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

    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
    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

  • Date
    30 Nov 2000 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs portfolio 

    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
    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

  • 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

  • Date
    29 Jun 1999 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs portfolio 

    Bill

  • 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