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Workplace Relations Amendment (Work Choices) Bill 2005

Schedule 5 Renumbering the Workplace Relations Act 1996

   

Workplace Relations Act 1996

1  Renumbering the Workplace Relations Act (other than the Schedules)

(1)       In this item:

main Act means the Workplace Relations Act 1996 , but does not include any of the Schedules to that Act.

(2)       The Parts of the main Act are renumbered so that they bear consecutive Arabic numerals starting with “1”.

(3)       The Divisions of each Part of the main Act are renumbered so that they bear consecutive Arabic numerals starting with “1”.

(4)       The Subdivisions of each Division of each Part of the main Act are relettered so that they bear upper-case letters in alphabetical order starting with “A”.

(5)       The sections of the main Act are renumbered in a single series so that they bear consecutive Arabic numerals starting with “1”.

(6)       The subsections of each section of the main Act are renumbered so that they bear consecutive Arabic numerals enclosed in parentheses starting with “(1)”.

(7)       The paragraphs of each section or subsection, or of each definition, of the main Act are relettered so that they bear lower-case letters in alphabetical order enclosed in parentheses starting with “(a)”.

(8)       The subparagraphs of each paragraph of each section or subsection, or of each paragraph of each definition, of the main Act are renumbered so that they bear consecutive lower-case Roman numerals enclosed in parentheses starting with “(i)”.

(9)       The sub-subparagraphs of each subparagraph of each paragraph of each section or subsection, or of each subparagraph of each paragraph of each definition, of the main Act are relettered so that they bear upper-case letters in alphabetical order in parentheses starting with “(A)”.

(10)     Subject to subitem (12), each provision of the main Act that refers to a provision that has been renumbered or relettered under this item is amended by omitting the reference and substituting a reference to the last-mentioned provision as renumbered or relettered.

(11)     Subject to subitem (12), each provision of the main Act that refers to a Schedule that has been renumbered by item 2 is amended by omitting the reference and substituting a reference to the Schedule as so renumbered.

(12)     Subitems (10) and (11) do not apply to a reference that is expressed as a reference to a provision or Schedule as in force at a time that is before the commencement of this item.

Note:       Each heading to a section or subsection of the Workplace Relations Act 1996 (not including the Schedules) that refers to a provision or Schedule that has been renumbered or relettered under this item or item 2 is (unless the reference is of a kind mentioned in subitem (12)) amended by omitting the reference and substituting a reference to the provision or Schedule as so renumbered or relettered.

2  Limited renumbering of Schedules to the Workplace Relations Act

(1)       In this item:

main Act (plus Schedules) means the Workplace Relations Act 1996 , including the Schedules to that Act.

(2)       The Schedules to the main Act (plus Schedules) are renumbered so that they bear consecutive Arabic numerals starting with “1”.

(3)       Subject to subitem (5), each provision of the main Act (plus Schedules) that refers to a Schedule that has been renumbered under this item is amended by omitting the reference and substituting a reference to that Schedule as renumbered.

(4)       Subject to subitem (5), each provision of a Schedule to the main Act (plus Schedules) that refers to a provision that has been renumbered or relettered under item 1 is amended by omitting the reference and substituting a reference to the last-mentioned provision as so renumbered or relettered.

(5)       Subitems (3) and (4) do not apply to a reference that is expressed as a reference to a Schedule or provision as in force at a time that is before the commencement of this item.

Note:       Each heading to a section or subsection, or to a clause or subclause, of a Schedule to the Workplace Relations Act 1996 that refers to a provision or Schedule that has been renumbered under this item or item 1 is (unless the reference is of a kind mentioned in subitem (5)) amended by omitting the reference and substituting a reference to the Schedule as so renumbered.

3  References in other Acts to renumbered provisions and Schedules

(1)       Subject to subitem (2), after the commencement of this item, a reference in a provision of an Act (other than the Workplace Relations Act 1996 ) enacted before the commencement of this item (whether or not that provision has come into operation), or in an instrument or document, to a provision of, or Schedule to, the Workplace Relations Act 1996 that has been renumbered or relettered under item 1 or 2 is to be construed as a reference to that provision or Schedule as so renumbered or relettered.

(2)       Subitem (1) does not apply to a reference that is expressed as a reference to a Schedule or provision as in force at a time that is before the commencement of this item.

Note :       A reference in a heading to a section, or to a subsection, of an Act (other than the Workplace Relations Act 1996 ) enacted before the commencement of this item (whether or not that provision has come into operation), or in an instrument or a document, to a provision of, or Schedule to, the Workplace Relations Act 1996 that has been renumbered or relettered under item 1 or 2 is (unless the reference is of a kind mentioned in subitem (2)) to be construed as a reference to that provision or Schedule as so renumbered or relettered.