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No. 8 of 1980 Ordinances/Christmas Island as amended, taking into account amendments up to Standard Time and Daylight Saving Time (Amendment) Ordinance 1981 No. 10 of 1981
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Registered 23 May 2006
Start Date 21 Oct 1981

Territory of Christmas Island

Standard Time and Daylight Saving Time Ordinance 1980

Ordinance No. 8 of 1980 as amended

made under the

This compilation was prepared on 17 January 2002
taking into account amendments up to Ordinance No. 10 of 1981

Prepared by the Office of Legislative Drafting and Publishing,
Attorney-General’s Department, Canberra


Contents

                        1     Short title [see Note 1]                                                     3

                        2     Interpretation                                                                   3

                        3     Legal time during period other than daylight saving period    3

                        4     Legal time during daylight saving period                             3

                        5     Construction of instruments etc                                         3

Notes                                                                                                            3

 


  

  

An Ordinance relating to standard time and daylight saving time

1              Short title [see Note 1]

                This Ordinance may be cited as the Standard Time and Daylight Saving Time Ordinance 1980.

2              Interpretation

                In this Ordinance, unless the contrary intention appears:

daylight saving period means a period fixed by the Minister by notice published in the Gazette.

daylight saving time means the time declared by section 4 of this Ordinance to be legal time throughout the Territory during a daylight saving period.

prescribed meridian means the meridian of longitude 105° east of Greenwich, England.

standard time means the time declared by section 3 of this Ordinance to be legal time throughout the Territory during any period other than a daylight saving period.

3              Legal time during period other than daylight saving period

                The mean time of the prescribed meridian is declared to be legal time throughout the Territory during any period other than a daylight saving period.

4              Legal time during daylight saving period

                The time that is one hour in advance of the mean time of the prescribed meridian is declared to be legal time throughout the Territory during a daylight saving period.

5              Construction of instruments etc

                Where:

                (a)    an expression of time occurs in an Ordinance, regulation, by-law, rule, notice or order, or in a contract or agreement (whether made orally or in writing) or in a deed or other instrument; or

               (b)    the doing or refraining from doing anything at, before or after a certain time has an effect in law,

that time shall, unless it is otherwise specifically stated, be determined:

                (c)    with respect to a daylight saving period — by reference to daylight saving time; and

               (d)    with respect to any other period — by reference to standard time.


Notes to the Standard Time and Daylight Saving Time Ordinance 1980

Note 1

The Standard Time and Daylight Saving Time Ordinance 1980 (in force under the Christmas Island Act 1958) as shown in this compilation comprises Ordinance No 8. of 1980 amended as indicated in the Tables below.

Table of Ordinances

Year and
number

Date of notification
in Gazette

Date of
commencement

Application, saving or
transitional provisions

No. 8, 1980

23 Dec 1980

23 Dec 1980

 

No. 10, 1981

21 Oct 1981

21 Oct 1981

Table of Amendments

ad. = added or inserted      am. = amended      rep. = repealed      rs. = repealed and substituted

Provision affected

How affected

S. 2.........................................

am. No. 10, 1981