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Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Northern Territory National Emergency Response and Other Measures) Bill 2007

2004-2005-2006-2007

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Northern Territory National Emergency Response and Other Measures) Bill 2007

 

No.      , 2007

 

(Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend laws in order to respond to the Northern Territory’s national emergency, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Northern Territory (Self-Government) Act......................................... 3

4............ Racial Discrimination Act................................................................... 3

5............ Some Northern Territory laws excluded............................................. 4

6............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 4

Schedule 1—Prohibited material                                                                                   5

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995                5

Schedule 2—Law enforcement                                                                                     14

Part 1—Australian Crime Commission                                                               14

Division 1—Indigenous violence or child abuse                                                   14

Australian Crime Commission Act 2002                                                                14

Division 2—Information etc. from State agencies                                               16

Australian Crime Commission Act 2002                                                                16

Division 3—Appointment of examiners                                                                 21

Australian Crime Commission Act 2002                                                                21

Part 2—Australian Federal Police                                                                          22

Australian Federal Police Act 1979                                                                       22

Schedule 3—Infrastructure                                                                                            23

Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976                                      23

Schedule 4—Access to Aboriginal land                                                                   38

Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976                                      38

Schedule 5—Miscellaneous                                                                                            152

Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976                                    152

Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007                          154

 



A Bill for an Act to amend laws in order to respond to the Northern Territory’s national emergency, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Northern Territory National Emergency Response and Other Measures) Act 2007 .

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 6 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

The 28th day after the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedules 2 and 3

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

4.  Schedule 4, items 1 to 10

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

5.  Schedule 4, items 11 to 17

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the first day after the end of that period.

 

6.  Schedule 4, item 18

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

7.  Schedule 5, items 1 to 3

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

8.  Schedule 5, item 4

At the same time as section 31 of the Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007 commences.

 

9.  Schedule 5, items 5 and 6

Immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 3.

 

10.  Schedule 5, item 7

The later of:

(a) immediately after item 12 of Schedule 4 to this Act commences; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of section 35 of the Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007 .

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally passed by both Houses of 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 contains additional information that is not part of this Act. Information in this column may be added to or edited in any published version of this Act.

3   Northern Territory (Self-Government) Act

                   Section 49 of the Northern Territory (Self-Government) Act 1978 does not apply in relation to the provisions of this Act.

4   Racial Discrimination Act

             (1)  Subject to subsection (3), the provisions of this Act, and any acts done under or for the purposes of those provisions, are, for the purposes of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 , special measures.

             (2)  Subject to subsection (3), the provisions of this Act, and any acts done under or for the purposes of those provisions, are excluded from the operation of Part II of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 .

             (3)  Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to amendments or repeals made by Division 2 or 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 2 (law enforcement) to this Act.

             (4)  In this section, a reference to:

                     (a)  any acts done includes a reference to any failure to do an act; and

                     (b)  provisions of this Act includes a reference to provisions of other Acts that are inserted, amended or repealed by the provisions of this Act.

5   Some Northern Territory laws excluded

             (1)  Subject to subsections (3) and (4), the provisions of this Act are intended to apply to the exclusion of a law of the Northern Territory that deals with discrimination so far as it would otherwise apply.

             (2)  Subject to subsections (3) and (4), any acts done under or for the purposes of the provisions of this Act have effect despite any law of the Northern Territory that deals with discrimination.

Northern Territory laws that are not excluded

             (3)  Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to a law of the Northern Territory so far as the Minister determines, by legislative instrument, that the law is a law to which subsections (1) and (2) do not apply.

Provisions of this Act that are not excluded

             (4)  Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to amendments or repeals made by Division 2 or 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 2 (law enforcement) to this Act.

Interpretation

             (5)  In this section, a reference to:

                     (a)  any acts done includes a reference to any failure to do an act; and

                     (b)  provisions of this Act includes a reference to provisions of other Acts that are inserted, amended or repealed by the provisions of this Act.

6   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.