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National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Bill 2010


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

Summary

Amends the: National Health Act 1953 in relation to: pricing arrangements for certain medicines listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme; price disclosure arrangements; and the collection of under co-payment data; and Health Insurance Act 1973 and Medicare Australia Act 1973 to make consequential amendments.

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 29/09/10  
Second reading moved 29/09/10  
Second reading debate 18/10/10  
Second reading debate 19/10/10  
Second reading agreed to 19/10/10  
Third reading agreed to 19/10/10  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 25/10/10  
Second reading moved 25/10/10  
Second reading debate 17/11/10  
Second reading debate 22/11/10  
Second reading agreed to 22/11/10  
Committee of the Whole debate 22/11/10  
Third reading agreed to 22/11/10  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 22/11/10  
Assent 23/11/10 Act no.: 126 - Year: 2010
     

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 7003]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (30/09/2010): Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Committee report (16/11/2010)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )