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Statute Law Revision Bill 2013

2010-2011-2012-2013

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statute Law Revision Bill 2013

 

No.      , 2013

 

(Attorney-General)

 

 

 

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

Part 1—Amendments commencing on Royal Assent                                    5

Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976                                        5

Airports Act 1996                                                                                                         6

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                    6

Anti-Personnel Mines Convention Act 1998                                                           7

Australian Institute of Marine Science Act 1972                                                   7

Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997                                               7

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979                                     8

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                                8

Broadcasting Services (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 1992          9

Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011                                        9

Clean Energy Act 2011                                                                                               9

Competition and Consumer Act 2010                                                                      9

Customs Tariff Act 1995                                                                                              9

Defence Forces Retirement Benefits Act 1948                                                        9

Excise Act 1901                                                                                                           10

Export Inspection and Meat Charges Collection Act 1985                               10

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                    11

Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009                                                  11

Farm Household Support Act 1992                                                                        11

Fisheries Management Act 1991                                                                             12

Native Title Act 1993                                                                                                 12

Personal Property Securities Act 2009                                                                  12

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           12

Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993                                               13

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979                                  14

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             14

Part 2—Amendments commencing on 18 November 2012                     16

Personal Property Securities Act 2009                                                                  16

Part 3—Other amendments                                                                                       17

Customs Act 1901                                                                                                       17

Schedule 2—Amendment of amending Acts                                                        18

Aviation Transport Security Amendment (Air Cargo) Act 2011                        18

Clean Energy Legislation Amendment Act 2012                                                  18

Corporations Amendment (Further Future of Financial Advice Measures) Act 2012        19

Corporations Legislation Amendment (Derivative Transactions) Act 2012   19

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Election Commitments and Other Measures) Act 2011                                                       19

Financial Framework Legislation Amendment Act 2005                                   20

Personal Property Securities (Corporations and Other Amendments) Act 2010                 20

Primary Industries Levies and Charges (Consequential Amendments) Act 1999                20

Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Disability Support Pension Participation Reforms) Act 2012    20

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2012             21

Transport Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 1995                                           21

Schedule 3—Amendments relating to Acts of general Application        22

Part 1—Acting appointments                                                                                   22

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983                                                 22

Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988                                      23

Inspector-General of Taxation Act 2003                                                               23

Part 2—Prescribing matters by reference to other instruments               24

Fisheries Levy Act 1984                                                                                            24

Fisheries Management Act 1991                                                                             24

Part 3—Disallowable instruments                                                                          25

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005                                                  25

Aboriginal Land Grant (Jervis Bay Territory) Act 1986                                     25

Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975                                                           26

Anti-Personnel Mines Convention Act 1998                                                         26

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983                                                 26

Australian Hearing Services Act 1991                                                                   26

Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997                                             26

Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989                                                              27

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                              27

Coal Research Assistance Act 1977                                                                        30

Competition and Consumer Act 2010                                                                    30

Consular Privileges and Immunities Act 1972                                                     31

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          31

Customs Act 1901                                                                                                       31

Dairy Produce Act 1986                                                                                            33

Datacasting Charge (Imposition) Act 1998                                                          33

Defence Service Homes Act 1918                                                                            34

Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities Act 1967                                                  34

Environment Protection (Sea Dumping) Act 1981                                               34

Farm Household Support Act 1992                                                                        35

Foreign Passports (Law Enforcement and Security) Act 2005                          35

International Organisations (Privileges and Immunities) Act 1963                35

Lands Acquisition Act 1989                                                                                     35

Meat Inspection Act 1983                                                                                         36

National Environment Protection Council Act 1994                                          36

Overseas Missions (Privileges and Immunities) Act 1995                                  37

Parliamentary Service Act 1999                                                                              37

Pooled Development Funds Act 1992                                                                    37

Primary Industries and Energy Research and Development Act 1989            37

Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Act 1999                                                 38

Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999                                                         38

Radiocommunications Act 1992                                                                              38

Radiocommunications (Receiver Licence Tax) Act 1983                                    43

Radiocommunications (Spectrum Licence Tax) Act 1997                                  43

Radiocommunications Taxes Collection Act 1983                                              43

Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Act 1983                              43

Space Activities Act 1998                                                                                         43

Student Assistance Act 1973                                                                                    44

Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Act 2001                                                         44

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                 45

Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999   52

Telecommunications (Numbering Charges) Act 1997                                         57

Venture Capital Act 2002                                                                                         57

Schedule 4—Repeal of obsolete provisions                                                            58

Part 1—Spent repeals and amendments                                                             58

Aboriginal Land Grant (Jervis Bay Territory) Act 1986                                     58

Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989                                                                     58

Crimes (Currency) Act 1981                                                                                     58

Defence Force (Home Loans Assistance) Act 1990                                              58

Farm Household Support Act 1992                                                                        58

Higher Education Funding Act 1988                                                                     58

Horticulture Marketing and Research and Development Services (Repeals and Consequential Provisions) Act 2000                                                                                                                                        59

Housing Assistance Act 1978                                                                                   60

Imported Food Control Act 1992                                                                            60

Industry Research and Development Act 1986                                                     60

Patents Act 1990                                                                                                         60

Pig Industry Act 2001                                                                                                60

Postal and Telecommunications Commissions (Transitional Provisions) Act 1975           60

Primary Industries and Energy Research and Development Act 1989            61

Regional Forest Agreements Act 2002                                                                   61

Rural Industries Research (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 1985    61

Wool International Privatisation Act 1999                                                          62

Wool Services Privatisation Act 2000                                                                    62

Part 2—Spent provisions                                                                                            63

Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976                                      63

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          63

Postal and Telecommunications Commissions (Transitional Provisions) Act 1975           63

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                 63

Schedule 5—Repeal of obsolete Acts                                                                         65

Air Passenger Ticket Levy (Collection) Act 2001                                                 65

Air Passenger Ticket Levy (Imposition) Act 2001                                                 65

 



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 2013 .

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

Immediately after the commencement of item 4 of Schedule 1 to the Commonwealth Government Securities Legislation Amendment (Retail Trading) Act 2012 .

18 November 2012

4.  Schedule 1, Part 3

The later of:

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

(b) immediately after the commencement of Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Serious Drugs, Identity Crime and Other Measures) Act 2012 .

 

5.  Schedule 2, item 1

Immediately after the time specified in the Aviation Transport Security Amendment (Air Cargo) Act 2011 for the commencement of Part 1 of Schedule 1 to that Act.

5 June 2012

6.  Schedule 2, items 2 to 5

Immediately after the time specified in the Clean Energy Legislation Amendment Act 2012 for the commencement of item 47 of Schedule 2 to that Act.

1 July 2012

7.  Schedule 2, item 6

Immediately after the time specified in the Corporations Amendment (Further Future of Financial Advice Measures) Act 2012 for the commencement of item 25 of Schedule 1 to that Act.

1 July 2012

8.  Schedule 2, item 7

Immediately after the time specified in the Corporations Legislation Amendment (Derivative Transactions) Act 2012 for the commencement of item 42 of Schedule 1 to that Act.

3 January 2013

9.  Schedule 2, item 8

Immediately after the time specified in the Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Election Commitments and Other Measures) Act 2011 for the commencement of Schedule 5 to that Act.

28 June 2011

10.  Schedule 2, item 9

Immediately after the time specified in the Financial Framework Legislation Amendment Act 2005 for the commencement of item 242 of Schedule 1 to that Act.

22 February 2005

11.  Schedule 2, items 10 and 11

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

12.  Schedule 2, item 12

Immediately after the time specified in the Primary Industries Levies and Charges (Consequential Amendments) Act 1999 for the commencement of item 2 of Schedule 10 to that Act.

8 July 2000

13.  Schedule 2, item 13

Immediately after the time specified in the Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Disability Support Pension Participation Reforms) Act 2012 for the commencement of item 25 of Schedule 4 to that Act.

26 May 2012

14.  Schedule 2, items 14 and 15

Immediately after the time specified in the Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2012 for the commencement of Schedule 2 to that Act.

16 July 2012

15.  Schedule 2, item 16

Immediately after the time specified in the Transport Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 1995 for the commencement of item 27 of the Schedule to that Act.

16 November 1995

16.  Schedules 3 to 5

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.