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Higher Education Support Amendment (Savings and Other Measures) Bill 2013


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Senate
Portfolio
Education

Summary

Amends the Higher Education Support Act 2003 to: remove the HECS-HELP up-front payment discount for units of study with a census date on or after 1 January 2014; remove the HELP voluntary repayment bonus for repayments made on or after 1 January 2014; apply an efficiency dividend of 2 per cent in 2014 and 1.25 per cent in 2015 to Commonwealth contribution amounts under the Commonwealth Grant Scheme; and reflect the name change of the University of Ballarat to the Federation University Australia.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 21/11/13  
Second reading moved 21/11/13  
Second reading debate 03/12/13  
Second reading agreed to 03/12/13  
Third reading agreed to 03/12/13  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 04/12/13  
Second reading moved 04/12/13  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes