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No. 1 of 1973 Ordinances/Coral Sea Islands as amended, taking into account amendments up to Ordinance No. 1 of 1979
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Start Date 24 Dec 1979

Coral Sea Islands Territory

Application of Laws Ordinance 1973

Ordinance No. 1 of 1973 as amended

made under the

This compilation was prepared on 10 March 2002
taking into account amendments up to Ordinance No. 1 of 1979

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


Contents

                        1  Short title and citation [see Note 1]                                      3

                        2  Interpretation                                                                      3

                        3  Application of provisions of laws of the Australian Capital Territory          3

                        4  Exercise of powers and performance of functions under applied provisions          4

                        5  Delegation by Minister                                                        4

                        6  Appointment of officers                                                       4

                        7  Repeal of inconsistent laws                                                 4

Notes                                                                                                            5

 


  

  

An Ordinance relating to the Application and Administration of Laws in the Coral Sea Islands Territory

1              Short title and citation [see Note 1]

                This Ordinance may be cited as the Application of Laws Ordinance 1973.

2              Interpretation

         (1)   In this Ordinance, unless the contrary intention appears:

applied provision means a provision of a law of the Australian Capital Territory that, in accordance with section 3, applies in and in relation to the Territory as a law of the Territory.

the Act means the Coral Sea Islands Act 1969.

the laws of the Australian Capital Territory means the laws in force in the Australian Capital Territory, whether written or unwritten, and law of the Australian Capital Territory has a corresponding meaning.

the Minister means the Minister for the time being administering the Act.

the Territory means the Coral Sea Islands Territory.

         (2)   Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in any applied provision, a reference in an applied provision to a Minister shall be read as a reference to the Minister.

3              Application of provisions of laws of the Australian Capital Territory

         (1)   Subject to the Act and subsection 2 (2), the provisions of the laws of the Australian Capital Territory for the time being in force in the Australian Capital Territory, so far as applicable to the Territory, apply in and in relation to the Territory as laws of the Territory.

         (2)   Subsection (1) does not extend to a provision of a law of the Australian Capital Territory, being a provision of an Act.

4              Exercise of powers and performance of functions under applied provisions

                Where, by an applied provision, a power or function is, in relation to the Australian Capital Territory, vested in a person or authority (not being a court), that power or function is, in relation to the Territory, deemed to be vested in, and may be exercised or performed by, that person or authority, or such other person or authority as the Minister specifies, under and by virtue of the applied provision.

5              Delegation by Minister

                The Minister may, by writing under his hand, delegate to the Secretary to the Department of Home Affairs all or any of his powers under an applied provision.

6              Appointment of officers

                The Minister may appoint such officers as are necessary to execute the laws of the Territory.

7              Repeal of inconsistent laws

                All laws in force in the Territory immediately before the commencement of this Ordinance that are inconsistent with any applied provision are repealed.


Notes to the Application of Laws Ordinance 1973

Note 1

The Application of Laws Ordinance 1973 (in force under the Coral Sea Islands Act 1969) as shown in this compilation comprise Ordinance No. 1 of 1973 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. 1, 1973

19 Oct 1973

19 Oct 1973

 

No. 1, 1976

3 Dec 1976

3 Dec 1976

No. 1, 1979

24 Dec 1979

24 Dec 1979

Table of Amendments

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

Provision affected

How affected

S. 5.........................................

am. No. 1, 1976; No. 1, 1979