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EDUCATION SERVICES FOR OVERSEAS STUDENTS AMENDMENT (RE-REGISTRATION OF PROVIDERS AND OTHER MEASURES) BILL 2009

Senator Parry, by leave, moved—That the Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Re-registration of Providers and Other Measures) Bill 2009 be recommitted immediately and that the committee reconsider amendments and consider further amendments (see entry no. 25).

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

The Senate resolved itself into committee for the reconsideration of the bill.

In the committee

Bill reconsidered.

Senator Cormann moved the following amendment:

 Schedule 1, item 11, page 5 (after line 7), after subsection 9A(1), insert:

  (1A) A designated authority for a State must use a risk-management approach when considering whether to recommend that an approved provider should be re-registered.

Debate ensued.

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put.


The committee divided—

AYES, 34

Senators—

Abetz

Adams

Back

Barnett

Bernardi

Boyce

Brandis

Bushby

Cash

Colbeck

Coonan

Cormann

Eggleston

Ferguson

Fielding

Fierravanti-Wells

Fifield

Fisher

Humphries

Johnston

Joyce

Kroger

Mason

McGauran

Nash

Parry (Teller)

Payne

Ronaldson

Ryan

Scullion

Troeth

Trood

Williams

Xenophon

NOES, 33

Senators—

Arbib

Bilyk

Bishop

Brown, Bob

Cameron

Carr

Collins

Crossin

Farrell

Feeney

Forshaw

Furner

Hanson-Young

Hogg

Hurley

Hutchins

Ludlam

Ludwig

Lundy

Marshall

McEwen (Teller)

McLucas

Milne

Moore

O'Brien

Polley

Pratt

Sherry

Siewert

Stephens

Sterle

Wong

Wortley

Question agreed to.

Senator Xenophon, also on behalf of Senator Hanson-Young, moved the following amendments together by leave:

 Schedule 2, page 16 (after line 11), after item 5, insert:

 5A Paragraph 29(1)(a)

  Omit "less", substitute "plus

 (aa) the total of the prescribed amounts relating to expenses incurred by the student in connection with the course; less".

 5B Subsection 29(2)

  Omit "paragraph (1)(b)", substitute "paragraphs (1)(aa) and (b)".

 Schedule 2, page 16 (after line 16), after item 6, insert:

 6A Section 46

  After "course money", insert "and certain consequential costs".

Debate ensued.

Question—That the amendments be agreed to—put.


The committee divided—

AYES,37


Senators—
AbetzCormannKrogerRyan
AdamsFergusonLudlamScullion
BackFieldingMasonSiewert
BoswellFierravanti-WellsMcGauranTroeth
BoyceFifieldMilneTrood
Brown, BobFisherMinchinWilliams (Teller)
BushbyHanson-YoungNashXenophon
CashHumphriesParry
ColbeckJohnstonPayne
CoonanJoyceRonaldson

NOES, 25


Senators—
ArbibFeeneyMarshallSherry
BilykForshawMcEwenStephens
BishopFurnerMcLucasSterle
CameronHoggMooreWortley
CollinsHurleyO'Brien (Teller)
CrossinHutchinsPolley
FarrellLundyPratt

Question agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Bill to be reported with amendments.

The Acting Deputy President (Senator Bishop) resumed the chair and the Chair of Committees (Senator Ferguson) reported accordingly.

On the motion of the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (Senator Carr) the report from the committee was adopted and the bill read a third time.

General business was called on.