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  • Health Insurance Amendment (Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation) Bill 2010

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    Date
    25 Nov 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Amendment (Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation) Act 2007
    to: broaden the Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme to require practices providing non-radiology services, or a combination of radiology and non-radiology services, to obtain accreditation; and provide transitional arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Insurance Amendment (Revival of Table Items) Bill 2009

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    Date
    28 Oct 2009 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    CORMANN, Sen Mathias;FIELDING, Sen Steve;XENOPHON, Sen Nick 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to provide that if an item in the general medical services table is disallowed under the
    Legislative Instruments Act 2003
    , the corresponding item in the previous regulations is taken to apply from the time of disallowance. 

    Bill

  • Health Insurance Amendment (New Zealand Overseas Trained Doctors) Bill 2010

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    Date
    21 Oct 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to: enable certain New Zealand permanent resident and citizen doctors to provide professional services that attract Medicare benefits without being subject to a ten year waiting period (the ‘moratorium’ period); remove the requirement for overseas trained doctors to have both Australian permanent residency or citizenship and medical registration before the moratorium period commences; and provide for a 90 day period in which medical practitioners can appeal against a refusal for an exemption from the moratorium period. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Insurance Amendment (Compliance) Bill 2009

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    Date
    17 Sep 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to: enable the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Medicare Australia to require certain documents to be produced by a medical practitioner during a compliance audit; and provide that a practitioner unable to substantiate an amount paid for a service may be liable to pay a penalty. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities) Bill 2009

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    Date
    09 Sep 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to: allow higher education providers to impose an annual capped compulsory student services and amenities fee of $250 from 1 July 2009; establish the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP): Services and Amenities-HELP (SA-HELP) to enable eligible students to access a loan for the fee; and require higher education providers that receive funding for student places under the Commonwealth Grants Scheme to implement National Access to Services Benchmarks. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP and Tertiary Admission Centres) Bill 2009

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    Date
    09 Sep 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to: broaden the guidelines-making powers to vary the VET FEE-HELP debt; allow different requirements to apply to different students undertaking VET units of study; and provide that officers of Tertiary Admission Centres have the same status and duty of care as those of higher education providers in relation to processing student information. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Legislation Amendment (Midwives and Nurse Practitioners) Bill 2010

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    Date
    24 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    and
    National Health Act 1953
    to: enable nurse practitioners and appropriately qualified and experienced midwives to request appropriate diagnostic imaging and pathology services for which Medicare benefits may be paid; and allow these health professionals to prescribe certain medicines under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    ,
    Medical Indemnity Act 2002
    ,
    Medicare Australia Act 1973
    and
    National Health Act 1953

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education Support Amendment Bill 2010

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    Date
    24 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    in relation to the FEE-HELP and VET FEE-HELP assistance schemes by: removing the need for certain organisations to have tuition assurance arrangements when applying for approval to offer assistance; and allowing recommendations from certain agencies to be used as part of the assessment and approval of training organisations to deliver assistance. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Insurance Amendment (Extended Medicare Safety Net) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    28 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to enable the minister to determine, by legislative instrument, the maximum increase of benefit payable under the Extended Medicare Safety Net for specified Medicare Benefits Schedule items. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Higher Education Support Amendment (2009 Budget Measures) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    28 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to: revise the maximum funding amounts for the Commonwealth Grant Scheme, Other Grants, and Commonwealth Scholarships; include a funding cluster for education and provide increased funding for all clusters; increase the maximum additional funding certain eligible higher education providers can receive; vary the purposes for which Other Grants may be made and eligibility for those grants; change maximum student contribution amounts for certain students; remove the OS-HELP loan fee from 2010; and apply new indexation arrangements to maximum student contribution amounts in 2011. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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