Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Digital Readiness and Other Measures) Bill 2017

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  • Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Digital Readiness and Other Measures) Bill 2016
Type
Government
Portfolio
Veterans’ Affairs
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the: Military, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004, Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related Claims) Act 1988 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to: enable the secretary to arrange for the use of computer programs to make decisions and determinations, exercise powers or comply with obligations and do anything else related to those actions; enable the secretary to disclose information about a particular case or class of cases where the secretary certifies that it is necessary in the public interest to do so; and enable information sharing between the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission and the Secretary of the Department of Defence or the Chief of the Defence Force; Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related Claims) Act 1988 to amend the short title of the Act once it is enacted; and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to make technical amendments.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 24 Nov 2016
Second reading moved 24 Nov 2016
Second reading debate 02 Mar 2017
Second reading agreed to 02 Mar 2017
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 8 Government agreed to
02 Mar 2017
Third reading agreed to 02 Mar 2017
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 20 Mar 2017
Second reading moved 20 Mar 2017
Second reading debate 20 Mar 2017
Second reading agreed to 27 Mar 2017
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 7 Government and 3 Opposition agreed to
27 Mar 2017
Third reading agreed to 27 Mar 2017
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 28 Mar 2017
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
29 Mar 2017
Finally passed both Houses 29 Mar 2017
Assent
  • Act no: 28
  • Year: 2017
04 Apr 2017

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed 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

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Schedules of amendments

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