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Norfolk Island Continued Law

Norfolk Island is an external Australian territory governed under the Norfolk Island Act 1979. In 2015, the Norfolk Island Legislation Amendment Act 2015 made changes to legal and governance arrangements for Norfolk Island. This included the abolition of the Legislative Assembly of Norfolk Island on 18 June 2015. Laws that were in force on Norfolk Island at that time continued in force, and can be amended, repealed or suspended by Ordinance made under the Norfolk Island Act 1979. The Norfolk Island continued laws collection contains:

  • laws passed by the former Legislative Assembly of Norfolk Island and assented to before 18 June 2015 (and laws made under those laws); and
  • versions of those laws as amended, repealed or suspended by Commonwealth Acts or Ordinances under the Norfolk Island Act 1979 (or laws made under those Ordinances) on or after 18 June 2015.

In force

In force legislation is legislation that is on the statute book and has the force of law. On the Federal Register of Legislation, legislation that has been made but not yet commenced is also displayed in the in force listings. In force legislation does not include draft legislation such as Bills or legislation that has ceased, repealed or sunsetted.

No longer in force

Legislation that ceases to have effect or that has been repealed is no longer in force.