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Imperial Acts Application Act 1984 – 15 May 2014

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Imperial Acts Application Act 1984 – 15 May 2014

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Each Imperial enactment specified in Schedule 1 shall, from the commencement of this Act, continue to have the same force and effect (if any) as it had in Queensland immediately prior to the commencement of this Act. Some enactments listed in Schedule 1 include: Magna Carta, 1688 Bill of Rights, 1700 Act of Settlement, etc.

  • Sections 4, 5, Schedule 1

No insurance shall be made by any person on the life of any person or on any other event whatsoever wherein the person for whose use or benefit or on whose account the policy is made has no interest, or by way of gaming or wagering. In addition, every contract of marine insurance by way of gaming or wagering is void.

  • Sections 8, 9

In all cases where there is an interest in the life or other event the subject of the insurance, no greater sum shall be recovered or received from the insurer than the amount or value of the interest.

  • Section 8

A contract of marine insurance is inadmissible in evidence in an action for the recovery of a loss under the contract unless it is embodied in a marine policy in accordance with section 11 of the Act. Pursuant to section 11 of this Act, a marine insurance policy must specify: the name of the assured, or of some person who effects the insurance on the assured’s behalf; the subject-matter insured and the risk insured against; the voyage, or period of time, or both as the case may be, covered by the insurance; the sum or sums insured; and the name or names of the insurers.

  • Sections 10, 11
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The Long title to the Act contains information relating to service of process on Sunday and waste by executors which does not appear in the Act.

Section 2 contains the term ‘Crown’. This term may be replaced with a modern alternative.

It appears that the Imperial Acts listed in Schedule 1 as adopted could be reintroduced as modern legislation.



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