House of Representatives

Higher Education Legislation Amendment (2007 Measures No. 1) Bill 2007

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 (2007 Measures No, 1) Act 2007 .

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, item 1 of Schedule 3 and Schedules 2 and 4 to 10 to commence on Royal Assent;
items 2 to 6 of Schedule 3 to commence on 1 January 2008; and
Schedule 1 to commence on a single day to be fixed by Proclamation. However, if any of the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 12 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the first day after the end of that period.

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Provides that each Act that is specified in a Schedule is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule and that any other item in a Schedule has effect according to its terms.

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