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Higher Education Support (Charges) Bill 2019


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Education

Summary

Introduced with the Higher Education Support Amendment (Cost Recovery) Bill 2019, the bill amends the Higher Education Support Act 2003 to impose an annual charge on all higher education providers whose students are entitled to HECS-HELP assistance or FEE-HELP assistance.

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 04/07/19  
Second reading moved 04/07/19  
Second reading debate 11/09/19  
Second reading agreed to 11/09/19  
Third reading agreed to 11/09/19  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 11/09/19  
Second reading moved 11/09/19  
Second reading debate 14/10/19  
Second reading debate 15/10/19  
Second reading agreed to 15/10/19  
Third reading agreed to 15/10/19  
     
Finally passed both Houses 15/10/19  
Assent 28/10/19 Act no: 85 - Year: 2019
     

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

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (24/07/2019): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 3 of 2019
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)