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Second Reading Speeches

Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (International Agreements and Other Measures) Bill 2008

Type
Government
Portfolio
Veterans' Affairs
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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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.