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PARLIAMENT OF AUSTRALIA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Part 1 Preliminary Section ^1 1 The Parliament of Australia recognises that despite efforts to 2 improve the representation of women in the ministry and in senior 3 government positions, women are still under-represented within the 4 Executive government. 5 The Parliament of Australia enacts: 6 Part 1—Preliminary 7 8 ^1 Short title 9 This Act may be cited as the Executive Government (Gender 10 Representation) Act 2016. 11 ^2 Commencement 12 (1) Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table 13 commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with 14 column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect 15 according to its terms. 16 Commencement information Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Provisions Commencement Date/Details 1. Part 1 The day this Act receives the Royal Assent. 2. Parts 2 and 3 The start of the first election polling day (see section ^4) that occurs on or after the day this Act receives the Royal Assent. 17 Note: This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally 18 enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of 19 this Act. 20 (2) Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. 21 Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it 22 may be edited, in any published version of this Act. 2 Executive Government (Gender Representation) Bill 2016 No. , 2016 The Last Sentry at the Gate: Clive Palmer & the 44th Parliament of Australia 183


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