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Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (2010 Budget Measures) Bill 2010

Originating house
House of Representatives
Veterans’ Affairs


Amends the: Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to: provide that Australian Defence Force members with British nuclear test defence service are eligible for pensions, treatment and other benefits; lower the age of domicile of choice from 21 to 18 years of age; and cease eligibility for war widow or widower pension for widows and widowers who enter into a de facto relationship prior to claiming the pension; Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986, Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 and Defence Service Homes Act 1918 to provide that certain submarine special operations between 1978 and 1992 will be reclassified as operational and qualifying service; and Defence Service Homes Act 1918 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to reclassify certain service in Ubai in Thailand as qualifying service.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 26/05/10  
Second reading moved 26/05/10  
Second reading debate 03/06/10  
Second reading agreed to 03/06/10  
Third reading agreed to 03/06/10  
Introduced and read a first time 15/06/10  
Second reading moved 15/06/10  
Second reading debate 24/06/10  
Second reading agreed to 24/06/10  
Third reading agreed to 24/06/10  
Text of bill as passed both Houses 24/06/10  
Assent 29/06/10 Act no.: 83 - Year: 2010

Text of bill

  • First reading

  • As passed by both Houses


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (26/05/2010): Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee
  • Committee report (03/06/2010)
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)