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  • Veterans' Entitlements (Clarke Review) Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    01 Apr 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs 
    Summary
    Provides for a once only payment to former prisoners-of-war of the North Koreans or their surviving spouse; and amends the
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to: index above general rate disability pensions; introduce a Defence Force Income Support Allowance; ensure appropriate rent assistance for war widows and widowers; increase funeral benefits; and extend operational service to minesweeping and bomb/mine clearance personnel. Also contains an application provision. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Vocational Education and Training Funding Amendment Bill 2004

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    Date
    23 Jun 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Vocational Education and Training Funding Act 1992
    to provide funds for vocational education and training in 2005 under the Australian National Training Authority (ANTA) agreement; and update the current funding limits for 2004 to reflect the outcome of earlier negotiations on a new ANTA agreement. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Vocational Education and Training Funding Amendment Bill 2004

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    Date
    17 Nov 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Vocational Education and Training Funding Act 1992
    to provide funds for vocational education and training in 2005 under the Australian National Training Authority (ANTA) agreement; and update the current funding limits for 2004 to reflect the outcome of earlier negotiations with the States and Territories. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (Statements of Principles and Other Measures) Bill 2007

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    Date
    06 Dec 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to: enable the Repatriation Medical Authority to review one or a number of factors in a Statement of Principles; enable benefits and allowances fixed or calculated by regulations or other legislative instruments to be funded from the Consolidated Revenue Fund; clarify and amend the operation of income streams rules;
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    to correct minor errors and anomalies; and
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2004
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    in relation to access to specified treatment for certain veterans and dependents. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (2007 Measures No. 1) Bill 2007

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    Date
    28 Mar 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    in relation to: disposal of assets; pensioner payments and treatment eligibility for prisoners; indexation of income/assets reduction limits; recovery of social security overpayments; rent assistance; bereavement payments; pension bonuses; rent assistance; and certain income support regimes;
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    in relation to: service injuries and diseases; and onus of proof;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to include the income support supplement as a payment not requiring provision of a tax file number;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: clarify the taxable status of Defence Force Income Support Allowance payments; and
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2004
    to repeal redundant provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Veterans' Entitlements Amendment (Disability, War Widow and War Widower Pensions) Bill 2007

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    Date
    20 Sep 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to: increase the rates of extreme disablement adjustment disability pension, general rate disability pension and the previously non-indexed component of war widow and widower pension; and introduces new indexation arrangements for these pensions to be indexed twice annually. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Veterans' Entitlements Legislation Amendment (2007 Election Commitments) Bill 2008

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    Date
    13 Mar 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to extend the automatic grant of intermediate and temporary special rate disability pensions to eligible dependants of veterans or members;
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    and
    Social Security Act 1991
    to extend eligibility for income support supplements to certain war widows and widowers; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to extend a tax exempt bereavement payment to the estate of certain single pensioners who die in indigent circumstances. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (International Agreements and Other Measures) Bill 2008

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    Date
    19 Mar 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to: give effect to arrangements for entering into international agreements in relation to the payment of pensions and providing assistance and benefits to eligible persons; authorise the use of funds from the Consolidated Revenue Fund for those purposes; and align the veterans’ entitlements means test with the social security means test;
    Legislative Instruments Act 2003
    to make minor and technical consequential amendments;
    Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006
    to extend the period for which the Commonwealth or Australian Federal Police may be considered as a nuclear test participant for the purposes of the Act; and
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    to make minor amendments in relation to a definition and clarifying compensation matters. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Budget Measures) Bill 2009

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    Date
    28 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans’ Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to enable veterans’ affairs pensions, allowances and other pecuniary benefits to be paid into accounts with foreign banks or other financial institutions;
    Defence Service Homes Act 1918
    to extend eligibility for the Defence Service Homes Insurance Scheme to persons eligible for assistance; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to cease payment of dependants’ pensions and provide for a lump sum payment to existing recipients. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Veterans’ Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Pension Reform) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 Aug 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986
    to: increase the single maximum basic rate of veterans' affairs pensions from 20 September 2009; index veterans' affairs pensions using the Pensioner and Beneficiary Living Cost Index; index veterans' affairs pensions using a combined couple benchmark; increase veterans' affairs pensions to compensate for anticipated increases in the living cost index arising from the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme; increase the income test taper rate and remove the additional income test free area for dependent children; introduce a Work Bonus so that certain income is disregarded as ordinary income; close the pension bonus scheme from 20 September 2009; increase the pension age for persons other than veterans from 65 to 67 years; enable certain veterans' affairs pension recipients to apply for an advance of veterans' affairs entitlements;
    Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986
    ,
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to consolidate a number of smaller payments and allowances into one pension supplement;
    Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986
    and
    Social Security Act 1991
    to allow veterans' affairs pensioners to transition to the new arrangements; and
    Aged Care Act 1997
    in relation to the calculation of total assessable income for residents in aged care. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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