ACTS INTERPRETATION ACT 1901

PART 9 - CITATION OF ACTS AND INSTRUMENTS  

SECTION 40   CITATION OF ACTS AND INSTRUMENTS   Citation of Acts, legislative instruments and notifiable instruments

40(1A)  


In any Act, instrument or document:


(a) an Act may be cited by:


(i) the short title of the Act; or

(ii) the secular year in which it was passed, and its number; or

(iii) a unique identifier given to the Act in accordance with rules prescribed under the Legislation Act 2003 ; and


(b) a legislative instrument or notifiable instrument may be cited by:


(i) any name the instrument gives itself; or

(ii) a unique identifier given to the instrument in accordance with rules prescribed under the Legislation Act 2003 ; or

(iii) if the instrument was numbered under a Commonwealth law - the year it was made and its number, together with a reference (if necessary) to the kind of instrument; or

(iv) if the instrument was notified or published in the Gazette - the date and (if necessary) number and page of the Gazette in which it was notified or published; or

(v) the date it was made, together with a reference to the Act or instrument, and (if necessary) provision, under which it was made.
Citation of Imperial Acts, State Acts and Territory Acts

40(1)  
In any Act, instrument or document:


(a) (Repealed)


(b) any Imperial Act may be cited by its short title (if any) or in such other manner as is sufficient in an Imperial Act; and


(c) any State Act may be cited by a reference to the State by the Parliament whereof the Act was passed, together with such mode of reference as is sufficient in Acts passed by such Parliament; and


(d) any Territory Act may be cited by a reference to the Territory by whose legislature the Act was passed, together with such mode of reference as is sufficient in Acts passed by that legislature.

40(2)  


Any enactment may be cited by reference to the part, section, subsection, or other division of the Act, Imperial Act, State Act or Territory Act, in which the enactment is contained.

40(3)  
(Repealed by No 46 of 2011)

40(4)  
(Repealed by No 46 of 2011)




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