Structure of amending Acts

An amending Act usually has 2 structural elements:

  • the body of the amending Act, and
  • the schedules to the amending Act.

The typical amending Act will include only the citation and commencement sections for the Act in its body. Any repeals or amendments will usually be located in one or more of its schedules.

If the repeals or amendments are limited in nature, they may sometimes be included in sections in the body of the Act rather than in schedules.

Last updated 30 August 2020 at 14:31