Medibank Private Sale Bill 2006 [Provisions]

Medibank Private Sale Bill 2006 [Provisions]

27 November 2006

© Commonwealth of Australia 2006
ISBN 0 642 71728 1

View the report as a single document - (PDF 343KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Membership of the Committee (PDF 107KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 120KB)

Reference of the bill
Purpose of the bill
Hearing and evidence

Chapter 2 - Key issues (PDF 153KB)

The question of ownership
Competition and market effects
The protection of members
The protection of employees
’Australianess’ provisions
Scrutiny of Bills Committee findings

Opposition Senators’ Report (PDF 196KB)

Ownership of Medibank Private
Impact on the industry
  The primacy of members
  The level of premiums
  Value for money and the broader role of Medibank Private
Service and quality levels
Fair treatment of employees
Residual risk: the question of compensation
Scrutiny of Bills Committee
Sale proceeds

Australian Democrats Minority Report (PDF 194KB)

Commonwealth objectives for the sale of Medibank Private
The issues of MPL ownership and compensation
Method of privatisation
Proceeds of sale revenue
Conclusions and recommendations

Family First Dissenting Report (PDF 143KB)

Provisions of the Medibank Private Sale Bill 2006
  Focus on the needs of members
  Privatisation, efficiency and cutting benefits
  Premiums are likely to rise
  Important role of government ownership
  Demutualisation has been bad for consumers

Appendix 1 - Submissions and Additional Information Received (PDF 117KB)
Appendix 2 - Public Hearing and Witnesses (PDF 82KB)

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Finance and Public Administration
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3439
Fax: +61 2 6277 5809