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Wednesday, 31 October 1956

Bill returned from the Senate with amendments.

In committee (Consideration of Senate's amendments):

Clause 4 - (1.) Section twenty-three of the Principal Act is amended -

(a)   by inserting after paragraph (ea) the following paragraph: -

Senate's amendment No. 1 -

Clause 4, after paragraph (a) of sub-clause (1.) insert the following paragraph: - " (aa) by omitting paragraph (k) and inserting in its stead the following paragraph: -

(k)   pensions and attendants' allowances paid, and payments of a like nature made, under the Repatriation Act 1920-1956, the Repatriation (Far East Strategic Reserve) Act 1956 or the Seamen's War Pensions and Allowances Act 1940-

1955;';".

Senate's amendment No. 2 -

After clause 21 insert the following new clause: - " 21a. Section two hundred and sixty-five a of the Principal Act is amended -

(a)   by omitting from sub-section (3.) the words ' Australian Soldiers Repatriation Act 1920-1943 and inserting in their stead the words ' Repatriation Act 1920-1956 or under the Repatriation (Jar East Strategic Reserve) Act 1956 '; and

(b)   by omitting from sub-section (4.) all the words to and including the words ' that Act' and inserting in their stead the words ' Any decision of an authority constituted under the Repatriation Act 1920-1956 on any question affecting the right of any dependants of a deceased member of the Forces to a pension under that Act or under the Repatriation (Far East Strategic Reserve) Act 1956







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