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Higher Education Legislation Amendment (2007 Measures No. 1) Bill 2007

Type
Government
Portfolio
Education, Science and Training
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the Higher Education Support Act 2003 to: revise the maximum funding amounts for the operation of the Research Quality Framework; reflect changes to the National Protocols for Higher Education Approval Processes; clarify the administration of the Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) and arrangements for Commonwealth supported students; provide for suspension of higher education providers by legislative instrument; and rename Victoria University of Technology to Victoria University. Also makes amendments to the Higher Education Funding Act 1998, Higher Education Support Act 2003 and the Higher Education Support (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2003[eitls] to limit the time for students to claim an entitlement to Commonwealth support.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 28 Feb 2007
Second reading moved 28 Feb 2007
Second reading agreed to 28 Mar 2007
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 2 Government agreed to
28 Mar 2007
Third reading agreed to 28 Mar 2007
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 09 May 2007
Second reading moved 09 May 2007
Second reading agreed to 09 May 2007
Third reading agreed to 09 May 2007
Assent
  • Act no.: 72
  • Year: 2007
28 May 2007

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

House of representatives

Schedules of amendments

No documents at present

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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