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representatives vote 2015-02-25#2

Edited by mackay

on 2015-03-06 11:14:47

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  • The majority agreed to pass the bill (in parliamentary jargon, they agreed to read the bill for a [third time](http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html)). This means that the bill will now go to the Senate to see if the senators agree with the members of parliament (MPs) and also want to pass the bill. If they do, it will become law.
  • ### Main idea of the bill
  • This bill "[essentially replicates](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1415a/15bd069)" the previous [Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation/billhome/r5325), which was [rejected by the Senate](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/divisions/senate/2014-12-02/5) last year. These measures include:
  • * deregulating university fees by removing any restrictions on the amount that universities can charge students for tuition in [Commonwealth Supported Places](http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/studyassist/helppayingmyfees/csps/pages/commonwealth-supported-places) (CSPs);
  • * indexing [HECS-HELP debts](http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/studyassist/helppayingmyfees/hecs-help/pages/hecs-help-welcome) by the ten year bond rate instead of the generally lower [Consumer Price Index](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consumer_price_index) (CPI), which it is currently indexed at; and
  • * indexing [HECS-HELP debts](http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/studyassist/helppayingmyfees/hecs-help/pages/hecs-help-welcome) by the ten year bond rate (with a cap at 6%) instead of the generally lower [Consumer Price Index](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consumer_price_index) (CPI), which it is currently indexed at; and
  • * allowing universities to charge postgraduate students in research degrees fees up to a fixed cap (currently they don't have to pay tuition fees).
  • Read more about these measures in the description of the previous [Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/divisions/senate/2014-12-02/5) as well as this bill's [bills digest](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1415a/15bd069).
  • ### Background to the bill
  • As part of its [2014-15 Budget](http://www.budget.gov.au/2014-15/content/bp2/html/bp2_expense-09.htm), Prime Minister [Tony Abbott](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/representatives/warringah/tony_abbott)'s Government has announced a series of changes to government funding arrangements and this bill is part of those changes (read more in the [bills digest](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1415a/15bd069)).
representatives vote 2015-02-25#2

Edited by mackay

on 2015-03-06 11:13:28

Title

Description

  • The majority agreed to pass the bill (in parliamentary jargon, they agreed to read the bill for a [third time](http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html)). This means that the bill will now go to the Senate to see if the senators agree with the members of parliament (MPs) and also want to pass the bill. If they do, it will become law.
  • ### Main idea of the bill
  • This bill "[essentially replicates](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1415a/15bd069)" the previous [Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation/billhome/r5325), which was [rejected by the Senate](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/divisions/senate/2014-12-02/5) last year. These measures include:
  • * deregulating university fees by removing any restrictions on the amount that universities can charge students for tuition in [Commonwealth Supported Places](http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/studyassist/helppayingmyfees/csps/pages/commonwealth-supported-places) (CSPs);
  • * indexing [HECS-HELP debt](http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/studyassist/helppayingmyfees/hecs-help/pages/hecs-help-welcome) by the ten year bond rate instead of the generally lower [Consumer Price Index](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consumer_price_index) (CPI), which it is currently indexed at; and
  • * indexing [HECS-HELP debts](http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/studyassist/helppayingmyfees/hecs-help/pages/hecs-help-welcome) by the ten year bond rate instead of the generally lower [Consumer Price Index](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consumer_price_index) (CPI), which it is currently indexed at; and
  • * allowing universities to charge postgraduate students in research degrees fees up to a fixed cap (currently they don't have to pay tuition fees).
  • Read more about these measures in the description of the previous [Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/divisions/senate/2014-12-02/5) as well as this bill's [bills digest](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1415a/15bd069).
  • ### Background to the bill
  • As part of its [2014-15 Budget](http://www.budget.gov.au/2014-15/content/bp2/html/bp2_expense-09.htm), Prime Minister [Tony Abbott](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/representatives/warringah/tony_abbott)'s Government has announced a series of changes to government funding arrangements and this bill is part of those changes (read more in the [bills digest](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1415a/15bd069)).
  • As part of its [2014-15 Budget](http://www.budget.gov.au/2014-15/content/bp2/html/bp2_expense-09.htm), Prime Minister [Tony Abbott](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/representatives/warringah/tony_abbott)'s Government has announced a series of changes to government funding arrangements and this bill is part of those changes (read more in the [bills digest](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1415a/15bd069)).
representatives vote 2015-02-25#2

Edited by mackay

on 2015-03-06 11:12:17

Title

  • Bills — Higher Education and Research Reform Bill 2014; Third Reading
  • Higher Education and Research Reform Bill 2014 - Third Reading - Pass the bill

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Christopher Pyne</p>
  • <p>by leave&#8212;I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That this bill be now read a third time.</p>
  • The majority agreed to pass the bill (in parliamentary jargon, they agreed to read the bill for a [third time](http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html)). This means that the bill will now go to the Senate to see if the senators agree with the members of parliament (MPs) and also want to pass the bill. If they do, it will become law.
  • ### Main idea of the bill
  • This bill "[essentially replicates](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1415a/15bd069)" the previous [Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation/billhome/r5325), which was [rejected by the Senate](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/divisions/senate/2014-12-02/5) last year. These measures include:
  • * deregulating university fees by removing any restrictions on the amount that universities can charge students for tuition in [Commonwealth Supported Places](http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/studyassist/helppayingmyfees/csps/pages/commonwealth-supported-places) (CSPs);
  • * indexing [HECS-HELP debt](http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/studyassist/helppayingmyfees/hecs-help/pages/hecs-help-welcome) by the ten year bond rate instead of the generally lower [Consumer Price Index](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consumer_price_index) (CPI), which it is currently indexed at; and
  • * allowing universities to charge postgraduate students in research degrees fees up to a fixed cap (currently they don't have to pay tuition fees).
  • Read more about these measures in the description of the previous [Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/divisions/senate/2014-12-02/5) as well as this bill's [bills digest](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1415a/15bd069).
  • ### Background to the bill
  • As part of its [2014-15 Budget](http://www.budget.gov.au/2014-15/content/bp2/html/bp2_expense-09.htm), Prime Minister [Tony Abbott](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/representatives/warringah/tony_abbott)'s Government has announced a series of changes to government funding arrangements and this bill is part of those changes (read more in the [bills digest](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1415a/15bd069)).
  • <p class="speaker">Bruce Scott</p>
  • <p>The question is that this bill be now read a third time.</p>
  • <p></p>
  • <p></p>