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    3. Interpretation

    In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears

    }commencing day~ means the date fixed by proclamation under section 2 to be the date on which this Act comes into operation;

    }enactment~ means

    (a) an Act or a provision of an Act; and

    (b) an Imperial Act that applies in the State or a provision of such an Imperial Act,

    and includes a regulation, rule, local law, by-law, order in Council, proclamation, notice or other like document made or issued in the exercise of a power conferred by an Act, or by an Imperial Act, or by such a provision;

    }instrument~ means any written document of whatsoever nature, not being

    (a) an enactment; or

    (b) a law of the Commonwealth or of a State other than this State, or any document made or having effect under such a law;

    }laws of the State~ does not include any law of the Commonwealth or any document made or having effect under such a law.

    [Section 3 amended by No. 14 of 1996 s. 4.]



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