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Health Legislation Amendment (Medicare) Bill 2004


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Health Legislation Amendment (Medicare) Bill 2003



Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Health and Ageing

Summary

Amends the Health Insurance Act 1973 to introduce new safety-nets to cover 80 per cent of out-of-pocket costs incurred for out-of-hospital Medicare services above a specified threshold in a calendar year.

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 04/12/03  
Second reading moved 04/12/03  
Second reading agreed to 04/12/03  
Third reading agreed to 04/12/03  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 10/02/04  
Second reading moved 10/02/04  
Second reading debate 12/02/04  
Second reading agreed to 01/03/04  
Committee of the Whole debate 11/03/04 Amendment details: 1 Australian Democrats agreed to
Requests details: 3 Australian Progressive Alliance/Pauline Hanson's One Nation/Senator Harradine/Senator Murphy agreed to
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 11/03/04 Details: House made Senate requested amendments
     
Senate
Third reading agreed to 11/03/04  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 11/03/04 Details: House agreed to Senate amendment
     
Assent 18/03/04 Act no.: 16 - Year: 2004
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory Memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

  • Senate Amendments

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  • Senate Requests

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)