Public Notaries Act 1997 – Schedule 1 – Clause 1 – Definitions

Section 18 of the Public Notaries Act (NSW) states that various “savings, transitional and other provisions” are contained in the first Schedule of the Act. These are generally provisions that assist in the smooth and efficient implementation of any changes, alterations or amendments to the existing legislative scheme either established under the Act or altered by the Act.

The first clause of Schedule 1 outlines the definition of key terms which are used in the rest of the Schedule. In the Public Notaries Act 1997, there is only one term defined, namely “repealed Act.” That term refers to the Public Notaries Act 1985 (NSW). Accordingly, the commencement of the 1997 Act effectively repeals the old legislative scheme under the 1985 Act, and the provisions of the old Act no longer apply.

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The descriptive information published on this website is based on reprint No. 1 (9.5.2006) of the Public Notaries Act 1997 (NSW) as in force at 17.7.2009. This brief article is provided to the public for general knowledge purposes only and is under no circumstances to be considered to be legal advice. This short article is copyright to the writer.