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  • 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. 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

  • Higher Education Legislation Amendment Bill 2003

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Jun 2003 
    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 the 2002 and 2003 funding years for certain purposes; and
    Australian Research Council Act 2001
    in relation to: the administration and financial management of the Australian Research Council, its advisory structures and research programmes; and extension of ministerial delegations. Also contains transitional and saving provisions. 

    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

  • Higher Education Support (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) 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 provides for transitional arrangements and consequential amendments to the
    Higher Education Funding Act 1988
    and 11 other Acts as a result of the new funding framework. Also amends the
    Australian National University Act 1991
    and
    Maritime College Act 1978
    in relation to the governance structures of the Australian National University and the Australian Maritime College. 

    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

  • Higher Education Support Amendment (2009 Budget Measures) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    28 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to: revise the maximum funding amounts for the Commonwealth Grant Scheme, Other Grants, and Commonwealth Scholarships; include a funding cluster for education and provide increased funding for all clusters; increase the maximum additional funding certain eligible higher education providers can receive; vary the purposes for which Other Grants may be made and eligibility for those grants; change maximum student contribution amounts for certain students; remove the OS-HELP loan fee from 2010; and apply new indexation arrangements to maximum student contribution amounts in 2011. 

    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 (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 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