Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Omnibus) Bill 2017

Type
Government
Portfolio
Veterans’ Affairs
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Reps
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the: Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to: amend provisions in relation to the operation of the Veterans’ Review Board and the Specialist Medical Review Council; enable international agreements to be made to cover the provision of benefits and payments including rehabilitation that are comparable to those provided by the Repatriation Commission or the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission; and make minor corrections; Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 in relation to the provision of certain rehabilitation assistance under an Employer Incentive Scheme; Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 to: enable information sharing between the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission and the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation in relation to certain service related compensation claims; and provide for the delegation of the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs’ powers and functions; Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006, Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to enable certain legislative instruments to incorporate matters contained in another non-disallowable legislative instrument or other non-legislative writings as in force from time to time; Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related Claims) Act 1988 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to make amendments contingent on the commencement of the proposed Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Legislation Amendment (Defence Force) Act 2017; and Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006 and Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 to make consequential amendments. Also amends five Acts to remove spent veterans’ affairs and military rehabilitation and compensation payments.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 30 Mar 2017
Second reading moved 30 Mar 2017

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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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