Acts Interpretation Act 1901
The repeal of an Act, or of a part of an Act, that repealed an Act (the old Act ) or part (the old part ) of an Act does not revive the old Act or old part, unless express provision is made for the revival. No effect on previous operation of Act or part 7(2)
If an Act, or an instrument under an Act, repeals or amends an Act (the affected Act ) or a part of an Act, then the repeal or amendment does not:
(a) revive anything not in force or existing at the time at which the repeal or amendment takes effect; or
(b) affect the previous operation of the affected Act or part (including any amendment made by the affected Act or part), or anything duly done or suffered under the affected Act or part; or
(c) affect any right, privilege, obligation or liability acquired, accrued or incurred under the affected Act or part; or
(d) affect any penalty, forfeiture or punishment incurred in respect of any offence committed against the affected Act or part; or
(e) affect any investigation, legal proceeding or remedy in respect of any such right, privilege, obligation, liability, penalty, forfeiture or punishment.
Any such investigation, legal proceeding or remedy may be instituted, continued or enforced, and any such penalty, forfeiture or punishment may be imposed, as if the affected Act or part had not been repealed or amended.
The Act that makes the repeal or amendment, or provides for the instrument to make the repeal or amendment, may be different from, or the same as, the affected Act or the Act containing the part repealed or amended.Interpretation 7(3)
A reference in subsection (1) or (2) to the repeal or amendment of an Act or of a part of an Act includes a reference to:
(a) a repeal or amendment effected by implication; and
(b) the expiry, lapsing or cessation of effect of the Act or part; and
(c) the abrogation or limitation of the effect of the Act or part; and
(d) the exclusion of the application of the Act or part to any person, subject-matter or circumstance. 7(4)
A reference in this section to a part of an Act includes a reference to any provision of, or words, figures, drawings or symbols in, an Act.