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Higher Education Support Amendment (Maximum Payment Amounts and Other Measures) Bill 2012

Originating house
House of Representatives
Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education


Amends the: Higher Education Support Act 2003 to: update indexed amounts for Other Grants and Commonwealth Scholarships; add the 2016 funding year; enable the minister to determine maximum payment amounts for Other Grants and Commonwealth Scholarships by legislative instrument from 2013; and enable wider disclosure of information to the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency, the National VET Regulator and to the staff of state and territory agencies, higher education providers, VET providers and bodies or associations determined by the minister; and Australian Research Council Act 2001 to: apply indexation adjustments for existing schemes for the financial years starting 1 July 2012, 2013 and 2014; and set an additional funding cap for the financial year starting 1 July 2015.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 12/09/12  
Second reading moved 12/09/12  
Second reading debate 10/10/12  
Referred to Federation Chamber 10/10/12  
Second reading agreed to 10/10/12  
Reported from Federation Chamber 10/10/12  
Third reading agreed to 10/10/12  
Introduced and read a first time 11/10/12  
Second reading moved 11/10/12  
Second reading debate 01/11/12  
Second reading agreed to 01/11/12  
Third reading agreed to 01/11/12  
Text of bill as passed both Houses 01/11/12  
Assent 17/11/12 Act no.: 156 - Year: 2012

Text of bill

  • First reading

  • As passed by both Houses


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (13/09/2012): Standing Committee on Education and Employment; Committee report (10/10/2012)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )