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Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (2007 Measures No. 1) Bill 2007

Veterans' Affairs
Originating house
House of Representatives
Parliament no

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Amends the: Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 in relation to: disposal of assets; pensioner payments and treatment eligibility for prisoners; indexation of income/assets reduction limits; recovery of social security overpayments; rent assistance; bereavement payments; pension bonuses; rent assistance; and certain income support regimes; Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 in relation to: service injuries and diseases; and onus of proof; Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 to include the income support supplement as a payment not requiring provision of a tax file number; Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to: clarify the taxable status of Defence Force Income Support Allowance payments; and Military Rehabilitation and Compensation (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2004 to repeal redundant provisions.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 28 Mar 2007
Second reading moved 28 Mar 2007
Second reading agreed to 23 May 2007
Third reading agreed to 23 May 2007
Introduced and read a first time 12 Jun 2007
Second reading moved 12 Jun 2007
Second reading agreed to 14 Jun 2007
Third reading agreed to 14 Jun 2007
  • Act no.: 89
  • Year: 2007
21 Jun 2007

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Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

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  • 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.
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Explanatory memoranda

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  • 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

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Schedules of amendments

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