House of Representatives

Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities) Bill 2010

Explanatory Memorandum

Circulated By Authority of the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations, the Senator the Honourable Chris Evans MP)


Clause 1 - Short title

Provides for the Act to be cited as the Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities) Act 2010 .

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 not covered elsewhere in the table, to commence on Royal Assent; for Schedule 1 to commence on a day to be fixed by Proclamation, or for any provisions which have not commenced within six months of the Act receiving Royal Assent, the day after the six month period expires.

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Provides that each Act that is specified in a Schedule is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule and that any other item in a Schedule has effect according to its terms.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

'the Act' means the Higher Education Support Act 2003 .

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