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Report

National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2014 [Provisions]

27 August 2014

© Commonwealth of Australia 2014
ISBN 978-1-76010-076-6

View the report as a single document - (PDF 207KB)


View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Membership of the Committee (PDF 53KB)
List of Recommendations (PDF 23KB)
Chapter 1 (PDF 35KB)

Referral
Purpose of the Bill
Conduct of the inquiry
Background
Key provisions of the Bill
Consideration by other committees
Acknowledgement
Note on references

Chapter 2 - Key issues (PDF 59KB)

Sustainability of the PBS and the RPBS
Impact of co-payments on vulnerable Australians
Impact of co-payments on prescription adherence
Alternatives to co-payment increases

Dissenting Report from the Australian Labor Party (PDF 40KB)

The bill unnecessarily targets pensioners and low and middle income earners
The changes do nothing to contribute to the sustainability of the PBS

Greens’ Senators Dissenting Report (PDF 28KB)

Flawed rationale
Impact on patients

APPENDIX 1 - Submissions and additional information received by the Committee (PDF 9KB)
APPENDIX 2 - Public hearings (PDF 8KB)

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia

Phone: +61 2 6277 3515
Fax: +61 2 6277 5829
Email: community.affairs.sen@aph.gov.au

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3515
Fax: +61 2 6277 5829
community.affairs.sen@aph.gov.au

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