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Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (Budget Measures) Bill 2000

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1998-1999-2000

 

 

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

THE SENATE

 

 

Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Budget Measures) Bill 2000

 

 

Schedule of the request by the Senate for an amendment

 

 

 

 

 

(1)     Page 20 (after line 21), at the end of the bill, add:

Schedule 6—Amendment extending veterans’ benefits to members of medical or surgical teams who served in Vietnam

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

1  After subsection 5C(2)

Insert:

Members of medical or surgical teams under the SEATO program

          (2A)  For the purposes of this Act, a person who rendered service outside Australia, in an area described in item 8 of Schedule 2 (in column 1) during the period specified in column 2 of that Schedule opposite to that description, as a member of a medical or surgical team provided by the Commonwealth at the request of the Republic of South Vietnam under the South East Asian Treaty Organisation aid program, is taken to have been serving as a member of the Defence Force while rendering that service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

HARRY EVANS

Clerk of the Senate

 

 

The Senate

27 November 2000