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Health Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1999
Schedule 2 Amendment of the National Health Act 1953 related to the amendments made by Parts 1 and 2 of Schedule 1


1  After section 5A


5AB   Changes in the instruments of a registered organization relating to rates of contribution

                   If a registered organization changes its constitution, its articles of association or its rules so that the constitution, articles or rules as changed:

                     (a)  provide, or purport to provide, for discounted rates of contribution to the health benefit fund conducted by that organization; or

                     (b)  implement, or purport to implement, loyalty bonus schemes of the kind referred to in paragraph (ma) of Schedule 1 for certain contributors to the health benefits fund contributed by that organization;

those changes in the constitution, articles or rules are not to be taken, for any purpose of this Act, to be changes that relate to the rate of contribution of contributors to that fund.



[ Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 3 December 1998

Senate on 22 March 1999 ]