Acts Interpretation Amendment Bill 2011

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

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Progress

House of Representatives
12 May 2011Introduced and read a first time
12 May 2011Second reading moved
24 May 2011Referred to Main Committee
24 May 2011Second reading debate
24 May 2011Second reading agreed to
25 May 2011Reported from Main Committee
25 May 2011Third reading agreed to
Senate
14 Jun 2011Introduced and read a first time
14 Jun 2011Second reading moved
15 Jun 2011Second reading debate
15 Jun 2011Second reading agreed to
15 Jun 2011Third reading agreed to


15 Jun 2011Text of bill as passed both Houses
27 Jun 2011Assent

Act no.: 46

Year: 2011

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  • 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.
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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

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Schedules of amendments

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