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responsible person


For an Act, the responsible person is the Minister currently responsible for administering an Act or provision of an Act. For an instrument, the responsible person is the rule maker for the instrument [..]
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unincorporated amendment


An unincorporated amendment is an amendment that has not been incorporated into a compilation of the law. An amendment will not be incorporated if the amendment has not yet commenced (unless it is a f [..]
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treaties


A treaty is an agreement between countries (sovereign states) and some treaties involving Australia have been given force of law by including or referring to them in Acts or legislative instruments.
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transitional provision


A transitional provision sets out the special arrangements that apply when changes to the law are implemented over an extended period. Transitional provisions are sometimes put together into a separat [..]
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title


The title of a law refers to a law’s official title. If a law has both a short title and a long title, it’s best to cite it by its short title. An example of an Act’s long and short title is:
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third reading


see readings (of a Bill)
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table of contents


A table of contents is a list of heading and sections, generally with page references, at the start of a piece of legislation. This list is sometimes referred to as a table of provisions.
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tabled


When documents are presented to the Australian Parliament for scrutiny, they are said to have been tabled. This term dates back to historic practices, when documents were actually placed on a table in [..]
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sunsetting


Some laws have an expiry date and they are automatically repealed or cease to have effect after that date if no action is taken. Most legislative instruments will sunset 10 years after commencement un [..]
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subordinate legislation


see secondary legislation
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