Higher Education Support Amendment (Streamlining and Other Measures) Bill 2012

Type
Government
Portfolio
Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
43
Summary
Amends the
Higher Education Support Act 2003
to: enable the minister to determine a category of providers and financial reporting requirements for low-risk VET FEE-HELP applicants and approved providers; enable a managed trial of VET FEE-HELP for specified certificate IV level qualifications; provide that a notice revoking a higher education or VET provider takes effect on the day the notice is registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments; consolidate four separate guidelines into one guideline; move the specific date requirement for census dates to the guidelines; and enable the minister and secretary to delegate powers to Australian Public Service employees outside the department.

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Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 19 Sep 2012
Second reading moved 19 Sep 2012
Referred to Federation Chamber 09 Oct 2012
Second reading debate 09 Oct 2012
Second reading agreed to 09 Oct 2012
Reported from Federation Chamber 10 Oct 2012
Third reading agreed to 10 Oct 2012
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 11 Oct 2012
Second reading moved 11 Oct 2012
Second reading debate 21 Nov 2012
Second reading agreed to 21 Nov 2012
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 2 Government agreed to
21 Nov 2012
Third reading agreed to 21 Nov 2012
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
26 Nov 2012
Text of bill as passed both Houses 26 Nov 2012

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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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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