ACTS INTERPRETATION ACT 1901

PART 5 - GENERAL INTERPRETATION RULES  

SECTION 13   MATERIAL THAT IS PART OF AN ACT  

13(1)  
All material from and including the first section of an Act to the end of:


(a) if there are no Schedules to the Act - the last section of the Act; or


(b) if there are one or more Schedules to the Act - the last Schedule to the Act;

is part of the Act.

13(2)  
The following are also part of an Act:


(a) the long title of the Act;


(b) any Preamble to the Act;


(c) the enacting words for the Act;


(d) any heading to a Chapter, Part, Division or Subdivision appearing before the first section of the Act.

13(3)  


However, text is not part of an Act, or a compilation of an Act within the meaning of the Legislation Act 2003 , if the text:


(a) only indicates the effect of an element of the Act; and


(b) is accessible in an electronic version of the Act or compilation; and


(c) does not appear in the printed text of the Act (or any amendment of the Act) as enacted by the Parliament, or any other printed version of the Act or compilation.

Note:

This text is known as alternative text or " alt text " . Alternative text may be accessible in an electronic version of an Act or compilation that is published on an approved website under the Legislation Act 2003 . This text may, for example, aurally indicate the effect of a graphic image in an Act to assist users of the website who have visual disabilities.




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