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representatives vote 2019-10-24#1

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on 2019-11-08 13:10:08

Title

  • Bills — Education Legislation Amendment (Tuition Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2019, Vet Student Loans (Vsl Tuition Protection Levy) Bill 2019, Higher Education Support (Help Tuition Protection Levy) Bill 2019; Second Reading
  • Education Legislation Amendment (Tuition Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2019 and two others - Second Reading - State of TAFE and universities

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Alan Tudge</p>
  • <p>I rise to sum up on these bills, and can I thank all members for their contributions to this debate. The Higher Education Support (HELP Tuition Protection Levy) Bill 2019 supports the Education Legislation Amendment (Tuition Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2019. The higher education support bill 2019 will seek to impose the higher education tuition protection levy, prescribe the levy components and the manner in which they will be determined each year. The VET Student Loans (VSL Tuition Protection Levy) Bill 2019 supports the Education Legislation Amendment (Tuition Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2019. The VET Student Loans (VSL Tuition Protection Levy) Bill 2019 will seek to impose the VET student loans tuition protection levy and prescribe the levy components and the manner in which they will be determined each year. The Education Legislation Amendment (Tuition Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2019 will seek to expand the tuition protection services for international students to domestic students accessing a VET student loan, a FEE-HELP loan or a HECS-HELP loan at a provide education provider or TAFE. I commend these bills to the House.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Tony Smith</p>
  • The majority voted against an amendment to the usual second reading motion, which is that the bills be read for a [second time](https://www.peo.gov.au/understand-our-parliament/how-parliament-works/bills-and-laws/making-a-law-in-the-australian-parliament/) (parliamentary jargon for agreeing with the main idea of the bills). The amendment was introduced by Cooper MP [Ged Kearney](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/representatives/cooper/ged_kearney) (Labor).
  • ### Amendment text
  • > *That all words after "That" be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:*
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  • > *"whilst not declining to give the bill a second reading, the House notes that:*
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  • > *(1) the Government has:*
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  • >> *(a) damaged the quality of Australia's world-class higher education and vocational training system;*
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  • >> *(b) cut funding to TAFE and training;*
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  • >> *(c) let apprentice numbers fall; and*
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  • >> *(d) presided over a national shortage in skilled tradespeople; and*
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  • > *(2) Australians deserve excellent TAFEs and universities and the Government has gutted both*
  • <p>The original question was that this bill be now read a second time. To this, the honourable member for Cooper has moved as an amendment that all words after 'that' be omitted with a view to substituting other words. So, the immediate question is that the amendment be agreed to.</p>