Veterans' Entitlements Legislation Amendment (2007 Election Commitments) Bill 2008

Type
Government
Portfolio
Veterans' Affairs 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
42
Summary
Amends the:
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
  to extend the automatic grant of intermediate and temporary special rate disability pensions to eligible dependants of veterans or members;
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
  and
Social Security Act 1991
  to extend eligibility for income support supplements to certain war widows and widowers; and
Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
  and
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
  to extend a tax exempt bereavement payment to the estate of certain single pensioners who die in indigent circumstances. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
13 Mar 2008Introduced and read a first time
13 Mar 2008Second reading moved
13 May 2008Referred to Main Committee
14 May 2008Second reading agreed to
14 May 2008Reported from Main Committee
14 May 2008Third reading agreed to
Senate
15 May 2008Introduced and read a first time
15 May 2008Second reading moved
19 Jun 2008Second reading debate
19 Jun 2008Second reading agreed to
19 Jun 2008Third reading agreed to


25 Jun 2008Assent

Act no.: 48

Year: 2008

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  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
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Explanatory memoranda

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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.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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