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Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP Student Protection) Bill 2018


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

Summary

Amends the: Higher Education Support Act 2003 to: provide for a student’s FEE-HELP balance to be re-credited where the student incurred the VET FEE-HELP debt as a result of inappropriate conduct by VET providers or their agents, including where that conduct occurred prior to 1 January 2016; enable the Commonwealth to recover from the VET provider an amount that is equivalent to the amount remitted, in limited circumstances; and make consequential amendments; and Ombudsman Act 1976 to: provide for the VET Student Loans Ombudsman to make recommendations in relation to the re-crediting of FEE-HELP balances; and make a consequential amendment.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 20/09/18  
Second reading moved 20/09/18  
Second reading debate 28/11/18  
Second reading agreed to 28/11/18  
Third reading agreed to 28/11/18  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 29/11/18  
Second reading moved 29/11/18  
Second reading debate 29/11/18  
Second reading agreed to 29/11/18  
Third reading agreed to 29/11/18  
     
Finally passed both Houses 29/11/18  
Assent 10/12/18 Act no: 160 - Year: 2018
     

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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  • Addendum to 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