Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Mental Health and Other Measures) Bill 2014

Type
Government
Portfolio
Veterans’ Affairs 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
44
Summary
Amends the:
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
  to: expand non-liability health care to include certain mental health conditions and alcohol and substance use disorders; expand eligibility for the Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service; provide that the seniors supplement is paid automatically following short periods of overseas travel; and make a technical amendment;
Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
  to: expand the circumstances in which an eligible young person is taken to be wholly dependent on a Defence Force member; and enable the Chief Executive Officer of Comcare to be nominated for appointment to the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission; and
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
  and
Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
  in relation to the dispute resolution processes, case management powers and administrative and business procedures of the Veterans’ Review Board. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
27 Mar 2014Introduced and read a first time
27 Mar 2014Second reading moved
28 May 2014Second reading debate
29 May 2014Second reading debate
29 May 2014Second reading agreed to
29 May 2014Third reading agreed to
Senate
16 Jun 2014Introduced and read a first time
16 Jun 2014Second reading moved
19 Jun 2014Second reading debate
19 Jun 2014Second reading agreed to
19 Jun 2014Third reading agreed to


19 Jun 2014Finally passed both Houses
30 Jun 2014Assent

Act no.: 74

Year: 2014

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