The majority voted in favour of a motion to read the bill for a second time.(Read more about the stages that a bill must pass through here. ) This means that the House can now consider the bill in more detail.
Background to the bill
The bill amends Health Insurance Act 1973 to enable eligible patients to access up to $4,250 in dental benefits over two consecutive calendar years and introduce new dental items on the Medicare Benefits Schedule.(Read more about the bill in the bills digest (96.1 KB).)