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senate vote 2012-03-15#6

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:20:47

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  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2012-03-15.121.1 motion] to read the bills for a third 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 bills and that they are now passed in the Senate. Since the bills have already passed in the House of Representatives, the bills can now become law.
  • The bills are:
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4597 Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2012];
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd022 Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2012]; and
  • * [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].
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • The three 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/senate/?id=2012-03-15.121.1) to read the bills for a third 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 bills and that they are now passed in the Senate. Since the bills have already passed in the House of Representatives, the bills can now become law.
  • The bills are:
  • - [Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2012](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4597);
  • - [Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2012](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd022); and
  • - [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).
  • _Background to the bills_
  • The three 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).)
senate vote 2012-03-15#6

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:16:50

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  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2012-03-15.121.1 motion] to read the bills for a third time.[1] This means that the majority agree with the bills and that they are now passed in the Senate. Since the bills have already passed in the House of Representatives, the bills can now become law.
  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2012-03-15.121.1 motion] to read the bills for a third 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 bills and that they are now passed in the Senate. Since the bills have already passed in the House of Representatives, the bills can now become law.
  • The bills are:
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4597 Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2012];
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd022 Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2012]; and
  • * [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].
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • The three 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;[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]
  • * 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.[4]
  • ''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 Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2012 in its [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd020 bills digest].
  • * [3] 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].
  • * [4] 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].)
senate vote 2012-03-15#6

Edited by MA

on 2014-06-10 19:43:17

Title

  • Bills — Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2012, Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2012, Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge — Fringe Benefits) Bill 2012; Third Reading
  • Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2012 and related bills - Third Reading - Read a third time

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  • <p class="speaker">John Hogg</p>
  • <p>The question now is that the remaining stages of the bills be agreed to and the bills be now passed.</p>
  • <p>Bills read a third time.</p>
  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2012-03-15.121.1 motion] to read the bills for a third time.[1] This means that the majority agree with the bills and that they are now passed in the Senate. Since the bills have already passed in the House of Representatives, the bills can now become law.
  • The bills are:
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4597 Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2012];
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd022 Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2012]; and
  • * [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].
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • The three 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;[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]
  • * 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.[4]
  • ''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 Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2012 in its [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd020 bills digest].
  • * [3] 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].
  • * [4] 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].