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Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities, and Other Measures) Bill 2009


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Portfolio
Education

Summary

Amends the: Higher Education Support Act 2003 and Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 to: allow higher education providers to impose an annual capped compulsory student services and amenities fee of $250 from 1 July 2009; establish the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP): Services and Amenities-HELP (SA-HELP) to enable eligible students to access a loan for the fee; require higher education providers that receive funding for student places under the Commonwealth Grants Scheme to implement National Access to Services Benchmarks; and Higher Education Support Act 2003 to: broaden the guidelines-making powers to vary the VET FEE-HELP debt; allow different requirements to apply to different students undertaking VET units of study; and provide that officers of Tertiary Admission Centres have the same status and duty of care as those of higher education providers in relation to processing student information.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 11/02/09  
Second reading moved 11/02/09  
Second reading debate 24/02/09  
Second reading debate 26/02/09  
Referred to Main Committee 12/03/09  
Second reading debate 12/03/09  
Second reading debate 16/03/09  
Second reading debate 17/03/09  
Second reading debate 18/03/09  
Reported from Main Committee 18/03/09 Details: Further proceedings on the bill be conducted in the House
Second reading debate 18/03/09  
Second reading debate 19/03/09  
Second reading agreed to 19/03/09  
Third reading agreed to 19/03/09  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 20/03/09  
Second reading moved 20/03/09  
Second reading debate 13/08/09  
Second reading debate 17/08/09  
Second reading agreed to 17/08/09  
Committee of the Whole debate 17/08/09 Amendment details: 1 Government agreed to
Committee of the Whole debate 18/08/09  
Third reading negatived 18/08/09  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • [sheet 5802]
JOYCE, Sen Barnaby
NASH, Sen Fiona
WILLIAMS, Sen John

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 5736]
HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah

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  • Government [sheet BV228]

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (12/02/2009): Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee
  • Committee report (10/03/2009)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees