Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Veteran-centric Reforms No. 2) Bill 2018

Type
Government
Portfolio
Veterans' Affairs
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the: Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 and Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related Claims) Act 1988 to provide former members of the Australian Defence Force with incapacity payments at 100 per cent of their normal weekly earnings where they are studying full time as part of their approved rehabilitation plan; Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to: create a Veteran Suicide Prevention pilot aimed at providing coordinated care to veterans who have attempted suicide, have suicide ideation or are in crisis; deem a submariner’s service on a submarine on a special submarine operation between 1 January 1978 and 31 December 1992 as operational service; and extend eligibility for the Long Tan Bursary scheme to the grandchildren of a veteran who has operational service in Vietnam; and Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 to: allow a wholly dependent partner up to 2 years to decide whether to take a lump sum, a pension or a combination of both as compensation for their partner’s death; and enable veterans to lodge a claim for compensation orally.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 24 May 2018
Second reading moved 24 May 2018
Second reading debate 31 May 2018
Second reading debate 18 Jun 2018
Second reading agreed to 18 Jun 2018
Third reading agreed to 18 Jun 2018
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 18 Jun 2018
Second reading moved 18 Jun 2018
Second reading debate 21 Jun 2018
Second reading agreed to 21 Jun 2018
Third reading agreed to 21 Jun 2018
Finally passed both Houses 21 Jun 2018
Assent
  • Act no: 70
  • Year: 2018
29 Jun 2018

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Explanatory memoranda

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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

  • 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

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Schedules of amendments

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