.

Plant Health Australia (Plant Industries) Funding Act 2002

11  Subsection 9(5)

Omit all the words after “subsection (2)),”, substitute “subsection 16(7) or paragraph 17(2)(d) (as the case requires) of the Horticulture Marketing and Research and Development Services Act 2000 applies to the refunded amount, to the extent of the excess”.

Note:       This item substitutes text in a subsection to remove a redundant paragraph.

Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973

12  Paragraph 7(9)(ad)

Omit “to be paid”, substitute “be paid”.

Note:       This item fixes a grammatical error.

Sex Discrimination Act 1984

13  Paragraph 106(1)(a)

Omit “Divison”, substitute “Division”.

Note:       This item fixes a spelling error.

South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty Act 1986

14  Subsections 17(1), (2) and (3) and 34(1) and (3)

Omit “Nuclear Non‑Proliferation (Safeguards) Act 1986”, substitute “Nuclear Non‑Proliferation (Safeguards) Act 1987”.

Note:       This item fixes incorrect citations of a short title of an Act.

Surveillance Devices Act 2004

15  Paragraph 45(7)(b)

Omit “within the meaning if the Intelligence Services Act 2001”, substitute “within the meaning of the Intelligence Services Act 2001”.

Note:       This item fixes a typographical error.

Telecommunications Act 1997

16  Paragraph 1(jb) of Schedule 4

Repeal the paragraph.

Note:       This item repeals a redundant paragraph.

Telstra Corporation Act 1991

17  Section 3 (definition of Transport Department)

Repeal the definition.

Note:       This item repeals a redundant definition.

18  Section 3 (definition of Transport Minister)

Repeal the definition.

Note:       This item repeals a redundant definition.

Schedule 2Amendments of amending laws

Part 1Amendments of amending Acts

Broadcasting Services (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 1992

1  Division 2 of Part 2 (heading)

Repeal the heading.

Note:       This item repeals a redundant Division heading.

2  Division 4 of Part 2 (heading)

Repeal the heading.

Note:       This item repeals a redundant Division heading.

3  Part 3 (heading)

Repeal the heading.

Note:       This item repeals a redundant Part heading.

Counter‑Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Act 2014

4  Subsection 2(1) (table item 6, column 2)

Omit “table item 1”, substitute “table item 5”.

Note:       This item fixes a misdescribed amendment.

Medibank Private Sale Act 2006

5  Subitem 20(10) of Schedule 2

Omit “section”, substitute “Section”.

Note:       This item fixes a typographical error.

Part 2Amendments of amending Regulations

Civil Aviation Legislation Amendment (Flight Crew Licensing) Regulation 2014

6  Section 2

After “commencement of”, insert “Schedule 1 to”.

Schedule 3Binding the Crown

  

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1984

1  Section 6

Repeal the section, substitute:

6  Act binds the Crown

                   This Act binds the Crown in each of its capacities.

Advance Australia Logo Protection Act 1984

2  Section 4

Omit “this Act binds the Crown in right of the Commonwealth, of each of the States, of the Northern Territory and of Norfolk Island”, substitute “this Act binds the Crown in each of its capacities”.

Air Navigation Act 1920

3  Section 2A

Repeal the section, substitute:

2A  Act binds the Crown

                   This Act binds the Crown in right of the Commonwealth, of each of the States, of the Australian Capital Territory and of the Northern Territory.

4  Section 24

Omit “Nothing in this Act shall be taken to subject the Crown in right of the Commonwealth, of a State or of the Northern Territory to liability to be prosecuted for an offence”, substitute “This Act does not make the Crown in right of the Commonwealth, of each of the States, of the Australian Capital Territory and of the Northern Territory liable to be prosecuted for an offence”.

Antarctic Marine Living Resources Conservation Act 1981

5  Subsections 4(1) and (2)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (1)  This Act binds the Crown in each of its capacities.

             (2)  This Act does not make the Crown liable to be prosecuted for an offence.

Atomic Energy Act 1953

6  Section 6

Repeal the section, substitute:

6  Act binds the Crown

             (1)  This Act binds the Crown in right of the Commonwealth, of each of the States, of the Australian Capital Territory and of the Northern Territory.

             (2)  This Act does not make the Crown in right of the Commonwealth, of a State, of the Australian Capital Territory or of the Northern Territory liable to be prosecuted for an offence.

Bankruptcy Act 1966

7  Section 8

Repeal the section, substitute:

8  Act binds the Crown

                   This Act binds the Crown in right of the Commonwealth, of each of the States, of the Australian Capital Territory and of the Northern Territory.

Biological Control Act 1984

8  Section 6

Repeal the section, substitute:

6  Act binds the Crown

             (1)  This Act binds the Crown in each of its capacities.

             (2)  This Act does not make the Crown liable to be prosecuted for an offence.

Cheques Act 1986

9  Section 9

Repeal the section, substitute:

9  Act binds the Crown

                   This Act binds the Crown in each of its capacities.

Crimes (Biological Weapons) Act 1976

10  Section 6

Repeal the section, substitute:

6  Act binds the Crown

                   This Act binds the Crown in right of the Commonwealth, of each of the States, of the Australian Capital Territory and of the Northern Territory.

Currency Act 1965

11  Section 6

Repeal the section, substitute:

6  Act binds the Crown

                   This Act binds the Crown in right of the Commonwealth, of each of the States, of the Australian Capital Territory and of the Northern Territory.

Environment Protection (Sea Dumping) Act 1981

12  Subsection 8(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

          (1A)  This Act binds the Crown in each of its capacities.

             (1)  This Act does not make the Crown liable to be prosecuted for an offence.

Explosives Act 1961

13  Section 6

Omit “This Act binds the Crown in right of the Commonwealth or of a State”, substitute “This Act binds the Crown in right of the Commonwealth, of each of the States, of the Australian Capital Territory and of the Northern Territory”.

Export Control Act 1982

14  Section 4

Repeal the section, substitute:

4  Act binds the Crown

                   This Act binds the Crown in right of the Commonwealth, of each of the States, of the Australian Capital Territory and of the Northern Territory.

Export Inspection and Meat Charges Collection Act 1985

15  Section 3B

Repeal the section, substitute:

3B  Act binds the Crown

                   This Act binds the Crown in right of each of the States, of the Australian Capital Territory, of the Northern Territory and of Norfolk Island.

Export Inspection (Establishment Registration Charges) Act 1985

16  Section 5

Repeal the section, substitute:

5  Act binds the Crown

                   This Act binds the Crown in right of each of the States, of the Australian Capital Territory, of the Northern Territory and of Norfolk Island.

Export Inspection (Quantity Charge) Act 1985

17  Section 5

Repeal the section, substitute:

5  Act binds the Crown

                   This Act binds the Crown in right of each of the States, of the Australian Capital Territory, of the Northern Territory and of Norfolk Island.

Export Inspection (Service Charge) Act 1985

18  Section 5

Repeal the section, substitute:

5  Act binds the Crown

                   This Act binds the Crown in right of each of the States, of the Australian Capital Territory, of the Northern Territory and of Norfolk Island.

Fringe Benefits Tax Act 1986

19  Section 4

Repeal the section, substitute:

4  Act binds the Crown

                   This Act binds the Crown in right of each of the States, of the Australian Capital Territory, of the Northern Territory and of Norfolk Island.

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975

20  Section 4

Repeal the section, substitute:

4  Act binds the Crown

             (1)  This Act binds the Crown in each of its capacities.

             (2)  This Act does not make the Crown liable to a pecuniary penalty or to be prosecuted for an offence.

Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976

21  Section 4

Repeal the section, substitute:

4  Act binds the Crown

             (1)  This Act binds the Crown in each of its capacities.

             (2)  This Act does not make the Crown liable to be prosecuted for an offence.

Income Tax (Offshore Banking Units) (Withholding Tax Recoupment) Act 1988

22  Section 5

Repeal the section, substitute:

5  Act binds the Crown

                   This Act binds the Crown in each of its capacities.

International Arbitration Act 1974

23  Section 2B

Repeal the section, substitute:

2B  Act binds the Crown

                   This Act binds the Crown in each of its capacities.

Lands Acquisition Act 1989

24  Section 4

Repeal the section, substitute:

4  Act binds the Crown

                   This Act binds the Crown in each of its capacities.

National Measurement Act 1960

25  Section 5

Omit “This Act binds the Crown in right of the Commonwealth, of each of the States, of the Northern Territory and of Norfolk Island”, substitute “This Act binds the Crown in each of its capacities”.

Nuclear Non‑Proliferation (Safeguards) Act 1987

26  Section 7

Repeal the section, substitute:

7  Act binds the Crown

             (1)  This Act binds the Crown in each of its capacities.

             (2)  This Act does not make the Crown liable to be prosecuted for an offence.

Passenger Movement Charge Collection Act 1978

27  Section 4

Repeal the section, substitute:

4  Act binds the Crown

                   This Act binds the Crown in right of the Commonwealth, of each of the States, of the Australian Capital Territory and of the Northern Territory.

Proceeds of Crime Act 1987

28  Section 11

Repeal the section, substitute:

11  Act binds the Crown

             (1)  This Act binds the Crown in each of its capacities.

             (2)  This Act does not make the Crown liable to be prosecuted for an offence.

Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986

29  Section 4

Repeal the section, substitute:

4  Act binds the Crown

                   This Act binds the Crown in each of its capacities.

Protection of the Sea (Civil Liability) Act 1981

30  Section 4

Repeal the section, substitute:

4  Act binds the Crown

                   This Act binds the Crown in each of its capacities.

Protection of the Sea (Powers of Intervention) Act 1981

31  Subsections 4(1) and (2)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (1)  This Act binds the Crown in each of its capacities.

             (2)  This Act does not make the Crown liable to be prosecuted for an offence.

Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983

32  Subsections 4(1) and (2)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (1)  This Act binds the Crown in each of its capacities.

             (2)  This Act does not make the Crown liable to be prosecuted for an offence.

Racial Discrimination Act 1975

33  Section 6

Repeal the section, substitute:

6  Act binds the Crown

             (1)  This Act binds the Crown in each of its capacities.

             (2)  This Act does not make the Crown liable to be prosecuted for an offence.

Sea Installations Act 1987

34  Section 9

Repeal the section, substitute:

9  Act binds the Crown

             (1)  This Act binds the Crown in each of its capacities.

             (2)  This Act does not make the Crown liable to be prosecuted for an offence.

Shipping Registration Act 1981

35  Section 5

Repeal the section, substitute:

5  Act binds the Crown

             (1)  This Act binds the Crown in each of its capacities.

             (2)  This Act does not make the Crown liable to be prosecuted for an offence.

South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty Act 1986

36  Section 7

Repeal the section, substitute:

7  Act binds the Crown

             (1)  This Act binds the Crown in each of its capacities.

             (2)  This Act does not make the Crown liable to be prosecuted for an offence.

Submarine Cables and Pipelines Protection Act 1963

37  Section 6

Omit “This Act binds the Crown in right of the Commonwealth or of a State”, substitute “This Act binds the Crown in right of the Commonwealth, of each of the States, of the Australian Capital Territory and of the Northern Territory”.

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979

38  Section 4

Repeal the section, substitute:

4  Act binds the Crown

                   This Act binds the Crown in right of the Commonwealth, of each of the States, of the Australian Capital Territory and of the Northern Territory.

Schedule 4Terminology changes

Part 1Indexation provisions

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005

1  Paragraphs 192Y(4)(a) and (b)

Omit “reference base”, substitute “index reference period”.

Authorised Deposit‑taking Institutions Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998

2  Paragraphs 8(3)(a) and (b)

Omit “reference base”, substitute “index reference period”.

Authorised Non‑operating Holding Companies Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998

3  Paragraphs 8(3)(a) and (b)

Omit “reference base”, substitute “index reference period”.

Bankruptcy Act 1966

4  Subsection 304A(11)

Omit “reference base” (wherever occurring), substitute “index reference period”.

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918

5  Subsection 321(3)

Omit “reference base” (wherever occurring), substitute “index reference period”.

6  Paragraphs 321A(6)(a) and (b)

Omit “reference base”, substitute “index reference period”.

Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits (Pension Increases) Act 1976

7  Subsection 5(3)

Omit “reference base” (wherever occurring), substitute “index reference period”.

Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000

8  Subsection 171(8)

Omit “reference base” (wherever occurring), substitute “index reference period”.

Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Act 1997

9  Subsection 7(5)

Omit “reference base” (wherever occurring), substitute “index reference period”.

Education Services for Overseas Students (TPS Levies) Act 2012

10  Subsection 8(6)

Omit “reference base” (wherever occurring), substitute “index reference period”.

Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986

11  Subsection 28(3)

Omit “reference base” (wherever occurring), substitute “index reference period”.

12  Subsection 39A(4)

Omit “reference base” (wherever occurring), substitute “index reference period”.

13  Subsection 60AA(3)

Omit “reference base” (wherever occurring), substitute “index reference period”.

14  Subsection 135C(7) (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Changed index reference period

15  Subsection 135C(7)

Omit “reference base” (wherever occurring), substitute “index reference period”.

General Insurance Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998

16  Paragraphs 9(3)(a) and (b)

Omit “reference base”, substitute “index reference period”.

Health Insurance Act 1973

17  Subsection 10A(10)

Omit “reference base” (wherever occurring), substitute “index reference period”.

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936

18  Subsection 159HA(6)

Omit “reference base” (wherever occurring), substitute “index reference period”.

19  Subsection 326‑240(2) in Schedule 2H

Omit “reference base”, substitute “index reference period”.

20  Subsection 326‑240(2) in Schedule 2H

Omit “new base”, substitute “new index reference period”.

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

21  Subsection 960‑280(3)

Omit “reference base”, substitute “index reference period”.

22  Subsection 960‑280(3)

Omit “new base”, substitute “new index reference period”.

Interstate Road Transport Act 1985

23  Subsection 4A(3)

Omit “reference base” (wherever occurring), substitute “index reference period”.

Lands Acquisition Act 1989

24  Subsection 126(7)

Omit “reference base” (wherever occurring), substitute “index reference period”.

Life Insurance Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998

25  Paragraphs 8(3)(a) and (b)

Omit “reference base”, substitute “index reference period”.

Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995

26  Subsection 8(1A)

Omit “reference base”, substitute “index reference period”.

27  Subsection 8(1A)

Omit “new base”, substitute “new index reference period”.

Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Act 1997

28  Paragraphs 7(5)(a) and (b)

Omit “reference base”, substitute “index reference period”.

Migration (Health Services) Charge Act 1991

29  Subsection 6(6)

Omit “reference base” (wherever occurring), substitute “index reference period”.

Migration (Visa Application) Charge Act 1997

30  Paragraphs 5(4)(a) and (b)

Omit “reference base”, substitute “index reference period”.

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004

31  Paragraphs 404(5)(a) and (b)

Omit “reference base”, substitute “index reference period”.

National Health Act 1953

32  Subsection 99G(9)

Omit “reference base” (wherever occurring), substitute “index reference period”.

Retirement Savings Account Providers Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998

33  Paragraphs 8(3)(a) and (b)

Omit “reference base”, substitute “index reference period”.

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988

34  Subsection 13(3)

Omit “reference base” (wherever occurring), substitute “index reference period”.

Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992

35  Subsection 23(3)

Omit “reference base” (wherever occurring), substitute “index reference period”.

Superannuation Act 1922

36  Subsection 120(3)

Omit “reference base” (wherever occurring), substitute “index reference period”.

Superannuation Act 1976

37  Subsection 147(3)

Omit “reference base” (wherever occurring), substitute “index reference period”.

Superannuation Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998

38  Paragraphs 8(3)(a) and (b)

Omit “reference base”, substitute “index reference period”.

Trust Recoupment Tax Assessment Act 1985

39  Subsection 12(6)

Omit “reference base” (wherever occurring), substitute “index reference period”.

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

40  Subsection 5NA(3) (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Change to CPI index reference period

41  Subsection 5NA(3)

Omit “reference base” (wherever occurring), substitute “index reference period”.

42  Subsection 198(3)

Omit “reference base” (wherever occurring), substitute “index reference period”.

43  Subsection 198A(3)

Omit “reference base” (wherever occurring), substitute “index reference period”.

44  Subsection 198D(3)

Omit “reference base” (wherever occurring), substitute “index reference period”.

45  Subsection 198FA(3)

Omit “reference base” (wherever occurring), substitute “index reference period”.

Part 2Gender‑specific language

Parliamentary Presiding Officers Act 1965

46  Section 2 (paragraph (a) of the definition of Deputy Presiding Officer)

Omit “Chairman of Committees”, substitute “Chair of Committees”.

Public Works Committee Act 1969

47  Paragraph 7(5)(d)

Omit “the Chairman of Committees of the Senate”, substitute “the Chair of Committees of the Senate”.

Schedule 5Repeal of spent and obsolete provisions

  

Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977

1  Paragraph (k) of Schedule 2

Omit:

Australian Honey Board

Australian Meat and Live‑stock Corporation

Australian Wheat Board

Australian Wool Corporation

Note:       This item omits redundant references.

Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990

2  Sections 8, 13 and 14

Repeal the sections.

3  Saving

If an act or thing was made, or taken to be, lawful, valid or effectual to any extent immediately before the commencement of this item under a provision repealed by item 2 then the act or thing continues to be, or to be taken to be, lawful, valid or effectual to the same extent after the commencement of this item.

Schedule 6Spent Acts

  

Captains Flat (Abatement of Pollution) Agreement Act 1975

1  The whole of the Act

Repeal the Act.

G20 (Safety and Security) Complementary Act 2014

2  The whole of the Act

Repeal the Act.

States Grants (Advanced Education) Act 1976

3  The whole of the Act

Repeal the Act.

States Grants (Science Laboratories) Act 1971

4  The whole of the Act

Repeal the Act.

Tasmania Agreement (Hydro‑Electric Power Development) Act 1968

5  The whole of the Act

Repeal the Act.

Wheat Tax Regulations (Validation) Act 1987

6  The whole of the Act

Repeal the Act.


[Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 18 March 2015

Senate on 12 October 2015]

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