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Statute Law Revision Bill (No. 3) 2015

2013-2014-2015-2016

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

Statute Law Revision Bill (No. 1) 2016

 

No.      , 2016

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to make various technical 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 Act 1997                                                                                                     4

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994                                       4

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

Australian Capital Territory (Planning and Land Management) Act 1988     5

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation Act 1987               5

Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988                                        6

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918                                                                          6

Commonwealth Grants Commission Act 1973                                                        6

Customs Act 1901                                                                                                         7

Defence Act 1903                                                                                                          7

Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995                                             7

Long Service Leave (Commonwealth Employees) Act 1976                                 7

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                      7

Ministers of State Act 1952                                                                                        8

Parliamentary Allowances Act 1952                                                                        8

Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Act 1948                                      8

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                               8

Schedule 2—Amendments of amending Acts                                                        9

Broadcasting and Other Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Act 2015     9

Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection (Consequential Provisions) Act 1991               9

Schedule 3—Binding the Crown                                                                                 10

Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988                                      10

Schedule 4—Guilty of an offence                                                                                11

Part 1—Bulk amendments                                                                                         11

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005                                                  11

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1984             11

Adelaide Airport Curfew Act 2000                                                                         11

Aged Care Act 1997                                                                                                   11

Aircraft Noise Levy Collection Act 1995                                                               11

Air Navigation Act 1920                                                                                           11

Airports Act 1996                                                                                                       12

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                  12

Antarctic Marine Living Resources Conservation Act 1981                             12

Antarctic Treaty (Environment Protection) Act 1980                                         12

Anti-Personnel Mines Convention Act 1998                                                         12

Archives Act 1983                                                                                                       12

Atomic Energy Act 1953                                                                                            12

Australian Crime Commission Act 2002                                                                13

Australian Federal Police Act 1979                                                                       13

Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986                                                 13

Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997                                             13

Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989                                                              13

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998                                       13

Banking Act 1959                                                                                                       13

Bankruptcy Act 1966                                                                                                 13

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                              14

Canberra Water Supply (Googong Dam) Act 1974                                             14

Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Act 1994                                                          14

Cheques Act 1986                                                                                                       15

Child Care Act 1972                                                                                                  15

Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989                                                                     15

Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988                                      15

Christmas Island Act 1958                                                                                        15

Civil Aviation Act 1988                                                                                             15

Civil Aviation (Carriers’ Liability) Act 1959                                                        15

Cocos (Keeling) Islands Act 1955                                                                           16

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918                                                                        16

Competition and Consumer Act 2010                                                                    16

Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Act 1998                                             16

Control of Naval Waters Act 1918                                                                          17

Copyright Act 1968                                                                                                    17

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          17

Crimes (Aviation) Act 1991                                                                                      17

Crimes (Biological Weapons) Act 1976                                                                 17

Crimes (Hostages) Act 1989                                                                                     17

Crimes (Internationally Protected Persons) Act 1976                                        17

Crimes (Ships and Fixed Platforms) Act 1992                                                      17

Crimes (Superannuation Benefits) Act 1989                                                         18

Crimes (Taxation Offences) Act 1980                                                                     18

Crimes (Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) Act 1990 18

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                           18

Customs Act 1901                                                                                                       20

Dairy Produce Act 1986                                                                                            20

Defence Act 1903                                                                                                        20

Defence Force Discipline Act 1982                                                                        21

Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Act 1973                                    21

Defence Forces Retirement Benefits Act 1948                                                      22

Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Act 2001                                                   22

Defence (Special Undertakings) Act 1952                                                             22

Disability Services Act 1986                                                                                    22

Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000                                           22

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999                  23

Environment Protection (Sea Dumping) Act 1981                                               24

Excise Act 1901                                                                                                           24

Explosives Act 1961                                                                                                   24

Export Control Act 1982                                                                                           24

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                 24

Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999                                                        24

Financial Sector (Business Transfer and Group Restructure) Act 1999         24

Financial Sector (Shareholdings) Act 1998                                                         25

Financial Transaction Reports Act 1988                                                              25

Fisheries Management Act 1991                                                                             25

Foreign Proceedings (Excess of Jurisdiction) Act 1984                                     25

Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000                                                                            25

Gene Technology Act 2000                                                                                       25

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975                                                             26

Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989                    26

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                       26

High Court of Australia Act 1979                                                                           26

Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976                                                                                  26

Human Services (Medicare) Act 1973                                                                    26

Imported Food Control Act 1992                                                                            26

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936                                                                             26

Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989                         27

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986                                  27

Insurance Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1991                                                 27

Insurance Act 1973                                                                                                    27

Intelligence Services Act 2001                                                                                 27

Interactive Gambling Act 2001                                                                                27

International Criminal Court Act 2002                                                                 28

International Organisations (Privileges and Immunities) Act 1963                28

Interstate Road Transport Act 1985                                                                       28

Life Insurance Act 1995                                                                                            28

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                    28

Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989                                                                         28

Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987                                                29

Narcotic Drugs Act 1967                                                                                          29

National Environment Protection Measures (Implementation) Act 1998       29

National Health Act 1953                                                                                         29

Native Title Act 1993                                                                                                 29

Naval Defence Act 1910                                                                                            29

Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards) Act 1987                                             29

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989     30

Passenger Movement Charge Collection Act 1978                                             30

Patents Act 1990                                                                                                         30

Payment Systems (Regulation) Act 1998                                                                30

Pooled Development Funds Act 1992                                                                    30

Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Act 1991                            30

Privacy Act 1988                                                                                                        30

Proceeds of Crime Act 1987                                                                                     30

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002                                                                                     31

Product Grants and Benefits Administration Act 2000                                      31

Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986                                            31

Protection of the Sea (Civil Liability) Act 1981                                                   31

Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983             32

Protection of the Sea (Shipping Levy Collection) Act 1981                              32

Public Accounts and Audit Committee Act 1951                                                 32

Public Order (Protection of Persons and Property) Act 1971                           32

Radiocommunications Act 1992                                                                              32

Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984                                                     32

Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000                                                              33

Retirement Savings Accounts Act 1997                                                                  33

Royal Commissions Act 1902                                                                                   33

Shipping Registration Act 1981                                                                              34

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           34

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                            34

South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty Act 1986                                              35

Space Activities Act 1998                                                                                         35

Student Assistance Act 1973                                                                                    35

Superannuation Contributions Tax (Assessment and Collection) Act 1997 35

Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992                                     35

Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993                                               36

Superannuation (Unclaimed Money and Lost Members) Act 1999                  36

Taxation Administration Act 1953                                                                          36

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                 37

Telstra Corporation Act 1991                                                                                  37

Textile, Clothing and Footwear Investment and Innovation Programs Act 1999               37

Therapeutic Goods Act 1989                                                                                    37

Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984                                                                              38

Trade Marks Act 1995                                                                                               38

Tradex Scheme Act 1999                                                                                           38

Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003                                                               38

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             38

Weapons of Mass Destruction (Prevention of Proliferation) Act 1995           38

Part 2—Other amendments                                                                                       40

Aged Care Act 1997                                                                                                   40

Air Navigation Act 1920                                                                                           40

Airports Act 1996                                                                                                       40

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                  40

A New Tax System (Luxury Car Tax) Act 1999                                                      40

Antarctic Marine Living Resources Conservation Act 1981                             40

Archives Act 1983                                                                                                       41

Bankruptcy Act 1966                                                                                                 41

Child Care Act 1972                                                                                                  41

Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988                                      41

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918                                                                        41

Commonwealth Inscribed Stock Act 1911                                                             42

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          42

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                           43

Customs Act 1901                                                                                                       43

Dairy Produce Act 1986                                                                                            44

Defence Act 1903                                                                                                        44

Defence Force Discipline Appeals Act 1955                                                         44

Defence Service Homes Act 1918                                                                            44

Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000                                           44

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999                  45

Evidence Act 1995                                                                                                      46

Excise Act 1901                                                                                                           46

Financial Sector (Shareholdings) Act 1998                                                         46

Financial Transaction Reports Act 1988                                                              46

Fisheries Management Act 1991                                                                             47

Freedom of Information Act 1982                                                                           47

Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986                                                              47

Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000                                                                            47

Geneva Conventions Act 1957                                                                                 47

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975                                                             47

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                       48

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936                                                                             48

Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989                         48

Insurance Act 1973                                                                                                    48

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                    48

Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards) Act 1987                                             49

Offshore Minerals Act 1994                                                                                     49

Protection of the Sea (Civil Liability) Act 1981                                                   49

Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983             49

Royal Commissions Act 1902                                                                                   50

Scout Association Act 1924                                                                                      50

Sea Installations Act 1987                                                                                        50

Shipping Registration Act 1981                                                                              50

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                            51

Space Activities Act 1998                                                                                         51

Student Assistance Act 1973                                                                                    52

Superannuation Act 1922                                                                                         52

Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993                                               52

Telstra Corporation Act 1991                                                                                  52

Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984                                                                              52

Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003                                                               53

Schedule 5—Indexation provisions                                                                            54

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                                 54

Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989                                                                     54

Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988                                      54

Competition and Consumer Act 2010                                                                    54

Petroleum Resource Rent Tax Assessment Act 1987                                            54

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988                                           55

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           55

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             55

Schedule 6—Repeals of spent and obsolete provisions                                  56

Australian Meat and Live-stock Legislation (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 1985    56

Dairy Produce Act 1986                                                                                            56

Do Not Call Register Act 2006                                                                                56

Social Security (International Agreements) Act 1999                                         56

Spam Act 2003                                                                                                            56

 



A Bill for an Act to make various technical 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. 1) 2016 .

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, items 1 and 2

Immediately after the time specified in the Broadcasting and Other Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Act 2015 for the commencement of item 1 of Schedule 8 to that Act.

20 March 2015

4.  Schedule 2, item 3

Immediately after the time specified in the Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection (Consequential Provisions) Act 1991 for the commencement of that Act.

1 July 1991

5.  Schedule 3

The later of:

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

(b) immediately after the commencement of Part 1 of Schedule 2 to the Norfolk Island Legislation Amendment Act 2015 .

 

6.  Schedules 4 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.