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Territories Law Reform Bill 2010

2010

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Territories Law Reform Bill 2010

 

No.      , 2010

 

(Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to Norfolk Island, Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, and for other purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 3

Schedule 1—Amendments relating to Norfolk Island                                      4

Part 1—General amendments                                                                                    4

Division 1—Amendment of the Norfolk Island Act 1979                                    4

Norfolk Island Act 1979                                                                                              4

Division 2—Consequential amendments                                                               19

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1984             19

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999                  19

Freedom of Information Act 1982                                                                           20

Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989                    20

Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976                                                                                  20

International Criminal Court Act 2002                                                                 20

International Transfer of Prisoners Act 1997                                                       20

National Health Security Act 2007                                                                         21

Privacy Act 1988                                                                                                        21

Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973                                                                            21

Part 2—Amendments relating to elections                                                        22

Division 1—Dates for elections                                                                                22

Norfolk Island Act 1979                                                                                            22

Division 2—Other matters                                                                                         22

Norfolk Island Act 1979                                                                                            22

Part 3—Amendments relating to finance                                                           24

Norfolk Island Act 1979                                                                                            24

Part 4—Amendments relating to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal   49

Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975                                                           49

Part 5—Amendments relating to freedom of information                        55

Freedom of Information Act 1982                                                                           55

Part 6—Amendments relating to the Ombudsman                                       72

Norfolk Island Act 1979                                                                                            72

Ombudsman Act 1976                                                                                                72

Part 7—Amendments relating to privacy                                                           73

Australian Capital Territory Government Service (Consequential Provisions) Act 1994                 73

Privacy Act 1988                                                                                                        73

Schedule 2—Amendments relating to Christmas Island                               83

Christmas Island Act 1958                                                                                        83

Schedule 3—Amendments relating to the Cocos (Keeling) Islands        87

Cocos (Keeling) Islands Act 1955                                                                           87

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to Norfolk Island, Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, and for other purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Territories Law Reform Act 2010.

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

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1, Part 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 1, Part 2

The start of the first meeting of the Legislative Assembly of Norfolk Island held after the first general election of the Legislative Assembly that occurs after the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

The Minister must announce by notice in the Gazette the time of the start of the first meeting of the Legislative Assembly of Norfolk Island held after the first general election of the Legislative Assembly that occurs after the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

The notice is not a legislative instrument.

 

4.  Schedule 1, Part 3

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

5.  Schedule 1, Part 4

1 January 2011.

1 January 2011

6.  Schedule 1, items 155 to 175

1 January 2011.

1 January 2011

7.  Schedule 1, items 176 to 182

Immediately after the commencement of item 3 of Schedule 2 to the Freedom of Information Amendment (Reform) Act 2010 .

1 May 2011

8.  Schedule 1, items 183 to 239

1 January 2011.

1 January 2011

9.  Schedule 1, Part 6

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 this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

10.  Schedule 1, Part 7

1 January 2011.

1 January 2011

11.  Schedules 2 and 3

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in Column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   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.