Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill 2012

Veterans’ Affairs 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Not Proceeding 
Parliament no
Amends the:
Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006
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;
Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
  to provide that reimbursements made under the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and the MRCA Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme are exempt from income tax;
Social Security Act 1991
  to provide that certain bereavement payments in respect of indigent veterans or members are exempt income for the purposes of the social security income test;
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 long and short titles of the Act; and repeal inoperative provisions; and
Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment (Schoolkids Bonus Budget Measures) Act 2012
Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
  to make technical amendments. 

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House of Representatives
27 Jun 2012Introduced and read a first time
27 Jun 2012Second reading moved
20 Aug 2012Second reading debate
21 Aug 2012Second reading debate
22 Aug 2012Second reading debate
22 Aug 2012Second reading agreed to
22 Aug 2012Third reading agreed to
22 Aug 2012Introduced and read a first time
22 Aug 2012Second reading moved
12 Nov 2013Lapsed at end of Parliament

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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

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Schedules of amendments

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