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Education and Other Legislation Amendment (VET Student Loan Debt Separation) Bill 2018


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Education and Training

Summary

Introduced with the Student Loans (Overseas Debtors Repayment Levy) Amendment Bill 2018, the bill amends the: Higher Education Support Act 2003 and VET Student Loans Act 2016 to separate VET student loan debts from other forms of Higher Education Loan Program debts and establish VET student loans as a separate income contingent loan; and VET Student Loans Act 2016 to allow the courses and loan caps determinations made by the minister to incorporate, by reference, any matter contained in an instrument or other writing as in force from time to time. Also makes consequential and contingent amendments to 10 Acts.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 28/03/18  
Second reading moved 28/03/18  
Second reading debate 22/08/18  
Second reading agreed to 22/08/18  
Consideration in detail debate 22/08/18 Amendment details: 16 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 22/08/18  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 10/09/18  
Second reading moved 10/09/18  
Second reading debate 13/09/18  
Second reading agreed to 13/09/18  
Third reading agreed to 13/09/18  
     
Finally passed both Houses 13/09/18  
Assent 25/09/18 Act no: 116 - Year: 2018
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Correction and addendum to explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet EH270]

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes