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Designs Bill 2003

Part 1 Preliminary


1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Designs Act 2003 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, on the day or at the time specified in column 2 of the table.


Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3




1.  Sections 1 and 2 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent


2.  Sections 3 to 161

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation, subject to subsection (3)


Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally passed by the Parliament and assented to. It will not be expanded to deal with provisions inserted in this Act after assent.

             (2)  Column 3 of the table is for additional information that is not part of this Act. This information may be included in any published version of this Act.

             (3)  If a provision covered by item 2 of the table does not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, it commences on the first day after the end of that period.

3   Crown to be bound

             (1)  This Act binds the Crown in right of the Commonwealth, of each of the States, of the Australian Capital Territory, of the Northern Territory and of Norfolk Island.

             (2)  Nothing in this Act makes the Crown liable to be prosecuted for an offence.

4   Application of the Act

                   This Act extends to:

                     (a)  each external Territory; and

                     (b)  the continental shelf; and

                     (c)  the waters above the continental shelf; and

                     (d)  the airspace above Australia, each external Territory and the continental shelf.