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Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Mental Health and Other Measures) Bill 2014

Originating house
House of Representatives
Before Reps
Veterans’ Affairs


Amends the: Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to: expand non-liability health care to include certain mental health conditions and alcohol and substance use disorders; expand eligibility for the Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service; provide that the seniors supplement is paid automatically following short periods of overseas travel; and make a technical amendment; Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 to: expand the circumstances in which an eligible young person is taken to be wholly dependent on a Defence Force member; and enable the Chief Executive Officer of Comcare to be nominated for appointment to the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission; and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 and Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 in relation to the dispute resolution processes, case management powers and administrative and business procedures of the Veterans’ Review Board.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 27/03/14  
Second reading moved 27/03/14  

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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