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Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation Amendment (Tuition Protection Service and Other Measures) Bill 2011

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2010-2011-2012

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation Amendment (Tuition Protection Service and Other Measures) Bill 2012

 

 

(1)     Schedule 1, item 1, page 20 (after line 9), after subsection 50A(4), insert:

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          (4A)  A call is made on the OSTF if:

                     (a)  a call is made on the OSTF under subsection (2), (3) or (4); and

                     (b)  the Minister determines that the student should be paid an amount in respect of reasonable incidental costs (including accommodation fees and travel expenses) incurred by the student in connection with the course; and

                     (c)  the Minister notifies the TPS Director of the determination and the amount.

          (4B)  The Minister must consult the TPS Director before making a determination under subsection (4A), and must not make such a determination if the TPS Director advises the Minister that to do so would jeopardise the sustainability of the OSTF.

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(2)     Schedule 1, item 1, page 20 (line 13), omit “or (4)”, substitute “, (4) or (4A)”.

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(3)     Schedule 1, item 1, page 20 (line 17), after “OSTF”, insert “(other than under subsection 50A(4A))”.

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(4)     Schedule 1, item 1, page 21 (after line 15), after subsection 50B(4), insert:

          (4A)  If a call is made on the OSTF under subsection 50A(4A) (incidental costs), then, as soon as practicable, the TPS Director must pay out of the OSTF an amount equal to the amount determined by the Minister under that subsection.

          (4B)  The TPS Director must, in accordance with a legislative instrument made under subsection (5), pay the amount to the student.

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(5)     Schedule 1, item 1, page 21 (line 30), after “section 50B”, insert “(other than under subsection 50B(4B))”.

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