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Wednesday, 3 February 2010
Page: 237


Senator HANSON-YOUNG (11:22 AM) —by leave—I move the Greens second reading amendment, which I forgot to do when I spoke earlier:

At the end of the motion, add “but the Senate is of the opinion that the Government should:

              (a)    prioritise the re-registration of providers by starting with those providers considered to have a high risk profile having regard to one or more of the following factors:

                    (i)    the provider has a high proportion of students from a single country,

                   (ii)    the provider offers only a limited number of education programs,

                  (iii)    the provider has had a rapid increase in enrolments in the recent past,

                  (iv)    the provider has previously breached the national code, and

                   (v)    there is a history of visa fraud in relation to student visa applications relating to the provider’s education programs,

                       followed by all remaining institutions; and

              (b)    establish an independent Education Commission to foster best practice in:

                    (i)    visa application processes,

                   (ii)    quality benchmarking of education programs, and

                  (iii)    monitoring of providers and their compliance with the national code”.

I also seek leave to table a document from Minister Gillard in relation to our amendments for the committee stage that were circulated and let the chamber know I will not be moving those amendments as a result of the arrangements.

Leave granted.