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House of Representatives

Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2004

Explanatory Memorandum

(Circulated by authority of the Attorney-General, the Honourable Philip Ruddock MP)

Outline and financial impact statement


This Bill amends a number of Acts relating to law and justice to correct minor drafting errors, clarify the operation of certain provisions, update references to organisations and other Acts, and update legislation to increase efficiencies and reflect current practices.

The Bill amends the following Acts:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Act 1989
Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977
Admiralty Act 1988
Australian Crime Commission Act 2002
Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986
Bankruptcy Act 1966
Crimes Act 1914
Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1983
Evidence Act 1995
Federal Court of Australia Act 1976
Foreign Proceedings (Excess of Jurisdiction) Act 1984
Freedom of Information Act 1982
Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986
Industrial Relations (Consequential Provisions) Act 1988
International Arbitration Act 1974
Judiciary Act 1903
Law Officers Act 1964
Legislative Instruments Act 2003
Native Title Act 1993
Public Order (Protection of Persons and Property) Act 1971
Statutory Declarations Act 1959
Workplace Relations Act 1996

Financial impact statement

The amendments by the Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2004 have no financial impact.

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