A New Tax System (Wine Equalisation Tax) Act 1999

Part 7 - Interpreting this Act  

Division 29 - Rules for interpreting this Act  

29-10   Explanatory sections, and their role in interpreting this Act  

(1)  
An explanatory section is:


(a) any section that is the first section in a Division and that has as its heading ``What this Division is about''; or


(b) any section in Division 2 , 3 or 4 .

(2)  
* Explanatory sections form part of this Act, but they are not operative provisions. In interpreting an operative provision, an explanatory section may only be considered:


(a) in determining the purpose or object underlying the provision; or


(b) to confirm that the provision's meaning is the ordinary meaning conveyed by its text, taking into account its context in this Act and the purpose or object underlying the provision; or


(c) in determining the provision's meaning if the provision is ambiguous or obscure; or


(d) in determining the provision's meaning if the ordinary meaning conveyed by its text, taking into account its context in this Act and the purpose or object underlying the provision, leads to a result that is manifestly absurd or is unreasonable.




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