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Second Reading Speeches

Australian Veterans’ Recognition (Putting Veterans and their Families First) Bill 2019

Type
Government
Portfolio
Veterans' Affairs
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
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Summary

The bill: provides a general recognition of veterans and their families; sets out the Australian Defence Force Covenant; provides statements that veterans' affairs portfolio legislation will be interpreted with a beneficial intention and that the Commonwealth is committed to working cooperatively with veterans, their families and ex service organisations to address issues facing veterans; and provides that the Commonwealth may issue pins, cards and other artefacts to veterans and their family members.

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