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Statute Law Revision Bill (No. 2) 2014

2013-2014

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Statute Law Revision Bill (No. 2) 2014

 

No.      , 2014

 

(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............ Schedules............................................................................................ 3

Schedule 1—Amendments of principal Acts                                                          4

Aged Care (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997                                                      4

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994                                       4

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                    4

Australian Aged Care Quality Agency Act 2013                                                    4

Australian Education Act 2013                                                                                 5

Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989                                                                5

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                                5

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                            5

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                             5

Customs Act 1901                                                                                                         6

Customs Tariff Act 1995                                                                                              6

Data-matching Program (Assistance and Tax) Act 1990                                      6

Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Act 1973                                      6

Excise Act 1901                                                                                                             6

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975                                                               7

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                         7

Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989                           7

Insurance Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1991                                                   7

Insurance Act 1973                                                                                                      7

Interactive Gambling Act 2001                                                                                  8

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                          8

National Health Act 1953                                                                                           9

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                               9

Personal Property Securities Act 2009                                                                    9

Privacy Act 1988                                                                                                          9

Radiocommunications Act 1992                                                                              10

Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973                                                                            10

Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993                                               10

Surveillance Devices Act 2004                                                                                11

Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012                                                                    11

Schedule 2—Amendments of amending Acts                                                      12

Customs and AusCheck Legislation Amendment (Organised Crime and Other Measures) Act 2013              12

Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013                       12

Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012                       12

Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Service Providers and Other Governance Measures) Act 2013   13

Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Military Compensation Review and Other Measures) Act 2013                 13

Schedule 3—Terminology changes                                                                             14

Part 1—Changing servant to employee                                                               14

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005                                                  14

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1984             14

Aboriginal Land (Lake Condah and Framlingham Forest) Act 1987              15

Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976                                      15

Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977                                        15

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992                15

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994                                     16

Air Accidents (Commonwealth Government Liability) Act 1963                      16

Aircraft Noise Levy Collection Act 1995                                                               16

Air Navigation Act 1920                                                                                           17

Australian Grape and Wine Authority Act 2013                                                  17

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Act 1989                 18

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979                                   18

Banking Act 1959                                                                                                       19

Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Act 1994                                                          19

Civil Aviation Act 1988                                                                                             20

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                           20

Customs Act 1901                                                                                                       20

Disability Discrimination Act 1992                                                                        21

Excise Act 1901                                                                                                           22

Financial Transaction Reports Act 1988                                                              22

Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989                    23

Imported Food Control Act 1992                                                                            24

Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989                         24

Insurance Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1991                                                 25

Interstate Road Transport Act 1985                                                                       25

Life Insurance Act 1995                                                                                            26

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                    26

Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989                                                                         27

National Health Act 1953                                                                                         27

Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards) Act 1987                                             28

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989     28

Petroleum Excise (Prices) Act 1987                                                                        29

Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994                                                                             29

Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Act 1991                            30

Proceeds of Crime Act 1987                                                                                     30

Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983             31

Radiocommunications Act 1992                                                                              31

Sea Installations Act 1987                                                                                        32

South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty Act 1986                                              32

Student Assistance Act 1973                                                                                    33

Superannuation Act 1976                                                                                         33

Superannuation (Resolution of Complaints) Act 1993                                       33

Sydney Airport Curfew Act 1995                                                                             33

Taxation Administration Act 1953                                                                          34

Therapeutic Goods Act 1989                                                                                    34

Tobacco Advertising Prohibition Act 1992                                                          35

Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984                                                                              35

Weapons of Mass Destruction (Prevention of Proliferation) Act 1995           36

Part 2—Gender-specific language                                                                         37

Acts Interpretation Act 1901                                                                                    37

Defence Act 1903                                                                                                        37

Schedule 4—Veterans’ Entitlements Act improvements                               44

Part 1—Signposting definitions                                                                              44

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             44

Part 2—Technical corrections                                                                                  57

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             57

Schedule 5—Spent and obsolete provisions                                                          73

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                              73

Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990                                                                    73

Radiocommunications Act 1992                                                                              73

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                 73

Schedule 6—Spent Acts                                                                                                     74

Part 1—Repeals of Acts                                                                                             74

Conciliation and Arbitration (Electricity Industry) Act 1985                           74

Immigration (Education) Charge Act 1992                                                           74

Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation Act 1970                                      74

Part 2—Other amendments                                                                                       75

Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation Limited Sale Act 1993              75

 



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 (No. 2) 2014 .

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

Provisions

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 28th day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 2, item 1

I mmediately after the time specified in the Customs and AusCheck Legislation Amendment (Organised Crime and Other Measures) Act 2013 for the commencement of i tem 44 of Schedule 1 to that Act.

28 November 2013

4.  Schedule 2, item 2

I mmediately after the time specified in the Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 for the commencement of item 21 of Schedule 2B to that Act.

28 June 2013

5.  Schedule 2, item 3

Immediately after the time specified in the Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 for the commencement of Division 3 of Part 4 of Schedule 3 to that Act.

28 June 2013

6.  Schedule 2, items 4 and 5

I mmediately after the time specified in the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012 for the commencement of Schedules 1 to 4 to that Act.

12 March 2014

7.  Schedule 2, item 6

I mmediately after the time specified in the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012 for the commencement of items 1 to 155 of Schedule 5 to that Act.

12 March 2014

8.  Schedule 2, item 7

Immediately after the time specified in the Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Service Providers and Other Governance Measures) Act 2013 for the commencement of item 1 of Schedule 1 to that Act.

1 July 2013

9.  Schedule 2, item 8

Immediately after the time specified in the Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Military Compensation Review and Other Measures) Act 2013 for the commencement of Schedule 11 to that Act.

10 December 2013

10.  Schedules 3 to 6

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   Schedules

                   Legislation 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.