Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Bill 2014

Replacement Explanatory Memorandum

(Circulated by authority of the Attorney-General, Senator the Honourable George Brandis QC)

This Memorandum replaces the Explanatory Memorandum presented to the House of Representatives on 22 October 2014


Item 1 - Short title

Item 1 provides that this Act may be cited as the Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Act 2014.

Item 2 - Commencement

Item 2 provides for the commencement of the Act, as set out in the table.

Subsection (1) provides that each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table 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.

The first item of the table provides that sections 1 to 3 and anything in the Act not covered elsewhere by the table commence on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

The second item of the table provides that Schedules 1, 2 and 3 commence on a single day to be fixed by Proclamation. However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 12 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

Subsection (2) provides that any information in column 3 of the table is not part of the Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

Item 3 - Schedules

Item 3 provides that legislation specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed by items in the Schedule concerned. Any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

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