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INTERPRETATION AND REPRINTS AMENDMENT BILL 2008

                   Western Australia


      Interpretation and Reprints
         Amendment Bill 2008

                      CONTENTS


     Part 1 -- Preliminary matters
1.   Short title                                               2
2.   Commencement                                              2
     Part 2 -- Interpretation Act 1984
          amended
3.   Act amended                                               3
4.   Section 5 amended                                         3
5.   Section 13CA inserted                                     3
     13CA.    Local government districts, references to   3
6.   Section 15A inserted                                      4
     15A.     Reference to a paragraph                    4
7.   Section 52 amended                                        4
     Part 3 -- Reprints Act 1984 amended
8.   Act amended                                               5
9.   Section 7 amended                                         5




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                     LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY



               Interpretation and Reprints
                  Amendment Bill 2008


                               A Bill for


An Act to amend the Interpretation Act 1984 and Reprints Act 1984.



The Parliament of Western Australia enacts as follows:




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    Part 1           Preliminary matters

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                    Part 1 -- Preliminary matters
    1.       Short title
             This is the Interpretation and Reprints Amendment Act 2008.

    2.       Commencement
5            This Act comes into operation as follows --
              (a) sections 1 and 2 -- on the day on which this Act
                    receives the Royal Assent;
              (b) the rest of the Act -- on the day after that day.




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                                      Interpretation Act 1984 amended        Part 2

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                Part 2 -- Interpretation Act 1984 amended
     3.         Act amended
                This Part amends the Interpretation Act 1984.
     4.         Section 5 amended
 5        (1)   In section 5 delete the definition of Gazette or Government
                Gazette.
          (2)   In section 5 insert in alphabetical order:

                       Gazette or Government Gazette means the government
10                     gazette of Western Australia printed and published, or
                       purporting to be printed and published, by the
                       Government Printer and includes any supplement to
                       that gazette;
                       local government district has the meaning given by
15                     section 13CA;

     5.         Section 13CA inserted
                After section 13B insert:


20          13CA. Local government districts, references to
                (1)    In a written law --
                       local government district means a district under the
                       Local Government Act 1995.
                (2)    A reference in a written law to a named local
25                     government district is a reference to the local
                       government district that has that name under the Local
                       Government Act 1995.
                [Examples: "Perth local government district" refers to the local government
                           district named Perth.
30                         "Albany (Shire) local government district" refers to the local
                           government district named Albany (Shire).]


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     Part 2           Interpretation Act 1984 amended

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     6.       Section 15A inserted
              After section 15 insert:


            15A.    Reference to a paragraph
 5            (1)   In this section --
                    paragraph includes a subparagraph, item, subitem and
                    any other similar provision.
              (2)   A reference in a written law to a paragraph includes a
                    reference to a conjunction after it connecting it to
10                  another paragraph.


     7.       Section 52 amended
              In section 52(4) delete "notification" and insert:

15            nomination




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                                          Reprints Act 1984 amended         Part 3

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                       Part 3 -- Reprints Act 1984 amended
     8.          Act amended
                 This Part amends the Reprints Act 1984.

     9.          Section 7 amended
 5        (1)    After section 7(3)(c) insert:

                         (ca)   for words, or words and figures, that designate
                                a distance, weight, size, volume or other
                                physical quantity, an expression that designates
10                              the same quantity by means of figures followed
                                by an abbreviation of the relevant unit of
                                measurement;

          (2)    After section 7(4) insert:
15

                (4A)    If in a series of 3 paragraphs in a written law --
                          (a) "and" or "or" (the relevant conjunction)
                                 appears after the second paragraph; and
                          (b) there is no conjunction after the first paragraph,
20                      an authorised officer may insert the relevant
                        conjunction after the first paragraph.
                (4B)    If in a series of 4 or more paragraphs in a written
                        law --
                          (a) "and" or "or" (the relevant conjunction)
25                               appears after the paragraph that is next before
                                 the last paragraph; and
                          (b) there is no conjunction after any preceding
                                 paragraph,
                        an authorised officer may insert the relevant
30                      conjunction after each preceding paragraph.

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              (4C)     For the purposes of subsections (4A) and (4B),
                       2 paragraphs that are separated by text other than a
                       paragraph of the same kind may be regarded as not
                       being in the same series of paragraphs even if their
 5                     designations are sequential.
              (4D)     In subsections (4A) to (4C) --
                       paragraph includes a subparagraph, item, subitem and
                       any other similar provision.

10      (3)    In section 7(5):
                 (a) in paragraph (c) delete "is designated." and insert:

                        is designated;

15               (b)    after paragraph (c) insert:

                        (d)   where in a provision a term that is being
                              defined appears in bold italic text and begins
                              with a definite or indefinite article, amend the
20                            provision to --
                                (i) delete the article; or
                               (ii) change the appearance of the text so that
                                     the article is not in bold or italics.


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