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Higher Education Support Amendment (2009 Budget Measures) Bill 2009


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Assent
Portfolio
Education

Summary

Amends the Higher Education Support Act 2003 to: revise the maximum funding amounts for the Commonwealth Grant Scheme, Other Grants, and Commonwealth Scholarships; include a funding cluster for education and provide increased funding for all clusters; increase the maximum additional funding certain eligible higher education providers can receive; vary the purposes for which Other Grants may be made and eligibility for those grants; change maximum student contribution amounts for certain students; remove the OS-HELP loan fee from 2010; and apply new indexation arrangements to maximum student contribution amounts in 2011.

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 28/05/09  
Second reading moved 28/05/09  
Second reading debate 12/08/09  
Second reading debate 13/08/09  
Second reading debate 18/08/09  
Second reading debate 19/08/09  
Third reading agreed to 19/08/09  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 19/08/09  
Second reading moved 19/08/09  
Second reading debate 07/09/09  
Second reading agreed to 07/09/09  
Third reading agreed to 07/09/09  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 07/09/09  
Assent 18/09/09 Act no.: 86 - Year: 2009
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (15/06/2009): Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee
  • Committee report (05/08/2009)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )