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Thursday, 24 June 2004
Page: 31619

Bill returned from the Senate with amendments.

Ordered that the amendments be considered forthwith.

Senate's amendments—(1) Clause 2, page 1 (line 7) to page 2 (line 6), omit the clause, substitute:

2 Commencement

(1) Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3




1. Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

2. Schedule 1

1 January 2005.

1 January 2005

Note: This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally passed by the Parliament and assented to. It will not be expanded to deal with provisions inserted in this Act after assent.

(2) Column 3 of the table contains additional information that is not part of this Act. Information in this column may be added to or edited in any published version of this Act.

(2) Schedule 1, item 16, page 4 (lines 17 to 22), omit the item.

(3) Schedule 1, item 20, page 5 (line 2), omit “2003”, substitute “2005”.

(4) Schedule 1, item 24, page 5 (lines 10 to 22), omit the item, substitute:

24 Transitional provision relating to section 99G

The indexed amount for an amount to be indexed under section 99G of the National Health Act 1953 on 1 January 2006 is to be worked out as if:

(a) the amount to be indexed were the current figure for the purposes of the formula in subsection (3) of that section; and

(b) the index number for the September quarter in 2004 were the previous index number for the purposes of the formula in subsection (4) of that section.