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National Health Amendment (Safety Net Thresholds) Bill 2019


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Health

Summary

Amends the National Health Act 1953 to reduce the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Safety Net threshold amounts that apply to general and concessional patients.

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 11/09/19  
Second reading moved 11/09/19  
Second reading debate 14/10/19  
Second reading debate 15/10/19  
Second reading agreed to 15/10/19  
Third reading agreed to 15/10/19  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 17/10/19  
Second reading moved 17/10/19  
Second reading debate 14/11/19  
Second reading agreed to 14/11/19  
Third reading agreed to 14/11/19  
     
Finally passed both Houses 14/11/19  
Assent 28/11/19 Act no: 106 - Year: 2019
     

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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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)