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
11 Feb 2009Introduced and read a first time
11 Feb 2009Second reading moved
24 Feb 2009Second reading debate
26 Feb 2009Second reading debate
12 Mar 2009Referred to Main Committee
12 Mar 2009Second reading debate
16 Mar 2009Second reading debate
17 Mar 2009Second reading debate
18 Mar 2009Second reading debate
18 Mar 2009Reported from Main Committee

Details: Further proceedings on the bill be conducted in the House
18 Mar 2009Second reading debate
19 Mar 2009Second reading debate
19 Mar 2009Second reading agreed to
19 Mar 2009Third reading agreed to
Senate
20 Mar 2009Introduced and read a first time
20 Mar 2009Second reading moved
13 Aug 2009Second reading debate
17 Aug 2009Second reading debate
17 Aug 2009Second reading agreed to
17 Aug 2009Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 1 Government agreed to
18 Aug 2009Committee of the Whole debate
18 Aug 2009Third reading negatived

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Explanatory memoranda

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  • 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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