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  • Private Health Insurance Supervisory Levy Imposition Bill 2015

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    Date
    27 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of five bills to create a regime for the prudential regulation of private health insurers, the bill provides for the imposition of an annual supervisory levy (from the 2016-17 financial year) on bodies registered as private health insurers to recover the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority’s costs incurred in regulating that industry. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Private Health Insurance Amendment (GP Services) Bill 2014

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    Date
    27 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Private Health Insurance Act 2007
    to clarify that private health insurers may not enter into agreements or arrangements with primary care providers that provide preferential treatment to their members. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Private Health Insurance (Risk Equalisation Levy) Amendment Bill 2015

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    Date
    27 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of five bills to create a regime for the prudential regulation of private health insurers, the bill amends the
    Private Health Insurance (Risk Equalisation Levy) Act 2003
    to provide that the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority determines and administers the risk equalisation levy imposed on bodies registered as private health insurers. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Private Health Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Bill 2015

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    Date
    27 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of five bills to create a regime for the prudential regulation of private health insurers, the bill: transfers the prudential supervisory functions from the Private Health Insurance Administration Council to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA); provides for the registration of private health insurers and prohibits unregistered entities from carrying on a health related business; requires private health insurers to have health benefit funds; provides that APRA approves restructures, mergers, acquisitions and terminations of health benefit funds; empowers APRA to appoint an external manager of a health benefit fund; outlines duties and liabilities of directors; enables APRA to establish prudential standards and to exercise powers under the standards; outlines obligations of private health insurers; provides for the monitoring and investigation of private health insurers; provides that APRA can obtain an enforceable undertaking from a person in connection with a matter in relation to which APRA has a power or function; provides that APRA may seek remedies for a contravention of an enforceable obligation; provides for the Administrative Review Tribunal to review decisions made by APRA; and sets out matters in relation to approvals, determinations and rules. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Private Health Insurance (Prudential Supervision) (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2015

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    Date
    27 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of five bills to create a regime for the prudential regulation of private health insurers, the bill amends: the
    Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998
    to establish a new special account to administer the collapsed insurer levy; the
    Financial Institutions Supervisory Levies Collection Act 1998
    to provide for the collection of the private health insurer supervisory levy and the collapsed insurer levy; the
    Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Act 2001
    to provide for the collection of data from private health insurers by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA); the
    Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998
    ,
    Ombudsman Act 1976
    and
    Private Health Insurance Act 2007
    to provide for matters relating to the secrecy and sharing of information concerning private health insurers; and five Acts to make consequential amendments. Also: repeals the
    Private Health Insurance (Council Administration Levy) Act 2003
    ; and provides for transitional arrangements, including the transfer of the Private Health Insurance Administration Council’s staff, assets, liabilities and records to APRA. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Private Health Insurance (National Joint Replacement Register Levy) Amendment Bill 2015

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    Date
    27 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Private Health Insurance (National Joint Replacement Register Levy) Act 2009
    to: enable the National Joint Replacement Register (NJRR) levy to be imposed on the recording on the NJRR of the provision of a joint replacement prosthesis, rather than for being a sponsor of a joint replacement prosthesis; set a cap of $5000 on the amount of NJRR levy payable for a financial year by a sponsor; and make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Private Health Insurance (Collapsed Insurer Levy) Amendment Bill 2015

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    Date
    27 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of five bills to create a regime for the prudential regulation of private health insurers, the bill amends the
    Private Health Insurance (Collapsed Insurer Levy) Act 2003
    to provide for the transfer of responsibility for the administration and collection of the collapsed insurer levy from the Private Health Insurance Administration Council and the Health Minister to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority and the Treasurer. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Privacy Amendment (Privacy Alerts) Bill 2014

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    Date
    20 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Privacy Act 1988
    to establish a framework for the mandatory notification by regulated entities of serious data breaches to the Australian Information Commissioner and to affected individuals. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Poker Machine Harm Reduction ($1 Bets and Other Measures) Bill 2012 [2013]

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    Date
    22 Mar 2012 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    The bill: regulates poker machine use by requiring that poker machines: must not accept banknotes with a denomination greater than $20; must not accept certain additional credits; must not allow a bet in excess of $1 per spin; and must not have a jackpot or a linked-jackpot arrangement greater than $500; and imposes penalties for a contravention of these requirements. Also provides: that the minister takes all reasonable steps to implement uniform national standards for poker machines in relation to harm minimisation, with particular reference to maximum losses, to take effect from 1 January 2015; and for the establishment of a national monitoring network. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Personal Property Securities Amendment (Deregulatory Measures) Bill 2014

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    Date
    19 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Personal Property Securities Act 2009
    to provide that leases of serial numbered goods of 90 days or more will not be deemed to be leases for the purposes of the Act. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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