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Statute Law Revision Bill 2011

2010-2011

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statute Law Revision Bill 2011

 

No.      , 2011

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to make various amendments of the statute law of the Commonwealth, to repeal certain obsolete Acts, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 4

Schedule 1—Amendment of principal Acts                                                            5

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005                                                    5

Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977                                          5

Aged Care Act 1997                                                                                                     5

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                    5

Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001                             6

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                                6

Civil Aviation (Carriers’ Liability) Act 1959                                                          6

Corporations Act 2001                                                                                                7

Customs Act 1901                                                                                                       11

Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009                                                  11

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975                                                             12

Healthcare Identifiers Act 2010                                                                              12

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                       12

Higher Education Support Act 2003                                                                      12

Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006                                           13

National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009                                                  13

Native Title Act 1993                                                                                                 13

Ombudsman Act 1976                                                                                                13

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989     15

Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994                                                                             16

Privacy Act 1988                                                                                                        17

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002                                                                                     17

Protection of the Sea (Civil Liability) Act 1981                                                   18

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           18

Student Assistance Act 1973                                                                                    19

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             19

Water Act 2007                                                                                                           20

Schedule 2—Amendment of amending Acts                                                        21

Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Television) Act 2010              21

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Serious and Organised Crime) Act (No. 2) 2010              21

Disability Discrimination and Other Human Rights Legislation Amendment Act 2009     21

Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Modernisation and Other Measures) Act 2010   21

Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Pre-poll Voting and Other Measures) Act 2010                 22

Evidence Amendment Act 2008                                                                                22

Fair Work (State Referral and Consequential and Other Amendments) Act 2009              22

Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009                22

Schedule 3—Repeal of obsolete Acts                                                                         23

Road Transport Reform (Heavy Vehicles Registration) Act 1997                     23

Road Transport Reform (Vehicles and Traffic) Act 1993                                   23

States and Northern Territory Grants (Rural Adjustment) Act 1979                23

States and Northern Territory Grants (Rural Adjustment) Act 1985                23

States Grants (Beef Industry) Act 1975                                                                  23

States Grants (Rural Adjustment) Act 1976                                                           24

States Grants (Rural Adjustment) Act 1988                                                           24

Williamstown Dockyard Employees Act 1987                                                      24

Schedule 4—Amendment of the Marriage Act 1961                                       25

Schedule 5—References to specific Ministers                                                      29

Part 1—Definitions of Ministers                                                                            29

Division 1—General amendments                                                                           29

Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977                                        29

Aircraft Noise Levy Collection Act 1995                                                               29

Airports (Transitional) Act 1996                                                                             29

Air Services Act 1995                                                                                                 30

Anti-Personnel Mines Convention Act 1998                                                         30

Australia Council Act 1975                                                                                      31

Australian Capital Territory (Planning and Land Management) Act 1988   31

Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988                                 31

Australian Federal Police Act 1979                                                                       32

Australian Film, Television and Radio School Act 1973                                   32

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Act 1989                 32

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Act 1987                                          33

Australian Maritime Safety Authority Act 1990                                                   33

Australian National Maritime Museum Act 1990                                                33

Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989                                                              34

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998                       34

Australian Sports Commission Act 1989                                                               34

Australian War Memorial Act 1980                                                                        34

Bankruptcy Act 1966                                                                                                 35

Civil Aviation Act 1988                                                                                             35

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995              35

Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave Funding) Act 1992                       36

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918                                                                        36

Consular Privileges and Immunities Act 1972                                                     36

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          37

Crimes (Aviation) Act 1991                                                                                      38

Crimes (Hostages) Act 1989                                                                                     38

Crimes (Internationally Protected Persons) Act 1976                                        38

Crimes (Superannuation Benefits) Act 1989                                                         39

Crimes (Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) Act 1990 39

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                           39

Criminology Research Act 1971                                                                              40

CSL Sale Act 1993                                                                                                      40

Customs Act 1901                                                                                                       40

Customs Tariff Act 1995                                                                                            41

Defence Act 1903                                                                                                        41

Defence Force Discipline Appeals Act 1955                                                         42

Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Act 1973                                    42

Defence Forces Retirement Benefits Act 1948                                                      42

Defence Forces Retirement Benefits (Pension Increases) Act 1967                  43

Defence Service Homes Act 1918                                                                            43

Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities Act 1967                                                  43

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                       44

Intelligence Services Act 2001                                                                                 45

Judiciary Act 1903                                                                                                     45

Lighthouses Act 1911                                                                                                45

Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984                                                                46

Moomba-Sydney Pipeline System Sale Act 1994                                                 46

Narcotic Drugs Act 1967                                                                                          46

National Environment Protection Council Act 1994                                          48

National Gallery Act 1975                                                                                       48

National Health Act 1953                                                                                         48

National Library Act 1960                                                                                       49

National Museum of Australia Act 1980                                                               50

Natural Heritage Trust of Australia Act 1997                                                      50

Natural Resources Management (Financial Assistance) Act 1992                  51

Northern Territory (Self-Government) Act 1978                                                  51

Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Act 1948                                    52

Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990                                                                    52

Postal and Telecommunications Commissions (Transitional Provisions) Act 1975           53

Royal Commissions Act 1902                                                                                   53

Science and Industry Research Act 1949                                                               53

Seat of Government (Administration) Act 1910                                                    54

Small Superannuation Accounts Act 1995                                                            54

Snowy Hydro Corporatisation Act 1997                                                               54

Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation Limited Sale Act 1993              55

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                            55

Superannuation (Pension Increases) Act 1971                                                    56

Superannuation (Resolution of Complaints) Act 1993                                       56

Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Act 2001                                                         56

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                 57

Telstra Corporation Act 1991                                                                                  57

Territory Authorities (Financial Provisions) Act 1978                                       57

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             58

Division 2—Bulk amendments                                                                                59

Airports (Transitional) Act 1996                                                                             59

Part 2—References changed by orders                                                               61

Judges’ Pensions Act 1968                                                                                       61

Part 3—Transitional, saving and application provisions                             63

Schedule 6—References to specific Departments                                              64

Part 1—Departments of State                                                                                  64

Airports Act 1996                                                                                                       64

Anti-Personnel Mines Convention Act 1998                                                         64

Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986                                                 64

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979                                   65

Aviation Transport Security Act 2004                                                                    65

Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989                                                                     65

Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988                                      66

Civil Aviation (Carriers’ Liability) Act 1959                                                        66

Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave Funding) Act 1992                       67

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918                                                                        67

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          67

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                           68

Defence Act 1903                                                                                                        68

Defence Service Homes Act 1918                                                                            68

Defence (Special Undertakings) Act 1952                                                             69

Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities Act 1967                                                  69

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                       69

Higher Education Funding Act 1988                                                                     70

Immigration (Education) Charge Act 1992                                                           70

Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Act 2010                         71

Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989                         71

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986                                  71

Intelligence Services Act 2001                                                                                 72

International Arbitration Act 1974                                                                        73

Narcotic Drugs Act 1967                                                                                          73

National Health Act 1953                                                                                         73

Natural Heritage Trust of Australia Act 1997                                                      74

Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Act 1948                                    74

Public Order (Protection of Persons and Property) Act 1971                           75

Radiocommunications Act 1992                                                                              76

Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984                                                     76

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988                                           76

Small Superannuation Accounts Act 1995                                                            77

Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation Limited Sale Act 1993              77

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                            77

Superannuation (Productivity Benefit) Act 1988                                                78

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                 78

Telstra Corporation Act 1991                                                                                  79

Part 2—Parliamentary Departments                                                                     80

A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999                               80

A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999                                       80

Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005                            80

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918                                                                        80

Commonwealth Volunteers Protection Act 2003                                                 80

Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997                                        81

Fringe Benefits Tax (Application to the Commonwealth) Act 1986                 81

Ombudsman Act 1976                                                                                                81

Paid Parental Leave Act 2010                                                                                 82

Superannuation Act 1976                                                                                         82

Superannuation Act 1990                                                                                         82

Superannuation Act 2005                                                                                         82

Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992                                     82

Superannuation (Productivity Benefit) Act 1988                                                82

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                 83

Part 3—Transitional, saving and application provisions                             84

Schedule 7—References to Secretaries to Departments                                85

Aboriginal Land Grant (Jervis Bay Territory) Act 1986                                     85

ACIS Administration Act 1999                                                                                 85

Adelaide Airport Curfew Act 2000                                                                         85

Aged or Disabled Persons Care Act 1954                                                             85

Aircraft Noise Levy Collection Act 1995                                                               85

Air Navigation Act 1920                                                                                           85

Airports Act 1996                                                                                                       86

Albury-Wodonga Development Act 1973                                                              86

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                  86

Anti-Personnel Mines Convention Act 1998                                                         87

Australian Federal Police Act 1979                                                                       87

Australian Hearing Services Act 1991                                                                   87

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Act 1989                 87

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Act 1987                                          87

Australian Maritime Safety Authority Act 1990                                                   87

Australian National Maritime Museum Act 1990                                                87

Australian National University Act 1991                                                              88

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998                       88

Australian Sports Commission Act 1989                                                               88

Australian Trade Commission Act 1985                                                                88

Banking Act 1959                                                                                                       88

Bankruptcy Act 1966                                                                                                 88

Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Act 1994                                                          89

Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989                                                                     89

Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988                                      89

Commonwealth Bank Sale Act 1995                                                                       89

Competition and Consumer Act 2010                                                                    89

Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Act 1998                                             90

Consular Fees Act 1955                                                                                            90

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          90

CSL Sale Act 1993                                                                                                      90

Customs Act 1901                                                                                                       90

Data-matching Program (Assistance and Tax) Act 1990                                    90

Defence Act 1903                                                                                                        91

Defence Force (Home Loans Assistance) Act 1990                                              91

Defence Housing Australia Act 1987                                                                     91

Defence Service Homes Act 1918                                                                            91

Defence (Special Undertakings) Act 1952                                                             91

Disability Services Act 1986                                                                                    91

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999                  91

Export Control Act 1982                                                                                           92

Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Act 1991                                       92

Export Inspection and Meat Charges Collection Act 1985                               92

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                 92

Farm Household Support Act 1992                                                                        92

Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Act 2001                                                  92

Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989                    93

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                       93

Health Insurance Commission (Reform and Separation of Functions) Act 1997                93

Hearing Services Administration Act 1997                                                           94

Higher Education Funding Act 1988                                                                     94

Imported Food Control Act 1992                                                                            94

Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989                         94

Industry Research and Development Act 1986                                                     94

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986                                  94

International Arbitration Act 1974                                                                        94

International Transfer of Prisoners Act 1997                                                       95

Judges’ Pensions Act 1968                                                                                       95

Judiciary Act 1903                                                                                                     95

Lands Acquisition Act 1989                                                                                     95

Lands Acquisition (Northern Territory Pastoral Leases) Act 1981                  96

Law Officers Act 1964                                                                                               96

Marriage Act 1961                                                                                                     96

Meat Inspection Act 1983                                                                                         96

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                    96

Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989                                                                         97

Narcotic Drugs Act 1967                                                                                          97

National Environment Protection Measures (Implementation) Act 1998       97

National Health Act 1953                                                                                         97

National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992                               97

National Transmission Network Sale Act 1998                                                    97

Natural Heritage Trust of Australia Act 1997                                                      98

Northern Territory (Self-Government) Act 1978                                                  98

Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Act 1948                                    98

Patents Act 1990                                                                                                         98

Port Statistics Act 1977                                                                                             98

Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Act 1991                            99

Primary Industry Councils Act 1991                                                                      99

Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986                                            99

Public Order (Protection of Persons and Property) Act 1971                           99

Quarantine Act 1908                                                                                                 99

Registration of Deaths Abroad Act 1984                                                               99

Repatriation Institutions (Transfer) Act 1992                                                    100

Rural Adjustment Act 1992                                                                                     100

Snowy Hydro Corporatisation Act 1997                                                             100

Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation Limited Sale Act 1993            100

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                         100

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                          101

Stevedoring Levy (Collection) Act 1998                                                              101

Student Assistance Act 1973                                                                                  101

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                               101

Telstra Corporation Act 1991                                                                                102

Textile, Clothing and Footwear Investment and Innovation Programs Act 1999               102

Therapeutic Goods Act 1989                                                                                  102

Treasury Bills Act 1914                                                                                           102

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                           102

War Graves Act 1980                                                                                               103

Wine Australia Corporation Act 1980                                                                 103

Schedule 8—References to Departments administering Acts                  104

Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988                                    104

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                        104

Defence Housing Australia Act 1987                                                                   104

Schools Assistance Act 2008                                                                                  104

Schools Assistance (Learning Together—Achievement Through Choice and Opportunity) Act 2004            105

 



A Bill for an Act to make various amendments of the statute law of the Commonwealth, to repeal certain obsolete Acts, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Statute Law Revision Act 2011 .

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

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 2, item 1

Immediately after the time specified in the Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Television) Act 2010 for the commencement of item 104A of Schedule 1 to that Act.

30 June 2010

4.  Schedule 2, item 2

Immediately after the time specified in the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Serious and Organised Crime) Act (No. 2) 2010 for the commencement of item 182 of Schedule 1 to that Act.

20 February 2010

5.  Schedule 2, items 3 to 5

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

6.  Schedule 2, item 6

Immediately after the time specified in the Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Pre-poll Voting and Other Measures) Act 2010 for the commencement of item 151 of Schedule 2 to that Act.

19 July 2010

7.  Schedule 2, items 7 and 8

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

8.  Schedule 2, item 9

Immediately after the time specified in the Fair Work (State Referral and Consequential and Other Amendments) Act 2009 for the commencement of item 4 of Schedule 19 to that Act.

1 July 2009

9.  Schedule 2, item 10

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

10.  Schedule 3

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

11.  Schedule 4, items 1 to 24

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

12.  Schedule 4, item 25

Immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 11.

 

13.  Schedule 5

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

 

14.  Schedule 6, items 1 to 4

The later of:

(a) the start of the 28th day after this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) the commencement of item 10 of Schedule 1 to the Airports Amendment Act 2010 .

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

 

15.  Schedule 6, items 5 to 60

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

 

16.  Schedule 6, item 61

The later of:

(a) the start of the 28th day after this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) the commencement of item 46 of Schedule 9 to the National Security Legislation Amendment Act 2010 .

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

 

17.  Schedule 6, items 62 to 139

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

 

18.  Schedule 7, items 1 to 147

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

 

19.  Schedule 7, item 148

The later of:

(a) the start of the 28th day after this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) the commencement of item 2 of Schedule 4 to the Financial Framework Legislation Amendment Act 2010 .

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

 

20.  Schedule 8

The 28th 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.