Inquiry into the provisions of the Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Bill 2006; and, the Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2006

Inquiry into the provisions of the Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Bill 2006; and, the Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2006

8 November 2006

© Commonwealth of Australia 2006
ISBN 0 642 71720 6

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View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Members of the Committee (PDF 127KB)
 
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 160KB)

Background
Reference of the Bills
Purpose of the Bills
Submissions and hearings
Acknowledgement

 
Chapter 2 - Background (PDF 264KB)

The tests
Brief history of studies
  The Mortality and Cancer Incidence Study
Review of Veterans' Entitlements
  Government response to the review
The new entitlements

 
Chapter 3 - Provisions of the Bills (PDF 205KB)

Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Bill 2006
Who is covered?
Entitlements
The appeals process
Travel allowances
Offences under the Act and recovery of amounts
Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2006
Summary

 
Chapter 4 - Issues and recommendations (PDF 301KB)

Provisions of the Bills
  Committee view
Other matters
  Disputes over the scientific studies
  Ineligibility for veterans' entitlements
  Compensation, justice and recognition
Conclusions and recommendation

 
Australian Democrats additional comments (PDF 226KB)
 
Appendix 1 - Public submissions (PDF 134KB)
 
Appendix 2 - Public hearing and witnesses (PDF 98KB)
 
Appendix 3 - Additional information, tabled documents, and answers to questions on notice (PDF 177KB)

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Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia

Phone: +61 2 6277 3538
Fax: +61 2 6277 5818
Email: fadt.sen@aph.gov.au

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