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Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities) Bill 2011


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Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities) Bill 2010



Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations

Summary

Amends the: Higher Education Support Act 2003 and Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 to: allow higher education providers to impose an annual capped compulsory student services and amenities fee of $250 from 1 January 2011; establish the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP): Services and Amenities-HELP (SA-HELP) to enable eligible students to access a loan for the fee; and require higher education providers that receive funding for student places under the Commonwealth Grants Scheme to implement National Access to Services Benchmarks.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 29/09/10  
Second reading moved 29/09/10  
Second reading debate 17/11/10  
Second reading debate 18/11/10  
Second reading agreed to 18/11/10  
Third reading agreed to 18/11/10  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 22/11/10  
Second reading moved 22/11/10  
Second reading debate 19/09/11  
Second reading debate 20/09/11  
Second reading agreed to 20/09/11  
Committee of the Whole debate 20/09/11  
Committee of the Whole debate 21/09/11  
Committee of the Whole debate 11/10/11  
Third reading agreed to 11/10/11  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 11/10/11  
Assent 03/11/11 Act no.: 130 - 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

Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 6183]
HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (21/10/2010): House Standing Committee on Education and Employment ; Committee report (15/11/2010)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )