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Immigration (Education) Amendment (Expanding Access to English Tuition) Bill 2020


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Home Affairs

Summary

Amends the Immigration (Education) Act 1971 to: remove the 510 hour limit on an eligible person's entitlement to English tuition; amend the upper limit for eligibility to access English tuition from functional English to vocational English; remove the time limits on the registration, commencement and completion of English tuition for certain visa holders; and provide English tuition to certain visa holders or visa applicants outside Australia.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 29/10/20  
Second reading moved 29/10/20  
Second reading debate 08/12/20  
Second reading agreed to 08/12/20  
Third reading agreed to 08/12/20  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 09/12/20  
Second reading moved 09/12/20  
Second reading debate 10/12/20  
Second reading agreed to 10/12/20  
Third reading agreed to 10/12/20  
     
Finally passed both Houses 10/12/20  
Assent 17/12/20 Act no: 139 - 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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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes