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Tuesday, 30 May 1972
Page: 3292

Mr Hayden asked the Minister representing the Minister for Health, upon notice:

Will the Minister bring up to date the information supplied in answer to question No. 3362 (Hansard, 7th October 1971, pages 2128-9) in the light of recent changes in hospital fund contribution rates.

Dr Forbes - The Minister for Health has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1)   The information supplied in the answer to (1) of Question No. 3362 is unchanged.

Current family contribution rates per week to the organisations mentioned in the answer to (1) of Question No. 3362 are as follows:


(3)   On the basis that the taxable incomes quoted by the honourable member relate to taxable incomes alter allowing all concessional deductions (including those for dependants and contributions to medical and hospital funds), the net cost of weekly medical and hospital contributions at family rates would be:


The honourable member should note that there are significant changes in the marginal rate of tax at taxable incomes of $10,000 and $20,000 and some variation in the results would be obtained if the honourable member were to interpret the taxable incomes quoted as those before the insurance deductions were made.

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