Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2009

Type
Government
Portfolio
Treasury 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Not Proceeding 
Parliament no
42
Summary
Part of a package of three bills to effect three private health insurance tiers, the bill amends the
Medicare Levy Act 1986
  to increase the rate of Medicare levy surcharge for certain taxpayers who do not have complying health insurance and whose income for surcharge purposes is above the relevant Medicare levy surcharge threshold. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
27 May 2009Introduced and read a first time
27 May 2009Second reading moved
01 Jun 2009Second reading debate
02 Jun 2009Second reading debate
02 Jun 2009Second reading agreed to
02 Jun 2009Third reading agreed to
Senate
15 Jun 2009Introduced and read a first time
15 Jun 2009Second reading moved
18 Aug 2009Second reading debate
09 Sep 2009Second reading debate
09 Sep 2009Second reading negatived

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed 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

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Schedules of amendments

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