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Superannuation Legislation (Commonwealth Employment—Saving and Transitional Provisions) Bill 1998

Part 9 Provisions consequential on the amendment of the Papua New Guinea (Staffing Assistance) Act 1973

   

24   Definition s

                   In this Part:

Principal Act means the Papua New Guinea (Staffing Assistance) Act 1973 as in force immediately before the making of the relevant amendments.

relevant amendments means the amendments of the Papua New Guinea (Staffing Assistance) Act 1973 made by Schedule 11 to the Superannuation Legislation (Commonwealth Employment) Repeal and Amendment Act 1998 .

25   Principal Act to continue to apply in respect of certain people

             (1)  Subject to subsection (2), the Principal Act continues to apply, as if the relevant amendments had not been made, in respect of people who:

                     (a)  were receiving, or entitled to receive, pensions or benefits under that Act immediately before the relevant amendments took effect or were entitled at that time to pensions or benefits under that Act that were not immediately payable; or

                     (b)  would have received, or would have become entitled to receive, pensions or benefits under that Act at a later time if the relevant amendments had not been made or would have become entitled at a later time under that Act if the relevant amendments had not been made to pensions or benefits that were not immediately payable.

             (2)  Any reference to the Commissioner for Superannuation in the Principal Act as it continues to apply under subsection (1) is taken, unless the context otherwise requires, to be a reference to the Commonwealth Superannuation Board.

26   Things done by or in relation to former authorities to be treated as done by or in relation to Commonwealth Superannuation Board

             (1)  Any determination, declaration, decision or payment made, any direction, approval or notice given, any contract or arrangement entered into, or any other thing done, under or for the purposes of the Principal Act, at a time (the relevant time ) before the commencement of this Part, by:

                     (a)  the Commissioner for Superannuation referred to in Part II of the Superannuation Act 1976 as in force at the relevant time; or

                     (b)  a delegate of the Commissioner;

is taken, for the purposes of the Principal Act as it continues to apply under section 25, to have been made, given, entered into or done by the Commonwealth Superannuation Board as if that Board had been in existence at the relevant time.

             (2)  Any payment made, any notice given, or any other thing done, under or for the purposes of the Principal Act, at a time (the relevant time ) before the commencement of this Part, to or in respect of:

                     (a)  the Commissioner for Superannuation referred to in Part II of the Superannuation Act 1976 as in force at the relevant time; or

                     (b)  a delegate of the Commissioner;

is taken, for the purposes of the Principal Act as it continues to apply under section 25, to have been made, given or done to or in respect of the Commonwealth Superannuation Board as if that Board had been in existence at the relevant time.