Higher Education Support Amendment (No. 1) Bill 2011

Type
Government
Portfolio
Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Parliament no
43
Summary
Amends the
Higher Education Support Act 2003
to make administrative changes to the FEE-HELP and VET FEE-HELP programs by: requiring the minister to be satisfied that a body corporate is ‘fit and proper’; providing flexibility in the ‘principal purpose’ requirements; enabling the minister to give qualified approvals; providing for procedural fairness before a provider’s approval is suspended; and including new decisions which are subject to review.

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Progress

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 10 Feb 2011
Second reading moved 10 Feb 2011
Second reading debate 15 Jun 2011
Second reading agreed to 15 Jun 2011
Third reading agreed to 15 Jun 2011
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 15 Jun 2011
Referred to Main Committee 20 Jun 2011
Second reading moved 22 Jun 2011
Second reading debate 22 Jun 2011
Second reading agreed to 22 Jun 2011
Third reading agreed to 22 Jun 2011
Text of bill as passed both Houses 22 Jun 2011
Assent
  • Act no.: 72
  • Year: 2011
29 Jun 2011

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Bills digest

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Notes

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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

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changed to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either theĀ Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.

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