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National Library Act 1960

Authoritative Version
Act No. 69 of 1960 as amended, taking into account amendments up to National Collecting Institutions Legislation Amendment Act 2021
An Act relating to the National Library of Australia
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Registered 06 May 2021
Start Date 01 May 2021

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National Library Act 1960

No. 69, 1960

Compilation No. 13

Compilation date:                              1 May 2021

Includes amendments up to:            Act No. 20, 2021

Registered:                                         6 May 2021

About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the National Library Act 1960 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 1 May 2021 (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If a provision of the compiled law has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law, details are included in the endnotes.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

4............ Interpretation....................................................................................... 1

Part II—Establishment of the National Library of Australia                    2

5............ Establishment of National Library....................................................... 2

6............ Functions of Library........................................................................... 2

7............ Powers of the Library......................................................................... 3

8............ Transfer of library material etc. to Library........................................... 4

9............ Land and buildings.............................................................................. 4

Part III—Management of the Library                                                                      5

10.......... Constitution of Council....................................................................... 5

11.......... Acting members.................................................................................. 6

12.......... Chair and Deputy Chair...................................................................... 6

13.......... Remuneration and allowances............................................................. 6

14.......... Termination of office........................................................................... 7

15.......... Vacation of office................................................................................ 7

15A....... Resignation......................................................................................... 8

16.......... Meetings of Council............................................................................ 8

17.......... Director‑General................................................................................. 9

17A....... Terms and conditions of appointment................................................. 9

17B....... Leave of absence................................................................................. 9

17C....... Dismissal.......................................................................................... 10

17D....... Resignation....................................................................................... 10

17E........ Vacation of office.............................................................................. 10

17H....... Application of Superannuation Act................................................... 11

17J........ Acting Director‑General.................................................................... 11

18.......... Officers............................................................................................. 11

Part IV—Finance                                                                                                                 12

20.......... Moneys payable to Library............................................................... 12

22.......... Application of moneys of Library..................................................... 12

23.......... Investment policy.............................................................................. 13

24.......... Restrictions on financial transactions................................................ 14

25.......... Annual report.................................................................................... 15

26.......... Exemption from taxation................................................................... 15

Part V—Miscellaneous                                                                                                      16

27A....... Supply of liquor on premises of Library........................................... 16

27B....... Control of Library land and buildings............................................... 16

27C....... Minister may give directions to Council............................................ 17

27D....... Delegation by the Minister................................................................ 17

28.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 17

Endnotes                                                                                                                                    18

Endnote 1—About the endnotes                                                                            18

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key                                                                                20

Endnote 3—Legislation history                                                                             21

Endnote 4—Amendment history                                                                           25


An Act relating to the National Library of Australia

Part IPreliminary

  

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the National Library Act 1960.

2  Commencement

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

4  Interpretation

                   In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears:

Finance Minister means the Minister administering the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

library material includes books, periodicals, newspapers, manuscripts, films, sound recordings, musical scores, maps, plans, pictures, photographs, prints and other recorded material, whether in writing or in some other form.

member means a member of the Council.

the Council means the Council of the National Library of Australia established by this Act.

the Director‑General means the Director‑General of the Library.

the Library means the National Library of Australia established by this Act.

Part IIEstablishment of the National Library of Australia

  

5  Establishment of National Library

             (1)  A body corporate is hereby established under the name “National Library of Australia”.

Note:          The Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 applies to the Library. That Act deals with matters relating to corporate Commonwealth entities, including reporting and the use and management of public resources.

             (2)  The Library:

                     (a)  shall have a seal;

                     (b)  has power to acquire, hold and dispose of real and personal property; and

                     (c)  may sue and be sued in its corporate name.

             (3)  All courts, judges and persons acting judicially shall take judicial notice of the seal of the Library affixed to a document and shall presume that it was duly affixed.

6  Functions of Library

                   The functions of the Library are, on behalf of the Commonwealth:

                     (a)  to maintain and develop a national collection of library material, including a comprehensive collection of library material relating to Australia and the Australian people;

                     (b)  to make library material in the national collection available to such persons and institutions, and in such manner and subject to such conditions, as the Council determines with a view to the most advantageous use of that collection in the national interest;

                     (c)  to make available such other services in relation to library matters and library material (including bibliographical services) as the Council thinks fit, and, in particular, services for the purposes of:

                              (i)  the library of the Parliament;

                             (ii)  the authorities of the Commonwealth; and

                            (iii)  the Territories; and

                            (iv)  the Agencies (within the meaning of the Public Service Act 1999); and

                     (d)  to co‑operate in library matters (including the advancement of library science) with authorities or persons, whether in Australia or elsewhere, concerned with library matters.

7  Powers of the Library

             (1)  The Library has power to do all things necessary or convenient to be done for or in connexion with the performance of its functions.

             (2)  Without limiting the generality of subsection (1), the powers of the Library referred to in that subsection include power:

                     (a)  to purchase or take on hire, or to accept on deposit or loan, library material, and also furnishings, equipment and goods needed for the purposes of the Library;

                     (b)  to dispose of, lend or hire out library material or other goods the property of the Library;

                     (c)  to purchase or take on lease land or buildings, and to erect buildings, necessary for the purposes of the Library;

                     (d)  to dispose of, or grant leases of, land or buildings vested in the Library;

                     (e)  to occupy, use and control any land or building owned or held under lease by the Commonwealth and made available for the purposes of the Library;

                      (f)  to accept gifts, devises, bequests and assignments made to the Library (whether on trust or otherwise); and

                     (g)  to act as trustee of moneys, library material or other property vested in the Library upon trust, or to act on behalf of the Commonwealth or an authority of the Commonwealth in the administration of a trust relating to library material or library matters.

             (3)  Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, any money or property held by the Library upon trust shall be dealt with in accordance with the powers and duties of the Library as trustee.

8  Transfer of library material etc. to Library

                   The Minister may, at the request of the Council, make arrangements with the appropriate authority for the transfer to the Library of the ownership, use or custody of any library material, or of any equipment or goods, belonging to the Commonwealth.

9  Land and buildings

                   The Governor‑General may make available, for the purposes of the Library, any land or buildings owned or held under lease by the Commonwealth.

Part IIIManagement of the Library

  

10  Constitution of Council

             (1)  The affairs of the Library shall be conducted by a Council to be known as the Council of the National Library of Australia.

             (2)  The Council shall consist of:

                    (aa)  the Director‑General;

                     (a)  one Senator elected by the Senate;

                     (b)  one member of the House of Representatives elected by that House; and

                     (c)  9 members appointed by the Governor‑General, being persons who, in the opinion of the Governor‑General, by their knowledge and experience can advance the full development of the Library.

             (3)  A member of the Council elected by either House of the Parliament holds office, subject to this Act, for such period, not exceeding 3 years, as is fixed by that House at the time of his or her election.

             (4)  A member of the Council appointed by the Governor‑General holds office, subject to this Act, for such period, not exceeding 3 years, as is fixed by the Governor‑General at the time of his or her appointment.

             (5)  A member of the Council elected by either House of the Parliament or appointed by the Governor‑General is eligible for re‑election or re‑appointment.

          (5A)  A person must not be appointed as a member referred to in paragraph (2)(c) for a period if the sum of the following exceeds 9 years:

                     (a)  that period;

                     (b)  any periods of previous appointment of the person as a member.

             (6)  The exercise or performance of the powers or functions of the Council is not affected by reason only of there being a vacancy or vacancies in the membership of the Council.

11  Acting members

                   The Minister may appoint a person to act as a member appointed by the Governor‑General:

                     (a)  during a vacancy in the office of such a member; or

                     (b)  during any period, or during all periods, when such a member is absent from duty or from Australia or is, for any other reason, unable to perform the functions of his or her office.

Note:          For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

12  Chair and Deputy Chair

             (1)  The Governor‑General shall appoint one of the members appointed by the Governor‑General to be the Chair of the Council during the pleasure of the Governor‑General.

             (2)  There shall be a Deputy Chair of the Council, who shall be a member elected by the members from time to time.

13  Remuneration and allowances

             (1)  The members of the Council shall be paid such remuneration as is determined by the Remuneration Tribunal.

             (2)  The members of the Council shall be paid such allowances as are prescribed.

             (3)  This section has effect subject to the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973.

14  Termination of office

             (1)  The Governor‑General may terminate the appointment of a member, being a member appointed by the Governor‑General, for inability, inefficiency or misbehaviour.

             (2)  A member elected by either House of the Parliament may be removed from office by that House.

             (3)  Section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with terminating the appointment of an accountable authority, or a member of an accountable authority, for contravening general duties of officials) does not apply in relation to a member elected by either House of the Parliament despite subsection 30(6) of that Act.

15  Vacation of office

             (1)  If a member other than the Director‑General:

                     (a)  becomes bankrupt, applies to take the benefit of any law for the relief of bankrupt or insolvent debtors, compounds with his or her creditors or makes an assignment of his or her remuneration for their benefit; or

                     (d)  is absent, except on leave granted by the Council, from 3 consecutive meetings of the Council;

the Governor‑General shall terminate the appointment of the member.

Note:          The appointment of a member (other than a member elected by either House of the Parliament) may also be terminated under section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with terminating the appointment of an accountable authority, or a member of an accountable authority, for contravening general duties of officials).

          (1A)  If a member elected by either House of the Parliament ceases to be a member of that House, he or she ceases to be a member of the Council.

             (2)  For the purposes of subsection (1A), a member of either House of the Parliament shall be deemed not to have ceased to be a member of that House while he or she continues to be entitled to the Parliamentary allowance that became payable to him or her as such a member.

15A  Resignation

                   A member other than the Director‑General may resign his or her office by signed notice delivered to:

                     (a)  in the case of a member appointed by the Governor‑General—the Governor‑General; or

                     (b)  in the case of a member elected by the Senate or the House of Representatives—the President of the Senate or the Speaker of the House of Representatives, as the case may be.

16  Meetings of Council

             (1)  The Chair, or if, for any reason, the Chair is unable to act, the Deputy Chair:

                     (a)  shall convene such meetings of the Council as he or she considers necessary for the efficient conduct of its business; and

                     (b)  shall, on receipt of a written request signed by not less than 4 members, convene a meeting of the Council.

             (2)  The Minister may at any time convene a meeting of the Council.

             (3)  The Chair shall preside at all meetings of the Council at which he or she is present.

             (4)  In the event of the absence of the Chair from a meeting of the Council, the Deputy Chair shall preside at that meeting.

             (5)  In the event of the absence of both the Chair and the Deputy Chair from a meeting of the Council, the members present shall appoint one of their number to preside at that meeting.

             (6)  At a meeting of the Council, a quorum is constituted by a majority of members.

             (7)  Subject to subsection (8), all questions arising at a meeting of the Council shall be decided by a majority of the votes of the members present and voting, and for this purpose the member presiding at the meeting has a deliberative vote.

             (8)  In the event of an equality of votes on a resolution proposed at a meeting of the Council, the resolution shall be taken not to be passed, but if the same resolution is proposed at the next meeting of the Council held at a later date and there is again an equality of votes, the member presiding at that meeting has a casting vote on the proposed resolution.

17  Director‑General

             (1)  For the purposes of this Act, there shall be a Director‑General of the National Library.

             (2)  The Director‑General shall be appointed by the Governor‑General.

             (3)  The Director‑General is the executive officer of the Council and has, under the Council, the conduct of the affairs of the Library.

             (4)  For the purposes of the Public Service Act 1999:

                     (a)  the Director‑General and the APS employees assisting the Director‑General together constitute a Statutory Agency; and

                     (b)  the Director‑General is the Head of that Statutory Agency.

17A  Terms and conditions of appointment

             (1)  The Director‑General holds office for such period, not exceeding 7 years, as is specified in the instrument of his or her appointment, but is eligible for re‑appointment.

17B  Leave of absence

             (1)  A full‑time member has such recreation leave entitlements as are determined by the Remuneration Tribunal.

             (2)  The Minister, or the Council acting with the Minister’s authority, may grant a full‑time member leave of absence, other than recreation leave, on such terms and conditions as to remuneration or otherwise as the Minister or the Council, acting with the Minister’s authority, determines.

17C  Dismissal

                   The Governor‑General may terminate the appointment of the Director‑General for misbehaviour or physical or mental incapacity.

17D  Resignation

                   The Director‑General may resign his or her office by writing under his or her hand addressed to the Governor‑General.

17E  Vacation of office

             (1)  If the Director‑General:

                     (a)  engages in paid employment outside the duties of his or her office without the approval of the Minister; or

                    (aa)  fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with subsection (3); or

                     (b)  becomes bankrupt, applies to take the benefit of any law for the relief of bankrupt or insolvent debtors, compounds with his or her creditors or makes an assignment of his or her remuneration for their benefit;

the Governor‑General shall terminate the appointment of the Director‑General.

Note:          The appointment of the Director‑General may also be terminated under section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with terminating the appointment of an accountable authority, or a member of an accountable authority, for contravening general duties of officials).

             (2)  The Minister shall not give an approval for the purposes of paragraph (1)(a) unless he or she is satisfied that the paid employment is of a minor nature and will not interfere with the performance of the duties of the Director‑General under this Act.

             (3)  The Director‑General must give written notice to the Minister of all direct or indirect pecuniary interests that the Director‑General has or acquires in any business or in any body corporate carrying on any business.

             (4)  Subsection (3) applies in addition to section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests).

17H  Application of Superannuation Act

                   For the purposes of subsections 4(3A) and (4) of the Superannuation Act 1922, the Director‑General shall be deemed to be required, by the terms of his or her appointment, to give the whole of his or her time to the duties of his or her office.

17J  Acting Director‑General

             (1)  The Minister may appoint a person to act as Director‑General:

                     (a)  during a vacancy in the office;

                     (b)  during any period, or during all periods, when the Director‑General is absent from duty or from Australia or is, for any other reason, unable to perform the functions of the office of Director‑General.

Note:          For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

             (8)  Section 17B applies in relation to a person appointed under this section in like manner as it applies in relation to the Director‑General.

18  Officers

                   The staff of the Library shall be engaged under the Public Service Act 1999.

Part IVFinance

  

20  Moneys payable to Library

             (1)  There are payable to the Library such moneys as are appropriated by the Parliament for the purposes of the Library.

             (2)  The Finance Minister may give directions as to the amounts in which, and the times at which, moneys referred to in subsection (1) are to be paid to the Library.

22  Application of moneys of Library

             (1)  The moneys of the Library shall be applied only:

                     (a)  in payment or discharge of the costs and expenses of the Library under this Act; and

                     (b)  in payment of the remuneration, allowances and expenses of the members of the Council.

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not prevent investment, under subsection (3) of this section or section 59 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, of money that is not immediately required for the purposes of the Library.

             (3)  In addition to investments authorised by section 59 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, the Library may invest the following in any other form of investment:

                     (a)  money accepted as a gift or bequest to the Library;

                     (b)  money that the Library receives from the disposal of property given, devised, bequeathed or assigned to the Library by a person other than the Commonwealth;

                     (c)  income received from an investment made under this subsection or from the disposal of such an investment.

Note:          See subsection 7(3) for obligations of the Library as trustee of a trust.

             (4)  An investment under subsection (3), or the disposal of such an investment, must be in accordance with a policy in force under section 23.

23  Investment policy

             (1)  The Council may formulate a written policy in relation to the following matters:

                     (a)  the investment strategy of the Library;

                     (b)  benchmarks and standards for assessing the performance of the Library’s investments;

                     (c)  risk management for the Library’s investments.

Note:          For variation and revocation, see subsection 33(3) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

Publication of policy

             (2)  If the Council formulates a policy under subsection (1), the Council must cause a copy of the policy to be published on the Library’s website.

Review of policy

             (3)  If the Council formulates a policy under subsection (1), the Council must conduct periodic reviews of the policy.

Compliance with policy

             (4)  If the Council formulates a policy under subsection (1), the Library must comply with the policy.

             (5)  A failure to comply with the policy does not affect the validity of any transaction.

Policy not a legislative instrument

             (6)  A policy formulated under subsection (1) is not a legislative instrument.

24  Restrictions on financial transactions

             (1)  The Library must not, without the written approval of the Minister:

                     (a)  acquire any library material for a consideration exceeding in amount or value the amount prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of this paragraph; or

                     (b)  dispose of any library material if the amount or value of the consideration for the disposal, or the value of the library material, exceeds the amount prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of this paragraph; or

                     (c)  acquire any property, right or privilege, other than library material, for a consideration exceeding in amount or value the amount prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of this paragraph; or

                     (d)  dispose of any property, right or privilege, other than library material, if the amount or value of the consideration for the disposal, or the value of the property, right or privilege, exceeds the amount prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of this paragraph; or

                     (e)  enter into a contract for the construction of a building for the Library, being a contract under which the Library is to pay an amount exceeding the amount prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of this paragraph; or

                      (f)  enter into a lease of land for a period exceeding 10 years.

             (2)  An approval under subsection (1) is not a legislative instrument.

             (3)  Subsection (1) does not apply to a contract if the contract provides for the supply of a service to the Library for the day‑to‑day operations of the Library.

             (4)  Subsection (1) does not apply to the following:

                     (a)  an investment acquired under subsection 22(3);

                     (b)  the disposal of such an investment.

25  Annual report

                   Each annual report prepared by the Council and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period must include a statement relating to disposals of library material during the period.

26  Exemption from taxation

                   The Library is not subject to taxation under any law of the Commonwealth or of a State or Territory.

Part VMiscellaneous

  

27A  Supply of liquor on premises of Library

             (1)  The regulations may make provision for and in relation to the sale, supply, disposal, possession or control of liquor on premises in the Australian Capital Territory owned by or under the control of the Library.

             (2)  The law of the Australian Capital Territory relating to the sale, supply and disposal of liquor does not apply with respect to premises in respect of which regulations are in force under subsection (1).

             (3)  In this section:

liquor means wine, spirits, ale, beer, porter, cider, perry or any liquid containing alcohol ordinarily used or fit for use as a beverage.

27B  Control of Library land and buildings

             (1)  The regulations may make provision for and in relation to:

                     (a)  regulating, restricting or prohibiting the entry of persons on to any land or building owned by or under the control of the Library; or

                     (b)  regulating the conduct of persons on any such land or building; or

                     (c)  the removal of persons from any such land or building.

             (2)  A reference in this section to any land or building owned by or under the control of the Library includes a reference to a part of any such land or any such building, as the case may be.

27C  Minister may give directions to Council

             (1)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, give written directions to the Council about the performance of its functions or the exercise of its powers.

Note:          Section 42 (disallowance) and Part 4 of Chapter 3 (sunsetting) of the Legislation Act 2003 do not apply to the directions (see regulations made for the purposes of paragraphs 44(2)(b) and 54(2)(b) of that Act).

             (2)  A direction under subsection (1) must be of a general nature only.

             (3)  The Council must comply with a direction under subsection (1).

27D  Delegation by the Minister

             (1)  The Minister may, in writing, delegate all or any of the Minister’s functions or powers under this Act to:

                     (a)  the Secretary of the Department; or

                     (b)  an SES employee, or acting SES employee, in the Department.

Note:          Sections 34AA to 34A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 contain provisions relating to delegations.

             (2)  However, subsection (1) does not apply to the Minister’s powers under section 11 or 27C.

             (3)  In performing a delegated function or exercising a delegated power, the delegate must comply with any written directions of the Minister.

28  Regulations

                   The Governor‑General may make regulations, not inconsistent with this Act, prescribing all matters which by this Act are required or permitted to be prescribed, or which are necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act, and, in particular, for prescribing penalties not exceeding a fine of 5 penalty units for offences against the regulations.


Endnotes

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

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

The following endnotes are included in every compilation:

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

National Library Act 1960

69, 1960

7 Dec 1960

23 Mar 1961 (gaz 1961, p. 1199)

 

Statute Law Revision (Decimal Currency) Act 1966

93, 1966

29 Oct 1966

1 Dec 1966

National Library Act 1967

28, 1967

23 May 1967

23 May 1967

s. 3(2) and (3)

Statute Law Revision Act 1973

216, 1973

19 Dec 1973

31 Dec 1973

ss. 9(1) and 10

National Library Act 1973

217, 1973

20 Dec 1973

20 Dec 1973

s. 9(2) and (3)

Administrative Changes (Consequential Provisions) Act 1978

36, 1978

12 June 1978

12 June 1978

s. 8

Public Service Reform Act 1984

63, 1984

25 June 1984

s. 151(1): 1 July 1984 (gaz 1984, No. S245) (a)

s. 151(9)

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

165, 1984

25 Oct 1984

s. 3: 22 Nov 1984 (b)

s. 6(1)

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

65, 1985

5 June 1985

s. 3: 3 July 1985 (c)

Lands Acquisition (Repeal and Consequential Provisions) Act 1989

21, 1989

20 Apr 1989

9 June 1989 (s. 2 and gaz 1989, No. S185)

Arts, Sport, Environment, Tourism and Territories Legislation Amendment Act 1991

33, 1991

21 Mar 1991

ss. 3 (in part) and 5: 1 July 1991
Remainder: Royal Assent

s. 6

Arts, Sport, Environment, Tourism and Territories Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 1991

179, 1991

25 Nov 1991

25 Nov 1991

s. 3(2)

Statute Law Revision Act 1996

43, 1996

25 Oct 1996

Sch 4 (item 103) and Sch 5 (items 93–95): 25 Oct 1996 (s 2(1))

Audit (Transitional and Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 1997

152, 1997

24 Oct 1997

Sch 2 (items 985–994): 1 Jan 1998 (s 2(2) and gaz 1997, No GN49)

s. 4(3)

Public Employment (Consequential and Transitional) Amendment Act 1999

146, 1999

11 Nov 1999

Sch 1 (items 647–654): 5 Dec 1999 (s 2(1), (2) and gaz 1999, No S584)

Corporate Law Economic Reform Program Act 1999

156, 1999

24 Nov 1999

Sch 10 (items 99, 100): 13 Mar 2000 (s 2(2)(c) and gaz 2000, No S114)

Abolition of Compulsory Age Retirement (Statutory Officeholders) Act 2001

159, 2001

1 Oct 2001

29 Oct 2001

Sch 1 (item 97)

Statute Law Revision Act 2011

5, 2011

22 Mar 2011

Schedule 5 (items 155, 156): 19 Apr 2011

Acts Interpretation Amendment Act 2011

46, 2011

27 June 2011

Schedule 2 (items 813–821) and Schedule 3 (items 10, 11): 27 Dec 2011

Sch. 3 (items 10, 11)

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2014

62, 2014

30 June 2014

Sch 10 (items 142–152) and Sch 14: 1 July 2014 (s 2(1) items 6, 14)

Sch 14

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Public Governance and Resources Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 2015

36, 2015

13 Apr 2015

Sch 2 (items 79) and Sch 7: 14 Apr 2015 (s 2)

Sch 7

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) (Consequential Provisions) Act 2015

126, 2015

10 Sept 2015

Sch 1 (item 486): 5 Mar 2016 (s 2(1) item 2)

Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) (Consequential Provisions) Act 2015

126, 2015

10 Sept 2015

Sch 1 (item 495): 5 Mar 2016 (s 2(1) item 2)

Statute Update Act 2016

61, 2016

23 Sept 2016

Sch 1 (item 346): 21 Oct 2016 (s 2(1) item 1)

National Collecting Institutions Legislation Amendment Act 2021

20, 2021

2 Mar 2021

Sch 1 (items 10–12, 19) and Sch 2 (items 27–36): 1 May 2021 (s 2(1) item 1)

Sch 1 (item 19) and Sch 2 (item 36)

 

(a)             The National Library Act 1960 was amended by subsection 151(1) only of the Public Service Reform Act 1984, subsection 2(4) of which provides as follows:

                   (4)  The remaining provisions of this Act shall come into operation on such day as is, or on such respective days as are, fixed by Proclamation.

(b)             The National Library Act 1960 was amended by section 3 only of the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 2) 1984, 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.

(c)              The National Library Act 1960 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.

Endnote 4—Amendment history

 

Provision affected

How affected

Part I

 

s 3........................................

rep No. 217, 1973

s 4........................................

am No. 217, 1973; No. 5, 2011; No 62, 2014

Part II

 

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

am No. 152, 1997; No 62, 2014

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

am No. 216, 1973; No. 146, 1999

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

am No. 33, 1991

s 7A.....................................

ad No 217, 1973

 

am No 21, 1989; No 33, 1991

 

rep No 20, 2021

Part III

 

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

am No 217, 1973; No 33, 1991; No 43, 1996; No 20, 2021

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

rs No. 165, 1984

 

am No. 46, 2011

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

am No. 152, 1997

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

am No. 217, 1973

 

rs No. 165, 1984

 

am No. 43, 1996

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

am No 62, 2014

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

am No 217, 1973; No 33, 1991; No 43, 1996; No 152, 1997; No 156, 1999; No 62, 2014; No 20, 2021

s 15A...................................

ad No. 33, 1991

s 15B...................................

ad No. 33, 1991

 

rep No. 152, 1997

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

am No 33, 1991; No 43, 1996; No 152, 1997; No 20, 2021

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

am No 28, 1967; No 217, 1973; No 63, 1984; No 33, 1991; No 43, 1996; No 146, 1999; No 20, 2021

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

ad No. 28, 1967

 

am No. 217, 1973; No. 165, 1984; No. 33, 1991; No. 43, 1996; No. 159, 2001

s 17B...................................

ad No. 28, 1967

 

am No. 217, 1973

 

rs No. 179, 1991

 

am No. 146, 1999

s 17C...................................

ad No. 28, 1967

 

am No. 217, 1973

s 17D...................................

ad No. 28, 1967

 

am No. 217, 1973; No. 43, 1996

s 17E...................................

ad No. 28, 1967

 

am No. 217, 1973; No. 33, 1991; No. 43, 1996; No. 152, 1997; No. 156, 1999; No 62, 2014

s 17F....................................

ad No. 28, 1967

 

am Nos. 216 and 217, 1973

 

rep No. 65, 1985

s 17G...................................

ad No. 28, 1967

 

rep No. 217, 1973

s 17H...................................

ad No. 28, 1967

 

am No. 217, 1973; No. 33, 1991; No. 43, 1996

s 17J....................................

ad No. 28, 1967

 

am No. 217, 1973

 

rs No. 165, 1984

 

am No. 46, 2011

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

am No. 33, 1991; No. 146, 1999

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

rep No. 217, 1973

Part IV

 

s 20......................................

am No. 217, 1973; No. 36, 1978; No. 5, 2011

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

rs No. 217, 1973; No. 33, 1991

 

rep No. 152, 1997

s 21A...................................

ad No. 33, 1991

 

rep No. 152, 1997

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

am No 152, 1997; No 62, 2014; No 20, 2021

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

rs No 217, 1973

 

rep No 152, 1997

 

ad No 20, 2021

s 24......................................

rep No 33, 1991

 

ad No 20, 2021

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

am No 28, 1967

 

rs No 217, 1973

 

rep No 33, 1991

 

ad No 20, 2021

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

rs No. 217, 1973

Part V

 

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

am No. 28, 1967; No. 217, 1973; No. 36, 1978; No. 33, 1991

 

rep No. 152, 1997

s 27A...................................

ad No. 33, 1991

s 27B...................................

ad No. 33, 1991

s 27C...................................

ad No 20, 2021

s 27D...................................

ad No 20, 2021

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

am No. 93, 1966; No. 33, 1991; No 61, 2016