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representatives vote 2014-07-16#2

Edited by mackay

on 2014-10-09 14:56:30

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Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-07-16.103.4) to read the bill for a second time.(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 main idea of the bill and that the House can now discuss it in more detail.
  • _Background to the bill_
  • The [bill](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5282) implements one of the measures proposed by the Government as part of its [2014-15 Budget](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Australian_federal_budget).(Read more about the Government's Budget proposal [here](http://www.humanservices.gov.au/corporate/publications-and-resources/budget/1415/measures/health-matters-and-health-professionals/35-90114). ) It will amend the [Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharmaceutical_Benefits_Scheme) and the [Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme](http://www.dva.gov.au/service_providers/doctors/Pages/rpbs.aspx) ('PBS') so as to:
  • - increase the concessional patient co-payment by 80 cents from 1 January 2015;
  • - increase the general patient co-payment by $5.00 from 1 January 2015;
  • - increase the concessional safety net threshold by two prescriptions each year for four years, from 2015 to 2018; and
  • - increase the general patient safety net threshold by 10 per cent each year for four years, from 2015 to 2018.(More information about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum and bills digest, is available [here](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5282).)
  • The majority voted in favour of a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-07-16.103.4) to read the bill for a second time.(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 main idea of the bill and that the House can now discuss it in more detail.
  • _Background to the bill_
  • The [bill](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5282) implements one of the measures proposed by the Government as part of its [2014-15 Budget](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Australian_federal_budget).(Read more about the Government's Budget proposal [here](http://www.humanservices.gov.au/corporate/publications-and-resources/budget/1415/measures/health-matters-and-health-professionals/35-90114). ) It will amend the [Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharmaceutical_Benefits_Scheme) and the [Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme](http://www.dva.gov.au/service_providers/doctors/Pages/rpbs.aspx) ('PBS') so as to:
  • - increase the concessional patient co-payment by 80 cents from 1 January 2015;
  • - increase the general patient co-payment by $5.00 from 1 January 2015;
  • - increase the concessional safety net threshold by two prescriptions each year for four years, from 2015 to 2018; and
  • - increase the general patient safety net threshold by 10 per cent each year for four years, from 2015 to 2018.
  • (More information about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum and bills digest, is available [here](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5282).)
  • A co-payment is the amount paid by the patient towards the cost of their PBS medicine. The government covers the rest of the cost.
representatives vote 2014-07-16#2

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:22:11

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-07-16.103.4 motion] to read the bill for a second time.(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 main idea of the bill and that the House can now discuss it in more detail.
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5282 bill] implements one of the measures proposed by the Government as part of its [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Australian_federal_budget 2014-15 Budget].(Read more about the Government's Budget proposal [http://www.humanservices.gov.au/corporate/publications-and-resources/budget/1415/measures/health-matters-and-health-professionals/35-90114 here]. ) It will amend the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharmaceutical_Benefits_Scheme Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme] and the [http://www.dva.gov.au/service_providers/doctors/Pages/rpbs.aspx Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme] ('PBS') so as to:
  • * increase the concessional patient co-payment by 80 cents from 1 January 2015;
  • * increase the general patient co-payment by $5.00 from 1 January 2015;
  • * increase the concessional safety net threshold by two prescriptions each year for four years, from 2015 to 2018; and
  • * increase the general patient safety net threshold by 10 per cent each year for four years, from 2015 to 2018.(More information about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum and bills digest, is available [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5282 here].)
  • A co-payment is the amount paid by the patient towards the cost of their PBS medicine. The government covers the rest of the cost.
  • The majority voted in favour of a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-07-16.103.4) to read the bill for a second time.(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 main idea of the bill and that the House can now discuss it in more detail.
  • _Background to the bill_
  • The [bill](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5282) implements one of the measures proposed by the Government as part of its [2014-15 Budget](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Australian_federal_budget).(Read more about the Government's Budget proposal [here](http://www.humanservices.gov.au/corporate/publications-and-resources/budget/1415/measures/health-matters-and-health-professionals/35-90114). ) It will amend the [Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharmaceutical_Benefits_Scheme) and the [Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme](http://www.dva.gov.au/service_providers/doctors/Pages/rpbs.aspx) ('PBS') so as to:
  • - increase the concessional patient co-payment by 80 cents from 1 January 2015;
  • - increase the general patient co-payment by $5.00 from 1 January 2015;
  • - increase the concessional safety net threshold by two prescriptions each year for four years, from 2015 to 2018; and
  • - increase the general patient safety net threshold by 10 per cent each year for four years, from 2015 to 2018.(More information about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum and bills digest, is available [here](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5282).)
  • A co-payment is the amount paid by the patient towards the cost of their PBS medicine. The government covers the rest of the cost.
representatives vote 2014-07-16#2

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:17:00

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-07-16.103.4 motion] to read the bill for a second time.[1] This means that the majority agree with the main idea of the bill and that the House can now discuss it in more detail.
  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-07-16.103.4 motion] to read the bill for a second time.(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 main idea of the bill and that the House can now discuss it in more detail.
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5282 bill] implements one of the measures proposed by the Government as part of its [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Australian_federal_budget 2014-15 Budget].[2] It will amend the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharmaceutical_Benefits_Scheme Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme] and the [http://www.dva.gov.au/service_providers/doctors/Pages/rpbs.aspx Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme] ('PBS') so as to:
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5282 bill] implements one of the measures proposed by the Government as part of its [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Australian_federal_budget 2014-15 Budget].(Read more about the Government's Budget proposal [http://www.humanservices.gov.au/corporate/publications-and-resources/budget/1415/measures/health-matters-and-health-professionals/35-90114 here]. ) It will amend the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharmaceutical_Benefits_Scheme Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme] and the [http://www.dva.gov.au/service_providers/doctors/Pages/rpbs.aspx Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme] ('PBS') so as to:
  • * increase the concessional patient co-payment by 80 cents from 1 January 2015;
  • * increase the general patient co-payment by $5.00 from 1 January 2015;
  • * increase the concessional safety net threshold by two prescriptions each year for four years, from 2015 to 2018; and
  • * increase the general patient safety net threshold by 10 per cent each year for four years, from 2015 to 2018.[3]
  • * increase the general patient safety net threshold by 10 per cent each year for four years, from 2015 to 2018.(More information about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum and bills digest, is available [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5282 here].)
  • A co-payment is the amount paid by the patient towards the cost of their PBS medicine. The government covers the rest of the cost.
  • ''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 the Government's Budget proposal [http://www.humanservices.gov.au/corporate/publications-and-resources/budget/1415/measures/health-matters-and-health-professionals/35-90114 here].
  • * [3] More information about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum and bills digest, is available [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5282 here].
representatives vote 2014-07-16#2

Edited by mackay

on 2014-07-25 09:49:41

Title

  • National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2014 - Second Reading - Read a second time
  • National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2014 Second Reading Read a second time

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a motion to read the bill for a second time.[1] This means that the majority agree with the main idea of the bill and that the House can now discuss it in more detail.
  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-07-16.103.4 motion] to read the bill for a second time.[1] This means that the majority agree with the main idea of the bill and that the House can now discuss it in more detail.
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5282 bill] implements one of the measures proposed by the Government as part of its [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Australian_federal_budget 2014-15 Budget].[2] It will amend the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharmaceutical_Benefits_Scheme Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme] and the [http://www.dva.gov.au/service_providers/doctors/Pages/rpbs.aspx Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme] ('PBS') so as to:
  • * increase the concessional patient co-payment by 80 cents from 1 January 2015;
  • * increase the general patient co-payment by $5.00 from 1 January 2015;
  • * increase the concessional safety net threshold by two prescriptions each year for four years, from 2015 to 2018; and
  • * increase the general patient safety net threshold by 10 per cent each year for four years, from 2015 to 2018.[3]
  • A co-payment is the amount paid by the patient towards the cost of their PBS medicine. The government covers the rest of the cost.
  • ''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 the Government's Budget proposal [http://www.humanservices.gov.au/corporate/publications-and-resources/budget/1415/measures/health-matters-and-health-professionals/35-90114 here].
  • * [3] More information about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum and bills digest, is available [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5282 here].
  • * [3] More information about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum and bills digest, is available [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5282 here].
representatives vote 2014-07-16#2

Edited by mackay

on 2014-07-17 17:45:03

Title

  • Bills — National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2014; Second Reading
  • National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2014 - Second Reading - Read a second time

Description

  • <p class="motion-notice motion-notice-notext">No motion text available</p>
  • The majority voted in favour of a motion to read the bill for a second time.[1] This means that the majority agree with the main idea of the bill and that the House can now discuss it in more detail.
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5282 bill] implements one of the measures proposed by the Government as part of its [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Australian_federal_budget 2014-15 Budget].[2] It will amend the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharmaceutical_Benefits_Scheme Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme] and the [http://www.dva.gov.au/service_providers/doctors/Pages/rpbs.aspx Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme] ('PBS') so as to:
  • * increase the concessional patient co-payment by 80 cents from 1 January 2015;
  • * increase the general patient co-payment by $5.00 from 1 January 2015;
  • * increase the concessional safety net threshold by two prescriptions each year for four years, from 2015 to 2018; and
  • * increase the general patient safety net threshold by 10 per cent each year for four years, from 2015 to 2018.[3]
  • A co-payment is the amount paid by the patient towards the cost of their PBS medicine. The government covers the rest of the cost.
  • ''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 the Government's Budget proposal [http://www.humanservices.gov.au/corporate/publications-and-resources/budget/1415/measures/health-matters-and-health-professionals/35-90114 here].
  • * [3] More information about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum and bills digest, is available [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5282 here].