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Education Legislation Amendment (2022 Measures No. 1) Bill 2022

Type
Government
Portfolio
Education
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Senate
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the: Higher Education Support Act 2003 to: amend the student identifier requirements for a person's eligibility to receive Commonwealth assistance; provide that units of study undertaken as part of an enabling course will not count towards a student's student learning entitlement; provide that domestic students undertaking a microcredential course are eligible for FEE-HELP; extend the FEE-HELP loan fee exemption to 31 December 2022; provide that New Zealand citizens are eligible for HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP only if they are a resident in Australia for the duration of the unit; remove the 10 per cent discount on up-front payments made by HECS-HELP students; and Higher Education Support Act 2003 and Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 to make technical amendments.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 27 Oct 2022
Second reading moved 27 Oct 2022
Second reading debate 08 Nov 2022
Referred to Federation Chamber 08 Nov 2022
Second reading debate 08 Nov 2022
Second reading agreed to 08 Nov 2022
Reported from Federation Chamber 09 Nov 2022
Third reading agreed to 09 Nov 2022
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 21 Nov 2022
Second reading moved 21 Nov 2022
Second reading debate 23 Nov 2022
Second reading agreed to 23 Nov 2022
Third reading agreed to 23 Nov 2022
Finally passed both Houses 23 Nov 2022

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Bills digest

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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

  • 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

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Schedules of amendments

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