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VET Student Loans (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) 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 amends the Higher Education Support Act 2003 to: close down access to VET FEE-HELP assistance to new VET providers from 5 October 2016; close down access to VET FEE-HELP assistance to new students for units from 1 January 2017; and enable existing and active students enrolled with VET providers to continue to access VET FEE-HELP assistance for units that start before 1 January 2018; and the Higher Education Support Act 2003, National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 and Student Identifiers Act 2014 to make consequential amendments.

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 Amendment details: 2 Opposition agreed to
Third reading agreed to 30/11/16  
     
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: 100 - 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

Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 7971]
HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah

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  • Nick Xenophon Team [sheet 8028]
GRIFF, Sen Stirling

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  • Opposition [sheet 7958 revised]
CAMERON, Sen Doug

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  • Pauline Hansons One Nation [sheet 8029]
HANSON, Sen Pauline

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendment 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 )