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Peace and Non-Violence Commission Bill 2007 [2008]

Part 1 Preliminary


1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Peace and Non-Violence Commission Act 2007 .

2   Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day on which it receives Royal Assent.

3   Objects of Act

                   The objects of this Act are to:

                     (a)  establish the Peace and Non-Violence Commission as an independent statutory body to promote throughout the community the pursuit of peace and non-violence as an objective and responsibility of national government; and

                     (b)  align Commonwealth government activity with United Nations policy in the promotion of peace; and

                     (c)  promote Australia’s obligations under international humanitarian law.

4   Application to Crown

                   This Act binds the Crown in each of its capacities, but does not make the Crown liable to be prosecuted for an offence.