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VET Student Loans Bill 2016


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Education and Training

Summary

Part of a package of three bills to replace the VET FEE-HELP loan scheme with a student loans program, the bill: provides that student loans are approved only for eligible students for approved courses; limits course eligibility for loans through a courses and loan caps determination; imposes stronger eligibility requirements for qualification as an approved course provider; bans providers from using brokers or agents to interact or engage with students in relation to the loans; and provides for monitoring and investigations powers and enforcement powers such as civil penalties, infringement notices, enforceable undertakings and injunctions.

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 13/10/16  
Second reading moved 13/10/16  
Second reading debate 18/10/16  
Second reading debate 19/10/16  
Second reading agreed to 19/10/16  
Consideration in detail debate 19/10/16  
Third reading agreed to 19/10/16  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 07/11/16  
Second reading moved 07/11/16  
Second reading debate 09/11/16  
Second reading debate 24/11/16  
Second reading debate 30/11/16  
Second reading agreed to 30/11/16  
Committee of the Whole debate 30/11/16 Amendment details: 25 Government agreed to
Requests details: 4 Opposition agreed to
Bill agreed to, subject to requests 30/11/16  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 01/12/16 Details: House did not make Senate requested amendments
     
Senate
Consideration of House of Reps message 01/12/16 Details: Senate did not press its request for amendments
Third reading agreed to 01/12/16  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 01/12/16 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Finally passed both Houses 01/12/16  
Assent 07/12/16 Act no: 98 - Year: 2016
     

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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  • Regulation impact statement

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government
ELLIS, Kate, MP

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Senate
  • Government [sheet GX 140]

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  • Nick Xenophon Team [sheet 8019]
GRIFF, Sen Stirling

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  • Opposition [sheet 8031]
CAMERON, Sen Doug

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  • Opposition [sheet 7962]
CAMERON, Sen Doug

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  • Pauline Hansons One Nation [sheet 8004]
HANSON, Sen Pauline

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedules of the requests by the Senate for amendments and the amendments made by the Senate

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  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (13/10/2016): Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee; Committee report (07/11/2016)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )