Education Legislation Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Bill 2019

Type
Government
Portfolio
Education
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Passed Both Houses
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the: Higher Education Support Act 2003 to: increase the combined Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) loan limit to $152 700 for students undertaking eligible aviation courses with approved providers on or after 1 January 2020; enable the minister to determine the aviation courses for which the higher HELP loan limit will apply; reduce indexation on a person’s outstanding accumulated HELP debt while they are teaching in a school in a very remote location of Australia; and provide for all or part of a person’s HELP debt associated with their initial teacher education course to be remitted after they have undertaken an equivalent of four years’ full time work in a very remote location of Australia; and Higher Education Support Act 2003, Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment (Student Loan Sustainability) Act 2018 and VET Student Loans Act 2016 to allow the Department of Human Services restricted access to higher education data and VET student loans data in order to administer student benefits.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 16 Oct 2019
Second reading moved 16 Oct 2019
Second reading debate 24 Oct 2019
Second reading agreed to 24 Oct 2019
Third reading agreed to 24 Oct 2019
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 11 Nov 2019
Second reading moved 11 Nov 2019
Second reading debate 14 Nov 2019
Second reading agreed to 14 Nov 2019
Third reading agreed to 14 Nov 2019
Finally passed both Houses 14 Nov 2019

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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of 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.
  • 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

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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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