Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2013

Type
Government
Portfolio
Veterans’ Affairs
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
44

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Summary

Amends the: Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006 and 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; 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 short title to the Protection of Word ‘Anzac’ Act 1920; amend the long title of the Act; and remove redundant provisions; and Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004, Social Security Act 1991 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to make technical amendments.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 12 Dec 2013
Second reading moved 12 Dec 2013
Second reading debate 11 Feb 2014
Second reading debate 12 Feb 2014
Second reading agreed to 12 Feb 2014
Third reading agreed to 12 Feb 2014
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 12 Feb 2014
Second reading moved 12 Feb 2014
Second reading debate 13 Feb 2014
Second reading agreed to 13 Feb 2014
Third reading agreed to 13 Feb 2014
Text of bill as passed both Houses 13 Feb 2014
Assent
  • Act no.: 5
  • Year: 2014
28 Feb 2014

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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

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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

  • 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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