Second Reading Speeches

Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Budget Measures) Bill 2017

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

Amends: the

Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006
to enable eligible Australian participants in the British Nuclear Testing Program to access treatment for any condition, not just malignant neoplasia; extend eligibility for treatment to Australian veterans of the British Commonwealth Occupation Force and civilians present at a British nuclear test area during a relevant period; and amend the short title of the Act to the
Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests and British Commonwealth Occupation Force (Treatment) Act 2006
; 10 Acts to make consequential amendments; the
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
to amend the work history requirements for eligibility for the Special or Intermediate Rates of Disability Pension; and the
Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
and
Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related Claims) Act 1988
to enable the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission to determine a class of persons eligible to participate in an early access to rehabilitation pilot programme.