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Acts Amendment (Australian Datum) Bill 2000

Bill No. 92
Long Title The purpose of this Bill is to facilitate Western Australia's part in a nation-wide change in the geographical datum used in Australia. A datum is a reference system that defines the location of features commonly shown on maps. There is more than one system in existence. Each system is based on a particular model of the earth. The effect of this Bill is to remove references to a specific datum in Western Australian legislation. When a reference to a datum is required, that datum will be prescribed by regulations rather than specified within the Act itself. Therefore, any new datum can be adopted by regulations, which will be far more efficient in terms of cost and time than regular legislative changes.
Status Legislative Assembly Second Reading
This Act comes into operation on a day fixed by Proclamation
Current Bill
Legislative AssemblyDateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced23 Mar 2000  
First Reading23 Mar 2000  
Second Reading23 Mar 2000 1 
Second Reading Speech  

1. Explanatory memorandum provided.