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This instrument defers the sunsetting date of the Crimes (Biological Weapons) Regulations from 1 April 2018 to 1 April 2019.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Registered 26 Mar 2018
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR27-Mar-2018
Tabled Senate28-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Repealed by Self Repealing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—Crimes (Biological Weapons) Regulations) Certificate 2018

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

Dated 14 March           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 SunsettingCrimes (Biological Weapons) 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.

27 March 2018

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made.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

Act means the Crimes (Biological Weapons) Act 1976.

Legislation Act means the Legislation Act 2003.

Regulations means the Crimes (Biological Weapons) 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 Act and the Regulations provide a legislative framework prohibiting the development, production, and stockpiling of biological weapons, and for dealing with their seizure. In particular, the Regulations set out procedures for the storage, disposal, and analysis of biological agents, toxins, and weapons seized under the Act.

                   The Regulations are currently being reviewed to ensure that they remain fit for purpose, are operating efficiently and effectively and are drafted consistently with modern drafting practices. It is intended that, as a result of this review, the Regulations will be repealed and remade in 2018.

                   The Regulations are due to sunset on 1 April 2018. A 12 month deferral of the sunsetting day will avoid the need to remake the Regulations in their current form for the short period before they are expected to be repealed and remade.

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.