Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2012

Type
Government
Portfolio
Treasury 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
43
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
07 Jul 2011Introduced and read a first time
07 Jul 2011Second reading moved
09 Feb 2012Second reading debate
13 Feb 2012Second reading debate
14 Feb 2012Second reading debate
15 Feb 2012Second reading debate
15 Feb 2012Second reading agreed to
15 Feb 2012Consideration in detail debate

Amendment details: 2 Government agreed to
15 Feb 2012Third reading agreed to
Senate
27 Feb 2012Introduced and read a first time
27 Feb 2012Second reading moved
13 Mar 2012Second reading debate
14 Mar 2012Second reading debate
15 Mar 2012Second reading debate
15 Mar 2012Second reading agreed to
15 Mar 2012Third reading agreed to


15 Mar 2012Text of bill as passed both Houses
04 Apr 2012Assent

Act no.: 27

Year: 2012

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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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