A single source about the status of pieces of legislation, Bills, commencement dates, disallowances, etc
You will find 2 sections below. Section 'laws' contains Act of Parliament and legislative instruments which are in force. Section 'bills' contains relevant migration bills that still awaiting the Royal assent or are still being debated in Parliament.
Hint 1: if you copy & paste the name of the legislation from the below tables into the search button on the menu of this webpage, you will find related updates/articles from us.
Hint 2: we make a distinction between pieces of legislation that are 'in force' and 'in operation'. A piece of legislation that is 'in operation' is, technically speaking, repealed by operation of Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003. However, the effect of its provisions are still present through another piece of legislation which they have amended. In contrast, a piece of legislation that is 'in force' stands on its own in that it does not amend another piece of legislation and thus is not repealed under the above Division.
Last updated on 18 May 2019...
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