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Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment (2016 Measures No. 1) Bill 2016


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

Summary

Amends: five Acts to provide for grants to higher education providers to assist Indigenous students; the Higher Education Support Act 2003 to enable the secretary to be notified of tax file numbers (TFNs) for the purpose of administering student assistance under the VET FEE-HELP scheme; the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 to enable the use and disclosure of TFNs by Commonwealth officers for the purposes of administering VET FEE-HELP; and the Social Security Act 1991 and Student Assistance Act 1973 to make consequential amendments.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 15/09/16  
Second reading moved 15/09/16  
Second reading debate 08/11/16  
Second reading agreed to 08/11/16  
Third reading agreed to 08/11/16  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 09/11/16  
Second reading moved 09/11/16  
Second reading debate 10/11/16  
Second reading agreed to 10/11/16  
Third reading agreed to 10/11/16  
     
Finally passed both Houses 10/11/16  
Assent 23/11/16 Act no: 74 - Year: 2016
     

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)