Acts Interpretation Amendment Bill 2011

Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
43

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Summary

Amends: the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 to restructure the Act by: co-locating and listing alphabetically definitions; ensuring powers in relation to instruments apply to all types of instruments; enabling section 19B and 19BA Orders to apply retrospectively; providing that an action by a minister other than a minister authorised to perform that action is not invalid merely on that basis; clarifying actions done by a person purporting to act under an appointment; providing that everything in an Act should be considered part of the Act; and modernising concepts; the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 in relation to the construction of legislative instruments; and 248 Acts to make consequential amendments.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 12 May 2011
Second reading moved 12 May 2011
Referred to Main Committee 24 May 2011
Second reading debate 24 May 2011
Second reading agreed to 24 May 2011
Reported from Main Committee 25 May 2011
Third reading agreed to 25 May 2011
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 14 Jun 2011
Second reading moved 14 Jun 2011
Second reading debate 15 Jun 2011
Second reading agreed to 15 Jun 2011
Third reading agreed to 15 Jun 2011
Text of bill as passed both Houses 15 Jun 2011
Assent
  • Act no.: 46
  • Year: 2011
27 Jun 2011

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changed to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either theĀ Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.