September 11, 2014

Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014: Overview and Analysis

The Commencement dates reflect the 1 January 2016 start date for the main changes, with differences for:

  • change of title for University of Ballarat and increases to ARC funding, immediate on assent of the Bill;
  • the NZ inclusions and the abolition of the HECS-HELP benefit from 1 January 2015; and
  • the new lower first repayment threshold for HELP debts from 1 July 2016, to apply to 2016-17 income tax year.