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Proclamations/Commencement of Act as made
This Proclamation provides for the commencement of Schedules 1 to 3 of the Judiciary Amendment Act 2015.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 s 54(2) item 48
Registered 26 Jun 2015
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR10-Aug-2015
Tabled Senate10-Aug-2015
Date of repeal 02 Jul 2015
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 5A of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003



Issued by the authority of the Attorney-General


Judiciary Amendment Act 2015

                                    Judiciary Amendment Commencement Proclamation 2015


Subsection 2(1) of the Judiciary Amendment Act 2015 (the Act) provides that Schedules 1 to 3 to the Act commence on a day to be fixed by Proclamation. 


The Act received the Royal Assent on 16 June 2015.  All provisions of the Act, other than Schedules 1 to 3, commenced on 16 June 2015.


The purpose of the Proclamation is to fix 1 July 2015 as the day on which Schedules 1 to 3 to the Act commence.


The Act supports the consolidation of the Australian Government Solicitor (AGS) into the Attorney-General’s Department (AGD) by amending the Judiciary Act 1903 and making relevant consequential and transitional amendments.  Schedule 1 to the Act repeals provisions establishing AGS as a statutory corporation and establishes arrangements for AGS to continue operating on a business as usual basis within AGD. Schedule 2 makes consequential amendments to existing Commonwealth legislation with references to AGS. Schedule 3 provides for transitional arrangements to address operational matters arising from AGS being consolidated within AGD.


The Proclamation is a legislative instrument for the purposes of the Legislative Instruments Act  2003.


The Proclamation commences on the day following registration.




Authority:       Subsection 2(1) of the Judiciary Amendment Act 2015