As made (version of the act as it received Royal Assent)
Consolidated (incorporating subsequent amendments)
Point-in-time (version at a particular date)
As a general rule, unless an Act specifies otherwise, Acts passed prior to 1 January 1982, are taken to have commenced on the date of Royal Assent, and from 1 January 1982, fourteen days after the Royal Assent. See Acts Interpretation Act 1931 – section 9.
Proclamations detailing commencement dates can be found in the Annual Volumes of Statutory Rules from 1954 onwards. Prior to that you have to search the Gazettes. Annual Indexes to Tasmanian Legislation also provide information that can be helpful.
Tasmanian Explanatory Memoranda
Tasmanian Parliamentary Debates
Before 1979 there were no official reports of the Tasmanian parliamentary debates. From 1920 the reports in the newspaper, The Mercury, were printed at the Parliament's expense and distributed to Members of Parliament and government departments. Parts of speeches were sometimes printed with the Journals. Since November 1995, the Tasmanian Hansard has been published only on the Internet.
The Tasmanian Parliamentary Library has complied a short history of hansard in Tasmania.
Tasmanian Statutory Rules
As made / sessional version
Proclamations detailing commencement dates for Statutory Rules can be found in the Annual Volumes of Statutory Rules from 1954 onwards (available in hard copy in the Law Library). Prior to that, this information can be found by searching the Government Gazettes. Annual Indexes to Tasmanian Legislation also provide information that can be helpful.
Tasmanian Tables and Indexes
Tables and indexes of Tasmanian legislation are available on Tasmania Legislation Online including: