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This order extends Medicare eligibility to all holders of the Temporary (Humanitarian Concern) Visa, UJ Subclass 786.
Administered by: Health
Registered 28 Jun 2018

Health ref. no. 800  

 

 

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT

HEALTH INSURANCE ACT 1973

Health Insurance (Eligible persons and holders of Temporary Humanitarian Concern visa) Order 2017

 

 

 

 

I, GREG HUNT, Minister for Health, pursuant to subsection 6(1) of the Health Insurance Act 1973 (the Act) hereby DECLARE that:

 

 

(a)                Every person included in the specified class of persons:  

 

(i)                 the person resides in Australia; and

(ii)               the person is a holder of a valid Temporary (Humanitarian Concern) Visa (Subclass 786) issued under the Migration Act 1958;

 

being a person who, but for this Order, would not be an eligible person for the purposes of the Act shall, during any period in which the person is in Australia, be treated as being an eligible person for the purposes of the Act.

 

(b)               This Order shall take effect from the date of signature.

 

 

 

Dated this       26th      day of October 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GREG HUNT

MINISTER FOR HEALTH

 


ATTACHMENT - STATEMENT OF REASONS

 

Health Insurance Act 1973

 Class Order under Subsection 6(1)

 

 

 

ORDER NO:                                                     800

 

DATE OF ORDER:                                         2017    

 

RELATED ORDERS:                                    765, 787

 

NAME OF PERSON/GROUP:                      Temporary Humanitarian Concern Visa

                                                                            Subclass 786           

 

REASON FOR APPROVAL:

 

On 22 April 2002, the Government granted Medicare eligibility to all holders of the Temporary (Humanitarian Concern) Visa, UJ Subclass 786.

 

Note: The name of this instrument was amended on registration as the instrument as lodged did not have a unique name (see subsection 10(2), Legislation Rule 2016).