Norfolk Island Act 1979

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The Norfolk Island Act 1979[1] was an Act of the Parliament of Australia. It granted the Australian external territory of Norfolk Island limited self-government. [2] The Act formally established the Norfolk Island Legislative Assembly and gave the Assembly powers to pass, amend, and repeal laws, and – subject to the assent of the Administrator of Norfolk Islandexecutive powers.[2] The Act was made under the powers granted to Parliament in section 122 of the Constitution of Australia.[2]

The Norfolk Island Legislation Amendment Act 2015 passed the Australian Parliament on May 14, 2015 (Assented on 26 May, 2015) abolishing self-government on Norfolk Island and transferring Norfolk Island into a council as part of New South Wales law.[3] From July 1, 2016 Norfolk Island legislation will be transferred to New South Wales and subject to NSW legislation.[4]

In February 2016, the Australian Parliament passed the Territories Legislation Amendment Act 2016 (Assented on 23 March, 2016) to enhance further political reforms on Norfolk Island.[5]


  1. ^ "Norfolk Island Act 1979". 30 May 1979. .
  2. ^ a b c "Norfolk Island Historical Events". Department of the Attorney-General, Australia. Retrieved 29 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Norfolk Island Legislation Amendment Act 2015". 26 May 2015. .
  4. ^ "Norfolk Island reform". Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (Cth). Retrieved 14 October 2016. .
  5. ^ "Territories Legislation Amendment Act 2016". 23 March 2016. .

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