Foreign Affairs Amendment Act 1993

9 Transitional provisions
  • (1) After the commencement of this Act, all proceedings that were pending by or against the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Ministry of External Relations and Trade immediately before the commencement of this Act may be carried on, completed, or enforced by or against the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

    (2) Every reference in any enactment or document in force at the commencement of this Act (other than an Act specified in Schedule 1 to this Act or any regulations specified in Schedule 2 to this Act) to the Department of External Affairs or to the Ministry of External Affairs or to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or to the Ministry of External Relations and Trade shall, after the commencement of this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, be read as a reference to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

    (3) Every reference in any enactment or document passed or made before the 23rd day of October 1969 to the Minister of External Affairs, and every reference in any enactment or document passed or made before the commencement of this Act to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, shall, after the commencement of this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, be read as a reference to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

    (4) Every reference in any enactment or document in force at the commencement of this Act (other than an Act specified in Schedule 1 to this Act or any regulations specified in Schedule 2 to this Act) to the Secretary of External Affairs or to the Secretary of Foreign Affairs or to the Secretary of External Relations and Trade shall, after the commencement of this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, be read as a reference to the Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

    (5) Subsections (3), (4), (5), and (6) of section 15 of the principal Act are hereby consequentially repealed.