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VET Student Loans (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2016

Type
Government
Portfolio
Education and Training
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
45

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Summary

Part of a package of three bills to replace the VET FEE-HELP loan scheme with a student loans program, the bill amends the Higher Education Support Act 2003 to: close down access to VET FEE-HELP assistance to new VET providers from 5 October 2016; close down access to VET FEE-HELP assistance to new students for units from 1 January 2017; and enable existing and active students enrolled with VET providers to continue to access VET FEE-HELP assistance for units that start before 1 January 2018; and the Higher Education Support Act 2003, National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 and Student Identifiers Act 2014 to make consequential amendments.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 13 Oct 2016
Second reading moved 13 Oct 2016
Second reading debate 18 Oct 2016
Second reading debate 19 Oct 2016
Second reading agreed to 19 Oct 2016
Third reading agreed to 19 Oct 2016
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 07 Nov 2016
Second reading moved 07 Nov 2016
Second reading debate 09 Nov 2016
Second reading debate 24 Nov 2016
Second reading debate 30 Nov 2016
Second reading agreed to 30 Nov 2016
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 2 Opposition agreed to
30 Nov 2016
Third reading agreed to 30 Nov 2016
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
01 Dec 2016
Finally passed both Houses 01 Dec 2016
Assent
  • Act no: 100
  • Year: 2016
07 Dec 2016

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

Senate

Schedules of amendments

Bills digest

Notes

Helpful information

Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changes to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either the Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.

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