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NORTHERN TERRITORY (SELF-GOVERNMENT) ACT 1978


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART I--PRELIMINARY

   1.      Short title  
   2.      Commencement  
   3.      Repeals  
   4.      Interpretation  

   PART II--NORTHERN TERRITORY OF AUSTRALIA

   5.      Establishment of body politic  

   PART III--LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

           Division 1--Powers of Legislative Assembly

   6.      Legislative power  
   7.      Assent to proposed laws  
   8.      Signification of pleasure on proposed law reserved  
   10.     Reason for withholding assent etc. to be tabled in Legislative Assembly  
   11.     Proposal of money votes  
   12.     Powers, privileges and immunities of Legislative Assembly  

           Division 2--Constitution and membership of Legislative Assembly

   13.     Legislative Assembly  
   14.     Qualifications of electors  
   15.     Writs for elections  
   16.     Term of office of member  
   17.     Dates of elections  
   18.     Resignation of members of Legislative Assembly  
   19.     Filling of casual vacancy  
   20.     Qualifications for election  
   21.     Disqualifications for membership of Legislative Assembly  

           Division 3--Procedure of Legislative Assembly

   22.     Sessions of Legislative Assembly  
   23.     Quorum  
   24.     Election of Speaker  
   25.     Acting Speaker--appointment by Legislative Assembly  
   26.     Acting Speaker--appointment by Administrator  
   27.     Voting in Legislative Assembly  
   28.     Validation of acts of Legislative Assembly  
   29.     Minutes of proceedings  
   30.     Standing rules and orders  

   PART IV--THE ADMINISTRATION

   31.     Extent of executive power  
   32.     Office of Administrator  
   33.     The Executive Council  
   34.     Ministerial offices  
   35.     Transfer of functions to Executive  
   36.     Appointment of Ministers  
   37.     Tenure of office  
   38.     Oath to be taken by Member of Council and Minister  
   40.     Acting Administrator  
   41.     Deputies of Administrator  
   42.     Oath to be taken by Administrator etc.  

   PART V--FINANCE

   43.     Interpretation  
   44.     Public moneys  
   45.     Withdrawals of public moneys  
   46.     Borrowing from Commonwealth  
   48.     Commonwealth Auditor-General may audit Territory accounts  

   PART VI--MISCELLANEOUS

   49.     Trade and commerce with States to be free  
   50.     Acquisition of property to be on just terms  
   50A.    Laws concerning euthanasia  
   51.     Acts that bind States to bind Northern Territory  
   53.     Application of Fair Work Act 2009  
   54.     Power to confer jurisdiction on Remuneration Tribunal in relation to members etc.  
   55.     Regulations  

   PART VII--TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

   56.     Interpretation  
   57.     Continuance of laws  
   58.     Administrator etc. to continue in office  
   59.     Legislative Assembly etc. to continue  
   60.     Functions performed by Legislative Assembly and Executive Council  
   61.     Functions performed by specified persons  
   63.     Sessions of Legislative Assembly  
   64.     Quorum  
   65.     Remuneration and allowances  
   66.     Ordinances made but not assented to before commencing date  
   67.     References in other laws  
   68.     Certain provisions of previous Act to continue to operate  
   69.     Transfers of property etc.  
   70.     Acquisition of certain land etc.  
   71.     Contracts  
   72.     Commonwealth to indemnify Territory  
   73.     Validity of Ordinances  
   74.     Agency arrangements  
   75.     Regulations  
           SCHEDULE 1 Acts repealed
           SCHEDULE 2Schedule 2
           SCHEDULE 3Schedule 3
           SCHEDULE 4Schedule 4
           SCHEDULE 5Schedule 5
           SCHEDULE 6Schedule 6


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