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Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (Age of Dependants) Bill 2021


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Health and Aged Care

Summary

Amends the: Private Health Insurance Act 2007 to: change the maximum allowable age for people to be covered under a family private health insurance policy as a dependent from up to 24 years of age to up to 31 years of age; and enable people with a disability, regardless of their age, to be covered under a family private health insurance policy as a dependent; Age Discrimination Act 2004 to enable private health insurers to cover older dependent people; and Private Health Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Act 2015 to substitute the term of dependent persons for dependent children.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 25/02/21  
Second reading moved 25/02/21  
Second reading debate 18/03/21  
Second reading agreed to 18/03/21  
Third reading agreed to 18/03/21  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 18/03/21  
Second reading moved 18/03/21  
Second reading debate 22/06/21  
Second reading agreed to 22/06/21  
Third reading agreed to 22/06/21  
     
Finally passed both Houses 22/06/21  
Assent 29/06/21 Act no: 60 - Year: 2021
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Replacement explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 1263]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 1240]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (17/03/2021): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 6 of 2021
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)