House of Representatives

Higher Education Support Amendment (2009 Budget Measures) Bill 2009

Explanatory Memorandum

(Circulated by authority of the Minister for Education the Honourable Julia Gillard MP)


Clause 1 - Short title

Provides for the Act to be cited as the Higher Education Support Amendment (2009 Budget Measures) Act 2009 .

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 has the effect of providing for sections 1-3 and any provision in HESA not covered elsewhere in the table, Schedule 1, Schedule 3, Schedule 4 item 2, Schedule 6, and Schedule 7 to commence on Royal Assent; and for Schedule 2, Schedule 4 item 1 and Schedule 5 to commence on 1 January 2010.

Subclause 2(2) provides that column 3 of the table is for 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Provides that each Act that is specified in a Schedule is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule and that any other item in a Schedule has effect according to its terms.

For ease of description, this explanatory memorandum uses the following abbreviation:

HESA means the ' Higher Education Support Act 2003 .'

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