Information about the Inquiry

Inquiry into the Provisions of the Higher Education Legislation Amendment (2007 Measures No. 1) Bill 2007

Information about the Inquiry

The provisions of the Higher Education Legislation Amendment (2007 Measures No. 1) Bill 2007 have been referred to the Senate Employment, Workplace Relations and Education Committee for examination and report by 1 May 2007. The bill contains, among other things, measures to provide funding to support the implementation of the Research Quality Framework, reflect changes to the National Protocols for Higher Education Approval Process, and improve the administration of the Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) and arrangements for Commonwealth supported students.  The bill will also limit the time for students to claim an entitlement to Commonwealth support. Submissions are due by 13 April 2007 and the committee will determine the need for a public hearing upon receipt of submissions. Any hearing date will be notified on this website.

There are no specific terms of reference for this inquiry. Submitters are able to comment on any part of the legislation about which they have concerns or which they believe to be noteworthy.

For further details call the Secretary on (02) 6277 3520

For further information, contact:

Senate Standing Committees on Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3520
Fax: +61 2 6277 5706