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If you are new to this website, please click here for a guide that provides useful information about the website structure and how to use it.

  

Each consolidated document contains amendments made to the original document that are in force. Amendments that have been made but are not in force are not included. The date on which a consolidated document is shown as being in force is the date on which the last amendment of the document came into force.

The historical consolidations of Acts and subordinate legislation of the Northern Territory of Australia as in force during particular periods. It also indicates whether the Acts or subordinate legislation were subsequently amended or repealed and gives details of the amending or repealing legislation.

Text of Bills as introduced is available from June 2005 (Serial 10 – Tenth Session of Parliament)

*        Explanatory Statements – for Bills – are available from February 2005 (Serial 277 – Ninth Session of Parliament).

*        Second Reading Speeches – for Bills – are available from November 1997 (Serial 1 – Eighth Session of Parliament).

Acts as Assented are available from 1998.

Subordinate Legislation as made are available from 2002.

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OPC has embarked on a modernisation project to replace the old “Lotus Notes” Databases with a modern and contemporary platform.  As a result the previous 3 databases have been combined into one easy to use website. All the information that was previously available from the old databases is still available from within the new website. 

Smart Devices, Browsers and Operating Systems

While the new Legislation website has been designed to be compatible with all common mobile devices, due to the small screen sizes and resolution of some older smart phones we do not recommend that they be used to view the site.  Larger mobile devices such as iPads, tablets, full size laptops and desktops will provide a better viewing experience.

The new Legislation website is designed to work with the most common web browsers, Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox.  It may also work on other browsers but has not specifically been tested on them.  It has also be designed to work with most common Operating Systems.

Below is a description of the new pages with details of what information can be found on each page.

Bills

 

By Session

 

A list of Bills that have been introduced into the Legislative Assembly by the session number that they were introduced.

  

 

By Sponsor

A list of Bills by the Sponsor that introduced the Bill.

 

Before Legislative Assembly

 

A list of Bills which are currently before the Legislative Assembly.

 

By Title

An alphabetical list of Bills introduced.

 

Bill Record

This view will show you the specific details of the Bill. Where the Bill has passed, you will also be provided with a link to the “As Assented Act” and its details.

 

Acts

 

By Title

An alphabetical list of In Force Acts.

 

By Agency

A list of In Force acts by their controlling agency.

 

By Year

A list of As Assented Acts by the Year they were Assented.

 By Parent Act

A list of As Assented Acts by the Parent Act.

Act Record

This will show the specific Act details, provide you with a link to the History listing of any previous versions of the Act and a link to the In Force Subordinate Legislation (if any).

 

Subordinate Legislation

 

By Title

 

An alphabetical list of In Force Subordinate Legislation.

 

By Agency

 

A list of In Force Subordinate Legislation by the controlling agency.

 

By Parent Act

 

A list of In Force Subordinate Legislation by its Parent Act.

 

By Year

 

A list of As Made Subordinate Legislation by the Year of the Notification Date.

 

By Type

 

A list of In Force Subordinate Legislation by the Type of Subordinate Legislation e.g. Rules, Regulations etc.

 

By Principal Subordinate Legislation

 

A list of As Made Subordinate Legislation by the Principal Subordinate Legislation.

 

Subordinate Legislation Record

This view shows the specific Subordinate Legislation details, provides a link to the History listing of any previous versions and a link to the Parent Act.

 

Historical Acts and Subordinate Legislation

 

An alphabetical list of previous versions of In Force Acts and Subordinate Legislation.

 

Index and Tables

 

Chronological Tables

Chronological tables for all acts and ordinances enacted or made.

 

Alphabetical Tables

Alphabetical tables for all acts and ordinances enacted or made.

 

Index to Legislation

Index to Legislation from the previous calendar year.

 

Administrative Arrangements Order

 

A direct link to the In Force Administrative Arrangements Order.

Gazettes

 

A link to the NT Government Gazettes webpage.

                                                                                                           

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There are two search options are available a basic search and an advanced search.  

To complete a basic search, click on the “Search” button at the top right hand side of the page. This basic search will search for the word or phrase you enter in the Title of In Force Acts or Subordinate Legislation (previously items that were in the Current Legislation database).

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To complete an Advanced Search, click the “Search” button and then “Advanced Search” button. This will take you to the Advanced Search page.

You are presented with a variety of options to refine your search criteria.  You can choose one or a combination of options.

Note: Full Text searching is selected by default. This will search all fields and all attachments.

Search Terms

You can use Boolean operators described below to refine your search.

Type

On selection this will refine your search by type of legislation - Acts or Subordinate Legislation. To search for Bills, select the Bill Status.

Status

On selection this will refine your search by the Status of the legislation.

 

If you were previously looking for records in the Current Legislation database, select “In Force” to perform the same function.

If you were previously looking for records in the Register of Legislation, select “As Assented/Made”, “As Introduced” or “As Passed”.

If you were previously looking for records in the History database, select “Historical”.

Search By:

The default option here is “Full Text”. This will search all fields of all records including the contents of all attachments.

Selection of “Title Only” will only search the Title field of records.

Point In Time:

On entry of a date in the "From" – this will search the history records where the commencement date is on or after the date entered.

On entry of a date in the "To" - this will search the history records where the Date Amending/Repealing Legislation Commenced is on or before.

Agency:

On entering a word, it will search the Agency field for that word.

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The search term is split into words - any word found will return a record.

Phrases -To search an exact phrase use quotes e.g "In relation to".

The keyword “AND” requires documents to match next words.

The keyword “OR” requires documents to match one of the proceeding or succeeding words.

The keyword “NOT” requires documents to exclude next words.

The keyword “NEAR”, “PROXIMITY”, “N” performs a proximity search.

Words ending in “s” can match the same word in singular form.

Words ending in “y” can match the same word ending in “ies”.

Words ending without an “s” can match the same word ending in “s”.

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Once you have found the record you are looking for you can search within the PDF by selecting the magnifying glass.

This search only allows TEXT searching. You can NOT search using Boolean Operators.

You can search for multiple words using a space.

This will search for the phrase as it appears in the search box.

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This website has a notification service where users can subscribe to receive email updates for selected legislation. Please click on items below for further instructions on how to subscribe.

New User Registration

Logging In

Change your Password

Forgotten Password

Deleting your Account

Subscribing to notifications

Unsubscribing

Searching for subscriptions

Update Notifications

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Click on the “My Account” button located at the top right of the screen.

Select the “Not a member? Register now” hyperlink.

Fill in your details on the registration form and provide a valid email.

Your password must confirm with the password policy for the website.

Once the registration details have been submitted, a message will be displayed and confirms that the registration was successful.

You will receives an email with a link to complete the registration by activating it. You have 7 days to activate your account. If you do not complete this on time, the link provided in the email will stop working and you will need to register again.

On selection of the hyperlink provided in the email, you will be directed to the login screen where a message confirms that your account has been activated successfully.

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Click on the “My Account” button at the top right of the screen.

Enter the credentials you used to create your account.

You will then be provided with the “My Account” screen.

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To be able to change your password you need to be logged in. If you do not know your password, follow the steps on “Forgotten Password”. On the My Account page, select the “Change password” link.

On the change password screen, enter your old password and enter the new selected password. Please note you must follow the Password Policy and you cannot use one of the 6 previously used passwords. Please note that your password does not expire. 

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If you cannot remember your password, click on the “Forgot Password?” link.

Enter your email address and click “Continue”.  

You will then receive an email with a link to reset your password.

 

 

 

On selection of the link, you will be directed to the Reset Password page.

Enter a new password ensuring that it conforms to the Password Policy and click “Save Password”. You will then be logged in. 

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You can at any moment delete your own account. To do so, click on the “Delete Account” link located on the My Account screen.

The Delete account screen is displayed and provides a button that when pressed will proceed with the account deletion.

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You need to be logged in prior to selecting legislation to receive notifications for. When navigating on the website, you will now be provided with an envelope button associated to each legislation. Clicking the button will subscribe you to the associated legislation.

The subscribed items are displayed in green as shown in the example below.

You can find a full list of his subscriptions on the Notification screen.

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In order to delete a subscription, you need to go to the notification screen and click on the green buttons associated to the items you no longer want to subscribe to.

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In order to search for a specific subscription, you can filter items by entering keywords in the title search bar or to filter by category by entering keywords in the category search bar.

 

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When an item you have subscribed to is updated, you will be notified of the update via the email address you used to create your account. The email will display the name of the item that has been updated and will also provide a description about the update.

 

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