Acts Interpretation Amendment Act 2011 (46 of 2011)

Schedule 1   Main amendments

Acts Interpretation Act 1901

71   After subsection 33(3A)


(3AB) If an Act confers on a person or authority the power to make an instrument (except a legislative instrument or a rule of court):

(a) specifying, declaring or prescribing a matter; or

(b) doing anything in relation to a matter;

then, in exercising the power, the person or authority may identify the matter by reference to a class or classes of matters.

Note: This provision has a parallel, in relation to legislative instruments, in section 13 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003.

(3AC) For the purposes of subsections (3A) and (3AB), matter includes thing, person and animal.