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

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

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Summary

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.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 20 Sep 2018
Second reading moved 20 Sep 2018
Second reading debate 28 Nov 2018
Second reading agreed to 28 Nov 2018
Third reading agreed to 28 Nov 2018
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 29 Nov 2018
Second reading moved 29 Nov 2018
Second reading debate 29 Nov 2018
Second reading agreed to 29 Nov 2018
Third reading agreed to 29 Nov 2018
Finally passed both Houses 29 Nov 2018
Assent
  • Act no: 160
  • Year: 2018
10 Dec 2018

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Proposed amendments

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Text of bill

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  • 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.
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Explanatory memoranda

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  • 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

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Schedules of amendments

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