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Schedule 1—Amendments

Schedule 1 Amendments

Part 1 Amendments

Australian Astronomical Observatory Act 2010

1  Title

Omit “ to establish the Australian Astronomical Observatory ”, substitute “ to provide for astronomical functions ”.

2  Section 1

Omit “ Australian Astronomical Observatory Act 2010 ”, substitute “ Astronomical Functions Act 2010 ”.

Note:       This item amends the short title of the Act. If another amendment of the Act is described by reference to the Act’s previous short title, that other amendment has effect after the commencement of this item as an amendment of the Act under its amended short title (see section 10 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 ).

3  Section 3

Repeal the section, substitute:

3   Simplified outline of this Act

This Act provides that the Secretary has various functions relating to optical astronomy.

The Commonwealth may charge fees in connection with things done in the performance of the Secretary’s functions.

The Secretary may delegate functions and powers under this Act to APS employees in the Department.

4  Section 4

Repeal the following definitions:

                     (a)  definition of Advisory Committee ;

                     (b)  definition of Advisory Committee member ;

                     (c)  definition of constitutional corporation ;

                     (d)  definition of Director .

5  Parts 2 and 4

Repeal the Parts.

6  Subsections 23(1) and (2)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (1)  The Secretary may, by writing, delegate all or any of the Secretary’s functions or powers under this Act to an APS employee in the Department who has expertise appropriate to the function or power delegated.

Part 2 Repeals

Australian Astronomical Observatory (Transitional Provisions) Act 2010

7  The whole of the Act

Repeal the Act .