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Higher Education Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2004

Originating house
House of Representatives
Education, Science and Training


Amends the: Higher Education Funding Act 1988 in relation to funding levels for certain purposes; Higher Education Support Act 2003 in relation to: higher education provider eligibility; funding and grant levels for certain purposes, including: a new Australian Maritime College campus at Point Nepean, Victoria; a new medical school at the University of Western Sydney; additional medical school places at James Cook University, Queensland; additional nursing places; continued transitional assistance for certain regional tertiary institutions for research purposes; guidelines for certain purposes; definition of “course of study” to include combined and double degrees; Commonwealth scholarships; citizenship and residency requirements for certain student assistance; appropriate administration of FEE-HELP for Open Learning Australia (OLA) students; compliance of OLA with quality and accountability requirements; Higher Education Support (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2003 in relation to the definition of “institution”; and Australian National University Act 1991 to enable the Australian National University to comply with the National Governance Protocols. Also makes consequential amendments to the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 and contains transitional provisions.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 22/06/04  
Second reading moved 22/06/04  
Second reading agreed to 23/06/04  
Third reading agreed to 23/06/04  
Introduced and read a first time 23/06/04  
Second reading moved 23/06/04  
Second reading amendment agreed to 24/06/04 Details: 1 Australian Democrats agreed to
Second reading agreed to 24/06/04  
Third reading agreed to 24/06/04  
Assent 13/07/04 Act no.: 114 - Year: 2004

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory Memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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