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Veterans' Entitlements Amendment (Direct Deductions and Other Measures) Bill 2004

Originating house
House of Representatives
Veterans' Affairs


Amends the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 in relation to: direct deduction arrangements; Victoria Cross allowance; automatic grant of income support supplement to age and wife pensioners; calculation of disability pension arrears; partner service pension for Norfolk Island residents; calculation of rent assistance; reduction in pension arrears payment resulting from overpayment of rent assistance and partner’s receipt of service pension; value of financial assets for purposes of deeming rules; clarification of deemed income and actual income from accrued returns on financial assets; means test exemption of certain superannuation assets; income and assets test treatment of small superannuation accounts and private rental income; adjustments to ceiling rate service pension; offence provisions; disposal of income and assets; compensation recovery; and minor and technical amendments. Also contains application and transitional provisions.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 25/03/04  
Second reading moved 25/03/04  
Second reading agreed to 21/06/04  
Third reading agreed to 21/06/04  
Introduced and read a first time 22/06/04  
Second reading moved 22/06/04  
Second reading agreed to 24/06/04  
Third reading agreed to 24/06/04  
Assent 29/06/04 Act no.: 94 - Year: 2004

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory Memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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