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Higher Education Legislation Amendment (2006 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2006

2004-2005-2006

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Higher Education Legislation Amendment (2006 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2006

 

No.      , 2006

 

(Education, Science and Training)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to higher education and to research funding, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Amounts relating to grants                                                                  3

Higher Education Funding Act 1988                                                                       3

Higher Education Support Act 2003                                                                        3

Schedule 2—FEE-HELP limit                                                                                         5

Higher Education Support Act 2003                                                                        5

Schedule 3—Setting student contribution amounts and tuition fees       7

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                     7

Higher Education Support Act 2003                                                                        7

Part 2—Saving provisions                                                                                          10

Schedule 4—Rounding in calculation of HELP debts                                    13

Higher Education Support Act 2003                                                                      13

Schedule 5—Repeal of the Higher Education (HECS) Account              16

Higher Education Funding Act 1988                                                                     16

Schedule 6—Winter schools                                                                                            17

Higher Education Support Act 2003                                                                      17

Schedule 7—Electronic communications                                                                18

Higher Education Support Act 2003                                                                      18

Schedule 8—Regulation of higher education in external territories      20

Higher Education Support Act 2003                                                                      20

Schedule 9—Amounts relating to research funding                                        22

Australian Research Council Act 2001                                                                  22

 



A Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to higher education and to research funding, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Higher Education Legislation Amendment (2006 Budget and Other Measures) Act 2006 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1, items 1 and 2

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 1, items 3 to 5

1 January 2007.

1 January 2007

4.  Schedule 1, items 6 and 7

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

5.  Schedule 2

1 January 2007.

1 January 2007

6.  Schedules 3 to 9

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally passed by both Houses of the Parliament and assented to. It will not be expanded to deal with provisions inserted in this Act after assent.

             (2)  Column 3 of the table contains additional information that is not part of this Act. Information in this column may be added to or edited in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.