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National Film and Sound Archive Bill 2008

Part 1 Preliminary


1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the National Film and Sound Archive Act 2008 .

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




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 43

At the same time as subsection 5(1) of the Screen Australia Act 2008 commences.


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   Definitions

                   In this Act:

Board means the Board of the National Film and Sound Archive.

CEO means the Chief Executive Officer of the National Film and Sound Archive.

Chair means the Chair of the Board.

Deputy Chair means the Deputy Chair of the Board.

member means a member of the Board and includes the Chair and Deputy Chair.

program means any of the following:

                     (a)  a screen production;

                     (b)  an aggregate of sounds embodied in any material;

                     (c)  an aggregate of images or sounds, or of images and sounds, that is, or is intended to be, distributed without first having been embodied in any material.

screen production means an aggregate of images, or of images and sounds, embodied in any material that can be viewed on a screen (including, for example, a film).

4   Extended geographic application of this Act

             (1)  This Act extends to every external Territory.

             (2)  This Act applies both within and outside Australia.