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Second Reading Speeches

Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities) Bill 2009

Type
Government
Portfolio
Education
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
42

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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 July 2009; 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.