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Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Supporting the Wellbeing of Veterans and Their Families) Bill 2020

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 Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 to create a new position on the Repatriation Commission and Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission to represent the families of veterans; Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 to enable the provision of assistance or benefits to former Australian Defence Force members to assist them to transition into civilian work; and Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 to extend eligibility for the quarterly energy supplement to holders of gold cards under the Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests and British Commonwealth Occupation Force (Treatment) Act 2006 and Treatment Benefits (Special Access) Act 2019.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 13 May 2020
Second reading moved 13 May 2020
Second reading debate 18 Jun 2020
Second reading debate 09 Nov 2020
Second reading debate 10 Nov 2020
Second reading agreed to 10 Nov 2020
Third reading agreed to 10 Nov 2020
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 10 Nov 2020
Second reading moved 10 Nov 2020
Second reading debate 12 Nov 2020
Second reading agreed to 12 Nov 2020
Third reading agreed to 12 Nov 2020
Finally passed both Houses 12 Nov 2020
Assent
  • Act no: 108
  • Year: 2020
26 Nov 2020

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

No documents at present

Bills digest

Notes

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • 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.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

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

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changes to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either the Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.