Acts Interpretation Amendment Act 2011

(46 of 2011)

An Act to amend the Acts Interpretation Act 1901, and for other purposes

[Assented to 27 June 2011]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short Title

This Act may be cited as the Acts Interpretation Amendment Act 2011.

2   Commencement

 

(1) Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1. Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

27 June 2011

2. Schedule 1

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

3. Schedule 2, items 1 to 652

At the same time as the provision(s) covered by table item 2.

 

4. Schedule 2, items 653 and 654

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 2; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of section 36 of the Governance of Australian Government Superannuation Schemes Act 2011.

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

5. Schedule 2, items 655 to 835

At the same time as the provision(s) covered by table item 2.

 

6. Schedule 2, item 836

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 2; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of section 3 of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011.

 

7. Schedule 2, items 837 to 1074

At the same time as the provision(s) covered by table item 2.

 

8. Schedule 2, items 1075 to 1083

At the same time as the provision(s) covered by table item 2.

However, if item 183 of Schedule 1 to the Superannuation Legislation (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2011 commences at or before that time, the provision(s) do not commence at all.

 

9. Schedule 2, item 1084

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 2; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of item 222 of Schedule 1 to the Superannuation Legislation (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2011.

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

10. Schedule 2, items 1085 and 1086

At the same time as the provision(s) covered by table item 2.

However, if item 234 of Schedule 1 to the Superannuation Legislation (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2011 commences at or before that time, the provision(s) do not commence at all.

 

11. Schedule 2, items 1087 to 1198

At the same time as the provision(s) covered by table item 2.

 

12. Schedule 3

At the same time as the provision(s) covered by table item 2.

 

Note: This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

      

(2) Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedule(s)

Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1   Main amendments

Acts Interpretation Act 1901

1   Part I (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Part 1 - Preliminary

2   After section 1

Insert:

1A Simplified outline

The following is a simplified outline of this Act:

Overview

This Act is like a dictionary and manual to use when reading and interpreting Commonwealth Acts and instruments made under Commonwealth Acts.

The definitions and many of the interpretation rules are aimed at making Commonwealth legislation shorter, less complex and more consistent in operation.

A provision of this Act is subject to a contrary intention in other Commonwealth legislation.

Structure

Part 1 provides that this Act applies to all Acts. This Act also applies to legislative instruments and other instruments made under an Act (see subsection 13(1) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 and subsection 46(1) of this Act).

Part 2 contains definitions that apply across all Commonwealth legislation (for example, Australian citizen , business day , document and month ).

Part 3 deals with the commencement of Commonwealth Acts. For example, section 4 allows certain powers to be exercised (like the making of appointments) between the enactment and commencement of an Act.

Part 4 deals with the amendment, repeal and expiry of Commonwealth legislation. For example, section 7 provides that the repeal of an Act does not affect any rights accrued under the Act, or any legal proceedings instituted, before the repeal.

Part 5 contains various rules for interpreting Commonwealth legislation, including:

(a) section 15A (about interpreting an Act subject to the Constitution); and

(b) section 15AA (which provides for interpreting an Act in a way that best achieves the purpose or object of the Act); and

(c) section 15AB (about using material that is not part of an Act (like explanatory memorandums and second reading speeches) in interpreting an Act); and

(d) sections 19 to 19C (which deal with references to Ministers, Departments and Secretaries of Departments and with administrative changes in the operation of the Commonwealth Government).

Part 6 deals with the service of documents on persons.

Part 7 contains rules about exercising powers and performing functions and duties under Commonwealth legislation, including:

(a) subsection 33(3) (which provides that a power to make an instrument includes the power to vary or revoke the instrument); and

(b) section 33A (about acting appointments); and

(c) sections 34AA, 34AB and 34A (about delegating powers, functions and duties).

Part 8 deals with the calculation of distance, time and age.

Part 9 deals with the citation of Acts.

Part 10 deals with non-legislative instruments. For example, it provides that this Act applies to those instruments and that expressions in those instruments have the same meaning as in the enabling legislation.

Part 11 contains a regulation-making power.

3   Section 2

Repeal the section, substitute:

2 Application of Act

(1) This Act applies to all Acts (including this Act).

Note: This Act also applies to legislative instruments and other instruments made under an Act: see subsection 13(1) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 and subsection 46(1) of this Act.

(2) However, the application of this Act or a provision of this Act to an Act or a provision of an Act is subject to a contrary intention.

2A Binding the Crown

This Act binds the Crown in each of its capacities.

4   After Part I

Insert:

Part 2 - Definitions

2B Definitions

In any Act:

acting SES employee has the same meaning as in the Public Service Act 1999.

affidavit includes affirmation, declaration and promise.

appoint : see section 33AA.

APS employee has the same meaning as in the Public Service Act 1999.

Australia means the Commonwealth of Australia and, when used in a geographical sense, includes the Territory of Christmas Island and the Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands, but does not include any other external Territory.

Note: See also section 15B.

Australian citizen has the same meaning as in the Australian Citizenship Act 2007.

Australian Standard : see section 2L.

business day means a day that is not a Saturday, a Sunday or a public holiday in the place concerned.

calendar month means one of the 12 months of the year.

calendar year means a period of 12 months starting on 1 January.

commencement , in relation to an Act or a provision of an Act, means the time at which the Act or provision comes into operation.

Note: See also section 3.

Commonwealth means the Commonwealth of Australia and, when used in a geographical sense, includes the Territory of Christmas Island and the Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands, but does not include any other external Territory.

Note: See also section 15B.

Consolidated Revenue Fund means the Consolidated Revenue Fund referred to in section 81 of the Constitution.

Constitution means the Constitution of the Commonwealth.

contiguous zone has the same meaning as in the Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973.

continental shelf has the same meaning as in the Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973.

contravene includes fail to comply with.

court exercising federal jurisdiction means any court when exercising federal jurisdiction, and includes a federal court.

court of summary jurisdiction means any justice of the peace, or magistrate of a State or Territory, sitting as a court of summary jurisdiction.

de facto partner : see section 2D.

document means any record of information, and includes:

(a) anything on which there is writing; and

(b) anything on which there are marks, figures, symbols or perforations having a meaning for persons qualified to interpret them; and

(c) anything from which sounds, images or writings can be reproduced with or without the aid of anything else; and

(d) a map, plan, drawing or photograph.

estate includes any estate, interest, charge, right, title, claim demand, lien or encumbrance at law or in equity.

exclusive economic zone has the same meaning as in the Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973.

Executive Council means the Federal Executive Council.

external Territory means a Territory, other than an internal Territory, where an Act makes provision for the government of the Territory as a Territory.

Note: See also section 15B.

federal court means the High Court or any court created by the Parliament.

financial year means a period of 12 months starting on 1 July.

foreign country means any country (whether or not an independent sovereign state) outside Australia and the external Territories.

Gazette means the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette.

Government Printer includes any person printing for the Government of the Commonwealth.

Note: See also section 17A.

Governor of a State: see section 16B.

Governor-General : see section 16A.

High Court means the High Court of Australia.

individual means a natural person.

insolvent under administration has the same meaning as in the Corporations Act 2001.

internal Territory means the Australian Capital Territory, the Northern Territory or the Jervis Bay Territory.

Jervis Bay Territory means the Territory referred to in the Jervis Bay Territory Acceptance Act 1915.

justice of the peace includes a justice of the peace for a State or part of a State or for a Territory.

land includes messuages, tenements and hereditaments, corporeal and incorporeal, of any tenure or description, whatever may be the estate or interest in them.

law of the Commonwealth : see section 2H.

Magistrate : see subsections 16C(2) and (3).

Minister or Minister of State means one of the Ministers of State for the Commonwealth.

Note: See also section 19.

modifications , in relation to a law, includes additions, omissions and substitutions.

month : see section 2G.

Northern Territory means the Northern Territory of Australia.

oath includes affirmation, declaration and promise.

Parliament means the Parliament of the Commonwealth.

penalty unit , including in relation to a civil penalty provision, has the meaning given by section 4AA of the Crimes Act 1914.

person : see section 2C.

prescribed means prescribed by the Act or by regulations under the Act.

Proclamation means Proclamation by the Governor-General that is published in the Gazette or entered in the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments established under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003.

record includes information stored or recorded by means of a computer.

regulations means regulations under the Act.

rules of court : see section 2K.

seat of Government means the seat of Government of the Commonwealth.

SES employee has the same meaning as in the Public Service Act 1999.

Sovereign : see section 16.

Standards Australia means Standards Australia Limited (ACN 087 326 690).

State means a State of the Commonwealth.

statutory declaration means a declaration made because of any Act authorising a declaration to be made otherwise than in the course of a judicial proceeding.

Stipendiary Magistrate : see subsection 16C(1).

swear includes affirm, declare and promise.

territorial sea has the same meaning as in the Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973.

Territory , Territory of the Commonwealth , Territory under the authority of the Commonwealth or Territory of Australia means a Territory referred to in section 122 of the Constitution.

United Kingdom means the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

writing includes any mode of representing or reproducing words, figures, drawings or symbols in a visible form.

2C References to persons

(1) In any Act, 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.

(2) Express references in an Act to companies, corporations or bodies corporate do not imply that expressions in that Act, of the kind mentioned in subsection (1), do not include companies, corporations or bodies corporate.

2D References to de facto partners

For the purposes of a provision of an Act that is a provision in which de facto partner has the meaning given by this Act, a person is the de facto partner of another person (whether of the same sex or a different sex) if:

(a) the person is in a registered relationship with the other person under section 2E; or

(b) the person is in a de facto relationship with the other person under section 2F.

2E Registered relationships

For the purposes of paragraph 2D(a), a person is in a registered relationship with another person if the relationship between the persons is registered under a prescribed law of a State or Territory as a prescribed kind of relationship.

2F De facto relationships

(1) For the purposes of paragraph 2D(b), a person is in a de facto relationship with another person if the persons:

(a) are not legally married to each other; and

(b) are not related by family (see subsection (6)); and

(c) have a relationship as a couple living together on a genuine domestic basis.

(2) In determining for the purposes of paragraph (1)(c) whether 2 persons have a relationship as a couple, all the circumstances of their relationship are to be taken into account, including any or all of the following circumstances:

(a) the duration of the relationship;

(b) the nature and extent of their common residence;

(c) whether a sexual relationship exists;

(d) the degree of financial dependence or interdependence, and any arrangements for financial support, between them;

(e) the ownership, use and acquisition of their property;

(f) the degree of mutual commitment to a shared life;

(g) the care and support of children;

(h) the reputation and public aspects of the relationship.

(3) No particular finding in relation to any circumstance mentioned in subsection (2) is necessary in determining whether 2 persons have a relationship as a couple for the purposes of paragraph (1)(c).

(4) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(c), the persons are taken to be living together on a genuine domestic basis if the persons are not living together on a genuine domestic basis only because of:

(a) a temporary absence from each other; or

(b) illness or infirmity of either or both of them.

(5) For the purposes of subsection (1), a de facto relationship can exist even if one of the persons is legally married to someone else or is in a registered relationship (within the meaning of section 2E) with someone else or is in another de facto relationship.

(6) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(b), 2 persons are related by family if:

(a) one is the child (including an adopted child) of the other; or

(b) one is another descendant of the other (even if the relationship between them is traced through an adoptive parent); or

(c) they have a parent in common (who may be an adoptive parent of either or both of them).

For this purpose, disregard whether an adoption is declared void or has ceased to have effect.

(7) For the purposes of subsection (6), adopted means adopted under the law of any place (whether in or out of Australia) relating to the adoption of children.

2G Months

(1) In any Act, month means a period:

(a) starting at the start of any day of one of the calendar months; and

(b) ending:

(i) immediately before the start of the corresponding day of the next calendar month; or

(ii) if there is no such day - at the end of the next calendar month.

Example 1: A month starting on 15 December in a year ends immediately before 15 January in the next year.

Example 2: A month starting on 31 August in a year ends at the end of September in that year (because September is the calendar month coming after August and does not have 31 days).

(2) In any Act, a reference to a period of 2 or more months is a reference to a period:

(a) starting at the start of a day of one of the calendar months (the starting month ); and

(b) ending:

(i) immediately before the start of the corresponding day of the calendar month that is that number of calendar months after the starting month; or

(ii) if there is no such day - at the end of the calendar month that is that number of calendar months after the starting month.

Example 1: A reference to 6 months starting on 15 December in a year is a reference to a period starting on that day and ending immediately before 15 June in the next year.

Example 2: A reference to 6 months starting on 31 October in a year is a reference to a period starting on that day and ending at the end of April in the next year (because April is the calendar month coming sixth after October and does not have 31 days).

2H References to law of the Commonwealth

In any Act, a reference to the law of the Commonwealth, or to a law of the Commonwealth, does not include, and is taken never to have included, a reference to a law in force in a Territory so far as the law is so in force because of an Act providing for the acceptance, administration or government of that Territory.

2J Documents commencing proceedings

A reference in a provision of an Act to any one or more of the following in connection with court proceedings:

(a) a summons;

(b) an information;

(c) a claim;

(d) a complaint;

(e) a declaration;

is taken to include a reference to any document through which proceedings may be instituted in a court.

Note: An example of such a document is a court attendance notice under the Criminal Procedure Act 1986 of New South Wales.

2K Rules of court

(1) In any Act, rules of court , in relation to any court, means rules made by the authority having for the time being power to make rules or orders regulating the practice and procedure of such court.

(2) The power of the authority to make rules of court includes a power to make rules of court for the purpose of any Act which directs or authorises anything to be done by rules of court.

2L References to Australian Standards

In any Act, a reference consisting of the words “Australian Standard” followed by the letters “AS” and a number is a reference to the standard so numbered that is published by, or on behalf of, Standards Australia.

5   Part II (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Part 3 - Commencement of Acts

6   Subsection 3(1)

Repeal the subsection.

Note: The heading to section 3 is replaced by the heading “ When Acts come into operation ”.

7   Subsection 3(2)

Omit “(2) Where an Act, or any instrument (including any rules regulations or by-laws) made granted or issued under a power conferred by an Act,”, substitute “If an Act or a provision of an Act”.

8   After section 3

Insert:

3A Commencement of Acts

(1) This section does not apply to an Act so far as it provides for its commencement.

(2) An Act (other than an Act to alter the Constitution) commences on the 28th day after the day on which that Act receives the Royal Assent.

(3) An Act to alter the Constitution commences on the day on which that Act receives the Royal Assent.

9   Section 4

Repeal the section, substitute:

4 Exercise of powers between enactment and commencement of Act

Application of section

(1) This section applies if an Act is enacted and at a time (the start time ) after its enactment the Act will confer power to make an appointment, or to make an instrument of a legislative or administrative character (including rules, regulations or by-laws), because:

(a) the Act will commence at the start time; or

(b) the Act will be amended at the start time by an Act that has been enacted and that commences at that time.

Exercise of power before start time

(2) The power may be exercised before the start time as if the relevant commencement had occurred.

(3) Anything may be done before the start time for the purpose of enabling the exercise of the power, or of bringing the appointment or instrument into effect, as if the relevant commencement had occurred.

(4) The exercise of a power under subsection (2) does not confer a power or right or impose an obligation on a person before the relevant commencement except so far as is necessary or convenient for the purpose of:

(a) bringing the appointment or instrument into effect; or

(b) bringing the Act conferring power into operation; or

(c) makingthe Act conferring power fully effective at or after the start time.

(5) An appointment, or a provision of an instrument, made under subsection (2) takes effect at the start time or a later time specified in the appointment or instrument.

One instrument may rely on subsection (2) and existing power

(6) To avoid doubt, a single instrument may be made before the start time partly under subsection (2) and partly under a power already conferred by an Act.

Extended application to provisions of an Act

(7) Subsections (1) to (6) also apply in relation to a provision of an Act in the same way as they apply in relation to an Act.

10   Section 5

Repeal the section.

11   Section 6

Omit “King’s” (wherever occurring), substitute “Sovereign’s”.

Note: The heading to section 6 is altered by omitting “ or proclamation ”.

12   Part III (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Part 4 - Amendment, repeal and expiry of Acts

13   Sections 7 to 9

Repeal the sections, substitute:

7 Effect of repeal or amendment of Act

No revival of other Act or part

(1) 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

(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.

Note: 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

(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.

(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.

14   Section 10

Omit “, except so far as the contrary intention appears”.

15   Paragraph 10(b)

Omit “and, where, in connexion with that reference, particular provisions of the repealed Act are referred to, being provisions to which provisions of the re-enacted Act correspond, the reference to those particular provisions shall be construed as including a reference to those corresponding provisions”.

16   At the end of section 10

Add:

; and (c) if a provision of the other Act is repealed and re-enacted (including where the other Act is repealed and re-enacted), with or without modifications, a reference to the repealed provision extends to any corresponding re-enacted provision.

17   Section 10A

Omit “, except so far as the contrary intention appears”.

18   Paragraph 10A(b)

Omit “and, where, in connection with that reference, particular provisions of the repealed law are referred to, being provisions to which provisions of the re-enacted or re-made law correspond, the reference to those particular provisions shall be construed as including a reference to those corresponding provisions”.

19   At the end of section 10A

Add:

; and (c) if a provision of that law is repealed and re-enacted or re-made (including where that law is repealed and re-enacted or re-made), with or without modifications, a reference to the repealed provision extends to any corresponding re-enacted or re-made provision.

20   Section 11

Repeal the section, substitute:

11 Acts may be altered etc. in same session

An Act may be altered, amended or repealed in the same session of Parliament in which it was passed.

11A Inserting definitions into provisions or inserting items into lists or tables

Inserting definitions

(1) If an amending Act inserts a definition in a provision of the Act being amended, but does not specify the position in that provision where it is to be inserted, it is to be inserted in the appropriate alphabetical position, determined on a letter-by-letter basis.

Inserting items into lists or tables

(2) If:

(a) an amending Act inserts an item into a list or table in a provision of the Act being amended, but does not specify the position in the list or table where the item is to be inserted; and

(b) immediately before the insertion, the list or table was arranged alphabetically;

the item is inserted in the appropriate alphabetical position, determined on a letter-by-letter basis.

11B Amending Act to be construed with amended Act

(1) Every Act amending another Act must be construed with the other Act as part of the other Act.

(2) If:

(a) an Act (the amending Act ) amends another Act (the principal Act ); and

(b) a provision (the non-amending provision ) of the amending Act does not amend the principal Act, but relates to an amendment of the principal Act made by another provision of the amending Act; and

(c) a term is used in the non-amending provision that has a particular meaning in the principal Act or in a provision of the principal Act amended or included by the amending Act;

then the term has that meaning in the non-amending provision.

Note: Subsection (2) covers, for example, application, transitional and saving items in a Schedule to an amending Act that relate to amendments of a principal Act made by other items in the Schedule.

(3) Subsection (2) does not limit subsection (1).

21   Part IV (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Part 5 - General interpretation rules

22   Sections 13 to 15

Repeal the sections, substitute:

13 Material that is part of an Act

(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.

(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.

23   Section 15AA

Repeal the section, substitute:

15AA Interpretation best achieving Act’s purpose or object

In interpreting a provision of an Act, the interpretation that would best achieve the purpose or object of the Act (whether or not that purpose or object is expressly stated in the Act) is to be preferred to each other interpretation.

24   Section 15AD

Repeal the section, substitute:

15AD Examples

If an Act includes an example of the operation of a provision:

(a) the example is not exhaustive; and

(b) the example may extend the operation of the provision.

25   Subsections 15B(1) to (3)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

Coastal sea of Australia

(1) An Act is taken to have effect in, and in relation to, the coastal sea of Australia as if that coastal sea were part of Australia.

(2) A reference in an Act to Australia, or to the Commonwealth, is taken to include a reference to the coastal sea of Australia.

Coastal sea of external Territory

(3) An Act that is in force in an external Territory is taken to have effect in, and in relation to, the coastal sea of the Territory as if that coastal sea were part of the Territory.

(3A) A reference in an Act to all or any of the external Territories (whether or not one or more particular Territories are referred to) is taken to include a reference to the coastal sea of any Territory to which the reference relates.

Note: The following heading to subsection 15B(4) is inserted “Definition”.

26   Paragraph 15C(b)

Omit “except so far as the contrary intention appears,”.

27   Part V (heading)

Repeal the heading.

28   Section 16

Omit “unless the contrary intention appears”.

29   Section 16A

Omit “, unless the contrary intention appears,” (wherever occurring).

30   Section 16B

Omit “, unless the contrary intention appears,”.

31   Subsection 16C(2)

Omit “, unless the contrary intention appears,”.

32   Subsection 16C(3)

Omit “Unless the contrary intention appears, a”, substitute “A”.

33   Sections 17, 17AA and 18

Repeal the sections.

34   Section 18A

Omit “, unless the contrary intention appears,”.

35   Section 18B

Repeal the section, substitute:

18B Titles of Chairs and Deputy Chairs

Chair titles

(1) For the purposes of this section, each of the following is a chair title :

(a) Chair;

(b) Chairperson;

(c) Chairman;

(d) Chairwoman.

(2) A person occupying an office that is established by an Act and that has a chair title may choose to be referred to by:

(a) that chair title; or

(b) another chair title; or

(c) any other similar title.

(3) If a person occupying an office that is established by an Act and that has a chair title does not choose to be referred to by a title mentioned in subsection (2), the person may be referred to by the chair title that someone addressing the person considers appropriate.

Deputy chair titles

(4) For the purposes of this section, each of the following is a deputy chair title :

(a) Deputy Chair;

(b) Deputy Chairperson;

(c) Deputy Chairman;

(d) Deputy Chairwoman.

(5) A person occupying an office that is established by an Act and that has a deputy chair title may choose to be referred to by:

(a) that deputy chair title; or

(b) another deputy chair title; or

(c) any other similar title.

(6) If a person occupying an office that is established by an Act and that has a deputy chair title does not choose to be referred to by a title mentioned in subsection (5), the person may be referred to by the deputy chair title that someone addressing the person considers appropriate.

36   Section 18C

Repeal the section.

37   Paragraph 19A(1)(ab)

After “Minister”, insert “(including where there is no longer any such Minister)”.

38   Subsection 19A(1)

Omit “, unless the contrary intention appears,”.

39   Subsection 19A(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(3) If a provision of an Act:

(a) refers to a Department by using the expression “the Department” without specifying which Department is referred to; or

(b) refers to a particular Department (including where there is no longer any such Department);

then the reference is a reference to:

(c) if different Ministers administer the provision in respect of different matters - the Department of State of the Commonwealth that:

(i) deals with the relevant matter; and

(ii) is administered by the Minister or Ministers administering the provision in respect of that matter; or

(d) in any other case - the Department of State of the Commonwealth that:

(i) deals with the matters to which the provision relates; and

(ii) is administered by the Minister or Ministers administering the provision.

40   Subsections 19B(1), (2) and (3)

Omit “on and from the date of the order or such later date as is specified in the order”, substitute “on and after the day specified in the order (which may be a day before the order is made)”.

41   Subsections 19BA(1), (2) and (3)

Omit “on and from the date of the order or such later date as is specified in the order”, substitute “on and after the day specified in the order (which may be a day before the order is made)”.

42   Subsection 19BB(2)

Omit “on and from the date of the order under subsection (1) or such later date as is specified in that order”, substitute “on and after the day specified in the order under subsection (1) (which may be a day before that order is made)”.

43   After section 19BC

Insert:

19BD Validity of acts done by Ministers

If a Minister purports to exercise a power or perform a function or duty that is conferred or imposed on another Minister by an Act, the exercise of that power or the performance of that function or duty is not invalid merely because the power, function or duty is conferred or imposed on the other Minister.

44   Section 20

Omit “unless the contrary intention appears”.

45   Section 20

After “at any time”, insert “hold or”.

46   Section 20

Omit “said”.

47   Subsection 21(1)

Omit “, unless the contrary intention appears”.

48   Sections 22 to 22C

Repeal the sections.

49   Section 23

Omit “, unless the contrary intention appears”.

50   Section 25

Repeal the section.

51   Subsection 25B(1)

Omit “, unless the contrary intention appears”.

52   Subsection 25B(1A)

Omit “, unless the contrary intention appears,”.

53   Subsection 25B(2)

Omit “, unless the contrary intention appears”.

54   Section 25C

Omit “, unless the contrary intention appears,”.

55   Section 25E

Repeal the section.

56   Part VI (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Part 6 - Service of documents

57   Sections 26 to 28

Repeal the sections.

58   Subsection 28A(1)

Omit “, unless the contrary intention appears,”.

59   At the end of subsection 28A(1)

Add:

Note: The Electronic Transactions Act 1999 deals with giving information in writing by means of an electronic communication.

60   Subsection 29(1)

Omit “unless the contrary intention appears”.

61   Subsection 29(1)

Omit “prepaying and posting the document as a letter, and unless the contrary is proved”, substitute “, prepaying and posting the document as a letter and, unless the contrary is proved,”.

62   Part VII (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Part 7 - Powers, functions and duties

63   Subsection 33(1)

After “a power”, insert “or function”.

Note 1: The heading to section 33 is replaced by the heading “ Exercise of powers and performance of functions or duties ”.

Note 2: The following heading to subsection 33(1) is inserted “Powers, functions and duties may be exercised or must be performed as the occasion requires”.

64   Subsection 33(1)

Omit “, unless the contrary intention appears,”.

65   Subsection 33(1)

Omit “duty shall be performed”, substitute “function or duty must be performed”.

66   Subsections 33(2) and (2AA)

Repeal the subsections.

Note 1: The following heading to subsection 33(2A) is inserted “Meaning of may ”.

Note 2: The following heading to subsection 33(2B) is inserted “Powers, functions and duties of bodies not affected by membership vacancies”.

67   Subsection 33(3)

After “instrument” (first occurring), insert “of a legislative or administrative character”.

Note: The following heading to subsection 33(3) is inserted “Power to make instrument includes power to vary or revoke etc. instrument”.

68   Subsection 33(3)

Omit “, unless the contrary intention appears,”.

69   After subsection 33(3)

Insert:

(3AA) If a condition (the ongoing condition ):

(a) must be satisfied before the making, granting or issuing of an instrument; and

(b) is capable of ceasing to be satisfied after the making, granting or issuing of the instrument;

subsection (3) has effect, in relation to the repeal, rescission or revocation of the instrument, as if the reference to like conditions (to the extent that the reference relates to the ongoing condition) were a reference to the ongoing condition ceasing to be satisfied.

Example: A Minister may give a person a written permission if, among other things, the Minister is satisfied the person is of good character.

This condition is capable of ceasing to be satisfied after the giving of the permission.

The Minister may repeal, rescind or revoke the permission in the like manner if the Minister ceases to be satisfied that the person is of good character.

70   Subsection 33(3A)

After “instrument” (first occurring), insert “of a legislative or administrative character”.

Note: The following heading to subsection 33(3A) is inserted “Scope of powers in respect of matters”.

71   After subsection 33(3A)

Insert:

(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.

72   Subsection 33(3B)

After “instrument”, insert “of a legislative or administrative character”.

73   Subsection 33(4)

Omit “, unless the contrary intention appears,” (wherever occurring).

Note: The following heading to subsection 33(4) is inserted “Power to make appointment to an office or place”.

74   Subsection 33(4A)

Repeal the subsection.

Note: The following heading to subsection 33(5) is inserted “Power to make instrument prescribing penalties”.

75   After section 33

Insert:

33AA Power to appoint includes power to reappoint

If an Act confers on a person or body a power to make an appointment, the power is taken to include a power of reappointment.

33AB Validity of things done under appointments under Acts

Anything done by or in relation to a person purporting to act under an appointment (including an acting appointment) under an Act is not invalid merely because:

(a) for any appointment - the occasion for the appointment had not arisen; or

(b) for any appointment - there was a defect or irregularity in connection with the appointment; or

(c) for any appointment - the appointment had ceased to have effect; or

(d) for an acting appointment - the occasion to act had not arisen or had ceased.

76   Subsection 33A(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Acting by operation of law

(2) If a provision of an Act provides for a person to act in a particular office (without the need for an appointment), then, except so far as the Act otherwise provides, while the person is acting in the office:

(a) the person has and may exercise all the powers, and must perform all the functions and duties, of the holder of the office; and

(b) the Act or any other Act applies in relation to the person as if the person were the holder of the office.

(3) Anything done by or in relation to a person purporting to act in the office mentioned in subsection (2) is not invalid merely because the occasion to act had not arisen or had ceased.

Definition

(4) In this section:

office includes a position occupied by an APS employee.

Note 1: The heading to section 33A is replaced by the heading “ Acting in offices or positions ”.

Note 2: The following heading to subsection 33A(1) is inserted “Acting appointments”.

77   At the end of subsection 33B(3)

Add “and to form part of any quorum for the meeting”.

78   Subsection 33B(4)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(4) The members of a body participating in a meeting for which a permission under subsection (2) is in effect may all participate by a means of communication referred to in that subsection.

(5) A meeting for which a permission under subsection (2) is in effect may be held at 2 or more places at the same time.

79   Section 34

After “oath”, insert “or affirmation”.

Note: The heading to section 34 is replaced by the heading “ Power to hear and determine a matter includes power to receive evidence and examine witnesses etc. ”.

80   After section 34

Insert:

34AAA Exercise of powers etc. by holders etc. of offices or positions

If an Act confers a power or function or imposes a duty on a person holding or occupying an office or position as such, then the power may be exercised or the function or duty must be performed by the person for the time being holding or occupying the office or position.

81   Before section 34AA

Insert:

34AAB Minister may authorise others to perform functions or duties or exercise powers on his or her behalf

(1) A Minister (the authorising Minister ) who administers (whether alone or jointly with one or more other Ministers) an Act or a provision of an Act may authorise:

(a) a Minister who does not administer the Act or provision; or

(b) a member of the Executive Council who is not a Minister;

to act on behalf of the authorising Minister in the performance of functions or duties, or the exercise of powers, that the authorising Minister may perform or exercise under the Act or provision.

(2) An authorisation under subsection (1) in relation to an Act or a provision of an Act extends to the performance of functions or duties, or the exercise of powers, that the authorising Minister may perform or exercise under an instrument (including a regulation, rule or Proclamation) having effect under or for the purposes of the Act or provision.

(3) Subject to subsection (4), an authorisation under subsection (1) may be expressed:

(a) to have effect only during a period or periods, or during the existence of a circumstance or circumstances, referred to in the authorisation; or

(b) to take effect immediately, or at a time referred to in the authorisation, and afterwards to continue to have effect until another person is appointed to the office held by the authorising Minister.

(4) An authorisation under subsection (1) may be revoked at any time by the authorising Minister.

(5) An authorisation under subsection (1), and the revocation of such an authorisation, must be in writing.

(6) This section does not affect the giving, under a power existing apart from this section, of an authorisation to a Minister or other member of the Executive Council to act on behalf of another Minister.

82   Section 34AA

After “a function”, insert “, duty”.

Note: The heading to section 34AA is replaced by the heading “ Delegation to persons holding, occupying or performing the duties of an office or position ”.

83   Section 34AA

Omit “, unless the contrary intention appears,”.

84   Section 34AA

After “delegating the function”, insert “, duty”.

85   Section 34AA

After “delegate the function”, insert “, duty”.

86   Section 34AB

Before “Where”, insert “(1)”.

Note: The following heading to subsection 34AB(1) is inserted “General”.

87   Section 34AB

After “delegate a function”, insert “, duty”.

88   Paragraphs 34AB(c) and (d)

After “a function”, insert “, duty”.

89   At the end of section 34AB

Add:

Addition of functions, duties or powers

(2) If:

(a) a person (the delegator ) or body (also the delegator ) delegates all the person’s or body’s functions, duties or powers under an Act, or a provision of an Act, to another person or body; and

(b) the Act is amended to give the delegator one or more additional functions, duties or powers under the Act or provision; and

(c) the delegation is in force immediately before the amendment takes effect;

then, on and after the amendment taking effect, the delegation is taken to include the additional functions, duties or powers.

Alteration of functions, duties or powers

(3) If:

(a) a person or body delegates one or more of the person’s or body’s functions, duties or powers under an Act, or a provision of an Act, to another person or body; and

(b) the Act is amended to alter the scope of one or more of those functions, duties or powers under the Act or provision; and

(c) the delegation is in force immediately before the amendment takes effect;

then, on and after the amendment taking effect, the delegation is taken to include the functions, duties or powers as altered.

90   Section 34A

Repeal the section, substitute:

34A Exercise of powers and performance of functions or duties that depend upon the opinion etc. of delegates

If:

(a) under an Act, a person’s exercise of a power, or a person’s performance of a function or duty, is dependent upon the person’s opinion, belief or state of mind in relation to a matter; and

(b) that power, function or duty has been delegated under that or any other Act;

the delegate may exercise that power, or may perform that function or duty, upon the delegate’s opinion, belief or state of mind in relation to that matter.

91   Part VIII (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Part 8 - Distance, time and age

92   Section 35

Omit “, unless the contrary intention appears,”.

93   Section 36

Repeal the section, substitute:

36 Calculating time

(1) A period of time referred to in an Act that is of a kind mentioned in column 1 of an item in the following table is to be calculated according to the rule mentioned in column 2 of that item:

Calculating periods of time


Item

Column 1
If the period of time:

Column 2
then the period of time:

1

is expressed to occur between 2 days

includes both days.

2

is expressed to begin at, on or with a specified day

includes that day.

3

is expressed to continue until a specified day

includes that day.

4

is expressed to end at, on or with a specified day

includes that day.

5

is expressed to begin from a specified day

does not include that day.

6

is expressed to begin after a specified day

does not include that day.

7

is expressed to end before a specified day

does not include that day.

Example 1: If a claim may be made between 1 September and 30 November, a claim may be made on both 1 September and 30 November.

Example 2: If a permission begins on the first day of a financial year, the permission is in force on that day.

Example 3: If a licence continues until 31 March, the licence is valid up to and including 31 March.

Example 4: If a person’s right to make submissions ends on the last day of a financial year, the person may make submissions on that day.

Example 5: If a variation of an agreement is expressed to operate from 30 June, the variation starts to operate on 1 July.

Example 6: If a decision is made on 2 August and a person has 28 days after the day the decision is made to seek a review of the decision, the 28-day period begins on 3 August.

Example 7: If a person must give a notice to another person at any time during the period of 7 days before the day a proceeding starts and the proceeding starts on 8 May, the notice may be given at any time during the 7-day period starting on 1 May and ending on 7 May.

(2) If:

(a) an Act requires or allows a thing to be done; and

(b) the last day for doing the thing is a Saturday, a Sunday or a holiday;

then the thing may be done on the next day that is not a Saturday, a Sunday or a holiday.

Example: If a person has until 31 March to make an application and 31 March is a Saturday, the application may be made on Monday 2 April.

(3) In this section:

holiday , in relation to the time for doing a thing, means:

(a) a day that is a public holiday in the place in which the thing is to be or may be done; and

(b) if the thing is to be or may be done at a particular office or other place - a day on which the place or office is closed for the whole day.

94   Section 37

Omit “standard or”.

95   At the end of Part VIII

Add:

37A Attainment of particular age

For the purposes of any Act, the time at which a person attains a particular age expressed in years is the commencement of the relevant anniversary of the date of the birth of that person.

96   Part IX (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Part 9 - Citation of Acts

97   At the end of section 38

Add:

(4) An Act passed by the legislature of a Territory may be referred to by the term “Territory Act”.

98   Section 39

Omit “King’s”, substitute “Sovereign’s”.

99   At the end of subsection 40(1)

Add:

; 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.

100   Subsection 40(2)

Omit “or State Act”, substitute “, State Act or Territory Act”.

101   Subsections 40(3) and (4)

Repeal the subsections.

102   Part XI (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Part 10 - Non-legislative instruments and resolutions

103   Subsection 46(1)

Omit “, unless the contrary intention appears”.

104   Paragraphs 46(1)(b) and (c)

After “legislation”, insert “as in force from time to time”.

105   Subsection 46(2)

Omit “subsection (1)”, substitute “this subsection”.

106   Subsection 46(3)

Repeal the subsection (not including the note).

107   Subsection 46AA(1)

Omit “, unless the contrary intention appears,”.

108   Subsection 46AA(2)

Omit “Unless the contrary intention appears, the”, substitute “The”.

109   Section 47

Omit “, unless the contrary intention appears,”.

110   Part XII (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Part 11 - Regulations

Legislative Instruments Act 2003

111   Paragraphs 13(1)(b) and (c)

After “legislation”, insert “as in force from time to time”.

112   Subsection 13(2)

Omit “subsection (1)”, substitute “this subsection”.

113   Subsection 13(3)

Omit “or thing” (wherever occurring).

114   Subsection 13(3)

Omit “or things”.

115   At the end of section 13 (before the note)

Add:

(4) For the purposes of subsection (3), matter includes thing, person and animal.

116   Section 13 (note)

Omit “section 46”, substitute “subsection 33(3AB) and section 46”.

Schedule 2   Consequential amendments

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005

1   At the end of subsection 143M(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

2   Subsection 143M(5)

Repeal the subsection.

3   Subsection 144F(4)

Omit “paragraphs 34AB(a)”, substitute “paragraphs 34AB(1)(a)”.

4   Subsection 144F(5)

Omit “paragraphs 34AB(c)”, substitute “paragraphs 34AB(1)(c)”.

5   Subsection 144L(1)

Omit “(1)”.

6   At the end of subsection 144L(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

7   Subsection 144L(2)

Repeal the subsection.

8   Subsection 144ZP(1)

Omit “(1)”.

9   At the end of subsection 144ZP(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

10   Subsection 144ZP(2)

Repeal the subsection.

11   At the end of subsection 162(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to persons acting as the Indigenous Business Australia Chairperson, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

12   At the end of subsections 162(2) and (3)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

13   Subsection 162(5)

Repeal the subsection.

14   Subsection 172(1)

Omit “(1)”.

15   At the end of subsection 172(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

16   Subsection 172(2)

Repeal the subsection.

17   Subsection 190(3)

Omit “paragraphs 34AB(a)”, substitute “paragraphs 34AB(1)(a)”.

18   Subsection 190(4)

Omit “paragraphs 34AB(c)”, substitute “paragraphs 34AB(1)(c)”.

19   At the end of subsection 192E(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to persons acting as the Indigenous Land Corporation Chairperson, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

20   At the end of subsections 192E(2) and (3)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

21   Subsection 192E(5)

Repeal the subsection.

22   Subsection 192P(1)

Omit “(1)”.

Note: The heading to subsection 192P(1) is deleted.

23   At the end of subsection 192P(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

24   Subsection 192P(2)

Repeal the subsection.

25   Subsection 200C(2) (note 1)

Omit “section 17AA”, substitute “section 2B”.

Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976

26   Section 3AAA (note)

Omit “Paragraph 22(1)(a)”, substitute “Subsection 2C(1)”.

27   Subsection 3AA(1) (note)

Omit “Paragraph 22(1)(a)”, substitute “Subsection 2C(1)”.

28   Subsection 20J(1)

Omit “(1)”.

29   Subsection 20J(1) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

30   Subsection 20J(2)

Repeal the subsection.

31   Subsection 28D(2)

Omit “paragraph 34AB(d)”, substitute “paragraph 34AB(1)(d)”.

Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975

32   Subsection 24M(1)

Omit “(1)”.

33   At the end of subsection 24M(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

34   Subsections 24M(2) and (3)

Repeal the subsections.

Admiralty Act 1988

35   Subsection 41(5)

Repeal the subsection.

Aged Care Act 1997

36   Paragraph 22-5(2)(a)

Omit “*business days”, substitute “business days”.

37   Subsection 39-4(2)

Omit “*business days”, substitute “business days”.

38   Subsection 44-11(1) (paragraph (aa) of the definition of member of a couple )

Omit “section 22B”, substitute “section 2E”.

39   Subparagraph 91-1(1)(a)(ii)

Omit “*business day”, substitute “business day”.

40   Subsection 95A-3(1)

Omit “(1)”.

41   At the end of subsection 95A-3(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

42   Subsection 95A-3(2)

Repeal the subsection.

43   Clause 1 of Schedule 1 (definition of business day )

Repeal the definition.

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemical Products (Collection of Levy) Act 1994

44   Subsection 3(1) (definition of document )

Repeal the definition.

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Act 1994

45   Subsection 3(3)

Omit “subsection 22(3)”, substitute “section 2H”.

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992

46   Section 18 (note)

Omit “subsection 33(4A)”, substitute “section 33AA”.

47   At the end of subsection 43(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

48   Subsection 43(5)

Repeal the subsection.

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994

49   Section 9

Omit “subsection 13(2)”, substitute “subsection 13(1)”.

50   Subsection 3(1) of the Code set out in the Schedule (definition of document )

Repeal the definition.

51   Subparagraph 56D(5)(a)(viii) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Omit “Standards Australia International Limited”, substitute “Standards Australia”.

Air Navigation Act 1920

52   Subsection 11A(4) (definition of Australian citizen )

Repeal the definition.

Airports Act 1996

53   Subsection 71(8)

Omit “Australian Standard AS2021 - 1994”, substitute “Australian Standard AS 2021 - 2000”.

54   Subsection 89(4) (note)

Omit “subsection 46(3)”, substitute “subsection 33(3AB)”.

55   Subsection 91(6)

Omit “Australian Standard AS2021 - 1994”, substitute “Australian Standard AS 2021 - 2000”.

56   Paragraph 100(2)(d)

Omit “the Standards Association of Australia”, substitute “Standards Australia”.

57   Paragraph 107(2)(d)

Omit “the Standards Association of Australia”, substitute “Standards Australia”.

58   Subsection 132(3A)

Omit “the Standards Association of Australia”, substitute “Standards Australia”.

59   Subsection 133(3A)

Omit “the Standards Association of Australia”, substitute “Standards Australia”.

Airports (Transitional) Act 1996

60   Subsection 55(3)

Repeal the subsection.

Air Services Act 1995

61   At the end of subsections 33(1), (3) and (4)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

62   Subsection 33(5)

Repeal the subsection.

63   At the end of subsection 41(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

64   Subsection 41(4)

Repeal the subsection.

A New Tax System (Medicare Levy Surcharge - Fringe Benefits) Act 1999

65   Paragraph 7(1)(a)

Omit “section 22B”, substitute “section 2E”.

Antarctic Treaty (Environment Protection) Act 1980

66   Subsection 3(1) (definition of continental shelf )

Repeal the definition.

Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006

67   Subsection 164(1) (note 1)

Omit “subsection 46(3)”, substitute “subsection 33(3AB)”.

68   Subsection 214(3) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: The AUSTRAC CEO may be reappointed: see section 33AA of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

69   Subsection 221(1)

Omit “(1)”.

70   At the end of subsection 221(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

71   Subsection 221(2)

Repeal the subsection.

72   Paragraph 249(b)

Omit “subsection 46(3)”, substitute “subsection 33(3AB)”.

Anti-Personnel Mines Convention Act 1998

73   Subsection 8(1) (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2)”, substitute “subsection 33(3AB)”.

74   Subsections 13(3) and (4) (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2)”, substitute “subsection 33(3AB)”.

Archives Act 1983

75   Subsection 3(1) (note at the end of the definition of record )

Omit “section 25”, substitute “section 2B”.

76   Subsection 3C(1) (note)

Omit “subsection 46(3)”, substitute “subsection 33(3AB)”.

Auditor-General Act 1997

77   Subsection 56(3) (definition of modifications )

Repeal the definition.

78   At the end of subclause 7(1) of Schedule 1

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

79   Subclause 7(2) of Schedule 1

Repeal the subclause.

80   Subclause 7(3) of Schedule 1 (note)

Repeal the note.

81   Subclause 6(1) of Schedule 2

Omit “(1)”.

82   At the end of subclause 6(1) of Schedule 2

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

83   Subclause 6(2) of Schedule 2

Repeal the subclause.

AusCheck Act 2007

84   Subsection 4(1) (note at the end of the definition of AusCheck staff member )

Omit “section 17AA”, substitute “section 2B”.

85   Subsection 12(1) (note)

Omit “section 17AA”, substitute “section 2B”.

Australia Council Act 1975

86   Subsection 15(1)

Omit “Subject to subsection (2), the”, substitute “The”.

87   At the end of subsection 15(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

88   Subsection 15(2)

Repeal the subsection.

89   At the end of subsection 15(3)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to persons acting as the Chairperson, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

90   Subsections 15(4), (5) and (7)

Repeal the subsections.

91   Subsection 19E(1)

Omit “(1)”.

92   Paragraph 19E(1)(b)

Omit “General Manager;”, substitute “General Manager.”.

93   Subsection 19E(1)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy shall not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

94   At the end of subsection 19E(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

95   Subsections 19E(2) to (6)

Repeal the subsections.

96   Paragraph 28(1)(b)

Omit “Chairperson;”, substitute “Chairperson.”.

97   Subsection 28(1)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy shall not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

98   At the end of subsection 28(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

99   Subsections 28(2) to (4) and (7)

Repeal the subsections.

Australian Astronomical Observatory Act 2010

100   Subsection 9(2) (note 2)

Omit “section 17AA”, substitute “section 2B”.

101   Subsection 10(1)

Omit “(1)”.

102   Subsection 10(1) (note)

Omit “Note”, substitute “Note 1”.

103   Subsection 10(1) (note)

Omit “section 17AA”, substitute “section 2B”.

104   At the end of subsection 10(1)

Add:

Note 2: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

105   Subsection 10(2)

Repeal the subsection.

106   Subsection 15(2) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: An Advisory Committee member may be reappointed: see section 33AA of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983

107   Subsection 19(1)

Omit “(1)”.

108   At the end of subsection 19(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to persons acting as the Chairperson, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

109   Subsections 19(2), (3) and (4)

Repeal the subsections.

110   Paragraph 20(1)(b)

Omit “office;”, substitute “office.”.

111   Subsection 20(1)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy shall not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

112   At the end of subsection 20(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

113   Subsections 20(2), (5), (7) and (9)

Repeal the subsections.

114   At the end of subsection 21(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

115   Subsections 21(4), (5) and (6)

Repeal the subsections.

Australian Bureau of Statistics Act 1975

116   Subsection 15(1)

Omit “, but a person so appointed to act during a vacancy shall not continue so to act for more than 12 months”.

117   At the end of subsection 15(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

118   Subsections 15(2), (3), (5) and (6)

Repeal the subsections.

Australian Capital Territory Government Service (Consequential Provisions) Act 1994

119   Subsection 23(2)

Omit “section 8”, substitute “section 7”.

Australian Capital Territory (Planning and Land Management) Act 1988

120   At the end of subsections 37(1), (2) and (3)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

121   Subsections 37(4) and (5)

Repeal the subsections.

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research Act 1982

122   Subsection 14(1)

Omit “(1)”.

123   Subsection 14(1) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

124   Subsection 14(2)

Repeal the subsection.

125   Subsection 29(1)

Omit “(1)”.

126   Subsection 29(1) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

127   Subsection 29(2)

Repeal the subsection.

Australian Centre for Renewable Energy Act 2010

128   Section 9 (note)

Omit “subsection 33(4A)”, substitute “section 33AA”.

129   At the end of subsection 10(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

130   Subsection 10(2) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

131   Subsection 10(3)

Repeal the subsection.

Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005

132   Paragraph 8(1)(e)

Omit “Standards Australia International Limited”, substitute “Standards Australia”.

133   Paragraph 9(d)

Omit “Standards Australia International Limited”, substitute “Standards Australia”.

134   At the end of subsections 23(1) and (2)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

135   Subsection 23(3)

Repeal the subsection.

136   Subsection 26(1)

Omit “(1)”.

137   At the end of subsection 26(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

138   Subsection 26(2)

Repeal the subsection.

Australian Crime Commission Act 2002

139   Subsection 46(1)

Omit “(1)”.

140   At the end of subsection 46(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

141   Subsection 46(2)

Repeal the subsection.

Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority Act 2008

142   Subsection 14(1) (note)

Omit “subsection 33(4A)”, substitute “section 33AA”.

143   At the end of subsection 15(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to persons acting as the Chair, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

144   Subsections 15(2) and (3)

Repeal the subsections.

145   At the end of subsection 15(4)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

146   Subsection 15(5)

Repeal the subsection.

147   Subsection 25(1) (note)

Omit “subsection 33(4A)”, substitute “section 33AA”.

148   Subsection 26(1)

Omit “(1)”.

149   At the end of subsection 26(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

150   Subsection 26(2)

Repeal the subsection.

Australian Federal Police Act 1979

151   Subsection 18(1)

Omit “, but a person so appointed shall not continue so to act for more than 12 months”.

152   At the end of subsection 18(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

153   Subsections 18(3), (4) and (5)

Repeal the subsections.

Australian Film, Television and Radio School Act 1973

154   At the end of subsection 31(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

155   Subsections 31(3) to (7)

Repeal the subsections.

Australian Hearing Services Act 1991

156   Subsections 8(4), (5), (6), (7) and (8) (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901”, substitute “subsection 13(3) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

157   At the end of subsections 32(1) and (2)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

158   Subsections 32(3) and (4)

Repeal the subsections.

159   Paragraph 48(1)(b)

Omit “office;”, substitute “office.”.

160   Subsection 48(1)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy must not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

161   At the end of subsection 48(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

162   Subsection 48(4)

Repeal the subsection.

Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986

163   At the end of subsections 36(2) and (3)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

164   Subsection 36(10)

Repeal the subsection.

165   Subsection 46J(1)

Omit “(1)”.

166   At the end of subsection 46J(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

167   Subsection 46J(2)

Repeal the subsection.

Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010

168   Subsection 14(4) (note)

Omit “subsection 33(4A)”, substitute “section 33AA”.

169   At the end of subsection 21(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

170   Subsections 21(2) and (4)

Repeal the subsections.

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Act 1989

171   At the end of subsection 18(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to persons acting as the Council Chairperson, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

172   At the end of subsections 18(2) and (5)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

173   Subsection 18(7)

Repeal the subsection.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Act 1987

174   Subsection 9(1)

Omit “(1)”.

175   Paragraph 9(1)(b)

Omit “office;”, substitute “office.”.

176   Subsection 9(1)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy shall not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

177   At the end of subsection 9(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

178   Subsections 9(2) to (7)

Repeal the subsections.

Australian Institute of Marine Science Act 1972

179   Subsection 30(1)

Omit “(1)”.

180   Paragraph 30(1)(b)

Omit “office;”, substitute “office.”.

181   Subsection 30(1)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy shall not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

182   At the end of subsection 30(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

183   Subsections 30(2) to (7)

Repeal the subsections.

Australian Law Reform Commission Act 1996

184   At the end of subsections 13(1) and (2)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

185   Subsection 13(4)

Repeal the subsection.

186   Subsection 14(1)

Omit “(1)”.

187   At the end of subsection 14(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

188   Subsection 14(2)

Repeal the subsection.

Australian Maritime Safety Authority Act 1990

189   At the end of subsections 18(1), (2) and (3)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

190   Subsections 18(5) and (6)

Repeal the subsections.

191   Paragraph 54(1)(b)

Omit “office;”, substitute “office.”.

192   Subsection 54(1)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy must not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

193   At the end of subsection 54(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

194   Subsection 54(4)

Repeal the subsection.

Australian National Maritime Museum Act 1990

195   Subsection 3(1) (definition of continental shelf )

Repeal the definition.

196   At the end of subsections 18(1) and (2)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

197   Subsections 18(3) and (4)

Repeal the subsections.

198   Subsection 38(1)

Omit “(1)”.

199   Paragraph 38(1)(b)

Omit “Director;”, substitute “Director.”.

200   Subsection 38(1)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy shall not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

201   At the end of subsection 38(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

202   Subsection 38(2)

Repeal the subsection.

Australian National University Act 1991

203   Subsection 37(1)

Omit “(1)”.

204   Paragraph 37(1)(b)

Omit “office;”, substitute “office.”.

205   Subsection 37(1)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy may not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

206   At the end of subsection 37(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

207   Subsection 37(2)

Repeal the subsection.

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation Act 1987

208   At the end of subsection 17(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to persons acting as the Chairperson, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

209   Paragraph 17(2)(b)

Omit “Deputy Chairperson;”, substitute “Deputy Chairperson.”.

210   Subsection 17(2)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy shall not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

211   At the end of subsection 17(2)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

212   Subsections 17(3), (4) and (6) to (8)

Repeal the subsections.

213   Paragraph 23(1)(b)

Omit “office;”, substitute “office.”.

214   Subsection 23(1)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy shall not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

215   At the end of subsection 23(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

216   Subsections 23(2), (5), (7) and (8)

Repeal the subsections.

Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority Act 2008

217   Section 15 (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: The CEO may be reappointed: see section 33AA of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

218   Subsection 16(1)

Omit “(1)”.

219   At the end of subsection 16(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

220   Subsection 16(2)

Repeal the subsection.

221   Subsection 34(3) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: An Advisory Council member may be reappointed: see section 33AA of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

222   At the end of subsection 36(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

223   Subsection 36(3)

Repeal the subsection.

224   At the end of subsection 37(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

225   Subsection 37(3)

Repeal the subsection.

226   Subsection 46(2) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: An expert advisory committee member may be reappointed: see section 33AA of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

Australian Passports Act 2005

227   Subparagraph 53(3)(ca)(i)

Omit “section 22B”, substitute “section 2E”.

Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989

228   At the end of subsections 82(1) and (2)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

229   Subsection 82(3)

Repeal the subsection.

230   Subsection 88(1)

Omit “(1)”.

231   At the end of subsection 88(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

232   Subsection 88(3)

Repeal the subsection.

233   Section 90E (definition of business day )

Repeal the definition.

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998

234   At the end of subsections 19(1), (2) and (3)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

235   Subsection 19(5)

Repeal the subsection.

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998

236   Subsection 53(1)

Omit “(1)”.

237   At the end of subsection 53(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

238   Subsection 53(2)

Repeal the subsection.

Australian Research Council Act 2001

239   Subsection 35(1)

Omit “(1)”.

240   At the end of subsection 35(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

241   Subsection 35(2)

Repeal the subsection.

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979

242   Subsection 34G(5) (note 1)

Omit “subsection 46(3)”, substitute “subsection 33(3AB)”.

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Act 2006

243   Section 24B (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: The CEO may be reappointed: see section 33AA of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

244   Subsection 24C(1)

Omit “(1)”.

245   At the end of subsection 24C(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

246   Subsection 24C(2)

Repeal the subsection.

247   Subsection 27(1) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: An Advisory Group member may be reappointed: see section 33AA of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

248   Section 28 (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: An Advisory Group member may be reappointed: see section 33AA of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

249   At the end of subsections 29(1) and (2)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

250   Subsection 29(4)

Repeal the subsection.

251   Section 44 (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: An ADRVP member may be reappointed: see section 33AA of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

252   At the end of subsections 45(1) and (2)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

253   Subsection 45(3)

Repeal the subsection.

254   Subsection 54(1) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: An ASDMAC member may be reappointed: see section 33AA of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

255   Section 55 (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: An ASDMAC member may be reappointed: see section 33AA of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

256   At the end of subsections 56(1) and (2)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

257   Subsection 56(4)

Repeal the subsection.

258   Section 69 (note)

Omit “paragraph 22(1)(a)”, substitute “subsection 2C(1)”.

Australian Sports Commission Act 1989

259   Paragraph 20(1)(b)

Omit “Chairperson;”, substitute “Chairperson.”.

260   Subsection 20(1)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy shall not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

261   At the end of subsection 20(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

262   Paragraph 20(2)(b)

Omit “Deputy Chairperson;”, substitute “Deputy Chairperson.”.

263   Subsection 20(2)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy shall not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

264   At the end of subsection 20(2)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

265   Paragraph 20(3)(b)

Omit “member;”, substitute “member.”.

266   Subsection 20(3)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy shall not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

267   At the end of subsection 20(3)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

268   Subsection 20(4)

Repeal the subsection.

269   Subsection 39(1)

Omit “(1)”.

270   Paragraph 39(1)(b)

Omit “office;”, substitute “office.”.

271   Subsection 39(1)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy shall not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

272   At the end of subsection 39(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

273   Subsection 39(2)

Repeal the subsection.

274   Subsection 54(1)

Omit “and 26”, substitute “, 26 and 39”.

275   Subsection 54(1)

Omit “, 30(1) and 39(1)”, substitute “and 30(1)”.

276   Subsection 54(1)

Omit “subsection 39(1) as that subsection”, substitute “section 39 as that section”.

Australian Trade Commission Act 1985

277   Subsection 56(1)

Omit “(1)”.

278   Subsection 56(1) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

279   Subsection 56(2)

Repeal the subsection.

Australian War Memorial Act 1980

280   Subsection 26(1)

Omit “(1)”.

281   Paragraph 26(1)(b)

Omit “office;”, substitute “office.”.

282   Subsection 26(1)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy shall not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

283   At the end of subsection 26(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

284   Subsections 26(2) to (8)

Repeal the subsections.

Banking Act 1959

285   Subsection 6A(1)

Omit “(1)”.

286   Subsection 6A(1)

Omit “, other than subsection (2),”.

287   Subsection 6A(2)

Repeal the subsection.

288   Subsection 16AG(3) (note)

Omit “subsection 46(3)”, substitute “subsection 33(3AB)”.

Bankruptcy Act 1966

289   At the end of subsections 17(1) and (2)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

290   Subsection 17(7)

Repeal the subsection.

291   Section 185 (definition of insolvent under administration )

Repeal the definition.

Bills of Exchange Act 1909

292   Paragraph 19(2)(d)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(d) The term month in a bill means a period starting at the start of any day of one of the calendar months and ending:

(i) immediately before the start of the corresponding day of the next calendar month; or

(ii) if there is no such day - at the end of the next calendar month.

Broadcasting Services Act 1992

293   Subsection 6(1) (definition of business day )

Repeal the definition.

294   Subsections 146C(1) and (2) (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901”, substitute “subsection 13(3) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

295   Subsections 146CA(1) and (2) (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901”, substitute “subsection 13(3) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

296   Subsection 212B(6) (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901”, substitute “subsection 13(3) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

297   Subclauses 6(9), (10) and (21) of Schedule 4 (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901”, substitute “subsection 13(3) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

298   Subclauses 19(9), (10) and (21) of Schedule 4 (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901”, substitute “subsection 13(3) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

299   Subclause 8(2) of Schedule 5 (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901”, substitute “subsection 13(3) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

300   Subclause 40(5) of Schedule 5 (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901”, substitute “subsection 13(3) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

301   Clause 50 of Schedule 5 (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2)”, substitute “subsection 33(3AB)”.

302   Subclause 60(4) of Schedule 5 (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2)”, substitute “subsection 33(3AB)”.

303   Subclause 60(5) of Schedule 5 (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901”, substitute “subsection 13(3) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

304   Subclauses 91(2), (4) and (5) of Schedule 5 (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901”, substitute “subsection 13(3) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

305   Subclause 3(7) of Schedule 6 (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901”, substitute “subsection 13(3) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

306   Subclause 4(7) of Schedule 6 (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901”, substitute “subsection 13(3) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

307   Subclause 13(8) of Schedule 6 (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901”, substitute “subsection 13(3) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

308   Subclause 15(8) of Schedule 6 (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901”, substitute “subsection 13(3) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

309   Subclause 21(8) of Schedule 6 (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901”, substitute “subsection 13(3) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

310   Subclause 27(1) of Schedule 6 (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901”, substitute “subsection 13(3) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

311   Subclause 27(8) of Schedule 7

Repeal the subclause.

312   Subclause 31(7) of Schedule 7

Repeal the subclause.

313   Clause 55 of Schedule 7 (note)

Omit “subsection 46(3)”, substitute “subsection 33(3AB)”.

Building and Construction Industry Improvement Act 2005

314   Subsection 7(3)

Repeal the subsection.

315   Subsection 16(1)

Omit “(1)”.

316   At the end of subsection 16(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

317   Subsection 16(2)

Repeal the subsection.

Cancer Australia Act 2006

318   Subsection 16(1)

Omit “(1)”.

319   At the end of subsection 16(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

320   Subsection 16(2)

Repeal the subsection.

321   At the end of subsections 29(1) and (2)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

322   Subsection 29(3)

Repeal the subsection.

Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Act 1994

323   Subsection 8B(3) (note)

Omit “section 46 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901”, substitute “subsection 13(3) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

324   Subsection 10(9) (note)

Omit “section 46 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901”, substitute “subsection 13(3) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989

325   Subsection 5(1) (paragraph (c) of the definition of member of a couple )

Omit “section 22B”, substitute “section 2E”.

326   Subsection 5(1) (definition of named month )

Repeal the definition.

327   Subsection 7A(1) (note)

Omit “Subsections (6), (7), (8) and (9)”, substitute “Subsections (5) to (8)”.

328   Subsection 7A(1) (note)

Omit “or definitive”.

329   Paragraph 7A(3)(b)

Omit “named month”, substitute “calendar month”.

330   Subsection 34A(2)

Omit “named month” (wherever occurring), substitute “calendar month”.

331   Paragraphs 34A(3)(b) and (c)

Omit “named month”, substitute “calendar month”.

332   Section 78

Omit “month” (wherever occurring), substitute “calendar month”.

333   Subsection 163A(5) (paragraph (b) of the definition of de facto relationship )

Omit “section 22B”, substitute “section 2E”.

Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988

334   Subsection 4(1) (definition of closing day )

Omit “month” (wherever occurring), substitute “calendar month”.

335   Subsection 4(1) (definition of month )

Repeal the definition.

336   Subsection 26A(3) (example)

Omit “month”, substitute “calendar month or a month”.

337   Subsection 26B(4) (example 2)

Omit “calendar”.

338   Subsection 44(10)

Omit “one month”, substitute “one calendar month or one month”.

339   Section 47

Omit “month” (wherever occurring), substitute “calendar month”.

340   Paragraphs 53(a), (b) and (c)

Omit “month”, substitute “calendar month”.

341   Subsection 65A(3) (example 2)

Omit “calendar”.

342   Subsection 66(1)

Omit “month”, substitute “calendar month”.

343   Subsection 67(1AA)

Omit “month”, substitute “calendar month”.

344   Subsection 71AA(4) (example)

Omit “month” (wherever occurring), substitute “calendar month”.

345   Subsection 76(1)

Omit “each month”, substitute “each calendar month”.

346   Paragraph 76(1)(a)

Omit “the month”, substitute “the calendar month”.

347   Paragraphs 77(a) and (b)

Omit “month”, substitute “calendar month”.

348   Section 78

Omit “month” (wherever occurring), substitute “calendar month”.

Civil Aviation Act 1988

349   Section 55 (note)

Omit “subsection 33(4A)”, substitute “section 33AA”.

350   Subsection 62(1)

Omit “(1)”.

351   At the end of subsection 62(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

352   Subsection 62(2)

Repeal the subsection.

353   Subsection 63(1)

Omit “(1)”.

354   At the end of subsection 63(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

355   Subsection 63(2)

Repeal the subsection.

356   Subsection 74(1) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: The Director may be reappointed: see section 33AA of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

357   Subsection 82(1)

Omit “(1)”.

358   At the end of subsection 82(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

359   Subsection 82(2)

Repeal the subsection.

Civil Aviation (Carriers' Liability) Act 1959

360   Subsection 5(1) (definition of Australian citizen )

Repeal the definition.

361   Subsection 25(2)

Omit “and the provisions of section 8 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 shall apply as if this Part had been repealed by an Act other than this Act”.

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995

362   At the end of subsection 66(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to persons acting as the Director, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

363   At the end of subsection 66(2)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments of the Director, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

364   At the end of subsection 66(3)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments of members, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

365   Subsection 66(4)

Repeal the subsection.

366   At the end of subsection 84(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to persons acting as the Convenor, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

367   At the end of subsection 84(2)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments of the Convenor, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

368   At the end of subsection 84(3)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments of members of the Review Board, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

369   Subsection 84(4)

Repeal the subsection.

COAG Reform Fund Act 2008

370   Subsection 8(1) (note)

Omit “section 17AA”, substitute “section 2B”.

Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave Funding) Act 1992

371   At the end of subsection 31(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to persons acting as the Chairperson, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

372   At the end of subsection 31(2)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

373   Subsection 31(5)

Repeal the subsection.

374   At the end of subsection 32(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

375   Subsection 32(3)

Repeal the subsection.

Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997

376   Section 5 (definition of APS employee )

Repeal the definition.

377   Subsection 33(1)

Omit “(1)”.

378   Subsection 33(2)

Repeal the subsection.

379   Subsection 46(2) (definition of modifications )

Repeal the definition.

380   Saving of regulations

(1) Regulations in force for the purposes of subsection 33(1) of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 immediately before the commencement of this item continue in force on and after that commencement as if they were regulations in force for the purposes of section 33 of that Act.

(2) The amendment made by item 379 does not affect the validity of regulations in force for the purposes of subsection 46(1) of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 immediately before the commencement of that item.

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918

381   Subsection 13(1)

Omit “(1)”.

382   Paragraph 13(1)(b)

Omit “office;”, substitute “office.”.

383   Subsection 13(1)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy shall not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

384   At the end of subsection 13(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

385   Subsections 13(2) to (6)

Repeal the subsections.

386   Subsection 14(1)

Omit “(1)”.

387   Paragraph 14(1)(b)

Omit “office;”, substitute “office.”.

388   Subsection 14(1)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy shall not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

389   At the end of subsection 14(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

390   Subsections 14(2) to (6)

Repeal the subsections.

391   At the end of subsection 19(3)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to persons acting as the Electoral Commissioner, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

392   Subsection 19(5)

Repeal the subsection.

393   Subsection 26(1)

Omit “(1)”.

394   Subparagraph 26(1)(b)(ii)

Omit “Deputy Electoral Commissioner;”, substitute “Deputy Electoral Commissioner.”.

395   Subsection 26(1)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy shall not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

396   At the end of subsection 26(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

397   Subsections 26(2) to (6)

Repeal the subsections.

398   Subsection 27(1)

Omit “(1)”.

399   Paragraph 27(1)(b)

Omit “office;”, substitute “office.”.

400   Subsection 27(1)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy shall not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

401   At the end of subsection 27(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

402   Subsections 27(2) to (6)

Repeal the subsections.

403   At the end of subsection 30(2)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

404   Subsections 30(3) to (5)

Repeal the subsections.

405   At the end of subsection 31(3)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to persons acting as the Australian Electoral Officer for a State, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

406   Subsection 31(4)

Repeal the subsection.

407   Subsection 253(2)

Omit “6 o’clock in the afternoon by standard time”, substitute “6 pm”.

Commonwealth Serum Laboratories Act 1961

408   Subsection 19B(1) (definition of Australian citizen )

Repeal the definition.

Competition and Consumer Act 2010

409   Subsection 4(1) (definition of document )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

document means any record of information, and includes:

(a) anything on which there is writing; and

(b) anything on which there are marks, figures, symbols or perforations having a meaning for persons qualified to interpret them; and

(c) anything from which sounds, images or writings can be reproduced with or without the aid of anything else; and

(d) a map, plan, drawing or photograph.

410   At the end of subsection 11(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

411   Subsection 11(1A)

Repeal the subsection.

412   At the end of subsection 11(2)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to persons acting as the Chairperson, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

413   Subsection 29E(1)

Omit “(1)”.

414   At the end of subsection 29E(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

415   Subsection 29E(2)

Repeal the subsection.

416   At the end of subsections 34(1), (2) and (3)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

417   Subsection 44A(1)

Omit “(1)”.

418   At the end of subsection 44A(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

419   Subsections 44A(2) to (6)

Repeal the subsections.

420   Subsection 44AO(1) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

421   Subsection 44AO(3)

Repeal the subsection.

422   Subsection 44AQ(1) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

423   Subsection 44AS(1) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

424   Subsection 44AS(3)

Repeal the subsection.

425   Section 44AAH (note 1)

Omit “Section 17AA”, substitute “Section 2B”.

426   Paragraph 51(2)(c)

Omit “Standards Australia International Limited”, substitute “Standards Australia”.

427   Subsection 151BUAA(1B) (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901”, substitute “subsection 13(3) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

428   Subsection 151BUA(2) (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2)”, substitute “subsection 33(3AB)”.

429   Subsection 151BUA(6) (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2)”, substitute “subsection 33(3AB)”.

430   Subsection 151BUB(2) (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2)”, substitute “subsection 33(3AB)”.

431   Subsection 151BUC(2) (note 2)

Omit “subsection 46(2)”, substitute “subsection 33(3AB)”.

432   Subsection 151BUD(1) (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901”, substitute “subsection 13(3) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

433   Subsection 151BUD(3) (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901”, substitute “subsection 13(3) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

434   Subsection 151BUDA(2) (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2)”, substitute “subsection 33(3AB)”.

435   Subsection 151BUDB(2) (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2)”, substitute “subsection 33(3AB)”.

436   Subsection 151BUDC(2) (note 2)

Omit “subsection 46(2)”, substitute “subsection 33(3AB)”.

437   Subsections 152AR(4B) and (4C) (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901”, substitute “subsection 13(3) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

438   Paragraph 51(2)(c) of Schedule 1

Omit “Standards Australia International Limited”, substitute “Standards Australia”.

439   Subsection 2(1) of Schedule 2 (definition of document )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

document means any record of information, and includes:

(a) anything on which there is writing; and

(b) anything on which there are marks, figures, symbols or perforations having a meaning for persons qualified to interpret them; and

(c) anything from which sounds, images or writings can be reproduced with or without the aid of anything else; and

(d) a map, plan, drawing or photograph.

440   Paragraph 105(1)(a) of Schedule 2

Omit “Standards Australia International Limited”, substitute “Standards Australia”.

441   Paragraph 135(1)(a) of Schedule 2

Omit “Standards Australia International Limited”, substitute “Standards Australia”.

Coordinator-General for Remote Indigenous Services Act 2009

442   Subsection 19(1) (note)

Omit “subsection 33(4A)”, substitute “section 33AA”.

443   At the end of subsection 20(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

444   Subsection 20(3)

Repeal the subsection.

Copyright Act 1968

445   At the end of subsection 170(7)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

446   Subsection 170(8)

Repeal the subsection.

Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006

447   At the end of subsections 663-25(1) and (2)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

448   Subsection 663-25(3)

Repeal the subsection.

449   Subsection 694-110(3)

Omit “paragraph 34AB(a), (b), (d) or (e)”, substitute “paragraph 34AB(1)(a), (b), (d) or (e), subsection 34AB(2) or (3)”.

450   Section 700-1 (note at the end of the definition of Australia )

Omit “Paragraph 17(a)”, substitute “Section 2B”.

451   Section 700-1 (definition of business day )

Repeal the definition.

452   Section 700-1 (definition of territorial sea )

Repeal the definition.

Crimes Act 1914

453   Subsection 4AAA(1) (note 2)

Omit “paragraph 26(e)”, substitute “section 2B”.

454   Subsection 4AAB(1) (note 2)

Omit “paragraph 26(e)”, substitute “section 2B”.

455   Subsection 15A(1ACA)

Repeal the subsection.

456   At the end of section 25

Add:

(3) In subsection (2):

British possession means any part of the Sovereign’s dominions exclusive of the United Kingdom, and where parts of such dominions are under both a central and a local legislature all parts under the central legislature are, for the purposes of this definition, taken to be one British possession.

Crimes at Sea Act 2000

457   Clause 13 of Schedule 1 (definition of continental shelf )

Repeal the definition.

458   Clause 13 of Schedule 1 (definition of territorial sea )

Repeal the definition.

Criminal Code Act 1995

459   Subsection 100.5(3) of the Criminal Code

Omit “sections 22A, 22B and 22C”, substitute “sections 2D, 2E and 2F”.

460   Section 130.1 of the Criminal Code (note)

Omit “paragraph 22(1)(a)”, substitute “subsection 2C(1)”.

461   Dictionary in the Criminal Code (note at the end of the definition of person)

Omit “paragraph 22(1)(a) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901. That paragraph”, substitute “subsection 2C(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901. That subsection”.

Criminology Research Act 1971

462   Subsection 22(1)

Omit “(1)”.

463   Paragraph 22(1)(b)

Omit “Director;”, substitute “Director.”.

464   Subsection 22(1)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy shall not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

465   At the end of subsection 22(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

466   Subsections 22(2) to (7)

Repeal the subsections.

Cross-Border Insolvency Act 2008

467   Subsection 7(2) (note)

Omit “Paragraph 17(a)”, substitute “Section 2B”.

Customs Act 1901

468   Subsection 4(1) (definition of contiguous zone )

Repeal the definition.

469   Subsection 4(1) (definition of Continental shelf )

Repeal the definition.

470   Subsection 4(1) (definition of exclusive economic zone )

Repeal the definition.

471   Subsection 4(1) (definition of insolvent under administration )

Repeal the definition.

472   Subsection 9(3)

Omit “Paragraph 34AB(c)”, substitute “Paragraph 34AB(1)(c)”.

473   Subsections 71AAAE(1) and (2) (note 2)

Omit “subsection 46(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901”, substitute “subsection 13(3) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

474   Subsection 153ZA(1) (definition of continental shelf )

Repeal the definition.

475   Subsection 153ZIB(1) (definition of continental shelf )

Repeal the definition.

476   Subsection 153ZKB(1) (definition of exclusive economic zone )

Repeal the definition.

477   At the end of subsection 269ZS(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

478   Subsection 269ZS(3)

Repeal the subsection.

Customs Administration Act 1985

479   Subsection 13(1)

Omit “(1)”.

480   At the end of subsection 13(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

481   Subsections 13(2) to (8)

Repeal the subsections.

482   Subsection 14(4)

Omit “Paragraph 34AB(c)”, substitute “Paragraph 34AB(1)(c)”.

Customs Tariff Act 1995

483   Schedule 3 (Section XI, paragraph (b) of Additional Note 1)

Omit “Standards Australia International Limited”, substitute “Standards Australia”.

484   Schedule 3 (Section XI, subparagraph (b)(i) of Additional Note 1)

Omit “AS 2001.4.15”, substitute “Australian Standard AS2001.4.15”.

485   Schedule 3 (Section XI, subparagraph (b)(ii) of Additional Note 1)

Omit “AS 2001.4.21”, substitute “Australian Standard AS2001.4.21”.

486   Schedule 3 (Section XI, paragraph (c) of Additional Note 1)

Omit “Standards Australia International Limited Standard AS 2001.4.1”, substitute “Australian Standard AS2001.4.1”.

Defence Act 1903

487   Subsection 9C(1)

Omit “(1)”.

488   Paragraph 9C(1)(b)

Omit “office;”, substitute “office.”.

489   Subsection 9C(1)

Omit “but an officer appointed to act during a vacancy shall not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

490   At the end of subsection 9C(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

491   Subsection 9C(2)

Repeal the subsection.

492   Subsection 51(1) (definition of continental shelf )

Repeal the definition.

493   Subsection 51(1) (definition of exclusive economic zone )

Repeal the definition.

494   Subsection 51(1) (definition of territorial sea )

Repeal the definition.

495   Paragraph 58P(1)(b)

Omit “office;”, substitute “office.”.

496   Subsection 58P(1)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy shall not continue so toact for more than 12 months.”.

497   At the end of subsection 58P(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

498   Subsections 58P(2) to (7)

Repeal the subsections.

499   Subsection 58X(1)

Omit “(1)”.

500   Paragraph 58X(1)(b)

Omit “office;”, substitute “office.”.

501   Subsection 58X(1)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy shall not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

502   At the end of subsection 58X(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

503   Subsections 58X(2) to (7)

Repeal the subsections.

504   At the end of subsections 61CO(1) and (2)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

505   Subsection 61CO(9)

Repeal the subsection.

506   At the end of subsection 110N(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

507   Subsection 110N(2)

Repeal the subsection.

508   Subsections 110YC(1) and (2) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

509   Subsection 110YC(4)

Repeal the subsection.

Defence Force Discipline Act 1982

510   Subsection 188(1)

Omit “(1)”.

511   Paragraph 188(1)(b)

Omit “office;”, substitute “office.”.

512   Subsection 188(1)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy shall not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

513   At the end of subsection 188(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

514   Subsections 188(2) to (8)

Repeal the subsections.

515   At the end of subsection 188FL(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

516   Subsection 188FL(2)

Repeal the subsection.

517   At the end of subsection 188GP(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

518   Subsection 188GP(2)

Repeal the subsection.

Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Act 1973

519   Paragraph 6A(4)(ba)

Omit “section 22B”, substitute “section 2E”.

Defence Home Ownership Assistance Scheme Act 2008

520   Subsection 80(1) (note)

Omit “section 17AA”, substitute “section 2B”.

521   Subsection 81(1) (note)

Omit “section 17AA”, substitute “section 2B”.

522   Subsection 81(6) (note at the end of the definition of senior employee )

Omit “section 17AA”, substitute “section 2B”.

Defence Housing Australia Act 1987

523   At the end of subsections 23(1), (2) and (2A)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

524   Subsections 23(3) to (9)

Repeal the subsections.

525   Subsection 27(3) (note)

Omit “subsection 33(4A)”, substitute “section 33AA”.

526   Paragraph 54(1)(b)

Omit “office;”, substitute “office.”.

527   Subsection 54(1)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy shall not continue to act as Managing Director for more than 12 months.”.

528   At the end of subsection 54(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

529   Subsections 54(2) to (5) and (7)

Repeal the subsections.

Dental Benefits Act 2008

530   Subsection 41(1) (note)

Omit “section 17AA”, substitute “section 2B”.

531   Subsection 66(1) (note)

Omit “section 17AA”, substitute “section 2B”.

Designs Act 2003

532   Subsection 15(2) (note)

Omit “section 25”, substitute “section 2B”.

Development Allowance Authority Act 1992

533   Subsection 106(1)

Omit “(1)”.

Note: The heading to subsection 106(1) is deleted.

534   At the end of subsection 106(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

535   Subsection 106(5)

Repeal the subsection.

Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1983

536   At the end of subsection 26(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

537   At the end of subsection 26(1A)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to persons acting as the Director, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

538   Subsections 26(2), (4) and (6) to (9)

Repeal the subsections.

539   Paragraph 26A(1)(b)

Omit “office;”, substitute “office.”.

540   Subsection 26A(1)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy must not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

541   At the end of subsection 26A(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

542   Subsection 26A(3)

Repeal the subsection.

Disability Discrimination Act 1992

543   Subsection 4(1) (definition of document )

Repeal the definition.

544   Subsection 120(1)

Omit “(1)”.

545   At the end of subsection 120(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

546   Subsection 120(2)

Repeal the subsection.

Do Not Call Register Act 2006

547   Section 4 (note at the end of the definition of organisation )

Omit “Paragraph 22(1)(a)”, substitute “Subsection 2C(1)”.

Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000

548   Subsection 52(1)

Omit “(1)”.

549   At the end of subsection 52(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

550   Subsection 52(2)

Repeal the subsection.

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

551   Subsection 25A(1) (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901”, substitute “subsection 13(3) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

552   Subsection 28AA(1) (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901”, substitute “subsection 13(3) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

553   Section 170D

Omit “(as defined in section 528)”.

554   Subsection 303FRA(4) (definition of modifications )

Repeal the definition.

555   Subsection 324N(3)

Repeal the subsection.

556   Subsection 341N(3)

Repeal the subsection.

557   Subsection 350(7) (note)

Omit “Section 22”, substitute “Section 2B”.

558   Subsection 380(1A)

Omit “subsection 33(4A)”, substitute “section 33AA”.

559   Subsection 449BB(5)

Repeal the subsection.

560   At the end of subsection 514G(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

561   Subsection 514G(3)

Repeal the subsection.

562   Section 528 (definition of business day )

Repeal the definition.

Environment Protection (Sea Dumping) Act 1981

563   Subsection 4(1) (paragraph (c) of the definition of Australian waters )

Omit “, within the meaning of the Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973,”.

564   Subsection 4(1) (definition of continental shelf )

Repeal the definition.

565   Subsection 4(1) (definition of territorial sea )

Repeal the definition.

Evidence Act 1995

566   After subsection 3(1)

Insert:

(1A) The Dictionary at the end of this Act is part of this Act.

Excise Tariff Act 1921

567   Paragraph 3(6)(b)

Omit “Australian Standard AS/NZS 1960.1:1995”, substitute “Australian Standard AS 1960.1 - 2005”.

568   Schedule (definition of territorial sea )

Repeal the definition.

Export Control Act 1982

569   Section 3 (definition of document )

Repeal the definition.

Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Act 1991

570   At the end of subsection 38(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to persons acting as the Chairperson, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

571   At the end of subsection 38(2)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

572   Subsections 38(4) and (5)

Repeal the subsections.

573   At the end of subsections 39(1) and (2)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

574   Subsection 39(3)

Repeal the subsection.

575   At the end of subsection 79(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to persons acting as the Managing Director, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

576   At the end of subsection 79(2)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

577   Subsections 79(3) and (4)

Repeal the subsections.

Export Market Development Grants Act 1997

578   Subsection 33(2) (note 1)

Omit “section 22”, substitute “section 2B”.

579   Subsection 37(1) (note 1)

Omit “section 22”, substitute “section 2B”.

580   Section 87B (note)

Omit “sections 17 and 22 respectively”, substitute “section 2B”.

581   Subsection 87C(1) (note)

Omit “sections 17 and 22 respectively”, substitute “section 2B”.

582   Subsection 107(1) (note at the end of the definition of person )

Omit “section 22”, substitute “subsection 2C(1)”.

Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009

583   Subsection 343A(3) (note)

Omit “section 17AA”, substitute “section 2B”.

Family Law Act 1975

584   Subsection 38M(1)

Omit “(1)”.

585   At the end of subsection 38M(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

586   Subsections 38M(2) and (3)

Repeal the subsections.

587   Paragraph 60EA(a)

Omit “section 22B”, substitute “section 2E”.

588   Section 90MD (definition of business day )

Repeal the definition.

589   Subsection 114D(1) (note)

Omit “subsection 33(4A)”, substitute “section 33AA”.

590   Subsection 114F(1)

Omit “(1)”.

591   At the end of subsection 114F(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

592   Subsection 114F(2)

Repeal the subsection.

Federal Court of Australia Act 1976

593   Subsection 18M(1)

Omit “(1)”.

594   At the end of subsection 18M(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

595   Subsections 18M(2) and (3)

Repeal the subsections.

596   Subsection 23EG(4) (note)

Repeal the note.

Federal Financial Relations Act 2009

597   Subsection 23(1) (note)

Omit “section 17AA”, substitute “section 2B”.

Federal Magistrates Act 1999

598   Paragraph 9E(7)(ba) of Schedule 1

Omit “section 22B”, substitute “section 2E”.

599   Subclause 10(1) of Schedule 1 (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

600   Subclause 10(2) of Schedule 1

Repeal the subclause.

601   Subclause 9(1) of Schedule 2

Omit “(1)”.

602   Subclause 9(1) of Schedule 2 (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

603   Subclause 9(2) of Schedule 2

Repeal the subclause.

Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997

604   Subsection 58(2) (definition of modifications )

Repeal the definition.

605   Saving of regulations

The amendment made by item 604 does not affect the validity of regulations in force for the purposes of subsection 58(1) of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 immediately before the commencement of that item.

Fisheries Administration Act 1991

606   Subsection 14(1)

Omit “(1)”.

607   At the end of subsection 14(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

608   Subsection 14(2)

Repeal the subsection.

609   Subsection 61(1)

Omit “(1)”.

610   Paragraph 61(1)(b)

Omit “office;”, substitute “office.”.

611   Subsection 61(1)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy must not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

612   At the end of subsection 61(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

613   Subsection 61(2)

Repeal the subsection.

614   Subsection 103(1)

Omit “(1)”.

615   Paragraph 103(1)(b)

Omit “office;”, substitute “office.”.

616   Subsection 103(1)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy must not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

617   At the end of subsection 103(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

618   Subsection 103(2)

Repeal the subsection.

Fisheries Management Act 1991

619   Subsection 4(1) (definition of continental shelf )

Repeal the definition.

620   Subsection 4(1) (definition of exclusive economic zone )

Repeal the definition.

621   Subsection 4(1) (definition of territorial sea )

Repeal the definition.

622   Subsection 128(1)

Omit “(1)”.

623   At the end of subsection 128(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

624   Subsection 128(2)

Repeal the subsection.

625   Subsection 140(1)

Omit “(1)”.

626   At the end of subsection 140(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

627   Subsection 140(2)

Repeal the subsection.

Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991

628   Subsection 112(7) (definition of modifications )

Repeal the definition.

629   At the end of subsections 121(1) and (2)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

630   Subsection 121(3)

Repeal the subsection.

631   Subsection 134(1)

Omit “(1)”.

632   At the end of subsection 134(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

633   Subsection 134(2)

Repeal the subsection.

Foreign Proceedings (Excess of Jurisdiction) Act 1984

634   Subsection 3(1) (definition of document )

Repeal the definition.

Freedom of Information Act 1982

635   Subsection 47J(1) (note)

Omit “section 22”, substitute “subsection 2C(1)”.

Fringe Benefits Tax (Application to the Commonwealth) Act 1986

636   Subsection 4(1)

Omit “(1)”.

637   Subsection 4(2)

Repeal the subsection.

638   Subsection 5(1)

Omit “(1)”.

639   Subsection 5(2)

Repeal the subsection.

640   Saving of regulations

(1) Regulations in force for the purposes of subsection 4(1) of the Fringe Benefits Tax (Application to the Commonwealth) Act 1986 immediately before the commencement of this item continue in force on and after that commencement as if they were regulations in force for the purposes of section 4 of that Act.

(2) Regulations in force for the purposes of subsection 5(1) of the Fringe Benefits Tax (Application to the Commonwealth) Act 1986 immediately before the commencement of this item continue in force on and after that commencement as if they were regulations in force for the purposes of section 5 of that Act.

Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986

641   Subsection 135T(4)

Repeal the subsection.

642   Subsection 136(1) (definition of business day )

Repeal the definition.

Future Fund Act 2006

643   Section 5 (note at the end of the definition of person )

Omit “paragraph 22(1)(a)”, substitute “subsection 2C(1)”.

644   Subsection 38(2) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: A Board member may be reappointed: see section 33AA of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

645   Subsection 40(2) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: A Board member may be reappointed: see section 33AA of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

646   At the end of subsections 46(1) and (2)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

647   Subsection 46(4)

Repeal the subsection.

648   Subsection 83A(1) (note)

Omit “section 17AA”, substitute “section 2B”.

649   Subsection 83B(1) (note)

Omit “section 17AA”, substitute “section 2B”.

Gene Technology Act 2000

650   Subsection 121(1)

Omit “(1)”.

651   At the end of subsection 121(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

652   Subsection 121(2)

Repeal the subsection.

Governance of Australian Government Superannuation Schemes Act 2011

653   Subsection 36(6)

Omit “paragraphs 34AB(a)”, substitute “paragraphs 34AB(1)(a)”.

654   Subsection 36(7)

Omit “paragraphs 34AB(c)”, substitute “paragraphs 34AB(1)(c)”.

Governor-General Act 1974

655   Paragraph 2B(4)(ba)

Omit “section 22B”, substitute “section 2E”.

656   Subsection 12(1)

Omit “(1)”.

657   Paragraph 12(1)(b)

Omit “Official Secretary;”, substitute “Official Secretary.”.

658   Subsection 12(1)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy shall not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

659   At the end of subsection 12(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

660   Subsections 12(2) to (7)

Repeal the subsections.

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975

661   Subsection 3(1) (definition of continental shelf )

Repeal the definition.

662   Subsection 3(1) (definition of exclusive economic zone )

Repeal the definition.

663   Subsection 3(1) (definition of territorial sea )

Repeal the definition.

664   Paragraph 15(1)(b)

Omit “office;”, substitute “office.”.

665   Subsection 15(1)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy shall not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

666   At the end of subsection 15(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

667   Subsection 15(2)

Repeal the subsection.

668   Paragraph 15(3)(b)

Omit “office;”, substitute “office.”.

669   Subsection 15(3)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy shall not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

670   At the end of subsection 15(3)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

671   Subsections 15(4), (6) and (7)

Repeal the subsections.

Health and Other Services (Compensation) Act 1995

672   Section 46 (note)

Omit “section 25”, substitute “section 2B”.

Health Insurance Act 1973

673   Section 46A (note at the end of the definition of Australian Immunisation Handbook )

Omit “ the Government Printer see paragraph 17(n)”, substitute “ Government Printer see section 2B”.

674   Subsection 106ZE(1)

Omit “(1)”.

675   At the end of subsection 106ZE(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

676   Subsection 106ZE(2)

Repeal the subsection.

677   At the end of subsection 106ZPH(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

678   Subsections 106ZPH(5) and (6)

Repeal the subsections.

679   Subsection 124F(4A) (note)

Omit “subsection 46(3)”, substitute “subsection 33(3AB)”.

Health Workforce Australia Act 2009

680   At the end of subsections 13(1) and (2)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

681   Subsection 13(4)

Repeal the subsection.

682   At the end of subsection 28(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

683   Subsection 28(4)

Repeal the subsection.

Hearing Services Administration Act 1997

684   Subsection 5(3) (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901”, substitute “subsection 13(3) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976

685   Subsection 2(4)

Omit “, and section 8 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 has effect as if this Act, to the extent that it so ceases to apply, had been repealed on that date by another Act”.

686   Subsections 2(7) and (9B)

Omit “and, where such a Proclamation is made, section 8 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 has effect as if this Act, to the extent that it is so declared to cease to apply, had been repealed by another Act on the date specified in the Proclamation”.

687   Subsection 3(1) (definition of continental shelf )

Repeal the definition.

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936

688   Section 102AAB (paragraph (a) of the definition of de facto relationship )

Omit “section 22B”, substitute “section 2E”.

689   Subsection 109CA(6) (note)

Omit “paragraph 22(1)(c)”, substitute “section 2B”.

690   Paragraph 251R(2)(a)

Omit “section 22B”, substitute “section 2E”.

691   Subsection 264A(23)

Omit “section 25”, substitute “the definition of document in section 2B”.

692   Subsection 317(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of de facto relationship )

Omit “section 22B”, substitute “section 2E”.

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

693   Subsection 230-335(1) (note)

Omit “section 25”, substitute “section 2B”.

694   Subsection 960-50(7)

Omit “For this purpose, modifications includes additions, omissions and substitutions.”.

695   Subsection 974-50(4) (definition of year )

Omit “calendar”.

696   Subsection 995-1(1) (note at the end of the definition of foreign law )

Omit “paragraph 22(1)(f)”, substitute “section 2B”.

697   Subsection 995-1(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of spouse )

Omit “section 22B”, substitute “section 2E”.

Independent Contractors Act 2006

698   Subsection 42(5)

Repeal the subsection.

Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Act 2010

699   Subsection 20(1)

Omit “(1)”.

700   Subsection 20(1) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

701   Subsection 20(2)

Repeal the subsection.

Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989

702   Subsection 97(1)

Omit “(1)”.

703   Paragraph 97(1)(b)

Omit “office;”, substitute “office.”.

704   Subsection 97(1)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy is not to continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

705   At the end of subsection 97(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

706   Subsection 97(2)

Repeal the subsection.

707   Subsection 105(3)

Repeal the subsection.

Industry Research and Development Act 1986

708   At the end of subsections 17(1), (2) and (3)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

709   Subsections 17(4) to (9)

Repeal the subsections.

710   Subsection 22A(1)

Omit “paragraph 34AB(b)”, substitute “paragraph 34AB(1)(b)”.

Infrastructure Australia Act 2008

711   Section 9 (note)

Omit “subsection 33(4A)”, substitute “section 33AA”.

712   At the end of subsection 10(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

713   Subsection 10(2) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

714   Subsection 10(3)

Repeal the subsection.

715   Section 30 (note)

Omit “subsection 33(4A)”, substitute “section 33AA”.

716   Subsection 31(1)

Omit “(1)”.

717   Subsection 31(1) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

718   Subsection 31(2)

Repeal the subsection.

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986

719   Paragraph 6A(1)(b)

Omit “office;”, substitute “office.”.

720   Subsection 6A(1)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy must not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

721  At the end of subsection 6A(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

722   Subsection 6A(3)

Repeal the subsection.

Inspector-General of Taxation Act 2003

723   Subsection 29(1)

Omit “(1)”.

724   At the end of subsection 29(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

725   Subsection 29(2)

Repeal the subsection.

Inspector of Transport Security Act 2006

726   Section 3 (definition of territorial sea )

Repeal the definition.

727   Subsection 29(1)

Omit “(1)”.

728   At the end of subsection 29(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

729   Subsection 29(2)

Repeal the subsection.

Insurance Act 1973

730   Subsection 78(2) (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2)”, substitute “subsection 33(3AB)”.

731   Subsection 93(10)

Omit “and thereupon:”, substitute “. APRA must then cause notice that this section has ceased to have effect to be published in the Gazette.”.

732   Paragraphs 93(10)(a) and (c)

Repeal the paragraphs.

Intelligence Services Act 2001

733   At the end of subsections 24(1) and (2)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

734   Subsection 24(3)

Repeal the subsection.

Interactive Gambling Act 2001

735   Section 4 (definition of business day )

Repeal the definition.

736   Subsection 24(5) (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901”, substitute “subsection 13(3) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

737   Section 30 (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2)”, substitute “subsection 33(3AB)”.

738   Subsection 37(4) (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2)”, substitute “subsection 33(3AB)”.

739   Subsection 37(5) (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901”, substitute “subsection 13(3) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

International Air Services Commission Act 1992

740   At the end of subsections 48(1) and (2)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

741   Subsection 48(3)

Repeal the subsection.

Interstate Road Transport Charge Act 1985

742   Subsection 5(2) (note)

Omit “paragraph 22(1)(e)”, substitute “section 2B”.

Judges' Pensions Act 1968

743   Paragraph 4AB(4)(ba)

Omit “section 22B”, substitute “section 2E”.

Judiciary Act 1903

744   Subsection 55Z(1)

Omit “(1)”.

745   At the end of subsection 55Z(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

746   Subsection 55Z(2)

Repeal the subsection.

Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006

747   Subsection 175(2) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: The Integrity Commissioner may be reappointed: see section 33AA of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

748   Subsection 177(1) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

749   Subsection 177(3)

Repeal the subsection.

750   Subsection 187(1) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

751   Subsection 187(3)

Repeal the subsection.

Law Officers Act 1964

752   At the end of subsection 11(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

753   Subsection 11(3)

Repeal the subsection.

754   Subsection 11(4)

Repeal the subsection.

Life Insurance Act 1995

755   Subsection 16ZC(4)

Repeal the subsection.

Liquid Fuel Emergency Act 1984

756   Subsection 3(1) (definition of document )

Repeal the definition.

Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Act 2003

757   Section 10 (definition of continental shelf )

Repeal the definition.

758   Section 10 (definition of exclusive economic zone )

Repeal the definition.

759   Section 10 (definition of territorial sea )

Repeal the definition.

Medical Indemnity Act 2002

760   Subsection 34F(4)

Omit “calendar”.

Migration Act 1958

761   Subsection 5(1) (definition of continental shelf )

Repeal the definition.

762   Section 245A (definition of contiguous zone )

Repeal the definition.

763   At the end of subsection 404(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

764   Subsections 404(2) and (8)

Repeal the subsections.

765   At the end of subsection 469(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

766   Subsections 469(2) and (8)

Repeal the subsections.

767   Subsection 503A(9) (note at the end of the definition of gazetted agency )

Omit “subsection 13(3) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 or subsection 46(3)”, substitute “subsection 33(3AB)”.

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004

768   Subsection 5(1) (paragraph (ba) of the definition of partner )

Omit “section 22B”, substitute “section 2E”.

769   Section 360

Omit “Part VII”, substitute “Part 7”.

770   Subsection 366(2) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

771   Subsection 367(2) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

772   Section 368

Repeal the section.

Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989

773   Paragraph 7A(a)

Omit “Standards Australia International Limited”, substitute “Standards Australia”.

National Blood Authority Act 2003

774   Subsection 10(1) (note 2)

Omit “section 25”, substitute “section 2B”.

775   Subsection 10(3) (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901”, substitute “subsection 13(3) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

776   At the end of subsections 17(1) and (2)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

777   Subsection 17(4)

Repeal the subsection.

778   Subsection 29(1)

Omit “(1)”.

779   At the end of subsection 29(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

780   Subsection 29(2)

Repeal the subsection.

National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009

781   Subsection 5(1) (note at the end of the definition of Australia )

Omit “Paragraph 17(a)”, substitute “Section 2B”.

782   Subsection 5(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of insolvent )

Omit “(within the meaning of the Corporations Act 2001)”.

783   Subsection 18(2)

Omit “subsection 22(3)”, substitute “section 2H”.

784   Subsection 204(1) of Schedule 1 (paragraph (a) of the definition of insolvent )

Omit “within the meaning of the Corporations Act 2001”.

National Film and Sound Archive Act 2008

785   At the end of subsection 12(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to persons acting as the Chair, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

786   Subsections 12(2) and (3)

Repeal the subsections.

787   At the end of subsections 12(4) and (5)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

788   Subsection 12(6)

Repeal the subsection.

789   Subsection 23(1)

Omit “(1)”.

790   At the end of subsection 23(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

791   Subsection 23(2)

Repeal the subsection.

National Gallery Act 1975

792   Subsection 31(1)

Omit “(1)”.

793   Paragraph 31(1)(b)

Omit “office;”, substitute “office.”.

794   Subsection 31(1)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy shall not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

795   At the end of subsection 31(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

796   Subsections 31(2) to (7)

Repeal the subsections.

National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007

797   Section 7 (definition of exclusive economic zone )

Repeal the definition.

National Health Act 1953

798   Subsection 4(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of de facto partner )

Omit “section 22B”, substitute “section 2E”.

799   Paragraph 99D(1)(b)

Omit “Chairperson;”, substitute “Chairperson.”.

800   Subsection 99D(1)

Omit “but a person appointed so to act during a vacancy shall not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

801   At the end of subsection 99D(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

802   Subsections 99D(2), (3), (5) and (6)

Repeal the subsections.

803   Paragraph 99E(1)(b)

Omit “duties;”, substitute “duties.”.

804   Subsection 99E(1)

Omit “but a person appointed so to act during a vacancy shall not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

805   At the end of subsection 99E(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

806   Subsections 99E(2), (3), (5) and (6)

Repeal the subsections.

National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992

807   Subsection 41(5) (note)

Omit “subsection 33(4A)”, substitute “section 33AA”.

808   At the end of subsection 42(2)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

809   Subsection 42(4)

Repeal the subsection.

810   Subsection 51(1) (note)

Omit “Paragraph 22(1)(a)”, substitute “Subsection 2C(1)”.

National Health Security Act 2007

811   Subsection 3(1) (definition of Australian citizen )

Repeal the definition.

812   Subsection 3(1) (definition of business day )

Repeal the definition.

National Library Act 1960

813   Subsection 11(1)

Omit “(1)”.

814   Paragraph 11(1)(b)

Omit “office;”, substitute “office.”.

815   Subsection 11(1)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy shall not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

816   At the end of subsection 11(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

817   Subsections 11(2) to (7)

Repeal the subsections.

818   Paragraph 17J(1)(b)

Omit “Director-General;”, substitute “Director-General.”.

819   Subsection 17J(1)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy shall not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

820   At the end of subsection 17J(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

821   Subsections 17J(2) to (7)

Repeal the subsections.

National Measurement Act 1960

822   Subsection 18B(1)

Omit “(1)”.

823   At the end of subsection 18B(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

824   Subsection 18B(2)

Repeal the subsection.

National Museum of Australia Act 1980

825   Subsection 3(1) (definition of appoint )

Repeal the definition.

826   Paragraph 3(2)(b)

Omit “, within the meaning of the Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973,”.

827   At the end of subsection 20(9)

Add:

Note: Section 33B of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 provides for participation in meetings by telephone etc.

828   Subsections 20(10) to (12)

Repeal the subsections.

829   Paragraph 29(1)(b)

Omit “office;”, substitute “office.”.

830   Subsection 29(1)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy shall not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

831   At the end of subsection 29(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

832   Subsections 29(2) to (6), (8) and (9)

Repeal the subsections.

National Transport Commission Act 2003

833   At the end of subsection 22(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to persons acting as the Chair, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

834   At the end of subsections 22(2), (3) and (4)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

835   Subsection 22(8)

Repeal the subsection.

National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011

836   Subsection 4(2)

Omit “subsection 22(3)”, substitute “section 2H”.

National Water Commission Act 2004

837   Subsection 11(1) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: A Commissioner may be reappointed: see section 33AA of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

838   Subsection 12(1)

Omit “(1)”.

839   Subsection 12(1) (note 2)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note 2: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

840   Subsection 12(2)

Repeal the subsection.

841   Subsection 25(1) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: The CEO may be reappointed: see section 33AA of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

842   Subsection 26(1)

Omit “(1)”.

843   Subsection 26(1) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

844   Subsection 26(2)

Repeal the subsection.

845   Section 34 (note 1)

Omit “Section 17AA”, substitute “Section 2B”.

Nation-building Funds Act 2008

846   Section 4 (note at the end of the definition of person )

Omit “paragraph 22(1)(a)”, substitute “subsection 2C(1)”.

847   Subsection 122(1) (note)

Omit “section 17AA”, substitute “section 2B”.

848   Subsection 122(3) (note)

Omit “section 17AA”, substitute “section 2B”.

849   Section 123 (note)

Omit “section 17AA”, substitute “section 2B”.

850   Subsection 124(1) (note)

Omit “section 17AA”, substitute “section 2B”.

851   Subsection 125(1) (note)

Omit “section 17AA”, substitute “section 2B”.

852   Subsection 126(1) (note)

Omit “section 17AA”, substitute “section 2B”.

853   Subsection 127(1) (note)

Omit “section 17AA”, substitute “section 2B”.

854   Subsection 170(3) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: A member of the EIF Advisory Board may be reappointed: see section 33AA of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

855   Subsection 207(1) (note)

Omit “section 17AA”, substitute “section 2B”.

856   Subsection 207(3) (note)

Omit “section 17AA”, substitute “section 2B”.

857   Section 208 (note)

Omit “section 17AA”, substitute “section 2B”.

858   Subsection 209(1) (note)

Omit “section 17AA”, substitute “section 2B”.

859   Subsection 210(1) (note)

Omit “section 17AA”, substitute “section 2B”.

860   Subsection 245(3) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: A member of the HHF Advisory Board may be reappointed: see section 33AA of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

861   Subsection 275(1) (note)

Omit “section 17AA”, substitute “section 2B”.

862   Subsection 275(3) (note)

Omit “section 17AA”, substitute “section 2B”.

863   Section 276 (note)

Omit “section 17AA”, substitute “section 2B”.

864   Subsection 277(1) (note)

Omit “section 17AA”, substitute “section 2B”.

Native Title Act 1993

865   Subsection 106A(1)

Omit “A person appointed to act during a vacancy is not to continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

866   At the end of subsection 106A(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

867   Subsection 106A(3)

Repeal the subsection.

868   Section 203FI (note 1)

Omit “section 17AA”, substitute “section 2B”.

Navigation Act 1912

869   Subsection 6(1) (definition of exclusive economic zone )

Repeal the definition.

870   Subsection 295A(2)

Omit “section 8”, substitute “subsection 7(2)”.

871   Subsection 295A(2)

Omit “another”, substitute “an”.

872   Subsection 295B(2)

Omit “section 8”, substitute “subsection 7(2)”.

873   Subsection 295B(2)

Omit “another”, substitute “an”.

Northern Territory Acceptance Act 1910

874   Preamble

Omit “Constitution Act”, substitute “Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act”.

Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards) Act 1987

875   Subsection 50(1)

Omit “(1)”.

876   At the end of subsection 50(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

877   Subsections 50(2) to (8)

Repeal the subsections.

Offshore Minerals Act 1994

878   Subsection 390(2) (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2)”, substitute “subsection 33(3AB)”.

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006

879   Subsection 66(1) (note)

Omit “section 17AA”, substitute “section 2B”.

880   Subsection 67(1) (note 1)

Omit “section 17AA”, substitute “section 2B”.

881   Subsection 68(5) (note)

Omit “section 17AA”, substitute “section 2B”.

882   Subsection 72(1) (note 1)

Omit “section 17AA”, substitute “section 2B”.

883   Subsection 656(3) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: A Board member may be reappointed: see section 33AA of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

884   Subsection 658(2) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: A Board member may be reappointed: see section 33AA of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

885   At the end of subsections 664(1) and (2)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

886   Subsection 664(3)

Repeal the subsection.

887   Subsection 665(5) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: The CEO may be reappointed: see section 33AA of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

888   Subsection 674(1)

Omit “(1)”.

889   At the end of subsection 674(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

890   Subsection 674(2)

Repeal the subsection.

891   Subsection 750(2) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: An expert advisory committee member may be reappointed: see section 33AA of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

892   Subsection 778(1) (note)

Omit “section 17AA”, substitute “section 2B”.

Olympic Insignia Protection Act 1987

893   Section 23 (definition of continental shelf )

Repeal the definition.

Ombudsman Act 1976

894   Paragraph 29(1)(b)

Omit “office;”, substitute “office.”.

895   Subsection 29(1)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy shall not continue so to act for more than12 months.”.

896   At the end of subsection 29(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

897   Paragraph 29(1A)(b)

Omit “Deputy Ombudsman;”, substitute “Deputy Ombudsman.”.

898   Subsection 29(1A)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy shall not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

899   At the end of subsection 29(1A)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

900   Subsections 29(2), (4), (5), (6), (8) and (9)

Repeal the subsections.

Paid Parental Leave Act 2010

901   Section 6 (subparagraph (a)(i) of the definition of insolvent )

Omit “(within the meaning of the Corporations Act 2001)”.

Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Act 1948

902   Paragraph 4B(4)(ba)

Omit “section 22B”, substitute “section 2E”.

Parliamentary Counsel Act 1970

903   At the end of subsections 15(1) and (2)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

904   Subsection 15(8)

Repeal the subsection.

Patents Act 1990

905   Section 7 (note 1)

Omit “section 25”, substitute “section 2B”.

906   Schedule 1 (definition of Australian continental shelf )

Omit “, within the meaning of the Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973,”.

907   Schedule 1 (note at the end of the definition of prior art base )

Omit “section 25”, substitute “section 2B”.

Payment Systems and Netting Act 1998

908   Section 5 (paragraph (b) of the definition of external administration )

Omit “within the meaning of the Corporations Act 2001”.

Petroleum Resource Rent Tax Assessment Act 1987

909   Subsection 2D(4) (definition of year )

Omit “calendar”.

910   Subsection 36B(5) (note)

Omit “section 17AA”, substitute “section 2B”.

Port Statistics Act 1977

911   Section 3 (definition of document )

Repeal the definition.

Primary Industries and Energy Research and Development Act 1989

912   At the end of subsection 85(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

913   Subsections 85(2) and (3)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

(2) The appointment of a person under subsection (1) ceases to have effect if the person resigns the appointment by writing delivered to the Chairperson.

Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999

914   Subclause 5(6) of Schedule 21

Repeal the subclause.

Privacy Act 1988

915   Subsection 6C(1) (note at the end of the definition of organisation )

Omit “subsection 46(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901”, substitute “subsection 13(3) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

916   Subsection 6E(1) (note 2)

Omit “subsection 46(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901”, substitute “subsection 13(3) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

917   Subsection 6E(2) (note 2)

Omit “subsection 46(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901”, substitute “subsection 13(3) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

918   Subsection 6E(3) (definition of modifications )

Repeal the definition.

Note: The heading to subsection 6E(3) is replaced by the heading “Definition”.

919   Subsection 6F(1) (note 2)

Omit “subsection 46(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901”, substitute “subsection 13(3) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

920   Subsection 6F(2)

Repeal the subsection.

921   Subsection 7A(5)

Repeal the subsection.

922   Subsection 80G(1) (definition of Australian citizen )

Repeal the definition.

Private Health Insurance Act 2007

923   Subsection 34-25(3)

Omit “*Australian citizen”, substitute “Australian citizen”.

924   Subparagraph 37-5(aa)(i)

Omit “*Australian citizen”, substitute “Australian citizen”.

925   Subsection 253-10(1)

Omit “(1)”.

926   At the end of subsection 253-10(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

927   Subsection 253-10(2)

Repeal the subsection.

928   Subsection 270-10(1)

Omit “(1)”.

929   Paragraph 270-10(1)(b)

Omit “office;”, substitute “office.”.

930   Subsection 270-10(1)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy must not continue to act for more than 12 months.”.

931   At the end of subsection 270-10(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

932   Subsection 270-10(2)

Repeal the subsection.

933   Clause 1 of Schedule 1 (definition of Australian citizen )

Repeal the definition.

Productivity Commission Act 1998

934   At the end of subsection 32(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to persons acting as the Chair, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

935   At the end of subsections 32(2) and (3)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

936   Subsection 32(4)

Repeal the subsection.

Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986

937   Subsection 3(1) (definition of continental shelf )

Repeal the definition.

938   Subsection 3(1) (definition of territorial sea )

Repeal the definition.

Protection of the Sea (Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage) Act 2008

939   Section 3 (definition of exclusive economic zone )

Repeal the definition.

Protection of the Sea (Harmful Anti-fouling Systems) Act 2006

940   Section 3 (definition of Australian shipping facility )

Omit “(within the meaning of the Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973)”.

Protection of the Sea (Powers of Intervention) Act 1981

941   Subsection 3(1) (definition of exclusive economic zone )

Repeal the definition.

942   Subsection 3(1) (definition of territorial sea )

Repeal the definition.

943   Subsection 10(8) (definition of continental shelf )

Repeal the definition.

Public Lending Right Act 1985

944   Subsection 13(1)

Omit “(1)”.

945   Paragraph 13(1)(b)

Omit “Chairperson;”, substitute “Chairperson.”.

946   Subsection 13(1)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy shall not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

947   At the end of subsection 13(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

948   Subsections 13(2) to (7)

Repeal the subsections.

949   Paragraph 14(1)(b)

Omit “member;”, substitute “member.”.

950   Subsection 14(1)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy shall not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

951   At the end of subsection 14(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

952   Subsections 14(2) to (7)

Repeal the subsections.

Public Service Act 1999

953   Subsection 48(1)

Omit “(1)”.

954   At the end of subsection 48(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

955   Subsection 48(2)

Repeal the subsection.

956   Subsection 55(1)

Omit “(1)”.

957   At the end of subsection 55(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

958   Subsection 55(2)

Repeal the subsection.

959   Subsection 62(1)

Omit “(1)”.

960   At the end of subsection 62(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

961   Subsection 62(2)

Repeal the subsection.

962   Subsection 69(1)

Omit “(1)”.

963   At the end of subsection 69(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

964   Subsection 69(2)

Repeal the subsection.

Qantas Sale Act 1992

965   Subsection 7(7) (definition of Australian citizen )

Repeal the definition.

Quarantine Act 1908

966   Subsection 5(1) (definition of Continental Shelf )

Repeal the definition.

967   Subsection 6(3) (note)

Omit “paragraph 17(a)”, substitute “section 2B”.

Racial Discrimination Act 1975

968   At the end of subsection 36(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

969   Subsection 36(6)

Repeal the subsection.

Radiocommunications Act 1992

970   Subsection 118PD(1) (note 1)

Omit “subsection 46(3)”, substitute “subsection 33(3AB)”.

971   Section 118QA (definition of business day )

Repeal the definition.

972   Paragraphs 163(2)(a) and (b)

Omit “Standards Australia International Limited”, substitute “Standards Australia”.

Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984

973   At the end of subsection 5(2)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

974   Subsections 5(3) to (5)

Repeal the subsections.

975   Subsection 78(2)

Omit “6 o’clock in the afternoon by standard time”, substitute “6 pm”.

Registration of Deaths Abroad Act 1984

976   Subsection 6(1)

Omit “(1)”.

977   Paragraph 6(1)(b)

Omit “office;”, substitute “office.”.

978   Subsection 6(1)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy shall not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

979   At the end of subsection 6(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

980   Subsections 6(2) to (7)

Repeal the subsections.

Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973

981   Subsection 3(1) (definition of President )

Omit “subsection 4A(1)”, substitute “section 4A”.

982   Subsection 4A(1)

Omit “(1)”.

983   Paragraph 4A(1)(b)

Omit “office;”, substitute “office.”.

984   Subsection 4A(1)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy shall not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

985   At the end of subsection 4A(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

986   Subsections 4A(2) to (6)

Repeal the subsections.

Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000

987   Subsection 5(1) (definition of document )

Repeal the definition.

988   At the end of subsection 148(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

989   Subsection 148(2)

Repeal the subsection.

990   Subsection 148(3) (note)

Repeal the note.

Reserve Bank Act 1959

991   Subsection 6A(1)

Omit “(1)”.

992   Subsection 6A(1)

Omit “, other than subsection (2) of this section,”.

993   Subsection 6A(2)

Repeal the subsection.

Retirement Savings Accounts Act 1997

994   Paragraph 20(2)(a)

Omit “section 22B”, substitute “section 2E”.

Rural Adjustment Act 1992

995   At the end of subsections 15(1) and (2)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

996   Subsections 15(3) and (5)

Repeal the subsections.

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988

997   At the end of subsection 79(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to persons acting as the Chief Executive Officer, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

998   Subsection 79(3)

Repeal the subsection.

999   Paragraph 79(4)(b)

Omit “office;”, substitute “office.”.

1000   Subsection 79(4)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy shall not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

1001   At the end of subsection 79(4)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1002   Subsection 79(5)

Repeal the subsection.

1003   Subsection 89J(1)

Omit “(1)”.

1004   At the end of subsection 89J(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1005   Subsection 89J(2)

Repeal the subsection.

1006   Subsections 89R(2) and (3)

Omit “paragraph 34AB(b)”, substitute “paragraph 34AB(1)(b)”.

Safe Work Australia Act 2008

1007   Subsection 11(1) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: The Chair may be reappointed: see section 33AA of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1008   Subsection 12(1) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1009   Subsection 12(3)

Repeal the subsection.

1010   Section 13 (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: The person may be reappointed: see section 33AA of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1011   Subsection 14(1) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: The person may be reappointed: see section 33AA of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1012   Subsection 15(1) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: The person may be reappointed: see section 33AA of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1013   Subsection 16(1) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: The person may be reappointed: see section 33AA of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1014   Subsection 17(2) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: The voting member may be reappointed: see section 33AA of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1015   Subsection 50(1) (note)

Repeal the note.

1016   Subsection 50(3) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: The CEO may be reappointed: see section 33AA of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1017   Subsection 51(1)

Omit “(1)”.

Note: The heading to subsection 51(1) is deleted.

1018   Subsection 51(1) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1019   Subsection 51(2)

Repeal the subsection.

Science and Industry Research Act 1949

1020   Subsection 10G(1)

Omit “(1)”.

1021   At the end of subsection 10G(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1022   Subsections 10G(2) to (8)

Repeal the subsections.

Screen Australia Act 2008

1023   At the end of subsection 12(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to persons acting as the Chair, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1024   Subsections 12(2) and (3)

Repeal the subsections.

1025   At the end of subsections 12(4) and (5)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1026   Subsection 12(6)

Repeal the subsection.

1027   Subsection 23(1)

Omit “(1)”.

1028   At the end of subsection 23(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1029   Subsection 23(2)

Repeal the subsection.

Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992

1030   Subsection 113(1)

Omit “(1)”.

1031   At the end of subsection 113(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1032   Subsection 113(2)

Repeal the subsection.

1033   Subsection 125(5)

Omit “paragraph 34AB(b)”, substitute “paragraph 34AB(1)(b)”.

Sex Discrimination Act 1984

1034   Subsection 4(1) (definition of document )

Repeal the definition.

1035   Subsection 103(1)

Omit “(1)”.

1036   At the end of subsection 103(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1037   Subsection 103(7)

Repeal the subsection.

Shipping Registration Act 1981

1038   Subsection 51(1)

Omit “(1)”.

1039   Paragraph 51(1)(b)

Omit “office;”, substitute “office.”.

1040   Subsection 51(1)

Omit “and may at any time terminate such an appointment.”.

1041   At the end of subsection 51(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1042   Subsections 51(2) to (5)

Repeal the subsections.

1043   Subsection 83(4)

Repeal the subsection.

Skills Australia Act 2008

1044   Section 10 (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: The member may be reappointed: see section 33AA of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1045   At the end of subsection 11(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1046   Subsection 11(2) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1047   Subsection 11(3)

Repeal the subsection.

1048   Subsection 25(3) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: A member of a committee may be reappointed: see section 33AA of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

Small Superannuation Accounts Act 1995

1049   Section 4 (paragraph (a) of the definition of spouse )

Omit “section 22B”, substitute “section 2E”.

Snowy Hydro Corporatisation Act 1997

1050   Subsection 52(3)

Repeal the subsection.

Social Security Act 1991

1051   Subparagraph 4(2)(aa)(i)

Omit “section 22B”, substitute “section 2E”.

1052   Subsection 10B(2) (definition of insolvent under administration )

Repeal the definition.

1053   Paragraph 24(1A)(a)

Omit “section 22B”, substitute “section 2E”.

1054   Subparagraphs 1067C(1)(aa)(i) and (2)(aa)(i)

Omit “section 22B”, substitute “section 2E”.

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999

1055   At the end of subclauses 6(1) and (2) of Schedule 3

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1056   At the end of subclauses 7(1) and (2) of Schedule 3

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1057   Subclause 9(1) of Schedule 3

Omit “(1)”.

1058   Subclause 9(2) of Schedule 3

Repeal the subclause.

Spam Act 2003

1059   Section 4 (note at the end of the definition of organisation )

Omit “Paragraph 22(1)(a)”, substitute “Subsection 2C(1)”.

Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991

1060   At the end of subsection 24(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to persons acting as the Chairperson, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1061   At the end of subsections 24(2) and (3)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1062   Subsection 24(6)

Repeal the subsection.

1063   Paragraph 33(1)(b)

Omit “office;”, substitute “office.”.

1064   Subsection 33(1)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy must not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

1065   At the end of subsection 33(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1066   Subsection 33(4)

Repeal the subsection.

Special Prosecutors Act 1982

1067   Subsection 16(1)

Omit “(1)”.

1068   At the end of subsection 16(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1069   Subsections 16(2) to (5)

Repeal the subsections.

Student Assistance Act 1973

1070   Subsection 343(1) (note)

Omit “paragraph 22(1)(a)”, substitute “subsection 2C(1)”.

1071   Subsection 344(1) (note)

Omit “paragraph 22(1)(a)”, substitute “subsection 2C(1)”.

1072   Subsection 345(1) (note)

Omit “paragraph 22(1)(a)”, substitute “subsection 2C(1)”.

Submarine Cables and Pipelines Protection Act 1963

1073   Subsection 5(2) (definition of exclusive economic zone )

Repeal the definition.

Superannuation Act 1976

1074   Paragraph 8A(4)(ba)

Omit “section 22B”, substitute “section 2E”.

1075   Subsection 24(1)

Omit “(1)”.

1076   Paragraph 24(1)(b)

Omit “Commissioner;”, substitute “Commissioner.”.

1077   Subsection 24(1)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy shall not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

1078   At the end of subsection 24(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1079   Subsections 24(2) to (7)

Repeal the subsections.

1080   Subsection 27Q(4)

Omit “paragraphs 34AB(a)”, substitute “paragraphs 34AB(1)(a)”.

1081   Subsection 27Q(5)

Omit “paragraphs 34AB(c)”, substitute “paragraphs 34AB(1)(c)”.

Superannuation Act 1990

1082   Subsection 28A(3)

Omit “paragraphs 34AB(a)”, substitute “paragraphs 34AB(1)(a)”.

1083   Subsection 28A(4)

Omit “paragraphs 34AB(c)”, substitute “paragraphs 34AB(1)(c)”.

Superannuation Act 2005

1084   Subsection 4(1) (definition of modifications )

Repeal the definition.

1085   Subsection 28(5)

Omit “paragraphs 34AB(a)”, substitute “paragraphs 34AB(1)(a)”.

1086   Subsection 28(6)

Omit “paragraphs 34AB(c)”, substitute “paragraphs 34AB(1)(c)”.

Superannuation (Government Co-contribution for Low Income Earners) Act 2003

1087   Subsection 54(3) (paragraph (a) of the definition of spouse )

Omit “section 22B”, substitute “section 2E”.

Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992

1088   Subsection 5(5) (definition of modifications )

Repeal the definition.

1089   Subsection 6(1) (definition of month )

Repeal the definition.

1090   Subsection 27(2)

Omit “month”, substitute “calendar month”.

Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993

1091   Subsection 10(1) (definition of business day )

Repeal the definition.

1092   Subsection 10(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of spouse )

Omit “section 22B”, substitute “section 2E”.

1093   Subsection 15B(3)

Repeal the subsection.

1094   Paragraph 129(3)(c) (note)

Omit “subsection 46(3)”, substitute “subsection 33(3AB)”.

1095   Subsection 129(3AA)

Repeal the subsection.

Superannuation (Resolution of Complaints) Act 1993

1096   Subsection 4B(4) (definition of modifications )

Repeal the definition.

1097   At the end of subsections 54(1), (1A), (2) and (2A)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1098   Subsection 54(3)

Repeal the subsection.

Surveillance Devices Act 2004

1099   Subsection 41(1) (definition of contiguous zone )

Repeal the definition.

1100   Subsection 41(1) (definition of territorial sea )

Repeal the definition.

1101   Subsection 44(1) (subparagraph (d)(iii) of the definition of protected information )

Omit “(within the meaning of section 41)”.

Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Act 2001

1102   Subsection 14(1)

Omit “(1)”.

1103   At the end of subsection 14(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1104   Subsection 14(2)

Repeal the subsection.

1105   At the end of subsections 42(1) and (2)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1106   Subsection 42(3)

Repeal the subsection.

Tax Agent Services Act 2009

1107   Section 60-30 (note)

Omit “subsection 33(4A)”, substitute “section 33AA”.

1108   After section 80-1

Insert:

80-2 What does not form part of this Act

Tables of Subdivisions and tables of sections do not form part of this Act.

Taxation Administration Act 1953

1109   At the end of subsections 6B(1) and (2)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1110   Subsections 6B(3) to (5) and (8) to (10)

Repeal the subsections.

1111   Subsection 850-100(5) in Schedule 1 (note 1)

Omit “subsection 46(3)”, substitute “subsection 33(3AB)”.

Tax Laws Amendment (2009 Measures No. 6) Act 2010

1112   Item 26 of Schedule 2 (heading)

Omit “ section 8 ”, substitute “ section 7 ”.

1113   Item 26 of Schedule 2

Omit “section 8”, substitute “section 7”.

Telecommunications Act 1997

1114   Subsection 11(5) (definition of continental shelf )

Repeal the definition.

1115   Subsection 87(4) (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901”, substitute “subsection 13(3) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

1116   Subsection 95(1) (note)

Omit “subsection46(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901”, substitute “subsection 13(3) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

1117   Subsection 96(1) (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901”, substitute “subsection 13(3) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

1118   Paragraph 377(1)(a)

Omit “Standards Australia International Limited”, substitute “Standards Australia”.

1119   Paragraphs 378(2)(a) and (b)

Omit “Standards Australia International Limited”, substitute “Standards Australia”.

1120   Paragraph 381(1)(a)

Omit “Standards Australia International Limited”, substitute “Standards Australia”.

1121   Paragraphs 382(2)(a) and (b)

Omit “Standards Australia International Limited”, substitute “Standards Australia”.

1122   Paragraph 385(1)(a)

Omit “Standards Australia International Limited”, substitute “Standards Australia”.

1123   Paragraphs 386(2)(a) and (b)

Omit “Standards Australia International Limited”, substitute “Standards Australia”.

1124   Paragraphs 405(2)(a) and (b)

Omit “Standards Australia International Limited”, substitute “Standards Australia”.

1125   Paragraphs 422(2)(a) and (b)

Omit “Standards Australia International Limited”, substitute “Standards Australia”.

1126   Subsection 531C(1) (note)

Omit “subsection 46(3)”, substitute “subsection 33(3AB)”.

1127   Section 531M (note 1)

Omit “section 17AA”, substitute “section 2B”.

1128   Subsection 531N(4) (note)

Omit “section 17AA”, substitute “section 2B”.

1129   Clause 31 of Schedule 1 (definition of business day )

Repeal the definition.

1130   Clause 2 of Schedule 3 (definition of business day )

Repeal the definition.

1131   Subclause 6(3) of Schedule 3 (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901”, substitute “subsection 13(3) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

1132   Subclause 27(8) of Schedule 3 (note)

Omit “section 46”, substitute “subsection 33(3AB)”.

1133   Subclauses 44(4) and (5) of Schedule 3 (note)

Omit “section 46 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901”, substitute “subsection 13(3) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

1134   Subclause 46(1) of Schedule 3 (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901”, substitute “subsection 13(3) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

1135   Subclause 2(1) of Schedule 3A (definition of continental shelf )

Repeal the definition.

1136   Subclause 2(1) of Schedule 3A (definition of exclusive economic zone )

Repeal the definition.

Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999

1137   Subsection 158V(1)

Omit “(1)”.

1138   At the end of subsection 158V(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1139   Subsection 158V(2)

Repeal the subsection.

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979

1140   Subsection 203(1) (note 2)

Omit “subsection 46(3)”, substitute “subsection 33(3AB)”.

Telecommunications (Numbering Charges) Act 1997

1141   Subsection 15(2) (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901”, substitute “subsection 13(3) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

1142   Subsection 22(3) (note)

Omit “subsection 46(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901”, substitute “subsection 13(3) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

Terrorism Insurance Act 2003

1143   Section 3 (note at the end of the definition of Australia )

Omit “paragraph 17(a) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 (which”, substitute “section 2B of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 (which provides that in any Act Australia ”.

1144   Subsection 14(1)

Omit “(1)”.

1145   At the end of subsection 14(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1146   Subsection 14(2)

Repeal the subsection.

1147   At the end of subsections 27(1) and (2)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1148   Subsection 27(3)

Repeal the subsection.

Textile, Clothing and Footwear Investment and Innovation Programs Act 1999

1149   Section 4 (definition of business day )

Repeal the definition.

Therapeutic Goods Act 1989

1150   Subparagraph 10(2)(a)(vii)

Omit “the Standards Australia International Limited”, substitute “Standards Australia”.

1151   Subsection 32CB(1) (note 1)

Omit “subsection 46(3)”, substitute “subsection 33(3AB)”.

1152   Subsection 32CD(1) (note)

Omit “subsection 46(3)”, substitute “subsection 33(3AB)”.

1153   Subsection 38(2B) (note 1)

Omit “subsection 46(3)”, substitute “subsection 33(3AB)”.

1154   Subsection 40B(4) (note 1)

Omit “subsection 46(3)”, substitute “subsection 33(3AB)”.

1155   Paragraph 41CC(2)(a)

Omit “Standards Australia International Limited”, substitute “Standards Australia”.

1156   Paragraph 41DD(2)(a)

Omit “Standards Australia International Limited”, substitute “Standards Australia”.

Tourism Australia Act 2004

1157   Subsection 16(1) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: For rules that apply to persons acting as the Chair, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1158   At the end of subsections 16(2) and (3)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1159   Subsection 16(4)

Repeal the subsection.

1160   Subsection 47(1)

Omit “(1)”.

1161   Subsection 47(1) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1162   Subsection 47(2)

Repeal the subsection.

Trade Marks Act 1995

1163   Section 6A (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: For example, a period of 3 months from an event on 30 September ends on 30 December under this rule.

1164   Subsection 215(7) (note)

Omit “Section 28A”, substitute “Subsection 28A(1)”.

Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003

1165   Subsection 13A(2) (note)

Omit “subsection 33(4A)”, substitute “section 33AA”.

1166   At the end of subsection 13AH(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1167   Subsection 13AH(3)

Repeal the subsection.

1168   Subsection 63B(3) (note)

Omit “section 17AA”, substitute “section 2B”.

1169   Subsection 63C(2) (note)

Omit “section 17AA”, substitute “section 2B”.

Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986

1170   Subparagraph 5E(2)(aa)(i)

Omit “section 22B”, substitute “section 2E”.

War Graves Act 1980

1171   Subsection 10(1)

Omit “(1)”.

1172   Paragraph 10(1)(b)

Omit “office;”, substitute “office.”.

1173   Subsection 10(1)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy shall not continue so to act for more than 12 months.”.

1174   At the end of subsection 10(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1175   Subsections 10(2) to (7)

Repeal the subsections.

Water Act 2007

1176   Subsection 178(1) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: An Authority member may be reappointed: see section 33AA of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1177   Subsection 179(2) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: An Authority member may be reappointed: see section 33AA of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1178   At the end of subsections 180(1A), (1) and (2)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1179   Subsection 180(5)

Repeal the subsection.

1180   Subsection 201A(1) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: The Chair of the Basin Officials Committee may be reappointed: see section 33AA of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1181   At the end of subsection 201B(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1182   Subsection 201B(5)

Repeal the subsection.

1183   Subsection 204(1) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: An appointee may be reappointed: see section 33AA of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

Wheat Export Marketing Act 2008

1184   Section 5 (definition of business day )

Repeal the definition.

1185   Subsection 32(1) (note 1)

Omit “subsection 46(3)”, substitute “subsection 33(3AB)”.

1186   Subsection 41(1) (note)

Omit “subsection 33(4A)”, substitute “section 33AA”.

1187  Section 42 (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note: A WEA member may be reappointed: see section 33AA of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1188   At the end of subsection 43(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1189   Subsection 43(3)

Repeal the subsection.

1190   Subsection 57(1) (note)

Omit “section 17AA”, substitute “section 2B”.

Wine Australia Corporation Act 1980

1191   Subsection 29J(1)

Omit “(1)”.

1192   Paragraph 29J(1)(b)

Omit “Presiding Member;”, substitute “Presiding Member.”.

1193   Subsection 29J(1)

Omit “but a person appointed to act during a vacancy shall not continue to act for more than 12 months.”.

1194   At the end of subsection 29J(1)

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1195   Subsections 29J(2) to (8)

Repeal the subsections.

1196   Subclause 3(1) of the Schedule

Omit “(1)”.

1197   At the end of subclause 3(1) of the Schedule

Add:

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

1198   Subclause 3(2) of the Schedule

Repeal the subclause.

Schedule 3  

1   Application - general

Subject to this Schedule, the amendments and repeals made by Schedule 1 apply, on and after the commencement of Schedule 1, in relation to Acts enacted before, on or after that commencement.

2   Transitional - Gazette

The reference to the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette in the definition of Gazette in section 2B of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 includes a reference to the Australian Government Gazette published during the period commencing on 1 July 1973 and ending immediately before 1 July 1977.

3   Application and saving - commencement

(1) The amendments made by items 8 and 10 of Schedule 1 apply in relation to Acts receiving the Royal Assent on or after the commencement of those items.

(2) The amendment made by item 9 of Schedule 1 does not affect the validity of the exercise of a power, or the validity of anything done, in accordance with section 4 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 before the commencement of that item.

4   Application - effect of repeal or amendment of Act

The amendment made by item 13 of Schedule 1 applies to repeals, amendments, expiries, lapses, cessations, abrogations, limitations and exclusions occurring on or after the commencement of that item.

5   Application - Acts applying in coastal sea

The amendment made by item 25 of Schedule 1 applies in relation to Acts enacted before, on or after the commencement of that item.

6   Saving - Ministerial authorisations

Despite the repeal of section 18C of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 made by Schedule 1, that section, as in force immediately before the commencement of this item, continues to apply on and after that commencement in relation to an authorisation in effect under that section immediately before that repeal.

7   Saving - registered relationships

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.

8   Application - delegations

The amendment made by item 89 of Schedule 1 applies in relation to alterations or additions that are made on or after the commencement of that item (regardless of whether the delegation referred to in paragraph 34AB(2)(a) or (3)(a) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901, as inserted by this Act, is made before, on or after that commencement).

9   Saving - previous interpretation preserved

The amendments made by items 63, 65, 67, 69, 70, 71, 72, 80, 82, 84, 85, 87, 88, 90, 104, 111, 113, 114 and 115 of Schedule 1 do not affect by implication the interpretation of:

(a) subsection 33(1), (2), (3), (3A) or (3B) or 46(1) or (3) or section 34AA, 34AB or 34A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901; or

(b) subsection 13(1) or (3) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003;

at a time before the commencement of those items.

10   Saving - appointments

The amendments made by Schedule 2 do not affect the validity of an appointment that was made under an Act before the commencement of this item and that was in force immediately before that commencement.

11   Transitional regulations

The Governor-General may make regulations prescribing matters of a transitional nature (including prescribing any saving or application provisions) relating to the amendments and repeals made by Schedules 1 and 2.