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Higher Education Support Amendment (Removal of the Higher Education Workplace Relations Requirements and National Governance Protocols Requirements and Other Matters) Bill 2008

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2008

 

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

Higher Education Support Amendment (Removal of the Higher Education Workplace Relations Requirements and National Governance Protocols Requirements and Other Matters) Bill 2008

 

(Amendments to be moved by Mr A D H Smith)

(1)     Schedule 1, item 6, page 3 (line 28) to page 4 (line 1), omit the item, substitute:

6  Section 33-17

Repeal the section, substitute:

33-17  Reduction in assistance for higher education providers failing to meet certain requirements

             (1)  A higher education provider’s *basic grant amount for a year is reduced if the Minister is satisfied that the provider does not meet the requirements known as the National Governance Protocols that were specified in the Commonwealth Grant Scheme Guidelines, as in force on 27 February 2008, as at 31 August, in the year preceding the year.

             (2)  The reduction under subsection (1) is an amount equal to the amount that would have been the increase under repealed section 33-15 if:

                     (a)  the provider had been entitled to an increase of 7.5% under that section as in force immediately before the commencement of Schedule 2 to the Higher Education Legislation Amendment (2007 Budget Measures) Act 2007 ; and

                     (b)  the *funding clusters were the funding clusters that existed immediately before the commencement of Schedule 2 to the Higher Education Legislation Amendment (2007 Budget Measures) Act 2007 ; and

                     (c)  the *Commonwealth contribution amount for each of those funding clusters was the amount that would have been the Commonwealth contribution amount for the funding cluster for the year if the amounts in the table in section 33-10 had not been amended by the Higher Education Legislation Amendment (2007 Budget Measures) Act 2007 or any later Act.

(2)     Schedule 1, item 7, page 4 (lines 2 to 5), omit the item, substitute:

7  Application—section 33-17

Section 33-17 as in force immediately after the commencement of item 6 of this Schedule has no effect in relation to a higher education provider’s *basic grant amount for the grant year 2008.

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