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VET Student Payment Arrangements (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2020

Type
Government
Portfolio
Education, Skills and Employment
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Parliament no
46

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Summary

Amends the Higher Education Support Act 2003 and VET Student Loans Act 2016 to: phase out the Commonwealth's obligation to pay VET FEE-HELP (VFH) to VET providers in respect of old student data, and prevent those providers from pursuing students for the amounts the Commonwealth does not pay; enable the Commonwealth to set off debts owed by providers to the Commonwealth under the VFH scheme against amounts of FEE-HELP assistance or VET student loans payable to the provider; and revoke the approval of remaining VET providers, while providing for the continuing operation of the Higher Education Support Act 2003 and relevant legislative instruments to enable the Commonwealth to deal with and resolve outstanding matters under the VFH scheme.

Progress

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 12 Nov 2020
Second reading moved 12 Nov 2020
Second reading debate 03 Dec 2020
Second reading agreed to 03 Dec 2020
Third reading agreed to 03 Dec 2020
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 07 Dec 2020
Second reading moved 18 Feb 2021
Second reading debate 18 Feb 2021
Second reading agreed to 18 Feb 2021
Third reading agreed to 18 Feb 2021
Finally passed both Houses 18 Feb 2021
Assent
  • Act no: 17
  • Year: 2021
01 Mar 2021

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Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

No documents at present

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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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