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Territorial Waters Act 1926 (NI)

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Act No. 2 of 1926
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This is an Act of the previous Norfolk Island Legislative Assembly that was continued in force under s16 and 16A of the Norfolk Island Act 1979.
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Registered 15 Dec 2015

 

NORFOLK                            ISLAND

 

 

 

TERRITORIAL WATERS ACT 1926

 

[Consolidated as at 14 February 2005

on the authority of the Administrator

and in accordance with

the Enactments Reprinting Act 1980]

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TABLE OF PROVISIONS

 

         1.      Short title

         2.      Interpretation

         3.      Application of laws of Norfolk Island to territorial waters


 

NORFOLK                            ISLAND

 

 

 

Territorial Waters Act 1926

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An Act relating to territorial waters

 

Short title

      1.         This Act may be cited as the Territorial Waters Act 1926.

Interpretation

      2.         (1)        Subject to subsection 2(2), “territorial waters” means that part of the sea adjacent to the Territory of Norfolk Island that is within 12 nautical miles of a territorial sea baseline for the Territory as determined by Proclamation under section 7 of the Commonwealth Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973.

                  (2)        In the absence of a Proclamation referred to in subsection 2(1), “territorial waters” means that part of the sea adjacent to the Territory of Norfolk Island that is within 12 nautical miles of the coastline of the Territory at low-water.

                  (3)        In this section “low-water” means lowest astronomical tide.

Application of laws of Norfolk Island to territorial waters

      3.         The application of any laws in force from time to time in Norfolk Island shall extend to territorial waters.


 

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NOTES

The Territorial Waters Act 1926 as shown in this consolidation comprises Act No. 2 of 1926 and amendments as indicated in the Tables below.

Enactment

Number and year

Date of commencement

Application saving or transitional provision

 

 

 

 

Territorial Waters Act 1926

2, 1926

10.3.26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ordinances Revision Act 1979

13, 1979

7.8.79

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ordinances Revision Act 1980

6, 1980

10.8.79

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ordinances Revision (Amendment) Act 1980

13, 1981

10.8.79

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Territorial Waters Amendment Act 1996

6, 1996

6.6.96

 

 

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Table of Amendments

ad =    added or inserted

am = amended

rep = repealed

rs =      repealed and substituted

Provisions affected

How affected

2

am

13, 1979;  6, 1980

 

 

rs

  6, 1996

 

3

am

13, 1979;  6, 1980; 13, 1981

 

 

 

 

 

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© Norfolk Island Government 2005

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