Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (International Agreements and Other Measures) 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: give effect to arrangements for entering into international agreements in relation to the payment of pensions and providing assistance and benefits to eligible persons; authorise the use of funds from the Consolidated Revenue Fund for those purposes; and align the veterans’ entitlements means test with the social security means test;
Legislative Instruments Act 2003
  to make minor and technical consequential amendments;
Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006
  to extend the period for which the Commonwealth or Australian Federal Police may be considered as a nuclear test participant for the purposes of the Act; and
Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
  to make minor amendments in relation to a definition and clarifying compensation matters. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
19 Mar 2008Introduced and read a first time
19 Mar 2008Second reading moved
03 Jun 2008Referred to Main Committee
04 Jun 2008Second reading agreed to
04 Jun 2008Reported from Main Committee
04 Jun 2008Third reading agreed to
Senate
16 Jun 2008Introduced and read a first time
16 Jun 2008Second reading moved
26 Jun 2008Second reading debate
26 Jun 2008Second reading agreed to
26 Jun 2008Third reading agreed to


12 Jul 2008Assent

Act no.: 81

Year: 2008

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