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National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2014


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Senate
Portfolio
Health

Summary

Amends the National Health Act 1953 in relation to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme by: increasing the concessional patient co-payment by 80 cents from 1 January 2015; increasing the general patient co-payment by $5.00 from 1 January 2015; increasing the concessional safety net threshold by two prescriptions each year for four years, from 2015 to 2018; and increasing the general patient safety net threshold by 10 per cent each year for four years, from 2015 to 2018.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 18/06/14  
Second reading moved 18/06/14  
Second reading debate 15/07/14  
Second reading debate 16/07/14  
Second reading agreed to 16/07/14  
Consideration in detail debate 16/07/14  
Third reading agreed to 16/07/14  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 17/07/14  
Second reading moved 17/07/14  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (19/06/2014): Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (27/08/2014)
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