14 June 2017 – Bill (Medicare Levy & Medicare Levy Surcharge)

Speeches

…The government is setting these new thresholds for one reason, and that is to ensure fairness. Fairness is a word that has become synonymous with this Turnbull government. The Medicare levy is fundamental to sustaining our healthcare system—a healthcare system that guarantees Medicare, which is, in itself, an essential part of a modern, caring society. Indeed Medicare directly enables the concept of a shared wellbeing, a common good. That is why this government is committed to fully funding the Medicare Benefits Schedule and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, the PBS, through the Medicare Guarantee Fund, and, most importantly and significantly, the National Disability Insurance Scheme, the NDIS…

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