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Higher Education Support (HELP Tuition Protection Levy) Bill 2019


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

Summary

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  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 11/11/19  
Second reading moved 11/11/19  
Second reading debate 05/12/19  
Second reading agreed to 05/12/19  
Committee of the Whole debate 05/12/19 Requests details: 4 Government agreed to
Bill agreed to, subject to requests 05/12/19  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 05/12/19 Details: House made Senate requested amendments
     
Senate
Third reading agreed to 05/02/20  
     
Finally passed both Houses 05/02/20  
Assent 17/02/20 Act no: 4 - Year: 2020
     

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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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Replacement explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 8815]
FARUQI, Sen Mehreen

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  • Government [sheet RQ108]

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the requests by the Senate for amendments

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Notes