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Higher Education Support Amendment (Further Streamlining and Other Measures) Bill 2013

Originating house
House of Representatives
Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research


Amends the Higher Education Support Act 2003 to: require the minister to automatically revoke a body’s approval as a higher education or VET provider if registration ceases or a winding up order is made; enable a provider’s business entity name to be changed without having to revoke their approval and re-approve with retrospective application; enable the minister to issue a provider with a compliance notice in certain circumstances; update the calculation of indexation to apply to HELP repayment thresholds; and enable the minister to seek information from the relevant tertiary education regulator for the purposes of administration or enforcing compliance.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 14/02/13  
Second reading moved 14/02/13  
Referred to Federation Chamber 12/03/13  
Second reading debate 12/03/13  
Second reading agreed to 12/03/13  
Reported from Federation Chamber 12/03/13  
Third reading agreed to 12/03/13  
Introduced and read a first time 13/03/13  
Second reading moved 13/03/13  
Second reading debate 21/03/13  
Second reading agreed to 21/03/13  
Third reading agreed to 21/03/13  
Assent 28/03/13 Act no.: 23 - Year: 2013

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest