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FAIRER PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE INCENTIVES BILL 2012E FAIRER PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE INCENTIVES (MEDICARE LEVY SURCHARGE) BILL 2012E FAIRER PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE INCENTIVES (MEDICARE LEVY SURCHARGE—FRINGE BENEFITS) BILL 2012

Messages from the House of Representatives were reported transmitting for the concurrence of the Senate the following bills:

 Message no. 347, dated 27 February 2012—A Bill for an Act to provide for fairer private health insurance incentives, and for related purposes.

 Message no. 348, dated 27 February 2012—A Bill for an Act to amend the Medicare Levy Act 1986, and for related purposes.

 Message no. 349, dated 27 February 2012—A Bill for an Act to amend the A New Tax System (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Act 1999, and for related purposes.

The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Ludwig) moved—That these bills may proceed without formalities, may be taken together and be now read a first time.

Question put and passed.

Bills read a first time.

Senator Ludwig moved—That these bills be now read a second time.

Explanatory memorandum: Senator Ludwig tabled a revised explanatory memorandum relating to the bills.

On the motion of Senator Ludwig the debate was adjourned till the next day of sitting.