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This instrument defers the sunsetting date of the Maintenance Orders Regulations from 1 April 2017 to 1 April 2018.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Registered 23 Mar 2017
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR27-Mar-2017
Tabled Senate28-Mar-2017
Date of repeal 02 Apr 2018
Repealed by Self Repealing
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Legislation (Deferral of Sunsetting—Maintenance Orders Regulations) Certificate 2017

I, George Brandis QC, Attorney‑General, make the following certificate.

Dated   21 March 2017

George Brandis QC

Attorney‑General

 

 

  

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Definitions..................................................................................................................... 1

5............ Statement of reasons for issue of certificate................................................................... 1

6............ Deferral of sunsetting of the Maintenance Orders Regulations..................................... 2

7............ Repeal of this instrument............................................................................................... 2


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Legislation (Deferral of Sunsetting—Maintenance Orders Regulations) Certificate 2017.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument 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.  The whole of this instrument

The day after this instrument is registered.

24 March 2017

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under paragraph 51(1)(c) of the Legislation Act 2003.

4  Definitions

                   In this instrument:

Legislation Act means the Legislation Act 2003.

Maintenance Orders Regulations means the Maintenance Orders (Commonwealth Officers) Regulations 1969.

5  Statement of reasons for issue of certificate

                   For the purposes of paragraph 51(2)(a) of the Legislation Act, this section sets out the statement of the reasons for the issue of this certificate.

Statement of reasons

                   I am satisfied that the Maintenance Orders Regulations would, apart from the operation of Part 4 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act, be likely to cease to be in force within 12 months after the sunsetting day for the Maintenance Orders Regulations.

                   The Maintenance Orders (Commonwealth Officers) Act 1966 and the Maintenance Orders Regulations (made under section 8 of that Act) provide a legislative framework that adopts certain provisions of State and Territory laws as Commonwealth law. In particular, the legislative framework allows attachment of earnings orders, made under specified State and Territory laws, to apply to the Commonwealth and Commonwealth authorities, where those orders are related to the enforcement of maintenance orders. The Attorney‑General’s Department is currently reviewing the Maintenance Orders Regulations and plans to repeal and replace them before the end of 2017.

                   The Maintenance Orders Regulations are due to sunset on 1 April 2017. A 12 month deferral of the sunsetting date for the Maintenance Orders Regulations will avoid the need to remake them in their current form for the short period before the new regulations are made.

6  Deferral of sunsetting of the Maintenance Orders Regulations

                   The Maintenance Orders Regulations, for which the sunsetting day is 1 April 2017, are taken to cease to be in force under section 51 of the Legislation Act on 1 April 2018.

7  Repeal of this instrument

                   This instrument is repealed at the start of 2 April 2018.