Education Amendment Act 1999

6 Recipients of allowances or student loans may be required to provide information
  • (1) Section 307(1) of the principal Act is amended by adding to the definition of the term recipient the words or a student loan.

    (2) Section 307 of the principal Act is amended—

    • (a) By inserting in subsections (3)(a)(i) and (c)(i), (4)(a), and (6)(b), after the word allowance, the words or student loan:

    • (b) By inserting in subsections (3)(a)(ii) and (c)(ii), and (4)(b), after the word rate, the words or any amount of a student loan.

    (3) Section 307 of the principal Act is amended by repealing subsection (5), and substituting the following subsection:

    • (5) A person (whether or not a recipient) who is asked questions during an investigation under subsection (4) must answer the questions.

    (4) Section 307 of the principal Act is amended by inserting, after subsection (6), the following subsection:

    • (6A) However, where a person other than the recipient has without reasonable cause failed or refused to comply with subsection (5), the recipient must be given an opportunity to provide the information sought before any action is taken in respect of the recipient under subsection (6).