Interpretation and application of legislation
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Have the rules that apply to time and distance been considered?
The rules that apply to time and distance should be considered when designing legislation.
Periods of time will be described in legislation in a particular way. The way periods of time are described will have a particular effect. Sections 54 to 57 set out rules for time, including:
- when a period starts and ends
- calculating periods of months (except for commencement)
- determining time generally
The rule for determining a measurement of distance is set out in section 58.