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Legislation Legislation Type Operational Date Last Amendment

Decimal Currency Act

Act

March 21, 1969

January 1, 1969

Defamation Act

Act

April 30, 1963

January 1, 1963

Defence Act

Act

July 31, 1962

April 7, 2014

Defence Act

Subsidary Legislation

Dental Act

Act

September 19, 1974

January 1, 1999

Dental Act

Subsidary Legislation

Deporation (Commonwealth Citizens) Act

Subsidary Legislation

Deportation (Commonwealth Citizens) Act

Act

July 11, 1942

Deposit Insurance Act

Act

August 31, 1998

January 1, 2011

Deposit Insurance Act

Subsidary Legislation

Designs Act

Act

May 12, 1890

January 1, 1890

Designs Act

Subsidary Legislation

Diplomatic Immunities and Privileges Act

Act

August 6, 1962

January 1, 2004

Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management Act

Act

June 25, 1993

January 1, 1993

Dividing Fences Act

Act

May 22, 1888

January 1, 1888

Dogs (Liability for Injuries By) Act

Act

March 28, 1877

January 1, 1877

Domestic Violence Act

Act

May 6, 1996

January 1, 2004

Drug Court (Treatment and Rehabilitation, etc.) Act

Act

January 15, 2001

January 1, 1999

Drug Court (Treatment, etc. of Offenders) Act

Subsidary Legislation

Drug Offences (Forfeiture of Proceeds) Act

Act

August 15, 1994

January 1, 2005

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