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Statute Law Revision Bill (No. 2) 2015
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2013-2014-2015

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Statute Law Revision Bill » (No.  2) 2015

 

No.      , 2015

 

(Attorney-General)

 

 

 

A « Bill » for an Act to make various amendments of the statute law of the Commonwealth, to repeal certain obsolete Acts, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

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

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Amendments of principal Acts                                                          4

Aged Care Act 1997                                                                                                     4

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994                                       4

Australian Grape and Wine Authority Act 2013                                                    4

Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act « 2011 »                                        4

Dairy Produce Act 1986                                                                                              5

Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999                                                          5

Imported Food Control Act 1992                                                                              5

Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989                           5

Personal Property Securities Act 2009                                                                    5

Plant Health Australia (Plant Industries) Funding Act 2002                              6

« Remuneration » Tribunal Act 1973                                                                              6

Sex Discrimination Act 1984                                                                                      6

South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty Act 1986                                                6

Surveillance Devices Act 2004                                                                                  6

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                   7

Telstra Corporation Act 1991                                                                                    7

Schedule 2—Amendments of amending laws                                                        8

Part 1—Amendments of amending Acts                                                               8

Broadcasting Services (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 1992          8

Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Act 2014        8

Medibank Private Sale Act 2006                                                                               8

Part 2—Amendments of amending Regulations                                                9

Civil Aviation Legislation Amendment (Flight Crew Licensing) Regulation 2014             9

Schedule 3—Binding the Crown                                                                                 10

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1984             10

Advance Australia Logo Protection Act 1984                                                      10

Air Navigation Act 1920                                                                                           10

Antarctic Marine Living Resources Conservation Act 1981                             11

Atomic Energy Act 1953                                                                                            11

Bankruptcy Act 1966                                                                                                 11

Biological Control Act 1984                                                                                    11

Cheques Act 1986                                                                                                       12

Crimes (Biological Weapons) Act 1976                                                                 12

Currency Act 1965                                                                                                     12

Environment Protection (Sea Dumping) Act 1981                                               13

Explosives Act 1961                                                                                                   13

Export Control Act 1982                                                                                           13

Export Inspection and Meat Charges Collection Act 1985                               13

Export Inspection (Establishment Registration Charges) Act 1985                 14

Export Inspection (Quantity Charge) Act 1985                                                    14

Export Inspection (Service Charge) Act 1985                                                      14

Fringe Benefits Tax Act 1986                                                                                   14

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975                                                             15

Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976                                                                                  15

Income Tax (Offshore Banking Units) (Withholding Tax Recoupment) Act 1988                15

International Arbitration Act 1974                                                                        16

Lands Acquisition Act 1989                                                                                     16

National Measurement Act 1960                                                                             16

Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards) Act 1987                                             16

Passenger Movement Charge Collection Act 1978                                             17

Proceeds of Crime Act 1987                                                                                     17

Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986                                            17

Protection of the Sea (Civil Liability) Act 1981                                                   17

Protection of the Sea (Powers of Intervention) Act 1981                                   18

Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983             18

Racial Discrimination Act 1975                                                                              18

Sea Installations Act 1987                                                                                        18

Shipping Registration Act 1981                                                                              19

South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty Act 1986                                              19

Submarine Cables and Pipelines Protection Act 1963                                       19

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979                                  20

Schedule 4—Terminology changes                                                                             21

Part 1—Indexation provisions                                                                                  21

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005                                                  21

Authorised Deposit-taking Institutions Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998   21

Authorised Non-operating Holding Companies Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998   21

Bankruptcy Act 1966                                                                                                 21

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918                                                                        21

Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits (Pension Increases) Act 1976 22

Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000                                           22

Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Act 1997 22

Education Services for Overseas Students (TPS Levies) Act 2012                    22

Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986                                                              22

General Insurance Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998                                23

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                       23

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936                                                                             23

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                             24

Interstate « Road » Transport Act 1985                                                                       24

Lands Acquisition Act 1989                                                                                     24

Life Insurance Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998                                        24

Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995                                           24

Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Act 1997                         24

Migration (Health Services) Charge Act 1991                                                     25

Migration (Visa Application) Charge Act 1997                                                   25

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                        25

National Health Act 1953                                                                                         25

Retirement Savings Account Providers Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998   25

« Safety » , Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988                                           25

Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992                                      26

Superannuation Act 1922                                                                                         26

Superannuation Act 1976                                                                                         26

Superannuation Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998                                    26

Trust Recoupment Tax Assessment Act 1985                                                         26

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             26

Part 2—Gender-specific language                                                                          28

Parliamentary Presiding Officers Act 1965                                                          28

Public Works Committee Act 1969                                                                          28

Schedule 5—Repeal of spent and obsolete provisions                                     29

Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977                                        29

Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990                                                                    29

Schedule 6—Spent Acts                                                                                                     30

Captains Flat (Abatement of Pollution) Agreement Act 1975                           30

G20 ( « Safety » and Security) Complementary Act 2014                                          30

States Grants (Advanced Education) Act 1976                                                    30

States Grants (Science Laboratories) Act 1971                                                    30

Tasmania Agreement (Hydro-Electric Power Development) Act 1968            30

Wheat Tax Regulations (Validation) Act 1987                                                     30



A « Bill for an Act to make various amendments of the statute law of the Commonwealth, to repeal certain obsolete Acts, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Statute Law Revision Act (No.  2) 2015 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act 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.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

The 28th day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 2, items 1 to 3

The 28th day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

4.  Schedule 2, item 4

Immediately after the commencement of section 2 of the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Act 2014 .

3 November 2014

5.  Schedule 2, item 5

The 28th day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

6.  Schedule 2, Part 2

Immediately after the time specified in the Civil Aviation Legislation Amendment (Flight Crew Licensing) Regulation 2014 for the commencement of the Regulation.

1 September 2014

7.  Schedules 3 to 6

The 28th day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

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

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

3   Schedules

             (1)  Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

             (2)  The amendment of any regulation under subsection (1) does not prevent the regulation, as so amended, from being amended or repealed by the Governor-General.