Supplementary Order Paper No 106

No 106

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Education (Polytechnics) Amendment Bill


Proposed amendments

Hon Anne Tolley, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Clause 16

New section 222AD: To add the following subsection (after line 2 on page 15):

  • (4) Subsection (3) does not apply to a member who was before 1 May 2011 appointed under section 222AA(1)(b).

New section 222AN: To omit (1)(a)(ii) (at line 25 on page 22) and substitute (1)(b)(ii).

Clause 19

To insert the following subclauses after subclause (2) (after line 27 on page 26):

  • (2A) Every member of a reconstituted polytechnic council who is before 1 May 2011 appointed under section 222AA(1)(b) of the principal Act must be appointed for a term ending no later than the close of 30 April 2011.

  • (2B) A reconstituted polytechnic council must ensure that every vacancy of either of the following kinds is filled no later than 11 June 2011:

    • (a) a vacancy that arises at the close of 30 April 2011 because a member appointed under section 222AA(1)(b) of the principal Act goes out of office at that time:

    • (b) a vacancy that—

      • (i) arises at a time before the close of 30 April 2011 because a member appointed under section 222AA(1)(b) of the principal Act goes out of office at that time; and

      • (ii) has not been filled before the close of 30 April 2011.

  • (2C) Subsection (2A) overrides section 222AD(1A) of the principal Act.


Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper contains 3 proposed amendments.

The first amends new section 222AD of the principal Act (as proposed to be inserted by clause 16) so that subsection (3), which provides that a member of a polytechnic council continues in office after his or her term would otherwise end if a successor has not yet been appointed, does not apply to members of a reconstituted polytechnic council appointed by the council before 1 May 2011.

The second corrects an erroneous cross-reference in new section 222AN(2) of the principal Act (as proposed to be inserted by clause 16).

The third amends clause 19 so that—

  • members of a reconstituted polytechnic council appointed by it before 1 May 2011 must be appointed for a term ending no later than the close of the day before; and

  • every reconstituted polytechnic council must ensure that vacancies as at 1 May 2011 for members appointed by it are filled within 6 weeks.