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.