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A bill is a proposal for a law or a change to an existing law. A bill becomes law (an Act) when agreed to in identical form by both houses of Parliament and assented to by the Governor-General.

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  • Date
    05 Dec 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    in relation to: continued indexation of “saved” child-related income support payments; misuse of the commutation provisions relating to the means testing of income streams for income support pensions; transfer of certain pension bonuses unclaimed under social security law; calculation of pension bonuses; backdating of claims for partner service pensions in certain circumstances; and alignment with social security law of compensation recovery provisions applicable to multiple lump sum compensation payments. Also contains application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 Nov 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Taxation Laws Amendment (Venture Capital) Bill 2002, the bill establishes a registration and reporting process for venture capital limited partnerships, Australian venture capital funds of funds and eligible venture capital investors, administered by the Pooled Development Funds Registration Board. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Jun 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    in relation to: double counting of civilian compensation payments; recovery of lump sum compensation payments received by the partners of service pension or income support supplement recipients; misuse of retirement village entry contribution payments to obtain rent assistance; telephone allowance eligibility; rent assistance eligibility for persons receiving Family Tax Benefit; Pension Loan Scheme eligibility; seniors health card eligibility; and definition of “non-illness separated spouse”. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    20 Jun 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    in relation to: indexation of the ceiling rate of income support supplement and service pension; backdating claims for income support supplement for certain war widows and widowers; and family situation rules applicable to income support supplement recipients. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    05 Jun 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Vocational Education and Training Funding Act 1992
    to: supplement 2002 funding; appropriate general vocational education and training funding for 2003; and provide additional growth funding in 2003 for those State and Territories that satisfy the provisions set out in the Australian National Training Authority Agreement for 2001-2003. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    21 Mar 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    as a consequence of the income support supplement to war widows and widowers introduced in 1994 under the
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    ;
    Aged Care (Consequential Provisions) Act 1997
    ,
    Social Security and Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Family and Other Measures) Act 1997
    ,
    Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Budget and Compensation Measures) Act 1997
    and
    Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 2000
    to correct misdescribed amendments that resulted in intended amendments not being made; and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to correct certain references, omissions and other typographical errors and omit redundant provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 Mar 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to extend eligibility for full repatriation health care (that is, the Gold Card) to Australian veterans who are aged 70 or over and who have post-World War 2 qualifying service. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    21 Feb 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    in relation to: treatment of periodic compensation payments and recovery of compensation debts from payers and insurers; treatment of unrealisable financial assets for the purposes of the assets test hardship provisions and income test deeming provisions; inclusion of small superannuation accounts in definitions relating to income and assets; operation of income streams rules; and rounding of service pensions and income support supplement payments to the nearest cent. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Jun 2001 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    07 Jun 2001 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Training and Youth Affairs portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum