Student Assistance Act 1973

Part 6 - Overpayments arising under this Act and certain administrative schemes  

Division 1 - Debts recoverable by the Commonwealth  

SECTION 38   38   DEFINITIONS  


In this Part:

debt
means an amount of any of the following kinds (whether the amount has arisen before or after the commencement of this Part):


(a) a special educational assistance scheme overpayment;


(aa) an ABSTUDY student start-up loan overpayment;


(b) a student assistance overpayment;


(c) an amount payable to the Commonwealth in relation to an amount of a kind referred to in paragraph (a), (aa) or (b) (including an amount payable under section 41B or subsection 42(10) ).

relevant debt
means:


(a) an amount paid under the ABSTUDY Scheme (also known as the Aboriginal Study Assistance Scheme) that should not have been paid; or


(b) an amount paid under the Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme that should not have been paid; or


(c) an ABSTUDY student start-up loan overpayment.

Note:

The amount in paragraph (a) or (b) is a debt under paragraph (a) of the definition of debt in this section. The amount in paragraph (c) is a debt under paragraph (aa) of the definition of debt in this section.




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