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Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (International Agreements and Other Measures) Bill 2008

Veterans' Affairs
Originating house
House of Representatives
Parliament no

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Amends the: Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to: give effect to arrangements for entering into international agreements in relation to the payment of pensions and providing assistance and benefits to eligible persons; authorise the use of funds from the Consolidated Revenue Fund for those purposes; and align the veterans’ entitlements means test with the social security means test; Legislative Instruments Act 2003 to make minor and technical consequential amendments; Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006 to extend the period for which the Commonwealth or Australian Federal Police may be considered as a nuclear test participant for the purposes of the Act; and Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 to make minor amendments in relation to a definition and clarifying compensation matters.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 19 Mar 2008
Second reading moved 19 Mar 2008
Referred to Main Committee 03 Jun 2008
Second reading agreed to 04 Jun 2008
Reported from Main Committee 04 Jun 2008
Third reading agreed to 04 Jun 2008
Introduced and read a first time 16 Jun 2008
Second reading moved 16 Jun 2008
Second reading debate 26 Jun 2008
Second reading agreed to 26 Jun 2008
Third reading agreed to 26 Jun 2008
  • Act no.: 81
  • Year: 2008
12 Jul 2008

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Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Explanatory memoranda

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
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Schedules of amendments

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