Interpretation Act 1987 No 15
68 References to amended or repealed Acts and instruments
(1) In any Act or instrument, a reference to some other Act or instrument extends to the other Act or instrument, as in force for the time being.(2) Subsection (1) applies to a reference to an Act or instrument:(a) whether or not the reference includes a reference to subsequent amendments of the Act or instrument, and(b) whether or not the reference is to a mode of citation that includes 2 calendar years.(3) Notwithstanding subsection (1), in any Act or instrument:(a) a reference to an Act that has been repealed and re-enacted, with or without modification, extends to the re-enacted Act, as in force for the time being, andand a reference to a provision of the repealed Act or instrument extends to the corresponding provision of the re-enacted Act or the re-made instrument, as the case may be.(b) a reference to an instrument that has been repealed and re-made, with or without modification, extends to the re-made instrument, as in force for the time being,(3A) Nothing in this section affects the operation of sections 11 and 12 of the Corporations (Ancillary Provisions) Act 2001.(4) In this section:(a) a reference to an Act includes a reference to:(i) a Commonwealth Act, and(ii) an Act or Ordinance of some other State or Territory, and(iii) a British Act, and(iv) the Companies (New South Wales) Code, the Companies (Acquisition of Shares) (New South Wales) Code, the Securities Industry (New South Wales) Code, the Futures Industry (New South Wales) Code and the Companies and Securities (Interpretation and Miscellaneous Provisions) (New South Wales) Code, and(v) the ASIC Law of New South Wales, and(vi) the Corporations Law of New South Wales, and(vii) the AFIC (NSW) Code and the Financial Institutions (NSW) Code, and(viia) the National Electricity (NSW) Law, and(viii) the Friendly Societies (NSW) Code, and(ix) the National Gas (NSW) Law,(b) a reference to an instrument includes a reference to an instrument made under such an Act or Ordinance.(5) This section extends to a reference to a repealed Act or instrument that is replaced by Commonwealth legislation (including legislation enacted in reliance on a referral of legislative power by the State).