Acts Amendment (Australian Datum) Bill 2000


Bill No.92

SynopsisThe 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.

StatusLegislative Assembly Second Reading 03/23/2000
This Act comes into operation on a day fixed by Proclamation

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Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 03/23/2000  
First Reading 03/23/2000  
Second Reading 03/23/2000 1 
Second Reading Speech   


Notes
1. Explanatory memorandum provided.