Interpretation Act 1999

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Interpretation Act 1999

Public Act1999 No 85
Date of assent3 August 1999
Commencementsee section 3


Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

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