Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2009

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House of Representatives
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Part of a package of three bills to effect three private health insurance tiers, the bill amends the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936, Income Tax Assessment Act 1997, Private Health Insurance Act 2007, Taxation Administration Act 1953 and Taxation (Interest on Overpayments and Early Payments) Act 1983 to reduce the amount of private health insurance rebate eligible taxpayers with complying private health insurance are entitled to when their income for surcharge purposes is above the relevant Medicare levy surcharge threshold.


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

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Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

No documents at present

Bills digest


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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 changes to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either the Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.

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