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This instrument defers the sunsetting date of the Domicile Regulations from 1 April 2018 to 1 April 2019.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Registered 22 Feb 2018
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR26-Feb-2018
Tabled Senate19-Mar-2018
Date of repeal 02 Apr 2019
Repealed by Self Repealing
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Legislation (Deferral of Sunsetting—Domicile Regulations) Certificate 2018

I, Christian Porter, Attorney‑General, make the following certificate.

Dated 13 February 2018

Christian Porter

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 Regulations................................................................................. 2

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


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Legislation (Deferral of Sunsetting—Domicile Regulations) Certificate 2018.

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.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made.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:

Bill means the Bill introduced into Parliament as the Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2017.

Domicile Act means the Domicile Act 1982.

Legislation Act means the Legislation Act 2003.

Regulations means the Domicile Regulations.

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 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 Regulations.

                   The Domicile Act abolished the rule that a married woman had at all times the domicile of her husband, as well as making other reforms relating to domicile. The Regulations provide that the Domicile Act applies to the external territories of Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Norfolk Island.

                   The Bill seeks to amend the Domicile Act so that its application to external territories will be provided for within that Act, rather than in the Regulations. The Government intends to seek the passage of the Bill through both Houses of Parliament and its enactment into law during 2018, rendering the Domicile Regulations redundant.

                   The Regulations are due to sunset on 1 April 2018. A 12 month deferral of the sunsetting day for the Regulations will likely avoid the need to remake them in substantially the same form for a short period before they are rendered redundant and repealed.  

6  Deferral of sunsetting of the Regulations

                   The Regulations, for which the sunsetting day is 1 April 2018, are taken to cease to be in force under section 51 of the Legislation Act on 1 April 2019.

7  Repeal of this instrument

                   This instrument is repealed at the start of 2 April 2019.