Education Legislation Amendment (Overseas Debt Recovery) Bill 2015

Type
Government
Portfolio
Education
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
44
Summary
Introduced with the Student Loans (Overseas Debtors Repayment Levy) Bill 2015 to create an overseas payment obligation for Australians living overseas with a Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) or Trade Support Loan (TSL) debt, the bill amends the:
Higher Education Support Act 2003
to: enable the recovery of HELP debts from debtors residing overseas; provide that certain HELP debtors are required to register with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO); prescribe administrative arrangements relating to the debt recovery; and require students to notify their tax file number when applying for a HELP loan;
Trade Support Loans Act 2014
to enable the recovery of TSL debts from debtors who are residing overseas and provide that certain TSL debtors are required to register with the ATO;
Taxation Administration Act 1953
to enable taxation officers to disclose protected information to foreign jurisdictions to identify those with student loan repayment obligations; and
Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
and
Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
to make consequential amendments.

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Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 17 Sep 2015
Second reading moved 17 Sep 2015
Second reading debate 15 Oct 2015
Second reading agreed to 15 Oct 2015
Third reading agreed to 15 Oct 2015
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 15 Oct 2015
Second reading moved 15 Oct 2015
Second reading debate 09 Nov 2015
Second reading agreed to 09 Nov 2015
Committee of the Whole debate 09 Nov 2015
Third reading agreed to 09 Nov 2015
Finally passed both Houses 09 Nov 2015
Assent
  • Act no: 154
  • Year: 2015
26 Nov 2015

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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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