Higher Education Support Act 2003

Chapter 2 - Grants for higher education assistance etc  


Division 60 - How are decisions reducing a grant or requiring repayment of a grant made?  

SECTION 60-1   Procedure prior to decision  

Before making a decision under paragraph 54-1(a) or (b) in respect of a body, the Minister must give to the body notice in writing:

(a) stating that the Minister is considering reducing the body's grant, or requiring the repayment of a grant made to the body, as the case may be; and

(b) stating the amount of the proposed reduction or repayment and the reasons why the Minister is considering taking that action; and

(c) inviting the body to make written submissions to the Minister within 28 days on either or both of the following matters:

(i) why that action should not be taken;

(ii) why the amount of the proposed reduction or repayment should be reduced; and

(d) informing the body that, if no submission is received under paragraph (c) within the time required, the action will take effect on the day after the last day for making submissions.

In deciding whether to take the action, the Minister must consider any submissions received from the body within the 28 day period.

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