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Daylight Saving Act 2007

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Daylight Saving Act 2007

An Act to promote the greater use of daylight in certain months of the year and to provide for incidental matters

[Royal Assent 19 December 2007]

Be it enacted by His Excellency the Governor of Tasmania, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and House of Assembly, in Parliament assembled, as follows:

1.   Short title

This Act may be cited as the Daylight Saving Act 2007 .

2.   Commencement

This Act commences on a day to be proclaimed.

3.   Interpretation

In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears –
regulations means the regulations made and in force under this Act;
standard time means the time declared by the Standard Time Act 1895 to be the standard time throughout this State;
Tasmanian summer time means the time to be observed throughout this State as fixed under this Act.

4.   Advance of time

During the period prescribed in the regulations for the purposes of this section, Tasmanian summer time throughout the State is to be one hour in advance of standard time and is to be observed accordingly.

5.   Construction of expressions of time in Acts, &c.

(1)  Notwithstanding anything in any legal instrument, where any time or period of time is prescribed, specified or stipulated as the time at which, or the period of time for which or during which, or any part of which, the doing of any act, matter or thing is required, permitted or prohibited, that time, period of time or part of a period of time, as the case may be, is, with respect to any period during which Tasmanian summer time is fixed under this Act to be in advance of standard time, to be held to be, and is to be determined by reference to, Tasmanian summer time unless the contrary is expressed, provided or stipulated in that legal instrument.
(2)  In this section –
legal instrument means –
(a) an Act (including this Act); or
(b) a regulation, rule, by-law, proclamation, order, notice, notification or other instrument made under an Act (including this Act); or
(c) any contract or agreement (whether oral or in writing or both); or
(d) any deed or other instrument having legal effect.

6.   Regulations

The Governor may make regulations for the purposes of this Act.

7.   Savings

(1)  Except as otherwise expressly provided in this Act, the provisions of the Standard Time Act 1895 are not affected by this Act.
(2)  Nothing in this Act affects the use of standard time for the purposes of astronomy, meteorology or navigation, or the construction of any document mentioning or referring to a point of time in connection with any of those purposes.

8.   Administration of Act

Until provision is made in relation to this Act by order under section 4 of the Administrative Arrangements Act 1990  –
(a) the administration of this Act is assigned to the Premier; and
(b) the department responsible to the Premier in relation to the administration of this Act is the Department of Premier and Cabinet.


See Schedule 1 .


See Schedule 2 .
SCHEDULE 1 - Legislation repealed
The amendments effected by Section 9 and this Schedule have been incorporated into authorised versions of the following Acts:
(a) Daylight Saving Act 1968 ;
(b) Daylight Saving Amendment Act 2005 .
SCHEDULE 2 - Legislation revoked
The amendments effected by Section 10 and this Schedule have been incorporated into the authorised version of the Daylight Saving Order 1990 .