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  • Bills — Budget Savings (Omnibus) Bill 2016; Second Reading
  • Budget Savings (Omnibus) Bill 2016 - Second Reading - Agree to the main idea


  • <p class="speaker">Gavin Marshall</p>
  • <p>The question is that the bill now be read a second time.</p>
  • The majority voted in favour of a [motion]( to read the [bill](;query=Id:legislation/billhome/r5707) for a [second time]( In other words, they agreed with the main idea of the bill and will now discuss it in more detail.
  • ### What does this bill do?
  • This [bill](;query=Id:legislation/billhome/r5707) does a lot of work! It crosses eight different portfolios, from Education to the Treasury. Read more about it in the [bills digest](
  • For example, the bill:
  • * will lower the minimum threshold for repaying [Higher Education Loan Programme]( (HELP) debts from $54,868/years to $51,956/year;
  • * gets rid of the [Job Commitment Bonus](; and
  • * reduces funding to the [Australian Renewable Energy Agency](