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Higher Education Support Amendment (Streamlining and Other Measures) Bill 2012


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education

Summary

Amends the Higher Education Support Act 2003 to: enable the minister to determine a category of providers and financial reporting requirements for low-risk VET FEE-HELP applicants and approved providers; enable a managed trial of VET FEE-HELP for specified certificate IV level qualifications; provide that a notice revoking a higher education or VET provider takes effect on the day the notice is registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments; consolidate four separate guidelines into one guideline; move the specific date requirement for census dates to the guidelines; and enable the minister and secretary to delegate powers to Australian Public Service employees outside the department.

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 19/09/12  
Second reading moved 19/09/12  
Referred to Federation Chamber 09/10/12  
Second reading debate 09/10/12  
Second reading agreed to 09/10/12  
Reported from Federation Chamber 10/10/12  
Third reading agreed to 10/10/12  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 11/10/12  
Second reading moved 11/10/12  
Second reading debate 21/11/12  
Second reading agreed to 21/11/12  
Committee of the Whole debate 21/11/12 Amendment details: 2 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 21/11/12  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 26/11/12 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 26/11/12  
     

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

Senate
  • Government [sheet BM336]

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (11/10/2012): Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee; Committee report (19/11/2012)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )