Explanatory Memorandum(Circulated by authority of the Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC)
Notes on clauses
Clause 1-Short title
56. This clause provides that when the Bill is enacted, it may be cited as the Civil Law and Justice (Omnibus Amendments) Act 2015.
57. This clause sets out when various provisions of the Civil Law and Justice (Omnibus Amendments) Act 2015 are to commence, as set out in the table.
58. Subclause 2(1) provides that each provision of the Act specified in column 1 of the table in subclause 2(1) commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.
59. Item 1 in the table provides that sections 1 to 3, which concern the formal aspects of the Act, as well as anything in the Act not elsewhere covered by the table, will commence on the day the Act receives the Royal Assent.
60. Item 2 in the table provides that schedule 1 of the Act will commence the day after the Act receives the Royal Assent.
61. The note at the end of the table explains that the table relates only to the provisions of the Act as originally enacted. The table will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of the Act.
62. Subclause 2(2) provides that any information in column 3 of the table in subclause 2(1) is not part of the Act. It also clarifies that information may be inserted in column 3, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of the Act.
63. Clause 3 provides that each Act specified in a schedule to the Act is amended as set out in the applicable items in the schedule and any other item in a schedule has effect according to its terms. This is a technical provision to give operational effect to the amendments contained in the schedules.