Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Re-registration of Providers and Other Measures) Bill 2010

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
Amends the
Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000
Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Act 1997
  to: require all institutions currently registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students to re-register by 31 December 2010; introduce two new registration criteria; require providers to maintain and publish a list of persons/agents who represent them; provide the minister with a discretion to enable a suspended provider to accept monies in certain circumstances; enable national alignment of regulatory actions; and provide for regulations to be made in relation to: providers’ agents, and criteria to be applied when consideration is given to whether a course is a suitable alternative course. 

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House of Representatives
19 Aug 2009Introduced and read a first time
19 Aug 2009Second reading moved
19 Oct 2009Second reading debate
19 Oct 2009Second reading agreed to
19 Oct 2009Consideration in detail debate

Amendment details: 1 Opposition agreed to
19 Oct 2009Third reading agreed to
26 Oct 2009Introduced and read a first time
26 Oct 2009Second reading moved
03 Feb 2010Second reading debate
03 Feb 2010Second reading agreed to
03 Feb 2010Committee of the Whole debate
04 Feb 2010Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 1 Opposition and 2 Xenophon/Australian Greens agreed to
04 Feb 2010Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
08 Feb 2010Message from Senate reported
11 Feb 2010Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendment 1 and disagreed to amendments 2 and 3
22 Feb 2010Consideration of House of Reps message

Details: Senate did not insist on its amendments nos 2 and 3

22 Feb 2010Text of bill as passed both Houses
03 Mar 2010Assent

Act no.: 10

Year: 2010

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