Higher Education Support Bill 2003

Type
Government
Portfolio
Education, Science and Training 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
40
Summary
Part of a package of three bills to establish a framework for the Commonwealth funding of higher education, the bill replaces the current arrangements under the
Higher Education Funding Act 1988
  and provides for: grants (primarily through the Commonwealth Grants Scheme) and other payments to higher education providers; financial assistance to students including: HECS-HELP assistance for student contribution amounts, FEE-HELP assistance for tuition fees, and OS-HELP assistance for overseas study; a Student Learning Entitlement equivalent to 7 years of full-time study; repayment of student loans; administrative matters; provision of higher education in the external Territories; and review of the impact of the proposed Act. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
17 Sep 2003Introduced and read a first time
17 Sep 2003Second reading moved
16 Oct 2003Second reading agreed to
16 Oct 2003Third reading agreed to
Senate
27 Oct 2003Introduced and read a first time
27 Oct 2003Second reading moved
24 Nov 2003Second reading debate
25 Nov 2003Second reading debate
01 Dec 2003Second reading amendment agreed to

Details: 1 Opposition agreed to
01 Dec 2003Second reading agreed to
03 Dec 2003Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 3 Government agreed to
04 Dec 2003Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 129 Government, 1 Australian Democrats, 1 Independent agreed to; 1 Division and 2 clauses negatived

Requests details: 5 Government agreed to
House of Representatives
05 Dec 2003Consideration of Senate message

Details: House made amendments requested by the Senate
Senate
05 Dec 2003Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
05 Dec 2003Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to the amendments made by the Senate


19 Dec 2003Assent

Act no.: 149

Year: 2003

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Transcript of speeches

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changed to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either theĀ Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.

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