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  • Higher Education Support Amendment (Abolition of Compulsory Up-front Student Union Fees) Bill 2003

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Sep 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to establish a framework for the Commonwealth funding of higher education, the bill amends the proposed
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to abolish compulsory student unionism in higher education institutions which receive Commonwealth funding. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education Support Bill 2003

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Sep 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to establish a framework for the Commonwealth funding of higher education, the bill replaces the current arrangements under the
    Higher Education Funding Act 1988
    and provides for: grants (primarily through the Commonwealth Grants Scheme) and other payments to higher education providers; financial assistance to students including: HECS-HELP assistance for student contribution amounts, FEE-HELP assistance for tuition fees, and OS-HELP assistance for overseas study; a Student Learning Entitlement equivalent to 7 years of full-time study; repayment of student loans; administrative matters; provision of higher education in the external Territories; and review of the impact of the proposed Act. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Legislation Amendment (Medicare) Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Dec 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to introduce new safety-nets to cover 80 per cent of out-of-pocket costs incurred for out-of-hospital Medicare services above a specified threshold in a calendar year. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • House of Representatives (Northern Territory Representation) Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Feb 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Special Minister of State 
    Summary
    Implements a recommendation of the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters to maintain at the next federal election the Northern Territory’s representation in the House of Representatives at its current level of two members. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education Legislation Amendment Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    11 Mar 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Higher Education Funding Act 1988
    in relation to funding and grant levels for certain purposes;
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    in relation to: funding in relation to the Commonwealth Grant Scheme and Other Grants for 2005-07; setting of student contributions and tuition fees; remission of HECS-HELP debts for work experience in industry units; definition of Equivalent Full Time Student Load; and notification of tax file numbers by students; and
    Higher Education Support (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2003
    to: simplify transitional funding arrangements for University of Notre Dame Australia students; and provide Ministerial discretion to approve funding increases under the Commonwealth Grants Scheme in the first year of implementation (2005) under certain circumstances. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Legislation Amendment (Podiatric Surgery and Other Matters) Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    01 Apr 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to provide for payment of benefits for hospital treatment associated with podiatric surgery;
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    and
    National Health Act 1953
    in relation to provision of Hospital Casemix Protocol data;
    National Health Act 1953
    to provide for the continuing supply of pharmaceutical benefits in the event of the death of an approved pharmacist; and
    Health and Other Services (Compensation) Act 1995
    and
    Health Insurance Amendment (Diagnostic Imaging, Radiation Oncology and Other Measures) Act 2003
    to correct drafting errors. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Jun 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Higher Education Funding Act 1988
    in relation to funding levels for certain purposes;
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    in relation to: higher education provider eligibility; funding and grant levels for certain purposes, including: a new Australian Maritime College campus at Point Nepean, Victoria; a new medical school at the University of Western Sydney; additional medical school places at James Cook University, Queensland; additional nursing places; continued transitional assistance for certain regional tertiary institutions for research purposes; guidelines for certain purposes; definition of “course of study” to include combined and double degrees; Commonwealth scholarships; citizenship and residency requirements for certain student assistance; appropriate administration of FEE-HELP for Open Learning Australia (OLA) students; compliance of OLA with quality and accountability requirements;
    Higher Education Support (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2003
    in relation to the definition of “institution”; and
    Australian National University Act 1991
    to enable the Australian National University to comply with the National Governance Protocols. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and contains transitional provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 3) 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    05 Aug 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    in relation to: addition of Melbourne University Private to the list of Table B higher education providers; new maximum aggregate funding levels for the Commonwealth Grant Scheme; operation of summer schools; extension of time within which students must submit their Commonwealth assistance request; entitlement to HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP and OS-HELP assistance; repayments by higher education providers of advances; and definition of undergraduate and postgraduate higher education award;
    Higher Education Support (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2003
    to: provide for transitional arrangements for the repayment of special purpose grants; and OS-HELP prior study requirements;
    Australian National University Act 1991
    to extend the time within which the Minister must make appointments to the ANU Council; and
    Australian Research Council Act 2001
    to update annual funding caps. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Insurance Amendment (100% Medicare Rebate and Other Measures) Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Nov 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 2003
    to: increase the Medicare rebate from 85 per cent to 100 per cent of the schedule fee for services provided by general practitioners; and ensure that families who are eligible for Family Tax Benefit Part A are also eligible for the lower $300 safety net threshold. Also contains an application provision. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 3) 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Nov 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    in relation to: new maximum aggregate funding levels for the Commonwealth Grant Scheme; operation of summer schools; extension of time within which students must submit their Commonwealth assistance request; entitlement to HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP and OS-HELP assistance; repayments by higher education providers of advances; and definition of undergraduate and postgraduate higher education award;
    Higher Education Support (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2003
    to: provide for transitional arrangements for the repayment of special purpose grants; and OS-HELP prior study requirements;
    Australian National University Act 1991
    to extend the time within which the Minister must make appointments to the ANU Council; and
    Australian Research Council Act 2001
    to update annual funding caps. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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