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National Health Amendment (Simplified Price Disclosure) Bill 2013


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Health

Summary

Implements the simplified price disclosure measure by amending the National Health Act 1953 to: provide that 1 April or 1 October are price disclosure reduction days; and ensure that the existing Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) price for a medicine is not reduced by a price disclosure reduction unless the weighted average market price is at least 10 per cent less than the PBS price on the day the 10 per cent test is applied.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 21/11/13  
Second reading moved 21/11/13  
Second reading debate 05/12/13  
Second reading agreed to 05/12/13  
Third reading agreed to 05/12/13  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 05/12/13  
Second reading moved 05/12/13  
Second reading debate 05/03/14  
Second reading agreed to 05/03/14  
Committee of the Whole debate 05/03/14  
Third reading agreed to 05/03/14  
     
Finally passed both Houses 05/03/14  
Assent 13/03/14 Act no.: 6 of 2014
     

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
  • Independent [sheet 7459 revised]
XENOPHON, Sen Nick

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Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes