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Defence, Veterans’ and Families’ Acute Support Package Bill 2022

Type
Government
Portfolio
Vetrans' Affairs
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Passed Both Houses
Parliament no
47

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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 veterans and their family members who are at risk of or in crisis, 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 current family support package; Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to provide that acute support packages for veterans and their families are exempt from income tax; and Social Security Act 1991 to provide that acute support packages 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 03 Aug 2022
Second reading moved 03 Aug 2022
Second reading debate 06 Sep 2022
Second reading agreed to 06 Sep 2022
Third reading agreed to 06 Sep 2022
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 07 Sep 2022
Second reading moved 07 Sep 2022
Second reading debate 28 Sep 2022
Second reading agreed to 28 Sep 2022
Third reading agreed to 28 Sep 2022
Finally passed both Houses 28 Sep 2022

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Bills digest

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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

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Schedules of amendments

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