Student Assistance Legislation Amendment Bill 2006

Education, Science and Training 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
Amends the
Student Assistance Act 1973
Social Security Act 1991
  to: clarify that a student cannot apply for assistance under the Student Financial Supplement Scheme (SFSS) after the commencement of this proposed Act; align the SFSS repayment thresholds and indexation with the Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP); and apply the definition of taxable income used under the HELP arrangements to the SFSS. Also makes a minor technical amendment to the
Student Assistance Act 1973
  and consequential amendments to the
Taxation Administration Act 1953

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House of Representatives
07 Sep 2005Introduced and read a first time
07 Sep 2005Second reading moved
09 Feb 2006Second reading agreed to
09 Feb 2006Third reading agreed to
27 Feb 2006Introduced and read a first time
27 Feb 2006Second reading moved
10 May 2006Second reading agreed to
10 May 2006Third reading agreed to

22 May 2006Assent

Act no.: 47

Year: 2006

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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

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Schedules of amendments

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