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senate vote 2009-09-09#4

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:20:02

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  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2009-09-09.139.2 motion] that the bills be read for a second time.(Read more about the stages that a bill needs to pass through before becoming law [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here]. ) This means that the majority disagreed with the main idea of the bills and that they will not be proceeding.
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • The three bills are:
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4145 Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2009];
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4147 Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2009]; and
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4146 Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge - Fringe Benefits) Bill 2009].
  • They were introduced as a package to create three private health insurance tiers in order to:
  • * reduce the amount of [http://www.privatehealth.gov.au/healthinsurance/incentivessurcharges/insurancerebate.htm private health insurance rebate] eligible taxpayers with complying private health insurance are entitled to when their income for surcharge purposes is above the relevant [https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Medicare-levy/Medicare-levy-surcharge/ Medicare levy surcharge] threshold;(Read more about the proposed reduction of the rebate in the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/WNRT6/upload_binary/wnrt60.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (419 KB) for the Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2009. )
  • * 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 proposed increase in the rate of Medicare levy surcharge the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/9PRT6/upload_binary/9prt60.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (339 KB) for Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2009 and the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/BPRT6/upload_binary/bprt60.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (346 KB) for the Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge - Fringe Benefits) Bill 2009.)
  • The majority voted against a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2009-09-09.139.2) that the bills be read for a second time.(Read more about the stages that a bill needs to pass through before becoming law [here](http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html). ) This means that the majority disagreed with the main idea of the bills and that they will not be proceeding.
  • _Background to the bills_
  • The three bills are:
  • - the [Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2009](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4145);
  • - the [Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2009](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4147); and
  • - the [Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge - Fringe Benefits) Bill 2009](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4146).
  • They were introduced as a package to create three private health insurance tiers in order to:
  • - reduce the amount of [private health insurance rebate](http://www.privatehealth.gov.au/healthinsurance/incentivessurcharges/insurancerebate.htm) eligible taxpayers with complying private health insurance are entitled to when their income for surcharge purposes is above the relevant [Medicare levy surcharge](https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Medicare-levy/Medicare-levy-surcharge/) threshold;(Read more about the proposed reduction of the rebate in the [bills digest](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/WNRT6/upload_binary/wnrt60.pdf;fileType=application/pdf) (419 KB) for the Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2009.
  • )
  • - 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 proposed increase in the rate of Medicare levy surcharge the [bills digest](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/9PRT6/upload_binary/9prt60.pdf;fileType=application/pdf) (339 KB) for Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2009 and the [bills digest](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/BPRT6/upload_binary/bprt60.pdf;fileType=application/pdf) (346 KB) for the Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge - Fringe Benefits) Bill 2009.)
senate vote 2009-09-09#4

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:16:36

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Description

  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2009-09-09.139.2 motion] that the bills be read for a second time.[1] This means that the majority disagreed with the main idea of the bills and that they will not be proceeding.
  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2009-09-09.139.2 motion] that the bills be read for a second time.(Read more about the stages that a bill needs to pass through before becoming law [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here]. ) This means that the majority disagreed with the main idea of the bills and that they will not be proceeding.
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • The three bills are:
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4145 Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2009];
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4147 Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2009]; and
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4146 Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge - Fringe Benefits) Bill 2009].
  • They were introduced as a package to create three private health insurance tiers in order to:
  • * reduce the amount of [http://www.privatehealth.gov.au/healthinsurance/incentivessurcharges/insurancerebate.htm private health insurance rebate] eligible taxpayers with complying private health insurance are entitled to when their income for surcharge purposes is above the relevant [https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Medicare-levy/Medicare-levy-surcharge/ Medicare levy surcharge] threshold;[2]
  • * 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.[3]
  • * reduce the amount of [http://www.privatehealth.gov.au/healthinsurance/incentivessurcharges/insurancerebate.htm private health insurance rebate] eligible taxpayers with complying private health insurance are entitled to when their income for surcharge purposes is above the relevant [https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Medicare-levy/Medicare-levy-surcharge/ Medicare levy surcharge] threshold;(Read more about the proposed reduction of the rebate in the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/WNRT6/upload_binary/wnrt60.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (419 KB) for the Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2009. )
  • * 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 proposed increase in the rate of Medicare levy surcharge the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/9PRT6/upload_binary/9prt60.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (339 KB) for Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2009 and the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/BPRT6/upload_binary/bprt60.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (346 KB) for the Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge - Fringe Benefits) Bill 2009.)
  • ''References''
  • * [1] Read more about the stages that a bill needs to pass through before becoming law [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here].
  • * [2] Read more about the proposed reduction of the rebate in the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/WNRT6/upload_binary/wnrt60.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (419 KB) for the Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2009.
  • * [3] Read more about the proposed increase in the rate of Medicare levy surcharge the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/9PRT6/upload_binary/9prt60.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (339 KB) for Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2009 and the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/BPRT6/upload_binary/bprt60.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (346 KB) for the Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge - Fringe Benefits) Bill 2009.
senate vote 2009-09-09#4

Edited by mackay

on 2014-06-11 15:15:17

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2009-09-09.139.2 motion] that the bills be read for a second time.[1] This means that the majority disagreed with the main idea of the bills and that they will not be proceeding.
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • The three bills are:
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4145 Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2009];
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4147 Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2009]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4147 Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2009]; and
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4146 Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge - Fringe Benefits) Bill 2009].
  • They were introduced as a package to create three private health insurance tiers in order to:
  • * reduce the amount of [http://www.privatehealth.gov.au/healthinsurance/incentivessurcharges/insurancerebate.htm private health insurance rebate] eligible taxpayers with complying private health insurance are entitled to when their income for surcharge purposes is above the relevant [https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Medicare-levy/Medicare-levy-surcharge/ Medicare levy surcharge] threshold;[2]
  • * 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.[3]
  • ''References''
  • * [1] Read more about the stages that a bill needs to pass through before becoming law [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here].
  • * [2] Read more about the proposed reduction of the rebate in the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/WNRT6/upload_binary/wnrt60.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (419 KB) for the Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2009.
  • * [3] Read more about the proposed increase in the rate of Medicare levy surcharge the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/9PRT6/upload_binary/9prt60.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (339 KB) for Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2009 and the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/BPRT6/upload_binary/bprt60.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (346 KB) for the Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge - Fringe Benefits) Bill 2009.
  • * [3] Read more about the proposed increase in the rate of Medicare levy surcharge the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/9PRT6/upload_binary/9prt60.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (339 KB) for Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2009 and the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/BPRT6/upload_binary/bprt60.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (346 KB) for the Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge - Fringe Benefits) Bill 2009.
senate vote 2009-09-09#4

Edited by mackay

on 2014-06-11 15:14:48

Title

  • Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2009; Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2009; Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge — Fringe Benefits) Bill 2009 — Second Reading
  • Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2009 and related bills - Second Reading - Read a second time

Description

  • <p pwmotiontext="moved">That these bills be now read a second time.</p>
  • <p pwmotiontext="moved">That these bills be now read a second time.</p>
  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2009-09-09.139.2 motion] that the bills be read for a second time.[1] This means that the majority disagreed with the main idea of the bills and that they will not be proceeding.
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • The three bills are:
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4145 Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2009];
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4147 Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2009]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4146 Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge - Fringe Benefits) Bill 2009].
  • They were introduced as a package to create three private health insurance tiers in order to:
  • * reduce the amount of [http://www.privatehealth.gov.au/healthinsurance/incentivessurcharges/insurancerebate.htm private health insurance rebate] eligible taxpayers with complying private health insurance are entitled to when their income for surcharge purposes is above the relevant [https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Medicare-levy/Medicare-levy-surcharge/ Medicare levy surcharge] threshold;[2]
  • * 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.[3]
  • ''References''
  • * [1] Read more about the stages that a bill needs to pass through before becoming law [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here].
  • * [2] Read more about the proposed reduction of the rebate in the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/WNRT6/upload_binary/wnrt60.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (419 KB) for the Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2009.
  • * [3] Read more about the proposed increase in the rate of Medicare levy surcharge the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/9PRT6/upload_binary/9prt60.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (339 KB) for Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2009 and the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/BPRT6/upload_binary/bprt60.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (346 KB) for the Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge - Fringe Benefits) Bill 2009.