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representatives vote 2012-02-15#3

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  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2012-02-15.17.8 motion] to agree with the bill as amended.(Read more about the stages that a bill must pass through to become law [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here]. ) This means that the majority agree with the bill and that the House can now decide on whether to read the bill for a third time.
  • Following the vote on this bill, it was agreed without further division to agree to the two related bills as well.(Read more about why a division does not always take place in our [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#division FAQ Section]. )
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4597 Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2012] was introduced along with the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd022 Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2012] and the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4598 Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Bill 2012]. These bills were introduced as a package to reduce the [http://www.privatehealth.gov.au/healthinsurance/incentivessurcharges/insurancerebate.htm private health insurance rebate] and increase the [https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Medicare-levy/Medicare-levy-surcharge/ Medicare levy surcharge] for certain taxpayers. To this end, the bills:
  • * create three private health insurance tiers with different levels of private health insurance rebate to reduce the amount of rebate eligible taxpayers with complying private health insurance are entitled to when their income for surcharge purposes is above the relevant Medicare levy surcharge threshold;(Read more about the Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2012 in its [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd020 bills digest]. )
  • * increase the rate of Medicare levy surcharge for certain taxpayers who do not have complying health insurance and whose income for surcharge purposes is above the relevant Medicare levy surcharge threshold;(Read more about the Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2012 in its [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd022 bills digest]. )
  • * increase the rate of Medicare levy surcharge for taxpayers who do not have complying health insurance and whose income (including reportable fringe benefits) for surcharge purposes is above the relevant Medicare levy surcharge threshold.(Read more about the Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Bill 2012 in its [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd023 bills digest].)
  • The majority voted in favour of a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2012-02-15.17.8) to agree with the bill as amended.(Read more about the stages that a bill must pass through to become law [here](http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html). ) This means that the majority agree with the bill and that the House can now decide on whether to read the bill for a third time.
  • Following the vote on this bill, it was agreed without further division to agree to the two related bills as well.(Read more about why a division does not always take place in our [FAQ Section](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#division). )
  • _Background to the bill_
  • The [Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2012](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4597) was introduced along with the [Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2012](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd022) and the [Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Bill 2012](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4598). These bills were introduced as a package to reduce the [private health insurance rebate](http://www.privatehealth.gov.au/healthinsurance/incentivessurcharges/insurancerebate.htm) and increase the [Medicare levy surcharge](https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Medicare-levy/Medicare-levy-surcharge/) for certain taxpayers. To this end, the bills:
  • - create three private health insurance tiers with different levels of private health insurance rebate to reduce the amount of rebate eligible taxpayers with complying private health insurance are entitled to when their income for surcharge purposes is above the relevant Medicare levy surcharge threshold;(Read more about the Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2012 in its [bills digest](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd020).
  • )
  • - increase the rate of Medicare levy surcharge for certain taxpayers who do not have complying health insurance and whose income for surcharge purposes is above the relevant Medicare levy surcharge threshold;(Read more about the Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2012 in its [bills digest](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd022).
  • )
  • - increase the rate of Medicare levy surcharge for taxpayers who do not have complying health insurance and whose income (including reportable fringe benefits) for surcharge purposes is above the relevant Medicare levy surcharge threshold.(Read more about the Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Bill 2012 in its [bills digest](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd023).)
representatives vote 2012-02-15#3

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Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2012-02-15.17.8 motion] to agree with the bill as amended.(Read more about the stages that a bill must pass through to become law [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here]. ) This means that the majority agree with the bill and that the House can now decide on whether to read the bill for a third time.
  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2012-02-15.17.8 motion] to agree with the bill as amended.[1] This means that the majority agree with the bill and that the House can now decide on whether to read the bill for a third time.
  • Following the vote on this bill, it was agreed without further division to agree to the two related bills as well.[2]
  • Following the vote on this bill, it was agreed without further division to agree to the two related bills as well.(Read more about why a division does not always take place in our [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#division FAQ Section]. )
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4597 Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2012] was introduced along with the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd022 Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2012] and the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4598 Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Bill 2012]. These bills were introduced as a package to reduce the [http://www.privatehealth.gov.au/healthinsurance/incentivessurcharges/insurancerebate.htm private health insurance rebate] and increase the [https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Medicare-levy/Medicare-levy-surcharge/ Medicare levy surcharge] for certain taxpayers. To this end, the bills:
  • * create three private health insurance tiers with different levels of private health insurance rebate to reduce the amount of rebate eligible taxpayers with complying private health insurance are entitled to when their income for surcharge purposes is above the relevant Medicare levy surcharge threshold;[3]
  • * increase the rate of Medicare levy surcharge for certain taxpayers who do not have complying health insurance and whose income for surcharge purposes is above the relevant Medicare levy surcharge threshold;[4]
  • * increase the rate of Medicare levy surcharge for taxpayers who do not have complying health insurance and whose income (including reportable fringe benefits) for surcharge purposes is above the relevant Medicare levy surcharge threshold.[5]
  • ''References''
  • * [1] Read more about the stages that a bill must pass through to become law [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here].
  • * [2] Read more about why a division does not always take place in our [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#division FAQ Section].
  • * [3] Read more about the Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2012 in its [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd020 bills digest].
  • * [4] Read more about the Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2012 in its [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd022 bills digest].
  • * [5] Read more about the Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Bill 2012 in its [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd023 bills digest].
  • * create three private health insurance tiers with different levels of private health insurance rebate to reduce the amount of rebate eligible taxpayers with complying private health insurance are entitled to when their income for surcharge purposes is above the relevant Medicare levy surcharge threshold;(Read more about the Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2012 in its [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd020 bills digest]. )
  • * increase the rate of Medicare levy surcharge for certain taxpayers who do not have complying health insurance and whose income for surcharge purposes is above the relevant Medicare levy surcharge threshold;(Read more about the Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2012 in its [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd022 bills digest]. )
  • * increase the rate of Medicare levy surcharge for taxpayers who do not have complying health insurance and whose income (including reportable fringe benefits) for surcharge purposes is above the relevant Medicare levy surcharge threshold.(Read more about the Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Bill 2012 in its [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd023 bills digest].)
representatives vote 2012-02-15#3

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on 2014-06-11 11:03:48

Title

  • Bills — Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2011, Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2011, Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge — Fringe Benefits) Bill 2011; Consideration in Detail
  • Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2011 - Consideration in Detail - Agree to the bill

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  • <p class="speaker">Tanya Plibersek</p>
  • <p>I present a supplementary explanatory memorandum and correction to the explanatory memorandum to the bill and to the Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2011 and the Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge&#8212;Fringe Benefits) Bill 2011. I ask leave of the House to move government amendments (1) to (4) together.</p>
  • <p>Leave granted.</p>
  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2012-02-15.17.8 motion] to agree with the bill as amended.[1] This means that the majority agree with the bill and that the House can now decide on whether to read the bill for a third time.
  • Following the vote on this bill, it was agreed without further division to agree to the two related bills as well.[2]
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4597 Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2012] was introduced along with the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd022 Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2012] and the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4598 Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Bill 2012]. These bills were introduced as a package to reduce the [http://www.privatehealth.gov.au/healthinsurance/incentivessurcharges/insurancerebate.htm private health insurance rebate] and increase the [https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Medicare-levy/Medicare-levy-surcharge/ Medicare levy surcharge] for certain taxpayers. To this end, the bills:
  • * create three private health insurance tiers with different levels of private health insurance rebate to reduce the amount of rebate eligible taxpayers with complying private health insurance are entitled to when their income for surcharge purposes is above the relevant Medicare levy surcharge threshold;[3]
  • * increase the rate of Medicare levy surcharge for certain taxpayers who do not have complying health insurance and whose income for surcharge purposes is above the relevant Medicare levy surcharge threshold;[4]
  • * increase the rate of Medicare levy surcharge for taxpayers who do not have complying health insurance and whose income (including reportable fringe benefits) for surcharge purposes is above the relevant Medicare levy surcharge threshold.[5]
  • ''References''
  • * [1] Read more about the stages that a bill must pass through to become law [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here].
  • * [2] Read more about why a division does not always take place in our [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#division FAQ Section].
  • * [3] Read more about the Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2012 in its [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd020 bills digest].
  • * [4] Read more about the Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2012 in its [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd022 bills digest].
  • * [5] Read more about the Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Bill 2012 in its [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd023 bills digest].
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">(1) Clause 2, page 2 (table item 2, column 2), omit "1 January 2012", substitute "1 July 2012".</p>
  • <p class="italic">(2) Schedule 1, item 3, page 3 (line 19), omit "2011 12", substitute "2012 13".</p>
  • <p class="italic">(3) Schedule 1, item 48, page 24 (line 22), omit "1 January 2012", substitute "1 July 2012".</p>
  • <p class="italic">(4) Schedule 1, item 48, page 24 (line 26), omit "1 January 2012", substitute "1 July 2012".</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Peter Slipper</p>
  • <p>The minister has moved government amendments (1) to (4) together. Next week I intend to make a statement on relevance. I draw to the attention of honourable members that the debate on these amendments must be confined to the substance of the amendments and not to the general issue which has been more broadly debated.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Tanya Plibersek</p>
  • <p>These amendments simply amend the commencement date for the measures in these bills from their previous start date of 1 January 2012 to 1 July 2012.</p>
  • <p>Question agreed to</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Peter Slipper</p>
  • <p>The question now is that this bill as amended be agreed to.</p>