Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities, and Other Measures) Bill 2009

Type
Government
Portfolio
Education
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
42
Summary
Amends the:
Higher Education Support Act 2003
and
Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
to: allow higher education providers to impose an annual capped compulsory student services and amenities fee of $250 from 1 July 2009; establish the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP): Services and Amenities-HELP (SA-HELP) to enable eligible students to access a loan for the fee; require higher education providers that receive funding for student places under the Commonwealth Grants Scheme to implement National Access to Services Benchmarks; and
Higher Education Support Act 2003
to: broaden the guidelines-making powers to vary the VET FEE-HELP debt; allow different requirements to apply to different students undertaking VET units of study; and provide that officers of Tertiary Admission Centres have the same status and duty of care as those of higher education providers in relation to processing student information.

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Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 11 Feb 2009
Second reading moved 11 Feb 2009
Second reading debate 24 Feb 2009
Second reading debate 26 Feb 2009
Referred to Main Committee 12 Mar 2009
Second reading debate 12 Mar 2009
Second reading debate 16 Mar 2009
Second reading debate 17 Mar 2009
Second reading debate 18 Mar 2009
Reported from Main Committee
  • Details: Further proceedings on the bill be conducted in the House
18 Mar 2009
Second reading debate 18 Mar 2009
Second reading debate 19 Mar 2009
Second reading agreed to 19 Mar 2009
Third reading agreed to 19 Mar 2009
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 20 Mar 2009
Second reading moved 20 Mar 2009
Second reading debate 13 Aug 2009
Second reading debate 17 Aug 2009
Second reading agreed to 17 Aug 2009
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 1 Government agreed to
17 Aug 2009
Committee of the Whole debate 18 Aug 2009
Third reading negatived 18 Aug 2009

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Proposed amendments

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Text of bill

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  • 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.
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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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