Explanatory Memorandum(Circulated by authority of the Minister for Education, Science and Training, the Honourable Julie Bishop MP)
NOTES ON CLAUSES
Clause 1 - Short title
Provides for the Act to be cited as the Higher Education Legislation Amendment (2006 Budget and Other Measures) Act 2006 .
Clause 2 - Commencement
Subclause 2(1) inserts a three column table setting out commencement information for various provisions in the Act. Each provision of the Act specified in column 1 of the table commences (or is taken to have commenced) in accordance with column 2 of the table, and any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.
The table provides for sections 1 to 3, items 1, 2, 6 and 7 of Schedule 1 and Schedules 3 to 9 to commence on Royal Assent and for items 3 to 5 of Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 to commence on 1 January 2007.
Subclause 2(2) provides that column 3 of the table contains additional information which may be added to or edited in any published version of the Act, but that information in this column is not part of the Act.
Clause 3 - Schedule(s)
Provides that each Act that is specified in a Schedule is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule and that any other item in a Schedule has effect according to its terms.