Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Omnibus) Bill 2018

Type
Government
Portfolio
Veterans' Affairs
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
45

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Summary

Amends the: Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 to enable the Chief of the Defence Force (CDF) to make a claim for liability for a current serving Australian Defence Force member, where the member has given consent for the CDF to make the claim on their behalf for a service injury or disease; Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related Claims) Act 1988 to expand the existing power of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission to request certain information to include any Commonwealth, state or territory departments and authorities, and other persons; and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to provide that exempt lump sum determinations made by the Secretary of the Department of Social Services will apply as exempt lump sums from the income test that applies to Department of Veterans' Affairs' income support clients.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 20 Sep 2018
Second reading moved 20 Sep 2018
Second reading debate 17 Oct 2018
Second reading agreed to 17 Oct 2018
Third reading agreed to 17 Oct 2018
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 17 Oct 2018
Second reading moved 17 Oct 2018
Second reading debate 18 Oct 2018
Second reading agreed to 18 Oct 2018
Third reading agreed to 18 Oct 2018
Finally passed both Houses 18 Oct 2018
Assent
  • Act no: 135
  • Year: 2018
25 Oct 2018

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Proposed amendments

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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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