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  • Higher Education Endowment Fund Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Aug 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    The bill: establishes the Higher Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) to generate earnings for capital expenditure and research facilities in higher education institutions; grants the Treasurer and Finance Minister the power to credit cash amounts to the HEEF; grants the Future Fund Board of Guardians (the Board) statutory responsibility for managing the investments of the HEEF; expands the Future Fund Management Agency’s operational activities to provide executive support to the Board and be responsible for the operational activities associated with the investment of the HEEF; requires responsible ministers to issue an Investment Mandate to the Board regarding the investment of the HEEF and determine rules for the maximum level of payments from the HEEF; and establishes the Higher Education Endowment Fund Advisory Board to advise the Education Minister on matters related to the making of grants to eligible higher education institutions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education Support Amendment (Extending FEE-HELP for VET Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate Courses) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Jun 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to extend FEE-HELP assistance to full-fee-paying students in Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses that are accredited as vocational education and training qualifications and where credit toward a higher education award is available. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education Legislation Amendment (2007 Budget Measures) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 May 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    in relation to funding amounts for the Commonwealth Grant Scheme, Other Grants and Commonwealth Scholarships; maximum tertiary student contribution amounts for certain units of study; funding agreements; grant adjustment mechanisms; removal of certain restrictions on the proportion of domestic undergraduate fee-paying places; grants for the practical component of teacher education courses; and grants to support structural reform by universities; and
    Australian Research Council Act 2001
    to increase annual caps on funding and add funding years. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Insurance Amendment (Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Mar 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to: establish a legislative framework to enable the introduction of an accreditation scheme for practices providing diagnostic imaging services covered by the Radiology Quality and Outlays Memorandum of Understanding; and allow for the extension of accreditation schemes to other diagnostic imaging services in the future. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Insurance Amendment (Inappropriate and Prohibited Practices and Other Measures) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Mar 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    ,
    Medicare Australia Act 1973
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to replace and strengthen existing prohibitions on inducements and payment of benefits by providers of Medicare funded pathology and diagnostic imaging services to requesters of such services. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Insurance Amendment (Provider Number Review) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    01 Mar 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to vary the frequency of reviews of the operation of the Medicare provider number legislation from two years to five years. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education Legislation Amendment (2007 Measures No. 1) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    28 Feb 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to: revise the maximum funding amounts for the operation of the Research Quality Framework; reflect changes to the National Protocols for Higher Education Approval Processes; clarify the administration of the Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) and arrangements for Commonwealth supported students; provide for suspension of higher education providers by legislative instrument; and rename Victoria University of Technology to Victoria University. Also makes amendments to the
    Higher Education Funding Act 1998
    ,
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    and the
    Higher Education Support (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2003[eitls] to limit the time for students to claim an entitlement to Commonwealth support. 

    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

  • 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

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