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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 Assented to
Royal Assent given 28 Nov 2000 as Act No. 54 of 2000. Different sections of this Act come into operation on Royal Assent and Proclamation. For details refer to Commencement Clause of the Bill (see also Assent and Commencement information for Acts)
Current Bill
Legislative AssemblyDateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced23 Mar 2000  
First Reading23 Mar 2000  
Second Reading23 Mar 2000 1,2 
Second Reading Speech  
Second Reading Agreed05 Sep 2000  
Consideration in Detail05 Sep 2000  
Amendments adopted05 Sep 2000  
Third Reading06 Sep 2000  

Legislative CouncilDateNote No.Related Documents
First Reading06 Sep 2000  
Second Reading06 Sep 2000 3 
Second Reading Speech  
Second Reading Agreed09 Nov 2000  
Committee of the whole09 Nov 2000  
Amendments adopted09 Nov 2000  
Third Reading09 Nov 2000  
Messages Between HousesDateNote No.
Legislative Council sent to the Legislative Assembly 14 Nov 2000  
Other ProceduresDateNote No.Related Links
Reinstated to the stage reached in the previous Session 09 Aug 2000 2 
Referred to Standing Committee on Constitutional Affairs 06 Sep 2000 3 
Amendments agreed to by Legislative Assembly 15 Nov 2000  

1. Explanatory memorandum provided.
2. Restored from the Third Session of Parliament on 9 August 2000.
3. Stands referred to the Constitutional Affairs Committee until October 6 2000.