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  • Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP and Providers) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Mar 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Amends the Higher Education Support Act 2003 to: clarify that students cannot access VET FEE-HELP assistance to undertake a vocational education and training (VET) unit of study that is not essential to the student’s course; ensure that the minister can revoke the approval of a VET provider of a body corporate that does not meet certain requirements; and allow higher education and VET provider notices of approval to take effect the day following registration on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Household Stimulus Package Bill (No. 2) 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 Feb 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Part of a package of six bills to give effect to the Government’s Nation Building and Jobs Plan, the bill amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to provide for the payment of a one-off $950 bonus to: eligible students returning to study or training in 2009 and certain other income support recipients; and farmers and farm-related small business owners receiving exceptional circumstances related income support payments;
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: reduce the qualification period for the education entry payment from 12 months to four weeks of continuous receipt of income support payments; and provide for an education entry payment supplement of $950 to those eligible for the education entry payment;
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    to: provide for the payment of a one-off $950 per child bonus to families eligible for family tax benefit (FTB) Part A and certain children who receive a carer payment or disability support pension; and provide for a single income family bonus payment of $900 for families entitled to the FTB Part B. Also: enables the establishment of administrative schemes to provide bonus payments in circumstances where the statutory regime does not produce an appropriate result; and makes consequential amendments to four other Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education Support Amendment (2008 Budget Measures) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    in relation to: compulsory Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) repayments and a HECS-HELP benefit for certain graduates and teachers; funding amounts to reflect supplementation for indexation increases, budget measures, technical adjustments for 2009-12, and maximum grant amounts for 2012; transitional loading under the Commonwealth Grant Scheme; phasing out domestic undergraduate full fee paying places at public universities; and maximum contribution amounts for mathematics, statistics and science units of study. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Care (Appropriation) Amendment Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    15 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Care (Appropriation) Act 1998
    to: extend the appropriation period from five to six years; and increase the amount appropriated from the Consolidated Revenue Fund by $10.25 billion. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Insurance Amendment (90 Day Pay Doctor Cheque Scheme) Bill 2008

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    Date
    19 Mar 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to allow specialists and consultant physicians access to the 90 Day Pay Doctor Cheque Scheme where the original claim for the Medicare benefit is submitted electronically to Medicare Australia. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP Assistance) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Feb 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to provide VET FEE-HELP assistance to full fee paying students in Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma courses accredited as VET qualifications and where credit toward a higher education award is available for Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education Support Amendment (Removal of the Higher Education Workplace Relations Requirements and National Governance Protocols Requirements and Other Matters) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Feb 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to: remove the requirement for higher education providers to meet the Higher Education Workplace Relations Requirements and the National Governance Protocols as a condition of Commonwealth Grant Scheme funding; and make minor technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Legislation Amendment Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Sep 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Private Health Insurance Act 2007
    to correct a broad offence provision relating to ‘complying health insurance policy’; and the
    National Health Act 1953
    in relation to pharmacists substituting items under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Also makes consequential amendments as a result of the new regulatory framework imposed by the
    Private Health Insurance Act 2007

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Insurance Amendment (Medicare Dental Services) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Aug 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to: enable eligible patients to access up to $4,250 in dental benefits over two consecutive calendar years; and introduce new dental items on the Medicare Benefits Schedule. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education Endowment Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Aug 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Higher Education Endowment Fund Bill 2007, the bill amends the
    Future Fund Act 2006
    to extend the Future Fund Board’s functions in relation to the Higher Education Endowment Fund (HEEF); and the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to make gifts of money to the HEEF tax deductible. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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