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Schedule 2—Functions and powers of the Director of Public Prosecutions in relation to Norfolk Island

Schedule 2 Functions and powers of the Director of Public Prosecutions in relation to Norfolk Island

Part 1 Amendment of the Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1983

Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1983

1  Subsection 3(1) (paragraph (b) of the definition of law of the Commonwealth )

Repeal the paragraph.

2  Subsection 3(1) (paragraph (c) of the definition of law of the Commonwealth )

Omit “paragraph (aa), (a) or (b)”, substitute “paragraph (aa) or (a)”.

Part 2 References to a law of a Territory

3  References to a law of a Territory

            To avoid doubt, in the Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1983 and any instrument made under that Act, a reference to a law of a Territory includes a reference to a law in force in Norfolk Island at any time, whether before or after the commencement of this item.

Part 3 Validation of things done under the Director of Public Prosecutions Amendment (Norfolk Island) Regulations 2017

4  Validation

(1)       This item applies if any amendment made by the Director of Public Prosecutions Amendment (Norfolk Island) Regulations 2017 is found to be invalid.

(2)       The Director of Public Prosecutions Regulations 1984 , as those regulations were purportedly amended by the Director of Public Prosecutions Amendment (Norfolk Island) Regulations 2017 , are as valid and effective as they would have been if the amendment had been valid.