Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (2015 Budget Measures) Bill 2015

Type
Government
Portfolio
Veterans’ Affairs
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
44

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Summary

Amends the: Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 in relation to the Veterans’ Vocational Rehabilitation Scheme to: include medical management and psychosocial services in the scheme; and make changes to the intermediate and special rate disability pensions; Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 to provide for a single appeal path for the review of original determinations made under the Act; and Defence Act 1903 to expand the war graves regulation making power to include graves of service dependants buried in Terendak Military Cemetery in Malaysia.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 25 Jun 2015
Second reading moved 25 Jun 2015
Second reading debate 20 Aug 2015
Second reading agreed to 20 Aug 2015
Third reading agreed to 20 Aug 2015
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 20 Aug 2015
Second reading moved 20 Aug 2015
Second reading debate 07 Sep 2015
Second reading agreed to 07 Sep 2015
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 3 Government agreed to
30 Nov 2015
Third reading agreed to 30 Nov 2015
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
01 Dec 2015
Finally passed both Houses 01 Dec 2015
Assent
  • Act no: 174
  • Year: 2015
11 Dec 2015

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

Senate

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Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changes to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either the Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.