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Acts Interpretation Amendment Bill 2011


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Attorney-General

Summary

Amends: the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 to restructure the Act by: co-locating and listing alphabetically definitions; ensuring powers in relation to instruments apply to all types of instruments; enabling section 19B and 19BA Orders to apply retrospectively; providing that an action by a minister other than a minister authorised to perform that action is not invalid merely on that basis; clarifying actions done by a person purporting to act under an appointment; providing that everything in an Act should be considered part of the Act; and modernising concepts; the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 in relation to the construction of legislative instruments; and 248 Acts to make consequential amendments.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 12/05/11  
Second reading moved 12/05/11  
Referred to Main Committee 24/05/11  
Second reading debate 24/05/11  
Second reading agreed to 24/05/11  
Reported from Main Committee 25/05/11  
Third reading agreed to 25/05/11  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 14/06/11  
Second reading moved 14/06/11  
Second reading debate 15/06/11  
Second reading agreed to 15/06/11  
Third reading agreed to 15/06/11  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 15/06/11  
Assent 27/06/11 Act no.: 46 of 2011
     

Text of bill

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes