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Education Act 1959

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  • - C1959A00029
  • No longer in force
Act No. 29 of 1959 as made
An Act to amend the Education Act 1945.
Date of Assent 07 May 1959
Date of repeal 15 Oct 1974
Repealed by Student Assistance Act 1973

EDUCATION.

 

No. 29 of 1959.

An Act to amend the Education Act 1945.

[Assented to 7th May, 1959.]

BE it enacted by the Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty, the Senate, and the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, as follows:—

Short title and citation.

1.—(1.)     This Act may be cited as the Education Act 1959.

(2.)  The Education Act 1945 is in this Act referred to as the Principal Act.

(3.)  The Principal Act, as amended by this Act, may be cited as the Education Act 1945–1959.


 

Commencement.

2.  This Act shall come into operation on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

Title.

3.  The title of the Principal Act is amended by omitting the words “a Universities Commission” and inserting in their stead the words “a Commonwealth Scholarships Board”.

Commonwealth Office of Education.

4.  Section five of the Principal Act is amended by adding at the end thereof the following sub-section:—

“(3.)    In relation to university education, the Commonwealth Office of Education shall advise the Minister with respect to such matters only as the Minister directs.”.

5.  The Principal Act is amended by omitting the heading to Part III. and inserting in its stead the following heading:—

“Part III.—The Commonwealth Scholarships Board.”.

Establishment of Board.

6.—(1.)     Section eight of the Principal Act is amended—

(a) by omitting from sub-section (1.) the words “a Commission, to be known as the Universities Commission” and inserting in their stead the words “a Board, to be known as the Commonwealth Scholarships Board”; and

(b) by omitting from sub-sections (2.) and (3.) the word “Commission” and inserting in its stead the word “Board”.

(2.)  The body corporate constituted by sub-section (2.) of section eight of the Principal Act, as amended by this Act, shall be deemed to be a continuation of the body corporate that existed under the name of the Universities Commission by virtue of sub-section (2.) of section eight of the Principal Act, so that the property, rights, liabilities and obligations of the body corporate, as subsisting immediately before the commencement of this Act, are not affected by the change in the name of the body corporate.

(3.)  All courts, judges, and persons acting judicially shall take judicial notice of the seal of the Universities Commission affixed to any document before the commencement of this Act and shall presume that it was duly affixed.

Additional amendments.

7.  The Principal Act is amended as set out in the Schedule to this Act.


 

THE SCHEDULE.                                        Section 7.

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ADDITIONAL AMENDMENTS.

Sections amended.

Amendments.

2

Omit “The Universities Commission”, insert “The Commonwealth Scholarships Board”

3

(a) Omit the definition of “Commissioner”, insert the following definition:—

“‘member’ means a member of the Board;”

(b) Omit from the definition of “similar institution” the word “Commission”, insert “Board”

(c) Omit the definitions of “the Chairman” and “the Commission”, insert the following definitions:—

“‘the Board’ means the Commonwealth Scholarships Board constituted by this Act;

‘the Chairman’ means the Chairman of the Board;”

9

Omit “Commission” (wherever occurring), insert “Board”

10

Omit “Commissioner”, insert “member”

11

(a) Omit “Commissioner”, insert “member”

(b) Omit from paragraph (e) “Commission”, insert “Board”

12

Omit “Commissioner”, insert “member”

13

(a) Omit “Commission” (wherever occurring), insert “Board”

(b) Omit from sub-sections (3.) and (4.) “Commissioners”, insert “members”

(c) Omit from sub-section (5.) “Commissioner”, insert “member”

14

Omit “Commission” (wherever occurring), insert “Board”

16

(a) Omit “Commission” (wherever occurring), insert “Board”

(b) Omit “Commission’s”, insert “Board’s”

18

Omit “Commission” (wherever occurring), insert “Board”