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Higher Education Support Amendment (Demand Driven Funding System and Other Measures) Bill 2011

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2010-2011

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Higher Education Support Amendment (Demand Driven Funding System and Other Measures) Bill 2011

 

 

(1)     Schedule 2, page 13 (line 1 ) to page 23 (line 4), omit the Schedule, substitute:

Schedule 2—Amendments relating to student learning entitlement

 

  Higher Education Support Act 2003

1  Section 70-1

Omit “7 years”, substitute “8 years”.

2  Section 73-5

Repeal the section, substitute:

73-5  Ordinary SLE

Ordinary SLE for persons eligible immediately before 1 January 2012

             (1)   A person who was an eligible person immediately before 1 January 2012 has at the beginning of that day an an increase of 1 * EFTSL in the person’s *ordinary ESL.

Ordinary SLE accruing after 1 January 2012

             (2)   A person who (by birth or otherwise) becomes an * eligible person for the first time on or after 1 January 2012 has at the beginning of that day an * ordinary SLE equal to 8  * EFTSL.

Meaning of eligible person

             (3)   An eligible person is:

                     (a)   an Australian citizen; or

                     (b)   a citizen of New Zealand; or

                     (c)   a *permanent visa holder.

 

3  After Subsection 73-30(2)

Add:

             (3)  A person who ceased to be an eligible person before 1 January 2012 and next becomes an eligible person again on or after that date is taken to have had, immediately before so ceasing to be an eligible person, an *ordinary SLE that was 1 *EFTSL higher than the person actually had.

[restoring the Student Learning Entitlement limitation, but increasing the basic entitlement from 7 years to 8 years]