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Title

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

Description

  • <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](http://www.openaustralia.org.au/senate/?id=2016-09-15.180.2) to read the [bill](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation/billhome/r5707) for a [second time](http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html). 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](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;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](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1617a/17bd007).
  • For example, the bill:
  • * will lower the minimum threshold for repaying [Higher Education Loan Programme](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tertiary_education_fees_in_Australia) (HELP) debts from $54,868/years to $51,956/year;
  • * gets rid of the [Job Commitment Bonus](https://www.employment.gov.au/job-commitment-bonus-young-australians-0); and
  • * reduces funding to the [Australian Renewable Energy Agency](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Renewable_Energy_Agency).