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Communications and the Arts Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Bill 2001

1998-1999-2000

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Communications and the Arts Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Bill 2000

 

No.      , 2000

 

(Communications, Information Technology and the Arts)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act relating to the application of the Criminal Code to certain offences, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

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

4............ Application of amendments................................................................. 3

Schedule 1—Amendment of Acts                                                                                  4

Archives Act 1983                                                                                                         4

Australian Communications Authority Act 1997                                                   6

Australian Film Commission Act 1975                                                                     6

Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989                                                                7

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                                7

Film Licensed Investment Company Act 1998                                                      12

Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986                                            13

Radiocommunications Act 1992                                                                              15

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                 24

Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999   37

Telstra Corporation Act 1991                                                                                  37

 



A Bill for an Act relating to the application of the Criminal Code to certain offences, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Communications and the Arts Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Act 2000 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Subject to this section, this Act commences at the latest of the following times:

                     (a)  immediately after the commencement of item 15 of Schedule 1 to the Criminal Code Amendment (Theft, Fraud, Bribery and Related Offences) Act 2000 ;

                     (b)  the start of the 28th day after the day on which the Law and Justice Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Act 2000 receives the Royal Assent;

                     (c)  the start of the 28th day after the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

             (2)  If item 22 of Schedule 1 to the Broadcasting Services Amendment Act 2000 has not commenced before the commencement of section 1 of this Act, items 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25 of Schedule 1 to this Act commence immediately after the commencement of the first-mentioned item.

             (3)  If section 1 of this Act commences before 1 July 2001:

                     (a)  item 21 of Schedule 1 to the Broadcasting Services Amendment Act (No. 3) 1999 does not commence (despite section 2 of that Act); and

                     (b)  item 27 of Schedule 1 to this Act commences on 1 July 2001.

             (4)  If section 1 of this Act commences on 1 July 2001:

                     (a)  item 26 of Schedule 1 to this Act commences on that day immediately after the commencement of item 21 of Schedule 1 to the Broadcasting Services Amendment Act (No. 3) 1999 ; and

                     (b)  item 27 of Schedule 1 to this Act commences immediately after the commencement of item 26 of Schedule 1 to this Act.

             (5)  If section 1 of this Act commences after 1 July 2001, item 27 of Schedule 1 to this Act commences immediately after the commencement of item 26 of Schedule 1 to this Act.

             (6)  If item 140 of Schedule 1 to the Broadcasting Services Amendment (Digital Television and Datacasting) Act 2000 has not commenced before the commencement of section 1 of this Act, item 38 of Schedule 1 to this Act commences immediately after the commencement of the first-mentioned item.

             (7)  If item 2 of Schedule 1 to the Postal Services Legislation Amendment Act 2000 commences before the commencement of section 1 of this Act, this Act has effect as if the amendments of the Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989 contained in Schedule 1 to this Act were amendments of the Australian Postal Corporation Limited Act 1989 .

             (8)  If item 1 of Schedule 1 to the Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Amendment Act (No. 2) 2000 has not commenced before the commencement of section 1 of this Act, items 164 and 165 of Schedule 1 to this Act commence immediately after the commencement of the first-mentioned item.

3   Schedule(s)

                   Subject to section 2, 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.

4   Application of amendments

             (1)  Each amendment made by this Act applies to acts and omissions that take place after the amendment commences.

             (2)  For the purposes of this section, if an act or omission is alleged to have taken place between 2 dates, one before and one on or after the day on which a particular amendment commences, the act or omission is alleged to have taken place before the amendment commences.