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Restoring Territory Rights (Assisted Suicide Legislation) Bill 2015
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2013-2014-2015

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restoring Territory Rights (Assisted Suicide Legislation) Bill 2015

 

No.      , 2015

 

(Senator Leyonhjelm)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend certain Acts relating to the territories » , and for other purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Objects................................................................................................ 2

4............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                 3

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                     3

Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988                                   3

Northern Territory (Self-Government) Act 1978                                                    3

Part 2—Repeal of the Euthanasia Laws Act 1997                                          4

Euthanasia Laws Act 1997                                                                                         4

Part 3—Application                                                                                                        5

 

 



A Bill for an Act to amend certain Acts relating to the « territories , and for other purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Restoring Territory Rights (Assisted Suicide Legislation) Act 2015 .

2   Commencement

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 4 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.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted.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   Objects

                   The objects of this Act are:

                     (a)  to reduce Commonwealth interference with the laws of the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory; and

                     (b)  to facilitate competitive federalism in law-making; and

                     (c)  to recognise the right of the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory to legislate for assisted suicide within their jurisdictions; and

                     (d)  to repeal the Euthanasia Laws Act 1997 the enactment of which was inimical to the objects stated in paragraphs (a) to (c).

4   Schedules

                   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.