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National Emergency Declaration Regulations 2020

Authoritative Version
Declarations/Other as made
This instrument prevents the Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010, Freedom of Information Act 1982 and Privacy Act 1988 from being modified, substituted or varied under section 15 of the National Emergency Declaration Act 2020.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Registered 18 Dec 2020
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR02-Feb-2021
Tabled Senate02-Feb-2021

Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

National Emergency Declaration Regulations 2020

I, General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulations.

Dated 17 December 2020

David Hurley

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

Christian Porter

Attorney‑General and the Minister for Industrial Relations

 

 

 

  

  

  


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                                                        1

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

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

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

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

Part 2—Modification of administrative requirements during a national emergency       2

5............ Laws that cannot be modified during a national emergency........................................... 2

 


Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Name

                   This instrument is the National Emergency Declaration Regulations 2020.

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.

19 December 2020

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 the National Emergency Declaration Act 2020.

4  Definitions

                   In this instrument:

Act means the National Emergency Declaration Act 2020.

Part 2Modification of administrative requirements during a national emergency

  

5  Laws that cannot be modified during a national emergency

                   For the purposes of paragraph 15(8)(h) of the Act, the following laws are prescribed:

                     (a)  the Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010;

                     (b)  the Freedom of Information Act 1982;

                     (c)  the Privacy Act 1988.