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A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to education and research, and for related purposes
Administered by: Education, Skills and Employment
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Registered 03 Feb 2021
Introduced HR 03 Feb 2021
Table of contents.

2019‑2020‑2021

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Education Legislation Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Bill 2021

 

No.      , 2021

 

(Education, Skills and Employment)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to education and research, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Research amendments                                                                           3

Australian Research Council Act 2001                                                                   3

Schedule 2—Education amendments                                                                         4

Higher Education Support Act 2003                                                                       4

 


A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to education and research, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act is the Education Legislation Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Act 2021.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this Act

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3  Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Research amendments

  

Australian Research Council Act 2001

1  At the end of subsection 48(2)

Add:

                    ; (t)  the financial year starting on 1 July 2023.

2  Paragraph 49(u)

Omit “$786,212,000”, substitute “$803,409,000”.

3  Paragraph 49(v)

Omit “$786,212,000”, substitute “$804,411,000”.

4  Paragraph 49(w)

Omit “$786,212,000”, substitute “$804,442,000”.

5  At the end of section 49

Add:

            ; and (x)  for the financial year starting on 1 July 2023—$801,410,000.

Schedule 2Education amendments

  

Higher Education Support Act 2003

1  Subsection 16‑15(1) (table)

After:

The University of Melbourne

insert:

The University of Notre Dame Australia

2  Subsection 16‑20(1) (table)

Omit:

The University of Notre Dame Australia

3  Subsection 30‑10(1)

Omit “Commonwealth support places”, substitute “Commonwealth supported places”.

4  Application, saving and transitional provisions

(1)       Parts 2‑2 and 2‑4 of the Higher Education Support Act 2003 apply on and after the commencement of this item to the University of Notre Dame Australia, in relation to the calendar year 2021, as if it continued to be a Table B provider.

(2)       The amendments made by this Schedule do not affect the validity of a grant to the University of Notre Dame Australia, being a grant that was approved under Part 2‑2A or 2‑3 of the Higher Education Support Act 2003 before the commencement of this item.

(3)       If:

                     (a)  immediately before the commencement of this item, the University of Notre Dame Australia was providing a unit of study; and

                     (b)  at any time, in relation to that unit of study, there is a FEE‑HELP debt under subsection 137‑10(1) of the Higher Education Support Act 2003;

then:

                     (c)  if the census date for that unit of study was before the commencement of this item—paragraph 137‑10(2)(a) of the Higher Education Support Act 2003 applies in relation to the debt; and

                     (d)  if the census date for that unit of study is on or after the commencement of this item—paragraph 137‑10(2)(b) or (c) of the Higher Education Support Act 2003 applies in relation to the debt (as the case requires).