Text of bill | Explanatory memoranda | Second reading speeches | Proposed amendments | Schedules of amendments | Bills Digest

Bills of previous Parliaments

Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of bills homepages, the authoritative sources for verifying the progress of bills are the House of Representatives Votes and Proceedings and the Journals of the Senate.

Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2015


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act

Summary

Amends the Higher Education Support Act 2003 to: enable certain New Zealand citizens who are Special Category Visa holders to be eligible for HELP assistance from 1 January 2016; enable Torrens University Australia to be eligible for equivalent funding support as all other private Australian universities; update the name of the University of Ballarat to Federation University Australia; and confirm the relevant heads of constitutional power for other grants; Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 to remove the requirement for the commissioners to prepare annual operational plans; and Australian Research Council Act 2001 to: apply indexation adjustments for existing schemes for the financial years starting 1 July 2015 and 2016; set additional funding caps for the financial years starting 1 July 2017 and 2018; and remove the requirement for the Australian Research Council to prepare corporate plans.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 22/10/15  
Second reading moved 22/10/15  
     
Finally passed both Houses 04/11/15  
     
House of Representatives
Second reading debate 23/11/15  
Second reading agreed to 23/11/15  
Third reading agreed to 23/11/15  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 24/11/15  
Second reading moved 24/11/15  
Second reading debate 24/11/15  
Second reading agreed to 24/11/15  
Committee of the Whole debate 24/11/15  
Third reading agreed to 24/11/15  
     
Assent 30/11/15 Act no: 160 - Year: 2015
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

MS-Word PDF HTML
  • As passed by both Houses

MS-Word PDF HTML

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

MS-Word PDF HTML

Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 7805]
SIMMS, Sen Robert

MS-Word PDF HTML

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



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