National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical and Other Benefits—Cost Recovery) Bill 2009

Health and Ageing 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
Amends the
National Health Act 1953
  to enable regulations to be made for the cost recovery of services provided by the Commonwealth in relation to the exercise of powers for listing medicines, vaccines and other products or services on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and designation of vaccines for the National Immunisation Program. 

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House of Representatives
12 May 2009Introduced and read a first time
12 May 2009Second reading moved
13 May 2009Second reading debate
13 May 2009Second reading agreed to
13 May 2009Third reading agreed to
14 May 2009Introduced and read a first time
14 May 2009Second reading moved
15 Jun 2009Second reading debate
15 Jun 2009Second reading agreed to
15 Jun 2009Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 2 Australian Greens agreed to
15 Jun 2009Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
16 Jun 2009Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments

16 Jun 2009Text of bill as passed both Houses
22 Jul 2009Assent

Act no.: 71

Year: 2009

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Explanatory memoranda

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  • 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.

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