Veterans' Entitlements (Clarke Review) Bill 2004

Type
Government
Portfolio
Veterans' Affairs 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
40
Summary
Provides for a once only payment to former prisoners-of-war of the North Koreans or their surviving spouse; and amends the
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
  to: index above general rate disability pensions; introduce a Defence Force Income Support Allowance; ensure appropriate rent assistance for war widows and widowers; increase funeral benefits; and extend operational service to minesweeping and bomb/mine clearance personnel. Also contains an application provision. 

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House of Representatives
01 Apr 2004Introduced and read a first time
01 Apr 2004Second reading moved
12 May 2004Second reading agreed to
12 May 2004Third reading agreed to
Senate
13 May 2004Introduced and read a first time
13 May 2004Second reading moved
21 Jun 2004Second reading amendment agreed to

Details: 1 Australian Democrats agreed to
21 Jun 2004Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 3 Government agreed to

Requests details: 2 Government agreed to
21 Jun 2004Second reading agreed to
House of Representatives
22 Jun 2004Consideration of Senate message

Details: House made requested Senate amendments
Senate
23 Jun 2004Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
24 Jun 2004Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments


30 Jun 2004Assent

Act no.: 100

Year: 2004

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

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