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Environment and Heritage Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Bill 2000 [2001]
1998-1999-2000

1998-1999-2000

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environment and Heritage Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Bill 2000

 

No.      , 2000

 

(Environment and Heritage)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act relating to the application of the Criminal Code to certain offences, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 2

4............ Application of amendments................................................................. 2

Schedule 1—Amendment of Acts                                                                                  3

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1984               3

Antarctic Marine Living Resources Conservation Act 1981                               6

Antarctic Treaty (Environment Protection) Act 1980                                           8

Environment Protection (Alligator Rivers Region) Act 1978                            11

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975                                                             12

Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989                    17

Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976                                                                                  20

National Environment Protection Measures (Implementation) Act 1998       22

Ozone Protection Act 1989                                                                                       23

Sea Installations Act 1987                                                                                        27

Wildlife Protection (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1982                 29

 



A Bill for an Act relating to the application of the Criminal Code to certain offences, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Environment and Heritage Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Act 2000 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Subject to this section, this Act commences on the latest of the following days:

                     (a)  the 28th day after the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent;

                     (b)  the 28th day after the day on which the Law and Justice Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Act 2000 receives the Royal Assent;

                     (c)  the day on which item 15 of Schedule 1 to the Criminal Code Amendment (Theft, Fraud, Bribery and Related Offences) Act 2000 commences.

             (2)  If Schedule 1 to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 2000 commences before the time applicable under subsection (1), items 1 to 11 of Schedule 1 to this Act do not commence.

             (3)  Items 28, 29 and 30 of Schedule 1 to this Act commence at the later of the following times:

                     (a)  the time applicable under subsection (1);

                     (b)  the commencement of subsection 17(4) of the Antarctic (Environment Protection) Legislation Amendment Act 1992 .

3   Schedule(s)

                   Subject to section 2, each Act 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.

4   Application of amendments

             (1)  Each amendment made by this Act applies to acts and omissions that take place after the amendment commences.

             (2)  For the purposes of this section, if an act or omission is alleged to have taken place between 2 dates, one before and one on or after the day on which a particular amendment commences, the act or omission is alleged to have taken place before the amendment commences.