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representatives vote 2017-09-13#4

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on 2017-09-17 13:17:02

Title

  • Bills — Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment (A More Sustainable, Responsive and Transparent Higher Education System) Bill 2017; Second Reading
  • Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment (A More Sustainable, Responsive and Transparent Higher Education System) Bill 2017 - Second Reading - Agree with bill's main idea

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Tony Smith</p>
  • <p>: The question is that this bill now be read a second time.</p>
  • The majority agreed with the main idea of the [bill](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation/billhome/r5869). In parliamentary jargon, they voted in favour of giving the bill a [second reading](https://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html).
  • ### What is the bill's main idea?
  • The bill makes changes to the way higher education funding works. For example, the bill proposes to:
  • * reduce Commonwealth funding of tuition costs for undergraduate courses at universities through increasing the student contribution towards these costs, and reducing the funding universities receive to cover these costs; and
  • * make changes so that those in the workforce will commence repayment at much lower income levels and at higher rates.
  • The bill also proposes to change arrangements for permanent residents and New Zealand citizens by:
  • > *extending access to HELP loans to students in this situation, but at the same time removing access to CSPs [Commonwealth Supported Places] ... [so they will] effectively be treated the same as domestic full-fee paying students.*
  • Find out more about the bill in its [bills digest](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1617a/17bd121).