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  • Higher Education Support Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2012

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    15 Feb 2012 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to: clarify the application and operation of indexation arrangements; update the Melbourne College of Divinity’s name to MCD University of Divinity; enable dollar amounts to be rounded up when a partial HELP debt repayment is made; and provide that certain students undertaking courses in dentistry or veterinary science are eligible for the higher FEE-HELP limit. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP and Other Measures) Bill 2011 [2012]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Nov 2011 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to: provide that the minister retains the power to decide an application for approval as a higher education provider although the required timeframe may have expired; require VET providers to notify the minister in writing of events which may affect their ability to comply with quality and accountability requirements; provide for the authorisation of certain uses and disclosures of information; allow the secretary to revoke or vary any determination made to pay an advance to a VET provider in certain circumstances; clarify that a VET provider must provide statistical and other information although an approved form of provision has not been specified; and make administrative arrangements relating to the assessment of an individual’s higher education loan program debt. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education Support Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Sep 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations 
    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. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Horse Disease Response Levy (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    06 Jul 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to establish a horse disease response levy, the bill amends the
    Australian Animal Health Council (Live-stock Industries) Funding Act 1996
    to: enable horse disease response levies to be appropriated to the Australian Animal Health Council; and provide that any excess levies are to be used for research and development activities or the promotion or maintenance of horse health. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Horse Disease Response Levy Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    06 Jul 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to establish a horse disease response levy, the bill imposes a levy on manufactured horse feed and worm treatments for horses, to enable the horse industry to repay amounts paid by the Commonwealth on behalf of the horse industry in response to an emergency animal disease outbreak affecting horses. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Horse Disease Response Levy Collection Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    06 Jul 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to establish a horse disease response levy, the bill: enables the collection and administration of a horse disease response levy on manufactured horse feed and worm treatments for horses; imposes penalties for unpaid levies and the remission of any penalties for late payments; enables the collection of information and documents as specified by the Commonwealth; provides for entry, search and seizure powers; requires the minister to review the levy mechanism every five years unless the levies are active at the time the review is due. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education Support Amendment (Demand Driven Funding System and Other Measures) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 May 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to: remove the annual caps on Commonwealth Grant Scheme funding; change the way in which higher education providers are eligible for that funding; abolish the student learning entitlement; require higher education providers to enter into mission-based compacts with the Commonwealth; and require higher education providers to uphold free intellectual inquiry in relation to learning, teaching and research. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education Support Amendment (No. 1) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    10 Feb 2011 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    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. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Human Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Nov 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Human Services 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Medicare Australia Act 1973
    and
    Commonwealth Services Delivery Agency Act 1997
    to: abolish Medicare Australia and Centrelink; abolish the positions of the Chief Executive Officers of these organisations; provide for the functions of the agencies and the CEOs to be integrated into the Department of Human Services (DHS); and amend the long and short titles of the Acts; the
    Medicare Australia Act 1973
    in relation to patient notification when medical records are seized but not examined; the
    Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988
    to abolish the position of Child Support Registrar and provide for the functions of that position to be integrated into the DHS; and 36 Acts to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Insurance Amendment (Compliance) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Nov 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to: enable the Chief Executive Officer of Medicare Australia to require certain documents to be produced by a medical practitioner during a compliance audit; and provide that a practitioner unable to substantiate an amount paid for a service may be liable to pay a penalty. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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