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Medicare Levy Amendment Act 1996

  • - C2004A05036
  • No longer in force
Act No. 16 of 1996 as made
An Act to amend the Medicare Levy Act 1986, and for related purposes
Originating Bill: Medicare Levy Amendment Bill 1996
Date of Assent 27 Jun 1996
Date of repeal 10 Mar 2016
Repealed by Amending Acts 1990 to 1999 Repeal Act 2016
 

MEDICARE LEVY AMENDMENT ACT 1996 No. 16, 1996

Making Information
- Assented to 27 June 1996

MEDICARE LEVY AMENDMENT ACT 1996 No. 16, 1996 - TABLE OF PROVISIONS

Contents
1 Short title
2 Commencement
3 Schedule(s)
Schedule 1 - Amendments commencing on 1 July 1996
Medicare Levy Act 1986
Schedule 2 - Amendments commencing on 1 July 1997
Medicare Levy Act 1986

MEDICARE LEVY AMENDMENT ACT 1996 No. 16, 1996 - LONG TITLE

An Act to amend the Medicare Levy Act 1986, and for related
purposes

MEDICARE LEVY AMENDMENT ACT 1996 No. 16, 1996 - SECT 1
1 Short title

This Act may be cited as the Medicare Levy Amendment Act 1996.


(Minister's second reading speech made in -
House of Representatives on 29 May 1996
Senate on 18 June 1996)

MEDICARE LEVY AMENDMENT ACT 1996 No. 16, 1996 - SECT 2
2 Commencement

(1) Subject to this section, this Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.


(2) Schedule 1 commences, or is taken to have commenced, on 1 July 1996.


(3) Schedule 2 commences on 1 July 1997.

MEDICARE LEVY AMENDMENT ACT 1996 No. 16, 1996 - SECT 3
3 Schedule(s)

Subject to section 2, each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

MEDICARE LEVY AMENDMENT ACT 1996 No. 16, 1996 - SCHEDULE 1

Schedule 1 - Amendments commencing on 1 July 1996
Medicare Levy Act 1986
1 Section 6
Omit "1.5%" (wherever occurring), substitute "1.7%".
2 Subsection 8(2)
Omit "0.185", substitute "0.183".
3 Subsection 8(2)
Omit "1.5%", substitute "1.7%".
4 After section 8
Insert:
8A Amount of levy - members of the Defence Force etc.
(1) Subject to subsections (4) and (5), this section applies to a
person during a period during which the person is entitled to free
medical treatment in respect of every incapacity, disease or disabling
condition because the person is:
(a) a member of the Defence Force; or
(b) a relative of, or otherwise associated with, a member of the
Defence Force.
(2) If the person is:
(a) a person to whom this section applies for the whole of the year
of income; or
(b) a person to whom this section applies for part or parts only of
the year of income and a prescribed person for the remainder of that
year;
the amount of levy payable by the person is two-seventeenths of the
amount of levy that, apart from this section, would have been payable
by the person under this Act.
(3) If the person is a person to whom this section applies for part
or parts only of the year of income and subsection (2) does not apply,
the amount of levy payable by the person is the amount worked out
using the formula:
Defence component + Ordinary component
365
where:
defence component is the amount obtained by multiplying:
(a) the amount of levy that would have been payable by the person
for the year of income under subsection (2) if that subsection
applied; and
(b) the number of days during that year on which the person was a
person to whom this section applies.
ordinary component is the amount obtained by multiplying:
(a) the amount of levy that would have been payable by the person
for the year of income if this section did not apply; and
(b) the number of days during that year on which the person was
neither:
(i) a person to whom this section applies; nor
(ii) a prescribed person.
(4) A person is not a person to whom this section applies during a
particular period unless every person who is a dependant of the first-
mentioned person during that period is or is taken to be, or apart
from this subsection or subsection 251U(2) would or would be taken to
be:
(a) a person to whom this section applies; or
(b) a prescribed person;
during that period.
(5) If:
(a) a person would not, apart from this subsection, be a person to
whom this section applies during a particular period; and
(b) the person would, apart from subsection (4), be a person to whom
this section applies during that period;
the person is taken to be a person to whom this section applies during
one-half of that period.
5 At the end of section 9
Add:
(2) This section does not apply to a person to whom subsection 8A(3)
applies.
6 Application
The amendments made by this Schedule apply for the financial year
commencing on 1 July 1996.

MEDICARE LEVY AMENDMENT ACT 1996 No. 16, 1996 - SCHEDULE 2

Schedule 2 - Amendments commencing on 1 July 1997
Medicare Levy Act 1986
1 Section 6
Omit "1.7%" (wherever occurring), substitute "1.5%".
2 Subsection 8(2)
Omit "0.183", substitute "0.185".
3 Subsection 8(2)
Omit "1.7%", substitute "1.5%".
4 Section 8A
Repeal the section.
5 Subsection 9(2)
Repeal the subsection.
6 Application
The amendments made by this Schedule apply for the financial year
commencing on 1 July 1997 and all later financial years.