Explanatory MemorandumCirculation with the authority of the Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, the Hon Christian Porter MP)
Schedule 4 - Prime Minister and Cabinet
Schedule 4 will repeal redundant legislation in the Prime Minister and Cabinet portfolio. It will also make a consequential amendment to remove reference to repealed legislation.
Notes on Clauses
Part 1 - Repeals of Acts
Part 1 will repeal redundant Acts administered by the Prime Minister and Cabinet portfolio.
Aboriginal Affairs (Arrangements with States) Act 1973
Item 1: The whole of the act
Item 1 will repeal the Aboriginal Affairs (Arrangements with States) Act 1973 (the AAAS Act) as it is redundant.
The AAAS Act enables persons employed by the states to be appointed to the Australian Public Service (APS), and permitted persons in the APS to perform functions under the laws of the states relating to Indigenous affairs.
The Public Service Act 1999 now provides a similar arrangement for the transfer of state and APS employees to another state, or Agency to perform services, including services relating to Indigenous Affairs.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (Queensland Discriminatory Laws) Act 1975
Item 2: The whole of the act
Item 2 will repeal the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (Queensland Discriminatory Laws) Act 1975 (the ATSIQDL Act).
The ATSIQDL Act was enacted for the purpose of superseding certain provisions of the laws of Queensland that discriminated against Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders.
The Queensland laws targeted by the Act have since been repealed. As a result, the ATSIQDL Act is redundant.
Part 2 - Consequential amendments on repeals of acts
Part 2 contains a consequential amendment to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (Queensland Reserves and Communities Self-management) Act 1978 (the ATSIQRCSM Act) resulting from the repeal of the ATSIQDL Act.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (Queensland Reserves and Communities Self-management) Act 1978
Item 3: Section 16
Item 3 is a consequential amendment that will repeal section 16 of the ATSIQRCSM Act in order to remove reference to the ATSIQDL Act.
This amendment is required as section 16 of the ATSIQRCSM Act will no longer have effect after the ATSIQDL Act is repealed by Item 2.