Acts Interpretation Act 1901
Pt 5 heading substituted by No 46 of 2011, s 3 and Sch 1 item 21, applicable on and after 27 December 2011, in relation to Acts enacted before, on or after 27 December 2011. For transitional regulations, see note under Part 1 heading. The heading formerly read:
PART IV - GENERAL PROVISIONS
(Repealed by No 46 of 2011)
S 22 repealed by No 46 of 2011, s 3 and Sch 1 item 48, applicable on and after 27 December 2011, in relation to Acts enacted before, on or after 27 December 2011. For transitional regulations, see note under Part
heading. No 46 of 2011, s 3 and Sch 3 item 7 contains the following saving provisions:
Despite the amendment made by item 48 of Schedule 1, regulations in force for the purposes of section 22B of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 immediately before the commencement of that item continue in effect, after that commencement, as if they had been made for the purposes of section 2E of that Act, as in force after that commencement.
S 22 formerly read:
SECTION 22 MEANING OF CERTAIN WORDS
In any Act, unless the contrary intention appears:
(a) expressions used to denote persons generally (such as " person " , " party " , " someone " , " anyone " , " no-one " , " one " , " another " and " whoever " ), include a body politic or corporate as well as an individual;
(aa) individual means a natural person;
(b) Month shall mean calendar month;
(c) Land shall include messuages tenements and hereditaments, corporeal and incorporeal, of any tenure or description, and whatever may be the estate or interest therein;
(d) Estate shall include any estate or interest charge right title claim demand lien or incumbrance at law or in equity;
(e) Financial year means a period of 12 months commencing on 1 July;
(f) Foreign country means any country (whether or not an independent sovereign state) outside Australia and the external Territories;
(g) Calendar month means a period commencing at the beginning of a day of one of the 12 months of the year and ending immediately before the beginning of the corresponding day of the next month or, if there is no such corresponding day, ending at the expiration of the next month;
(h) Calendar year means a period of 12 months commencing on 1 January; and
(j) Contravene includes fail to comply with.
Express references in an Act to companies, corporations or bodies corporate do not imply that expressions in the Act of the kind mentioned in paragraph (1)(a) do not include companies, corporations or bodies corporate.
In any Act, unless the contrary intention appears, a reference to the law of the Commonwealth or to a law of the Commonwealth does not include, and shall be deemed never to have included, a reference to a law in force in a Territory in so far as the law is so in force by virtue of an Act providing for the acceptance, administration or government of that Territory.