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Thursday, 24 June 2004
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Senator TROETH (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry) (1:50 PM) —The Veterans’ Entitlements Amendment (Direct Deductions and Other Measures) Bill 2004 gives effect to a number of minor policy measures that will enhance services to veterans and their dependants. It continues this government’s commitment to improving the repatriation system to ensure it operates as effectively as possible in meeting the needs of the Australian veterans community.

Question agreed to.

Bill read a second time.