Acts Interpretation Act 1901
Where, by an Act or a law of a Territory, provision is made requiring or permitting the presentation (however expressed) of a paper to the Parliament or to both Houses, or to each or either House, of the Parliament, it is sufficient compliance with the provision, in relation to a House, if:
(a) the paper is presented in that House in accordance with the rules or orders of the House or, if, under the rules or orders of the House, papers are deemed to be presented to the House if they are delivered to the Clerk of the House and recorded in the records of the proceedings of the House, the paper is so delivered and recorded;
(b) where the provision provides for a specified person to present the paper or to cause the paper to be presented - that person, or any other person who could by virtue of this Act or of any other Act, or of a law of a Territory, act in the place of that person, makes or causes to be made, as the case may be, the presentation or the delivery of the paper referred to in the last preceding paragraph; and
(c) where the provision specifies a period within which the paper is to be presented - the presentation, or the delivery and recording, of the paper referred to in paragraph (a) takes place within that period. 34B(1A) [Deemed presentation]
For the purposes of an Act or a law of a Territory that refers to papers presented (however the presentation is described) to the Parliament or to both Houses, or to each or either House, of the Parliament:
(a) presentation of a paper in a House of the Parliament in accordance with the rules or orders of the House; or
(b) if, under the rules or orders of a House of the Parliament, papers are to be deemed to be presented to the House if they are delivered to the Clerk of the House and recorded in the records of the proceedings of the House - such a delivery and recording of a paper;
shall be deemed to have been presentation of the paper to that House, as described in that Act or law, effected or caused by the person who so presented or delivered the paper or caused the paper to be so presented or delivered.34B(2) [``paper'']
(a) an ordinance, rule, regulation or by-law;
(b) a report; and
(c) any other document or instrument whatsoever.
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