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  • Date
    28 Jun 1999 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Training and Youth Affairs portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Nov 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Veterans’ Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006
    to extend nuclear test participant eligibility to certain Australian Protective Service officers;
    Defence Service Homes Act 1918
    to enable Defence Service Homes Insurance to pay the New South Wales State Emergency Services levy;
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    in relation to: time limits for claims for certain travel expenses; the aggravation of war-caused or defence-caused injury or disease remaining compensable; dependants of veterans who were prisoners of war; and review of the Statement of Principles;
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    in relation to the serving of notices or other documents;
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    to: require that certain lump sum compensation payments are made into the recipient’s account; and make technical amendments; and
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to enable Victoria Cross recipients to receive a Victoria Cross allowance or annuity under the
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    and from a foreign country. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • 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