Higher Education Support Amendment (2022 Measures No. 1) Bill 2022

Originating house
House of Representatives
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Amends the Higher Education Support Act 2003 to: amend the definition of 'grandfathered student' to include students undertaking an honours course related to a course of study commenced before 1 January 2021; clarify that a student whose course of study is discontinued by their provider and transfers to a new course will be treated as a grandfathered student; enable the minister to make rules prescribing matters of a transitional nature; and enable the waiver of indexation on HELP debts for certain health practitioners while they are completing eligible work in rural or remote areas.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 10 Nov 2022
Second reading moved 10 Nov 2022
Second reading debate 28 Nov 2022
Second reading debate 29 Nov 2022
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 1 Crossbench agreed to
29 Nov 2022
Third reading agreed to 29 Nov 2022
Introduced and read a first time 30 Nov 2022
Second reading moved 30 Nov 2022
Second reading debate 07 Feb 2023
Second reading agreed to 09 Feb 2023
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 5 Opposition agreed to
09 Feb 2023
Third reading agreed to 09 Feb 2023
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 09 Feb 2023
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
09 Feb 2023
Finally passed both Houses 09 Feb 2023
  • Act no: 3
  • Year: 2023
20 Feb 2023

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Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

House of representatives


Schedules of amendments

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.
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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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