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Act No. 13 of 2017 as made
An Act to make various amendments of the statute law of the Commonwealth to enable the repeal of certain provisions of the A.C.T. Self-Government (Consequential Provisions) Regulations, and for related purposes
Administered by: Infrastructure and Regional Development
Originating Bill: Statute Update (A.C.T. Self-Government (Consequential Provisions) Regulations) Bill 2016
Registered 27 Feb 2017
Date of Assent 22 Feb 2017
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Statute Update (A.C.T. Self‑Government (Consequential Provisions) Regulations) Act 2017

 

No. 13, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to make various amendments of the statute law of the Commonwealth to enable the repeal of certain provisions of the A.C.T. Self‑Government (Consequential Provisions) Regulations, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 2

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

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                3

Part 1—Amendments of Acts                                                                                  3

Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975                                                            3

Air Accidents (Commonwealth Government Liability) Act 1963                       3

Australian Bureau of Statistics Act 1975                                                               4

Australian Grape and Wine Authority Act 2013                                                   4

Commonwealth Motor Vehicles (Liability) Act 1959                                           4

Copyright Act 1968                                                                                                     5

Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1983                                                              5

Disability Services Act 1986                                                                                     6

Freedom of Information Act 1982                                                                            6

Home and Community Care Act 1985                                                                     7

Public Accounts and Audit Committee Act 1951                                                  7

Public Lending Right Act 1985                                                                                7

Public Works Committee Act 1969                                                                           7

Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973                                                                             8

Seat of Government (Administration) Act 1910                                                     8

Superannuation Act 1976                                                                                          9

Superannuation (Productivity Benefit) Act 1988                                                 9

Urban and Regional Development (Financial Assistance) Act 1974                9

Part 2—Amendments of Regulations                                                                 10

A.C.T. Self‑Government (Consequential Provisions) Regulations                   10

 

 


 

 

Statute Update (A.C.T. Self-Government (Consequential Provisions) Regulations) Act 2017

No. 13, 2017

 

 

 

An Act to make various amendments of the statute law of the Commonwealth to enable the repeal of certain provisions of the A.C.T. Self‑Government (Consequential Provisions) Regulations, and for related purposes

[Assented to 22 February 2017]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act is the Statute Update (A.C.T. Self‑Government (Consequential Provisions) Regulations) Act 2017.

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.

22 February 2017

2.  Schedule 1

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

22 March 2017

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

Part 1Amendments of Acts

Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975

1  After section 36A

Insert:

36AA  Interpretation of sections 36B, 36C and 36D

                   In sections 36B, 36C and 36D, unless the contrary intention appears:

Attorney‑General includes the Minister administering the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2008 of the Australian Capital Territory.

Cabinet includes the Australian Capital Territory Executive.

Air Accidents (Commonwealth Government Liability) Act 1963

2  After subsection 11(3)

Insert:

          (3A)  Subject to this section, this Part applies to the carriage in an aircraft operated by a person other than the Commonwealth or a Commonwealth authority of a passenger, being a person to whom paragraph (1)(a), (b) or (c) would apply if the references in those paragraphs to the Commonwealth were references to the Australian Capital Territory and the references in those paragraphs to a Commonwealth authority were omitted.

          (3B)  For the purposes of the application of this Part in accordance with subsection (3A), the succeeding provisions of this Part have effect as if references in those provisions to the Commonwealth (other than references to a Commonwealth authority, or references to the Commonwealth in the expression whether in the Commonwealth or elsewhere) were references to the Australian Capital Territory.

Australian Bureau of Statistics Act 1975

3  Subsection 19(3)

After “Chief Minister” (first occurring), insert “of the Australian Capital Territory or”.

4  Subsection 19(3)

Omit “the Northern Territory” (second occurring), substitute “that Territory”.

Australian Grape and Wine Authority Act 2013

5  Subsection 41A(9)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (9)  In this section:

Parliament means:

                     (a)  in relation to the Australian Capital Territory—the Legislative Assembly for the Territory; and

                     (b)  in relation to the Northern Territory—the Legislative Assembly of the Territory.

State includes the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory.

Commonwealth Motor Vehicles (Liability) Act 1959

6  Subsection 3(1) (definition of Commonwealth authority)

Before “the Northern Territory” (wherever occurring), insert “the Australian Capital Territory or”.

Copyright Act 1968

7  Subsection 10(1) (definition of the Crown)

Before “the Northern Territory” (first occurring), insert “the Australian Capital Territory and”.

8  Subsection 10(1) (definition of the Crown)

Before “the Northern Territory” (second occurring), insert “the Australian Capital Territory or”.

9  Paragraph 10(3)(e)

Before “the Northern Territory”, insert “the Australian Capital Territory and”.

10  Paragraph 10(3)(n)

Before “the Northern Territory” (first occurring), insert “the Australian Capital Territory and”.

11  Paragraph 10(3)(n)

Before “the Northern Territory” (second occurring), insert “the Australian Capital Territory or”.

12  Subsection 182B(1) (note at the end of the definition of government)

Omit “, as modified by the A.C.T. Self‑Government (Consequential Provisions) Regulations (Amendment) (Statutory Rules 1989 No. 392)”.

13  Subsection 183(11)

Omit “State or” (wherever occurring), substitute “State, the Australian Capital Territory or”.

Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1983

14  Subsection 3(1) (before paragraph (a) of the definition of law of the Commonwealth)

Insert:

                    (aa)  the Australian Capital Territory (Self‑Government) Act 1988;

15  Subsection 3(1) (paragraph (c) of the definition of law of the Commonwealth)

After “paragraph”, insert “(aa),”.

16  Subsection 3(1) (definition of State)

After “includes”, insert “the Australian Capital Territory and”.

17  Subsection 3(1) (definition of Territory)

After “include”, insert “the Australian Capital Territory or”.

Disability Services Act 1986

18  Section 7 (definition of State)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

State includes the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory.

19  Subsection 23(10)

After “States,”, insert “of the Australian Capital Territory,”.

20  Subsection 27(5)

After “States,”, insert “of the Australian Capital Territory,”.

Freedom of Information Act 1982

21  After section 16

Insert:

16A  Requests transferred from the ACT

                   Where a request under the Freedom of Information Act 1989 of the Australian Capital Territory is transferred to an agency in accordance with section 33 of that Act, it becomes a request under this Act at the time at which it is received by the agency.

Home and Community Care Act 1985

22  Subsection 3(4)

After “includes”, insert “the Australian Capital Territory and”.

Public Accounts and Audit Committee Act 1951

23  Paragraph 8(2)(a)

Before “the Northern Territory”, insert “the Australian Capital Territory or”.

24  Subparagraph 8(2)(b)(i)

Before “the Northern Territory”, insert “the Australian Capital Territory or”.

25  Subsection 8(6) (definition of State)

After “includes”, insert “the Australian Capital Territory and”.

Public Lending Right Act 1985

26  Subsection 8(2)

After “a State, by”, insert “the Australian Capital Territory or”.

Public Works Committee Act 1969

27  Section 5 (at the end of the definition of authority of the Commonwealth)

Add “or a body established by or under an enactment within the meaning of section 3 of the Australian Capital Territory (Self‑Government) Act 1988”.

28  Section 5 (definition of State)

After “includes”, insert “the Australian Capital Territory and”.

29  Before paragraph 6(2)(a)

Insert:

                    (aa)  a work:

                              (i)  that is proposed to be carried out by or for the Australian Capital Territory; and

                             (ii)  in respect of the carrying out of which moneys of that Territory are proposed to be expended by that Territory; or

Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973

30  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

enactment has the same meaning as in section 3 of the Australian Capital Territory (Self‑Government) Act 1988.

31  Subsection 3(1) (at the end of the definition of public statutory corporation)

Add “or a corporation established for a public purpose by a law of the Australian Capital Territory”.

32  Paragraph 3(4)(b)

After “Territory”, insert “(other than an enactment)”.

33  After paragraph 3(4)(fa)

Insert:

                    (fb)  an executive education office;

Seat of Government (Administration) Act 1910

34  Paragraph 12(2)(b)

Before “take”, insert “subject to subsection (2AA),”.

35  After subsection 12(2)

Insert:

       (2AA)  An Ordinance that:

                     (a)  makes provision in relation to a matter arising from, connected with or consequential upon the establishment of the Territory as a body politic under the Crown; and

                     (b)  is made on or before Self‑Government Day within the meaning of the A.C.T. Self‑Government (Consequential Provisions) Act 1988;

may be expressed to take effect from the date of commencement of a provision of the Australian Capital Territory (Self‑Government) Act 1988.

Superannuation Act 1976

36  Subparagraph 120(a)(i)

After “State or of”, insert “the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory or”.

37  Subsection 125(3)

After “by a person of”, insert “the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory or”.

Superannuation (Productivity Benefit) Act 1988

38  Subsection 3(1) (paragraph (c) of the definition of qualified employee)

After “Ordinance”, insert “or enactment”.

Urban and Regional Development (Financial Assistance) Act 1974

39  Section 3

Insert:

State includes the Australian Capital Territory.

Part 2Amendments of Regulations

A.C.T. Self‑Government (Consequential Provisions) Regulations

40  Regulation 2

Repeal the regulation.

41  Schedule 1

Repeal the Schedule.

 

 

 

 

[Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 30 November 2016

Senate on 8 February 2017]

 

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