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Higher Education Support Amendment (No. 1) Bill 2011


Type
Government
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Portfolio
Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Summary

Amends the Higher Education Support Act 2003 to make administrative changes to the FEE-HELP and VET FEE-HELP programs by: requiring the minister to be satisfied that a body corporate is ‘fit and proper’; providing flexibility in the ‘principal purpose’ requirements; enabling the minister to give qualified approvals; providing for procedural fairness before a provider’s approval is suspended; and including new decisions which are subject to review.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 10/02/11  
Second reading moved 10/02/11  
Second reading debate 15/06/11  
Second reading agreed to 15/06/11  
Third reading agreed to 15/06/11  
     
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 15/06/11  
Referred to Main Committee 20/06/11  
Second reading moved 22/06/11  
Second reading debate 22/06/11  
Second reading agreed to 22/06/11  
Third reading agreed to 22/06/11  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 22/06/11  
Assent 29/06/11 Act no.: 72 - Year: 2011
     

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

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Notes