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Second Reading Speeches

Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2015

Originating house
House of Representatives
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Amends the

Higher Education Support Act 2003
to: enable certain New Zealand citizens who are Special Category Visa holders to be eligible for HELP assistance from 1 January 2016; enable Torrens University Australia to be eligible for equivalent funding support as all other private Australian universities; update the name of the University of Ballarat to Federation University Australia; and confirm the relevant heads of constitutional power for other grants;
Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011
to remove the requirement for the commissioners to prepare annual operational plans; and
Australian Research Council Act 2001
to: apply indexation adjustments for existing schemes for the financial years starting 1 July 2015 and 2016; set additional funding caps for the financial years starting 1 July 2017 and 2018; and remove the requirement for the Australian Research Council to prepare corporate plans.

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