Defamation Act 2005 No 77

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26 September 2019 26 September 2019 2019 No 10
01 July 2018 01 July 2018 2017 No 13
08 January 2018 08 January 2018 2017 No 50
15 December 2017 15 December 2017 2017 No 65
07 August 2017 07 August 2017 2016 No 65
01 July 2017 01 July 2017 2016 No 61
08 June 2017 08 June 2017 2017 No 22
01 February 2016 01 February 2016 2015 No 43
01 September 2015 01 September 2015 2015 No 19
01 July 2015 01 July 2015 2015 No 7
29 June 2015 29 June 2015 2015 No 12
01 February 2015 01 February 2015 2013 No 54
09 January 2015 09 January 2015 2014 No 29
04 July 2014 04 July 2014 2014 No 33
01 January 2014 01 January 2014 2013 No 95
30 August 2013 30 August 2013 2012 No 55
05 October 2012 05 October 2012 2012 No 66
01 November 2011 01 November 2011 2011 No 48
03 March 2011 03 March 2011 2010 No 84
01 July 2010 01 July 2010 2010 No 34
14 December 2009 14 December 2009 2009 No 119
17 July 2009 17 July 2009 2009 No 53
2009 No 56
01 July 2009 01 July 2009 2009 No 21
2009 No 49
01 September 2008 01 September 2008 2005 No 77
01 July 2007 01 July 2007 2006 No 111
23 December 2006 23 December 2006 2005 No 77
20 June 2006 20 June 2006 2006 No 58
01 January 2006 01 January 2006 2005 No 77
24 November 2005 24 November 2005 2005 No 98
26 October 2005 26 October 2005

Defamation Act 2005 No 77

Assented to 26.10.2005.

Second reading speech made: Legislative Assembly, 13.9.2005; Legislative Council, 18.10.2005.

Date of commencement, 1.1.2006, sec 2.

Amended by cll 3–5 of Sch 4 to this Act.

Justice Legislation Amendment Act 2019 No 10

Assented to 26.09.2019.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.11, assent, sec 2 (1).

Local Government Amendment (Regional Joint Organisations) Act 2017 No 65

Assented to 30.11.2017.

Date of commencement, 15.12.2017, sec 2 and 2017 (730) LW 15.12.2017.

Health Practitioner Regulation Amendment Act 2017 No 50

Assented to 24.10.2017.

Date of commencement of Sch 5.7, 8.1.2018, sec 2 and 2017 (666) LW 1.12.2017.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2017 No 22

Assented to 01.06.2017.

Date of commencement of Sch 4, 7 days after assent, sec 2 (1).

Greyhound Racing Act 2017 No 13

Assented to 11.04.2017.

Date of commencement of Sch 7.5, 1.7.2018, sec 2 (1) and 2018 (304) LW 29.6.2018.

Independent Commission Against Corruption Amendment Act 2016 No 65

Assented to 23.11.2016.

Date of commencement, 7.8.2017, sec 2 and 2017 (387) LW 4.8.2017.

Law Enforcement Conduct Commission Act 2016 No 61

Assented to 14.11.2016.

Date of commencement of Sch 6.15, 1.7.2017, sec 2 (1) and 2017 (256) LW 16.6.2017.

Greyhound Racing Prohibition Act 2016 No 36

Assented to 26.08.2016.

The amendments were not commenced and the Act was repealed by the Greyhound Racing Act 2017 No 13.

Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum) Legislation Amendment (Harmonisation) Act 2015 No 43

Assented to 02.11.2015.

Date of commencement, 1.2.2016, sec 2 and 2016 (46) LW 29.1.2016.

State Insurance and Care Governance Act 2015 No 19

Assented to 21.08.2015.

Date of commencement of Sch 15.2, 1.9.2015, sec 2 and 2015 (524) LW 28.8.2015.

Fair Trading Legislation (Repeal and Amendment) Act 2015 No 12

Assented to 29.06.2015.

Date of commencement of Sch 3.1, assent, sec 2 (1).

Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Legislation Amendment Act 2015 No 7

Assented to 09.06.2015.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, 1.7.2015, sec 2 (2) and 2015 (299) LW 19.6.2015.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014 No 33

Assented to 24.06.2014.

Date of commencement of Sch 2.13, 4.7.2014, sec 2 (1).

Advocate for Children and Young People Act 2014 No 29

Assented to 24.06.2014.

Date of commencement, 9.1.2015, sec 2 and 2014 (713) LW 14.11.2014.

Civil and Administrative Legislation (Repeal and Amendment) Act 2013 No 95

Assented to 20.11.2013.

Date of commencement, 1.1.2014, sec 2.

Work Health and Safety (Mines) Act 2013 No 54

Assented to 01.07.2013.

Date of commencement of Sch 3, 1.2.2015, sec 2 and 2014 (786) LW 12.12.2014.

Crime Commission Act 2012 No 66

Assented to 24.09.2012.

Date of commencement of Sch 5.4, 5.10.2012, sec 2 and 2012 (499) LW 5.10.2012.

Inspector of Custodial Services Act 2012 No 55

Assented to 21.08.2012.

Date of commencement, 30.8.2013, sec 2 and 2013 (472) LW 30.8.2013.

Public Sector Employment and Management Amendment (Ethics and Public Service Commissioner) Act 2011 No 48

Assented to 20.10.2011.

Date of commencement, 1.11.2011, sec 2 and 2011 (558) LW 28.10.2011.

Protected Disclosures Amendment (Public Interest Disclosures) Act 2010 No 84

Assented to 01.11.2010.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, 3.3.2011, sec 2 and 2011 (121) LW 3.3.2011.

Health Practitioner Regulation Amendment Act 2010 No 34

Assented to 15.06.2010.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, 1.7.2010, sec 2 (2).

Surveying Amendment Act 2009 No 119

Assented to 14.12.2009.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 No 56

Assented to 01.07.2009.

Date of commencement of Sch 2.12, 17.7.2009, sec 2 (2).

Government Information (Information Commissioner) Act 2009 No 53

Assented to 26.06.2009.

Date of commencement, 17.7.2009, sec 2 and 2009 (329) LW 17.7.2009.

NSW Trustee and Guardian Act 2009 No 49

Assented to 26.06.2009.

Date of commencement, 1.7.2009, sec 2 and 2009 (305) LW 1.7.2009.

Racing Legislation Amendment Act 2009 No 21

Assented to 15.05.2009.

Date of commencement, 1.7.2009, sec 2 and 2009 (293) LW 26.6.2009.

Aboriginal Land Rights Amendment Act 2006 No 111

Assented to 04.12.2006.

Date of commencement of Sch 2.2, 1.7.2007, sec 2 and GG No 83 of 29.6.2007, p 3965.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006 No 58

Assented to 20.06.2006.

Date of commencement of Sch 4, assent, sec 2 (1).

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2005 No 98

Assented to 24.11.2005.

Date of commencement of Sch 2.14, assent, sec 2 (2).

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Sec 4

Am 2017 No 50, Sch 5.7.

Sec 24

Am 2005 No 98, Sch 2.14 [1].

Sec 32

Am 2005 No 98, Sch 2.14 [2].

Sec 48

Rep 2006 No 58, Sch 4.

Sch 1

Am 2005 No 77, Sch 4, cll 3 (2), 4 (2), 5 (2); 2006 No 111, Sch 2.2 [1]; 2009 No 21, Sch 3.2 [1] [2]; 2009 No 94, Sch 2.19; 2009 No 53, Sch 1.1; 2009 No 56, Sch 2.12; 2009 No 119, Sch 2.7; 2010 No 34, Sch 2.12 [1]; 2010 No 84, Sch 2.1 [1] [2]; 2011 No 48, Sch 2.2; 2012 No 55, Sch 3.5; 2012 No 66, Sch 5.4; 2013 No 54, Sch 3.4 [1]; 2013 No 95, Schs 1.3 [1], 2.46 [1] [2], 6.1 [1], 7.1 [1], 10.5 [1]; 2015 No 7, Sch 2.12 [1] [2]; 2015 No 12, Sch 3.1; 2015 No 19, Sch 15.2 [1] [2]; 2015 No 43, Sch 4.4; 2016 No 61, Sch 6.15 [1]–[5]; 2016 No 65, Sch 3.3; 2017 No 13, Sch 7.5 [1]–[3]; 2017 No 22, Sch 4.7; 2017 No 65, Sch 2.7; 2019 No 10, Sch 1.11 [1] [2].

Sch 2

Am 2006 No 111, Sch 2.2 [2]; 2010 No 34, Sch 2.12 [2]; 2013 No 95, Schs 1.3 [2], 2.46 [3], 6.1 [2], 7.1 [2], 10.5 [2]; 2014 No 29, Sch 4.3 [1] [2]; 2014 No 33, Sch 2.13 [1]; 2015 No 7, Sch 2.12 [3]; 2016 No 61, Sch 6.15 [6].

Sch 3

Am 2005 No 77, Sch 4, cll 3 (2), 4 (2); 2006 No 111, Sch 2.2 [3]; 2009 No 21, Sch 3.2 [3]; 2010 No 34, Sch 2.12 [3]; 2013 No 54, Sch 3.4 [2]; 2013 No 95, Schs 1.3 [3], 2.46 [4], 6.1 [3], 7.1 [3], 10.5 [3]; 2014 No 29, Sch 4.3 [3] [4]; 2014 No 33, Sch 2.13 [2]; 2015 No 7, Sch 2.12 [4]; 2015 No 43, Sch 4.4; 2016 No 61, Sch 6.15 [7].

Schs 5, 6

Rep 2006 No 58, Sch 4.

Defamation Bill 2005

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Government Bill
Introduced LA: 13 September 2005 PDF icon Bill (and Explanatory note)

Passed LA: 12 October 2005
Introduced LC for concurrence: 13 October 2005
Passed by both Houses: 19 October 2005 PDF icon PBBH

Assent date: 26 October 2005 PDF icon 2005 No 77