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Health Workforce Australia Bill 2009

Part 1 Preliminary


1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Health Workforce Australia Act 2009 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  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.


Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3




1.  Sections 1 and 2 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.


2.  Sections 3 to 43

The later of:

(a) the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) 1 July 2009.


Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally passed by both Houses of the Parliament and assented to. It will not be expanded to deal with provisions inserted in this Act after assent.

             (2)  Column 3 of the table contains additional information that is not part of this Act. Information in this column may be added to or edited in any published version of this Act.

3   Definitions

                   In this Act:

Board means the Board of Health Workforce Australia.

CEO means the Chief Executive Officer of Health Workforce Australia.

Chair means the Chair of the Board.

eligible clinical training means clinical training of a kind specified in a legislative instrument made under subsection 5(3).

eligible student means a student of a kind specified in a legislative instrument made under subsection 5(3).

government-nominated member means a member of the kind referred to in paragraph 10(b) or (c).

health workforce means the body of individuals providing, or employed to provide, to the Australian public:

                     (a)  professional health care services; or

                     (b)  professional services ancillary to health care.

member means a member of the Board and includes the Chair.

Ministerial Conference means the body known as the Australian Health Ministers’ Conference on the day on which this definition commences.