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VET Student Loans (Charges) 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 imposes an annual charge on approved course providers.

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  
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  
Third reading agreed to 30/11/16  
     
Finally passed both Houses 30/11/16  
Assent 07/12/16 Act no: 99 - 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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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



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 )