Acts of the parliament of englandcommonwealth first period. Acts interpretation act 1901 sect 2c references to persons 1 in any act, expressions used to denote persons generally such as person, party, someone. For example, section 15aa of the act directs courts to prefer an interpretation that gives effect to the purpose and policy of the act. The acts interpretation act 1954 qld 10 requires a statement of reasons to. Section 331 of the acts interpretation act 1901 says. Jan 01, 2014 31 use of masculine gender in enactments passed or made before commencement of this act.
The act applies only to australian legislation, with each state and the. The provisions displayed in this version of the legislation have all commenced. Preceded by the reign of charles i and followed by the protectorate of oliver cromwell. Pdf versions of this legislation produced from 23 september 20 are authorised by the queensland parliamentary counsel. The state of tasmania the department of premier and cabinet 2020 ver. An act for consolidating certain acts relating to the interpretation of acts of parliament, and for further shortening and interpreting the language used in acts of parliament. Displayed here are links to compilations of the principal, the most current at the top of the list. Act or act of parliament means a law enacted by the parliament of botswana or any law of an authority formerly exercising authority to make laws for the territory or any part of the territory comprised in botswana. Amendments to the commonwealth acts interpretation act anna lehane and robert orr the acts interpretation act 1901 cth was recently amended by the acts interpretation amendment act 2011 cth the 2011 amendment act, which commenced on 27 december 2011. Express references in an act to companies, corporations or bodies corporate do not imply that expressions in that act, of the kind. It may take some diligent study to understand this scripture, but the truth is there because god has preserved it.
Interpretation act 1987 as at 28 november 2018 act 15. The acts specified in the schedule to this act are repealed to the extent in such schedule indicated. A better title would be acts abbreviation, which is how lord broughams act was described in the rubric of that statute of 1850. Interpretation 5 a01 8ofl%8, 3of m, ist april, 2968.
This talk will identify these powers in the commonwealth acts interpretation act and the act legislation act and will consider the way in which they can be exercised. Construction of acts to be subject to constitution 15aa. See the latest administrative arrangement order or view the. Some states have acts interpretations acts interpretation act wa 1984 which are laws instructing judges on how to interpret other acts. Old laws may need to be reinterpreted to fit new developments eg. This act may be cited as the interpretation act 2011. Page 1 national legislation doalosola united nations asdf proclamation of 26 july 1994, under section 10b seas and submerged lands act 1973 and section 4 of the acts interpretation act 1901.
Interpretation and general provisions 9 issue 1 commonwealth citizen means a person who has the status of a commonwealth citizen by virtue of section 95 of the constitution and of any act or order making provision for the purposes of that section. The power thus given was unusual, and one that should not be given except under special. Jul 01, 2016 this act is like a dictionary and manual to use when reading and interpreting commonwealth acts and instruments made under commonwealth acts. In seeking to understand the true meaning of acts 2. Note for the application of this act to statutory instruments, see the. Decision writing and statement of reasons office of the. Part 2 numbering and notification of acts 4 numbering of acts. The notes at the end of this compilation the endnotes include information about amending laws and the amendment history of provisions of the compiled law. Legislation revision and publication act 2002 b when used in a statutory instrumentprescribed by the act under which the statutory instrument was made, by the statutory instrument itself or by some. These papers may appear to be authoritative, but because the writers did not understand the complexities of new testament greek, their interpretation of acts 2.
The definitions and many of the interpretation rules are aimed at making commonwealth legislation shorter, less complex and more consistent in operation. A decisionmakers power and the acts interpretation act. The british interpretation act order to ascertain what they actually say. The acts interpretation act 1901 is an interpretation act of the parliament of australia which establishes rules for the interpretation of australian acts and other legislation. These amendments are the most substantial made to the act since its enactment in. It repealed the acts publication act 1905 and incorporated the requirement for publishing commonwealth acts into the lia now the legislation act. Commonwealth consolidated acts search this act acts interpretation act 1901 sect 15ab use of extrinsic material in the interpretation of an act 1 subject to subsection 3, in the interpretation of a provision of an act, if any material not forming part of the act is capable of assisting in the ascertainment of. Acts interpretation act 1901 cth s15ab, acts interpretation act 1954 qld s14b, interpretation act 1987 nsw s34, interpretation of legislation act 1984 vic s35. The act applies only to australian legislation, with each state and the selfgoverning territory having its own legislation.
Interpretation act and act of parliament mean an enactment of parliament. Interpretation of statutes basic knowledge llb notes. The acts came into force on 1 january 1801, and the merged. If we carefully examine this verse in the greek text, seeking the truth with an open mind and proving all things, we can come to understand the true meaning of. The acts interpretation act 1901 cth provides rules for the interpretation of all commonwealth acts. Acts of the parliament of englandcommonwealth first.
Interpretation act 1987 as at 28 november 2018 act 15 of 1987 table of provisions long title part 1 preliminary 1. Collective title is now the acts interpretation acts, 1954 to 1962. Where an act confers a power or function or imposes a duty, then the power may be exercised and the function or duty must be performed from time to time as occasion requires. Click view more or select more resources tab for additional information including.
You are directed to a disclaimer and notice governing the information provided. Interpretation act 1978 1978 chapter 30 an act to consolidate the interpretation act 1889 and certain other enactments relating to the construction and operation of acts of parliament and other instruments, with amendments to give effect to recommendations of the law commission and the scottish law commission. Interpretation of legislation act 1984 vic barnet jade. Legislation on this site is usually updated within 3 working days after a change to the legislation. This is done to restrict judicial freedom of interpretation and make sure parliaments meaning is clear. Speaker emeritus professor dennis pearce ao is a consultant with hwl ebsworth, and is the coauthor of statutory interpretation in australia, the 8th and 40th anniversary edition. In commonwealth v australian capital territory, the high court held unanimously that the whole of the marriage equality same sex act 20 act the act act was inconsistent with the marriage act 1961 cth the marriage act and was therefore of no effect. The acts of union 1800 sometimes referred to as a single act of union 1801 were parallel acts of the parliament of great britain and the parliament of ireland which united the kingdom of great britain and the kingdom of ireland previously in personal union to create the united kingdom of great britain and ireland.
Commonwealth v australian capital territory 20 hca 55. The reestablishment and employment act 1945 gave the governorgeneral power to make regulations providing for the repeal or amendment of, or addition to, any provision of the act, subject to the then disallowance provision of the acts interpretation act. Interpretation best achieving acts purpose or object 15ab. Acts interpretation act 1954 an act to assist in the shortening and interpretation of queensland acts part 1 preliminary 1 short title this act may be cited as the acts interpretation act 1954. Acts interpretation act 1901 sect 15ab use of extrinsic. This act is like a dictionary and manual to use when reading and interpreting commonwealth acts and instruments made under commonwealth acts. Interpretation act 1999 no 85 as at 01 january 2014. Federal register of legislation australian government. Jul 03, 2017 acts interpretation act 1954 part 1 preliminary current as at 3 july 2017 page 7 authorised by the parliamentary counsel acts interpretation act 1954 an act to assist in the shortening and interpretation of queensland acts part 1 preliminary 1 short title this act may be cited as the acts interpretation act 1954. House of representatives practice, 6th edition html version.
Interpretation act 1999 no 85 as at 01 january 2014, public. Page 1 national legislation doalosola united nations asdf proclamation of 26 july 1994, under section 10b seas and submerged lands act 1973 and section 4. This act may be cited as the acts interpretation act of 1954. Interpretation act 1987 as at 28 november 2018 act 15 of 1987. On second thoughts revisiting decisions relying on the. Interpretation act 1987 no 15 new south wales historical version for 1. These amendments are the most substantial made to the act since its. Act for encouragement of officers and mariners, and impresting seamen. Hidden powers in the acts interpretation act the law. Intelligence services amendment establishment of the australian signals directorate act 2018. Act repealing the power formerly given to the lord admiral and transferring it to the councel of state. An act to consolidate certain acts relating to the shortening and interpretation of acts of the legislature of queensland, for the further shortening and interpretation of the acts of such legislature, and for other purposes. Amending act to be construed with amended act part 5general interpretation rules 12.
Words may be poorly defined by the act or may have multiple meanings is common usage. The aifr act came into effect on 5 march 2016 and made substantial amendments to provide a single framework covering registration, publishing and management of all commonwealth acts and instruments. Only amendments that have commenced are incorporated. Sep 06, 2015 these are the acts of the parliament of england during the first commonwealth. The acts interpretation act defines the term commencement when referring to the time at which an act or a regulation under commonwealth law comes into operation. Act used with reference to legislation means any statute enacted by the legislature of the island. Review of the commonwealth acts interpretation act 1901 attorneygenerals department and the office of parliamentary counsel attorneygenerals dept canberra 1998. Act concerning the sequestration of southwales, and county of monmouth. Version current from 1 july 2019 to date accessed 9 february 2020 at 9.
This legislation is affected by amending provisions that have not yet come into operation or taken effect. A material fact is a fact that can affect the outcome of a decision. Where an act or any instrument including any rule, regulations, or bylaws is expressed to come into operation on a particular day, it will come into operation immediately on. The acts interpretation act 1901 cth gives courts some assistance in interpreting federal acts. In this act unless the contzxt otherwise requires short title. Acts interpretation act 1954 queensland government. Jan 01, 2014 this is a reprint of the interpretation act 1999 that incorporates all the amendments to that act as at the date of the last amendment to it. An act to make fresh provision with respect to the construction and operation of, and the shortening of the language used in, acts of parliament and subordinate instruments, to repeal the acts interpretation act 1958, to amend the property law act 1958, the supreme court act 1958, the subordinate legislation act 1962, the constitution act 1975. Acts interpretation act 1901 sect 2c references to persons.1456 764 984 697 823 135 710 208 1068 714 445 1570 685 573 236 1429 398 667 1211 896 1326 151 7 806 333 1248 47 1049 106 1067 373