New rules

Media Release

30 June 2016

Six new Rules for Norfolk Island have been registered on the Federal Register of Legislation today.

The Rules complement the Norfolk Island reforms to date. They relate to long service leave, diagnostic imaging and pathology, the transfer of records and other information, immigration, and business names registration.

All Rules commence on 1 July 2016.

Norfolk Island Applied Laws Amendment (Long Service Leave) Rule 2016

Ensures long service leave accrual under the Long Service Leave Act 1955 (NSW)(NI). Also ensures Norfolk Island public holidays are recognised for the purposes of long service leave accrual.

Norfolk Island Legislation Amendment Act Transitional Rule (Diagnostic Imaging) 2016

Norfolk Island Legislation Amendment Act Transitional Rule (Pathology) 2016

These two rules allow Medicare rebates to be claimed for diagnostic imaging and pathology services provided by the Norfolk Island Health and Residential Aged Care Service Facility.

Norfolk Island Legislation Amendment Act Transitional Rule 2016 (No 1)

Transfers certain records from the Administration of Norfolk Island to the Commonwealth, and ensures continuity of other arrangements and information under the Norfolk Island Regional Council.

Norfolk Island Legislation (Migration) Transitional Rule 2016

Transitions residents of Norfolk Island, certain permit holders, and newborn babies of certain permit holders, to the visa system under the Migration Act 1958 (Cth).

Territories Legislation Amendment Transitional Rule (Business Names Registration) 2016

Facilitates the transfer of the Norfolk Island business names register to the national Business Names Register following the extension of the Business Names Register Act 2011 (Cth) to Norfolk Island.

More detailed information about the Rules will be provided in the next edition of the Norfolk Island Reform Newsletter.

The Hon Gary Hardgrave