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Higher Education Legislation Amendment (2007 Budget Measures) Bill 2007

2004-2005-2006-2007

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Higher Education Legislation Amendment (2007 Budget Measures) Bill 2007

 

No.      , 2007

 

(Education, Science and Training)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law in relation to higher education and 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 Support Act 2003                                                                        3

Schedule 2—Funding clusters                                                                                         4

Higher Education Support Act 2003                                                                        4

Schedule 3—Term of funding agreements                                                              7

Part 1—Amendments commencing on Royal Assent                                    7

Higher Education Support Act 2003                                                                        7

Part 2—Amendments commencing 1 January 2008                                       9

Higher Education Support Act 2003                                                                        9

Schedule 4—Adjustment of basic grant amounts                                             11

Higher Education Support Act 2003                                                                      11

Schedule 5—Removal of restriction on number of fee-paying places 13

Higher Education Support Act 2003                                                                      13

Schedule 6—Grants to assist with costs of changes to maximum student contribution amounts               14

Higher Education Support Act 2003                                                                      14

Schedule 7—Maximum student contribution amounts                                  15

Higher Education Support Act 2003                                                                      15

Schedule 8—Commonwealth scholarships                                                            18

Higher Education Support Act 2003                                                                      18

Schedule 9—Amounts relating to research funding                                        23

Australian Research Council Act 2001                                                                  23

Schedule 10—Grants to assist with the cost of providing the practical component of teacher education                                                                                                                             24

Higher Education Support Act 2003                                                                      24

Schedule 11—Grants to support diversity and structural reform          25

Higher Education Support Act 2003                                                                      25

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the law in relation to higher education and 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 (2007 Budget Measures) Act 2007 .

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

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 2

1 January 2008.

1 January 2008

4.  Schedule 3, Part 1

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

5.  Schedule 3, Part 2

1 January 2008.

1 January 2008

6.  Schedules 4 and 5

1 January 2008.

1 January 2008

7.  Schedule 6

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

8.  Schedules 7 and 8

1 January 2008.

1 January 2008

9.  Schedule 9

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

10.  Schedules 10 and 11

1 January 2008.

1 January 2008

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.