Monday, 10 September 2018
Health Insurance (Approved Pathology Specimen Collection Centres) Tax Amendment Bill 2018; In Committee
I move amendment (1) as circulated:
(1) Clause 2, page 2 (table item 2), omit the table item, substitute:
So, it is simply a fairly technical minor amendment.
I appreciate the advice we've just received in relation to the amendment. The minister has advised that this amendment is about timing. What is the purpose of the change that we have before us?
I'm advised that it's simply because of the delay in the passage of this bill. That has led to a change in the commencement date. The commencement date would have predated the passage of this bill so that's why we've got either 1 December or royal assent.
I'm advised that it was circulated prior to the debate today and was deemed noncontroversial. That's my advice. If there's a contrary view, I'm happy to consider it, but obviously this isn't my portfolio, so I'm just going on the advice that I have.
I hadn't actually seen the amendment, but I do take the minister's advice on that.
Bill, as amended, agreed to.
Bill reported with an amendment; report adopted.