Health Legislation Amendment (Medicare) Bill 2004

Type
Government
Portfolio
Health and Ageing 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
40
Summary
Amends the
Health Insurance Act 1973
  to introduce new safety-nets to cover 80 per cent of out-of-pocket costs incurred for out-of-hospital Medicare services above a specified threshold in a calendar year. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
04 Dec 2003Introduced and read a first time
04 Dec 2003Second reading moved
04 Dec 2003Second reading agreed to
04 Dec 2003Third reading agreed to
Senate
10 Feb 2004Introduced and read a first time
10 Feb 2004Second reading moved
12 Feb 2004Second reading debate
01 Mar 2004Second reading agreed to
11 Mar 2004Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 1 Australian Democrats agreed to

Requests details: 3 Australian Progressive Alliance/Pauline Hanson's One Nation/Senator Harradine/Senator Murphy agreed to
House of Representatives
11 Mar 2004Consideration of Senate message

Details: House made Senate requested amendments
Senate
11 Mar 2004Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
11 Mar 2004Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendment


18 Mar 2004Assent

Act no.: 16

Year: 2004

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
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Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changed to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either theĀ Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

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