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


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Summary

Part of a package of three bills to establish a tuition protection service, the bill amends: the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 to: place obligations on registered international education providers when a provider fails to start or finish providing a course or when an overseas student fails to start or finish a course; provide for a national regime of national registration of providers; limit the amount of initial pre-paid fees that may be collected by a registered provider; provide that students are only eligible for a refund of the unused portion of prepaid tuition fees; and specify what details providers must keep on student records; and five Acts to make consequential amendments. Also repeals the Education Services for Overseas Students (Assurance Fund Contributions) Act 2000.

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 22/09/11  
Second reading moved 22/09/11  
Second reading debate 02/11/11  
Second reading debate 03/11/11  
Second reading agreed to 03/11/11  
Consideration in detail debate 03/11/11  
Third reading agreed to 03/11/11  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 03/11/11  
Second reading moved 03/11/11  
Second reading debate 29/02/12  
Second reading agreed to 29/02/12  
Committee of the Whole debate 29/02/12 Amendment details: 5 Government and 4 Australian Greens (1 as amended) agreed to
Third reading agreed to 29/02/12  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 01/03/12 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 01/03/12  
Assent 20/03/12 Act no.: 9 - Year: 2012
     

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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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government
PYNE, Christopher, MP

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Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 7193]
RHIANNON, Sen Lee

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  • Government [sheet ZA281]

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  • Independent [sheet 7197]
XENOPHON, Sen Nick

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (22/09/2011): House Standing Committee on Education and Employment; Committee report (01/11/2011)
  • Referred to Committee (13/10/2011): Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee; Committee report (27/02/2012)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )