House of Representatives

Statute Law Revision Bill 2005

Revised Explanatory Memorandum

(Circulated by the authority of the Attorney-General, the Honourable Philip Ruddock MP)
This Memorandum takes account of amendments made by the Senate to the Bill as introduced.

General outline and financial impact

General Outline

The main purpose of this Bill is to correct technical errors that have occurred in Acts as a result of drafting and clerical mistakes. The Bill also removes references to bodies that no longer exist and updates references to bodies that have been succeeded by other bodies. The corrections are desirable in order to improve the quality of the text of Commonwealth legislation and, in particular, to facilitate the publication of consolidated versions of Acts by the Attorney-General's Department and by private publishers of legislation. None of the corrections makes any change to the substance of the law.

Financial Impact

The Bill will have no financial impact.


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