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Thursday, 24 May 2001
Page: 24304

Senator VANSTONE (Minister for Family and Community Services and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women) (12:04 PM) —As you know, there is a standing appropriation for the Veterans' Entitlements Act. This bill will provide the appropriation for the others not paid under that act to be done this year. That is what this bill will provide.

Senator Schacht —But the bill provides $133 million. We've been told—

Senator VANSTONE —This is an appropriation bill. It is appropriating the money that is not being paid under the Veterans' Entitlements Act.