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Tax Laws Amendment (Medicare Levy Surcharge Thresholds) Bill (No. 2) 2008


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Treasury

Summary

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 $75,000 for individuals (with annual indexation) and to $150,000 for families (to be twice the individual rate in future years). Also provides for transitional arrangements so that individuals who obtain private health cover before 1 January 2009 avoid the surcharge for the period 1 July to 31 December 2008.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 25/09/08  
Second reading moved 25/09/08  
Second reading agreed to 13/10/08  
Third reading agreed to 13/10/08  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 14/10/08  
Second reading moved 14/10/08  
Second reading debate 15/10/08  
Second reading agreed to 15/10/08  
Committee of the Whole debate 15/10/08  
Committee of the Whole debate 16/10/08 Amendment details: 6 Australian Greens/Independent (Xenophon) and 1 Australian Greens agreed to
Third reading agreed to 16/10/08  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 16/10/08 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 16/10/08  
Assent 31/10/08 Act no.: 110 - Year: 2008
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 5606 revised]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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  • Australian Greens/Independent [sheet 5625]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel
XENOPHON, Sen Nick

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  • Independent [sheet 5616]
XENOPHON, Sen Nick

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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