Legislation available on the site
The database was initially loaded with Acts consolidated
to 1 February 1997. This means that, for Acts, "point-in-time"
searching back to 1 February 1997 is possible. There are no as made
versions of Acts passed before 1 February 1997 on the database however,
all as made and historical versions of Acts passed after
1 February 1997 are available.
As made and historical versions of Statutory
Rules made after 1 May 1998 are on the database. This means that,
for Statutory Rules, “point-in-time” searching back to 1 May 1998
is possible. Certain Statutory Rules made before 1 May 1998 are
An as made version of an Act is the version of
the document as it receives the Royal Assent. For Statutory Rules,
the as made version is the version of the document as notified
in the Tasmanian Government Gazette. Historical versions
are fragmented versions of legislative documents that are used to
construct consolidations at any “point-in-time” within the operational
period of the legislation.
The as made version will be available as it
receives the Royal Assent (for Acts) or is notified in the Tasmanian
Government Gazette (for Statutory Rules). Historical versions become
available when the legislation is commenced.
That is, if an Act or Statutory Rule is to commence
at a time subsequent to it receiving the Royal Assent or being notified
in the Tasmanian Government Gazette, only the as made version
will be found from the day of Assent or notification until the actual
day of commencement. After the Act or Statutory Rule has commenced
it will be available as a historical version.
is unavailable on the site
Legislation that is in force may be temporarily
removed from the database for reprocessing if an incorrect record
of it has been produced. Such legislation is identified on the Office
of Parliamentary Counsel website.
Amendment Acts pre 1 February 1997 and Acts which
were not in force as at 1 February 1997.
The effects of the following Acts have been included
but as made and historical versions of the Acts are not available
(the amending actions have been incorporated):
- Guardianship and Administration (Miscellaneous
Amendments) Act 1996;
- Motor Accidents (Liabilities and Compensation)
Amendment Act 1997; and
- Trustee Amendment (Investment Powers) Act.
- Only as made versions of the following Acts
- Constitution (Legislative Council) Special
Provisions Act 1997; and
- Electricity Industry Safety Administration
(Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 1997.