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Offshore Petroleum Amendment (Datum) Bill 2008

Schedule 1 Amendments

   

Offshore Petroleum Act 2006

1  Subsection 16(5) (note)

Omit “22”, substitute “21A”.

2  Paragraphs 20(a) and (b)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (a)  to use the Australian Geodetic Datum to determine the position of graticular sections or blocks; and

                     (b)  to use the Geocentric Datum of Australia to determine the position of certain other areas; and

                     (c)  to enable the position of a point, line or area to be described, in a title or other instrument under this Act, using:

                              (i)  the Geocentric Datum of Australia; or

                             (ii)  another datum identified in the regulations;

                            (but not so as to change the position of a point, line or area).

3  Section 21

Insert:

Australian Geodetic Datum means the Australian Geodetic Datum as defined in Gazette No. 84 of 6 October 1966 (AGD66 geodetic data set).

4  After section 21

Insert:

21A   Australian Geodetic Datum

             (1)  For the purposes of this Act, the position on the surface of the Earth of a graticular section or block is to be determined by reference to the Australian Geodetic Datum.

Note:          Australian Geodetic Datum is defined in section 21.

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply for the purposes of describing, in a title or other instrument under this Act, the position on the surface of the Earth of a point, line or area.

5  Paragraph 22(1)(a)

Repeal the paragraph.

6  Transitional—instruments made, or acts or things done, before commencement

(1)        This item applies to:

                     (a)  an instrument that, under clause 4 of Schedule 6 to the Offshore Petroleum Act 2006 , has effect, after the commencement of that clause, as if it had been made or given under, or for the purposes of, a provision of that Act; or

                     (b)  an act or thing that, under clause 5 of Schedule 6 to the Offshore Petroleum Act 2006 , has effect, after the commencement of that clause, as if it had been done under, or for the purposes of, a provision of that Act.

(2)        The instrument, act or thing is as valid and effective as it would have been if:

                     (a)  items 24 and 25 of Schedule 1 to the Offshore Petroleum Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Act 2008 had never been enacted; and

                     (b)  the amendments made by this Schedule had commenced at the same time as item 27 of Schedule 1 to the Offshore Petroleum Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Act 2008 commenced.