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Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment Bill 2008

Originating house
House of Representatives
Health and Ageing


Amends the: Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001, Corporations Act 2001, Insurance Act 1973 and Insurance Contracts Act 1984 to remove the 1 July 2008 requirement for health-related business conducted through health benefits funds to be subject to dual regulation by the Private Health Insurance Administration Council and the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority; and Private Health Insurance Act 2007 to: enable restricted access insurers to specify their eligibility requirements in constitutions or operational rules; require all private health insurers to be companies under the Corporations Act by January 2010; clarify that discounted corporate products offered by private health insurers are not a breach of community rating; and provide that a pilot project conducted as specified in the Private Health Insurance (Complying Product) Rules does not breach community rating.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 15/05/08  
Second reading moved 15/05/08  
Second reading debate 03/06/08  
Second reading agreed to 03/06/08  
Third reading agreed to 03/06/08  
Introduced and read a first time 16/06/08  
Second reading moved 16/06/08  
Second reading debate 19/06/08  
Second reading agreed to 19/06/08  
Third reading agreed to 19/06/08  
Assent 25/06/08 Act no.: 54 - Year: 2008

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

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