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Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Supporting the Wellbeing of Veterans and Their Families) Bill 2020

Type
Government
Portfolio
Veterans’ Affairs
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Reps
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the:

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
and
Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986
to create a new position on the Repatriation Commission and Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission to represent the families of veterans;
Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
to enable the provision of assistance or benefits to former Australian Defence Force members to assist them to transition into civilian work; and
Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986
to extend eligibility for the quarterly energy supplement to holders of gold cards under the
Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests and British Commonwealth Occupation Force (Treatment) Act 2006
and
Treatment Benefits (Special Access) Act 2019
.