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Evidence and Procedure (New Zealand) (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Bill 1993



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House: House of Representatives

Portfolio: Attorney- General

Commencement Date: Sections 1 and 2 of the Bill commence on the day on which it receives Royal Assent. Sections 3 and 4 commence on the day on which Parts 2 and 7 of the Evidence and Procedure (New Zealand) Bill 1993 commence.

Purpose

This Bill compliments the Evidence and Procedure (New Zealand) Bill 1993 (the main Bill). It contains transitional provisions and makes consequential amendments to the Evidence Act 1905 and the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976.

Background

The reader is referred to the background contained in the Digest of the Evidence and Procedure (New Zealand) Bill 1993.

Main Provisions

Clause 3 contains transitional provisions which allow sections of Acts amended by this Bill to continue to apply in relation to proceedings which began before the commencement of the Bill. In addition, provisions of the main Bill do not apply in relation to specified proceedings that have begun, or for which a hearing has begun, before the commencement of this clause.

Clause 4 amends the Evidence Act 1905 and the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 as set out in the Schedule.

Merrin Mason (06 2772476)

Bills Digest Service 5 January 1994

Parliamentary Research Service

This Digest does not have any official legal status. Other sources should be consulted to determine the subsequent official status of the Bill.

Commonwealth of Australia 1994

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Published by the Department of the Parliamentary Library, 1994.