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  • 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

  • Health Insurance Amendment (Pathology Requests) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Oct 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to allow patients to take a pathology request to an approved pathology practitioner or authority of their choice. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education Support Amendment (2010 Budget Measures) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Oct 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to revise the maximum funding amounts: under the Commonwealth Grants Scheme to provide for the transition to a student centred funding system; for other grants to provide a reduction in funding for the Australian and Learning Teaching Council and cease the Graduate Skills Assessment Program; and to increase the maximum grants payable for Commonwealth scholarships. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education Support Amendment (FEE-HELP Loan Fee) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Oct 2010 
    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 loan fee for FEE-HELP for fee paying undergraduate students to 25 per cent. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    30 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Bill 2010, the bill amends the:
    Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975
    to: include the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission as an ex officio member of the Administrative Review Council (ARC); and increase the quorum of the ARC from four to five members; and
    Legislative Instruments Act 2003
    to require explanatory statements for disallowable legislative instruments to contain a statement of compatibility. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    30 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2010, the bill: establishes the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; provides for the powers, proceedings and functions of the committee; introduces a requirement for statements of compatibility to be prepared for all bills and disallowable legislative instruments; and contains a regulation making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to: allow higher education providers to impose an annual capped compulsory student services and amenities fee of $250 from 1 January 2011; establish the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP): Services and Amenities-HELP (SA-HELP) to enable eligible students to access a loan for the fee; and require higher education providers that receive funding for student places under the Commonwealth Grants Scheme to implement National Access to Services Benchmarks. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Insurance Amendment (Professional Services Review) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    In response to recommendations of the 2007
    Review of the Professional Services Review Scheme - Report of the Steering Committee
    and issues raised by
    Daniel v Health Insurance Commission
    [2003] FCA 772, the bill amends the Health Insurance Act 1973 in relation to the administration of the Professional Services Review Scheme and the Medicare Participation Review Committee. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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