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Statute Update (Autumn 2018) Act 2018

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Act No. 41 of 2018 as made
An Act to make various technical and minor 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 Update (Autumn 2018) Bill 2018
Registered 24 May 2018
Date of Assent 22 May 2018
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statute Update (Autumn 2018) Act 2018

 

No. 41, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to make various technical and minor 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............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Amendments of principal Acts                                                         3

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                            3

Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000                                            3

Equal Employment Opportunity (Commonwealth Authorities) Act 1987        3

Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000                                                               3

Trade Support Loans Act 2014                                                                                 4

Schedule 2—Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand         5

Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Act 2006             5

Australian Research Council Act 2001                                                                   5

National Land Transport Act 2014                                                                          5

Natural Resources Management (Financial Assistance) Act 1992                   5

Schedule 3—Amendments consequential on the Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Act 2015                                                                                                                              6

Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991                                               6

Schedule 4—Norfolk Island                                                                                             9

Bankruptcy (Estate Charges) Act 1997                                                                   9

Commonwealth Banks Restructuring Act 1990                                                     9

Export Inspection Charges Collection Act 1985                                                  9

Export Inspection (Establishment Registration Charges) Act 1985                  9

Export Inspection (Quantity Charge) Act 1985                                                     9

Export Inspection (Service Charge) Act 1985                                                     10

Fringe Benefits Tax Act 1986                                                                                  10

Income Tax (Deferred Interest Securities) (Tax File Number Withholding Tax) Act 1991                10

Marine Navigation Levy Act 1989                                                                         10

Marine Navigation (Regulatory Functions) Levy Act 1991                              10

National Residue Survey (Customs) Levy Act 1998                                            10

National Residue Survey (Excise) Levy Act 1998                                                11

Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Act 1999                                                11

Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999                                                        11

Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Act 1991                           11

Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Large‑scale Generation Shortfall Charge) Act 2000    11

Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Small‑scale Technology Shortfall Charge) Act 2010    11

Telecommunications (Carrier Licence Charges) Act 1997                               12

Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Act 2012                                                    12

Telecommunications (Numbering Charges) Act 1997                                        12

True‑up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Act 2014                      12

True‑up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Act 2014                   12

Schedule 5—Repeals of spent provisions                                                               13

Social Security Legislation Amendment (One‑off Payments for Carers) Act 2005             13

Telstra Corporation Act 1991                                                                                 13

Schedule 6—Repeals of obsolete amending Acts                                              14

ACIS Administration Amendment Act 2000                                                          14

ACIS Administration Amendment Act 2002                                                          14

ACIS Administration Amendment Act 2003                                                          14

ACIS Administration Amendment Act 2009                                                          14

ACIS Administration Amendment (Application) Act 2009                                14

ACIS Administration Amendment (Unearned Credit Liability) Act 2007       14

Australian Industry Development Corporation Amendment Act 1980           14

Australian Industry Development Corporation Amendment Act 1992           14

Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency Repeal Act 2014                  14

Bounty Acts Amendment Act 1982                                                                          14

Bounty and Subsidy Legislation Amendment Act 1986                                     14

Bounty and Subsidy Legislation Amendment Act 1987                                     14

Bounty and Subsidy Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 1986                        15

Bounty and Subsidy Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 1988                        15

Bounty (Commercial Motor Vehicles) Amendment Act 1985                            15

Bounty (Commercial Motor Vehicles) Amendment Act (No. 2) 1985               15

Bounty (Injection‑moulding Equipment) Amendment Act 1983                       15

Bounty (Injection‑moulding Equipment) Amendment Act 1985                       15

Bounty Legislation Amendment Act 1995                                                             15

Customs Tariff (Coal Export Duty) Amendment Act 1987                                 15

Customs Tariff (Uranium Concentrate Export Duty) Amendment Act 1987  15

Customs Tariff (Uranium Concentrate Export Duty) Amendment Act 1989  15

Energy Efficiency Opportunities Amendment Act 2007                                     15

Energy Efficiency Opportunities (Repeal) Act 2014                                          15

Fertilizers (Subsidy) Amendment Act 1985                                                           15

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Amendment Act 1980                                         15

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Amendment Act 1991                                         16

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Amendment Act 2002                                         16

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Amendment Act 2003                                         16

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) (Exploration Permit Fees) Amendment Act 1980               16

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Legislation Amendment Act 1987                   16

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 2000      16

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 2000      16

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) (Pipeline Licence Fees) Amendment Act 1980 16

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) (Production Licence Fees) Amendment Act 1980              16

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) (Registration Fees) Amendment Act 1980     16

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) (Registration Fees) Amendment Act 2001     16

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) (Royalty) Amendment Act 1980                       16

States Grants (Petroleum Products) Amendment Act 1978                               16

Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Development Authority Amendment Act 1991                17

 


Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

 

Statute Update (Autumn 2018) Act 2018

No. 41, 2018

 

 

 

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

[Assented to 22 May 2018]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act is the Statute Update (Autumn 2018) Act 2018.

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 after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

23 May 2018

2.  Schedule 1, items 1 to 6

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

19 June 2018

3.  Schedule 1, items 7 and 8

1 July 2017.

1 July 2017

4.  Schedules 2 to 6

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

19 June 2018

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

                   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.

Schedule 1Amendments of principal Acts

  

Criminal Code Act 1995

1  Paragraph 104.29(2)(i) of the Criminal Code

Omit “Crimes Act 1914.”, substitute “Crimes Act 1914;”.

Note:       This item fixes a punctuation error.

Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000

2  Subsection 149(1)

Omit “authorised employee”, substitute “authorised officer”.

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

Equal Employment Opportunity (Commonwealth Authorities) Act 1987

3  Subsection 3(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of trade union)

Omit “Conciliation and Arbitration Act 1904”, substitute “Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009”.

Note:       This item replaces a reference to a repealed Act with a reference to the correct current Act.

Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000

4  Subsection 24(2) (note 1)

Omit “Chapter 3 of the Criminal Code”, substitute “Part IA of the Crimes Act 1914”.

Note:       This item fixes an incorrect cross‑reference.

5  Subsection 24(3) (note)

Omit “Chapter 3 of the Criminal Code”, substitute “Part IA of the Crimes Act 1914”.

Note:       This item fixes an incorrect cross‑reference.

6  Subsection 154(2) (note 1)

Omit “Chapter 3 of the Criminal Code”, substitute “Part IA of the Crimes Act 1914”.

Note:       This item fixes an incorrect cross‑reference.

Trade Support Loans Act 2014

7  Subsection 99(4) (formula)

Repeal the formula, substitute:

8  Paragraph 99(5)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  the highest previous March quarter is the March quarter, before the most recent March quarter before the indexation day, with the highest index number (disregarding any March quarter that is earlier than the 2014 March quarter); and

Schedule 2Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

  

Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Act 2006

1  Section 5 (paragraph (b) of the definition of qualified accountant)

Omit “the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia”, substitute “Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand”.

Australian Research Council Act 2001

2  Subsection 58(2) (paragraph (c) of the definition of qualified auditor)

Omit “the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia”, substitute “Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand”.

National Land Transport Act 2014

3  Subsection 4(1) (subparagraph (c)(ii) of the definition of appropriate auditor)

Omit “the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia”, substitute “Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand”.

Natural Resources Management (Financial Assistance) Act 1992

4  Subsection 9(5) (paragraph (b) of the definition of qualified accountant)

Omit “the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia”, substitute “Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand”.

Schedule 3Amendments consequential on the Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Act 2015

  

Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991

1  At the end of subsection 6(1)

Add:

Note 1:       Section 42 (disallowance) of the Legislation Act 2003 does not apply to the declaration: see subsection 44(1) of that Act.

Note 2:       Part 4 of Chapter 3 (sunsetting) of the Legislation Act 2003 does not apply to the declaration: see subsection 54(1) of that Act.

2  Subsection 6(4)

Repeal the subsection.

3  At the end of subsection 23(1)

Add:

Note 1:       Section 42 (disallowance) of the Legislation Act 2003 does not apply to the guidelines: see subsection 44(1) of that Act.

Note 2:       Part 4 of Chapter 3 (sunsetting) of the Legislation Act 2003 does not apply to the guidelines: see subsection 54(1) of that Act.

4  Subsection 23(4)

Repeal the subsection.

5  Subsection 82(2)

Omit “, but neither section 42 (disallowance) nor Part 6 (sunsetting) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 applies to the variation”.

6  At the end of subsection 82(2)

Add:

Note 1:       Section 42 (disallowance) of the Legislation Act 2003 does not apply to the variation: see subsection 44(1) of that Act.

Note 2:       Part 4 of Chapter 3 (sunsetting) of the Legislation Act 2003 does not apply to the variation: see subsection 54(1) of that Act.

7  Subsection 82(7)

Omit “Legislative Instruments Act 2003”, substitute “Legislation Act 2003”.

8  Subsection 82(8)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

When variation commences

             (8)  Despite subsection 12(1) of the Legislation Act 2003, a variation made under subsection (1) of this section commences on the day a copy of the variation is published as mentioned in subsection (7) of this section.

9  Section 94

Repeal the section, substitute:

94  Standards and variations are legislative instruments

                   A standard, or a variation of a standard, in relation to which a notice is published under section 92 is a legislative instrument.

Note 1:       Section 42 (disallowance) of the Legislation Act 2003 does not apply to the standard or variation: see subsection 44(1) of that Act.

Note 2:       Part 4 of Chapter 3 (sunsetting) of the Legislation Act 2003 does not apply to the standard or variation: see subsection 54(1) of that Act.

10  Subsection 97(6)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Standards and variations are legislative instruments

             (6)  The standard, or the variation of the standard, in relation to which notice is published under subsection (4), is a legislative instrument.

Note 1:       Section 42 (disallowance) of the Legislation Act 2003 does not apply to the standard or variation: see subsection 44(1) of that Act.

Note 2:       Part 4 of Chapter 3 (sunsetting) of the Legislation Act 2003 does not apply to the standard or variation: see subsection 54(1) of that Act.

11  At the end of subsection 106(1)

Add:

Note 1:       Section 42 (disallowance) of the Legislation Act 2003 does not apply to the instrument of revocation or amendment: see subsection 44(1) of that Act.

Note 2:       Part 4 of Chapter 3 (sunsetting) of the Legislation Act 2003 does not apply to the instrument of revocation or amendment: see subsection 54(1) of that Act.

12  Subsection 106(6)

Repeal the subsection.

Schedule 4Norfolk Island

  

Bankruptcy (Estate Charges) Act 1997

1  Section 3

Omit “, of the Northern Territory or of Norfolk Island”, substitute “or of the Northern Territory”.

Commonwealth Banks Restructuring Act 1990

2  Section 5

Omit “, of the Northern Territory and of Norfolk Island”, substitute “and of the Northern Territory”.

Export Inspection Charges Collection Act 1985

3  Section 3B

Omit “, of the Northern Territory and of Norfolk Island”, substitute “and of the Northern Territory”.

Export Inspection (Establishment Registration Charges) Act 1985

4  Section 5

Omit “, of the Northern Territory and of Norfolk Island”, substitute “and of the Northern Territory”.

Export Inspection (Quantity Charge) Act 1985

5  Section 5

Omit “, of the Northern Territory and of Norfolk Island”, substitute “and of the Northern Territory”.

Export Inspection (Service Charge) Act 1985

6  Section 5

Omit “, of the Northern Territory and of Norfolk Island”, substitute “and of the Northern Territory”.

Fringe Benefits Tax Act 1986

7  Section 4

Omit “, of the Northern Territory and of Norfolk Island”, substitute “and of the Northern Territory”.

Income Tax (Deferred Interest Securities) (Tax File Number Withholding Tax) Act 1991

8  Section 3

Omit “, of the Northern Territory and of Norfolk Island”, substitute “and of the Northern Territory”.

Marine Navigation Levy Act 1989

9  Section 5

Omit “, of the Northern Territory and of Norfolk Island”, substitute “and of the Northern Territory”.

Marine Navigation (Regulatory Functions) Levy Act 1991

10  Section 5

Omit “, of the Northern Territory and of Norfolk Island”, substitute “and of the Northern Territory”.

National Residue Survey (Customs) Levy Act 1998

11  Section 5

Omit “, of the Northern Territory and of Norfolk Island”, substitute “and of the Northern Territory”.

National Residue Survey (Excise) Levy Act 1998

12  Section 5

Omit “, of the Northern Territory and of Norfolk Island”, substitute “and of the Northern Territory”.

Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Act 1999

13  Section 5

Omit “, of the Northern Territory and of Norfolk Island”, substitute “and of the Northern Territory”.

Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999

14  Section 5

Omit “, of the Northern Territory and of Norfolk Island”, substitute “and of the Northern Territory”.

Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Act 1991

15  Subsection 5(1)

Omit “and of Norfolk Island”.

Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Large‑scale Generation Shortfall Charge) Act 2000

16  Section 4

Omit “, of the Northern Territory and of Norfolk Island”, substitute “and of the Northern Territory”.

Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Small‑scale Technology Shortfall Charge) Act 2010

17  Section 4

Omit “, of the Northern Territory and of Norfolk Island”, substitute “and of the Northern Territory”.

Telecommunications (Carrier Licence Charges) Act 1997

18  Section 3

Omit “, of the Northern Territory and of Norfolk Island”, substitute “and of the Northern Territory”.

Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Act 2012

19  Section 4

Omit “, of the Northern Territory and of Norfolk Island”, substitute “and of the Northern Territory”.

Telecommunications (Numbering Charges) Act 1997

20  Section 3

Omit “, of the Northern Territory and of Norfolk Island”, substitute “and of the Northern Territory”.

True‑up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Act 2014

21  Section 4

Omit “, of the Northern Territory and of Norfolk Island”, substitute “and of the Northern Territory”.

True‑up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Act 2014

22  Section 4

Omit “, of the Northern Territory and of Norfolk Island”, substitute “and of the Northern Territory”.

Schedule 5Repeals of spent provisions

  

Social Security Legislation Amendment (One‑off Payments for Carers) Act 2005

1  Schedule 1

Repeal the Schedule.

Telstra Corporation Act 1991

2  Subsections 36(2), (2A) and (6)

Repeal the subsections.

Schedule 6Repeals of obsolete amending Acts

  

1  Repeals of Acts

Repeal the following Acts:

ACIS Administration Amendment Act 2000

ACIS Administration Amendment Act 2002

ACIS Administration Amendment Act 2003

ACIS Administration Amendment Act 2009

ACIS Administration Amendment (Application) Act 2009

ACIS Administration Amendment (Unearned Credit Liability) Act 2007

Australian Industry Development Corporation Amendment Act 1980

Australian Industry Development Corporation Amendment Act 1992

Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency Repeal Act 2014

Bounty Acts Amendment Act 1982

Bounty and Subsidy Legislation Amendment Act 1986

Bounty and Subsidy Legislation Amendment Act 1987

Bounty and Subsidy Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 1986

Bounty and Subsidy Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 1988

Bounty (Commercial Motor Vehicles) Amendment Act 1985

Bounty (Commercial Motor Vehicles) Amendment Act (No. 2) 1985

Bounty (Injection‑moulding Equipment) Amendment Act 1983

Bounty (Injection‑moulding Equipment) Amendment Act 1985

Bounty Legislation Amendment Act 1995

Customs Tariff (Coal Export Duty) Amendment Act 1987

Customs Tariff (Uranium Concentrate Export Duty) Amendment Act 1987

Customs Tariff (Uranium Concentrate Export Duty) Amendment Act 1989

Energy Efficiency Opportunities Amendment Act 2007

Energy Efficiency Opportunities (Repeal) Act 2014

Fertilizers (Subsidy) Amendment Act 1985

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Amendment Act 1980

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Amendment Act 1991

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Amendment Act 2002

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Amendment Act 2003

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) (Exploration Permit Fees) Amendment Act 1980

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Legislation Amendment Act 1987

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 2000

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 2000

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) (Pipeline Licence Fees) Amendment Act 1980

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) (Production Licence Fees) Amendment Act 1980

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) (Registration Fees) Amendment Act 1980

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) (Registration Fees) Amendment Act 2001

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) (Royalty) Amendment Act 1980

States Grants (Petroleum Products) Amendment Act 1978

Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Development Authority Amendment Act 1991

2  Saving provision

If, under an Act repealed by this Schedule, a decision, act or thing was taken to be, or to continue to be, valid to any extent immediately before the commencement of this item, then the decision, act or thing continues to be taken to be valid to the same extent after the commencement of this item.

 

 

 

 

[Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 28 March 2018

Senate on 9 May 2018]

 

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