Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2008 No 114
Current version for 1 January 2012 to date (accessed 23 December 2014 at 04:43)
Schedule 5

Schedule 5 General savings, transitional and other provisions

(Section 5)

1   Effect of amendment of amending provisions

(1)  An amendment made by Schedule 1 or 2 to an amending provision contained in an Act is, if the amending provision has commenced before the date of assent to this Act, taken to have effect as from the commencement of the amending provision (whether or not the amending provision has been repealed).
(2)  In this clause:

amending provision means a provision of an Act that makes a direct amendment to an Act by:

(a)  the repeal or omission of matter contained in the amended Act without the insertion of any matter instead of the repealed or omitted matter, or
(b)  the omission of matter contained in the amended Act and the insertion of matter instead of the omitted matter, or
(c)  the insertion into the amended Act of matter, not being matter inserted instead of matter omitted from the Act.

Explanatory note

This clause ensures that certain amendments, including amendments correcting errors in technical provisions (for example, headings indicating the section to be amended or directions as to where a new section is to be inserted) and rectifying minor drafting errors (for example, corrections in numbering of provisions, correction or insertion of cross-references, omission of unnecessary matter or insertion of omitted matter), will be taken to have commenced on the date the amendments to which they relate commenced.

2   Effect of amendment or repeal on acts done or decisions made

Except where it is expressly provided to the contrary, if this Act:
(a)  amends a provision of an Act or an instrument, or
(b)  repeals and re-enacts (with or without modification) a provision of an Act or an instrument,
any act done or decision made under the provision amended or repealed has effect after the amendment or repeal as if it had been done or made under the provision as so amended or repealed.

Explanatory note

This clause ensures that the amendment or repeal of a provision will not, unless expressly provided, vitiate any act done or decision made under the provision as in force before the amendment or repeal.

3   Effect of amendment on instruments

Except where expressly provided to the contrary, any instrument made under an Act amended by this Act, that is in force immediately before the commencement of the amendment, is taken to have been made under the Act as amended.

Explanatory note

This clause ensures that, unless expressly provided, any instrument that is in force and made under a provision of an Act that is amended or substituted by the proposed Act will be taken to have been made under the Act as amended.

4   Revocation of repeal

(1)  The Governor may by proclamation published on the NSW legislation website revoke the repeal of any Act or instrument effected by the following:

this Act

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2007

(2)  Any Act or instrument the subject of a proclamation under subclause (1) is taken not to be, and never to have been, repealed by any such Act.
(3)  Subclause (2) does not operate in respect of any Act or instrument so as:
(a)  to affect in a manner prejudicial to any person (other than the State or an authority of the State) the rights of that person existing before the date of publication on the NSW legislation website of the proclamation under subclause (1) in respect of that Act or instrument, or
(b)  to impose liabilities on any person (other than the State or an authority of the State) in respect of anything done or omitted to be done before the date of publication of that proclamation.
(4)  A reference in this clause to an Act or instrument includes a reference to a provision of any Act or instrument.

Explanatory note

This clause enables the Governor, by proclamation, to revoke the repeal of any Act or instrument or the provision of any Act or instrument repealed by this Act or the 2007 statute law revision Act. The Act or instrument or provision of an Act or instrument the subject of the revocation of repeal is taken not to be, and never to have been, repealed.

5   Regulations

(1)  The Governor may make regulations containing provisions of a savings or transitional nature consequent on the enactment of this Act.
(2)  Any such provision may, if the regulations so provide, take effect from the date of assent to this Act or a later date.
(3)  To the extent to which any such provision takes effect from a date that is earlier than the date of its publication in the Gazette, the provision does not operate so as:
(a)  to affect, in a manner prejudicial to any person (other than the State or an authority of the State), the rights of that person existing before the date of its publication, or
(b)  to impose liabilities on any person (other than the State or an authority of the State) in respect of anything done or omitted to be done before the date of its publication.

Explanatory note

This clause enables the making of regulations of a savings or transitional nature having a short term effect and relating to incidental matters arising out of the proposed Act with regard to which no specific, or sufficient, provision has been made in the proposed Act.
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