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Statute Update Bill 2016

2013-2014-2015-2016

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Statute Update Bill 2016

 

No.      , 2016

 

(Attorney-General)

 

 

 

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

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—References to dollar penalties                                                             3

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1984               3

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (Queensland Reserves and Communities Self-management) Act 1978            4

Aboriginal Land Grant (Jervis Bay Territory) Act 1986                                       4

Aboriginal Land (Lake Condah and Framlingham Forest) Act 1987                4

ANL Act 1956                                                                                                                5

Antarctic Marine Living Resources Conservation Act 1981                               5

Atomic Energy Act 1953                                                                                              6

Australian Hearing Services Act 1991                                                                     7

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Act 1987                                            7

Australian Institute of Marine Science Act 1972                                                   8

Australian National Maritime Museum Act 1990                                                  8

Australian Sports Commission Act 1989                                                                 8

Australian Trade Commission Act 1985                                                                  8

Australian War Memorial Act 1980                                                                          8

Bankruptcy Act 1966                                                                                                   8

Biological Control Act 1984                                                                                      9

Building Industry Act 1985                                                                                      10

Canberra Water Supply (Googong Dam) Act 1974                                             10

Census and Statistics Act 1905                                                                                11

Cheques Act 1986                                                                                                       11

Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989                                                                     11

Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988                                      11

Christmas Island Act 1958                                                                                        12

Cocos (Keeling) Islands Act 1955                                                                           12

Commerce (Trade Descriptions) Act 1905                                                             13

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918                                                                        13

Commonwealth Grants Commission Act 1973                                                      18

Commonwealth Inscribed Stock Act 1911                                                             18

Competition and Consumer Act 2010                                                                    18

Control of Naval Waters Act 1918                                                                          18

Crimes (Biological Weapons) Act 1976                                                                 19

Crimes (Currency) Act 1981                                                                                     19

Crimes (Ships and Fixed Platforms) Act 1992                                                      22

Currency Act 1965                                                                                                     22

Dairy Produce Act 1986                                                                                            22

Defence Act 1903                                                                                                        22

Defence Force Discipline Appeals Act 1955                                                         24

Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Act 1973                                    25

Defence Forces Retirement Benefits Act 1948                                                      25

Defence Service Homes Act 1918                                                                            26

Defence (Special Undertakings) Act 1952                                                             26

Disability Services Act 1986                                                                                    26

Environment Protection (Alligator Rivers Region) Act 1978                            27

Epidemiological Studies (Confidentiality) Act 1981                                          27

Explosives Act 1961                                                                                                   27

Export Control Act 1982                                                                                           27

Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Act 1991                                       27

Export Inspection and Meat Charges Collection Act 1985                               28

Financial Transaction Reports Act 1988                                                              28

Foreign Proceedings (Excess of Jurisdiction) Act 1984                                     29

Geneva Conventions Act 1957                                                                                 29

Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989                    29

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                       29

High Court of Australia Act 1979                                                                           31

Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976                                                                                  31

Human Services (Medicare) Act 1973                                                                    33

Immigration (Guardianship of Children) Act 1946                                             33

Imported Food Control Act 1992                                                                            33

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936                                                                             34

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986                                  34

International Air Services Commission Act 1992                                                34

International Organisations (Privileges and Immunities) Act 1963                35

Marriage Act 1961                                                                                                     35

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                    36

Mutual Assistance in Business Regulation Act 1992                                          38

National Gallery Act 1975                                                                                       38

National Health Act 1953                                                                                         38

National Library Act 1960                                                                                       39

National Museum of Australia Act 1980                                                               39

Norfolk Island Act 1979                                                                                            40

Ombudsman Act 1976                                                                                                40

Papua New Guinea (Staffing Assistance) Act 1973                                             40

Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (Repeal) Act 1986                                  40

Parliamentary Privileges Act 1987                                                                         41

Patents Act 1990                                                                                                         41

Petroleum Excise (Prices) Act 1987                                                                        41

Pooled Development Funds Act 1992                                                                    42

Port Statistics Act 1977                                                                                             42

Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Act 1991                            42

Privacy Act 1988                                                                                                        43

Proceeds of Crime Act 1987                                                                                     43

Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986                                            45

Protection of the Sea (Shipping Levy Collection) Act 1981                              45

Public Works Committee Act 1969                                                                          45

Radiocommunications Act 1992                                                                              46

Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984                                                     46

Registration of Deaths Abroad Act 1984                                                               49

Scout Association Act 1924                                                                                      49

Sea Installations Act 1987                                                                                        50

Service and Execution of Process Act 1992                                                          51

Shipping Registration Act 1981                                                                              51

South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty Act 1986                                              53

Student Assistance Act 1973                                                                                    54

Submarine Cables and Pipelines Protection Act 1963                                       54

Superannuation Act 1922                                                                                         54

Taxation Administration Act 1953                                                                          55

Trust Recoupment Tax Assessment Act 1985                                                         55

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             55

War Gratuity Act 1945                                                                                              57

World Health Organization Act 1947                                                                    57

Schedule 2—References to “maximum penalty”                                               58

A New Tax System (Luxury Car Tax) Act 1999                                                      58

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998                       58

Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988                                      59

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918                                                                        59

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                           59

Customs Act 1901                                                                                                       59

Defence Act 1903                                                                                                        60

Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Act 2001                                                   60

Defence (Special Undertakings) Act 1952                                                             60

Designs Act 2003                                                                                                        61

Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000                                           61

Financial Sector (Business Transfer and Group Restructure) Act 1999         62

Fisheries Management Act 1991                                                                             63

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                       63

Horticulture Marketing and Research and Development Services Act 2000 63

Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997                                                   63

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                    63

Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987                                                64

Offshore Minerals Act 1994                                                                                     64

Petroleum (Timor Sea Treaty) Act 2003                                                                 66

Product Grants and Benefits Administration Act 2000                                      66

Prohibition of Human Cloning for Reproduction Act 2002                              66

Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984                                                     67

Research Involving Human Embryos Act 2002                                                     67

Space Activities Act 1998                                                                                         68

Superannuation (Unclaimed Money and Lost Members) Act 1999                  68

Tradex Scheme Act 1999                                                                                           68

Schedule 3—Prima facie evidence provisions                                                      70

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992                70

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994                                     70

Air Navigation Act 1920                                                                                           70

A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999                               70

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                  70

Civil Aviation Act 1988                                                                                             70

Civil Aviation (Carriers’ Liability) Act 1959                                                        71

Commonwealth Places (Application of Laws) Act 1970                                     71

Competition and Consumer Act 2010                                                                    71

Consular Privileges and Immunities Act 1972                                                     71

Crimes (Ships and Fixed Platforms) Act 1992                                                      72

Customs Act 1901                                                                                                       72

Diplomatic and Consular Missions Act 1978                                                       72

Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities Act 1967                                                  72

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                 72

Foreign States Immunities Act 1985                                                                       72

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                       72

Immigration (Guardianship of Children) Act 1946                                             73

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936                                                                             73

Insurance Act 1973                                                                                                    73

International Organisations (Privileges and Immunities) Act 1963                73

International Tax Agreements Act 1953                                                                73

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                    73

National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013                                                 74

National Health Act 1953                                                                                         74

Offshore Minerals Act 1994                                                                                     74

Paid Parental Leave Act 2010                                                                                 74

Public Order (Protection of Persons and Property) Act 1971                           74

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                            75

Trade Marks Act 1995                                                                                               75

Tradex Scheme Act 1999                                                                                           75

Weapons of Mass Destruction (Prevention of Proliferation) Act 1995           75

Schedule 4—References to aircraft registered in accordance with the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988                                                                                                                             76

Antarctic Treaty (Environment Protection) Act 1980                                         76

Crimes (Aviation) Act 1991                                                                                      76

Crimes (Currency) Act 1981                                                                                     76

Maritime Powers Act 2013                                                                                       76

 

 



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

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Statute Update Act 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.  The whole of this Act

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.