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Second Reading Speeches

Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP Student Protection) Bill 2018

Education and Training
Originating house
House of Representatives
Parliament no

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Amends the:

Higher Education Support Act 2003
to: provide for a student’s FEE-HELP balance to be re-credited where the student incurred the VET FEE-HELP debt as a result of inappropriate conduct by VET providers or their agents, including where that conduct occurred prior to 1 January 2016; enable the Commonwealth to recover from the VET provider an amount that is equivalent to the amount remitted, in limited circumstances; and make consequential amendments; and
Ombudsman Act 1976
to: provide for the VET Student Loans Ombudsman to make recommendations in relation to the re-crediting of FEE-HELP balances; and make a consequential amendment.

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