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Statute Law Revision Bill ( No . 1) 2014
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2013-2014

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Statute Law Revision Bill » ( « No » .   1) 2014

 

« No » .       , 2014

 

(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............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 3

Schedule 1—Amendments of principal Acts                                                          4

Aged Care Act 1997                                                                                                     4

A New « Tax » System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                                   4

A New « Tax » System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                    4

Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006              4

AusCheck Act 2007                                                                                                      5

Australian Film, Television and Radio School Act 1973                                     5

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                                5

Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Act 1998                                               5

Copyright Act 1968                                                                                                      « 6 »

Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006                        « 6 »

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                            « 6 »

Crimes at Sea Act 2000                                                                                               7

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                             7

Customs Act 1901                                                                                                         7

Defence Act 1903                                                                                                          7

Defence Force Discipline Appeals Act 1955                                                           7

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999                    8

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                      8

Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009                                                    9

Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999                                                        10

First Home Saver Accounts Act 2008                                                                     10

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975                                                             10

Health and Other Services (Compensation) Act 1995                                         10

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                       11

Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989                         11

Judiciary Act 1903                                                                                                     11

Marriage Act 1961                                                                                                     12

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                    12

National Health Reform Act 2011                                                                           12

Navigation Act « 2012 »                                                                                                  12

Patents Act 1990                                                                                                         12

Personal Property Securities Act 2009                                                                  13

Public Order (Protection of Persons and Property) Act 1971                           13

Public Service Act 1999                                                                                            13

Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973                                                                            13

Reserve Bank Act 1959                                                                                              13

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988                                           14

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           14

Student Assistance Act 1973                                                                                    14

Superannuation Act 2005                                                                                         14

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                 15

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             15

Schedule 2—Amendments of amending Acts                                                      16

Customs « Amendment » (Anti-dumping Improvements) Act ( « No » .   3) « 2012 »             16

Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation « Amendment » (Tuition Protection Service and Other « Measures » ) Act « 2012 »                                                                                                                              16

Family Assistance and Other Legislation « Amendment » (Schoolkids Bonus Budget « Measures » ) Act « 2012 »         16

Intellectual Property « Laws » « Amendment » (Raising the Bar) Act « 2012 »                17

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage « Amendment » (Compliance « Measures » « No » .   2) Act 2013       17

Statute Law Revision Act « 2012 »                                                                                17

Schedule 3—Ministers                                                                                                        18

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                        18

Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986                                            18

Superannuation Act 1922                                                                                         18

Schedule 4—Terminology changes                                                                             20

Part 1—Chairman and Deputy Chairman                                                          20

Archives Act 1983                                                                                                       20

Bankruptcy Act 1966                                                                                                 21

Part 2—Electronic mail and e-mail                                                                        22

Bankruptcy Act 1966                                                                                                 22

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                              22

Civil Aviation Act 1988                                                                                             23

Customs Act 1901                                                                                                       23

Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009                                                  24

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                    24

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           26

Spam Act 2003                                                                                                            26

Surveillance Devices Act 2004                                                                                27

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                 27

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             27

Part 3—Facsimile                                                                                                           28

Airports Act 1996                                                                                                       28

Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997                                             28

Bankruptcy Act 1966                                                                                                 28

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                              28

Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Act 1994                                                          28

Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Act 1998                                             28

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          29

Customs Act 1901                                                                                                       29

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999                  30

Environment Protection (Sea Dumping) Act 1981                                               30

Export Control Act 1982                                                                                           30

Fisheries Management Act 1991                                                                             31

Imported Food Control Act 1992                                                                            31

Interactive Gambling Act 2001                                                                                31

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                            31

Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991                                                                 32

Part 4—Trademark                                                                                                        33

Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006            33

Australia Council Act 2013                                                                                      33

Coal Research Assistance Act 1977                                                                        33

Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act « 2012 »                                     33

Income « Tax » Assessment Act 1936                                                                             33

Income « Tax » Assessment Act 1997                                                                             34

Schedule 5—Legislative Assemblies                                                                           35

Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Act 1973                                    35

Defence (Parliamentary Candidates) Act 1969                                                    35

Northern Territory (Self-Government) Act 1978                                                  35

Superannuation Act 1922                                                                                         35

Superannuation Act 1976                                                                                         36

Schedule  « 6 » —Acting appointments                                                                              37

Part 1—Automatic acting                                                                                          37

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005                                                  37

Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005                            37

Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989                                                              38

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998                                       38

Fisheries Administration Act 1991                                                                         38

Primary Industries Research and Development Act 1989                                  39

Private Health Insurance Act 2007                                                                         39

Part 2—Other appointments                                                                                     40

National Health Reform Act 2011                                                                           40

Part 3—Saving                                                                                                                 41

Schedule 7—Removal of redundant Chairman and Deputy Chairman provisions          42

Australian Bureau of Statistics Act 1975                                                              42

Defence Housing Australia Act 1987                                                                     42

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                       42

Industry Research and Development Act 1986                                                     42

Productivity Commission Act 1998                                                                         42

Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986                                            43

Public Lending Right Act 1985                                                                               43

Schedule 8—Removal of redundant definitions                                                 44

Aboriginal Land Grant (Jervis Bay Territory) Act 1986                                     44

A New « Tax » System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                  44

Antarctic Treaty (Environment Protection) Act 1980                                         44

Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006            44

Australian Crime Commission Act 2002                                                                44

Australian National Registry of Emissions Units Act 2011                               45

Banking Act 1959                                                                                                       45

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                              45

Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Act 2010                                                 45

Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011                                      45

Copyright Act 1968                                                                                                    45

Do Not Call Register Act 2006                                                                                45

Energy Efficiency Opportunities Act 2006                                                            46

Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000                                                                            46

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975                                                             46

Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act « 2012 »                                     46

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                       46

Horticulture Marketing and Research and Development Services Act 2000 46

Independent Contractors Act 2006                                                                         46

Insurance Act 1973                                                                                                    47

International Air Services Commission Act 1992                                                47

International Criminal Court Act 2002                                                                 47

International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995                                                     47

Liquid Fuel Emergency Act 1984                                                                            47

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                    47

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                        48

Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987                                                48

National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007                                      48

National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992                               48

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989     48

Paid Parental Leave Act 2010                                                                                 48

Product Stewardship Act 2011                                                                                49

Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000                                                              49

Spam Act 2003                                                                                                            49

Superannuation Act 1976                                                                                         49

« Tax » Agent Services Act 2009                                                                                    49

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                 49

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011                           49

Therapeutic Goods Act 1989                                                                                    50

Wheat Export Marketing Act 2008                                                                         50

Schedule 9—Spent and obsolete provisions                                                          51

Part 1—Spent repeals and amendments                                                             51

Crimes at Sea Act 2000                                                                                             51

Data-matching Program (Assistance and « Tax » ) Act 1990                                    51

Health Insurance Commission (Reform and Separation of Functions) Act 1997                51

Hearing Services and AGHS Reform Act 1997                                                     51

Military Superannuation and Benefits Act 1991                                                 51

Part 2—Spent provisions                                                                                            52

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                           52

Health and Other Services (Compensation) Act 1995                                         53

Wheat Export Marketing Act 2008                                                                         53

Schedule 10—Spent Acts                                                                                                  54

Part 1—Rate correction Acts                                                                                   54

National Residue Survey Customs Levy Rate Correction (Lamb Exports) Act 2004           54

National Residue Survey Excise Levy Rate Correction (Lamb Transactions) Act 2004     54

Part 2—Validation Acts                                                                                             55

Dried Vine Fruits (Rate of Primary Industry (Customs) Charge) Validation Act 2001      55

Dried Vine Fruits (Rate of Primary Industry (Excise) Levy) Validation Act 2001               55

Part 3—Other Acts                                                                                                        56

Ballast Water Research and Development Funding Levy Act 1998                 56

Ballast Water Research and Development Funding Levy Collection Act 1998   56

Independent Schools (Loans Guarantee) Act 1969                                             56

Judicial Appointment (Fiji) Act 1971                                                                     56

Judicial Appointment (Western Samoa) Act 1980                                               56

Judiciary (Diplomatic Representation) Act 1977                                                56

Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games (Indicia and Images) Protection Act 2005         57

National Firearms Program Implementation Act 1996                                      57

National Firearms Program Implementation Act 1997                                      57

National Firearms Program Implementation Act 1998                                      57

National Handgun Buyback Act 2003                                                                   57

Non-government Schools (Loans Guarantee) Act 1977                                      57

Repatriation Institutions (Transfer) Act 1992                                                      57

 



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 » .  1) 2014 .

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

Provision(s)

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, item 1

Immediately after the time specified in the Customs « Amendment » (Anti-dumping Improvements) Act ( « No » .   3) « 2012 » for the commencement of Schedules 1 to 3 to that Act.

11 June 2013

4.  Schedule 2, items 2 and 3

Immediately after the time specified in the Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation « Amendment » (Tuition Protection Service and Other « Measures » ) Act « 2012 » for the commencement of Parts 1 and 2 of Schedule 2 to that Act.

1 July « 2012 »

5.  Schedule 2, item 4

Immediately after the time specified in the Family Assistance and Other Legislation « Amendment » (Schoolkids Bonus Budget « Measures » ) Act « 2012 » for the commencement of Parts 1 and 2 of Schedule 1 to that Act.

27 May « 2012 »

« 6 » .  Schedule 2, item 5

Immediately after the time specified in the Intellectual Property « Laws » « Amendment » (Raising the Bar) Act « 2012 » for the commencement of items 1 to 86 of Schedule  « 6 » to that Act.

15 April 2013

7.  Schedule 2, item  « 6 »

Immediately after the commencement of section 1 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage « Amendment » (Compliance « Measures » « No » .   2) Act 2013 .

28 May 2013

8.  Schedule 2, item 7

Immediately after the time specified in the Statute Law Revision Act « 2012 » for the commencement of Part 1 of Schedule 1 to that Act.

22 September « 2012

9.  Schedules 3 to 10

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   Schedule(s)

                   Each Act 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.