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representatives vote 2014-07-16#6

Edited by mackay

on 2014-10-09 14:53:11

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Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-07-16.130.1) introduced by Minister for Health [Peter Dutton](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Peter_Dutton&mpc=Dickson&house=representatives). The motion was:
  • _That, pursuant to contingent notice, so much of the [standing and sessional orders](http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/standing-orders.html) be suspended as would prevent the remaining stages being passed without delay._(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). )
  • Because this motion was successful, Mr Dutton can now introduce the motion "That this bill be now read a third time", which he subsequently did.
  • _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=2014-07-16.130.1) introduced by Minister for Health [Peter Dutton](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Peter_Dutton&mpc=Dickson&house=representatives). The motion was:
  • _That, pursuant to contingent notice, so much of the [standing and sessional orders](http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/standing-orders.html) be suspended as would prevent the remaining stages being passed without delay._(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). )
  • Because this motion was successful, Mr Dutton can now introduce the motion "That this bill be now read a third time", which he subsequently did.
  • _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#6

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:22:12

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-07-16.130.1 motion] introduced by Minister for Health [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Peter_Dutton&mpc=Dickson&house=representatives Peter Dutton]. The motion was:
  • ''That, pursuant to contingent notice, so much of the [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/standing-orders.html standing and sessional orders] be suspended as would prevent the remaining stages being passed without delay.''(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]. )
  • Because this motion was successful, Mr Dutton can now introduce the motion "That this bill be now read a third time", which he subsequently did.
  • ''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=2014-07-16.130.1) introduced by Minister for Health [Peter Dutton](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Peter_Dutton&mpc=Dickson&house=representatives). The motion was:
  • _That, pursuant to contingent notice, so much of the [standing and sessional orders](http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/standing-orders.html) be suspended as would prevent the remaining stages being passed without delay._(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). )
  • Because this motion was successful, Mr Dutton can now introduce the motion "That this bill be now read a third time", which he subsequently did.
  • _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#6

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:17:01

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-07-16.130.1 motion] introduced by Minister for Health [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Peter_Dutton&mpc=Dickson&house=representatives Peter Dutton]. The motion was:
  • ''That, pursuant to contingent notice, so much of the [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/standing-orders.html standing and sessional orders] be suspended as would prevent the remaining stages being passed without delay.''[1]
  • ''That, pursuant to contingent notice, so much of the [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/standing-orders.html standing and sessional orders] be suspended as would prevent the remaining stages being passed without delay.''(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]. )
  • Because this motion was successful, Mr Dutton can now introduce the motion "That this bill be now read a third time", which he subsequently did.
  • ''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#6

Edited by mackay

on 2014-07-25 09:54:03

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a motion introduced by Minister for Health [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Peter_Dutton&mpc=Dickson&house=representatives Peter Dutton]. The motion was:
  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-07-16.130.1 motion] introduced by Minister for Health [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Peter_Dutton&mpc=Dickson&house=representatives Peter Dutton]. The motion was:
  • ''That, pursuant to contingent notice, so much of the [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/standing-orders.html standing and sessional orders] be suspended as would prevent the remaining stages being passed without delay.''[1]
  • Because this motion was successful, Mr Dutton can now introduce the motion "That this bill be now read a third time", which he subsequently did.
  • ''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].
representatives vote 2014-07-16#6

Edited by mackay

on 2014-07-17 18:23:19

Title

  • National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2014 - Third Reading - Suspend standing and sessional orders
  • National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2014 Third Reading Suspend standing and sessional orders

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a motion introduced by Minister for Health [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Peter_Dutton&mpc=Dickson&house=representatives Peter Dutton]. The motion was:
  • ''That, pursuant to contingent notice, so much of the [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/standing-orders.html standing and sessional orders] be suspended as would prevent the remaining stages being passed without delay.''[1]
  • Because this motion was successful, Mr Dutton can now introduce the motion "That this bill be now read a third time", which he subsequently did.
  • ''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].
representatives vote 2014-07-16#6

Edited by mackay

on 2014-07-17 18:23:01

Title

  • Bills — National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2014; Third Reading
  • National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2014 - Third Reading - Suspend standing and sessional orders

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Don Randall</p>
  • <p>The question now is that the motion to suspend so much of the standing orders as would prevent the motion for the third reading being moved without delay, moved by the Minister for Health, be agreed to.</p>
  • The majority voted in favour of a motion introduced by Minister for Health [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Peter_Dutton&mpc=Dickson&house=representatives Peter Dutton]. The motion was:
  • ''That, pursuant to contingent notice, so much of the [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/standing-orders.html standing and sessional orders] be suspended as would prevent the remaining stages being passed without delay.''[1]
  • Because this motion was successful, Mr Dutton can now introduce the motion "That this bill be now read a third time", which he subsequently did.
  • ''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].