Information about the inquiry

Information about the inquiry

On 12 October the Senate referred to the Employment, Workplace Relations and Education Legislation Committee the Higher Education Legislation Amendment (2005 Measures No.4) Bill 2005.

The committee is considering this bill concurrently with the Higher Education Legislation Amendment (2005 Measures No.4) Bill 2005, for the reason that both amendments relate to the establishment of an Australian campus of the Carnegie Mellon University.

The Higher Education (2005 Measures No.4) Bill amends the Higher Education Support Act 2003 to allow the establishment by foreign universities of campuses in Australia. This amendment will allow Carnegie Mellon University to establish a branch in Adelaide and commence its first student intake in 2006. The amendment will enable these students to obtain FEE-HELP assistance.

Submissions are due to the committee by 28 October 2005. The committee will report on 7 November 2005. Further details can be obtained by contacting the secretary to the committee on 02 62773520.

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