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ANL Act 1956

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Act No. 41 of 1956 as amended, taking into account amendments up to Statute Update Act 2016
An Act relating to the constitution of ANL as a public company, and for related purposes
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development
Registered 01 Nov 2016
Start Date 21 Oct 2016
Date of repeal 29 Oct 2019
Repealed by ANL Legislation Repeal Act 2019
Table of contents.

ANL Act 1956

No. 41, 1956

Compilation No. 10

Compilation date:                              21 October 2016

Includes amendments up to:            Act No. 61, 2016

Registered:                                         1 November 2016

 

About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the ANL Act 1956 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 21 October 2016 (the compilation date).

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending laws and the amendment history of provisions of the compiled law.

Uncommenced amendments

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not shown in the text of the compiled law. Any uncommenced amendments affecting the law are accessible on the Legislation Register (www.legislation.gov.au). The details of amendments made up to, but not commenced at, the compilation date are underlined in the endnotes. For more information on any uncommenced amendments, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Application, saving and transitional provisions for provisions and amendments

If the operation of a provision or amendment of the compiled law is affected by an application, saving or transitional provision that is not included in this compilation, details are included in the endnotes.

Editorial changes

For more information about any editorial changes made in this compilation, see the endnotes.

Modifications

If the compiled law is modified by another law, the compiled law operates as modified but the modification does not amend the text of the law. Accordingly, this compilation does not show the text of the compiled law as modified. For more information on any modifications, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Self‑repealing provisions

If a provision of the compiled law has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law, details are included in the endnotes.

  

  

  


Contents

Part I—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

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

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

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

4............ Operating under a name...................................................................... 4

4A......... Subsidiaries......................................................................................... 4

6............ Extension to Territories....................................................................... 4

Part III—Creation of capital structure and other steps prior to conversion of ANL into public company                                                                                                                                        5

38.......... Share capital of ANL.......................................................................... 5

39.......... Issue of shares in ANL....................................................................... 5

40.......... New name of ANL............................................................................. 6

41.......... ANL to apply to be registered as company etc.................................... 6

Part IIIA—Conversion of ANL into public company                                     8

42.......... ANL taken to be registered under Companies Act.............................. 8

43.......... Memorandum and articles of ANL..................................................... 9

44.......... Membership of ANL.......................................................................... 9

45.......... Application of certain provisions of Companies Act........................... 9

46.......... Accounting records........................................................................... 10

47.......... Accounts........................................................................................... 10

48.......... Operation of section 25B of Acts Interpretation Act......................... 11

49.......... Effect of Part—summary.................................................................. 11

Part IV—Use of certain names                                                                                    12

50.......... Protected body may operate under protected company name............ 12

52.......... Other persons not to use protected names......................................... 12

53.......... Exceptions for pre‑existing rights..................................................... 12

54.......... Use of other names by protected bodies............................................ 13

55.......... Registration on Business Names Register......................................... 13

Part V—Staff matters                                                                                                       14

56.......... Employment of staff members continues after transition................... 14

57.......... Act not to affect certain matters relating to staff members................. 14

58.......... Effect of sections 56 and 57.............................................................. 15

59.......... Variation of terms and conditions..................................................... 15

60.......... Application of Part IV of Public Service Act.................................... 16

Part VI—Taxation matters                                                                                            17

Division 1—Exemption from certain taxes                                                     17

61.......... Interpretation..................................................................................... 17

62.......... Exemptions relating to exempt matters.............................................. 17

63.......... Authorised person may certify in relation to exemptions.................. 18

Division 2—Application of Income Tax Assessment Act                         19

64.......... ANL to be taken to have had share capital........................................ 19

Part VII—Miscellaneous                                                                                                  20

65.......... ANL not public authority etc............................................................. 20

66.......... Additional powers and functions under State or Territory laws........ 20

67.......... Judicial notice of ANL’s seal............................................................ 20

68.......... Compensation for acquisition of property......................................... 20

69.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 21

Endnotes                                                                                                                                    22

Endnote 1—About the endnotes                                                                            22

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key                                                                                24

Endnote 3—Legislation history                                                                             25

Endnote 4—Amendment history                                                                           30

 


An Act relating to the constitution of ANL as a public company, and for related purposes

Part IPreliminary

  

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the ANL Act 1956.

2  Commencement

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

3  Interpretation

                   In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears:

amount includes a nil amount.

ANL means the body corporate that, at the commencement of this section, exists, because of subsection 7(1), under the name “Australian Shipping Commission”.

articles means articles of association.

Australian Capital Territory includes the Jervis Bay Territory.

authorised person means:

                     (a)  the Minister; or

                     (b)  the holder of an authorising office.

authorising office means an office, in the Department, which is declared by writing signed by the Minister to be an authorising office for the purposes of this definition.

employment, in relation to a staff member, means employment by, or service with, ANL.

group company means:

                     (a)  ANL; or

                     (b)  a wholly‑owned subsidiary of ANL.

liability includes a debt or obligation.

member, in relation to ANL at any time before the transition, includes a Commissioner.

memorandum means memorandum of association.

operate, in relation to a name, has the meaning given by section 4.

property means any legal or equitable estate or interest (whether present or future and whether vested or contingent) in real or personal property of any description.

protected body means a group company that is a trading corporation, or a financial corporation, within the meaning of paragraph 51(20) of the Constitution.

protected business name means any of the following names:

                     (a)  ANL;

                     (b) Australian National Line;

                     (c)  Maritime Agencies of Australia;

                     (d)  Searoad;

                     (e)  such other names as are prescribed for the purposes of this definition.

protected company name means any of the following names:

                     (a)  ANL Limited;

                     (b)  such other names as are prescribed for the purposes of this definition.

protected name means a protected business name or a protected company name.

protection time, in relation to a protected name, means the time immediately before:

                     (a) in the case of a name prescribed for the purposes of the definition of protected business name or protected company name—the name first became so prescribed; or

                     (b)  in any other case—the commencement of this section.

registered, in relation to a name, includes reserved.

share, in relation to a body corporate, means a share in the share capital of the body corporate.

staff member means a person who, immediately before the transition, is:

                     (a)  the Managing Director of ANL;

                     (b)  an officer of ANL; or

                     (c)  a temporary or casual employee of ANL.

subsidiary has the meaning given by section 4A.

transfer includes a sale, conveyance or assignment.

transition means the commencement of Part IIIA.

wholly‑owned subsidiary, in relation to a body corporate (in this definition called the holding body), means a body corporate:

                     (a)  that is a subsidiary of the holding body;

                     (b)  none of whose members is a person other than:

                              (i)  the holding body;

                             (ii)  a body corporate that is, under any other application or applications of this definition, a wholly‑owned subsidiary of the holding body; or

                            (iii) a nominee of the holding body or of a body of a kind referred to in subparagraph (ii); and

                     (c)  no share in which is beneficially owned by a person other than:

                              (i)  the holding body; or

                             (ii)  a body of a kind referred to in subparagraph (b)(ii).

4  Operating under a name

                   A reference in this Act to a body operating in a State or Territory under a particular name includes a reference to the body engaging in conduct that, for the purposes of a law in force in the State or Territory, constitutes:

                     (a)  in any case—using the name in the State or Territory;

                     (b)  if the name is the body’s name—establishing a place of business, or carrying on business, within the State or Territory; or

                     (c)  if paragraph (b) does not apply—carrying on business under the name in the State or Territory.

4A  Subsidiaries

                   For the purposes of this Act, the question whether a body corporate is a subsidiary of another body corporate shall be determined in the same manner as the question whether a corporation is a subsidiary of another corporation is determined under the Companies Act 1981.

6  Extension to Territories

                   This Act extends to every external Territory.

Part IIICreation of capital structure and other steps prior to conversion of ANL into public company

  

38  Share capital of ANL

             (1)  As from the commencement of this Part, ANL shall have a share capital.

             (2)  The amount of the share capital shall be equal to the amount that subsection 39(1) requires to be applied as mentioned in that subsection.

             (3)  The share capital shall be divided into shares of $1 each.

             (4)  As from the transition, this section has effect subject to the  Companies Act 1981.

39  Issue of shares in ANL

             (1)  As soon as practicable after the commencement of this Part, ANL shall apply the capital that it has at that commencement in paying up, in full, shares in ANL.

             (2)  If the amount of the capital is not a multiple of $1, subsection (1) applies as if the amount were reduced to the nearest multiple of $1.

             (3)  As soon as practicable after complying with subsection (1), ANL shall issue the shares paid up under that subsection:

                     (a)  to the Commonwealth; or

                     (b)  to nominees of the Commonwealth;

as the Minister directs in writing.

             (4)  The issue of shares under subsection (3) discharges in full ANL’s obligations to repay the capital to the Commonwealth.

             (5)  The shares issued under subsection (3) shall be taken to have been issued for valuable consideration other than cash, being the discharge effected by subsection (4).

             (6)  A person is not a member of ANL at any time before the transition merely because the person holds shares in ANL.

40  New name of ANL

             (1)  On the day immediately before the transition, ANL’s name is, by force of this subsection, changed to ANL Limited.

             (2)  Subsection 65(5) of the Companies Act 1981 applies in relation to the change of name made by subsection (1) as if:

                     (a)  ANL were a company, within the meaning of that Act, when the change was made; and

                     (b)  the change were made under that Act.

             (3)  This section has effect in spite of anything in the Companies Act 1981, but nothing in this section prevents:

                     (a)  ANL from later changing its name under section 65 of that Act; or

                     (b)  the cancellation, under Division 2 of Part III of that Act, of the registration of a name.

41  ANL to apply to be registered as company etc.

             (1)  ANL shall, on the day immediately before the transition:

                     (a)  apply to the National Companies and Securities Commission under subsection 85(1) of the Companies Act 1981 to be registered as a company limited by shares within the meaning of that Act;

                     (b)  apply to the National Companies and Securities Commission under subsection 55(1) of the Companies Act 1981 for the reservation of the name “ANL Limited”; and

                     (c)  lodge with the National Companies and Securities Commission a proposed memorandum, and proposed articles, for ANL.

             (2)  The application mentioned in paragraph (1)(a) shall, subject to the regulations, be accompanied by the documents required by subsection 85(4) of the Companies Act 1981 to accompany such an application.

             (3)  The applications mentioned in paragraphs (1)(a) and (b) shall be made to the National Companies and Securities Commission by delivering them to the office of the Corporate Affairs Commission for the Australian Capital Territory, and the documents mentioned in paragraph (1)(c) and subsection (2) shall be lodged with the National Companies and Securities Commission by lodging them at that office.

             (4)  ANL shall be taken to be entitled to make the applications referred to in paragraphs (1)(a) and (b), and to lodge the documents mentioned in paragraph (1)(c) and subsection (2).

             (5)  The National Companies and Securities Commission shall be taken:

                     (a)  to have been required to reserve the name “ANL Limited” under subsection 55(2) of the Companies Act 1981; and

                     (b)  to have so reserved that name immediately after the making of the application mentioned in paragraph (1)(b).

Part IIIAConversion of ANL into public company

  

42  ANL taken to be registered under Companies Act

             (1)  The National Companies and Securities Commission shall be taken:

                     (a)  to have been required to grant the application mentioned in paragraph 41(1)(a) and to register ANL as a company under subsection 86(2) of the Companies Act 1981;

                     (b)  to have granted the application at the commencement of this Part;

                     (c)  to have so registered ANL, at the commencement of this Part:

                              (i)  by the name “ANL Limited”; and

                             (ii)  in accordance with subsections 86(3) and (4) of that Act, as a public company, and as a company limited by shares, within the meaning of that Act; and

                     (d)  to have registered the name “ANL Limited” in relation to ANL at the commencement of this Part, under subsection 55(4) of the Companies Act 1981.

             (2)  The date of commencement of ANL’s registration as a company under Division 4 of Part III of the Companies Act 1981 shall be taken to be the day of commencement of this Part.

             (3)  For the purposes of Division 4 of Part III of the Companies Act 1981, ANL shall be taken to have been on the day before the commencement of this Part, and to be at that commencement, a corporation within the meaning of that Act.

43  Memorandum and articles of ANL

             (1)  As from the commencement of this Part, the proposed memorandum, and the proposed articles, lodged under paragraph 41(1)(c):

                     (a)  are respectively the memorandum, and the articles, of ANL; and

                     (b)  bind ANL and its members accordingly.

             (2)  As from the commencement of this Part, the Companies Act 1981 applies in relation to ANL’s memorandum and articles as if they had been registered as such under that Act.

44  Membership of ANL

             (1)  A person who immediately before the commencement of this Part was, or was acting as, a member of ANL ceases at that commencement to be, or to act as, such a member.

             (2)  Each person who holds shares in ANL at the commencement of this Part becomes, by force of this subsection, a member of ANL at that commencement.

             (3)  A person referred to in subsection (2) is, in relation to membership of ANL, entitled to the same rights, privileges and benefits, and is subject to the same duties, liabilities and obligations, as if the person had become a member of ANL under ANL’s memorandum and articles.

45  Application of certain provisions of Companies Act

             (1)  If all the shares in ANL are beneficially owned by the Commonwealth, subsection 82(1), and paragraph 364(1)(d), of the Companies Act 1981 do not apply in relation to ANL, and subsection 244(6) of that Act applies in relation to ANL as if:

                     (a)  the Commonwealth were a holding company, within the meaning of that subsection, of ANL;

                     (b)  the Commonwealth held the whole of the issued shares in ANL; and

                     (c)  the Minister were a representative of the Commonwealth authorised under subsection 244(3) of that Act.

             (2)  Paragraph 86(6)(b) and subsections 87(4) and 90(5) of the Companies Act 1981 do not apply in relation to ANL.

             (3)  For the purposes of section 360 of the Companies Act 1981, a person is not a past member of ANL merely because he or she was a member of ANL, or acted as a member of ANL, before the commencement of this Part.

46  Accounting records

                   For the purposes of the Companies Act 1981, accounts and records kept under section 63F of the Audit Act 1901 (as that section applied to ANL because of this Act) shall be taken to be accounting records kept by ANL under a provision of a previous law of the Australian Capital Territory, being a provision corresponding to section 267 of the Companies Act 1981.

47  Accounts

             (1)  This section has effect for the purposes of:

                     (a)  the Companies Act 1981; and

                     (b)  the Companies (Transitional Provisions) Act 1981 as it applies in relation to, and in relation to persons and matters associated with, ANL because of subsection 90(6) of the Companies Act 1981.

             (2)  A report and financial statements that were prepared under section 63H of the Audit Act 1901 (as that section applied to ANL because of this Act) in relation to a period and furnished to the Minister on a particular day shall be taken to be a profit and loss account of ANL that was:

                     (a)  made out in relation to that period; and

                     (b)  laid before the body at an annual general meeting of the body held on that day.

48  Operation of section 25B of Acts Interpretation Act

                   Nothing in this Act or in the Companies Act 1981 affects, or is affected by, section 25B of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 as that section applies in relation to ANL.

49  Effect of Part—summary

                   After the commencement of this Part:

                     (a)  ANL is a company registered under the Companies Act 1981;

                     (b)  ANL’s name is “ANL Limited”;

                     (c)  ANL is a public company, and a company limited by shares, within the meaning of that Act; and

                     (d)  that Act applies, subject to this Act, in relation to ANL.

Part IVUse of certain names

  

50  Protected body may operate under protected company name

                   A protected body whose name is a protected company name may operate under the name in a State or Territory even if the name is not registered in relation to the body under a particular law, or any law, in force in the State or Territory.

52  Other persons not to use protected names

             (1)  A person other than a protected body shall not:

                     (a)  use in relation to a business, trade, profession or occupation;

                     (b)  use as the name, or as part of the name, of any firm, body corporate, institution, premises, vehicle, ship or craft (including aircraft);

                     (c)  apply, as a trade mark or otherwise, to goods imported, manufactured, produced, sold, offered for sale or let for hire; or

                     (d)  use in relation to:

                              (i)  goods or services; or

                             (ii)  the promotion, by any means, of the supply or use of goods or services;

a protected name, or a name so closely resembling a protected name as to be likely to be mistaken for it.

Penalty:  10 penalty units.

             (2)  Nothing in subsection (1) limits anything else in that subsection.

53  Exceptions for pre‑existing rights

             (1)  Nothing in section 52, so far as it applies in relation to a particular protected name, affects rights conferred by law on a person in relation to:

                     (a)  a trade mark that is registered under the Trade Marks Act 1955; or

                     (b)  a design that is registered under the Designs Act 2003;

and was so registered, or was registered under the Designs Act 1906, at the protection time in relation to the name.

             (2)  Nothing in section 52, so far as it applies in relation to a particular protected name, affects the use, or rights conferred by law relating to the use, of a name (in this subsection called the relevant name) by a person in a particular manner if, at the protection time in relation to the protected name, the person:

                     (a)  was using the relevant name in good faith in that manner; or

                     (b)  would have been entitled to prevent another person from passing off, by means of the use of the relevant name or a similar name, goods or services as the goods or services of the first‑mentioned person.

54  Use of other names by protected bodies

                   This Part does not prevent a protected body from operating in a State or Territory under a name other than a protected name.

55  Registration on Business Names Register

                   This Part does not prevent a protected body from registering a name on the Business Names Register established and maintained under section 22 of the Business Names Registration Act 2011.

Part VStaff matters

56  Employment of staff members continues after transition

                   Subject to this Part, each staff member continues at and after the transition to be employed by ANL on the terms and conditions on which he or she was employed by the body immediately before the transition.

57  Act not to affect certain matters relating to staff members

             (1)  This section has effect for the purposes of the application, at any time at or after the transition, of a law, award, determination or agreement in relation to the employment of a staff member.

             (2)  Neither his or her contract of employment, nor his or her period of employment, shall be taken to have been broken by the operation of this Act.

             (3)  Without limiting section 56 or subsection (2) of this section, this Act does not affect any accrued rights that the staff member had immediately before the transition in relation to any kind of leave.

             (4)  Where:

                     (a)  if the staff member had, immediately before the transition, ceased to be employed by ANL, it would have been necessary to take into account a period during which the staff member was employed by ANL or any other person to determine:

                              (i)  an amount payable to the staff member; or

                             (ii)  a benefit to which the staff member would have been entitled;

                            because of his or her so ceasing; and

                     (b)  but for this subsection, some or all of that period would not have to be taken into account as a period during which the staff member was employed by ANL;

ANL shall treat the whole of the first‑mentioned period as a period during which the staff member was employed by it.

58  Effect of sections 56 and 57

                   Sections 56 and 57 are enacted only for the avoidance of doubt and, in particular, do not limit subsection 65(5) or 87(2) of the Companies Act 1981.

59  Variation of terms and conditions

             (1)  It is a term of each staff member’s employment after the transition that the terms and conditions of that employment may be varied to the extent to which, and in the manner in which, the terms and conditions of his or her employment could, immediately before the transition, be varied under this Act.

             (2)  Nothing in this Part prevents the terms and conditions of a staff member’s employment after the transition from being varied:

                     (a)  in accordance with those terms and conditions; or

                     (b)  by or under a law, award, determination or agreement.

             (3)  In this section:

terms and conditions includes a term or condition existing because of subsection (1).

vary, in relation to terms and conditions, includes vary by way of:

                     (a)  omitting any of those terms and conditions;

                     (b)  adding to those terms and conditions; or

                     (c)  substituting new terms or conditions for any of those terms and conditions.

60  Application of Part IV of Public Service Act

                   For the purposes of the application, after the transition, of Part IV of the Public Service Act 1922 in relation to a staff member, ANL shall be taken to be declared, by regulations in force under that Act, to be a Commonwealth authority for the purposes of that Part.

Part VITaxation matters

Division 1Exemption from certain taxes

61  Interpretation

                   In this Division:

exempt matter means:

                     (a)  an issue of shares under subsection 39(3);

                     (b)  the change of name made by subsection 40(1);

                     (c)  the reservation of name made by paragraph 41(5)(b);

                     (d)  ANL’s registration as a company by force of this Act;

                     (e)  the operation of this Act; or

                      (f)  giving effect to a matter referred to in another paragraph of this definition or otherwise giving effect to this Act.

tax includes:

                     (d)  stamp duty; and

                     (e)  any other tax, fee, duty, levy or charge;

but does not include income tax imposed as such by a law of the Commonwealth.

62  Exemptions relating to exempt matters

                   Tax under a law of the Commonwealth or a State or Territory is not payable in relation to:

                     (a)  an exempt matter; or

                     (b)  anything done (including, for example, a transaction entered into or an instrument or document made, executed, lodged or given) because of, or for a purpose connected with or arising out of, an exempt matter.

63  Authorised person may certify in relation to exemptions

             (1)  An authorised person may, by signed writing, certify that:

                     (a)  a specified matter or thing is an exempt matter; or

                     (b)  a specified thing was done (including, for example, a transaction entered into or an instrument or document made, executed, lodged or given) because of, or for a purpose connected with or arising out of, a specified exempt matter.

             (2)  For all purposes and in all proceedings, a certificate under subsection (1) is conclusive evidence of the matters certified, except so far as the contrary is established.

Division 2Application of Income Tax Assessment Act

64  ANL to be taken to have had share capital

                   For the purposes of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936, ANL shall be taken to have had, at all times before it complies with subsection 39(3) of this Act, a share capital all the issued shares in which were, at all such times, beneficially owned by the Commonwealth.

Part VIIMiscellaneous

  

65  ANL not public authority etc.

                   ANL, as it exists after the transition, shall be taken for the purposes of a law of the Commonwealth or a State or Territory:

                     (a)  not to have been incorporated or established for a public purpose or for a purpose of the Commonwealth; and

                     (b)  not to be a public authority or an instrumentality or agency of the Crown;

except so far as express provision is made by a law of the Commonwealth, State or Territory, as the case may be.

66  Additional powers and functions under State or Territory laws

             (1)  It is the intention of the Parliament that ANL should have such additional powers and functions as are conferred on it by or under a law of a State or Territory.

             (2)  Subsection (1) has effect subject to the regulations.

67  Judicial notice of ANL’s seal

             (1)  All courts, judges and persons acting judicially shall take judicial notice of the imprint of the seal of ANL appearing on a document and shall presume that it was duly affixed.

             (2)  Subsection (1) applies in relation to an imprint that was affixed, or appears to have been affixed, before the transition.

68  Compensation for acquisition of property

             (1)  Where, but for this section, the operation of this Act would result in the acquisition of property from a person otherwise than on just terms, there is payable to the person by ANL such reasonable amount of compensation as is agreed on between the person and ANL or, failing agreement, as is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction.

             (2)  Any damages or compensation recovered or other remedy given in proceedings that are instituted otherwise than under this section shall be taken into account in assessing compensation payable in proceedings that are instituted under this section and that arise out of the same event or transaction.

             (3)  In this section, acquisition of property and just terms have the same respective meanings as in paragraph 51(31) of the Constitution.

69  Regulations

                   The Governor‑General may make regulations, not inconsistent with this Act, prescribing all matters:

                     (a)  required or permitted by this Act to be prescribed; or

                     (b)  necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act.


Endnotes

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

The endnotes provide information about this compilation and the compiled law.

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Endnote 1—About the endnotes

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

Endnote 3—Legislation history

Endnote 4—Amendment history

Abbreviation key—Endnote 2

The abbreviation key sets out abbreviations that may be used in the endnotes.

Legislation history and amendment history—Endnotes 3 and 4

Amending laws are annotated in the legislation history and amendment history.

The legislation history in endnote 3 provides information about each law that has amended (or will amend) the compiled law. The information includes commencement details for amending laws and details of any application, saving or transitional provisions that are not included in this compilation.

The amendment history in endnote 4 provides information about amendments at the provision (generally section or equivalent) level. It also includes information about any provision of the compiled law that has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law.

Editorial changes

The Legislation Act 2003 authorises First Parliamentary Counsel to make editorial and presentational changes to a compiled law in preparing a compilation of the law for registration. The changes must not change the effect of the law. Editorial changes take effect from the compilation registration date.

If the compilation includes editorial changes, the endnotes include a brief outline of the changes in general terms. Full details of any changes can be obtained from the Office of Parliamentary Counsel.

Misdescribed amendments

A misdescribed amendment is an amendment that does not accurately describe the amendment to be made. If, despite the misdescription, the amendment can be given effect as intended, the amendment is incorporated into the compiled law and the abbreviation “(md)” added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

If a misdescribed amendment cannot be given effect as intended, the abbreviation “(md not incorp)” is added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

 

ad = added or inserted

o = order(s)

am = amended

Ord = Ordinance

amdt = amendment

orig = original

c = clause(s)

par = paragraph(s)/subparagraph(s)

C[x] = Compilation No. x

    /sub‑subparagraph(s)

Ch = Chapter(s)

pres = present

def = definition(s)

prev = previous

Dict = Dictionary

(prev…) = previously

disallowed = disallowed by Parliament

Pt = Part(s)

Div = Division(s)

r = regulation(s)/rule(s)

ed = editorial change

reloc = relocated

exp = expires/expired or ceases/ceased to have

renum = renumbered

    effect

rep = repealed

F = Federal Register of Legislation

rs = repealed and substituted

gaz = gazette

s = section(s)/subsection(s)

LA = Legislation Act 2003

Sch = Schedule(s)

LIA = Legislative Instruments Act 2003

Sdiv = Subdivision(s)

(md) = misdescribed amendment can be given

SLI = Select Legislative Instrument

    effect

SR = Statutory Rules

(md not incorp) = misdescribed amendment

Sub‑Ch = Sub‑Chapter(s)

    cannot be given effect

SubPt = Subpart(s)

mod = modified/modification

underlining = whole or part not

No. = Number(s)

    commenced or to be commenced

 

Endnote 3—Legislation history

 

Act

Number and year

Assent

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

Australian Coastal Shipping Commission Act 1956

41, 1956

30 June 1956

1 Oct 1956 (see Gazette 1956, p. 2917)

 

Australian Coastal Shipping Commission Act 1962

87, 1962

14 Dec 1962

11 Jan 1963

Australian Coastal Shipping Commission Act 1964

88, 1964

5 Nov 1964

5 Nov 1964

Australian Coastal Shipping Commission Act 1966

4, 1966

1 Apr 1966

29 Apr 1966

Australian Coastal Shipping Commission Act 1968

145, 1968

9 Dec 1968

9 Dec 1968

Australian Coastal Shipping Commission Act 1969

55, 1969

14 June 1969

14 June 1969

Statute Law Revision Act 1973

216, 1973

19 Dec 1973

31 Dec 1973

ss. 9(1) and 10

Australian Shipping Commission Act 1974

83, 1974

18 Oct 1974

18 Oct 1974

s. 22

Australian Shipping Commission Amendment Act 1977

153, 1977

10 Nov 1977

10 Nov 1977

Administrative Changes (Consequential Provisions) Act 1978

36, 1978

12 June 1978

12 June 1978

s. 8

Australian Shipping Commission Amendment Act 1980

39, 1980

23 May 1980

23 May 1980

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act (No. 1) 1982

26, 1982

7 May 1982

Part IX (ss. 70, 71): 6 Mar 1984 (see Gazette 1984, No. S85) (a)

Conciliation and Arbitration Amendment Act (No. 2) 1983

115, 1983

16 Dec 1983

s. 41: 1 June 1984 (see Gazette 1984, No. S201) (b)

Australian Shipping Commission Amendment Act 1983

127, 1983

22 Dec 1983

19 Jan 1984

ss. 4(2), (3),
8(2)–(4), 10(2), 12(2), (3), 14(2), (3), 15(2) and (3)

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 2) 1984

165, 1984

25 Oct 1984

s. 3: (c)

s. 2(32)

Radiocommunications (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 1983

136, 1983

22 Dec 1983

27 Aug 1985 (see s. 2 and Gazette 1985, No. S322)

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 1) 1984

72, 1984

25 June 1984

s. 3: (d)

s. 2(24)

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

65, 1985

5 June 1985

s. 3: 3 July 1985 (e)

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

76, 1986

24 June 1986

s. 3: Royal Assent (f)

s. 9

Statutory Instruments (Tabling and Disallowance) Legislation Amendment Act 1988

99, 1988

2 Dec 1988

2 Dec 1988

Government Business Enterprises (Miscellaneous Reforms) Act 1988

123, 1988

14 Dec 1988

Part II (ss. 3–12): 26 Jan 1989
Part VI (ss.
26–31): 1 Jan 1989 (see Gazette 1988 No. S399)
Part VII (ss.
32–37): 14 Nov 1988
Remainder: Royal Assent

ANL (Conversion into Public Company) Act 1988

127, 1988

14 Dec 1988

ss. 6, 7(2), 9 and 11: 1 July 1989 (see s. 2(2) and Gazette 1989 No. S210)
s. 7(1): 10 June 1989 (g)
s. 7(3): 1 July 1989
Remainder: Royal Assent

ANL Sale Act 1995

136, 1995

5 Dec 1995

(h)

Statute Stocktake Act 1999

118, 1999

22 Sept 1999

22 Sept 1999

Designs (Consequential Amendments) Act 2003

148, 2003

17 Dec 2003

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

Tax Laws Amendment (Repeal of Inoperative Provisions) Act 2006

101, 2006

14 Sept 2006

Schedule 5 (item 18) and Schedule 6 (items 5–11): Royal Assent

Sch. 6 (items 
5–11) ???[see Table A]

Business Names Registration (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2011

127, 2011

3 Nov 2011

Schedule 2 (items 2, 3): 20 Apr 2012 (see s. 2(1))

Statute Update Act 2016

61, 2016

23 Sept 2016

Sch 1 (item 25): 21 Oct 2016 (s 2(1) item 1)

(a)             The Australian Shipping Commission Act 1956 was amended by Part IX (sections 70 and 71) only of the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act (No. 1) 1982, subsection 2(2) of which provides as follows:

                   (2)  Part IX shall come into operation, or shall be deemed to have come into operation, as the case requires, on the date of commencement of the Environment Protection (Sea Dumping) Act 1981.

(b)             The Australian Shipping Commission Act 1956 was amended by section 41 only of the Conciliation and Arbitration Amendment Act (No. 2) 1983, subsection 2(2) of which provides as follows:

                   (2)  Sections 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14 and 16, subsection 22(3) and sections 27, 39, 40, 41 and 43 shall come into operation on a date, or respective dates, to be fixed by Proclamation.

(c)              The Australian Shipping Commission Amendment Act 1983 was amended by section 3 only of the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 2) 1984, subsection 2(6) of which provides as follows:

                   (6)  The amendments of the Australian Shipping Commission Amendment Act 1983 made by this Act shall be deemed to have come into operation on 19 January 1984.

(d)             The Australian Shipping Commission Act 1956 was amended by section 3 only of the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 1) 1984, subsection 2(4) of which provides as follows:

                   (4)  The amendment of the Australian Shipping Commission Act 1956 made by this Act shall be deemed to have come into operation on 19 January 1984.

(e)              The Australian Shipping Commission Act 1956 was amended by section 3 only of the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 1) 1985, subsection 2(1) of which provides as follows:

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

(f)              The Australian Shipping Commission Act 1956 was amended by section 3 only of the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 1) 1986, subsection 2(1) of which provides as follows:

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

(g)             The Australian Shipping Commission Act 1956 was amended by the ANL (Conversion into Public Company) Act 1988, subsection 2(2) of which provides as follows:

                   (2) Subsection 7(1) commences on the day immediately after the day on which subsection 39(3) of the Principal Act as amended is complied with.

                  The date on which the Australian Shipping Commission certified that the requirements of subsection 39(3) had been complied with was 9 June 1989.

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

(i)              Subsection 2(1) (item 2) of the Designs (Consequential Amendments) Act 2003 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

2.  Schedules 1 and 2

Immediately after the commencement of section 4 of the Designs Act 2003.

17 June 2004

 

Endnote 4—Amendment history

Provision affected

How affected

Title....................................

am. No. 83, 1974

 

rs. No. 127, 1988

Part I

 

s. 1......................................

am. No. 83, 1974; No. 127, 1988

ss. 3, 4................................

rep. No. 216, 1973

 

ad. No. 127, 1988

s. 4A...................................

ad. No. 127, 1988

s. 5......................................

am. No. 87, 1962; No. 216, 1973

 

rs. No. 83, 1974

 

am. No. 153, 1977; No. 39, 1980; No. 127, 1983

 

rep. No. 127, 1988

s. 6......................................

am. No. 216, 1973; No. 127, 1983

Heading to Part II................

am. No. 83, 1974

 

rep. No. 127, 1988

Div.1 of Part II ...................

rep. No. 127, 1988

s. 7......................................

rs. No. 83, 1974

 

am. No. 127, 1983

 

rep. No. 127, 1988

s. 8......................................

am. No. 216, 1973

 

rs. No. 83, 1974

 

am. No. 153, 1977

 

rs. No. 127, 1983

 

am. No. 123, 1988

 

rep. No. 127, 1988

s. 8A...................................

ad. No. 83, 1974

 

am. No. 153, 1977

 

rs. No. 127, 1983

 

am. No. 123, 1988

 

rep. No. 127, 1988

ss. 8B, 8C...........................

ad. No. 83, 1974

 

rep. No. 127, 1983

s. 9......................................

am. No. 83, 1974

 

rs. No. 127, 1983

 

rep. No. 127, 1988

ss. 9A, 9B...........................

ad. No. 127, 1983

 

rep. No. 127, 1988

s. 10....................................

rs. No. 127, 1983

 

am. No. 123, 1988

 

rep. No. 127, 1988

s. 11....................................

rs. No. 83, 1974; No. 127, 1983

 

am. No. 123, 1988

 

rep. No. 127, 1988

s. 12....................................

rs. No. 127, 1983

 

am. No. 123, 1988

 

rep. No. 127, 1988

s. 13....................................

am. No. 83, 1974

 

rs. No. 127, 1983

 

rep. No. 127, 1988

s. 13A.................................

ad. No. 83, 1974

 

rs. No. 127, 1983

 

am. No. 123, 1988

 

rep. No. 127, 1988

s. 14....................................

am. No. 83, 1974

 

rs. No. 127, 1983

 

rep. No. 127, 1988

s. 14A.................................

ad. No. 127, 1983

 

rep. No. 127, 1988

Div. 2 and 3 of Part II ........

rep. No. 127, 1988

s. 15....................................

am. No. 216, 1973; No. 83, 1974; No. 127, 1983

 

rep. No. 127, 1988

s. 16....................................

am. No. 4, 1966; No. 145, 1968; No. 55, 1969; No. 216, 1973; No. 83, 1974; No. 153, 1977; No. 127, 1983

 

rep. No. 127, 1988

s. 16A.................................

ad. No. 153, 1977

 

rep. No. 127, 1988

s. 17....................................

am. No. 83, 1974; No. 153, 1977

 

rs. No. 127, 1983

 

rep. No. 127, 1988

s. 17A.................................

ad. No. 153, 1977

 

rep. No. 127, 1983

s. 18....................................

am. No. 145, 1968; No. 216, 1973; No. 83, 1974; No. 153,1977

 

rs. No. 127, 1983

 

rep. No. 127, 1988

s. 19....................................

am. No. 145, 1968

 

rs. No. 153, 1977

 

am. No. 39, 1980

 

rs. No. 127, 1983

 

rep. No. 127, 1988

s. 19A.................................

ad. No. 127, 1983

 

am. No. 72, 1984

 

rep. No. 127, 1988

s. 19B.................................

ad. No. 127, 1983

 

rep. No. 127, 1988

Division 2A of Part II.........

ad. No. 123, 1988

 

rep. No. 127, 1988

ss. 20A–20J........................

ad. No. 123, 1988

 

rep. No. 127, 1988

s. 21....................................

am. No. 127, 1983

 

rep. No. 127, 1988

s. 22....................................

am. No. 88, 1964; No. 4, 1966; No. 216, 1973; No. 83, 1974

 

rs. No. 127, 1983

 

rep. No. 127, 1988

s. 23....................................

rs. No. 127, 1983

 

rep. No. 123, 1988

s. 24A.................................

ad. No. 83, 1974

 

rep. No. 153, 1977

s. 25....................................

am. No. 127, 1983

 

rep. No. 115, 1983

s. 26....................................

am. Nos. 127 and 115, 1983

 

rep. No. 127, 1988

s. 27....................................

am. No. 216, 1973; No. 127, 1983

 

rep. No. 127, 1988

Div. 4 of Part II...................

rep. No. 127, 1988

s. 28....................................

rs. No. 216, 1973

 

am. No. 83, 1974; No. 153, 1977; No. 36, 1978; No. 127, 1983

 

rep. No. 129, 1988

s. 29....................................

am. No. 83, 1974; No. 153, 1977

 

rs. No. 127, 1983

 

rep. No. 127, 1988

s. 29A.................................

ad. No. 127, 1983

 

rep. No. 127, 1988

s. 30....................................

am. No. 87, 1962

 

rs. No. 88, 1964

 

am. No. 4, 1966; No. 83, 1974; No. 153, 1977; No. 36, 1978

 

rs. No. 39, 1980

 

am. No. 127, 1983; No. 76, 1986

 

rep. No. 127, 1988

ss. 30A–30E.......................

ad. No. 39, 1980

 

rep. No. 127, 1983

s. 31....................................

am. No. 87, 1962

 

rs. No. 127, 1983

 

am. No. 76, 1986

 

rep. No. 127, 1988

s. 32....................................

am. No. 87, 1962; No. 88, 1964; No. 83, 1974; No.153, 1977

 

rs. No. 127, 1983

 

rep. No. 127, 1988

ss. 32A, 32B.......................

ad. No. 127, 1983

 

rep. No. 127, 1988

s. 32C.................................

ad. No. 76, 1986

 

rep. No. 127, 1988

s. 33....................................

am. No. 83, 1974; No. 153, 1977; No. 127, 1983

 

rep. No. 127, 1988

ss. 34, 35............................

rs. No. 83, 1974; No. 127, 1983

 

rep. No. 127, 1988

s. 35A.................................

ad. No. 123, 1988

 

rep. No. 127, 1988

s. 36....................................

am. No. 216, 1973

 

rs. No. 83, 1974; No. 153, 1977

 

am. No. 39, 1980; No. 127, 1983

 

rep. No. 127, 1988

s. 37....................................

rs. No. 127, 1983

 

rep. No. 127, 1988

Div. 5 of Part II...................

rep. No. 127, 1983

Part III

 

Part III................................

rep. No. 216, 1973

 

ad. No. 127, 1988

s. 38....................................

rep. No. 127, 1983

 

ad. No. 127, 1988

s. 39....................................

am. No. 83, 1974; No. 153, 1977; No. 36, 1978

 

rep. No. 127, 1983

 

ad. No. 127, 1988

s. 40....................................

rep. No. 216, 1973

 

ad. No. 127, 1988

s. 41....................................

rep. No. 216, 1973

 

ad. No. 127, 1988

Part IIIA

 

Part IIIA..............................

ad. No. 127, 1988

ss. 42, 43............................

rep. No. 216, 1973

 

ad. No. 127, 1988

s. 44....................................

am. No. 83, 1974

 

rs. No. 127, 1983; No. 127, 1988

s. 45....................................

am. No. 83, 1974; No. 127, 1983

 

rs. No. 127, 1988

s. 46....................................

rs. No. 127, 1988

s. 47....................................

am. No. 83, 1974; No. 153, 1977; No. 36, 1978

 

rs. No. 127, 1983

 

am. No. 65, 1985; No. 99, 1988

 

rs. No. 127, 1988

s. 48....................................

am. No. 4, 1966; No. 83, 1974

 

rs. No. 127, 1983; No. 127, 1988

s. 49....................................

am. No. 4, 1966; No. 83, 1974

 

rs. No. 127, 1983

Part IV

 

Part IV................................

rs. No. 127, 1988

s. 50....................................

am. No. 4, 1966

 

rep. No. 127, 1983

 

ad. No. 127, 1988

s. 51....................................

ad. No. 127, 1988

 

rep. No. 127, 2011

s. 52....................................

ad. No. 127, 1988

 

am No 61, 2016

s. 53....................................

ad. No. 127, 1988

 

am. No. 148, 2003

s. 54....................................

ad. No. 127, 1988

s. 55....................................

ad. No. 127, 1988

 

rs. No. 127, 2011

Part V

 

Part V..................................

ad. No. 127, 1988

ss. 56–60............................

ad. No. 127, 1988

Part VI

 

Part VI................................

ad. No. 127, 1988

Division 1

 

s. 61....................................

ad. No. 127, 1988

 

am. No. 118, 1999; No. 101, 2006

ss. 62, 63............................

ad. No. 127, 1988

Division 2

 

s. 64....................................

ad. No. 127, 1988

Part VII

 

Part VII...............................

ad. No. 127, 1988

ss. 65–69............................

ad. No. 127, 1988

Heading to the Schedules....

rep. No. 83, 1974

First, Second Schedules......

rep. No. 216, 1973

Heading to Third Schedule..

rep. No. 83, 1974

Third Schedule....................

am. No. 87, 1962; No. 145, 1968

Heading to Schedule............

ad. No. 83, 1974

 

rep. No. 127, 1988

Schedule.............................

am. No. 153, 1977; No. 26, 1982; No. 127, 1983 (as am. by No. 165, 1984); No. 136, 1983

 

rep. No. 127, 1988