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Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (International Agreements and Other Measures) Bill 2008


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Veterans' Affairs

Summary

Amends the: Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to: give effect to arrangements for entering into international agreements in relation to the payment of pensions and providing assistance and benefits to eligible persons; authorise the use of funds from the Consolidated Revenue Fund for those purposes; and align the veterans’ entitlements means test with the social security means test; Legislative Instruments Act 2003 to make minor and technical consequential amendments; Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006 to extend the period for which the Commonwealth or Australian Federal Police may be considered as a nuclear test participant for the purposes of the Act; and Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 to make minor amendments in relation to a definition and clarifying compensation matters.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 19/03/08  
Second reading moved 19/03/08  
Referred to Main Committee 03/06/08  
Second reading agreed to 04/06/08  
Reported from Main Committee 04/06/08  
Third reading agreed to 04/06/08  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 16/06/08  
Second reading moved 16/06/08  
Second reading debate 26/06/08  
Second reading agreed to 26/06/08  
Third reading agreed to 26/06/08  
     
Assent 12/07/08 Act no.: 81 - Year: 2008
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes