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Tax Laws Amendment (Medicare Levy Surcharge Thresholds) Bill 2008

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Amends the A New Tax System (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Act 1999 and Medicare Levy Act 1986 to increase the Medicare levy surcharge threshold to $100,000 for individuals and to $150,000 for families.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 27 May 2008
Second reading moved 27 May 2008
Second reading debate 28 May 2008
Third reading agreed to 29 May 2008
Introduced and read a first time 16 Jun 2008
Second reading moved 16 Jun 2008
Second reading debate 04 Sep 2008
Second reading debate 15 Sep 2008
Second reading debate 24 Sep 2008
Second reading negatived 24 Sep 2008

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments


Schedules of amendments

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Bills digest


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Text of bill

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  • 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.
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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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