6—Effect of termination of amendment reference before initial reference
(1) If the
amendment reference terminates before the initial reference, the termination
of the amendment reference does not affect—
that were made under the amendment reference before that termination (whether
or not they have come into operation before that termination); or
continued operation in the State of the Commonwealth Water Act as in operation
immediately before that termination or as subsequently amended or affected
laws referred to in paragraph (a) that come into
operation after that termination; or
provisions referred to in section 4(4)(a) or (b).
(2) Accordingly, the
amendment reference continues to have effect for the purposes of
subsection (1) unless the initial reference is terminated.
Subsection (1) does not apply to or in relation to an amendment of the
Commonwealth Water Act that is excluded from the operation of this section by
the proclamation that terminates the amendment reference.
(4) For the purposes
of subsection (1)—
laws referred to in subsection (1)(a) include Commonwealth Water Act
reference in subsection (1)(b) to the Commonwealth Water Act as in
operation immediately before the termination of the amendment reference
includes that legislation as affected by Commonwealth Water Act instruments
that have come into operation before that time.