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senate vote 2006-06-22#3

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:21:11

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  • The majority voted against [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2006-06-22.255.2 amendments] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Kerry_Nettle&mpc=Senate&house=senate Kerry Nettle].
  • Senator Nettle explained that these amendments "abolish the [http://www.privatehealth.gov.au/healthinsurance/incentivessurcharges/insurancerebate.htm private health insurance rebate]". She argued that this money used to pay this rebate should be "spent on ensuring that we have a quality public health system that all Australians can use".(Read Senator Nettle's full explanation of these amendments [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2006-06-22.255.2 here]. )
  • Because the majority voted against these amendments, they were unsuccessful.
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r2567 bill] expands the powers of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_Health_Insurance_Ombudsman Private Health Insurance Ombudsman] when dealing with complaints and conducting investigations on their own initiative or at the Minister’s request, particularly in relation to health care providers or brokers. It also allows additional time for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medicare_Australia Medicare Australia] to provide the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Taxation_Office Australian Taxation Office] with information regarding private health insurance rebates.(Read more about the bill in its [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/PA0K6/upload_binary/PA0K6.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (84.4 KB).)
  • The majority voted against [amendments](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2006-06-22.255.2) introduced by Greens Senator [Kerry Nettle](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Kerry_Nettle&mpc=Senate&house=senate).
  • Senator Nettle explained that these amendments "abolish the [private health insurance rebate](http://www.privatehealth.gov.au/healthinsurance/incentivessurcharges/insurancerebate.htm)". She argued that this money used to pay this rebate should be "spent on ensuring that we have a quality public health system that all Australians can use".(Read Senator Nettle's full explanation of these amendments [here](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2006-06-22.255.2). )
  • Because the majority voted against these amendments, they were unsuccessful.
  • _Background to the bill_
  • The [bill](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r2567) expands the powers of the [Private Health Insurance Ombudsman](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_Health_Insurance_Ombudsman) when dealing with complaints and conducting investigations on their own initiative or at the Minister’s request, particularly in relation to health care providers or brokers. It also allows additional time for [Medicare Australia](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medicare_Australia) to provide the [Australian Taxation Office](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Taxation_Office) with information regarding private health insurance rebates.(Read more about the bill in its [bills digest](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/PA0K6/upload_binary/PA0K6.pdf;fileType=application/pdf) (84.4 KB).)
senate vote 2006-06-22#3

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:16:54

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  • The majority voted against [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2006-06-22.255.2 amendments] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Kerry_Nettle&mpc=Senate&house=senate Kerry Nettle].
  • Senator Nettle explained that these amendments "abolish the [http://www.privatehealth.gov.au/healthinsurance/incentivessurcharges/insurancerebate.htm private health insurance rebate]". She argued that this money used to pay this rebate should be "spent on ensuring that we have a quality public health system that all Australians can use".[1]
  • Senator Nettle explained that these amendments "abolish the [http://www.privatehealth.gov.au/healthinsurance/incentivessurcharges/insurancerebate.htm private health insurance rebate]". She argued that this money used to pay this rebate should be "spent on ensuring that we have a quality public health system that all Australians can use".(Read Senator Nettle's full explanation of these amendments [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2006-06-22.255.2 here]. )
  • Because the majority voted against these amendments, they were unsuccessful.
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r2567 bill] expands the powers of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_Health_Insurance_Ombudsman Private Health Insurance Ombudsman] when dealing with complaints and conducting investigations on their own initiative or at the Minister’s request, particularly in relation to health care providers or brokers. It also allows additional time for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medicare_Australia Medicare Australia] to provide the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Taxation_Office Australian Taxation Office] with information regarding private health insurance rebates.[2]
  • ''References''
  • * [1] Read Senator Nettle's full explanation of these amendments [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2006-06-22.255.2 here].
  • * [2] Read more about the bill in its [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/PA0K6/upload_binary/PA0K6.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (84.4 KB).
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r2567 bill] expands the powers of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_Health_Insurance_Ombudsman Private Health Insurance Ombudsman] when dealing with complaints and conducting investigations on their own initiative or at the Minister’s request, particularly in relation to health care providers or brokers. It also allows additional time for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medicare_Australia Medicare Australia] to provide the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Taxation_Office Australian Taxation Office] with information regarding private health insurance rebates.(Read more about the bill in its [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/PA0K6/upload_binary/PA0K6.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (84.4 KB).)
senate vote 2006-06-22#3

Edited by mackay

on 2014-06-06 15:10:36

Title

  • Health Legislation Amendment (Private Health Insurance) Bill 2006 In Committee
  • Health Legislation Amendment (Private Health Insurance) Bill 2006 - In Committee - Abolish the private health insurance rebate

Description

  • <p pwmotiontext="moved">That the amendments (<b>Senator Nettle&#8217;s</b>) be agreed to.</p>
  • The majority voted against [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2006-06-22.255.2 amendments] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Kerry_Nettle&mpc=Senate&house=senate Kerry Nettle].
  • Senator Nettle explained that these amendments "abolish the [http://www.privatehealth.gov.au/healthinsurance/incentivessurcharges/insurancerebate.htm private health insurance rebate]". She argued that this money used to pay this rebate should be "spent on ensuring that we have a quality public health system that all Australians can use".[1]
  • Because the majority voted against these amendments, they were unsuccessful.
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r2567 bill] expands the powers of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_Health_Insurance_Ombudsman Private Health Insurance Ombudsman] when dealing with complaints and conducting investigations on their own initiative or at the Minister’s request, particularly in relation to health care providers or brokers. It also allows additional time for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medicare_Australia Medicare Australia] to provide the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Taxation_Office Australian Taxation Office] with information regarding private health insurance rebates.[2]
  • ''References''
  • * [1] Read Senator Nettle's full explanation of these amendments [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2006-06-22.255.2 here].
  • * [2] Read more about the bill in its [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/PA0K6/upload_binary/PA0K6.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (84.4 KB).