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Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (Age of Dependants) Bill 2021

Type
Government
Portfolio
Health and Aged Care
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Assent
Parliament no
46

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Summary

Amends the: Private Health Insurance Act 2007 to: change the maximum allowable age for people to be covered under a family private health insurance policy as a dependent from up to 24 years of age to up to 31 years of age; and enable people with a disability, regardless of their age, to be covered under a family private health insurance policy as a dependent; Age Discrimination Act 2004 to enable private health insurers to cover older dependent people; and Private Health Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Act 2015 to substitute the term of dependent persons for dependent children.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 25 Feb 2021
Second reading moved 25 Feb 2021
Second reading debate 18 Mar 2021
Second reading agreed to 18 Mar 2021
Third reading agreed to 18 Mar 2021
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 18 Mar 2021
Second reading moved 18 Mar 2021
Second reading debate 22 Jun 2021
Second reading agreed to 22 Jun 2021
Third reading agreed to 22 Jun 2021
Finally passed both Houses 22 Jun 2021
Assent
  • Act no: 60
  • Year: 2021
29 Jun 2021

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

Senate

Schedules of amendments

No documents at present

Notes

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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

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Schedules of amendments

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