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

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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.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 09 Sep 2009
Second reading moved 09 Sep 2009
Second reading debate 23 Nov 2009
Second reading debate 26 Nov 2009
Second reading agreed to 26 Nov 2009
Third reading agreed to 26 Nov 2009
Introduced and read a first time 30 Nov 2009
Second reading moved 30 Nov 2009
Lapsed at end of Parliament 28 Sep 2010

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Proposed amendments

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