Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2015

Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
44
Summary
Amends the
Higher Education Support Act 2003
to: enable certain New Zealand citizens who are Special Category Visa holders to be eligible for HELP assistance from 1 January 2016; enable Torrens University Australia to be eligible for equivalent funding support as all other private Australian universities; update the name of the University of Ballarat to Federation University Australia; and confirm the relevant heads of constitutional power for other grants;
Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011
to remove the requirement for the commissioners to prepare annual operational plans; and
Australian Research Council Act 2001
to: apply indexation adjustments for existing schemes for the financial years starting 1 July 2015 and 2016; set additional funding caps for the financial years starting 1 July 2017 and 2018; and remove the requirement for the Australian Research Council to prepare corporate plans.

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Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 22 Oct 2015
Second reading moved 22 Oct 2015
Finally passed both Houses 04 Nov 2015
House of Representatives
Second reading debate 23 Nov 2015
Second reading agreed to 23 Nov 2015
Third reading agreed to 23 Nov 2015
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 24 Nov 2015
Second reading moved 24 Nov 2015
Second reading debate 24 Nov 2015
Second reading agreed to 24 Nov 2015
Committee of the Whole debate 24 Nov 2015
Third reading agreed to 24 Nov 2015
Assent
  • Act no: 160
  • Year: 2015
30 Nov 2015

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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

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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.
  • 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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