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2010-2011

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

Veterans’ Entitlements Amendment Bill 2011

 

 

( 1 )     Clause 2 , page 2 (at the end of the table), add:

5.  Schedule 4

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

[nuclear test participants]

( 2 )     Page 18 (after line 27) , at the end of the bill, add:

Schedule 4—Nuclear test participants

 

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

1  After subsection 85(10)

Insert:

        (10A)  A person is eligible to be provided with treatment under this Part for any injury suffered, or disease contracted, by the person, whether before or after the commencement of this Act, if:

                     (a)  the person is a nuclear test participant (within the meaning of the Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006 ); and

                     (b)  either:

                              (i)  the Department has notified the person in writing that he or she is or will be eligible for such treatment; or

                             (ii)  the person has, by written document lodged at an office of the Department in Australia in accordance with section 5T, notified the Department that he or she seeks eligibility for such treatment.

[nuclear test participants]



 

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Veterans’ Entitlements Amendment Bill 2011

 

 

 

Statement pursuant to the order of

the Senate of 26 June 2000

 

 

 

 



These amendments are framed as requests because they increase expenditure under a standing appropriation. The effect of amendment (2) would be to expand the class of persons - to include a person who is a nuclear test participant (within the meaning of the Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006 ) - who would be eligible for the Repatriation Health Card - For All Conditions (Gold Card) under the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 .  Amendment (1) is consequential upon amendment (2) and should therefore also be treated as a request.

 

 

 

 

Statement by the Clerk of the Senate pursuant

to the order of the Senate of 26 June 2000

 

 

 

The Senate has long followed the practice that it should treat as requests amendments which would result in increased expenditure under a standing appropriation. On the basis that amendment (2) would result in increased expenditure under the standing appropriation in section 199 of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 , and on the basis that amendment (1) is consequential on amendment (2), it is in accordance with the precedents of the Senate that these amendments be moved as requests.