Higher Education Support Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2011

Type
Government
Portfolio
Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
43
Summary
Amends the
Higher Education Support Act 2003
  to: increase the maximum payments for the Commonwealth Grant Scheme in 2011; account for indexation to other grants and Commonwealth scholarships for the 2012 to 2014 calendar years; reduce the HECS-HELP up-front discount from 20 to 10 per cent; reduce the HELP voluntary repayment bonus from 10 to 5 per cent; and clarify that Australian citizens are not entitled to Commonwealth support or to access certain schemes when undertaking a course of study primarily at an overseas campus. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
21 Sep 2011Introduced and read a first time
21 Sep 2011Second reading moved
02 Nov 2011Second reading debate
02 Nov 2011Second reading agreed to
02 Nov 2011Third reading agreed to
Senate
02 Nov 2011Introduced and read a first time
02 Nov 2011Second reading moved
23 Nov 2011Second reading agreed to
23 Nov 2011Third reading agreed to


23 Nov 2011Text of bill as passed both Houses
05 Dec 2011Assent

Act no.: 178

Year: 2011

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Explanatory memoranda

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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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