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Higher Education Support (HELP Tuition Protection Levy) Bill 2019

Originating house
House of Representatives
Before Senate
Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business


Part of a package of three bills to implement a tuition protection model for students participating in the VET Student Loans program and for higher education students accessing FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP assistance at a private education provider or TAFE, the bill imposes the HELP tuition protection levy, specifies the amounts that are payable by providers, and prescribes the levy components and the manner in which, and by whom, they will be determined each year.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 18/09/19  
Second reading moved 18/09/19  
Second reading debate 23/10/19  
Second reading debate 24/10/19  
Second reading agreed to 24/10/19  
Third reading agreed to 24/10/19  
Introduced and read a first time 11/11/19  
Second reading moved 11/11/19  

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (17/10/2019): Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee; Report due 22/11/2019
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (17/10/2019): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 8 of 2019