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Explanatory Statement Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 (Serial 119)

Details:

Title

Explanatory Statement Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 (Serial 119)

Other title

Tabled paper 1282

Collection

Tabled papers for 12th Assembly 2012 - 2016; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT

Date

2015-03-26

Description

Tabled by Johan Elferink

Notes

Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

Publisher name

Attorney-General

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright

Copyright owner

See publication

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00548

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/273679

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/426442

Page content

2 NOTES ON CLAUSES Part 1 Preliminary matters Clause 1. Short Title This is a formal clause which provides for the citation of the Bill. The Bill when passed may be cited as the Justice Legislation Amendment Act 2015. Clause 2. Commencement This is a formal clause which provides when the Act will commence. The Act will commence on a day fixed by the Administrator by Gazette notice. In accordance with the Interpretation Act this clause operates so that the various provisions of the Act may be commenced on separate days. Part 2 Amendment of Anti-Discrimination Act Clause 3. Act amended This clause provides that this Part amends the Anti-Discrimination Act. Clause 4. Section 4 amended This clause amends section 4(1) of the Anti-Discrimination Act by inserting new definitions for acting in an official capacity, conciliation, evaluate, proceeding and Tribunal. Acting in an official capacity is defined to be exercising or performing functions under, or otherwise related to the administration of, the Anti-Discrimination Act. The definition of conciliation has been broadened to cover a conciliation process under Part 6, Division 3 of the Anti-Discrimination Act. Section 82 of the Act provides that anything said and done during the course of conciliation cannot be used in other proceedings. Section 82 is also amended by this Bill in clause 23 to clarify that the protection extends to proceedings under other Acts. Evaluate is limited to evaluation of a complaint, and is defined to mean a decision as to whether there is a reasonable prospect of success at a hearing of the Northern Territory Civil and Administrative Tribunal.


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