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Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2016

Veterans’ Affairs
Originating house
House of Representatives
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Amends the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 to: enable payments to be made to a person before they receive a Commonwealth superannuation benefit in circumstances where it is not possible to determine the level of incapacity payments because information has not been received from the relevant agencies; and provide that veterans continue to receive incapacity payments until they become eligible for the age pension; and the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to extend eligibility for Non-Liability Health Care treatment for certain mental health conditions to all current and former permanent members of the Australian Defence Force.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 13 Oct 2016
Second reading moved 13 Oct 2016
Second reading debate 21 Nov 2016
Second reading agreed to 21 Nov 2016
Third reading agreed to 21 Nov 2016
Introduced and read a first time 22 Nov 2016
Second reading moved 22 Nov 2016
Second reading debate 01 Dec 2016
Second reading agreed to 01 Dec 2016
Committee of the Whole debate 01 Dec 2016
Third reading agreed to 01 Dec 2016
Finally passed both Houses 01 Dec 2016
  • Act no: 102
  • Year: 2016
07 Dec 2016

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Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments


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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