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Second Reading Speeches

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

Veterans' Affairs
Originating house
House of Representatives
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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.