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  What is a reprint?

  When is a reprint prepared?

  How up to date are reprints on this website?

  How can I be alerted when new reprints are published on the website?

  Where can I find information about the legislative history of a reprint?

  What other information about reprints can I find on this website?

  Where can I find reprints on this website?

Finding the current reprint

Is the current reprint up to date?

Finding a historical version of a reprint as in force on a specific date in the past

Finding a reprint for repealed legislation

  Special categories of reprints

Revised version reprints—for retrospective amendments or corrections

Reprints of national scheme legislation

What is national scheme legislation?

Two reprints published for each national law

Reprints of national regulations

  How can I find national scheme reprints on this website?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Queensland reprints and this website

 

What is a reprint?

A reprint is a version of Queensland legislation that consolidates all changes to the legislation as at a particular date. Reprints are produced for all Acts and subordinate legislation (SL) in force in Queensland.

Generally, the first reprint of new principal legislation will be produced when provisions of the legislation (other than sections 1 and 2) commence. Before that time, the legislation can be viewed via the Acts as passed or SL as made  links.

All reprints published on this website from 2013 are authorised reprints. Before 2013, only reprints printed by the Government Printer were authorised versions.

From 2015, Queensland reprints have been progressively published in HTML, XML  and PDF formats. Documents published before 2015 are available in PDF format only.

You are free to print copies of reprints yourself but you can also order printed copies of reprints and other documents on this website from the commercial printer authorised by the Queensland Government.

 

When is a reprint prepared?

From July 2002, the Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel (OQPC) has prepared a reprint of an Act or subordinate legislation (SL) for each date of change to the legislation. Each reprint consolidates all changes made to the legislation, including amendments or the expiry or repeal of provisions, as at the particular reprint date, which is clearly displayed on the status information page and the PDF cover page.

Before July 2002, reprints have a publication date that reflects the last date a reprint of the legislation was produced. Please contact us if you would like more information about understanding dates on these older reprints.

 

How up to date are reprints on this website?

We aim to publish reprints as soon as possible after the date a change in the legislation has taken place. This means reprints are generally available on the day of change or the next day. However, this is not always possible, for example, if a number of large reprints are required for the same date or a reprint is particularly complex.

You can check to make sure the current reprint is up to date 

We prioritise reprints in highest demand so please contact us if you would like to enquire about when a particular reprint may be available.

 

How can I be alerted when new reprints are published on this website?

If you would like to be alerted when new versions of particular reprints are published on this website, you can subscribe to Atom feeds.

 

Where can I find information about the legislative history of a reprint? 

The legislative history of a reprint is available in the Legislative history and inline history notes for the reprint.

 

What other information about reprints can I find on this website?

You can find some additional information about reprints on this website—

  • the government agency and Minister responsible for administering an Act (Administrative Arrangements)

  • the authorising Act for subordinate legislation

  • the subordinate legislation made under a particular Act.

 

Where can I find reprints on this website?

You can quickly find the current reprint of any Act or SL on this website or you can use the information and tools available to find a particular historical version of a reprint that sets out the legislation as it was in force on a specific date in the past. Reprints for repealed legislation are also available on this website.

 

Finding the current reprint 

All current (latest version published) reprints of in-force legislation can be found either alphabetically or by the year of enactment (Acts) or notification (SL) via the In force legislation link.

To search alphabetically—

  • Using the Acts or subordinate legislation links, select the letter that begins the first word in the name of the reprint.
  • Find the relevant reprint from the alphabetical list (using the arrows in the ‘Title’ cell if you want to reverse the alphabetical order).
  • Click the link to go to the status information page from where you can view the reprint in HTML format.
  • Find the government agency and Minister responsible for administering an Act at the top of the status information page.
  • To find related Acts and subordinate legislation—

 

  • Click the Subordinate legislation button to reveal the list of all subordinate legislation made under an Act.

 

  • Click the Authorising Act button to reveal the Act that authorises subordinate legislation.
  • To view the reprint in PDF format, either click the PDF button at the top of the status information page or the PDF icon associated with the green spot on the timeline.

To search by year of enactment or notification (i.e. the year in the name of the legislation)—

  • Select the relevant year using the Acts or subordinate legislation links.
  • Find the relevant reprint by sorting entries alphabetically (using the arrows in the ‘Title’ cell).
  • Click the link to go to the status information page from where you can view the reprint in HTML format.
  • Find the government agency and Minister responsible for administering an Act at the top of the status information page.
  • To find related Acts and subordinate legislation—

 

  • Click the Subordinate legislation button to reveal the list of all subordinate legislation made under an Act.

 

  • Click the Authorising Act button to reveal the Act that authorises the subordinate legislation.
  • To view the reprint in PDF format, either click the PDF button at the top of the status information page or the PDF icon associated with the green spot on the timeline.

Is the current reprint up to date?   

If it is important for you to be sure the current reprint includes all the changes that have commenced for that legislation, you can check yourself by following these instructions to check for changes not yet consolidated.

You may also like to download our booklet, Finding Queensland legislation and information, which is a helpful and detailed guide to finding up-to-date legislation on this website.

 

Finding a historical reprint as in force on a specific date

To find a historical reprint of legislation as in force on a specific date, find the status information page for the reprint by following either of the methods above for finding the current reprint.

You can then use the timeline or the legislative history to find the specific historical reprint you want.

Using the timeline— 

  • On the status information page, open the reprint timeline by clicking on the Timeline button on the right of the screen.
  • The timeline shows the dates for all reprints of the legislation—the green radio button shows which reprint you’re currently viewing.
  • View any of these reprints by clicking on the radio button corresponding to the timeline date you want, or search in the date field under the timeline to select the specific date you want.
  • The reprint will be available in PDF, HTML or XML depending on the icon appearing above the date.

Using the Legislative history— 

  • On the status information page, click on the Legislative history button and find the table of reprints at the top of the page.
  • Click on the appropriate Effective Date link (first column) to go to the status information page for that historical version of the reprint—from there you can view the reprint.

Note: Reprints produced after January 2013 are identified by the reprint (current as at) date on the cover page of the PDF version but historical reprints produced up to January 2013 are identified differently.

  • Reprints produced between 1 July 2002 and 29 January 2013 are dated as at the date of change but also have a reprint number. Both the number and the date appear on the front cover of the PDF version of the reprint.

  • Reprints produced before 1 July 2002 have a reprint number but were not necessarily produced for each day of change. The number and information about the reprint date and which amendments are incorporated appear on the front cover of the PDF version. Please contact us if you would like more information about understanding dates on these older reprints.

 

Finding a reprint for repealed legislation 

All historical versions of reprints of repealed legislation can be found either alphabetically or by the year of enactment (Acts) or notification (SL) via the Repealed legislation link.

Find the status information page of the last version of the reprint before repeal by following the steps for finding a current reprint—just be sure to start from the Repealed legislation link.

If the last reprint before repeal isn’t the version you need, you can find the appropriate repealed historical reprint by following the steps for finding a historical reprint for a specific date— just be sure to start from the Repealed legislation link.

Note: You may prefer to find a repealed Act or SL by using one of the new features on our website, legislative tables.  

 

Special categories of reprints

Revised reprints—for retrospective amendments or corrections

There are 2 different categories of revised reprints

1. Reprints produced to consolidate changes to the legislation that commenced retrospectively—

  • Retrospective amendments will be consolidated in each affected reprint and an advisory note will appear on the status information page, the PDF cover page and in the Table of reprints (Legislative history page).

2. Reprints produced to make a correction to the text of a published reprint—

  • The correction will be consolidated in the current reprint and an advisory note will appear on the status information page, the PDF cover page and in the Table of reprints (Legislative history page).
  • The correction may not be consolidated in the affected historical reprints but an advisory note will still appear on the status information page and the PDF cover page.

It will always be clear on the status information page, the PDF cover page and in the table of reprints (legislative history page) if a reprint is a revised reprint. If you would like to be alerted when revised versions for particular reprints are published, you can subscribe to an Atom feed for the reprint.

 

Reprints of applied national scheme legislation

What is applied national scheme legislation?

National scheme (uniform) legislation is legislation that is the same, or substantially the same, in all or most Australian jurisdictions. Examples are the Heavy Vehicle National Law, the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law and the National Energy Retail Law.

While there are a number of ways of implementing national scheme legislation, one of the ways most commonly used is a national applied laws scheme. That is, legislation (the national law) is enacted in one jurisdiction (the ‘host’ jurisdiction) and each other jurisdiction then passes its own national law ‘adoption’ Act that formally makes the national law, and any regulations made under the national law, part of that jurisdiction’s Statute Book.

National laws and regulations can be amended by the host jurisdiction with the agreement of all participating jurisdictions. Individual jurisdictions can also make ‘modifications’ to a national law to change the way it applies in that particular jurisdiction.

 

Two reprints published for each national law

1. Adoption Act reprint

This is a reprint of the adoption Act passed by the Queensland Parliament to formally adopt the national law itself (whether as host jurisdiction or to apply a national law hosted by another jurisdiction) and any regulations made under that law. These Acts will always have a year in the reprint name.

  • For national laws for which Queensland is the host jurisdiction, the adoption Act also includes the text of the national law itself. Currently, this is the case for the Heavy Vehicle National Law Act 2012 and Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009.

 

Note: We refer to these as ‘combined’ reprints, but it’s important to understand that the national law as it appears in the schedule to these reprints may not express the law as it applies in Queensland because there may have been Queensland modifications. To find the reprint of the law as it applies in Queensland, you need the ‘standalone’ version of the national law.

2. Standalone reprint

This is a reprint of the ‘standalone’ national law as applied in Queensland. These reprints consolidate modifications legislated by Queensland (if there are any) as well as any changes legislated for all jurisdictions e.g. Electronic Conveyancing National Law (Queensland) or National Gas (Queensland) Law.

Note: Standalone reprints of national laws as they apply in Queensland always have ‘(Queensland)’ in the reprint name and do not have a year in the reprint name.

 

Reprints of national regulations

Not all national laws have regulations made under them but those that do are available on this website e.g. Education and Care Services National Regulations or Heavy Vehicle (Fatigue Management) National Regulation.

National regulations can be amended but, unlike national laws, they are generally not modified by individual jurisdictions so OQPC does not publish standalone versions of reprints for national regulations.

Note: Queensland regulations (subordinate legislation) can also be made in the usual way under a national law adoption Act e.g. Education and Care Services National Law (Queensland) Regulation 2011 or Heavy Vehicle National Law Regulation 2014. These Queensland regulations will always have a year in the reprint name.

 

How can I find national scheme reprints on this website?

To find national scheme reprints, follow the same steps as you would to find the current reprint or find the historical version of a reprint.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Last updated 28 September 2017 at 18:11