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
Introduced and read a first time 13 Mar 2008
Second reading moved 13 Mar 2008
Referred to Main Committee 13 May 2008
Second reading agreed to 14 May 2008
Reported from Main Committee 14 May 2008
Third reading agreed to 14 May 2008
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 15 May 2008
Second reading moved 15 May 2008
Second reading debate 19 Jun 2008
Second reading agreed to 19 Jun 2008
Third reading agreed to 19 Jun 2008
Assent
  • Act no.: 48
  • Year: 2008
25 Jun 2008

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • 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.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • 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

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changed to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either theĀ Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

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