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Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws—Superannuation) Bill 2008

Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
42

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Summary

Amends 14 Acts in relation to Commonwealth civilian and military (defined benefit) superannuation schemes, parliamentary, judicial and statutory legal officer pension schemes and the Governor-General’s pension scheme to ensure that same-sex partners and their children are able to access reversionary superannuation benefits upon the death of a scheme member and in related taxation treatment of superannuation benefits.