National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Bill 2008

Type
Government
Portfolio
Health and Ageing 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
42
Summary
Amends the
National Health Act 1953
  to: expand the criteria for determining that brands of pharmaceutical items are co-marketed; provide access to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) for government officers (and accompanying spouses and dependants) working overseas; enable married or de facto couples living apart permanently due to illness or infirmity to use the PBS safety net jointly; and make minor technical amendments. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
29 May 2008Introduced and read a first time
29 May 2008Second reading moved
05 Jun 2008Second reading debate
05 Jun 2008Second reading agreed to
05 Jun 2008Third reading agreed to
Senate
16 Jun 2008Introduced and read a first time
16 Jun 2008Second reading moved
17 Jun 2008Second reading debate
17 Jun 2008Second reading agreed to
17 Jun 2008Third reading agreed to


25 Jun 2008Assent

Act no.: 49

Year: 2008

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Transcript of speeches

Proposed amendments

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Text of bill

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  • 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.
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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

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Schedules of amendments

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