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Higher Education Support Amendment (Extending the Student Loan Fee Exemption) Bill 2021


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Education, Skills and Employment

Summary

Amends the Higher Education Support Act 2003 to: extend the FEE-HELP loan fee exemption currently in place for units with a census date between 1 April and 30 June 2021 by a further six months, to 31 December 2021; and apply a 20 per cent FEE-HELP loan fee for units with a census date on or after 1 January 2022.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 13/05/21  
Second reading moved 13/05/21  
Second reading debate 25/05/21  
Second reading agreed to 25/05/21  
Third reading agreed to 25/05/21  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 15/06/21  
Second reading moved 15/06/21  
Second reading debate 17/06/21  
Second reading agreed to 17/06/21  
Third reading agreed to 17/06/21  
     
Finally passed both Houses 17/06/21  
Assent 24/06/21 Act no: 51 - Year: 2021
     

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
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)