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Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Enhanced Family Support) Bill 2022

Type
Government
Portfolio
Veterans’ Affairs
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Senate
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the: Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004, Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related Claims) Act 1988 and Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 to: extend eligibility to family members of working age veterans who are experiencing vulnerabilities that give rise to a need for support, whether or not the veteran is participating in a rehabilitation program or has rendered warlike service; and expand the range of supports available to family members under the family support package; Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to provide that family support payments for veterans and their families are exempt from income tax; and Social Security Act 1991 to provide that family support payments for veterans and their families are not income for the purposes of the social security income test.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 16 Feb 2022
Second reading moved 16 Feb 2022
Second reading debate 30 Mar 2022
Second reading agreed to 30 Mar 2022
Third reading agreed to 30 Mar 2022
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 30 Mar 2022
Second reading moved 30 Mar 2022

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

Senate

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.
  • 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

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Schedules of amendments

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