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Health Insurance Amendment (National Rural Health Commissioner) Bill 2017


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Health

Summary

Amends the Health Insurance Act 1973 to: provide for the appointment and functions of a National Rural Health Commissioner to develop and advise the minister responsible for rural health on a National Rural Generalist Pathway; provide for the commissioner’s office to cease on 1 July 2020, when the commissioner’s functions will be complete; abolish the Medical Training Review Panel; and remove the requirement for reviews of the Medicare provider number legislation.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 09/02/17  
Second reading moved 09/02/17  
Second reading debate 20/03/17  
Second reading agreed to 20/03/17  
Consideration in detail debate 20/03/17 Amendment details: 1 Independent agreed to
Third reading agreed to 20/03/17  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 23/03/17  
Second reading moved 23/03/17  
Second reading debate 27/03/17  
Second reading debate 14/06/17  
Second reading agreed to 14/06/17  
Committee of the Whole debate 14/06/17 Amendment details: 6 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 14/06/17  
     
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 15/06/17  
Consideration of Senate message 21/06/17 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Finally passed both Houses 21/06/17  
Assent 26/06/17 Act no: 70 - Year: 2017
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government
MCGOWAN, Cathy, MP

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Senate
  • Government [sheet EH205]

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Bills Digest



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