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Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2004

2002-2003-2004

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2004

 

No.      , 2004

 

(Attorney-General)

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend various Acts relating to law and justice, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                 5

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Act 1989                             5

Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977                                          5

Admiralty Act 1988                                                                                                      5

Australian Crime Commission Act 2002                                                                  5

Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986                                                   6

Bankruptcy Act 1966                                                                                                   6

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                            6

Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1983                                                               7

Evidence Act 1995                                                                                                        7

Federal Court of Australia Act 1976                                                                        8

Foreign Proceedings (Excess of Jurisdiction) Act 1984                                       8

Freedom of Information Act 1982                                                                             9

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986                          10

Industrial Relations (Consequential Provisions) Act 1988                               10

International Arbitration Act 1974                                                                        11

Judiciary Act 1903                                                                                                     11

Law Officers Act 1964                                                                                               11

Legislative Instruments Act 2003                                                                            11

Native Title Act 1993                                                                                                 12

Public Order (Protection of Persons and Property) Act 1971                           13

Statutory Declarations Act 1959                                                                             13

Workplace Relations Act 1996                                                                                13

 



A Bill for an Act to amend various Acts relating to law and justice, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Act 2004 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, on the day or at the time specified in column 2 of the table.

 

Commenceme nt information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1. Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent

 

2.  Schedule 1, item 1

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the first day after the end of that period.

 

3.  Schedule 1, item 2

Immediately after the commencement of item 1 of Schedule 6 to the Proceeds of Crime (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2002 .

1 January 2003

4.  Schedule 1, items 3 to 9

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

5.  Schedule 1, item 10

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if item 1 of Schedule 1 to the Act introduced into Parliament as the Australian Human Rights Commission Legislation Bill 2003 does not commence on or before the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

6.  Schedule 1, items 11 and 12

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

7.  Schedule 1, item 13

Immediately after the commencement of item 17 of Schedule 1 to the Measures to Combat Serious and Organised Crime Act 2001 .

12 October 2001

8.  Schedule 1, items 14 to 37

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

9.  Schedule 1, item 38

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if item 1 of Schedule 1 to the Act introduced into Parliament as the Australian Human Rights Commission Legislation Bill 2003 commences on or before the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

10.  Schedule 1, item 39

31 August 1998.

31 August 1998

11.  Schedule 1, items 40 to 45

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

12.  Schedule 1, items 46 to 50

Immediately after the commencement of section 3 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 .

 

13.  Schedule 1, items 51 to 54

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

14.  Schedule 1, items 55 and 56

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the first day after the end of that period.

 

15.  Schedule 1, items 57 to 59

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally passed by the Parliament and assented to. It will not be expanded to deal with provisions inserted in this Act after assent.

             (2)  Column 3 of the table is for additional information that is not part of this Act. This information may be included in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedule(s)

                   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.