In this Part:
legislation means:(a) an Act or instrument of this jurisdiction, or(b) a law of another jurisdiction that, under such an Act or instrument, applies as a law of New South Wales, or(c) a publication applied, adopted or incorporated by such an Act or instrument by way of reference,and includes a portion of any such legislation.
NSW legislation website has the meaning given by section 21.
(1) The Parliamentary Counsel may publish on the NSW legislation website under the authority of the Government:(a) legislation (as originally made or as amended), and(b) other matter (including information relating to legislation and any matter authorised by law to be published on the website).(2) Legislation or other matter is published on the NSW legislation website:(a) if it is made accessible in full on that website, or(b) if notice of its making, issue or other production is made accessible on that website and it is made accessible separately in full on that website or in any other identified location.(3) The date on which legislation or other matter is published on the NSW legislation website is the date notified by the Parliamentary Counsel as the date of its publication (being not earlier than the date on which it was first made so accessible).(4) If legislation or other matter cannot for technical or other reasons be published on the NSW legislation website at a particular time, the legislation or other matter may be published at that time in such other manner as the Parliamentary Counsel determines and published on that website as soon as practicable thereafter. In that case, it is taken to have been published on that website at that earlier time.(5) The Parliamentary Counsel is to compile and maintain a database of legislation published on the NSW legislation website, and may certify the form of that legislation that is correct.(6) For the purpose of facilitating public access to instruments on the NSW legislation website, the Parliamentary Counsel may determine the following matters:(a) the requirements for lodging instruments required to be published on that website,(b) standard technical requirements with respect to the drafting of those instruments.
(cf former ss 5–7, 12 and 13 of Reprints Act 1972)(1) This section applies to paper reprints of legislation, but does not apply to the publication of legislation, as amended, on the NSW legislation website.(2) The Parliamentary Counsel may authorise legislation that has been amended to be reprinted, as so amended, under the authority of the Government, in the form certified as correct by the Parliamentary Counsel as at the date of the reprint.(3) The Parliamentary Counsel may authorise legislation to be reprinted under this section:(a) with the omission of all or any of the provisions of the legislation that amend other legislation, and(b) with the inclusion (appropriately identified) of amendments to the legislation that have not been commenced as at the date of the reprint.(4) Legislation that is reprinted under this section may include:(a) references where applicable to provisions by which the legislation has been amended, and(b) a note to the effect that the legislation is reprinted under this section, and(c) such other notes as the Parliamentary Counsel thinks fit.(5) In this section:
amendment means a direct amendment that has commenced.
direct amendment means an amendment that inserts, omits, varies or substitutes matter.
(cf former ss 9D and 9F of Reprints Act 1972)(1) Legislation may be published under this Part:(a) with the omission of the enacting formula, and(b) with the omission of any comma before or after the year in the short title or citation of the legislation (or in references to the short title or citation of legislation of this or any other jurisdiction), and(c) with the omission of inverted commas around the short title or citation of legislation, and(d) with other changes to the format (but not to the text) of legislation so as to conform to current styles in the State.(2) For the purposes of publication under this Part and for all other purposes:(a) roman numerals in legislation may be regarded as being interchangeable with the corresponding arabic numerals, and(b) colons in legislation may be regarded as being interchangeable with dashes.