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Wednesday, 1 December 1965


Mr SNEDDEN (Bruce) (AttorneyGeneral) . - I move -

Omit the clause and insert the following clause: - "4. - (1.) The Australian Industries Preservation Act 1906-1950 shall be construed as if the references in sections 4, 7, 7a, 7b and 10 of that Act to trade and commerce referred only to trade and commerce by way of the carriage of goods by sea between Australia and places outside Australia. "(2.) The last preceding sub-section does not -

(a)   affect the operation of the Australian Industries Preservation Act 1906-1950 before the date of commencement of this Act, or anything duly done or suffered under that Act before that date;

(b)   affect any right, privilege, obligation or liability acquired, accrued or incurred under that Act before that date;

(c)   affect any penalty or punishment incurred in respect of any offence committed against that Act before that date; or

(d)   affect any investigation, legal proceeding or remedy in respect of any such right, privilege, obligation, liability, penalty or punishment, and any such investigation, legal proceeding or remedy may be instituted, continued or enforced, and any such penalty or punishment may be imposed, as if this Act had not been passed. "(3.) Section 6 of the Seat of Government (Administration) Act 1910-1963 is repealed. " (4.) Section 7 of the Northern Territory (Administration) Act 1910-1962, as amended by the Northern Territory (Administration) Act 196S, is repealed. " (5.) Section 1 of the Northern Territory (Administration) Act 196S is amended by omitting sub-section (3.). " (6.) The Seat of Government (Administration) Act 1910-1963, as amended by this section, may be cited as the Seat of Government (Administration) Act 1910-1965. " (7.) The Northern Territory (Administration) Act 1910-1962, as amended by the Northern Territory (Administration) Act 1965 and by this section, may be cited as the Northern Territory (Administration) Act 1910-1965.".

The purpose of the amendment is to make provision for the decision of the Government not at this stage to introduce the ocean shipping provisions. The Australian Industries Preservation Act contains certain provisions relating to Australian shipping. It is therefore not desirable completely to repeal that Act because it must be left still to regulate and operate upon ocean shipping. The clause which I have moved should be inserted will take account of the fact that the Australian Industries Preservation Act will apply only to trade and commerce by way of carriage of goods by sea between Australia and places outside Australia. Then, that general statement having been made, it is necessary in sub-clause (2.) to make it clear that the last preceding sub-section does not apply to categories (a), (b), (c) and (d). Sub-clauses (3.) and (4.) of the clause are machinery provisions to repeal the application of the Australian Industries Preservation Act in the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory.







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