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Higher Education Support Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2011


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations

Summary

Amends the Higher Education Support Act 2003 to: increase the maximum payments for the Commonwealth Grant Scheme in 2011; account for indexation to other grants and Commonwealth scholarships for the 2012 to 2014 calendar years; reduce the HECS-HELP up-front discount from 20 to 10 per cent; reduce the HELP voluntary repayment bonus from 10 to 5 per cent; and clarify that Australian citizens are not entitled to Commonwealth support or to access certain schemes when undertaking a course of study primarily at an overseas campus.

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 21/09/11  
Second reading moved 21/09/11  
Second reading debate 02/11/11  
Second reading agreed to 02/11/11  
Third reading agreed to 02/11/11  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 02/11/11  
Second reading moved 02/11/11  
Second reading agreed to 23/11/11  
Third reading agreed to 23/11/11  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 23/11/11  
Assent 05/12/11 Act no.: 178 - Year: 2011
     

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 (22/09/2011): House Standing Committee on Education and Employment
  • Committee report (01/11/2011)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )