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VIC Imperial Acts - Application to Australian Law?

Discussion in 'Other/General Law Forum' started by Thomas Jones, 31 May 2015.

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  1. Thomas Jones

    Thomas Jones Member

    31 May 2015
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  2. Ivy

    Ivy Well-Known Member

    10 February 2015
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    The Act clarifies which UK legislation was repealed by Victoria (and which was retained).

    Up until 1931 the UK was free to make legislation for Australia as one of its dominions. In 1931, the British Parliament passed the Statute of Westminster 1931, declaring that they would not pass legislation applying to the dominions (including Australia) unless requested.
    In 1942, Australia passed the Statute of Westminster Adoption Act which was backdated to 1939. There was an anomaly in the legislation however because whilst the federal government had legislative freedom, the states were still tied directly to the UK.
    This was resolved formally in the 1980s with the passing of the Australia Acts.

    What is your legal situation and question?
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