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Statute Law Revision Bill 2012

2010-2011-2012

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statute Law Revision Bill 2012

 

No.      , 2012

 

 

 

 

 

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)......................................................................................... 5

Schedule 1—Amendment of principal Acts                                                            6

Part 1—Amendments commencing on Royal Assent                                    6

Aged Care Act 1997                                                                                                     6

Aged Care (Bond Security) Act 2006                                                                        7

Air Passenger Ticket Levy (Collection) Act 2001                                                   7

Airports Act 1996                                                                                                         7

Air Services Act 1995                                                                                                   7

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983                                                   7

Australian Crime Commission Act 2002                                                                  8

Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986                                                   8

Australian Law Reform Commission Act 1996                                                       8

Australian National Preventive Health Agency Act 2010                                    8

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                                9

Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011                                        9

Civil Aviation (Carriers’ Liability) Act 1959                                                        10

Competition and Consumer Act 2010                                                                    10

Copyright Act 1968                                                                                                    11

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          11

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                           11

Customs Act 1901                                                                                                       12

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999                  13

Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009                                                  13

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                 14

Federal Court of Australia Act 1976                                                                      14

First Home Saver Accounts Act 2008                                                                     14

Freedom of Information Act 1982                                                                           14

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975                                                             15

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                       15

Higher Education Support Act 2003                                                                      15

Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011                                              16

Human Services (Medicare) Act 1973                                                                    16

Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989                         16

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986                                  18

Insurance Act 1973                                                                                                    18

Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006                                           18

Long Service Leave (Commonwealth Employees) Act 1976                               19

Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987                                                19

National Broadband Network Companies Act 2011                                           19

National Health Act 1953                                                                                         20

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                             20

Parliamentary Superannuation Act 2004                                                             20

Private Health Insurance Act 2007                                                                         21

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002                                                                                     21

Product Grants and Benefits Administration Act 2000                                      22

Product Stewardship Act 2011                                                                                22

Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986                                            22

Protection of the Sea (Oil Pollution Compensation Funds) Act 1993             22

Public Works Committee Act 1969                                                                          22

Radiocommunications Act 1992                                                                              22

Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973                                                                            23

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           23

Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991                                                                 24

Superannuation Act 1990                                                                                         24

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                 24

Part 2—Amendments commencing on 1 August 2011                               25

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                    25

Part 3—Other amendments                                                                                       26

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                    26

Judges’ Pensions Act 1968                                                                                       26

Schedule 2—Amendment of amending Acts                                                        27

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy (Consequential Amendments) Act 2011                                                                                                                              27

Business Names Registration (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2011      27

Clean Energy (Consequential Amendments) Act 2011                                       27

Crimes Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 2011                                                 27

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Powers and Offences) Act 2012                    28

Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Enrolment Integrity and Other Measures) Act 2004          29

Fair Work (State Referral and Consequential and Other Amendments) Act 2009              29

Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Prudential Refinements and Other Measures) Act 2010              29

Freedom of Information Amendment (Reform) Act 2010                                    29

Health Legislation Amendment (Midwives and Nurse Practitioners) Act 2010   30

Human Services Legislation Amendment Act 2011                                              30

Marriage Amendment Act 2002                                                                               31

Offshore Petroleum (Royalty) Amendment Act 2011                                           31

Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Act 2010                                        31

Statute Law Revision Act 2010                                                                                32

Statute Law Revision Act 2011                                                                                32

Statute Stocktake (Regulatory and Other Laws) Act 2009                                 32

Superannuation Legislation (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2011               33

Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Act 2010                33

Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (National Broadband Network Measures—Access Arrangements) Act 2011                                                                                                                                        33

Telstra (Transition to Full Private Ownership) Act 2005                                   34

Territories Law Reform Act 2010                                                                            34

Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Act (No. 2) 2010   34

Trans-Tasman Proceedings (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2010         34

Schedule 3—Amendments relating to specific references to regulations 35

Crimes (Hostages) Act 1989                                                                                     35

Crimes (Internationally Protected Persons) Act 1976                                        35

Crimes (Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) Act 1990 35

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                           35

Radiocommunications Act 1992                                                                              36

Registration of Deaths Abroad Act 1984                                                               36

South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty Act 1986                                              36

Sydney Airport Demand Management Act 1997                                                  36

Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003                                                               36

Schedule 4—Amendments relating to the Acts Interpretation Act 1901   37

Part 1—Acting appointments                                                                                   37

Age Discrimination Act 2004                                                                                   37

Australian National Preventive Health Agency Act 2010                                  37

Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011                                      38

ComSuper Act 2011                                                                                                   38

Governance of Australian Government Superannuation Schemes Act 2011 38

Human Services (Centrelink) Act 1997                                                                  39

Human Services (Medicare) Act 1973                                                                    39

National Health Reform Act 2011                                                                           39

National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011                41

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                             41

Product Stewardship Act 2011                                                                                41

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011                           42

Part 2—Prescribing matters by reference to other instruments               43

International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995                                                     43

Schedule 5—References to specific Ministers and Departments             44

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                   44

Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991                                              44

Loans Securities Act 1919                                                                                        44

National Health Act 1953                                                                                         44

Part 2—Transitional, saving and application provisions                             46

Schedule 6—Repeal of obsolete provisions                                                            47

Airports (Transitional) Act 1996                                                                             47

AUSSAT Repeal Act 1991                                                                                         47

Australian Airlines (Conversion to Public Company) Act 1988                       47

Australian Antarctic Territory Act 1954                                                                47

Australian Capital Territory (Planning and Land Management) Act 1988   48

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Act 1989                 48

Australian Maritime Safety Authority Act 1990                                                   48

Bank Integration Act 1991                                                                                       48

CFM Sale Act 1996                                                                                                    49

Circuit Layouts Act 1989                                                                                          49

Commonwealth Bank Sale Act 1995                                                                       49

Commonwealth Banks Restructuring Act 1990                                                    49

Commonwealth Funds Management Limited Act 1990                                      49

Crimes (Aviation) Act 1991                                                                                      50

Crimes (Currency) Act 1981                                                                                     50

CSL Sale Act 1993                                                                                                      50

Damage by Aircraft Act 1999                                                                                   51

Foreign Judgments Act 1991                                                                                   51

Insurance Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1991                                                 51

Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims Act 1989                                        51

Long Service Leave (Commonwealth Employees) Act 1976                               51

Marine Navigation Levy Collection Act 1989                                                      52

Native Title Act 1993                                                                                                 52

Northern Territory Acceptance Act 1919                                                              52

Parliamentary Service Act 1999                                                                              52

Qantas Sale Act 1992                                                                                                52

Remuneration and Allowances Act 1990                                                               53

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988                                           53

Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation Limited Sale Act 1993              54

Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991                                                                 54

Superannuation Act 1922                                                                                         55

Surplus Revenue Act 1910                                                                                        55

Surveillance Devices Act 2004                                                                                55

Sydney Airport Demand Management Act 1997                                                  55

Taxation Administration Act 1953                                                                          56

Therapeutic Goods Act 1989                                                                                    56

Tobacco Advertising Prohibition Act 1992                                                          56

Witness Protection Act 1994                                                                                    57

Schedule 7—Repeal of obsolete Acts                                                                         58

Part 1—Repeal of Acts                                                                                               58

Administrative Arrangements Act 1987                                                                 58

Film Licensed Investment Company Act 2005                                                      58

Film Licensed Investment Company (Consequential Provisions) Act 2005    58

Territory Authorities (Financial Provisions) Act 1978                                       58

Treaty of Peace (Germany) Act 1919                                                                      59

Part 2—Amendments consequential on repeal of Acts                              60

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                             60

 



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 2012 .

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 this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 1, Part 2

1 August 2011.

1 August 2011

4.  Schedule 1, item 124

Immediately after the commencement of item 61 of Schedule 1 to the Fair Work Amendment (Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industry) Act 2012 .

1 July 2012

5.  Schedule 1, item 125

Immediately after the commencement of item 36 of Schedule 1 to the Judges and Governors-General Legislation Amendment (Family Law) Act 2012 .

 

6.  Schedule 2, item 1

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

7.  Schedule 2, item 2

Immediately after the time specified in the Business Names Registration (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2011 for the commencement of Part 1 of Schedule 2 to that Act.

20 April 2012

8.  Schedule 2, item 3

Immediately after the time specified in the Clean Energy (Consequential Amendments) Act 2011 for the commencement of Part 1 of Schedule 1 to that Act.

2 April 2012

9.  Schedule 2, items 4 and 5

Immediately after the time specified in the Crimes Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 2011 for the commencement of item 213 of Schedule 2 to that Act.

1 January 2012

10.  Schedule 2, items 6 to 10

Immediately after the time specified in the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Powers and Offences) Act 2012 for the commencement of Part 1 of Schedule 2 to that Act.

5 April 2012

11.  Schedule 2, item 11

Immediately after the time specified in the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Powers and Offences) Act 2012 for the commencement of Schedule 3 to that Act.

5 April 2012

12.  Schedule 2, item 12

Immediately after the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Powers and Offences) Act 2012 received the Royal Assent.

4 April 2012

13.  Schedule 2, item 13

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

14.  Schedule 2, item 14

Immediately after the time specified in the Fair Work (State Referral and Consequential and Other Amendments) Act 2009 for the commencement of item 2 of Schedule 12 to that Act.

1 July 2009

15.  Schedule 2, item 15

Immediately after the time specified in the Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Prudential Refinements and Other Measures) Act 2010 for the commencement of item 1 of Schedule 6 to that Act.

27 July 2010

16.  Schedule 2, item 16

Immediately after the time specified in the Freedom of Information Amendment (Reform) Act 2010 for the commencement of item 23 of Schedule 3 to that Act.

1 November 2010

17.  Schedule 2, items 17 and 18

Immediately after the time specified in the Freedom of Information Amendment (Reform) Act 2010 for the commencement of Schedule 4 to that Act.

1 November 2010

18.  Schedule 2, items 19 and 20

Immediately after the time specified in the Health Legislation Amendment (Midwives and Nurse Practitioners) Act 2010 for the commencement of item 78 of Schedule 1 to that Act.

13 April 2010

19.  Schedule 2, item 21

Immediately after the time specified in the Human Services Legislation Amendment Act 2011 for the commencement of Schedule 2 to that Act.

1 July 2011

20.  Schedule 2, items 22 to 24

Immediately after the time specified in the Human Services Legislation Amendment Act 2011 for the commencement of Part 1 of Schedule 4 to that Act.

1 July 2011

21.  Schedule 2, items 25 to 29

Immediately after the time specified in the Human Services Legislation Amendment Act 2011 for the commencement of Part 3 of Schedule 4 to that Act.

1 July 2011

22.  Schedule 2, item 30

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

23.  Schedule 2, item 31

Immediately after the time specified in the Offshore Petroleum (Royalty) Amendment Act 2011 for the commencement of section 2 of that Act.

14 October 2011

24.  Schedule 2, item 32

Immediately after the time specified in the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Act 2010 for the commencement of item 39 of Schedule 1 to that Act.

1 January 2011

25.  Schedule 2, item 33

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

26.  Schedule 2, item 34

Immediately after the time specified in the Statute Law Revision Act 2011 for the commencement of item 65 of Schedule 5 to that Act.

19 April 2011

27.  Schedule 2, items 35 and 36

Immediately after the time specified in the Statute Stocktake (Regulatory and Other Laws) Act 2009 for the commencement of that Act.

17 November 2009

28.  Schedule 2, item 37

Immediately after the time specified in the Superannuation Legislation (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2011 for the commencement of Schedule 1 to that Act.

1 July 2011

29.  Schedule 2, item 38

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

30.  Schedule 2, items 39 and 40

Immediately after the time specified in the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (National Broadband Network Measures—Access Arrangements) Act 2011 for the commencement of Part 3 of Schedule 1 to that Act.

12 April 2012

31.  Schedule 2, item 41

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

32.  Schedule 2, item 42

Immediately after the time specified in the Territories Law Reform Act 2010 for the commencement of item 210 of Schedule 1 to that Act.

1 January 2011

33.  Schedule 2, item 43

Immediately after the commencement of Schedule 3 to the Competition and Consumer Legislation Amendment Act 2011 .

1 January 2011

34.  Schedule 2, item 44

The day the Law and Justice Legislation Amendment (Identity Crimes and Other Measures) Act 2011 received the Royal Assent.

2 March 2011

35.  Schedules 3 and 4

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

36.  Schedule 5

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

 

37.  Schedules 6 and 7

The day 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.