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Social Security and Veterans' Entitlements Legislation Amendment (One-off Payments and Other Budget Measures) Bill 2008


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Summary

Amends the: Social Security Act 1991, Social Security (Administration) Act 1999, Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 and seven other Acts to provide one-off payments to certain older Australians, veterans and carers; and Social Security Act 1991, Social Security (Administration) Act 1999, Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 and proposed Veterans’ Entitlements Legislation Amendment (2007 Election Commitments) Act 2008 to provide for concession cards to remain current for up to 13 weeks when the cardholder travels overseas. Also establishes administrative schemes to provide payments in circumstances where the one-off payment regime does not produce an appropriate result.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 14/05/08  
Second reading moved 14/05/08  
Second reading agreed to 14/05/08  
Third reading agreed to 14/05/08  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 15/05/08  
Second reading moved 15/05/08  
Second reading debate 15/05/08  
Second reading agreed to 15/05/08  
Third reading agreed to 15/05/08  
     
Assent 26/05/08 Act no.: 19 - 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

    Bills Digest



    Notes
    • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)