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A bill is a proposal for a law or a change to an existing law. A bill becomes law (an Act) when agreed to in identical form by both houses of Parliament and assented to by the Governor-General.

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  • Date
    05 Jun 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Vocational Education and Training Funding Act 1992
    to: supplement 2002 funding; appropriate general vocational education and training funding for 2003; and provide additional growth funding in 2003 for those State and Territories that satisfy the provisions set out in the Australian National Training Authority Agreement for 2001-2003. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    07 Jun 2001 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Training and Youth Affairs portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    21 Jun 2000 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Training and Youth Affairs portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Jun 1999 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Training and Youth Affairs portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    01 Jun 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans’ Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to: create a prisoner of war recognition supplement; and clarify when compensation offsetting applies;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to make consequential amendments; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to abolish the temporary incapacity allowance. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    10 Mar 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans’ Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to: remove redundant references and provisions relating to ‘benevolent homes’; exempt from the veterans’ entitlements exemption test payments associated with expenses for part-time work experience under a labour market program; require partners of persons claiming or receiving a service pension or income support to claim a comparable foreign pension; provide that arrears payments of comparable foreign pensions are treated as periodic payments; and clarify that the value of certain superannuation investments are not disregarded for the purposes of deemed income rules and asset deprivation rules. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    21 Oct 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans’ Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to provide for weekly payments of certain periodic payments to persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Sep 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans’ Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to enable the Repatriation Commission to determine, by legislative instrument, that Australian personnel involved in the maintenance, transporting or decontamination of aircraft used in the British nuclear test program are eligible for compensation and health care under the Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Dec 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans’ Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to clarify arrangements for the payment of travel expenses for treatment;
    Defence Service Homes Act 1918
    to extend eligibility for benefits;
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to: align maintenance income and attendant allowance provisions with those in the
    Social Security Act 1991
    ; provide for provision of special assistance by inclusion in a legislative instrument; clarify administrative arrangements for certain travel; and clarify that debt recovery provisions apply to all provisions of the Act, the regulations and any legislative instrument made under the Act;
    War Precautions Act Repeal Act 1920
    to: amend the short title to the
    Protection of Word ‘Anzac’ Act 1920
    ; amend the long title of the Act; and remove redundant provisions; and
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    20 Mar 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans’ Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    and
    Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
    in relation to rehabilitation and transition management; the
    Military, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    in relation to: the date of effect for periodic impairment compensation; the inclusion of a lifestyle factor in the calculation of interim permanent impairment compensation; recalculation of permanent impairment compensation for certain people; an increase to the rate of periodic compensation payable for dependent children; expansion of the eligibility criteria for the special rate disability pension; superannuation; remittal power of the Veterans’ Review Board; increase in the membership of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission; and access to rehabilitation and compensation for certain categories of persons; the
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to increase the compensation for financial and legal advice; five Acts to: expand the lump sum compensation options for wholly dependent partners of deceased members; and require that eligible claims for existing conditions aggravated by defence service on or after 1 July 2004 be determined under the
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    ; the
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    ,
    Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to issue Repatriation Health Cards (for specific conditions) to certain eligible persons; the
    Aged Care Act 1997
    ,
    Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006
    ,
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to clarify the appropriation of costs for certain aged care services; the
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to extend the entitlement for travelling expenses to the partner of certain eligible persons; the
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to clarify administrative arrangements for the nomination of bank accounts for payments; and the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum