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AGE OF MAJORITY ACT 1977 - SECT 4

Construction of proclamations, regulations etc.

S. 4(1) amended by No. 12/1989 s. 4(1)(Sch. 2 item 3.2).

    (1)     The provisions of any proclamation, regulation, by-law, local law, rule or statutory instrument shall be construed as if they were so far modified as is necessary to give effect to the provisions of this Act.

S. 4(2) amended by No. 12/1989 s. 4(1)(Sch. 2 item 3.2).

    (2)     In the absence of a definition or of an indication of a contrary intention the expressions "majority", "full age", "sui juris", "minor", "minority", "infant", "infancy" and any other similar expressions in any Act, proclamation, regulation, by-law, local law, rule or statutory instrument, whether passed, promulgated or made before or after the commencement of this Act, shall be construed in accordance with the provisions of this Act.

    (3)     This section shall not affect the construction of—

        (a)     any industrial award, order, determination or agreement;

        (b)     any instrument made or entered into pursuant to any Act which prescribes wages or other conditions of or relating to apprenticeship;

        (c)     any provisions of any Act governing or relating to conditions of employment or rights or obligations arising from employment.

S. 5
repealed by No. 9863 s. 2(Sch.).

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Sch. (Heading) repealed by No. 21/2015 s. 3(Sch. 1 item 3).

Schs 1, 2 repealed by No. 9863 s. 2(Sch.).

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