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INSTRUMENTS ACT 1958


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

   1.      Short title and commencement  
   2.      Repeal and savings  

   PART I--SUMMARY PROCEEDINGS ON BILLS OF EXCHANGE

   3.      Definitions  
   4.      Commencement of proceedings in the Supreme Court  
   5.      Appearance may be entered  
   6.      Court may allow proceeding to be defended after judgment  
   7.      Bill to be deposited in court and plaintiff to give security for costs  
   8.      Expenses of noting may be recovered with the bill  
   9.      One writ may be issued against all the parties to a bill  
   10.     Practice in actions to apply  
   11.     Limitation of costs where amount recovered does not exceed $2000  
   12.     This Part to apply to actions on bills in County Court and Magistrates' Courts  
   13.     Leave of judge necessary for more than one action on two or more matured bills  

   PART II--INSTRUMENTS CONNECTED WITH GAMING, ETC., TRANSACTIONS

   14.     Certain instruments deemed to have been given for an illegal consideration  

   PART III--POLICIES AND CONTRACTS OF INSURANCE

   15.     No assurance to be made on ships etc.  
   16.     Re-assurance of sea risks allowed  
   17.     Plaintiff to declare within fifteen days what sums he had assured  
   18.     No policy to be made on any ship without inserting the name of one or more persons interested  
   19.     Policies made contrary to this Act void  
   20.     Policies covered by Commonwealth Act excluded  
   21.     No insurance to be made unless insurer has interest  
   22.     No policy without inserting names  
   23.     How much may be recovered  
   24.     Not to extend to ships etc.  
   25.     Insurance contracts other than life insurance contracts  
   26.     Life insurance contracts  
   27.     Maintenance of proceedings under insurance contracts  
   28.     Arbitration  
   29.     Division to apply to all contracts of insurance  

   PART IV--BONDS

   30.     Actions on bonds etc.  

   PART V--PUBLIC CONTRACTS

   31.     Effect of public contracts of Ministers or officers  

   PART VA--CORPORATE BODIES CONTRACTS

   31A.    Formalities of making, varying or discharging a contract  

   PART XII--MISCELLANEOUS PROMISES ETC. REQUIRED TO BE IN WRITING

   126.    Certain agreements to be in writing  
   128.    Representations of character  
   129.    Consideration for guarantee need not appear in writing  
   130.    Liability of members of unregistered companies  

   PART XIII--CONTRACTS RELATING TO THE CARRIAGE OF PASSENGERS BY WATER

   131.    Definitions  
   132.    Contracts for carriage of passengers by water  
   133.    Contracting out not allowed  
   134.    Construction and jurisdiction  
   135.    Owners of ships not to insert illegal conditions in contracts  

   PART XIV--SUPPLEMENTARY

   136.    Validation of certain transactions in banking shares  
   137.    Abolition of warrants of attorney  
   138.    Power to Registrar-General to destroy or dispose of documents  
   138A.   Transitional provision  
   139.    Fees, searches and regulations  

   PART XV--SAVINGS AND TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS--PERSONAL PROPERTY SECURITIES (STATUTE LAW REVISION AND IMPLEMENTATION) ACT 2010

   141.    Definitions  
   142.    Effect of repeal on existing liens  
   143.    Effect of repeal on existing liens  
   144.    Effect of repeal on existing mortgages  
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